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Sherpa's Madison Gates Honored as a 2016 CFF STANDOUT Charlottean

Yahoo Finance

Dec062016

Madison Gates, a Recruiting/Account Manager with Sherpa's Technology and Project Management team, was recently honored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Charlotte Chapter as a STANDOUT Charlottean.  This program, in its seventh year, honors high performing Charlotte professionals.  Those selected are proven leaders, active in volunteer roles and are successful in their chosen fields.  A ceremony honoring Gates and her fellow STANDOUT professionals was held in November at Charlotte's Ritz-Carlton.  

A New York native, Gates joined Sherpa in 2014 after earning her MBA from Lenior-Rhyne University.  While completing her program, Madison coached LR's Women's Soccer Team and led them to a sweet 16 appearance.  She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where she competed as a goalie on the Women's Soccer team and was a member of the US National Team from 2003 – 2007.  At Sherpa, Gates works with both clients and candidates to place Technology and Project Management talent.  In addition to her involvement with CF, Gates' philanthropic efforts have included Race for the Cure, Make-a-Wish, Hope Haven and Habitat for Humanity.



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Sherpa Reaches Top Listing on Charlotte Business Journal's "Largest Contingency Executive Search Firms"

Sep262016

Late last week, the Charlotte Business Journal published their annual listing of the Charlotte area's "Largest Executive Search Firms - Contingency".  We are proud to announce that Sherpa placed at the top of the list.  The list was ranked according to each firm's number of local search consultants.  Of the accomplishment, Sherpa Managing Director, Melissa McGuire, stated: "We are grateful for our clients’ confidence in Sherpa.  They are the driving force behind our growth and we’re thrilled be able to help them land talent in this tight market."  Sherpa specializes in the practice areas of Accounting & Finance, Human Resources & Executive Support, Technology and Project Management. 

 



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Madison Gates Added to Sherpa Technology and Project Management Team

Internal

Jul082015

mgates_2015 3x3Sherpa’s Technology and Project Management team is pleased to announce the addition of Madison Gates as a Recruiting Manager.  Gates, a standout athlete who was the starting goalkeeper for the University of Michigan Women’s Soccer team and a member of the US National Women’s Soccer Team pool, earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan.  After graduating, Gates worked in SEO, web design and internet marketing, then accepted a head coaching role at Lenoir-Rhyne University while completing her MBA at that institution.

In addition to her athletic prowess, Gates brings direct IT staffing and recruiting experience with her to Sherpa.  Gates will work with both Sherpa clients and candidates to match top notch candidates with leading opportunities in both Technology and Project Management.  Of Gates, Theresa Ulyatt, Sherpa’s VP of Technology and Project Management stated, “Madison brings every ounce of that wonderful competitive nature with her to work every day, tempered with teamwork that is second to none. Smart, tenacious and hardworking, her candidates and clients are already benefiting from having her on their side. Madison is a rising professional to watch.” 

Philanthropically, Gates is involved with March of Dimes and Rock-A-Thon.

Sherpa Technology and Project Management Adds Laura Williams

Charlotte Business Journal

Jun042015

We're happy to welcome Laura Williams as a Recruiting Manager in our Technology and Project Management practice areas.  Laura is a focused, success-driven individual who makes it a point to personally get to know each and every candidate she works with.  Laura's commitment to matching top IT and PM professionals with the right roles for them is unwavering.  Check out the full press release for additional information about Laura - she looks forward to working with you!

Press Release - Williams



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Sherpa Listed Among Charlotte's Best Places to Work

Internal

Nov142014

Charlotte, NC - November 14, 2014: Charlotte, NC – Sherpa has been ranked on this year's list of the "Best Places to Work" in the Small Company category. Learn more...



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Sherpa Adds Michelle Cole to Technology Team

Internal Press Release

Jul172014

Charlotte, NC - July 17, 2014: Charlotte, NC – Michelle Cole has joined Sherpa as a Recruiting Manager in their Technology practice. Cole, who previously worked in HR for Macy’s in New York City, is a graduate of Meredith College. In her role, Michelle will ...



