Leadership

Tom Gimbel

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Tom Gimbel is founder and CEO of LaSalle Network, a national staffing, recruiting and culture firm. LaSalle has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies for 12 years, Fortune’s “Best Companies to Work for in Chicago” and “Best Medium Workplaces,” Forbes’ “Best Professional Recruiting Firms,” Inc. Magazine’s “Best Workplaces” list, and Crain’s Chicago Business’ “Best Places to Work in Chicago.” 

Individually, Gimbel is an honoree of Staffing Industry Analysts’ “Staffing 100” award, which recognizes influential leaders globally within staffing, among Crain’s Chicago Business’ “Notable Leaders in HR,” and to Crain’s “40 Under 40” list, when younger. He was also inducted into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. 

With over 25 years of industry experience, Gimbel is an expert on corporate growth, hiring, culture and management/leadership, contributing to Inc., Fast Company and The Wall Street Journal. Gimbel also appears frequently on CNBC and in The New York Times, Fortune, Crain’s Chicago Business, among others.  

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Maureen Hoersten

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer for LaSalle Network, Maureen Hoersten is responsible for driving and managing new and existing business, as well as overseeing our recruiting functions.

Originally hired as a Business Development Manager in 2003, Maureen was an early leader in developing LaSalle Network’s suburban presence. Growing key clients in the retail, entertainment, business services, food and beverage and healthcare industries, Maureen has placed more than 3,000 job seekers with some of the best small, medium and large sized businesses.

Maureen has an uncommon depth of knowledge in staffing and recruiting having been in the industry since 2003 and working with startups and Fortune 500 companies.

In 2016, Maureen was honored as one of the Chicago Business Journal’s Women of Influence.

Maureen has a BA from The University of Iowa.

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Sirmara Campbell

Chief Human Resources Officer

Sirmara Campbell has over 20 years of experience in the staffing and recruiting industry, starting her career at LaSalle Network shortly after its inception in 1998. Sirmara is an experienced human resources professional whose expertise lies in helping LaSalle Network maintain a healthy and productive company culture. She is also certified as a professional in human resources. Over the past 20 years, Sirmara has assumed roles in accounting, operations and human resources.

Sirmara was recognized on Crain’s Chicago Business’ 2020 list of Influential HR Leaders, by Workforce Magazine as a Workforce Game Changer and by the Daily Herald Business Ledger among its list of Influential Women in Business.

Sirmara has a BA from Columbia College Chicago.

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Lawrence Casas

Chief Financial Officer

Lawrence is a Certified Public Accountant, with over 20 years of experience in the staffing and recruiting industry.

Prior to joining LaSalle Network, Lawrence owned a practice specializing in part-time controller/CFO services, as well as providing accounting and tax services. Previously, Lawrence was a chief financial officer of a technology services firm in Chicagoland. Prior to that, Lawrence spent over six years as a controller in the staffing industry.

As the Chief Financial Officer of LaSalle Network, Lawrence oversees all aspects of internal accounting and is responsible for financial management and reporting, process and procedures and financial and business analysis. Lawrence was recognized with the Daily Herald’s CFO of the Year in 2013.

Lawrence graduated with a BS in Accountancy from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Krisi Rossi O’Donnell

Krisi Rossi O’Donnell has extensive experience in the staffing and recruiting industry, and has placed professionals in technology, accounting, finance and executive leadership positions.

She is responsible for managing the internal process for identifying, qualifying and placing candidates, as well as helping to strategize the expansion and growth of LaSalle Network. 

Krisi started her career at LaSalle in February 2004 as a junior project manager. She has earned numerous internal accolades, and throughout her tenure has been promoted six times.

Krisi has a BA from St. Louis University. 

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Kevin Roeder

Vice President

Kevin joined LaSalle Network in 2016. He was hired to launch our sales recruiting practice which he quickly grew to service some of the biggest names in consumer-packaged goods.

Throughout his tenure, he’s been promoted three times, and currently oversees a number of our direct hire recruiting teams in Chicago, including Sales, Marketing, Technology Services and Accounting & Finance.

Kevin holds a BA from Miami University 

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Alan Jagnandan

Vice President

Alan joined LaSalle Network in 2005. He began his career at LaSalle as a Business Development Manager. Today, he is responsible for growing key accounts, and focuses primarily within the consumer-packaged goods space, supporting Fortune 500 companies and smaller.

Alan regularly speaks to the jobs market and hiring trends with ABC Chicago and Fox Chicago.

Alan has a BA from Iowa State University

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Lauren Breslin

Vice President

Lauren started her career at LaSalle Network as an entry Business Development Manager in 2011. Since then, she’s had six promotions, and today is the Vice President of Sales, leading a team of 20+ sales professionals who are partnering with organizations across the country to connect them with temporary and direct hire talent.

Lauren holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame.

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Devan Hines

Vice President

Devan started her career at LaSalle Network as a Project Manager in 2011. Over her tenure, Devan has achieved six promotions to her current position as Vice President, Recruiting. Devan currently oversees a number of LaSalle Network’s temporary and direct hire recruiting teams in Chicago, including Administrative, Call Center/Customer Service, Human Resources, Accounting and Finance, and Supply Chain. Devan was also a recipient of The Daily Herald Business Ledger’s “Women of Influence” award.

Devan holds a BA from the University of Iowa.

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Jody Kasza

Vice President

With over 20 years of workforce solutions and staffing industry experience, Jody oversees all suburban recruiting groups and efforts, specifically working with the staffing and recruiting teams located in LaSalle Network’s Oak Brook and Schaumburg offices.

Jody has a rich background in staffing and recruiting, having assisted in the development of workforce solutions for thousands of clients. Throughout her career, Jody has overseen all facets of the RPO business, including strategy and execution.

Jody holds a BA in Human Resources from Loyola University Chicago.

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Jessica Schaeffer

Vice President

Since joining LaSalle Network in 2011, Jessica has supported LaSalle Network’s hiring, culture and marketing/communication efforts and has been quoted in Fast Company, Forbes, as well as featured on FOX Good Day Chicago, ABC Chicago and WGN Morning News.

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