I founded Paradigm Staffing in 2001 and have been recruiting in the public relations industry since 1997. At Paradigm, my focus is new business development, marketing and client relations. I also co-founded and manage Hoojobs, the niche job board we launched in 2010 for the PR, communications, and social media industry.
I started my recruiting career at Management Recruiters International, where I established a new market niche in the Enterprise Software industry focusing in marketing, public relations, and sales positions. I also served as the Branch Manager of a temporary staffing agency, Select Personnel.
I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations at Montana State University. I’m fluent in Spanish. I also write a public relations and recruiting blog at LindsayOlson.com and a bi-weekly column for US News and World Report’s On Careers blog
I joined Paradigm Staffing as Partner in 2004 after building my own recruiting agency, Downs & Associates. At Paradigm, I manage the public relations and communications recruiting practice and support the search efforts and relationships with many of our clients across the nation. I co-founded Hoojobs with Lindsay in 2010.
I began my recruiting career with Management Recruiters International, where I was responsible for growing the electronics and networking division. I placed engineers, operations, marketing and sales professionals at all levels.
I graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a concentration in Public Relations. I volunteer with a local non-profit organization, working on fundraising and managing its local awareness and public relations efforts.