Meet the Largent & Associates
Workforce Solutions Team
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Our business is a team sport. There’s a common goal, and everyone has a specialized role to play. Although each assignment is tailored to individual needs, the Largent & Associates team members share a process and a dedication to the highest levels of communication and service. Meet our team:
Kyle Largent is Principal of Largent & Associates. A Hoosier, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business and began a 20-year career in sales, working in the technology and medical industries. During that time, Kyle received a variety of top-performance awards. Pursuing a long-held entrepreneurial goal, Kyle established his own recruiting firm in 1997. Largent & Associates began as an Executive Search firm in Orange County California. In 2010 Kyle moved the headquarters to the Pacific Northwest, opened a new office and launched an HR Services brand to support small businesses in the region. Outside the office, Kyle enjoys swimming laps and serves on his local homeowner’s board. His true recreational passion is autocross racing a Porsche GT3.
Lisa Shatzkin is a Senior Associate at Largent & Associates and joined the team in 2011. Lisa worked full-time in college to graduate from California State University of Northridge with a degree in Family Environmental Sciences and Business. Prior to joining Largent & Associates, she had an award-winning track record in technical sales, sales training and sales management. Lisa has a passion for helping both clients and candidates find the perfect “match” to take their company or career to the next level. She prides herself in understanding the needs of both parties to make this happen. Lisa manages the Orange County office, and when she is not at work, she and her husband enjoy cheering for their three young daughters at swim meets, cooking for friends and taking SPIN together. Lisa is very active in her community and volunteers for the National Charity League, PTSO and several other local and national charity organizations.
Amber Olstad is a recent addition to our Largent & Associates Team with a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Minor in Human Resources Management from Warner Pacific College. Although she grew up in Vancouver, Amber spent 6 years in New York City as an actress and model. Now relocated to the Pacific Northwest, Amber enjoys spending time with her daughter, husband and friends. Her personal interests include karaoke, swing dancing, roller skating, photography, reading, exploring new restaurants, beach trips, and home decorating/remodeling projects.
Susan Largent enjoys her role as Office Manager at Largent & Associates. Originally a Hoosier, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Indiana University. Combining education with technology early in her career, Susan held multiple roles with educational software teams, most notably Macmillan McGraw-Hill. Her roles emphasized documentation development, project management and customer service. Upon relocating to Southern California in the late 1990’s, Susan continued her career in the software industry in support roles with FileNet Corporation and IBM before joining Kyle at Largent & Associates in 2007. Susan’s personal interests include NPR, travel, art history, doting on family and Skyping with her little granddaughter in Boston.