We are a team of executive recruiters with years of experience specific to recruiting for Finance and Accounting roles across all industries. Our ability to build and cultivate robust relationships is the reason J2T is one of the most buzzed-about executive search firms in Colorado and Montana. We deliver the win-win-win in our placements—our success comes from the enthusiasm and satisfaction of both our clients and candidates.
Stephanie brings over 25 years of experience to the recruiting practice and she has been a part of J2T since January of 2002. As Vice President of Sales, she specifically impacts J2T in the areas of client business development, strategic candidate recruitment and career coaching, and has a significant network of professionals within Accounting and Finance. Stephanie’s focus is in mid-to-high level recruitment as well as contract business.
"Getting to be part of a women lead and run business is fun, challenging and truly entertaining every single day. I love the opportunity to put my own personality and individual style on all the work I do. We work with and for great people and that has created relationships I’ll enjoy and value for the rest of my life."
+ Stephanie lives in Evergreen with her husband of 20 years and her two teenage daughters, but her favorite family member is her Golden Retriever Bode!
The secret to Charlene’s success of 14 years at J2T and over 20 years in the industry, is her consultative approach with clients and candidates, knowing and finding what it takes to make a perfect fit for the candidate and the employer. She began her career with one of Denver’s larger local CPA firms in 1996 where she played an intricate role in launching their Accounting and Finance executive recruiting division. With her thorough, hands-on experience, Charlene possesses great insight on the technical skills needed in Accounting and Finance positions and has a true understanding of clients’ unique employment needs.
"I am blessed every day in working with the most talented recruiters in the industry and changing people’s lives in a profound way."
+ Did you know Charlene loves hard rock and roll! She loves watching live bands and has a love for the old Hair Bands. Her favorite bands at the time is Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch, Asking Alexandrea and Hellyeah. Recently she went to see Texas Hippie Coalition & Puddle of Mud live!
The three words that best describe Emily: Energy. Enthusiasm. Engaging. With 10 plus years at J2T she is sought after and well-known for her affinity to build relationships with both clients and candidates. Candidates implicitly trust her to guide them to the exact right fit in a job. Clients highly value her expertise and ability to save them time and headaches—they know that the resume she sends is quite likely their next great hire.
"I really love partnering with my clients and candidates to help them both find that perfect fit. Nothing makes me happier than helping people advance in their careers or assisting a hiring manager build out their team."
+ Emily is our resident animal whisperer. She has a crazy 5 year old golden retriever, rescued two older cats no one else wanted, and has volunteered with animal shelters and a seeing eye dog foundation.
After successfully navigating the corporate world in companies large and small, Heather joined J2T in 2011 to focus on making lives better. She has implemented a company-wide protocol for successful communication based on: accurate and timely information; an understanding of all viewpoints whether they are based on cultural norms or established procedures; technical acumen; and a genuine desire to make a positive difference on a relationship. This is what informs her process for recruiting Denver’s best talent at J2T and to provide the unified voice of J2T to our clients and candidates.
"My job is so much fun because I get to do what I love most– communicate! I love connecting with candidates and learning what motivates them. Once I align your motivation with your skills and experience, I am fully empowered to advocate on your behalf and connect the best talent with the ideal boss and job."
+ Heather and her family love traveling to new destinations and are currently seeking the world’s best beaches. Most recently they spent time exploring Costa Rica; Belize and Panama are their next priorities.
As a proven recruiter with over 8 years of experience, Kady is an expert in communicating with candidates to help them define a personally and professionally rewarding career trajectory. She has a passion for Operational Accounting and Finance candidates and works extensively on contract roles–she always has the exact right person for a short- or long-term position. Kady has a deep network of readily available contractors to fill in for any reason: busy season, family leave, rapid company growth, and so on.
"As a Recruiter with J2T, I get to connect with finance & accounting professionals and find out what makes them tick – and then figure out how to get them where they want to be! I love the recruiting “puzzle” and figuring out how to make all the pieces fit. J2T is a great place to work because we truly care about our clients and candidates and want an EPIC result for all!”
+ Kady's husband is a former NFL player who spent time playing with the Browns, Packers, and Panthers! In the off season they enjoy skiing and spending time with their one-year-old and three-year-old. Don't mess with Kady!
Melissa joined J2T four years ago as the head of J2T Flex, focused on tackling the contract and temporary side of the J2T business. This played to her creative and competitive nature. Five years later, her Flex division has grown to a fantastic team of five within the already exceptional J2T family! As Division Manager of J2T Flex, Melissa’s highly consultative nature allows her to successfully pair the right people with the right companies (whether it is inside or outside the walls of J2T) time and time again. Melissa specializes in Contract and Temporary Staffing from Clerk to Controller, as well as any and all Operational Accounting roles (AP, AR, Billing, and more).
"Working for an entrepreneurial organization that is founded on trust, relationships, and reputation is a breath of fresh air. I am so grateful to work with such an incredible group of individuals, I can't imagine ever leaving!"
+ Melissa went to college for Fine Art and is an Abstract Artist practicing under her Studio Mel Van D name and can been seen in galleries in both the Santa Fe and RiNo Arts Districts in Denver.
Following a degree in journalism, Monica soon discovered recruiting and quickly realized she’d found her passion. She has the ability to immediately get to know people, and is an expert at the who/what/where/why of recruiting the right person for any role—from contract to direct hire. Prior to joining J2T Flex, Monica worked for a recruiting firm with locations all over the US and consistently ranked in the top 6% of all recruiters.
