Business Development

As a Business Developer, Karen is instrumental in reaching out to companies in the Twin City area, discussing staffing needs with hiring managers.  Karen started with Vision in March of 2010, and has since earned her Certified Staffing Professional (CSP) certificate.  She came to Vision with over 15 years of sales experience and three years of staffing industry experience serving the banking and printing industries.   Karen earned two degrees from St. Cloud State University.

Karen states, “It’s a thrill being able to assist a company with their staffing needs and having our Staffing Specialists find the right fit.  When we hear our employees were instrumental in the growth of a company’s bottom line, we feel proud in knowing that our staff could provide such a service.”

What do you really do at work: It all starts in our department, Business Development. We put our focus on you, the hiring manager. We are here to save your company time and money. We want to find results to fill your staffing challenges, as your company grows and demands continue. We can be considered a partner.

What do you love about your job: Learning about the business of my clients, building relationships with them, touring their facilities to see their work in action, and most of all, being able to fulfill their staffing needs. It’s fascinating to see all the different types of businesses right here in our own backyard, all making Minnesota tick.

Your secret ambition: I want to become the next Jim Brandenburg of the Minnesota photography scene. I would love to start showing my photography in art and coffee shops, just need to find time to promote my work.

Favorite sport: Football, I’m a HUGE Packer fan (12 years ago was a Vikings fan and am MUCH happier after making the change!

Favorite Movie(s): Transformer movies – GREAT special effects.   The Bourne series – suspense and action.  Favorite feel good movie is Under a Tuscan Sun, and I like the new Sherlock Holmes movies for the mystery, action, and humor.