Chicago, Milwaukee (hc)

Chicago, Milwaukee (hc)


Scott Blajszczak
Project Consultant

Currently a senior in the Loyola Quinlan School of Business majoring in International Business and Finance. Scott is a hard-working and determined individual who is bilingual (Polish and English, conversational in German). He achieved placement on the Dean’s List for his first seven semesters at Loyola, while achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher in each semester plus delivered a cumulative GPA of 3.8.  He is also part of the Sport’s Management Club at Loyola due to his a strong interest in sports.

Scott is a tremendous asset to any and all teams.  Already, he has stepped up to take responsibility for engaging clients by documenting deliverables, developing charters, service level agreements, and statements of work, designing the requisite templates and processes for writing each document.  He has been instrumental in developing marketing materials including promotional step sheets, a corporate brochure, and a client presentation slide deck for Auxin Group.  In a short time, he was promoted to Team Lead of the Chartering project team and now oversees the writing of charters, SLAs, and SOWs.

Chicago, Milwaukee (hc)


Danielle Boreczky
Auxin Project Manager

Danielle has a Masters in Education with Higher Education Administration experience as well as educational leadership experience as a professional and a volunteer. She has over 25 years of program/project/event/volunteer management experience in education and nonprofit organizations. Two years ago, Danielle became involved with Auxin Group. She has since successfully taken on numerous leadership roles with Auxin, while also volunteering at her children’s schools and holding a board member position for her school district’s educational foundation. Auxin Group provides her opportunities to work on a team and contribute her skills to a truly unique organization. Not only is Danielle utilizing the knowledge she received from her M.Ed, she is expanding her skill set with the help of the development training Auxin offers. In her free time, Danielle enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

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Bethany Edmonds
Project Consultant

Bethany is currently a full-time student in Milwaukee pursuing her Bachelors in Accounting. Auxin has been beneficial in her insertion into the professional world, as well as a great opportunity for her to become more confident in her chosen profession, both individually and as a team member.

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Rebecca Etnier
Project Manager

Rebecca has worked in human resources for over 17 years, and received her MBA from the University of Iowa. She spent the majority of her career with John Deere, where she gained experience as a recruiter, generalist, manager, and project manager. She also has experience as an HR consultant, working with clients in the areas of recruiting, outplacement, compliance, etc. Rebecca is passionate about project management and process improvement work and is excited to be a part of the growing Auxin team.

Chicago, Milwaukee (hc)


Kelly Greffin
Auxin Project Manager

Kelly Greffin brings a wide variety of veteran leadership experience and project management skills to the Auxin team. During her 12 years with American Express, Kelly sharpened her human resources experience by designing and implementing key strategic processes and procedures, improving efficiency, productivity, and profitability. Kelly brings her high energy, results-oriented leadership to Auxin to exceed our clients’ expectations delivering quality results. In her free time, she loves to travel, cook and frequent fine dining establishments to fill her foodie needs.

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Kristine Guidici
Auxin Project Manager

Kristine has been in the hospitality industry for 25 years. She has worked in restaurants, hotels and private clubs during that time, with her last job being the Membership Marketing Director at The Chicago Yacht Club. She brings a strong knowledge of marketing, sales, event planning, and member services to Auxin. Kristine is excited to grow with Auxin and take on new and challenging team projects.

Chicago, Milwaukee (hc)


Nina Handeland
Auxin Project Manager

Nina was an HR professional for 13 years at a Fortune 500 company when she left to raise her family. Over the last several years, she has taken active leadership roles at Auxin, while also volunteering at her children’s school. Auxin Group provides her the opportunity to contribute her skills to a unique organization while working on a collaborative team of professionals. Not only is Nina thriving on the development and training that is offered, but it also allows her to reignite the learnings she gained from her MBA.

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Sandra Hull
Project Manager

Sandra earned a B.S. from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana campus. She has a Civil Engineering and Project Management background with experience in the transportation field and expertise in water treatment operations, as well as contract development and implementation in the public sector. While taking time off from engineering to raise a family, Sandra and her husband started a successful real estate investment company. Sandra’s goals while working for Auxin are to gain current professional experience and to expand her knowledge in new industries. This is realized by working with an educated and talented group of people from various backgrounds on a variety of projects.

