The Illinois Search and Staffing Association is proud to welcome new Board Member, Jon Jelinek. Jon joins us from his post as Senior VP of Sales and Marketing at Wunderland Group. We look forward to working with Jon and his ISSA team this year, promoting membership and engagement in our great organization!
I started my career in the staffing industry in May 2008 working as an individual contributor before moving into various leadership positions over the past 10 years. I currently work for WunderLand, an award-winning digital, creative, and marketing services firm that helps companies of all sizes elevate their customer experience using flexible engagement models from traditional staffing, to managed projects and fully outsourced solutions. In my current role at SVP of Sales & Marketing, I am accountable for overall sales performance, the profitable achievement of our sales goals, and for aligning sales objectives with our business strategy.
I joined the ISSA as a volunteer before moving into a Board position focused on growing and retaining our members & partners. Joining the ISSA board was an opportunity for me to not only increase my industry knowledge but also allow me to meet leaders, network with like-minded professionals, and begin to develop new relationships. Additionally, I wanted to give back to the industry that has afforded me so many great opportunities over the years.
I live in the Western Suburbs of Chicago with my wife, Laura, our son, James, and our dog, Nala. Becoming a Father has undoubtedly been the most rewarding aspect of my life, even with the occasional challenging and seemingly never-ending days. In my free time, I enjoy reading, investing, spending time with family & friends, and getting into the latest Netflix TV series. I am also trying to pick some new hobbies, mainly trying to become more efficient at fixing things around the house although this also has its drawbacks – the ‘honey do’ list continues to grow.