"What I enjoy the most about my job is waking up knowing it’s completely in my control, every single day, to have a positive impact on someone’s life. This could ultimately be finding the next great hire for a company, a candidate a job, or as minor as taking the time to listen and genuinely collaborating with another to provide a memorable experience.”
+ Monica grew up just outside of historic Gettysburg where she experienced a lot of unexplainable activity in her childhood home, making it a must visit for all her inner circle friends in Colorado. Let’s just say all of those who have traveled for the “experience,” have something to talk about.
Ila is a recruiting powerhouse, and in the last 5 years she has connected over 700 professionals with jobs in the Denver metro area, primarily in contract roles. She sets a high standard for herself, and consistently delivers on her promise of nothing but excellence to her clients and candidates. A call with Ila is a call for success.
“I love recruiting because I get to partner with highly qualified professionals in job searches on both sides of the desk. This has a direct impact on their lives. Quality of job = quality of life, and nothing makes me happier than facilitating fulfilling and exciting career moves.”
A native Canuck, Ila is always ready to travel back to Ontario to see family whenever possible.
Cody is a storyteller by nature and started her career in Marketing and PR, before discovering her knack for recruiting. Her ability to listen, communicate well and ask the right questions have been instrumental in the relationships and trust she has built with both clients and candidates. She is focused on the health + wellness industry and partners with companies who consider the health and wellness of their internal team and the clients they serve a part of their core values.
“Working as a recruiter and being able to help people navigate important transitions in their career while also creating positive growth for clients is what drives me. I’m fortunate to have a job where my performance is dependent on connecting with and helping other people. Every one of my wins is a positive change for the community I serve and I love that.”
+ Cody was born and raised in South Louisiana and feels most at home when hosting and cooking for people she loves. Her go-to meal to cook for friends is a big pot of gumbo and she will debate over how dark a roux should be with anyone willing to listen.
Upon graduating from Colorado State University Julie started her career with an international staffing firm and was fortunate enough to work for several industry pioneers who provided her with ample opportunity to learn, explore and grow. In 2000, Julie, along with her father and sister founded J2T. Twenty-one years later, it’s still a family business. She is an alumni member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization Colorado and a founding member of Vistage Montana. Julie spent the first 35 years of her life in Colorado and moved to Bozeman, MT in 2008 which she now calls home.
“I consider all the members of the J2T organization family – many of whom have been here over 10, 15, even 19 years. They represent the best of the best in our industry and are J2T’s greatest asset. Not only because they are best in class, but because they have the most heart. As such, I work diligently to align the company and myself with people and organizations who share in that core value.”
+ Julie recently accomplished her first “Grand Slam” of fly fishing in Belize, landing a bone fish, tarpon and permit, all on a fly rod, all on the same day. When she’s not fishing, she’s on the tennis courts or exploring all the beauty and wonder of Montana where she resides.
A Denver native, Jll graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. This was the foundation for a diverse career in finance, mergers and acquisitions, non-profit program management, and contract administration which have all positioned her for success at J2T. With more than 20 years of experience in operations and contract administration, Jll manages the business side of the company so the recruiters can focus on doing what they do best. Jll manages the day to day asset management and accounting responsibilities for J2T and ensures that the company continues to prosper.
“J2T is such a unique place to work and I am so grateful for my teammates and our very rewarding work. My team has the privilege of improving the lives of our clients and candidates every day and often at really stressful times in their lives. My contributions improve the lives of my teammates as well. While the operations behind a company may not be glamorous, my team makes me feel appreciated for my hard work every day. We are a very appreciative bunch and I know that is a gift.”
+ In 2018 Jll lived in an RV for 75 days with her husband and 4 children while traveling the western US. Some favorite stops along the way were 9 of our National Parks to include; Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Glacier, Denali, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, and Arches.
Lew Visscher is the founder and driving force behind Lew’s List, sending more than 100 new job openings each month to his group of 11,000+ Finance and Accounting professionals here in Colorado. Lew and J2T have been strategic partners for 10 years. We've collaborated to support the Finance and Accounting community, share market intelligence, refer candidates and clients, administer Lew’s List, and host networking events. Lew was the CFO at Catalyst Repository Systems for over 17 years, successfully guiding the company to its recent acquisition by a large public software company. Lew and his wife Beth love spending time with their 4 daughters and grandson. Always on the go, you’re likely to find Lew on a golf course, a ski run or hiking with family and friends.
"I have worked with J2T and J2T Flex over the last decade because of their unwavering commitment to enriching the lives of professionals in the Finance and Accounting community. J2T has been very helpful and I am grateful they reached out all those years ago to ask how they could help Lew's List thrive."
Lew has been and continues to be very active in the community; most recently he's been involved in the Denver Chapter of New Canaan Society - a faith-based men's organization.
Melissa is the anchor at J2T at the last 9 years, keeping everyone on the team grounded and organized. With over 15 years of experience in the corporate world at successful companies both large and small, Melissa brings her skills in writing, research, organization, and communication to enhance J2T’s mission of providing unparalleled and exemplary customer service.
“I absolutely love working with my team at J2T! I look forward to my workday because of the amazing group of people I get to work with."
+ Melissa has moved four times in just four years!