We are a team of executive recruiters with years of experience specific to recruiting for Finance and Accounting roles across all industries. Our women-owned company builds and cultivates robust relationships, which 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.
The secret to Charlene’s success of 16 years at J2T and nearly 30 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 into 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."
+ Charlene loves hard rock and roll and has two English bulldogs! She loves watching live bands and has a love for the old Hair Bands. Her favorite bands at the time are Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch, Asking Alexandrea and Hellyeah. Recently she went to see Texas Hippie Coalition & Puddle of Mud live.
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, her two teenage daughters, and two very active dogs. She loves everything that outdoor Colorado has to offer and enjoys travel. Her next big adventure is a family vacation to Italy.
As a proven recruiter with over eight 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 working with senior-level accounting and finance candidates and works extensively to accelerate their careers.
"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 and Packers. In the off-season, they enjoy skiing and spending time with their three children. Don't mess with Kady!
After graduating from Northeastern University with a B.A. in Finance and Accounting in 2005, Adam kicked off his career working for Fortune 500 companies. After almost a decade in finance, Adam pivoted into the rewarding career of recruiting where he has been successfully representing the market’s top accounting/finance talent and the region’s best employers since 2015. As a finance and recruiting veteran, Adam knows first-hand the caliber and technical expertise necessary to successfully recruit and hire the best accounting and finance professionals coupled with a broad and diverse client lens to positively guide careers. Adam enjoys helping Montana businesses thrive in the local community by recruiting the top accounting and finance professionals to help them grow.
“As a recruiter, I serve accounting and finance professionals who desire to grow in expertise and opportunity, gain new experiences, increase their financial trajectory, and break into exciting industries and organizations. I serve clients in identifying and securing candidates and employees they may not otherwise have access to allowing them to elevate, grow, and thrive. It’s very rewarding knowing that with each successful hire I’m helping multiple people improve their lives and careers.”
+ Adam was born and raised in Chicago but has since moved to Bozeman, Montana, where he spends his free time goofing around with his three-year-old and hiking all over the state.
Shanna began her career in the recruiting industry in 1995 after graduating with her Masters Degree in Management from The University of Colorado at Denver Graduate School of Business. She enjoyed early success, rapidly ascending the corporate ranks with a global Fortune 500 staffing firm in Denver. Shanna has a proven track record of consistently focusing on the needs of the candidates she works with to help them find the best fit in their next role. She joined J2T shortly after it’s inception in 2001 and after a hiatus to manage a family business, she now serves the finance and accounting industry with her diverse experience, professionalism, education in business, and passion for finding the right chemistry between candidate and client.
“It is exciting for me to work with candidates to help them understand what their next career move should be, assist them in finding that role, and then watch them thrive! I am so proud to work with the amazing J2T team to help candidates’ career dreams come alive.”
+ As many Coloradans do, Shanna believes in working hard and playing hard. She loves traveling with her family and friends, here in our beautiful mountains, to a sandy beach, or overseas to explore a world beyond her everyday. She also enjoys skiing, hiking with her beloved black labs, paddle boarding, and playing tennis. Being a native of Colorado she counts herself lucky to have had the opportunity to cultivate long-term, meaningful relationships with friends and colleagues in the area. After 50 years of Colorado living, Shanna moved to Bozeman, MT, giving her a unique lens and network to both markets we serve.
With over 6 years of experience within the staffing industry, Dustin brings knowledge of multiple industries to J2T’s recruiting team. An entrepreneurial mindset and competitive spirit are what make him unique and help create lasting professional relationships.
“I’m a firm believer in making the recruiter experience feel like a personal experience and not transactional. When I learned that was one of J2T’s core values, I knew this was the right place to work. As part of a team who wants to see everyone succeed, from employees to candidates, to clients, the results reflect in the industry.”
+ Dustin is a husband and father of two daughters. When he isn’t recruiting, he can be found deep in his love/hate relationship with fantasy football, finding a new taco shop, or in the kitchen trying new recipes.
Amanda is an organizer and caregiver by nature giving no surprise that her career path led her down the Executive Assistant role. She brings to the table 15+ years of experience providing thorough and skillful administrative support. She prides herself on being an expert in maintaining excellent attention to detail and strives to be an indispensable part of the organizations she’s partnered with. Amanda recently joined the J2T team to provide excellent service to our top-notch recruiters to help with the daily administrative duties so they can focus their time on making better connections with their clients and candidates.
“With a passion for service, joining a well-rounded established team of successful recruiters has given me the drive to be even better at what I already do. I get to go to work every day helping make their lives easier so they can help others in the path to finding their perfect “career” home. It’s truly an amazing collaborative team to be a part of.”
+Born in WI and raised in AZ, in 2017 Amanda decided to quit her job, move away from her family and friends, and set out to Colorado where she fell in love with the fall and winter seasons with no plans to return to the heat of AZ.
Melissa joined J2T six 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. Six years later, her Flex division has grown to a fantastic team of four 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 from AP/AR to staff accountant.
"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 who has been seen in galleries in both the Santa Fe and RiNo Arts Districts in Denver.
With 20 years of talent management and development experience, Kim brings a new perspective to the recruiting space. Having spent most of her career helping managers, leaders, and individuals develop their skills to improve both business and personal performance, Kim brings a coaching and strategic mindset to the recruiting process. As a member of J2T Flex, Kim is well-positioned to help companies meet their talent needs while providing professionals the career guidance needed to achieve their goals.
