Our Team

President
(505) 715-5238
Don has more than 20 years of experience as President of two staffing firms that have received international recognition. Prior to opening an Executive Search firm in Minneapolis, Don was an executive with a Fortune 500 company. He is an accomplished information technology and engineering professional with nearly 20 years Read More
Senior Vice President, Search Consultant, Construction
(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 salespeople in the wine distribution industry. Helping people succeed in life and in business has been Steve's driving goal. Steve Read More
Director, Banking and Finance
(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 her recent venture as owner of an extreme cheesecake company.  Her skills in management, development, design, and negotiation afford her Read More
Senior Vice President
(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 experience includes nine years in one of the largest home improvement store chains in the country and 15 years in Read More
Director of Recruiting – Midwest
(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 his first year in the business. Jon was born and raised in the Minneapolis, MN area but spent 19 years Read More
Senior Vice President
(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 in Albuquerque and has thoroughly enjoyed the changes he has seen in our fair city. With the influx of people Read More
Search Consultant, Construction
(505) 910-4989
  Before joining Sandias Executive Search Jodie had 20 year career in broadcast media.  Now, she specializes in placing Impact Players in commercial construction in Texas.  Jodie brings an aptitude for identifying needs, creative solutions, and sheer determination. Jodie and her two children moved to New Mexico in 2009 and Read More
Managing Partner, Search Consultant, Banking, Accounting, Finance
(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 positions.  She finds it very rewarding to successfully match a client company with its next key player, and to help Read More
Executive Recruiter
(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 part of the state and moving to the big city of Albuquerque, Greg has a unique perspective on people from Read More
Executive Recruiter
(505) 910-4963
Sean came to Sandias Executive Search with 20 years of sales, management, and business operations experience.  Sean was born and raised in New Mexico and lives in Albuquerque with his high school sweetheart and his two children.  Sean enjoys the outdoors, spending his free time fly fishing New Mexico rivers, Read More
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 job in Corporate America after 4 years to launch her own small business as a virtual administrative assistant and ghostwriter. Read More
Senior Administrative Assistant
Born and raised in the great state of Arkansas, Jenny moved across the country to the Land of Enchantment right out of college. After starting her career early in corporate retail, meeting and event management, Jenny moved to non-profit management in 2007 where she worked with executive level leaders statewide Read More

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