Our Team

We know staffing because we've lived it.

Before we started Carex, we sat on every side of the table — operating as vendors, clients, and consultants. Our past experience has everything to do with the way we do business today. No two candidates — or partner organizations — are the same, so you’re not going to find any cookie-cutters here.

What you will find? A group of hiring experts, who go above and beyond to understand the people, skills, and personalities needed for a specific project, role, or fit within a company.

Here's What We Believe

Our Guiding Principles


Careers and great teams need to be nurtured in order to grow — so we treat your career path or hiring needs like they’re our own, ensuring you always feel supported by our team. We also care for our city by working with several local nonprofits to make Madison is a great place for everyone to live, work, and play.

Be Real

Transparency is the name of the game at Carex. If you’re a candidate, that means you know what we know. Those recruiters who submit your resume to a company and you never hear from them again? Yeah, that’s not us. We do the same for partners — keeping you in the know about our candidate pipeline and being candid about what we’re seeing in the market.

Have Fun

We spend a LOT of our time working. If you can’t have fun, what’s the point? We take a lot of pride in helping people build their careers — and helping companies build talented teams — so we take always take the time to celebrate wins together as a team. (We just might have a wheel that we spin for prizes at the office.)

Helping Companies Build More Diverse Workforces

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As a female- and minority-owned company, we know DEI is more than policies, programs, headcounts, and conversations — it’s how companies respect the unique needs, perspectives, and potential of all team members. And, it starts with a company’s hiring process.

Theresa Balsiger, our VP of Candidate Relations, is a Certified Diversity Recruiter — helping our partners honor their commitment to more diverse hiring practices.

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From Glassdoor

"Progressive Caring Atmosphere"

“I was referred to Carex via a job opportunity I was pursuing. The whole Carex team has been very responsive and they clearly go out of their way to be a hands-on and personal company, with both their contract employees and staff. Their main office is located in a budding tech hub in downtown Madison, connecting them with progressive startups as well as larger corporate players in the area.”

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Meet Our Team

Mom to rambunctious boys, Hazy IPA fiend, known to spontaneously handstand.

Theresa Balsiger

Vice President, Candidate Relations

Bon Vivant, Man about Town, Connector. Bompa, Doggy Daddy,‘Sconnie Guy. Cook. Wine, Bourbon, Beer. Packers, Badgers, Bucks, Brewers

Mark Boeder

Recruiting Consultant

Stairs > Elevators. College sports > pros. Life > social media. History books > everything else.

Matt Duffy

Vice President, Partner Success

Prioritizer of family, fun, and adventure. Dreamer/curator of curiosity and creativity. Finder of reasons to laugh every day.

Jen Emmons

Recruiting Consultant

Cheese curds aficionado (and I mean deep-fried), paper planner, to-do list maker kind of gal, super mom, and advocate of Taco Tuesday every night of the week.

Joy Kurber

Partner Success & Candidate Relations

Fun-loving father, underperforming fisherman, and indefatigable connector of people.

Casey Liakos


Proud Mama. Cheese and wine enthusiast. Gemini homebody with a hint of wanderlust.

Lydia Lightfoot

Recruiting Consultant

Wanderlust spirit mama seeking the perfect balance between running and tacos, pairs well with sand and humidity.

Jenny Medeke

Recruiting Consultant

Entrepreneur. Connector. Proud Working Mom. Dog Lover.

Rachel Neill


Founder with a high proclivity towards dad jokes. Headphone aficionado and all-around ‘gadget guy’.

Bill Neill


Made of caffeine and candy, night owl, workaholic, once used a whole chapstick without losing it.

Shana Peterson

Marketing Intern

Ambitious explorer of the world. Queen of games - 2020 Uno Champion. Passion for arts and crafts.

Anna Randall

Recruiting Consultant

Proud mom of a musician, music lover, and fur baby mama with a serious love of all the java (the coffee kind that is), will try any crafty adventure once!

Wendi Reuter

Recruiting Consultant

Proud father, beer snob, fitness enthusiast, grill master, Packer backer, and amateur gardener. Seinfeld is the greatest sitcom of all time and it’s not debatable.

Andrew Schroeder

Candidate Relations Specialist

Sock Aficionado. Competitive Scrabble Player. First Concert: Milli Vanilli, Paula Abdul, and Tone Loc. Cubs Fan. Skilled in Marrying Up.

Corey Simons

Recruiting Consultant

Jesus follower. Brazilian. Netflix lover. Work hard, travel harder.

Keittiane Vieira

Operations Specialist

Love where you live and work

Locally Owned, Locally Operated

We’re a national firm with partners and candidates all over the United States, but our roots are firmly planted in Wisconsin. We’re committed to keeping our region’s highly skilled talent right here in Wisconsin (and we like attracting people to our awesome state as well).

We’re proud of the community in Madison and its thriving business environment — and we’re excited to be part of the city’s robust economic development engine.

Doing Our Part

Our Community Commitment

“Care. Be Real. Have Fun.” That’s our motto while we’re working, but it’s a big part of who we are outside of work, too.

Some of our favorite causes align directly with our company values: Madym, a Madison non-profit that provides girls and youth of color in grades 6-12 with skill-based training for the technology sector; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County, and One City Schools.

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Aunt Bertha - Customer Success Manager, Aunt Bertha

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"Carex has been an absolute pleasure to work with during what can typically be a frustrating and lengthy process."

"Carex has been an absolute pleasure to work with during what can typically be a frustrating and lengthy process. Joy took the time to really get to know me and learn my overall career goals as well as what does and does not motivate me from both a personal and professional perspective to help identify the best fits."

A Few of Our Partners
Aunt Bertha
Breath for Change
Cuna Mutual Group
Emelar Consulting
Exact Sciences
Extract Systems
First Choice Dental
Health Champion
Health Decision
Image Mover MD
Park Bank