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 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

STEM advocate & people connector, enthusiast of backpacking, National Parks and nature, decent DIYer, family fanatic.

Ginger Auchter

Director of Scientific Talent

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

Theresa Balsiger

Vice President, Recruiting

Massachusetts native. Outdoors enthusiast. If I’m not reading a book, I’m probably planning out my next adventure!

Sophie DeRepentigny

Scientific Recruiter

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

Matt Duffy

Vice President, Partner Success

Weight-lifting enthusiast, dog training amateur, and year-round iced coffee drinker. Lifelong Midwesterner with a love of international travel.

Andie Dumond

Scientific Recruiter

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

Jen Emmons

Sourcing Strategist

New York Rangers #1 Fan (like really, I have the contest title to prove it) and Real Housewives stan. Happiest with my people, red wine, and a jigsaw puzzle.

Becky Hines

Engineering Recruiter

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

Team Lead, Recruiting

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

Team Lead, Technical Recruiting

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

Jenny Medeke

Sourcing Strategist

Fan of all things Wisconsin sports. Most likely either enjoying pitchers at the union or playing soccer.

Andree Mendoza


Wisconsin born and raised. Mom to two girls. Lover of travel, food and family time.

Erin Mosleth

Sourcing Strategist

Adventure seeker. Book addict. Video game lover. Unofficial curly hair product tester.

Erin Mowbray

Marketing Specialist

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


Caffeine lover, Yogi, family is #1 (including dogs). Working every day to become a better version of myself.

Stefani Reed

Senior Technical Recruiter

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

Senior Technical Recruiter

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


Family-Focused Father. Life-long Learner. Avid world traveler, but Wisco Boy forever.

Jake Siudzinski

Vice President of Partner Growth

Caffeinated Mommy of 2. Community Builder. Your Perpetual Cheerleader. Never Not Talking!

Laura Strickland


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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Kenneth L.

Park Bank -

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"Our recent work with Carex was truly a partnership."

"Our recent work with Carex was truly a partnership. From the start, our conversations were collaborative and constructive. I sincerely felt Matt was interested in understanding our culture, our brand, and organizational needs before he ever introduced or suggested a candidate to me. That approach resulted in us finding the ideal candidate and created confidence in me to use Carex again in the future."

A Few of Our Partners

In Good Company

We work with over 200 companies from many industries to fill IT, Project Management, and Innovation-focused roles.

Cuna Mutual Group
Exact Sciences
Extract Systems
First Choice Dental
Group Health Cooperative
Health Champion
Image Mover MD
Park Bank