Vaughna S. Cochenour, CPC
Vaughna is a Certified Personnel Consultant and started in the recruiting and staffing industry in the early 90’s. Before founding Reliant Search in 2003, she served as a turnaround specialist for national and local firms focused in Accounting and Finance. She leverages her vast network of contacts to search out the best candidates and opportunities in the marketplace. Vaughna is also a Portland native and proud owner of Olly, one of our office mascots. Oh yeah, did we forget to mention she's a diehard Timbers fan?
Alex, the newest member our staff, came to Portland in 2010 to attend the University of Portland, where he studied Accounting and Finance. His previous experience in Executive Recruitment, paired with his intricate knowledge of accounting principles and financial reporting, make him a welcomed addition to our growing team. Alex embraces an active lifestyle with outdoor activities and sports and also regularly experiments with Portland's promising food and beer scene.
Max A. Gordin
Max is a Portland native and graduate of Portland State University. His previous experience in sales and financial services makes him a valuable member of the Reliant Search team. As an Account Executive, Max fosters business development and builds long-term relationships with companies in the greater Portland / Vancouver area. He enjoys an active lifestyle and embraces the eclectic music, art, food and culture of Portland.
Kristin D. Abell
Kristin joined our team in 2004 and has managed the changing needs of our growing company over the past decade. She started in the recruiting and staffing industry as a receptionist when she was just 16 years old. Kristin is a Portland native and received her degree from the University of Portland - Go Pilots! She is a principal in the firm and also the proud owner of Wilson, one of our office mascots.
Amy is a new arrival to Stumptown and joined Reliant Search in October 2015. If you have questions about timecards and payroll, she’s the one to call. She has a black belt in the administrative arts and is a master of organizing, tracking, matching, and balancing. Amy spends her free time with her family exploring the outdoors and all the great music and food Portland has to offer.
Chief Snoring Officer
Wilson is a French Bulldog who enjoys coming to the office nearly every day. He loves sunbathing, long walks to the bathroom, and napping... particularly napping. You might hear him snoring even a few rooms away. He's very friendly and excited to meet new people, so feel free to say hello to him while you're at the office.
VP of Tail Wagging
Olly is a rescue dog and we think he’s an Whippet mix. He enjoys chewing everything in sight, frolicking with his pals at doggy daycare, and chasing squirrels. He’s a fun-loving puppy and devoted companion to his mama, Vaughna. He’s a social butterfly and loves meeting new people, so feel free to say hello to him when you visit the office.