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Sherpa Promotes Lisa Hildreth to Vice President of Accounting, Finance & HR Services

Internal Press Release

Jun302014

Charlotte, NC - June 30, 2014: Charlotte, NC – Sherpa, a leading staffing, recruiting and consulting firm headquartered in Charlotte, has promoted Lisa Hildreth to Vice President of Accounting, Finance and Human Resources Services. Hildreth, who joined the Sherpa team in 2010, has been integral...



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Sherpa Adds Jenny Hudson to Accounting & Finance Team

Charlotte Business Journal

Jun172014

Charlotte, NC - June 17, 2014: Charlotte, NC – See Sherpa's Jenny Hudson in Charlotte Business Journal's "People on the Move"...



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Sherpa Adds Ashley Brueckner to Technology Team

Charlotte Business Journal

Oct232013

Charlotte, NC - October 23, 2013: Charlotte, NC – See Sherpa's Ashley Brueckner in Charlotte Business Journal's "People on the Move"...



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Sherpa Launches Second Annual "Get Talent, Give Support" Campaign

Internal

Oct012013

Charlotte, NC - October 1, 2013: Charlotte, NC – Sherpa has launched it's 2nd Annual "Get Talent, Give Support" Breast Cancer campaign. Running throughout the month of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month...



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Sherpa's Melissa McGuire Named to ASC Cultural Life Task Force

ASC Press Release

May282013

Charlotte, NC - May 28, 2013: Charlotte, NC – A diverse group representing local philanthropy, non-profits, government and business will spend the next seven months studying the financial state of Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s cultural sector and make recommendations for how to create a sustainable funding model to secure it...



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Norvell Joins Sherpa's Specialized Financial Recruiting Team

Internal Press Release

May012012

Charlotte, NC - May 1, 2012: Charlotte, NC – Charlotte-based staffing, recruiting and consulting services provider, Sherpa, is excited to add Daphne Norvell as a Recruiting Manager in their Specialized Financial Recruiting practice. Norvell is an alumna of The University of Virginia with a degree in Accounting. An avid volunteer...



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Sherpa Welcomes Taylor

Internal Press Release

Mar122012

Charlotte, NC - March 12, 2012: Charlotte, NC - Sherpa, a premier provider of staffing, recruiting and project-based consulting services, is pleased to announce the addition of Adam Taylor, Project Management Recruiting Manager...



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Sherpa Launches Colors for Cans Food Drive

Internal Press Release

Aug232011

Charlotte, NC - August 23, 2011: Charlotte, NC - Sherpa, a premier provider of accounting and financial staffing, recruiting and consulting services, recently launched their “Colors for Cans” food drive in their local office. During this campaign, which coincides with the NFL season, Sherpa employees donate food items...



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Sherpa's Melissa McGuire Elected to WFAE Board

WFAE Social Media Release

Jan062011

Charlotte, NC - January 6, 2011: WFAE’s board of directors, University Radio Foundation Inc., has elected executive officers and three new directors to its governing board...



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Sherpa Receives Top Ranking

Internal Press Release

Aug052010

Charlotte, NC - August 5, 2010: Sherpa, a premier Charlotte-based provider of accounting, finance, technology and project management staffing, recruiting and consulting services, has been ranked No. 1 on Charlotte Business Journal’s list of ‘Largest Area Contingency Executive Search Firms’. The complete “Book of Lists” is published annually by the Journal at the end of the year and rates Charlotte-area firms using various criteria.



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New Dominion vs. Sherpa: Which Staff is Greener?

Charlotte Business Journal

Jun042010

Charlotte, NC - June 4, 2010 : Staffing firm Sherpa and NewDominion Bank are vying to see which company’s employees can go the farthest in reducing their carbon footprint this summer.

Clean Air Works! — a program of the Regional Air Quality Board — will award points to each firm for clean commuting: biking, walking, public transportation or carpooling. Employees can boost their company’s score through other environmentally friendly gestures, such as grocery shopping with reusable bags.

