Sharon Hulce
President
Sharon Hulce is celebrating her 24th year in Executive Search. Sharon founded ERG because she realized that many businesses were hiring based on sound technical “resumes”, but not really understanding the emotional intelligence side of the hire and how that person would integrate into the company and culture. This is the area that ERG excels at and our placement retention rate proves this.

Sharon is a member of Pinnacle Society, The Premier Consortium of Industry-Leading Recruiters in America. Never being one to shy away from new experiences, Sharon has done many things in her 24 years of search. In 2020, Sharon was selected by Forbes to become an Author. Her book “A Well Done Professional Midlife Crisis” is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and the like. She was a “Boss” on Season Five of the Top Recruiter reality film and shares her thought leadership in countless presentations and via her TEDx talk. Sharon is a sought after speaker and is currently working and speaking on Pinnacle Talent – retention, empowerment and succession planning for employees and employers.

Sharon is passionate about her community and demonstrates this through ERG’s gift of pro-bono searches to all local not-for-profits, of which ERG has done 75 to date.

Sharon is active on many community boards. Sharon was the 2019 recipient of the Walter. L Rugland Community Service Award. This award recognizes an individual who over many years has positively impacted the quality of life in the Fox Cities through their leadership.

Sharon is also the 2019 Management Recruiters International (MRI) Person of the Year, an honor that is awarded to a single MRINetwork member who made the greatest contribution to the network during 2019, worthy of recognition as “MVP” of the network. She is also a inductee of the Top Ten AE’s of the Decade, having personal billings over $20 million.
Jenny Bonikowske
Vice President - Administration / Executive Assistant
Jenny Bonikowske has over fifteen years in the Executive Search business. She currently manages the office/IT support at Employment Resource Group along with her duties as Executive Administrator for Sharon Hulce. Her knowledge of the business is unparalleled and she is instrumental in the short-list process of each client.

"I enjoy working behind the scenes to make sure every client and candidate has the information needed to successfully complete their search". Organization and multitasking are Jenny's strengths. Tapping into these skills, Jenny provides outstanding service to colleagues, clients and candidates as an efficient and effective resource for information at any step during the search process.

Jenny has been married to husband Mike for 32 years. They enjoy traveling and like to travel to a new place each year. They have two adult children Danielle and Adam.
Jim Finer
Client Development Director
Jim’s role at ERG is to understand the needs of the clients and to work with his ERG teammates to find just the right talent for the client’s business and strategic vision. Jim has more than twenty-five years’ experience in providing outstanding client service. This experience assists Jim in quickly assessing and understanding culture and the benefit of just that right fit.

Jim understands first-hand the work ethic and passion it takes to excel at one’s craft. From his early days increasing circulation of his paper route to his tenure as an All-American football player at St. Norbert College to his winning a State Championship as a head football coach, Jim has the competitive drive of a winner. He also identifies these same traits in finding great talent for his clients. Jim’s philosophy is “Winners just know how to Win”.

Jim has many proud moments in his career, but the title he is most proud of is dad to his six children and grandfather to five grandchildren. Jim’s hobbies and passions include sports, outdoor activities, travel, and he plays a mean cribbage. As an extreme extrovert, he loves meeting new people.

Cool fact – Jim was awarded a free agent tryout with the Houston Oilers – but was unsuccessful when he attempted to take out Earl Campbell. Probably not one of his better decisions.
Jeff Aspenson
Director of Recruitment - Construction Services
Jeff is our resident expert in all things construction. Jeff worked for sixteen years as a sales consultant in the construction industry. He has vast knowledge working with general contractors, subcontractors, project managers, architects, superintendents, etc. Similar to the people he worked with in the industry; Jeff understands that hard work, integrity, truth and honesty are keys to success.

Jeff uses his down-to-earth, honest approach with people to help them take the next steps in their career goals. By having a sincere interest in making a difference in people’s lives, he has helped to place people in new positions that have been life changing for them.

When Jeff is not recruiting talent at ERG, he enjoys time spent with his family, golf, riding motorcycles and cheering on the Green Bay Packers and Badger sports teams.
Dawn Sonnenberg
Director of Recruitment - Service Division
Dawn brings high energy and creativity to the ERG team along with 25 years of recruiting industry experience. As a Certified Staffing Professional, she loves helping companies grow with having the right staff along with helping candidates get to that next step in their career progression. Passion and persistence helps Dawn never give up. Being a well seasoned veteran recruiter, Dawn enjoys teaching and mentoring other recruiters to be successful.

