Meet Our Team

Katie McConnell Olson, CPA, PHR

Katie McConnell
Katie McConnell Olson
Hiring Consultant
Search Advisor

Katie is a licensed CPA and PHR (Certified Public Accountant, Professional of Human Resources).

Katie started her career in corporate tax audit with the Franchise Tax Board. She then entered into public accounting with a regional CPA firm, where she performed audits of publicly traded manufacturing entities and construction companies. Katie exited that firm in 2011 to help launch and run a start-up CPA firm. Thereafter, she entered the talent industry with a worldwide recruitment organization. She re-entered public accounting as Director of Recruitment for a large regional CPA firm where she lead the firm’s in-house talent program. Katie formed a hiring consulting practice within that firm and ultimately exited to launch Hire Education Consulting Group.

Katie has experience serving clients of all sizes and industries. Her focus is in the middle market for growing companies with a focus in construction, manufacturing, professional service and agriculture.

Gina Goodman, MA, PHR

Gina Goodman
Gina Goodman PHR
Hiring Consultant

Gina has a background in recruitment and talent consulting in a variety of industries including construction, IT, marketing and communication, customer service and engineering. 

Gina has worked for a national telecommunication company, leading the efforts of a large project to hire field technicians, labor and operations across the US. Prior to joining Hire Education Consulting Group as a Senior Consultant, Gina worked as a Recruiter with a solar company that was later acquired by Telsa, providing talent advisory for electrical, field technicians and construction roles. 

Gina is a licensed PHR and Public Speaking teacher.

Gina brings an expertise in full cycle hiring consulting and training, & recruiting for specialty construction, operations, and administrative roles.

Lauren Torres

Hiring Consultant
Lauren Torres
Lauren Poling

Lauren brings a unique blend of experience in accounting, finance, operations, human resources and talent acquisition.


Lauren began her career in accounting working with a technology start-up in the San Francisco Bay Area. Following their merger, Lauren relocated to Boston to lead the accounting department. Upon moving back to California, she fell in love with talent advisory, ultimately finding a career as a finance and accounting recruitment professional. 

Lauren spent several years working within a recruitment agency before blending both worlds as Lead Recruiter of a hiring practice housed within a national CPA firm. In that role, she performed both local and national recruitment projects for companies across the United States. Lauren moved on into VP Finance for a large real estate asset management firm.  

Lauren has experience in various industries, including real estate, tech, professional services, construction and agriculture. 

Certified Predictive Index Practitioners

How do you know if a candidate has the behaviors and profile to be successful in the job?

The Predictive Index (PI) is a theory-based, self-report behavioral assessment designed to evaluate if a candidate fits the role based on a 4-Factor Model of Personality: Dominance, Extroversion, Patience, and Formality.

Hire Education Consulting Group is a certified practitioner of the PI.


Katie Bio (pdf)


Gina Bio (pdf)


Lauren Bio (pdf)


Affiliate partners & Advisors

Mark Haney, HaneyBiz

Mark has built several multi-million dollar companies and is passionate about helping dedicated Sacramento entrepreneurs and business people grow their business.

Mark is a Sacramento media personality and host of The Mark Haney Show, a weekly radio show focused on entrepreneurial education and inspiration.  Mark is also a frequent speaker at events throughout Northern California. 

TJ Kastning, Ambassador Search Group

Ambassador Search Group specializes in direct placement and search services for construction field personnel. 


Hire Education Consulting is proud to partner with Ambassador Search Group to deliver our construction clients a comprehensive array of search services with expertise to meet each client’s unique needs.


Jennifer Robinson, MarketForce Global

  Jennifer specializes in helping businesses and their leaders reach their full potential.  Jennifer is a sought-after coach and speaker for organizations looking to grow their businesses to new heights. 

Hire Education Consulting is proud to partner with Jennifer to deliver our clients comprehensive service solutions including culture, leadership and sales coaching.  

HaneyBiz Growth Accounting

HaneyBiz Growth Accounting provides outsourced bookkeeping, payroll and accounting services to growing companies. 

Hire Education Consulting Group and HaneyBiz Growth Accounting partner to provide clients with seamless services for companies with accounting departments in transition. 

Chemene Phillips, Brix Branding

Chemene is a branding and digital media expert. Her firm assists with connecting companies with their audiences through effective design, messaging, print and digital media solutions that gain quality leads, increase sales, and achieve overall business goals.

Hire Education Consulting is proud to partner with Chemene to deliver our clients a comprehensive array of service offerings in the branding, marketing and hiring space.