Who We Are

Our Mission & People


Talent Savant's Mission is to humanize the way we work, live and treat each other.

Our People are at the heart of everything we do. Get to know us!

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Ingrid Johnson, Founder and CEO

Ingrid is a single mom and former agency recruiter. Ingrid’s dream was to create a company that both offered a radical improvement in work-life balance and funneled the vast majority of profits back into the hands of the employees. This mission, along with her experience in the recruiting agency world, guided her to create a revolutionary business model within the Talent Acquisition market. Ingrid identified several areas in need of improvement, including client fee percentages, recruiter commission structure, and job candidate attraction and retention. She also found great need for transparency and integrity throughout the recruiting, hiring and retention cycles.

Talent Savant was born. This Pro-Human, Mission-Driven organization operates based on Ingrid’s four guiding principles of Transparency, Integrity, Partnership and Speed.

Ingrid loves writing and doing the right thing. She is a connoisseur of boxed wine. She lives in Seattle, WA, with her son, Rex.

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Brian Kopp, Talent Director

Brian brings revenue growth to every company for which he works. His greatest strengths are his ability to create relationships, his creativity, drive and leadership. He thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the company’s reach. He is very excited to become part of the team driving growth at Talent Savant; utilizing his skills and expertise in business development and client management. Prior to Talent Savant, he has over 15 years experience growing net new revenue in diverse industries - from Irish SaaS tech start-ups to architectural firms, non-profits to his own graphic design/marketing company. He has an MBA from the University of St Thomas. Away from work he can be found chauffeuring his teenaged son and daughter to lacrosse and soccer practices/games/tournaments/camps throughout the Upper Midwest. For fun, he runs marathons – the last one was NYC with 50,000 others – thus exposing his demented idea of “fun”. He is still in pursuit of his goal of qualifying for Boston!

Talent Partners

At Talent Savant, we employ the best of the best. Our Talent Partners are all skilled recruiters, with impressive careers in both external agency and internal HR functions. We hire people who have a passion for people. Period. To work with a skilled Talent Partner, please fill out the Hire a Human form. 

Read testimonials about our white-glove service from some of our Pro=Human Business Partners below. 

Read what our fantastic clients are saying about Talent Savant

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Tony Woods, Director of HR, Amphenol Telect

 

"About a month ago I posted an opening on LinkedIn and made the comment, “recruiters inbox me”.

The role was a West Coast Business Development Manager based around the Bay Area. I worked with a recruiter in San Francisco but they dropped out because of the complexity of recruiting for this role. We switched to another CA based recruiter that was only able to present one candidate. Then I relieved a message in my LinkedIn inbox from
Clara Miller with Talent Savant

Clara is based in Seattle but assured me that her network reached the Bay Area with no problem. We went through the review process and talked about the skill set we were looking for, personality fit, and the overview of the position. In a very short period, Clara sent us candidates… viable candidates!

On Feb 9th I received my first email from Clara and on March 12th we made an offer to a fantastic candidate that, with all honesty, without the help of Clara and Talent Savant we would never have had an opportunity to talk to".