Chicago, Milwaukee (hc)


Kim Hindman
Project Manager

Kim has over 10 years of Human Resource Professional experience. She has extensive knowledge in Workforce Relations, Internal Controls and Project Management. Kim’s holds her B.A. in Psychology from Indiana University and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management. Kim’s past experiences have proven her ability to collaborate and work closely with business partners and stakeholders. Auxin Group will provide her an opportunity to work in a collaborative team environment as she re-enters the workforce.

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Shari Hanneman
Project Manager

Shari has a unique set of skills and experiences which bring value to every project she works on. She spent 15 years in the retail industry, touching on every level of business management while being responsible for over $10M in profitable sales annually.  After completing a Master’s Degree in Economics and Public Policy from Marquette University, Shari embarked on a second career in governmental relations and advocacy leading a nonprofit organization focused on child safety legislation at the state and federal levels. Auxin Group now allows Shari to focus her talent and energy on research and analysis to advance the collaborative team effort that supports our clients.

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Molly Henke
Project Consultant

Molly is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration and a General Business Minor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is also seeking an entry level position upon her graduation in May 2017. In the future, she does plan on obtaining her Master’s in Business Administration.  Auxin has been beneficial in her insertion into the professional world, as well as a great opportunity for her to become more confident in her chosen profession, both individually and as a team member.

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Julie Jacobson-Ruby
Project Manager

Julie earned a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Purdue University. She is an experienced human resources professional who has spent over 12 years working in various HR roles, most notably with RR Donnelley and Standard Textile, where she held director-level roles and focused on employee benefits and compensation. After taking some time off to volunteer and raise her family, she returned to work in 2015 as an Associate with Auxin Group. She is focused on project management, communication, collaboration, and on-time delivery.

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Danielle Klee
Project Manager

Danielle holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, with an emphasis in Human Resource Management. She spent the last 12 years as a General Manager for a high-end residential remodeling firm where she was charged with opening the first stand-alone division. Her management roles included sales training, HR and payroll management, operations management, process flow, and budget and P&L management. Danielle was also charged with creating and implementing Microsoft Dynamics into the organization. Danielle previously worked in the automotive industry managing Human Resources.

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Jennifer Krause
Auxin Project Manager

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John Kotsiantos
Project Consultant

John’s a college associate at Auxin, having recently completed his junior year at Loyola University Chicago, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics. He previously held a sales internship at EMC Corporation last summer and is actively involved in his fraternity and Greek student association at Loyola. He considers himself a very worldly person, having been to over 15 different countries and has studied abroad in Rome in July 2016.

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Brian Legatzke
Project Consultant

Most recently, Brian was a legislative intern for Senator Mark Kirk’s office.  Previously, Brian has worked for Fabbrini Law Group assisting with legal and marketing tasks. He has held various leadership roles within his college fraternity, as well as other organizations. Brian looks forward to gaining development and project experience during his time as an Associates with Auxin Group.

Chicago, Milwaukee (hc)


Jennifer Lindberg
Project Manager

Jennifer’s previous work experience includes over 12 years in the technology and automotive industries. She has had progressing responsibilities in the areas of sales, account management, logistics, event coordination, and customer service. While working full time, she completed her MBA at Loyola University Chicago. She is excited to grow with Auxin Group and continue to develop her executive management, event planning, and project management skills. She also hopes to expand her knowledge and gain expertise in the online, digital and social promotional space. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

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Megan McCarthy
Project Manager

Megan began her career working in sales, marketplace intelligence, and knowledge management groups at a global human resource consulting firm. Her responsibilities included collecting and transferring information and tacit knowledge, conducting competitive and marketplace research and analysis, managing a global internal knowledge base and leading internal cross-functional projects. After taking time off to raise a family, Megan has since worked in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries with responsibilities including managing medical office administrative and facility-related operations. Megan has also gained leadership experience through her volunteer work, which included founder, director, and board member positions. Megan is looking forward to strengthening her current skills, as well as taking on new learning opportunities with the dynamic team at Auxin.