“I’m thrilled to be part of such an energetic, focused, and high-performance team. My co-workers at J2T are a joy to work with, I continue to learn from them every day. As a recruiter, I love that I’m given the opportunity to continue my passion of helping both businesses and individuals grow, develop, and perform at their best. What a great place to be!”
+ Having settled in Colorado over 25 years ago, Kim loves the blue skies, mountains, and all Colorado has to offer. However, recent travels have her dreaming of the stunning food, wine, and cobblestone streets of Italy.
Stuart brings over eight years of recruiting expertise to J2T Flex, predominantly agency, and he knows how to get it done! With a deep accounting and finance network in Denver and Boulder, close to a decade in the making, Stuart has been through the highs and lows of an ever-changing economy in Colorado and the shift from employer to employee-driven markets many times. His clients and candidates rely on this knowledge and understanding to guide both parties to a win-win while never taking advantage of a hot or cold market. Stuart’s sweet spot and continued success is predominantly focused on Staff Accountants, GL Accountants, AP/AR, Payroll (Specialists to Managers). He is well versed in both contract, contract to hire, and direct hire recruiting and his clients appreciate the flexibility and good counsel he always provides.
"Recruiting allows me to engage with people of all different walks, which is something that I really enjoy. Connecting them with the right career fit while also improving a client’s team and team morale is just the icing on the cake."
+ Stuart has called Colorado home for the last ten years and resides in Denver with his wife and two dogs. He enjoys all things outdoors and music-related. Stuart is an avid Alabama Crimson Tide fan, but please don’t hold that against him.
Abby spent more than 15 years as an accomplished teacher and coach in Bozeman, Montana, and is eager to bring the knowledge and skills she cultivated in the classroom and on the field to her recruiting and client management role with J2T. In addition, Abby has been in a support role with J2T for the last decade. She brings a deep understanding of people and managing outcomes and is prepared to help individuals and companies reach their goals.
“Timing is everything, I have been blessed to be a part of the J2T community with a support role over the years, and I love working as a recruiter with such an amazing group of professionals.”
Abby has lived in Montana for the last 20 years. She enjoys being outside and being around beautiful lakes with her husband and kids. Abby loves learning about new cultures and meeting new people from all over the world. She has backpacked to over 40 countries.
Arielle joined J2T in 2021 to provide support to the ever-growing Flex division. After working as a recruiter for several years, Arielle switched to business support where she excels at creating blueprints for business processes. She has a love for data and analytics and is excited by the behind-the-scenes work that helps push business forward.
"For me, what's most exciting is being a part of a business that holds transparency and team collaboration in such high regard. It's clear that team input is considered a valuable contribution and that J2T as a whole is always looking for ways to evolve into a better version of itself."
+ Arielle was born and raised in Southern New Jersey but has been in the Denver area for ten years. She’s an avid kayaker, self-proclaimed history buff, pork roll & cheese connoisseur, as well as a book enthusiast.
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 was raised in Colorado and has lived in Montana for the last 15 years. She teaches in the College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Montana State University (Go Bobcats), and loves all things Colorado and Montana, including fishing, hiking, camping, and skiing. She can usually be spotted with her two dogs, traveling with her nieces and nephew, or on her front porch swings with friends.
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 25 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.”
+ Jll has lived in an RV twice, amounting to more than 150 days with her husband and four children while traveling the US. Some favorite stops along the way were nine of our National Parks including; Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Glacier, Denali, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, and Arches.
Lauren hails from Belgrade, Montana, where she grew up at the base of the Bridger Mountains. She embodies an entrepreneurial spirit that was enhanced during her time at Montana State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business management with a minor in Latin American studies and a Master of Science in Innovation and Management. During her time as a student, she was fortunate to meet one of the founders of J2T, Julie Scates, thus beginning her connection with the company. She is the Communications and Marketing Specialist at J2T, where she organizes communication rhythms, supports others in daily operations, and facilitates branding, marketing, and content creation. This position provides an avenue for her passion for writing and enriching relationships. She is deeply rooted in J2T’s core values of authenticity and honesty and enjoys wearing multiple “hats” within the company. Her bucket-list items include touring the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, and taking an immersion trip to Chile to experience Latin American culture firsthand.
“The team at J2T is unmatched in its level of trust, emphasis on learning, and focus on excellence in all areas. I am grateful that my team shows up every day with a mindset to enrich the lives of those we serve and to make a difference in our communities. As the Communications and Marketing Specialist, I am elated at the opportunity to help others become aware of the outstanding services J2T provides.”
+ Lauren is an avid baker - While in graduate school, she baked for her program on a weekly basis.
Jordan is J2T’s SEO and IT Specialist. He writes, edits, and optimizes blog post articles to educate the internet on the world of finance and accounting while also making J2T more visible. Jordan has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in Business Management and Innovation. This combination of technical and soft skills allows him to excel in various ventures, from entrepreneurship to music production to product design.
“Working with the J2T team is a great pleasure. Writing for the J2T blog has been a wonderful learning experience; I have greatly improved my SEO skills during my time, and I look forward to continuing!”
+Jordan loves the outdoors; when he’s not working or creating, he’s likely to be in the mountains. He was born and raised in Billings, and now lives in Bozeman, which allows him to enjoy nature to the fullest.
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.