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Owner, Staffing Manager
Kathryn Brashier is Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Snelling of Huntsville. Kathryn and her husband, Paul, acquired Snelling in September 2013 from George Barnes, the owner for nearly 40 years. Kathryn is responsible for the strategic direction and overall management of the firm, and is a member of NASHRM. She studied Accounting and Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. During her career, she has served in customer service and account management roles, as well as Underwriter in the professional liability insurance industry. Kathryn and Paul have two college-age sons and one son in high school. Kathryn enjoys interior decorating and volunteering at Westminster Christian Academy. She is an avid supporter of anything her sons participate in and Duke Basketball. The Snelling mascot is Kathryn and Paul’s rescue dog, Linus.
Paul Brashier, CPA, MBA
Owner, Executive Recruiter
Paul Brashier is Owner and President of Snelling of Huntsville. As an executive recruiter, Paul specializes in assisting his clients with their human capital needs in finance, accounting and executive leadership. Brashier, a CPA (inactive), brings 28 years of business and leadership experience to his role as an executive recruiter. Mr. Brashier previously served in various executive roles, including Chief Financial Officer of a private equity backed technology firm. Paul is responsible for the day-to-day management of the firm. Paul received his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and his M.B.A. from the Manderson Graduate School at The University of Alabama. Paul has three sons and enjoys participating in their sports and activities, and church. Paul is an active member of C12 – Building Great Businesses for a Greater Purpose; Rotary International; Huntsville’s Committee of 100; Finance Committee member for Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce; and serves with the Boy Scouts of America on the Greater Alabama Council Executive Board.
Executive Recruiter, Banking
Wendy Colescott joined Snelling’s banking team following a 10 year career in banking. With over 10 years of experience in sales, and customer service in the financial services industry, she is uniquely qualified to understand the needs of her clients and identify high-performing candidates. Wendy specializes in the recruitment and placement of banking professionals for community and middle market banks in the Southeastern United States. Wendy is a Tennessee native and graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a B.S. in Organizational Communications. She refers to herself often as an accidental aviation enthusiast, because her husband is a pilot and they own an airplane they use to travel and visit family around the country.
Mary Jane (MJ) Gillikin
Executive Recruiter, Material Handling and Power (Former Military and Industry Experienced)
MJ has been in recruiting for over 24 years. She specializes in the placement of talent into the Material Handling and Motive Power Industry. She works with top-performing, industry-experienced candidates, and former Military in the areas of sales, operations, technical, and senior management as it relates to Material Handling and Power Companies. MJ has deep experience working with her clients in the materials handling industry and firsthand knowledge of veterans transitioning, having spent 14 years in the Army as both an enlisted soldier and an Officer. MJ is a graduate of Athens State University and was named National Recruiter of the Year in 2012. She is active with her daughter in several youth programs and supporting the homeless. Her passion is helping people find genuine excitement in their career. MJ speaks conversational Korean and French. Her daily slogan is “Failure is not an option.”
Executive Recruiter, Material Handling Automation
Michele joined the Snelling team after more than 20 years in B2B Sales and Marketing. She specializes in recruiting and placing Material Handling professionals in Logistics Automation coast-to-coast. Areas of focus within Automation include Sales, Business Development, Sales Management, Branch Management, Mechanical Engineers, Project Managers and Executive Management. Her years in B2B sales, competitive drive and integrity-based work ethic contribute to her success helping her clients in the rapidly-growing Automation space achieve their hiring goals. Michele’s ability to build and maintain strong relationships with clients and candidates ensures the highest level of compatibility between company culture and the right professional for each opportunity. Michele is the mother of three college-age children and is active in her church as well as numerous community service programs.
Hollye Hatfield, CTS
Senior Staffing Manager
Hollye leads Snelling’s Staffing Division, and is also a recruiter specializing in administrative and accounting office professionals for temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire placements. She has 20 years’ experience in the staffing industry, and has worked with Snelling of Huntsville for 9 years. Hollye has been recognized nationally throughout her time at Snelling as a Top Recruiter, member of the Million Dollar Club, and Circle of Excellence member. She earned her bachelors in English at the University of North Alabama and her master’s degree in Consumer Science at Auburn University. Hollye also earned the designation of Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist Certification in 2000 and is a member of NASHRM. An avid SEC football fan, she also volunteers with several non-profit groups. Hollye and her husband have two married children, and enjoy spoiling their numerous pets, all rescue animals.
Tammy Pruitt, BSN
Medical Staffing Manager
Tammy is Snelling’s Medical Staffing Manager. She serves our healthcare clients’ clinical and administrative needs for direct-hire, staffing and payroll service engagements. Tammy brings 26 years of combined Nursing and Human Resources experience to the Snelling team. Tammy spent 18 years in cardiac nursing and hospital management. While in hospital management, her teams were consistently recognized for numerous achievement awards and outstanding service. Tammy also brings eight years of service in the Human Resource Management in private industry. Tammy is a native of Montgomery and holds a BSN from Auburn University at Montgomery. Tammy and her husband have three grown children and one grandchild.
Debbie serves as Snelling’s Office Manager. She holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration, supplementing over 25 years of business management experience. Her career includes leading teams in budget management, payroll and accounting support, and facility operations. Debbie’s role focuses on overseeing the daily routines and needs of the Snelling team, ensuring healthy workflow in the office. She also assists with client support and serves as liaison to Snelling’s corporate office. During her time at Snelling, Debbie has twice been awarded with the Best Places to Work Most Valuable Employee award. She and her husband, John, are avid animal lovers, with three rescue dogs and a cat. Debbie and John enjoy spending time with their two grown sons and grandchild.