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Penda brings over 30 years of experience leading client-focused workforce solution projects, project management, and staff augmentation teams. She is responsible for maintaining a profitable revenue stream while building market share in various industries such as construction, healthcare and information technology. Through her leadership, PAI has successfully completed over 25,000 engagements in a wide range of disciplines and has achieved annual sales of $15 million.
Penda is a member of various community boards and conducts numerous philanthropic endeavors. She holds a B.A from the CUNY Baccalaureate Program and an MFA from Columbia University.
Talent Acquisition Director
Denis brings over 20 years of staffing industry and corporate recruiting, and business development experience to the PAI team. Prior to joining Penda Aiken, Denis served as Director of Corporate Recruitment at Arrow Security.
Jeffrey (Jeff) Shlager
Talent Acquisition Manager
Jeff brings to Penda Aiken over 25 years of experience in the recruitment industry. Having formerly created and built a boutique recruitment company with specialties in finance/accounting, creative/technical, legal and administrative staffing, he has previously developed staffing programs for leading investment banks and law firms including Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.
Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist
Earlene has over 17 years of experience as a recruiter and account manager for Fortune 100 companies, government sector, and non-profit organizations. She has successfully placed workers in various positions ranging from clerical to analysts and accountants. At PAI, Earlene focuses on the construction and disaster recovery industry, placing project managers and other professionals.
Earlene volunteers as a community worker at her local church, providing food for the less fortunate, as well as supporting the church’s Executive Board. Earlene holds a B.A. degree from Brooklyn College.
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