When not at work, Dawn continues with that “creative hat” doing DIY projects, enjoys entertaining with family and friends, drinking a good pinot noir, watching movies, spending time working in her flower garden, and her favorite is long walks with her Belgium Shepherd and best friend (husband).
Chelsea Hinderman
Director of Recruitment – Service Industry
Chelsea has been in sales and recruiting for several years. In an executive search role within the service division, Chelsea’s goal is to truly understand every candidate she interacts with to get the “full picture” - all the way from their work history to where their true passions lie and how she can help get them there!

Spending time with her boyfriend Chris and her family are on the top of her list for fun. She loves trying new restaurants, being up north (kayaking) and meeting new people – Chelsea never meets a stranger! A recent passion the past couple years has been gardening and landscaping projects around the house.
Jean Blahnik
Director of Recruitment - Construction
Jean brings a lot of great energy to the recruiting industry and our construction practice. Her energy shines through as she is getting to know her candidates. She has a definite can-do attitude which reflects greatly on her desire to help individuals advance their careers. Jean truly takes pride in finding a perfect fit for individuals as well as the clients.

For fun, Jean enjoys spending time with her family. She likes home projects both inside and outside and she loves seeing the end result. Jean spent time fostering dogs until Bella, her pug, chose to never leave. Now in the evening when it is quiet, she reads a book with Bella by her side.
Andy Schneider
Director of Recruitment
Andy has spent the last 10 years in recruitment in a variety of roles, including leadership. Having worked with both clients and candidates, Andy understands how to match corporate culture to candidate’s competencies and passions. He enjoys the process of building relationships with people and helping them find the next challenge in their career. Andy is a natural born “people person”.

Andy lives in Appleton with his wife and three boys who keep him busy and they enjoy living life at “full volume”. Having moved from Minneapolis, Andy is really enjoying being close to extended family. He also loves getting out on the golf course as much as he can. And at 6’7”, he has a heck of a swing!
Calson Bynoe
Director of Recruitment
Calson (Cal) joins ERG with ten years of recruiting experience. Cal’s diverse background of working with both the clients and candidates has enabled him to locate the most talented and passionate candidates that align with a company’s mission and culture. He loves meeting new people (always with a smile!) and helping them turn their heart’s desires into reality. Cal never meets a stranger!

Cal is a proud United States Navy veteran, having served our country in various leadership roles.

Outside of work, he and his wife, Amy, have their hands full with three daughters and a baby boy arriving in October 2020. The family loves outdoor activities, traveling, playing games, and watching movies – popcorn is a must! If he gets personal time, Cal enjoys physical fitness, listening to music – even singing a few notes out loud (we catch him doing this), and trying all kinds of new foods whenever he can, a true foodie at heart.
Laina Wydeven
Director of First Impressions
Laina is amazing at first impressions!! If you call ERG, say hello – you’ll know it’s her because she is so friendly – we constantly get compliments on this!!

Laina helps provide administrative support to ensure proficient office operations. She also supports the team through a variety of responsibilities including researching, editing and preparing presentations.

In her spare time, Laina loves reading and drawing. She is a social butterfly, has never met a stranger and loves spending time with friends and family.
Allison Eggler
Corporate Trainer/Research Specialist
Allison is our local Research Specialist and jokingly is referred to as “better than the CIA”. She spends her days as a member of ERG’s Admin team; searching for the high quality, professional and qualified candidates that clients have come to expect from ERG.

Allison and her husband both serve in the military. She serves as a Lieutenant in the Army Reserves as Personnel Management Officer and appreciates the great opportunity she’s had to serve her country thus far. She takes pride in utilizing her leadership and interpersonal skills to ensure that her soldiers are always trained and prepared for anything.

In their free time, Allison and her husband enjoy hiking, going to the movies and spending time with their families now that they’re back in Wisconsin!
Cameron Wengrzyn
Marketing Specialist
Over the past decade, Cameron has directed the marketing, web, video and creative efforts for several Minor League Baseball teams, a well-known Wisconsin favorite music festival, Mile of Music, and two NCAA universities. As ERG's Marketing Specialist, Cameron is the voice behind the brand, helping to stay connected to clients and candidates across the country. Cameron is a thought leader in the marketing space and if you like something ERG produces, you can be pretty sure Cameron’s creative mind is behind it!

Cameron and his beautiful wife Jenn and daughter Aubrey live in Neenah. As a family, they enjoy exploring the Wisconsin outdoors, doing puzzles and cheering on the Green Bay Packers!