Goldie has a diverse background working with many different types of businesses and services. She has worked in technology product management & product marketing, architecture & design, and skincare development & manufacturing prior to joining Renaissance. Goldie has learned that what goes around, comes around.
Renaissance placed Goldie in her first job after she moved to Phoenix back in 1995! She is pleased to have joined the team as our Business Development Manager. Goldie’s main role at Renaissance is focused around building relationships by finding solutions to the challenges of others.
Overachiever: Goldie is passionate about art, theater, music, and travel. Goldie goes overseas yearly to experience new cultures and meet new people. She has traveled to over 30 countries–many of them numerous times. Traveling is her passion, she loves to immerse herself in different cultures. She says her experience traveling has given her a greater understanding of different cultures which has made her more successful in her role at Renaissance.
Biggest Thrill: Riding an elephant through the jungle in Thailand
Favorite Place: Tanzania’s Serengeti
Favorite Valley Restaurants: Mastro’s, Houston’s & Pizzeria Bianco
Zoe is a new addition to Renaissance, she filled our Operations Coordinator role in June 2017 and has quickly become an important part of our team. Zoe has a hand in behind the scenes work at Renaissance to make sure that our day-to-day runs smoothly. She recently moved to Arizona after studying at Indiana University-Bloomington (Go Hoosiers!). Zoe is originally from Chicago, she keeps in-touch with her Chicago roots through frequent visits to Chicago favorites — Portillos Hot Dogs and Lou Malnati’s Pizza. So far she has loved her time in Arizona and has survived her first summer by spending lots of quality time with her pool.
Overachiever: Zoe has broken in Arizona’s hiking trails by hiking almost 20 different trails in her first year here. On the weekends, you can find her outdoors. She started hiking local valley trails but has migrated up north, finding new favorites in the beautiful Sedona.
Biggest Thrill: Rock Climbing Bryce Canyon in Utah
Favorite Place: Berlin, Germany
Favorite Valley Restaurant: Uncle Sal’s in Scottsdale
Cailean joined Renaissance Personnel Group in 2016 as the Client Services Manager. He previously served as the Southwest Division Manager for a private-education firm that focuses on academic mentor-ship and college counseling. Prior to his move to Arizona, Cailean worked in college athletics as an Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach at Yale University, Valparaiso University and University of the Pacific. He was active in recruiting and admissions at all three NCAA Division I institutions. An avid soccer fan, Cailean is still actively involved in youth soccer coaching in the Valley. In his three years coaching soccer at Yale, the team never lost to Harvard!
Overachiever: Cailean earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management & Organizational Leadership from Illinois College and a Master of Science from Valparaiso University. Additionally, he was a member of the men’s soccer and swimming teams at Illinois College. In 2015, he was honored as one of the Top 30 Coaches Under 30 in the United States by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Biggest Thrill: Zip-lining/Canopy Tour in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
Favorite Place: International – Queenstown, New Zealand, Domestic – Incline Village, NV
Favorite Valley Restaurant: The Dhaba in Tempe or Herb Box in Scottsdale
Kylene joined Renaissance Personnel Group as a Recruiting Analyst shortly after receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Health Policy from Arizona State University. An Arizona native, her tip for survival in the desert heat is to remember that the cost of living is cheaper than most cities and the winters are beautiful!
As an extrovert, Kylene’s favorite part about her job is establishing relationships and helping others succeed. She contributes to RPG by recruiting, screening, and establishing trustworthy relationships with qualified candidates.
Overachiever: Kylene has played the cello for the past 12+ years with a number of youth symphonies around the valley. She also won an Oreo stacking contest in grade school and won free Oreos for an entire year!
Biggest Thrill: Six Flags!!!
Favorite Place: Sedona, AZ
Favorite Valley Restaurant: Los Olivos in Scottsdale, AZ
Yes, he loves coming to work and he participates in most interviews. Fergus never tires of meeting new people. Skype works for the rest of the team, but not for Fergus. He much prefers the petting that comes with in-office meetings.