Chicago, Milwaukee (hc)


Janice Merkin
Auxin Project Manager

Janice’ past experience includes significant contributions in non-profit development, adding to improved results and organizational effectiveness. She was able to accomplish her results through special event planning, leadership and execution, fundraising, grant writing, and corporate and community outreach. After several years off, she is excited to be given the opportunity to develop new skills and meet other working women at Auxin Group.

Chicago, Milwaukee (hc)


Tracy Meyer
Auxin Project Manager

Tracy has been a leader for several creative initiatives throughout her career. She has managed projects for several businesses, including website build-out, brand identity, advertising, sales, process mapping, and logistics. Her attention to detail, high-energy, and diverse thought motivates her peers at Auxin to think outside of the box. Previously, Tracy leveraged her education in business and design by selling advertising to small and medium-sized businesses for Donnelly RHD, Ameritech, and SBC, where she handled more than $1 million in sales annually. Her management, sales, and marketing experience, and leadership skills that have proven invaluable to the Auxin team.

Chicago, Milwaukee (hc)


Mary Pat Miller
Project Manager

Accomplished senior manager with a passion for connecting people and ideas. Gained experience through a diverse blend of international and domestic sales and operations successes in Fortune 500 firms including W.W.Grainger, Rubbermaid and Revlon. Skilled in a consultative sales approach that builds and develops customer relationships leading to consistent sales growth. Professional with a strong sense of integrity and someone who embraces an all-hands-on-deck approach to supporting each other and the organization.

Chicago, Milwaukee (hc)


Rebecca Misius
Auxin Project Manager

Prior to raising children, Rebecca was the Classified Sales Manager for Hanley-Wood, LLC. She handled the business to business advertising sales for three trade publications in the commercial construction market. She hopes to gain new exposure and experience with Auxin Group by working virtually with other professionals to develop her skills.

Chicago, Milwaukee (hc)


Lorri Olson
Project Manager

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Stephanie Platt
Auxin Project Manager

Stephanie earned her Bachelor of Science at Oregon State University and spent her early years working in international business before transitioning into the insurance industry. After enjoying a successful career with The Standard, Stephanie took time off to raise her family. She became very involved in the non-profit sector and was a founding board member of several non-profits, holding executive, general and chairperson positions. Stephanie is well versed in leadership, board development, project management, fundraising and event planning. Having just moved to the Chicago area after four years living in Switzerland, Stephanie is looking forward to refreshing her skills and taking on new professional learning opportunities with the dynamic team at Auxin. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys traveling, skiing and tennis.

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James Straus
Project Consultant

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Melissa Van Pelt
Auxin Project Manager

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Jennifer Vanacora
Project Manager

Jennifer’s business experience is mainly in the sales/service area. She worked for her father’s manufacturers’ representative company, Gemini Sales Company, for many years, starting as the midwest territory representative, moving into management of the entire 12 state territory, and ultimately gained ownership of the company. After successfully reorganizing Gemini Sales Company, she negotiated its sale in 2013. Jennifer also owned and operated a retail clothing store for 2 years, before deciding to close the doors and spend more time with her children. She is now contributing her business talents to Auxin Group and is excited to utilize Auxin’s continuing development programs to improve upon and attain business skills. In her free time, she likes to do anything outdoors.

Chicago, Milwaukee (hc)


Sue Beauseigneur
Auxin Alumni

Sue has over 20 years of print production and advertising experience. She has worked with several agencies in the Chicago area, in all facets of advertising production. For the past 10 years, she has been working at a Business to Business Telemarketing Firm, specializing in data services and CRM management. Sue is excited to bring her skill set to Auxin Group and is intrigued by the organization and its success this far.

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Stephanie Howard
Auxin Alumni

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Katherine Costis
Auxin Alumni

Katherine started her career in the optical industry, profitably managing professional and retail operations. She transitioned into the commercial insurance industry as an account executive. With Wells Fargo, she successfully managed a very large portfolio before taking time off to raise her family. Katherine has taken active leadership roles volunteering at her children’s school. She currently holds a board member position of a Chicago chapter non-profit. She is technologically savvy, well versed in asset management, fundraising, administration, and is fluent in Polish. Katherine enjoys collaborating with the diverse and talented Auxin Group, the flexibility it offers, as well as the robust opportunity for continuous professional development.

