Liz Kreft: Celebrating Two Years at Schechter Reed

Few things about March 2020 can be described as serendipitous, but Schechter Reed hiring Liz Kreft fits the bill. Two years ago, just before the pandemic began, Lori Reed met Liz at their daughters’ volleyball game. Lori quickly realized that Liz’s business experience, ability to read people, and sense of humor made her the ideal candidate for a recruitment role.

Liz’s career began in the bustling world of software sales during the high-tech boom. She was constantly traveling but when she had kids, she couldn’t imagine sustaining that lifestyle. In 2003, Liz left the workforce to care for her children. When she considered re-entering years later, it was a struggle to find a sales job that offered work/life balance. She needed someone from a different field to take a chance on her, and Lori Reed did just that.

Liz’s ability to connect with people makes her the perfect candidate for recruiting. Her humor puts people at ease, and they start to open up. Instead of reducing candidates to a set of skills and experience, she discovers their story, their superpowers, and their aspirations. That approach allows for good quality matches at Schechter Reed, unrestrained by quotas. Liz and Lori share those human-centered values, making them the perfect team.

One testimonial of her expertise comes from Tristan Tatum-Marshall, a candidate whom Liz recently recruited, interviewed, and placed. “Simply put, Liz gets it. I constantly chat about my experience with Schechter Reed. Liz made what is typically a stressful process enjoyable. I was hired at an amazing company that I am thriving at today, even receiving a promotion within my first 100 days. I give a lot of thanks to Liz for believing in me. I am forever grateful.”

We are grateful she is part of our team. Happy 2nd anniversary, Liz!

Searching for Angel Brunner’s Executive Assistant

Angel Brunner is a San Francisco native who bought into the D.C. story and has transformed underdeveloped areas like NoMa into job-creating communities. Since 2008, her company EB5 Capital, has raised over $800M from clients in 65 countries and has created over 35,000 jobs.

Angel spent several hours discussing this search with me. Her entire company is committed to finding the right Executive Assistant for Angel and I look forward to speaking with anyone who has a history of excellence in executive support.

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Current Opportunities in the Washington DC Area

Executive Assistant, Reston, VA | $80-$90K

Award-winning tech company seeks a business-savvy Executive Assistant for one of its beloved leaders. This highly-visible role in the corporate office of a publicly-traded firm is vacant due to a promotion and a unique opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment where curiosity, initiative, and efficiency are rewarded. Complex calendar management, meeting/logistics coordination, confidential information dissemination, expense reporting and a varied day of meaty projects and tactical to-dos are typical. Proficiency in MS Office, 5+ years of executive-level administration and favorable professional references required.

Recruiting Coordinator (Contract to Hire), Northern Virginia | $24/hour

Unique opportunity to learn recruiting from one of the area’s largest employers in the “apprenticeship” role. Candidates must have natural strengths in organization, communication, follow-through, and detail-orientation. Initial job centers around the candidate experience, scheduling interviews, initiating background checks and drug screens, generating offer letters, onboarding support and ad hoc projects as needed. Requirements include MS Office proficiency (Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint), solid professional references, and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. Successful Recruiting Coordinators will be trained/mentored in best practices for sourcing, screening and interviewing candidates with the goal of moving into a full lifecycle recruiting role within 6-12 months.

Executive Assistant/Chief of Staff, Bethesda, MD |$100K+

Newly-created role to support one of the most exciting investment professionals in the world. High-performing startup environment in need of day-to-day tactical and substantive support for its Founder and CEO. Shift seamlessly between personal and professional life coordination, scheduling dinners, events, and travel. Heavy calendar coordination, process improvement and acting as an ambassador for the company and the CEO. Interface externally with high-profile clients; anticipate problems and opportunities to remain “one step ahead”; troubleshoot computer issues, video conferencing and other last-minute hiccups with a cool head. Work collaboratively with two other administrative professionals, delegating and mentoring where necessary. Show genuine curiosity in the business to maximize involvement and understand the “big picture” and the supporting details.

Please reach out to Lori to learn more.