Karen J. Gast

 

KAREN J. GAST

Executive Recruiter

Email: kgast@allianceomaha.com
Cell: (402) 672-2531
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/karengast

As an independent recruiter affiliated with Alliance Enterprises, companies enlist Karen Gast when they need her experience and expertise in finding the right talent for their organization. 

Based in Omaha, Nebraska, Karen primarily works with companies in western Iowa and eastern Nebraska.   She handles a variety of searches – including Sales, Marketing, Accounting/Finance, Engineering, Purchasing/Supply Chain Management, IT, Executive Administrative Assistants, Human Resources/Training and key Executive Level positions.

Every company has their own culture.  The challenge facing companies is to find the right people for their organization.   The right candidate does not only have the desired skills, experiences, and background: the right person must have 1) the right “cultural fit” and 2) the right “internal networking fit.”

Karen’s recruiting emphasis centers on being client focused, which includes learning about the hiring company, the position, and the challenges that will be faced, to ensure full satisfaction from both the hiring manager and the candidate.  She is also aware that her work impacts people’s lives.  Thus it is critical to know the candidates’ experiences, expectations, and goals to ensure a successful hire and career. 

Her client companies view her as a partner, a trusted resource, and a confidante.   While Karen will bring a structured, defined approach to recruiting, she will also bring the flexibility needed and will tailor the recruiting process to each client’s specific needs, rules, and guidelines.

Karen’s varied background is one of the reasons for her success.  She has worked for Fortune 500, as well as family owned companies.  She has managed multi-million budgets and multi-site locations, dealt with process improvement and cost reduction initiatives, and managed multiple departments - operations, sales, service and accounting/audit/collections.   Karen was recruited to be a recruiter in 2007.  She is respected for her ethics, hard-work, strict respect of confidentiality and passion for helping people.