Says NewDominion Chief Executive Bradley Thompson: “I have full confidence our NewDominion Bank team will be enjoying a free lunch in September, compliments of our competitors!”

Sherpa takes a more convivial tone. “Sherpa works diligently to make sure that employees are knowledgeable about air pollution, its adverse health effects and its potential effect on the business climate of the region,” says Missy McDonald, group manager of the firm’s accounting and financial division. “We are excited about this competition as a way to energize our efforts for clean air.”



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Sherpa Supports 2010 ASC Campaign

Internal Press Release

Mar112010

Charlotte, NC - March 11, 2010 : For the third consecutive year, Sherpa’s Missy McDonald has taken an active role in helping Sherpa support the arts in our region by getting the entire Sherpa team on-board with the Arts and Science Council’s annual fundraising drive. Under McDonald’s guidance (and creative efforts) the Sherpa team again had 100% participation on the intraoffice campaign and was able to raise 108% of their campaign goal. McDonald was pleased with the result and commented, “It’s wonderful to be able to pull together as a team and commit ourselves to raising awareness and money for something as important as culture in our community.”



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Sherpa Among Charlotte Business Journal's "Fast 50" Award Recipients

Charlotte Business Journal

Dec032009

Charlotte, NC - December 3, 2009 : Sherpa has been named to the Charlotte Business Journal's list of the 50 fastest-growing private companies in the region.

The Charlotte Business Journal recognized their Fast 50 businesses at an awards luncheon Thursday, Dec. 3rd at the Charlotte Convention Center. Companies qualified for the honors based on a formula that reflects dollar and percentage growth during a three-year period. Accounting firm LarsonAllen evaluated the nominations to determine the rankings.



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Finalists named for Charlotte BusinessWoman award

Charlotte Business Journal

Feb202008

Charlotte, NC - February 20, 2008 : Five finalists have been chosen for the annual Charlotte BusinessWoman of the Year award, which is sponsored by Queens University of Charlotte and Wachovia Corp.

The award recognizes the achievement of women in for-profit enterprises, based on their contributions to the business, civic and cultural communities of the Charlotte region.

Finalists are Barbara Anderson, president of AMS Specialty Steel; Terri DeBoo, director of marketing for All American Roofing; Melissa McGuire, director of Sherpa; Anne Vulcano, first vice president of office properties at CB Richard Ellis Inc.; and Marylaurel Wilks, executive vice president of Lowe's Motor Speedway.

Queens will host the 22nd annual BusinessWoman of the Year Award luncheon March 12.



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McColl Executive MBA Business Plan Competition

McColl School of Business

Dec142007

Charlotte, NC - December, 2007: On December 14, 2007, the McColl School of Business hosted its annual Executive MBA Business Plan Competition. The capstone project of the Executive MBA is for participants to work in teams to develop a business plan...



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Uphill Climb Pays Off

Charlotte Business Journal

Nov022007

Charlotte, NC - November 02, 2007: Friends and business associates warned Sherpa's founders of the challenges they would face in starting their own business...



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Local Companies Cited for Emission Reductions

Charlotte Business Journal

Oct102007

Charlotte, NC - October 10, 2007: The Regional Air Quality Board has recognized Piedmont Natural Gas Co. Inc., Duke Energy Corp., Bissell Cos. and Citi Fort Mill for reducing automotive emissions...



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Chamber Honors Top Entrepreneurs, Manufacturers

Charlotte Business Journal

Sep122007

Charlotte, NC - September 12, 2007: Lance Inc., All American Roofing Inc. and Concentrix Music and Sound Design Inc. took top honors Tuesday at the 2007 Charlotte Chamber Awards Gala...



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Chamber names entrepreneur-award finalists

Jun122007

Charlotte, NC - June 12, 2007: The Charlotte Chamber has announced the finalists for its 2007 entrepreneur awards.

The awards are divided into two categories -- one for companies with one to 20 employees and the other for companies with 21 to 100 workers.



