Partnering closely with clients means we’re able to combine our experience and best practices to deliver solutions that bring the right candidates through the door and improve your bottom line. We’d love to know everything about you so we can do anything for you. So, if there’s an open desk at your place, we’d love to take it for a day.
That’s not as easy as it looks. We have to ask the tough questions. Why someone comes into work. What they look for in a colleague. What it takes to be successful somewhere. We find places to tell your story — from job boards to billboards, live videos to postcards. Our cost-effective, highly-integrated strategies will compel your dream candidates while repelling poor fits.
Logo and Identity
Brand Book and Guidelines
Content and Tone
Brochures and Collateral
Web, SEO/SEM and Analytics
Video and Motion Graphics
The Arland Group began out of opportunity. We wanted to do what the big guys weren’t. To combine authentic employer brands with integrated recruitment strategy. To connect companies with people and people with careers. To give clients the service and solutions they need, not what’s trending at the time. And, to have fun doing it. Things have changed in those 12 years, but we’re stronger than ever. And, we’re creatures of habit — there are some things we won’t budge on: listening to our clients, learning from one another and leading the way for all.
President and CEO
Office: 314-241-0232 ext. 112 | Cell: 317-340-5656
She has a solid track record of delivering branding and talent attraction strategies that produce results. Her client list is impressive and includes brands such as Edward Jones, American Airlines, Parker, La Quinta, Luxottica, Cintas, Brink's and Nationwide.
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Dog or Cat Person: Oh man, this is difficult. I grew up with cats my whole life, and I love my calico Moxie, but I received a Shi-a-poo, Arnie, and a Malte-poo, Rocco, for my birthdays 9 and 8 years ago, respectively, and they have been life changing!
Hobby: I love spinning and lifting weights, traveling to new places and cooking for and entertaining family and friends.
Favorite Beverage: I love Tito’s and tonic or a nice bold cabernet.
Favorite Movie: ET the Extraterrestrial has always been my favorite movie!
Best Career Advice You Ever Received?: Don’t ever show up to a meeting complaining about something unless you can offer up a solution to the problem.
Favorite travel spots: I am on the road so much for work that my favorite place to travel to is home, but when I travel for fun I love Mexico, the Caribbean or anywhere warm with a beach!
Who's your hero: My mom, who passed away, was my hero my whole life. She moved to the U.S. from Japan in 1957 when there were still strong feelings of hatred toward the Japanese. At only 20 years of age, with only about 10 English words in her vocabulary and one dime in her pocket, she made the move from Tobato City, Japan, to Turner Air Force Base in Albany, Georgia, with my father, who was a Master Sergeant in the Air Force. She was immediately a victim of racial discrimination because of her dark skin but held her head high and laughed off the terrible names that people yelled at her whenever she was in public. And while she lacked formal education and money, she had more common sense, determination and drive than any person I have ever met. She taught all of her kids that we could do whatever we wanted to do with our lives and never made me think that I was limited to my choices based on my gender. I am who I am today because of the example my mom showed us daily.
Fun Fact: I'm half Japanese and grew up wearing zoris year-round. To this day I would rather wear flip-flops than any other shoe, and there must be significant snow on the ground for me to wear socks.
Vice President of Operations and Client Success
Phone: 314-241-0232 ext. 107
As an agency recruiter, Stephanie excelled at spotting talent in a niche market for some of the world’s largest aerospace companies. One of her biggest responsibilities was spearheading a recruitment campaign in London, England, and Warsaw, Poland, for Boeing’s aerospace engineers.
On the corporate side, Stephanie and her team established the foundation for all talent attraction efforts, including implementing employer brand reputation monitoring, targeted advertising, social recruitment, the careers website redesign, the employee referral program and more. Stephanie has overseen numerous external partners and recruitment media vendors.
Zodiac Sign: I’m every bit a Leo.
Dog or Cat Person:: 100 percent dog! I have an Australian Shephard-Collie Mix named Basil, and she is such a lover. I’ve always been a dog person, in fact, I even have a puppy paw print tattoo on my foot.
Hobby: Self-indulgence. When I'm not changing my kids’ diapers and cleaning spit up off the couch, I want all the food, massages and pedicures.
Favorite Beverage: I have developed a fierce Dr. Pepper obsession lately, but if I am hanging out with friends or family, I love a good wheat beer like Boulevard Wheat.
Favorite Travel Spots:: I have three: Breckenridge, CO; Huatulco, Mexico; Bora Bora, French Polynesia. Traveling is one of my most favorite things to do. I love seeing the world and experiencing things outside of my hometown.
Fun Fact: "Perfect" has 7 letters and so does “meeeeee.” Kidding! I am the type of person who is working extra hard to see the funny in everything. Life is too short to get mad about things that don’t really matter. One of my ongoing goals is to be more easy-going and to stop sweating the small stuff.
Vice President of Strategy
Phone: 314-241-0232 ext. 106
She has become a subject matter expert in HR operations; change management and communications; recruitment marketing; and branding and technical recruiting. She is extremely passionate about creating and implementing unique employment branding and technology solutions to deliver first-class experiences to clients and their candidates.
