Professional Career Consultants

Kansas City
(913) 652-0900

(303) 998-0000

(515) 274-9525

Quad Cities
(563) 594-6740

Leadership Team

 BruceBruce J. Putman, President & CEO                                       

Bruce started his career working for two large corporations for 12 years, Ford and GE, following the completion of his MBA degree at the University of Colorado. For the next 4 1/2 years he managed two privately held companies for absentee owners, then opened  A-1 STAFFING in January, 1998. In December, 2000, the professional staffing division was opened, later known as A-1 CAREERS. Bruce serves on the boards of the Missouri & Kansas Search and Staffing Association and is the Chairman Elect of the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS). 


Vickie Trigg, Director – Operations & Administration

Vickie has worked in various positions in the staffing industry over the last 20 years; starting as an Administrative Assistant for the Vice President of a local staffing company with multiple offices. She has been a Recruiter for a national staffing company, Associate – Sales & Operations for A-1 STAFFING, Operations Manager for another national staffing company and is now Director – Operations & Administration for A-1 CAREERS. She has a background in finance, operations, computers, compliance and training; which blends well with her current role.


KathyKathy Cardwell, Corporate Sales & Operations

Kathy was the Regional Manager of a large national photography company prior to working in the staffing industry for over 20 years. She started as a Recruiter and worked her way up to Vice President of a local franchise of a national staffing company with offices in Kansas and Missouri. As Vice President, she managed sales and operations while supervising multiple branches. Kathy has earned multiple awards. She was Manager – Sales & Operations for A-1 STAFFING prior to the sale of the company.  Kathy is now working in Corporate Sales & Operations for A-1 CAREERS.

 DianaDiana Anderson, Vice President & General Manager

Diana started her career in Human Resources recruiting for a large corporation supporting their world headquarters and call center. She has transitioned into the Staffing industry with progressive experience in recruitment, customer contact centers and RPO industries. Diana joined A-1 CAREERS/A-1 STAFFING in 2009. She has had increasing responsibility in growth and profit objectives, talent acquisition, account retention and growth, service delivery strategies and staff development. Diana has earned her CPC through NAPS and is involved in SHRM-KC serving on the membership committee. Additionally she is involved in NEJC Chamber, ACCP as well as MBBS.

AmyAmy Sheaffer, Vice President & General Manager

Dedicated to healthcare staffing, Amy has over 20 years of experience working in the industry.  She began her career in home care for multiple years and later managed the office for a group of Physicians, after attending business school.   She joined the staffing industry in 2007, with a focus in direct care. In 2011, she started with A-1 CAREERS in a Recruiting capacity and has advanced to business development and leadership for our Healthcare Division in Iowa and Illinois. 


MeganMegan Carrica, Branch Manager

Megan joined our team in 2013 and currently leads the Denver branch. She has a BA in Finance/Business Management at Washburn University. She began her career in the banking industry and in her time with A-1 CAREERS she has evolved from Recruiter to Branch Manager and is responsible for all branch numerical goals, business development, and recruiting leadership. She currently volunteers and leads the new member initiative for Mile High SHRM. Megan has obtained her CPC (Certified Personnel Consultant) certification.


Nicole Kombrink, Branch Supervisor

Nicole joined our team in 2013 and is currently Kansas City’s Branch Supervisor. Nicole has a BA in Communication Studies with a Minor in Business from the University of Kansas. She began her career in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles and then transitioned to A-1 CAREERS as a Recruiter, Senior Recruiter and now Branch Supervisor. Nicole has earned her CPC (Certified Personnel Consultant) certification. Nicole is responsible for recruiting leadership.


HeatherHeather Foster, Branch Supervisor

In 1995, Heather began her journey in healthcare working in Long Term Care. She discovered the world of homecare in early 1996 where she fell in love with the concept of in home patient care. Later that year, she began her career as an on call scheduling coordinator. She reentered the healthcare staffing market in 2000 and worked in various capacities ensuring patient’s needs were met with quality cares and staff. In 2012, she joined our team as an on call Recruiter and has since excelled into a recruiting role. She now helps lead the Des Moines’ Recruiting team.  Heather has earned CTS (Certified Temporary Staffing -Specialist) certification.

Brittany Littlefield, Branch Supervisor

Brittany joined our team in 2015 as a Recruiter in Des Moines and currently leads our Quad Cities branch office. She earned her undergraduate degree at Central Michigan University and completed her Master’s Degree in Business Leadership from William Penn University while working full-time. Brittany began her career in the non-profit sector working with direct support professionals, Since joining A-1 CAREERS she has evolved from Recruiter to Manager Trainee and is currently the Branch Supervisor in Bettendorf, IA, responsible for business development and recruiting leadership.






Kansas City/Corporate

7050 West 107th Street
Suite 120
Overland Park, KS 66212
(913) 652-0900



1660 S. Albion Street
Suite 719
Denver, CO 80222
(303) 998-0000



8355 University Blvd
Suite H
Clive, IA 50325
(515) 274-9525


Quad Cities

2435 Kimberly Rd
Suite 205S
Bettendorf IA 52722
(563) 594-6740