Dakota is in his second year of recruiting at buckinghamsearch. He earned his BS in Criminal Justice from Baker College of Muskegon. But after dreams of becoming a police officer were thwarted for being colorblind, Dakota decided to put his investigative skills toward solving hard-to-fill job requisitions by finding and placing the right candidate for the role. He commutes daily to Chicago from his home state of Indiana.
While he’s a team player in the office, Dakota is big on individual sports including wakeboarding, snowboarding and rock climbing.
Personal Motto: “Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.”
Smith comes to buckinghamsearch with four years of office management and administrative experience. He hails from Atlanta (Hey, y’all!), but found himself in Chicago in 2017 after he met the man of his dreams on Instagram. Smith has a proven track record helping small companies create and implement administrative best practices which he applies to his current role to keep the Buckingham gears turning smoothly.
When Smith isn’t cooking with his boyfriend, or out with friends, you’ll probably find him inside at the nearest coffee shop or outside petting every dog that crosses his path.
Personal Motto: “Say yes to new adventures.”
Senior Search Consultant
Felicia joins buckinghamsearch with more than five years of recruiting experience. Originally from the burbs, Felicia moved to Chicago proper to be a part of the city’s hustle and bustle. Felicia earned her BS in Psychology and Marketing from Olivet Nazarene University. She takes pride in her ability to apply those skills to find candidates whose motivations and cultural expectations match even the most specific roles her clients are looking to fill.
As the daughter of two small business owners, Felicia is a champion of “shop local.” She enjoys cooking, touring breweries, playing with dogs (who doesn’t?) and curling up with a good book.
Personal Motto: “Work smarter so you can play harder.”
Adam has almost 10 years of recruiting experience under his belt. In that time, he has helped more than 130 companies find talent, and more than 150 candidates land careers. This passion for playing matchmaker between companies and candidates motivated him to co-found buckinghamsearch
with Managing Partner-in-crime, Laci, in 2015. Adam leverages his BA in Marketing and Psychology from Indiana University to dig into what makes candidates and companies tick and find the best fit possible for both. He also has an uncanny ability to recall details about each and every person that he’s ever worked with.
Outside of the office, you can find Adam staying active playing sand volleyball in the summer, flag football in the fall, snowboarding in the winter and rock climbing in the spring.
Personal Motto: "Why pick and choose?"
Director of HR Partnerships
Shannon brings more than four years of recruiting experience to her role at buckinghamsearch. She began her career in recruiting after moving to the “big city” from rural Kentucky. Soon after, she found her niche sourcing and placing top-talent in HR, Sales and Marketing roles. Before joining the Buckingham team, she worked for a recruiting start-up where she consistently placed record numbers of candidates year-over-year. Shannon earned her BA in Communications from Miami of Ohio.
Shannon is a firm believer in equality for all, and a big supporter of Best Buddies. Shannon enjoys trying new sports (archery, anyone?), hanging upside down in her aerial trapeze class, and traveling the world.
Personal Motto: “The world is too big to stay in one place and life is too short to do just one thing.”
Associate Search Consultant
Tyler has one year of recruiting experience with buckinghamsearch, but don’t let that fool you. A native of Indiana, Tyler has a Midwest charm and a knack for making genuine connections with individuals. He’s confident that he can figure out Hoosier ideal candidate from the pool of prospective hopefuls. Prior to Buckingham, Tyler worked in transportation sales where he got real comfortable talking on the phone. He earned his BA in Business Administration and Marketing from Northern Illinois University.
Tyler has played baseball recreationally for as long as he can remember and is a self-proclaimed world’s biggest Cubs fan (Go, Cubs!). In addition to baseball, Tyler is passionate about breast cancer awareness. He and his family participate in an annual walk to raise money and awareness for the cause.
Personal Motto: “If you believe, you can achieve.”
Laci launched herself into recruiting in 2013. Laci applies the business acumen she developed while earning her BA in Marketing and Business from Olivet Nazarene University in her role as co-founder and Managing Partner of buckinghamsearch.
Laci finds great joy connecting the dots between prospective candidates and hard-to-fill job openings at enterprise companies including those on the Fortune 500.
Laci has an upbeat demeanor and charming façade, but she is also a fierce, black belt holding karateka who loves a good game of euchre or backgammon.
Personal Motto: "There's no better time than now."