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Dog or Cat Person: I don’t mind cats, but I’m definitely a dog person. I have an unhealthy obsession with my pup, Sir Wellington, and thousands of pictures to prove it!
Hobby: I love photography, traveling, cooking and spending time outdoors.
Favorite Beverage: Non-Alcoholic: Diet Coke | Alcoholic: Bubbles aka Champs.
Favorite Movie: Ace Ventura 1 or Ace Ventura 2 … depends on the day.
Favorite Travel Spots: Croatia, Spain, Grand Caymans, Vancouver/ Whistler
Best career advice you ever received: It’s OK not to have all of the answers; constantly ask questions and be open to new challenges thrown your way. You never know where the journey will take you.
Who's your hero: Hands down my mother. Anyone who has the ability and patience to raise seven children is a hero in my book #wonderwoman.
Fun Fact: I color coordinate everything from the clothes in my closet to the contents of my fridge.
Senior Director of Media and Strategy
Director of Media and Strategy
At Randstad, she specialized in sourcing accounting and finance individuals, while networking with existing and new business clients. After transitioning to AAA Ohio Auto Club, she expanded the recruitment and onboarding process, while creating, designing and implementing all employer branding strategies including social media, print, career fairs/special events, employee referral/recognition programs and more.
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Dog or Cat Person: Dog — I have a blue Weimaraner named Mazie, she's a year old.
Hobby: Softball, kickball, volleyball, snowboarding, canoeing/kayaking, DIY crafts.
Favorite Beverage: Grey Goose and Cranberry
Favorite Movie: GAHHHHH this one is so hard! I'm going old school from my childhood — Now and Then.
Best career advice you ever received: Work is just an interruption of life and fun. So, find a career that you love and it will feel less like work.
Who's your hero: The most empowering woman I've ever had the pleasure of knowing was my former and late boss, Patricia A. DiNunzio. She was the first person to take a chance on me, and she taught me everything I know about recruiting. Almost 30 years in the business, she built one of the most successful recruiting agencies in Columbus, OH. After being diagnosed with Stage 3C Ovarian Cancer in 2009, she did everything in her power to live each day. After five long years of undergoing chemotherapy, Pat lost her battle in June of 2014. During those last five years, she continued to work as hard as ever managing a recruiting agency. She raised her only son and watched him graduate from high school. In support of The James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, OH, she created the Patricia A. DiNunzio Ovarian Cancer Fund that provides new gynecological cancer patient education, community awareness for signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and nursing scholarships for degree advancements. During September every year in support of Ovarian Cancer Month, Pat’s family coordinates the Runway to Awareness Fashion Show, presented by Leal Boutique in Upper Arlington, OH. Since 2013, I have had the privilege in modeling with cancer survivors, doctors and friends of our beloved Pat. Her legacy will forever live on.
Fun Fact: I am a direct descendant of Judge Valentine "Wall" Hatfield, the oldest brother to William Anderson "Devil Anse" Hatfield, leader of the Hatfield kin during the Hatfield and McCoy's Family Feud.
Senior Content Director
Well-versed in creating content for both start-up and established brands from around the globe, Alyssa has 16 years of editorial management experience, including working in the high-paced world of agency life. She perhaps prides herself most on sharing knowledge in collaborative environments, creating internship programs, mentoring other writers/editors and teaching English to businesspeople and students worldwide.
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Dog or Cat Person: Both, but I currently am loyal to Maddux, my dog.
Hobby: I love to read, watch NFL football and competition reality television, do hot yoga and travel to foreign lands.
Favorite Beverage: Non-alcoholic: Iced caramel coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts. | Alcoholic: Old Fashioned
Favorite Movie: Beaches, but that’s a secret.
Favorite Travel Spots: I’m currently sitting at 30 countries, so this is very tough for me. Each country has changed my life in a different way and has placed a hold on my heart and my world view, especially Croatia and Budapest. I’d say the one place I didn’t get enough time in and would ever have a need to go back, it would be the Greek Islands, but I need to see more countries first!
Best career advice you ever received: I don’t remember ever receiving career advice, I’ve always paved my own way, worked hard and diversified myself to where I’m needed in many areas. And, I’ve always tried to surround myself with those who lift me up and try to pay that forward in my career.
Who's your hero: Anyone who has worked hard for what they’ve achieved in life and it wasn’t just handed to them.
Fun Fact: I have three kidneys.
Jessy Dyson, MBA
Account Management Team Lead
Phone: 314-241-0232 ext. 102
Jessy began in social media strategy and created award-winning content before transitioning her focus to overarching talent attraction strategy and relationship-building in account management. She has worked with brands such as Edward Jones, Stryker, La Quinta, Brink's and Nationwide.
Zodiac Sign: Leo (proud of it!)
Dog or Cat Person: Dog. If you’re a cat person, you just need to meet my dog, Emma.
Hobby: Dancing, choreographing and teaching dance. I also love movies and watching the St. Louis Cardinals.
Favorite Beverage: Non-alcoholic: I drink water all day. | Alcoholic: White wine, especially Moscato (don’t judge my sweet tooth) and Prosecco.