Since founding the company with Laura Piel in 1994, David has handled both the day-to-day operations and the strategic operational growth of Renaissance Personnel Group. From overseeing internal human resource functions to accounting and payroll, David enables the recruiting team to focus on talent while he implements the tools that help them succeed.
Prior to RPG, David worked in the hospitality and catering industries, and brings that level of customer-focused service to RPG’s clients and vendors. David also oversees RPG’s compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations.
Overachiever: David is an honors graduate of the State University of New York – Plattsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.
Biggest Thrill: After grandkids, the five-day trek to Machu Picchu.
Favorite Place: Any trail in the White Mountains.
Favorite Valley Restaurant: Citizen Public House.
Kendall moved to Arizona from the Midwest for the warm weather and scenic mountains. Before settling in Scottsdale, Kendall worked in finance for a family-owned company that sent her to Tijuana, Mexico numerous times to help reduce their unapplied cash by over $400K. She also taught Spanish to elementary students and was part of the Study Abroad Program in college to Latin America. Now a true Arizonian, Kendall loves to hike, bike, and kayak. She will never forget her roots, though, and continues to support her Chicago sports teams—even named her rescue dog after a Blackhawks player! At Renaissance, she is responsible for a full-desk including both client and candidate development.
Overachiever: Kendall graduated with her bachelor’s degree in marketing and international business and a minor in Spanish from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL.
Biggest Thrill: Cliff jumping in Peru and hiking Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park
Favorite Place: Cathedral Rock in Sedona, AZ
Favorite Valley Restaurant: True Foods Kitchen
Talent matters to Laura Piel, who built a team of corporate recruiters at Renaissance Personnel Group to bring highly sought professional staff members to its client companies and to help thousands of professionals find their next career opportunity.
Communication and business operations served as the foundation of Laura’s career—working in marketing for the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York, and then in management for luxury resorts after moving west to Arizona—but she found her niche in corporate recruitment and founded Renaissance Personnel Group in 1994 on the principles of integrity, expertise and respect.
Laura’s talent for screening and selecting candidates goes beyond traditional recruitment experience: The on-paper skills are important, but finding the right professional to invest in long term requires an understanding of the individual’s core values that are not routinely found on a resume.
Laura applies the same methodology when recruiting for internal needs, and the Renaissance staff is a reflection of her commitment to discovering great talent.
Overachiever: Laura is a member of the prestigious honor society Phi Beta Kappa and an honors graduate of St. Lawrence University. She is a graduate of the Ken Blanchard College of Business’s Executive MBA program at Grand Canyon University, was awarded a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification and is a certified personnel consultant (CPC).
Biggest Thrill: Conquering the Salkantay on a trek to Machu Picchu.
Favorite Place: Niagara on the Lake, Ontario.
Favorite Valley Restaurant: Grassroots Kitchen & Tap whenever she can get out for lunch.
Lauren has been with Renaissance Personnel Group since college graduation in 2005. Starting as an account manager, she was promoted in 2018 to Vice President. Most of Lauren’s role focuses on cultivating and managing relationships with clients and identifying new opportunities within those existing relationships. A key component of success for Lauren is using talent assessments to match candidates within hiring companies and leveraging the results for long-term employee and employer satisfaction. Lauren educates hiring managers on how to identify and engage employees using these assessments and additionally, helps companies facilitate executive team-building retreats to ensure communication and collaboration. Lauren is a Certified Professional Values Analyst, a Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst and a Certified Professional TriMetrix HD Analyst.
Overachiever: Lauren is an honors graduate of Chapman University and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in dance. Additionally, Lauren was recently selected as one of 15 finalists out of 35,000 participants in a fitness transformation challenge with a global health and wellness company.
Biggest Thrill: Getting engaged atop Iguazu Falls in Argentina.
Favorite Place: The gym. The pool. The beach.
Favorite Valley Restaurant: If I’m being “good,” True Food Kitchen. If I’m being “bad,” anywhere with amazing cheeseburgers and sweet potato fries.