Our Leadership Team

Aaron Opalewski of Spark Talent

Aaron Opalewski

Founder/ CEO

Aaron is a driven entrepreneur, focused on our purpose of creating opportunities for others. He joined the recruiting industry in 2007. His experience has impacted the performance and profitability of hundreds of companies and thousands of people. Aaron is passionate about the development of people and lives by Sparks core values. He founded Spark Talent Acquisition in the fall of 2013 with Vice President of Sales, Fletcher Kundtz. His mission has been and continues to be to create opportunities across the entire country. He is focused on continuous improvement, personal development, and being different as well as living by the golden rule. Treat people how you want to be treated.

aopalewski@sparktalentinc.com

Fletcher Kundtz of Spark Talent

Fletcher Kundtz

Vice President

Fletcher is an experienced Sales/Staffing Leader with a history of over-achievement in driving revenue growth and client retention. He is passionate about coaching our Sales Executives across the nation in a variety of industries. Fletcher is motivated by building an innovative and solutions/results driven team that exceeds client expectations.

fkundtz@sparktalentinc.com

Joe Peters of Spark Talent

Joe Peters

Controller

Joe is an experienced Controller who enjoys leading the financial side of an organization. He views his role as a daily opportunity to learn and develop not only himself but those around him. Joes ultimate goal is to be impactful enough to his peers at Spark Talent that will be surrounded by a team of independent decision makers who are able to make the right choice but are wise enough to know when to seek assistance.

jpeters@sparktalentinc.com

Nathan Hlavin of Spark Talent

Nathan Hlavin

Vice President of Strategic Development

Nathan has over 16 years of executive experience across various roles including Consulting and Staffing Services, Information Technology, Transformation Services and Innovation. He has experience working with various industries including Manufacturing, Automotive, Retail, Entertainment, Hospitality, and Banking Finance and Technology. He has served as the VP of Strategic /Global Accounts, VP of Enterprise Planning, Director of Delivery, and Managing Director of UK operations. He has led several global practices including Transformation Services and Innovation-as-a-Service. While serving as a member of a corporate Executive Leadership Team, Nathan assisted in setting governance policy and major decisions across a ~$1B enterprise. Nathan’s experience includes working for Ciber Global, Chrysler, and EDS. He sits on several non-profit organizations and has served on a university Board of Regents.

nhlavin@sparktalentinc.com

Ryan Sobieski of Spark Talent

Ryan Sobieski

Vice President of Recruiting & Development

With a strong passion for innovation and technology, Ryan is a results-driven leader and strategist with over 15 years of experience; impacting the performance and profitability of small – medium sized organizations. By focusing on and driving human development/empowerment, he has helped create and implement structure through HR initiatives, operational change and execution of high-performance teams to accelerate sustainable outcomes. Ryan is a firm advocate in accountability and development. Much of his success has been driven through family, friendships, strong mentors and relationships. Ryan believes that everyone has the direct ability to impact outcomes – it merely depends on personal mindset and decision making.

rsobieski@sparktalentinc.com

Allie Spegel of Spark Talent

Alexandra Spegel

Director of Team Member Experience

Allie currently oversees Sparks Team Member Experience team, which drives all Human Resource and client service initiatives. Since joining Spark almost 5 years ago, Allie has performed virtually every function within the team. To say that Allie is “people-driven” would be an understatement. She is generally one of the first team members to take on new initiatives to help support the companies culture. It’s a rare occasion to see Allie not full of energy and passion. That same passion does not stop with company growth as she is a big advocate in external volunteer efforts and lending a helping hand to anyone that asks!

aspegel@sparktalentinc.com

Tim Davis of Spark Talent

Tim Davis

Director

Tim is a strategic thinker and passionate leader, who is well read, well rounded, and well liked. He is a frontrunner on the Spark team, who also coaches others in the art of observing and understanding client needs. In his role at Spark, he is a reliable source where clients will get consistent solutions to their staffing requirements, working as a partner to grow those businesses.

tdavis@sparktalentinc.com

Alexa Garavaglia of Spark Talent

Alexa Garavaglia

Team Leader, Payroll

Alexa has been with Spark Talent for almost 4 years and has worn multiple hats since joining in 2015. She started her career supporting the front desk and administrative functions and has quickly advanced her career into other areas within our Team Member Experience Team. Currently she is the Team Leader of Payroll and oversees one of the most important functions of our business. Her strengths lie in process improvement, efficiency gains, technology enhancements and striving to ensure our team members are paid correctly! She is a tremendous team player and is always willing to provide support cross functionally.

agaravaglia@sparktalentinc.com

Cody Hanson of Spark Talent

Cody Hanson

Team Leader, Skilled Trades Recruiting

Cody is one of the original team members to join Spark at its inception. He has played a tremendous role in helping drive growth through development and creating opportunities. In his 5 years with Spark, he has recruited in multiple areas, primarily focusing on light industrial and skilled trades recruitment. Currently he is a Team Leader of skilled trade recruiting and enjoys identifying top talent for the clients we support. During his free time, Cody enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 daughters.

chanson@sparktalentinc.com

Kate Scarth of Spark Talent

Kate Scarth

Team Leader, Technical Recruiting

Kate is a strategic and forward-thinking leader, with more than eight years of experience identifying brand opportunities and impactful talent. She prides herself on her ability to foster meaningful relationships with her team, candidates and clients, resulting in a higher level of trust and commitment. She is passionate about career development, innovation and emerging trends. When Kate’s not recruiting, she enjoys traveling, live music & theater and exploring Detroit.

kscarth@sparktalentinc.com

Kristin LaPointe of Spark Talent

Kristin LaPointe

Team Leader, Professional Recruiting

Kristin has 5+ years of combined experience in sourcing, talent acquisition and personalized career services. She has a proven track record of placing qualified candidates for organizations nationally within the automotive, aerospace, construction and financial industries. Kristin is passionate about connecting candidates with the right employment opportunity using a personalized and thorough recruiting strategy.

klapointe@sparktalentinc.com

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