Chicago, Milwaukee (hc)


Dora Cuatt
Auxin Alumni

Dora is self-aware, extremely motivated, and invested individual focused on the improvement and growth of an organization. As an efficient communicator, she transforms incomplete and confusing information into a cohesive story. She is creative and enjoys collaboratively brainstorming with groups and teams, all the while managing an independent workload. She values effective time management and thrives on creating deadlines for herself as they help keep her on track and accountable. She successfully multitasks and effectively balances multiple schedules. She balanced working 2 to 3 part-time jobs and taking 15+ credits throughout her entire college education and successfully graduated in 4 years with a university transfer after her Freshman year. She also managed multiple certifications throughout her various employment endeavors over the past 7 years, allowing consistent lateral transfer of supervisory positions. She is a creative problem solver; when a problem occurs she quickly recovers and moves forward utilizing all factors and data available to create a solution. With a background in conflict management, She is able to professionally handle even the most difficult and unruly clients. She believes that criticism and conflict can be constructive. As a young professional she is invested in starting her career and is currently in search of a full-time employment opportunity where she can utilize and improve the above-mentioned skills and qualities.

Chicago, Milwaukee (hc)


Susan Daly
Auxin Alumni

Susan Sailor Daly has been a television news reporter, district congressional aide, banking and trust associate, and a sales representative for mainframe computer software testing and consulting company, Compuware. She has lived in the Chicago area for the past 23 years, utilizing her communications skills within various volunteer organizations. She enjoys the flexibility that working at Auxin provides, along with the opportunities for professional development and increasing her technical skills.

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Melissa Hull
Auxin Alumni

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Jody Karagiannis
Auxin Alumni

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Kerry Herman
Auxin Alumni

Kerry’s career has progressed from her role in corporate IT as a Systems Programmer, Re-engineering Analyst, and Data Administrator, to other leadership and board member positions in volunteer organizations, to owner and Operations Manager of her own company. Now as Team Lead, Kerry brings her high energy, leadership, and project management skills to Auxin Group. She looks forward to expanding her professional experiences and working collaboratively with a diverse and dynamic group of professionals.

Chicago, Milwaukee (hc)


Alex McDaris
Auxin Alumni

Alex is a graphic designer, with a passion for advertising, social media and creating exciting content. She holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees from Iowa State University, in Graphic Design and Advertising. She has worked for a wide variety of companies, from small startups such as Festy Besty, (an apparel retailer), to large corporations such as ACH Food Companies. Alex has experience in everything from print and packaging design to copywriting to advertising campaign creation.

Chicago, Milwaukee (hc)


Jill Mark
Auxin Alumni

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Amy Marino
Auxin Alumni

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Derrick Morgan
Auxin Alumni

Derrick provided skill, tact, and expert project leadership for many client-based projects within his tenure at Auxin Group.  We are so happy that he has accepted a full-time position as an Associate of Defined Contribution Services at Dimensional Fund Advisors.

Chicago, Milwaukee (hc)


Alex Morgan
Auxin Alumni

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Dixie Swartwood
Auxin Alumni

Dixie has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and a Minor in Art History. She has taught art intermittently from college on and was a connected, working musician throughout her time living in Chicago. Dixie brought her creative, artistic talent to the Auxin Group/HR Morgan Consulting over 3 years ago. She has lead and project managed numerous projects over that time. Her attention to detail, people skills and diversity makes her a valuable Associate at Auxin.

 

Chicago, Milwaukee (hc)


Nikki Stricker
Auxin Alumni

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Michael Wellings
Auxin Alumni

Michael is scheduled to graduate from Texas A&M University in December with a Marketing degree. He has previously held two amazing internships – one was within the financial technology company, Kasasa, and the other was for the advertising agency, Branding Iron Management.  Michael is an asset to our program as he adds a unique perspective to the creative content creation for our clients’ project needs.  He delivers, remains focused, and provides perspective.  We are lucky to have the time he shares while he also focuses on his coursework during his final semester at Texas A&M.  We are thrilled that his talents are part of our team!