Our Team

Don Ancona
President tel/text: (505) 715-5238
Don has over twenty 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 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
Steve Freeman
Senior Vice President, Search Consultant, Construction tel/text: (505) 395-5560
Steve came to Sandias Executive Search over 12 years ago with over 20 years in outside sales and management, recruiting and training some of the top salespeople in the wine Read More
Mike Chavez
Vice President, Construction tel/text: (505) 395-5667
Mike Chavez joined Sandias Executive Search 10 years ago. Mike is part of a vanishing breed in New Mexico, “Born and Bred”. He has spent all of his 38 years Read More
Gene Cantrell
Search Consultant, Construction tel/text: (505) 395-5596
Gene came to Sandias Executive Search with over 25 years in retail sales and management experience, recruiting and training some of the best in the Managers in the retail field. Read More
Jon Burquest
Search Consultant, Construction tel/text: (505) 369-3955
Jon Burquest came to Sandias Executive Search with more than 16 years in Recruitment plus another 10 in various Sales roles. He was named Regional Rookie of the Year his Read More
David Crossland
Account Executive tel/text: (505) 910-4963
David came to Sandias Executive Search with 23 years experience in Industrial Goods sales and management  where he excelled in sales through relationship building and partnering with his customers. David Read More
Elise Turner
Search Consultant, Banking 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
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. She brings her aptitude for identifying needs, creative solutions, and sheer determination. Jodie and Read More
Jason Clay
A New Mexico native, Jason came to Sandias Executive Search with over 15 years of experience in the Hospitality field. With years of experience in management and business consulting he Read More
Woz Flint
Manager of Administration and Data tel/text: (505) 910-4966
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 recent 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 Read More


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