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Charlotte's high-tech job market is up after decline

Feb162007

Charlotte, NC - February 16, 2007 : After a four-year slide, high-tech employment in the Charlotte region is on the rise.

Tech employment in metro Charlotte grew to 5,374 jobs last year, a gain of 668 from the 2005 total, according to the state Employment Security Commission.



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Chamber honors top entrepreneurs

Sep152006

Charlotte, NC - September 15, 2006 : Peak 10 received the award for companies with 21 to 100 employees. The company operates data centers in several Southeastern cities.

Other finalists in that category were executive-placement firm Sherpa; Exervio Management Consulting Inc., a technology consultant; and The Restaurant Group, which operates Fuel Pizza and Jolina restaurants.



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Chamber names entrepreneur-award finalists

May312006

Charlotte, NC - May 31, 2006 : The Charlotte Chamber has announced the finalists for its 2006 entrepreneur awards.



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Sherpa LLC Launches Enhanced Website

Jan062006

Charlotte, NC - January 6, 2006 : Sherpa LLC, a Charlotte-based specialized provider of Accounting, Finance and Information Technology recruiting, staffing and consulting solutions has launched their redesigned website. The website, www.sherpallc.com, provides enhanced navigation features for Sherpa‘s customers and candidates.

“The continuous growth of our finance and accounting business lines together with the firm foothold we’ve established in the IT recruiting and IT project consulting markets made the overhaul of our site a necessity” said Joe Hanel, principal at Sherpa. “The new site provides us the opportunity to more accurately reflect our service offerings and the branding we’ve worked so hard to establish.”

Tivoli Partners, a Charlotte-based agency specializing in direct marketing and interactive media, designed the website and will maintain it.

Tech employment shows signs of new strength

Charlotte Business Journal

Oct282005

October 28, 2005 : "It's become a candidate's market," says Robert Jones, an information-technology recruiter at Sherpa, a local placement firm.



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How to Choose a Permanent Placement Firm

Charlotte Business Journal

Sep092005

September 9, 2005 : Says Melissa McGuire, director of Sherpa, an executive search firm in Charlotte: “Look at the recruiters' longevity. Recruiting is a networking industry, and they need to know the marketplace well…”



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Big Ideas: Profile of Melissa McGuire

Charlotte Business Journal

May062005

May 6, 2005 : “Do what you love. Have a sense of direction in your career, but be willing to take risks when the right thing comes along.”



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Sherpa Navigates the Financial Terrain

Greater Charlotte Biz - 5/04

May022004

May 2004 : When former co-workers Melissa McGuire, Barry Pronier and Joe Hanel decided to form their business, they could not anticipate the economic downturn on the horizon.



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Sherpa launches F&A project solutions division

Staffing Industry Professional News

Jul092003

July 9, 2003 : Charlotte NC-based finance and accounting staffing firm Sherpa LLC has launched Sherpa Project Solutions.



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Job market looking up for spring graduates

Diversity Publishing

Jan172003
Q1, 2003 : Barry Pronier, a partner in Sherpa, a staffing and recruiting Charlotte firm that specializes in providing finance and accounting professionals, forecasts a tight labor market in the next 10 years.

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Sherpa completes its move

Charlotte Business Journal

Sep202002
September 20, 2002 : Sherpa, a financial recruiting firm, has moved to 1001 Morehead Square Drive, Suite 290 in Charlotte.

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Sherpa on the move

Charlotte Business Journal

May242002
May 24, 2002 : Charlotte-based executive recruiting firm Sherpa has outgrown its South End offices and leased 3,500 square feet at Lincoln Harris' Morehead Square building at 1001 Morehead Square Drive.

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Sherpa goes head-hunting

Charlotte Business Journal

Apr152002
April 15, 2002 : Sir Edmund Hillary needed a Sherpa guide to be the first to reach the top of Mount Everest in May 1953. Now a Charlotte firm hopes that financial institutions will need Sherpa to hire quality people.

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