Our Team

Steve Freeman
Senior Vice President, Search Consultant, Construction tel/text: (505) 395-5560
Steve came to Sandias Executive Search more than 14 years ago. Previously he spent more than 20 years in outside sales and management, recruiting and training some of the top Read More
Elise Turner
Director, Banking and Finance tel/text: (505) 465-8210
Elise Turner relocated from the snow-covered land of Minnesota to our sunny New Mexico.  She brings with her 20 years of executive experience from the Fashion Industry as well as Read More
Gene Cantrell
Senior Vice President tel/text: (505) 395-5596
Gene came to Sandias Executive Search with more than 25 years’ experience in retail sales and management, having recruited and trained some of the best managers in the field. His Read More
Jon Burquest
Director of Recruiting – Midwest tel/text: (505) 369-3955
Jon Burquest came to Sandias Executive Search with more than 16 years’ experience in recruiting, plus another 10 in various sales roles. He was named Regional Rookie of the Year Read More
Mike Chavez
Senior Vice President tel/text: (505) 395-5667
Mike Chavez joined Sandias Executive Search 12 years ago. Mike is part of a vanishing breed in New Mexico — born and bred. He has spent all of his years Read More
Jodie Douglass
Search Consultant, Construction tel/text: (505) 910-4989
Before joining Sandias Executive Search Jodie had 20 years of experience in broadcast media account management. Now specializing in placing Impact Players in commercial construction in northern California and Nevada, Read More
Paula Ancona
Managing Partner, Search Consultant, Banking, Accounting, Finance tel/text: (505) 395-2077
Paula has been specializing in placing bank, credit union, accounting and finance professionals in Southwest markets large and small since 2008. She works with candidates in a wide range of Read More
Greg Joyner
Executive Recruiter tel/text: (505) 910-4966
Greg came to Sandias Executive Search with over 25 years in Operational Leadership in several national companies. As a New Mexico native, growing up in a small town in southern Read More
Woz Flint
Manager of Administration and Data
Woz is an Ohio native who made her way to New Mexico for a job in sales in the Fall of 2009. With entrepreneurship in her bones, she left her Read More
Tyler Hamilton
Administrative Assistant
Tyler Hamilton, a transplant from North Carolina, comes to us with diverse employment experience. While attending Wake Technical Community College, Tyler spent time working with children, as an administrative assistant Read More

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