Director of Client Services
Lauren Di Blasi
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Recruiting Support Specialist
Staffing Coordinator Intern
John Snellings is a serial entrepreneur who has founded 12 companies in a variety of industries throughout his career. Having started his first company at age 19, John has 20+ years of experience in the recruiting industry. Along with his business partner John Smith, he founded PeerSource back in 2011. Born in KC & raised in rural Kansas, he still cheers for the Chiefs, Royals, and somehow the Dallas Cowboys. When the weather gets "bad” and the snow flies from November – January, you’ll often find that John is pheasant hunting along some country road in the plains of Kansas or South Dakota.
John Smith is a serial entrepreneur with 30+ years of experience starting, leading and driving businesses. Since 1983, John has grown his business holdings from a single Denver based Accounting & consulting firm to a group of companies designed to solve a variety of client problems. Services offered include PEO/Co-employment, HR and Payroll Services, Tax, Audit, Investment/401k management, Technology Recruiting, Office/Clerical & Light Industrial recruiting, Managed Services, Real Estate, Leasing, Professional Insurance Services, etc. Combined company revenues are in the hundreds of millions of dollars and growing quickly. A native of Colorado, John loves to get out on golf courses at home and around the country to chase that little white ball down the fairway!
Cory Blackwood brings over 20 years of accounting and financial leadership experience to the PeerSource team. He has held CFO and Controller positions in several small to mid-size business in the healthcare, retail services, franchising, light manufacturing and wholesale distribution sectors. With an early career in Operations and Supply Chain Management, Cory takes pride in being able to help companies and people build synergies between Finance and Business Operations. A Colorado native and avid sportsman, Cory and his family enjoy all things outdoors, from hunting and fishing to gardening and camping including the occasional beach vacation when the schedule permits.
Trevor Richards currently serves as the Director of Client Services at PeerSource. He not only has his hand in the recruiting operations cookie jar but he also builds and maintains relationships with our clients. His passion is the technology industry, beginning with his Bachelors in Information Systems from UC Denver to joining PeerSource as a junior technology sourcer back in 2013. Other than technology, he loves both playing & watching sports and can often find him at any Colorado-based sporting event cheering on the home team.
Jonathan is a Business Development Manager with PeerSource. His passion is to meet and build strong, long-term professional relationships with hiring leaders and the candidate community. Jonathan's number one focus as a PeerSource BDM is understanding the specific job requirements of our client hiring leaders we serve and the candidate's we represent. Getting those details right is the only path to genuinely successful placements for both. When not working, Jonathan enjoys spending quality time with his wife and dogs, cooking, golfing, and waiting for football season. Jonathan and his wife support no-kill animal rescues and feed our children charities.
Samantha Snellings is the Social Media Manager at PeerSource and a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Last summer, she interned for senior White House correspondent, John Gizzi, in Washington. She attended the daily White House press briefings, wrote articles, and only occasionally got in trouble with the Secret Service for stepping on the president’s lawn. She is passionate about her faith, journalism, entrepreneurship, traveling, and politics.
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Chandra Richards currently supports our CEO and staff from an administrative capacity. She is originally from a small town in Iowa and after moving to Colorado and going to Culinary school, she found herself in the recruiting industry working alongside her husband! She is a self-identified beer snob, loves her 2 cats, and spends her waking hours embroidering and listening to true crime podcasts.
Chris Snellings has been involved in the recruiting industry for the past 18 years. She is the much better-half of John and has been a participant in his entrepreneurial endeavors. Chris is our Payroll Manager and a full-life cycle recruiter with experience in technical, medical, oil and gas, accounting, and executive recruiting. As well as being a busy mom of four, she is currently finishing up her degree that she started at Kansas State University where she met John. Go Cats! Chris loves building relationships, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Franco Burgos is a well-seasoned Technology Recruiter that has joined the PeerSource team to attract the right talent for our clients. His background is in Information Technology and has a Bachelors in Computer Engineering from the University of Central Florida. Recruiting for him is a very satisfying career since it makes an impact on people’s lives, both for the candidates and for our clients. In his spare time, he likes to work out and do a little Latin Dancing.
Jessica has spent her entire professional career in human resources/training and development. Jessica is most passionate about helping people find opportunities that pose a significant improvement over their current situation, whether that be professional development and growth, an increase in compensation, or better work life balance. Jessica holds a PHR and comes from the startup realm. She is part of our Florida team, has two little boys and one girl, and loves Disney.
