Cindy Yared is president and owner of Corps Team Dallas and the voice behind Spot on Talent. After working for more than 20 years in client service and business development as a broadcast sales and marketing executive, Cindy decided she wanted to expand her horizons outside of broadcast media. After discovering Corps Team with Mom Corps, Cindy was attracted to the concept of helping clients grow their businesses by providing exceptional, qualified professionals who get their job done well. Her partners appreciate her honesty, transparency and the energy she and her team put into finding the best fit candidates.
Prior to Corps Team, Cindy was the chief marketing officer for Disiere Holdings in Dallas, where she developed the launch and marketing strategy for a new on-line personal auto insurance product. Before that, she was the national sales manager for Clear Channel Communications in Dallas, where she worked for 11 years selling radio, digital and promotional campaigns while managing eight national offices and 25 sales representatives across the U.S. Before joining Clear Channel, Cindy worked in radio broadcasting sales at a variety of other stations including CBS Radio and Cap Cities/ABC Broadcasting in Dallas and several broadcast stations in St. Louis, MO.
Cindy holds a BBA from Baylor University in business administration and finance. She is an active member of the Baylor Alumni Association, Network of Executive Women and Ellevate. Cindy loves long runs, cooking, traveling and spending time with her husband and two teenagers.
Karen is the new Director of Business Development for Corps Team Dallas. Prior to taking time off to raise her family, Karen was the Regional Manager for Allied Riser Communications where she lead her team covering the Southeastern United States to be the top producing region in the company. Previously, she was a Client Manager for IBM where she worked and managed teams for 15 years selling hardware, software and consulting services in the Telecommunications and Media industries.
Karen has a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College in Marketing and Finance. She serves on the board of National Charity League and is an active member of Jesuit Women’s Auxiliary. She loves to exercise, cook healthy meals, travel and spend time with her husband and three teenagers.
Penni has over 10 years of Human Resource and Recruiting experience. She began her career as a recruiter for Zale Corporation. She then worked in a variety of Human Resources roles with Zale including, but not limited to Recruiting, Training, Internal Placement and Employee Relations. After having her first child, Penni decided to stay at home. During her time at home, she continued to contract with Zale Corporation for the Communications Department as well the Recruiting Department recruiting both field and corporate employees.
In 2011, Penni joined a boutique staffing agency named The Wetstein Group in which she recruited for major start-up companies such as LivingSocial and MainStreet Hub. Penni recruited Sales Representatives, Account Executives and Sales Managers as well as other support and operation staff-level positions. Additionally, she has recruited and sourced for a management consulting firm named DeWolff, Boberg and Associates here in Dallas. Recently, she worked as an Independent Recruiter for two agencies in which she recruited for a variety of positions including Inside and Outside Sales Representatives, Account Executives, Marketing Directors, Marketing Specialists and Recruiters.
Penni earned her BBA in Management from Texas Woman’s University and enjoys traveling and sporting events.
Melissa has been in the recruiting industry for 20 years and loves helping clients and candidates make the right connection. She has worked in both corporate and agency recruiting, placing a wide variety of disciplines and at many levels: IT, Sales, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Administrative, HR and many other skill sets. She has had the opportunity to lead recruiting teams and work with clients all over the globe.
Melissa has built a successful career while raising 3 wonderful children with her husband. They enjoy traveling and hanging out as a family. Many of the clients she has worked with have been start-ups and because of their vision and determination it has opened her eyes to the career possibilities she can see for her children and future generations.
Denise Miller has more than 13 years experience in recruiting. Her areas of expertise include talent acquisition at executive and junior levels; building and managing networks of talent; and a proven track record of recruiting top performers and passive candidates.
Denise spent 12 years with Alexander Proudfoot, a global business process improvement firm, starting out as a consultant. She was quickly identified as a future leader and placed in the company’s management development program. She joined the North American management team as Recruiting Director and then was promoted to Global Head of HR with responsibility for all worldwide recruiting functions. Denise left Proudfoot in 2012 to become an independent recruiter.
Denise holds a business management degree from St. Francis College and a 4.0 GPA. Denise is Jamaican and remains very connected to her community. In her spare time, she enjoys tending to her rose garden and cooking.
Gaby has over 10 years of Human Resource and Recruiting experience. She began her career as an HR Specialist in 1998 for The Associates who was acquired by Citigroup. She then worked in a variety of Human Resources roles with Citigroup including, but not limited to Recruiting, Training, and Employee Relations.
In 2004 Gaby joined Centex Home Equity as a Corporate Recruiter and worked there for 2 years. After having a baby Gaby decided to stay at home. During her time at home, she did some contract work with Right Source Solutions as a Virtual Recruiter.
Gaby enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering and reading.
Julie Porter is our branding and marketing guru. She is the Chief Rocker at Front Porch Marketing. With a passion for blazing new trails and defining brand strategies topped with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and results, Porter is a driven, competitive, lateral thinker who is motivated by partnering with smart business leaders to boost their brands to the next level. Julie’s branding and marketing expertise is diverse.
Working at a boutique, independently owned public relations and marketing agency as well as leading a corporate branding and marketing team for a North American business owned by a German parent company, she blends her corporate, global marketing savvy with her get’er done, roll up your sleeves and do it yourself maverick mantra.
Julie holds an undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University. She joined Corps Team Dallas in 2011. She serves on the Good Shepherd Episcopal School Parents’ Organization Board of Directors and supports many other local and national non-profit organizations. She has an amazing, energetic son and happy, beautiful daughter.