who is wendy

Wouldn’t we all like to know?

I’m Wendy. I’m about as run-of-the-mill as the next person and I’ve grown to completely cool with that. I have a wife, a toddler and a baby on the way. We live in a suburb of the Twin Cities. And, yes, it’s cold here and, sure, it’s where the Mall of America is. Close enough.

I’ve been in the HR field for over nine years. The first four years and 363 days were with a temp agency, where I was a recruitment and placement machine. I wasn’t looking for a recruiting job and most definitely not an HR job, so I’m still not sure how that happened. Perhaps mutual desperation.

I was feeling tapped out, so between nowhere to grow and a giant culture shift that just wasn’t a good fit for me, I found greener pastures and an incredible fit at a Minnesota based financial services organization. I was hired as a recruiter/specialist, moved to a recruiter/generalist and then the HR Assistant Manager. I’d still throw the slash recruiter in that title because someone might have to pry the last open requisition from my cold dead hands.

I love HR. I love people. I love engagement and culture and pride. I love leadership and development and creating those partnerships that make people and organizations successful. I love brains and ideas as much as I love hearts and feelings. I just love it all. And that’s why I’m here.