success stories

Cray Kaiser

CPA firm finds great value in TalenTrust recruiting and consultative partnership


“We have worked with many contingent recruiting firms and they lacked a true care for our business and a deep recruiting knowledge to deliver enough strong candidates. They were able to find resumes of candidates with the appropriate credentials, but they were never looking for candidates for us at Cray Kaiser specifically. It is different with TalenTrust – we only see the candidates that TalenTrust knows are the right fit for us and we get more choice of candidates overall.”

The Problem

Taddonio Mullins sought a strategic partner to help transform the company’s hiring practices and provide efficiencies by driving the entire talent acquisition process from beginning to end. This would enable the executives at Mile Hi to focus instead on their business objectives.

“I selected TalenTrust because they were completely different from our current approach to recruiting,” she explained. “TalenTrust’s philosophy is about getting to know us first – our vision, our growth plans, our culture, our values, our leadership style and expectations – and then moving forward to discuss our hiring strategy and immediate hiring needs.”

She added, “”It wasn’t just about filling jobs. It was a long-term partnership to help us grow.”


Cray Kaiser invested in TalenTrust’s Full-Cycle Recruitment Solution which provides powerful national search capabilities. In the first 5 months of partnership, TalenTrust found over 830 candidates for Senior Accounting positions with the firm. Amy says, “We can see the pipelines growing and we know we will have access to quality talent for our future as well as for our current needs.”

The partnership with TalenTrust, however, has stretched beyond recruiting and delivery of candidates. We have a partner we can turn to for all things people related. In addition to giving us an excellent interview and selection process and helping all of our team feel well equipped, they have helped us to implement predictive assessments and use of benchmarks for our current team and some of our most critical positions. They have also introduced us to employee engagement and communication tools that help us retain our most valuable asset – our people. Our culture is so important to us – TalenTrust is helping us find new team members that fit our culture and helping us keep the ones we have. Their consultation through our partnership is a true value-add.


Amy Langfelder is a Principal at Cray Kaiser LTD, a full-service accounting and business advisory service with offices in the Chicagoland area. With more than 45 years in public accounting, the CK team passionately serves clients across the Midwest and has special expertise in closely held and family-owned businesses. Here is what Amy and the Principals at Cray Kaiser have to say about working with TalenTrust.