Favorite Movie: When Harry Met Sally and Star Wars
Best career advice you ever received: Stay curious about everything and don’t be afraid to share your opinion or idea, no matter how much more experienced others are in the room.
Who's your hero: I have a lot of respect for many real-life strong women, but my fictional hero is Leslie Knope.
Fun Fact: My mom, dad, sister and I all share the same middle name.
Phone: 314-241-0232 ext. 104
After cutting her teeth on the recruitment and talent acquisition space, she joined the TAG team in 2017 as an account manager, combining her knowledge of marketing initiatives and recruitment strategies.
Zodiac Sign: Leo (aka the best sign)
Dog or Cat Person: Definitely dog
Hobby: I enjoy skiing and snowboarding, water skiing, staying active, and remodeling my house.
Favorite Beverage: Non-alcoholic: Water | Alcoholic: Moscow Mules
Favorite Movie: Lord of the Rings (the trilogy, I can’t pick a favorite out of the three)
Best career advice you ever received: “Do or do not, there is no try.” –Yoda and My Stepfather
Who's your hero: Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker — he started out as a slave and rose to become an extremely powerful leader in a huge empire.
Fun Fact: I cannot snap or whistle, but I feel like my enthusiasm and positive attitude makes up for that.
Phone: 314-241-0232 ext. 103
He will strategize ideas for branding, advertising campaigns and marketing messages by analyzing new trends in the industry. Utilizing his project management skills, he strives to stay on task, managing the creative timeline and having great communication with your TAG team on every project. Tom isn’t satisfied until his team has produced a top-notch product that shouts your brand from the mountaintops.
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Dog or Cat Person: A dog that can fetch (balls or beers).
Hobby: Anything sports related: softball, basketball, hockey. I love staying active outdoors. I also coach my son’s baseball team.
Favorite Beverage: Non-alcoholic: Lemonade Vitamin Water | Alcoholic: Any 4 Hands Craft Beer
Favorite Movie: As a youth: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. As an adult: Anchorman.
Best career advice you ever received: “If you ain’t first, you’re last.” – Ricky Bobby
Who's your hero: My hard-headed, Italian mama. She showed me what hard work and dedication looks like at a young age; while taking care of five kids. She amazes me to this day, from being the backbone of our family to achieving so much professionally.
Fun Fact: My alter-ego, Mullet Man, is known throughout the vast hills and tributaries of Southern Missouri.
Phone: 314-241-0232 ext. 113
Alyssa now continues her experience at The Arland Group, where she now focuses on creating social media content regarding recruitment for Fortune 500 companies around the United States such as Edward Jones, La Quinta, Cintas, Nationwide and more. When she is not working on social media content for her customers, Alyssa spends her time working on digital print and other various projects.
Her goal is to bring your vision to life while maintaining professionalism throughout her work. She will also bring fresh content ideas that are current and up to date that are going to draw viewers in. By paying attention to the pulse of the design world, Alyssa is constantly creating new and innovative design strategies that are helping her customers find the right candidates on a daily basis.
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Dog or Cat Person: Dog
Hobby: Painting, live music and bocce ball
Favorite Beverage: Whiskey Coke or Ginger Ale
Favorite Movie: Almost Famous
Best career advice you ever received: “You never stop learning.”
Who's your hero: Tina Belcher. She is a strong confident women from a young age who knows what is important to her.
Fun Fact: I lost my front teeth in a sledding accident as a kid.
Social Media Specialist
Phone: 314-241-0232 ext. 111
As a social media specialist at The Arland Group, Ali manages the social media content for large, nationally-recognized clients including Cintas, Edward Jones, Stryker and more. Her innovative approach to her work attracts new job seekers for the brands she works with.
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Dog or Cat Person: Though I love both, I lean toward dog-lover. I grew up with cats, but have a dog, Penny. She is adorable.
Hobby: Calligraphy and modern hand-lettering
Favorite Beverage: Prosecco makes the world go ‘round! But so does a good stout beer…
Favorite Movie: Grease
Best career advice you ever received: Don’t let mistakes get you down. They should be learning opportunities.
Who's your hero: My family is my hero. From my parents doing everything they could to make sure we were taken care of, to my older brother always having my back and helping me with either words of advice or simply handing me a beer when he could tell I needed it. To them, I will be forever grateful.
Fun Fact: An easy way to remember how to spell my name is to know that it is really just my initials!
Amanda Rose Carretta
From there, she entered the world of employment branding and talent acquisition through The Arland Group and brought the skills she had developed with her. Because of this, she is able to give TAG’s clients the best interaction possible using her finely-tuned interpersonal skills, which have contributed to her successes at TAG. Amanda thrives when she gets to help a client explore potential avenues, and she gets the most satisfaction when she finds exactly what a client needs.
Zodiac Sign: Don’t know, Don’t care.
Dog or Cat Person: Cat — I love my cat Mittens Princess Pizza.
Hobby: Running … after my kids.
Favorite Beverage: Coffee
Favorite Movie: Forrest Gump
Best career advice you ever received: Just keep swimming – Dory
Who's your hero: My husband.
Fun Fact: On my first date with my husband we met John Mayer, whom we are both obsessed with!
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