KATHERINE VANDERWIEL JOHNSTON
8714 W. Morten Ave.
Glendale, Arizona 85305
CAREER SUMMAR: Full cycle corporate/agency recruiting and passive sourcing experience.
Broad based knowledge and recruiting experience in many areas such as human resources,
wealth management, public accounting, sales, banking, mortgage, consumer products to name a
few. Creative, self motivated, flexible Staffing and Sourcing Specialist with the ability to exceed
desired corporate goals.
2010-2014-Sr. Sourcing Consultant (Nationally), Completed virtual contracts during this time
period for PNC Bank, Union Bank and TIAA-CREF. Supported the West Coast and PAC
Northwest for PNC Bank in sourcing/cold calling on passive candidates for mortgage division sales.
Overachievement of hiring goals for Sourcer, as well as submittals totaling 280 candidate
submittals to the line of business. Responsible for sourcing passive mortgage sales originators and
senior level management for Union Bank in the PAC Northwest and California. Exceeded goals by
sourcing 300 passive Mortgage Sales Originators in a highly competitive market. Initially
responsible for sourcing Call Center Reps for new online banking center for TIAA-CREF.
Personally sourced over 100 reps for that division. Additionally sourced passive Wealth
Management Advisors nationally, totaling 150 passive Wealth Management Advisors.
2/07-10/09-Sourcing Consultant II, Wachovia, A Wells Fargo Company (VIRTUAL Perm)
Supported the West Coast Mortgage Sales region as Sourcing Consultant during the merger of
Wachovia and World Savings in 2007. Responsible for direct sourcing Retail Loan Officers for the
entire West Coast Region for Wachovia World/World Savings.
Developed extensive sourcing database of over 1,000 viable candidates by cold calling and direct
sourcing from major competitors. In June of 2007 was asked to transfer to the Wholesale
Mortgage business unit as Recruiting and Sourcing Consultant. Acted as the only Recruiting and
Sourcing Consultant for the entire West Coast and PAC NW region. Successfully supported over
35 hiring managers and recruited over 70 top producing Wholesale Account Executives from
competitors, by direct sourcing and developing an extensive database of highly qualified Wholesale
Mid April of 2008 the Wholesale division of Wachovia was closed and I was moved back to the
Sourcing Consultant role for Retail Loan Officers. From June of 2008 to current,
responsibilities were to source on a project basis (DE Underwriters, San Leandro, CA, and San
Antonio, Texas, Loss Mitigation Reps, San Antonio and Philadelphia, PA).
Katherine Vanderwiel Johnston, Continued, Wachovia/Wells Fargo, 623-877-1740
Accomplishments included high volume sourcing and recruitment for Phoenix Wells Fargo Loss
Mitigation department. Personally responsible for the sourcing and hiring of over 50 Loss
Mitigation Reps in less than 90 days, exceeding corporate goals.
12/05-1/07-Corporate Recruiter, Mortgage Lenders Network USA, Inc.
Phoenix region, (Wholesale Operations, Sales & Executive level professionals). Partner with hiring
managers (remote and within Phoenix region) to implement and support the acquisition of talent for
high volume planned region growth of this Connecticut based firm.
Responsible for the sourcing and recruitment of Processors, Closers, Underwriters,
Account Managers, Sales, Middle Management and Executive level personnel. Cold called and
utilized all recruiting tools available to access top performers from competitors. Conducted
extensive phone screens and in person behavioral interviews. Coordinated all background,
financial and employment reference screens. Update, maintain and utilize Webhire employee
Established and built excellent relationships with assigned business unit hiring managers. Provide
guidance to managers throughout the staffing process. Extend all employment offers while
working closely with corporate HR in Connecticut with the preparation of new hire materials and
new employee onboarding procedures.
Coordinate with corporate office travel arrangements for new employees attending MLN University.
Provide guidance to RVP and all business unit managers regarding employee relation issues.
Assist and direct Phoenix regional employees with questions regarding benefits, payroll, PTO and
employee referral programs to the appropriate business unit in Connecticut. Attained and
exceeded quarterly hiring goals as defined by budgeted headcount of assigned business segment.
4/03-8/04-Recruiter/Staffing Consultant, J.D. Zdybel & Associates
Initial responsibility was to develop a strong candidate base where none existed. Areas of
recruitment included executive level administrative, accounting, clerical/customer service, sales,
industrial (management and distribution) as well as all levels of human resource personnel.
Additionally, developed, maintained, expanded and recruited for niche markets such as corporate
specialty procurement, regional account management positions, distribution and material
management executives. Perform high volume searches, phone screens and in person candidate
interviews. Met with corporate human resource professionals and department managers to
determine the requirements needed for open job requisitions. Worked closely with client
companies in the successful negotiation of compelling offers to attract and retain the talent
necessary to fill their open positions.
6/01-4/03-Contract Recruiter, Independent and Search Firms
Assisted corporations with their staffing needs, recruitment areas included administrative, industrial
management, human resource personnel and customer service/sales. Coordinated recruitment
activities such as job fairs, developed and prepared recruitment materials.
Katherine Vanderwiel Johnston, Continued, 623-877-1740
4/99-4/01-Staffing Consultant/Division Development, HR Select
Hired to start a division for Select Staffing, specializing exclusively in contract and permanent
placement of all levels of human resource personnel (through VP and Director level). Developed
and maintained a strong candidate base of all levels of human resource personnel.
2/92-4/99-Staffing Consultant, Corporate Consulting Enterprise
Heavy phone contact with Sr. Human Resource personnel within Fortune 500 companies involving
their requirements and desired qualifications for open job requisitions. Areas of recruitment
expertise included coordinating and attending job fairs, development of recruitment materials,
internet searches, preparation and placement of job ads. Conducted all pre-employment
screenings as well as salary negotiations.
ADDITIONAL SKILLS/TRAINING: Microsoft Suite, Lotus Notes, ACT, Resumate, Micro-J, Quest,
Peoplesoft, eRecruit, Webhire, UltiPro, Brass Ring, Taleo, Linked In,internet sourcing, direct
sourcing, networking, marketing, sales and behavioral interviewing. Cold calling with 5 years of
passive sourcing experience.