Erika Eiland has 10+ years in recruiting with the last 8 years focusing in the technology industry. She is passionate about changing people’s lives and impacting businesses by providing the right candidates. She is also very competitive and enjoys winning. She is a part of our Florida team. She has a degree in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida, but she stumbled upon the recruiting industry after graduation and never looked back. Outside of the office, you can find Erika on the beach, spending time with her family, or enjoying a day at Disney.
Melissa Darke has spent 23 years in the recruiting industry, with the past 4 years as a Business Development Manager. Melissa is passionate about connecting with people, helping others achieve their goals, loves client relationships and finding the right candidate for her clients. Melissa is originally from Florida and moved to Colorado after college. Now, she spends a lot of time between Florida and Colorado as both of her kids compete nationally in all three events waterskiing. In her free time, she loves being in the mountains skiing, hiking, and biking OR on the beach paddle boarding, kayaking, and watching beautiful sunrises and sunsets. In the fall, you will find her watching college football on most Saturdays as she is a true blue Florida Gator- she loves SEC football. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as traveling and exploring new destinations.
Karrie McCorkle is currently a Talent Acquisition Specialist at PeerSource. She recently graduated from Regis University with a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and Management. Additionally, she obtained her M.S. in Organizational Leadership. She is a Colorado native and enjoys the diverse weather that our great state Colorado has to offer. Her favorite place to explore in Colorado is Glenwood Springs. Karrie enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and spoiling her two huskies.
Kylie Arnold is the Talent Acquisition Specialist at PSN Staffing, the shared services arm that supports PeerSource and Nextaff Healthcare. She studied Nursing at Colorado Christian University and has years of experience in pharmacy and geriatrics. She joined the team in May 2021 because of her growing interest in business and technology. She loves spending time with her kids, going to church and exploring the hidden wonders of Colorado.
Cynthia is a Recruiting Support Specialist at PSN Staffing, the shared services arm that supports both PeerSource and Nextaff Healthcare. From an early age Cynthia jumped into recruiting and started paving her way as a Light Industrial Recruiter and Staffing Manager in the Phoenix area. 12 years later she supports new offices launching into Healthcare staffing throughout the US. Her favorite pastime is off-roading and taking road trips.
Jamie Wage is our Staffing Coordinating Intern and a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying psychology (Go Badgers!). Jamie enjoys camping, taking her dog Layla to the park, and trying different breweries and wineries in different cities around the US. She is hoping to learn quickly and adapt to take advantage of her short time at PeerSource this summer.
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WHY WORK WITH US?
As a company where our product is people, we strive to foster a culture that enables our internal team to be the best that they can be. We are a group of excellent recruiters that works as a true team while helping each other succeed. We have a diverse nationwide client base that always keeps us busy, as well as a support staff that allows you to focus your time and efforts on doing what you do best. If you want to join a high-performing recruiting team, contact us today!
Our Class A Denver office takes up the entire top level of the building and comes with an onsite gym, fully stocked snack center, a shuffleboard table, and unlimited Cheez-Its! We offer a full line of health, dental, and vision benefits as well as a 401(k) match, Amazon recognition awards, free Netflix, and out early on Fridays.
ABOUT OUR OWNERSHIP GROUP
Our ownership is made up of a group of seasoned entrepreneurs that have collectively launched well over 30 companies during their careers. Co-Founder John Snellings is a 20+ year veteran of the staffing and recruiting industry having launched, acquired and sold various companies over the years. He and fellow Co-Founder John Smith are owner/partners in not only PeerSource, but also in several Nextaff healthcare staffing firms around the US and their own talent development company (think a mix of Incubator / Service Delivery for recruitment) called PSN Staffing.
John & John, now each on the backside of 40 years old, have a goal to identify, fund (the majority), and help mentor other would-be staffing entrepreneurs specifically in healthcare. In addition to helping PeerSource become an Inc. 5000 “Fastest Growing” private company 5 times, John Snellings/PSN Staffing opened 4 new Nextaff locations around the US in 2021 and plan to continue their expansion as quickly as they find qualified partners. We’re always looking for Talent and Leadership, what our founders affectionately call “DRIVERS", to help them expand their focus in the staffing marketplace. Feel free to contact us directly if you or someone you know might be a good candidate.