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ESC Team

Please feel free to contact any team member by email or phone as applicable to your need. All team members can assist with your staffing or candidacy needs. Please note Theresa Eloundou as ESC’s Virtual office manager who should be contacted for all administrative, accounting and employment verification needs. All other ESC employee’s function both as Recruiters and Account Managers.

Theresa Eloundou

(Please contact for all administrative, accounting or employment verification needs) | 414.588.1781
Theresa Eloundou joined Educated Solutions Corp as the Accountant/Virtual Office Manager in a full-time capacity in October 2013. Theresa enjoys both aspects of these diverse positions. She handles the day-to-day financials and works closely with clients, vendors and contractors assisting with any questions or concerns they might have. In addition, Theresa manages the daily operations of the office working closely with our internal staff. Prior to joining ESC, Theresa was a controller at a manufacturing facility in Waukesha, WI. Theresa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

The following ESC Team members all function in dual roles as Recruiters and Account Managers:

Kimberly Schmidt | 262.649.6695
As the President and co-founder of Educated Solutions Corp, Kimberly Schmidt maintains a hands-on approach to client retention, candidate sourcing, and customer service. She is actively involved in the day-to-day sales and recruiting efforts of the organization and believes in operating under the core values of respect, honesty and integrity.

Prior to founding ESC, Kim was a Business Education Instructor, teaching high school students the skills required to succeed in the workplace. This desire to help people was the driving force behind founding the organization. She is a motivated professional, with an energy and enthusiasm for recruitment that is contagious. Kim’s commitment to hard work and quality has earned her the respect of both clients and candidates. Her number one goal is to provide a personalized approach to recruitment and to utilize creativity in securing quality talent for her clients.

Kim has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Aurora University. She is actively involved in various organizations and is committed to servicing the community in which she resides.
  • Vice Chair, CEOs Against Cancer
  • Member of the National Association for Professional Women
  • Member of New Berlin Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the Better Business Bureau

Kelly Holley | 414.840.4372
Kelly Holley has been a pivotal member of the Educated Solutions Corp team since its inception. With over 15 years’ experience as an Account Manager and Recruiting Specialist, Kelly is the most seasoned member of our team and a respected leader in recruitment best practices. She truly enjoys both facets of her position, recruiting and client development. Kelly excels at building relationships with job seekers and clients alike and it is no surprise that she has earned recognition as an expert in the staffing industry, maintaining a friendly and approachable style in the execution of her daily duties.

Prior to joining ESC, Kelly was a Corporate Trainer with ARI Network Services for five years. She managed three accounts and provided proprietary software training to sales managers and representatives across the nation. This experience has provided Kelly with a keen insight into the inner-workings of companies across a variety of industries and has been a valuable asset in successfully sourcing talent. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

Mark Polczinski | 262.225.3458
Mark Polczinski joined ESC in June 2015 as a Senior Recruiter/Account Manager. Prior to joining ESC, Mark spent 10+ years in a sales and recruiting role for CulverCareers and LexisNexis. He started his recruiting career in 2001, when he joined CulverCareers in San Francisco, CA. There he was promoted several times for exceeding the expectations of clients and candidates alike. He was consistently in the TOP 10% and achieved several awards including Recruiter of the Year. While at CulverCareers, Mark worked as a Recruiter, Assistant Branch Manager, and Branch Manager. When he returned back to Wisconsin in 2008, he took a National Account Manager’s position with LexisNexis. While at LexisNexis, Mark managed a 1 million dollar book of business calling on the General Counsel level of Fortune 1,000 companies in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa areas. In 2010, Mark missed recruiting and the ability to work with candidates and clients so he rejoined CulverCareers as a Senior Recruiter until 2014. Mark is a graduate of UW-Madison with a double major in Marketing and Management & Human Resources.

Craig Kellogg | 651.755.4557
Craig is a 22 year veteran in FinTech and traditional banking Information Technology. He has led strategic initiatives including technology mergers/acquisitions, enterprise technology refreshes, software development, and research/development. Craig specializes in developing transformational technology solutions capable of driving quantifiable business value. Having worked at both large organizations including General Electric, Wells Fargo, and US Bank as well as smaller enterprises such as Applied Digital, he has a broad understanding of technology applications across the corporate spectrum, In 2017, Craig co-founded the World Blockchain Initiative which developed innovative ways to leverage distributed ledger technology for financial applications. In 2020, surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic Craig saw a chance to “do something different” so he joined ESC to assist in high tech recruitment efforts. He is a special consultant to the ESC recruiting team and takes on high level recruiting projects. Craig lives in Minnesota with his wife Kristen, their four children, and two poodles. In his spare time, Craig enjoys working with children with special needs and running marathons. Joining Educated Solutions allows Craig to utilize his loves of technology and the human components which make it work. His staffing specialties are Information Technology, Robotics, and building automation.

Mike Schmidt | 262.408.0668
Mike Schmidt founded ESC in 1997, but for 15 years worked with ESC as a “side business.” In 2013, Mike began to direct all ESC operations on a full time basis. Mike possesses over 20+ years in the Talent Acquisition world spanning numerous industries including Financial, Technology, and Healthcare. Mike’s strong suit has been Recruitment Process Improvement where he has transformed numerous organizations to streamline process, implement metrics though recruiter scorecards, reduce time to fill, structure interviewing techniques, implement vendor service programs, optimize applicant tracking systems, improve advertising strategies to include Social Media adoption and most importantly heighten hiring manger satisfaction. Mike has delivered services to organizations both large, such as Thomson Financial and CDW, and small, boutique IT firms and Healthcare staffing agencies. As Director of Staffing with Ministry Health Care and Affinity Health Systems (2008-2013) his output included exemplary results which decreased budget by 25%, brought time to fill under 30 days for all staff (3000+ hires per year) and optimized the full life cycle of recruitment.

Mike holds a Certified Internet Recruiter Status through AIRS, is certified in Behavioral Interviewing through Development Dimensions International Inc., possesses a Double Bachelor of Arts from The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in English and Communications and holds his Masters of Science in Human Resources (MSHR) from Marquette University. Mike’s primary recruitment system is Taleo, where he holds super-user status and has presented on numerous topics during the annual “Taleoworld” national meeting. Mike consults with numerous ESC clients beyond just contract staffing and always looks to use his experience to improve all things staffing.

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