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Meet Our Team

Our Consultants aim to identify and foster relationships with talented candidates in a way that goes beyond checking off a list of job requirements..  We strive to understand your long-term career goals and offer our insight and counsel to help you to get there.  Whether you want to: flourish by leveraging mentorships and knowledge from experts in their field, take part in cutting-edge technology, or participate in innovative and creative solutions – our experienced recruiters will explore opportunities with you.  This meaningful discovery process is not only beneficial for candidates in which we engage, it also provides our clients access to a talent pool of prequalified, complementary candidates.



Joy Duce, SPHR

Partner in Charge, Human Resources Consulting Services

Joy J. Duce, partner for Sikich Human Resource Consulting Services, has significant experience in the development and implementation of policies and procedures that are compliant and aligned with the firm’s business strategies, goals and objectives. 

Joy is extremely perceptive at recognizing areas that need improvement and has the ability to develop and implement successful action plans. She has deep expertise in areas including training, benefit administration, employee relations, performance management plan design, attraction and retention programs, organizational development programs and leadership and employee development.
 
Service Areas
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Human Resource Consulting

Affiliations
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Society for Human Resource Management, member
Association for Accounting Administration, member
University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh Alumni Association, member

Education
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Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Human Resource 
Management and Marketing, University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh 


Pattie Wagner

Managing Director, Human Resource Consulting Services

Pattie Wagner is the managing director of the Human Resources Consulting team. She has over 20 years of experience working in a variety of industrial, high-tech, consumer, and financial settings. Pattie has also assisted both forprofit and not-for-profit organizations at the global, multi-national, and local levels. Among her many talents, Pattie excels at providing her clients with leadership development, program management, organizational design, and more. She is a dedicated HR professional with a drive to help organizations and their employees succeed.

Prior to joining Sikich, Pattie worked with companies like General Electric, Jumpstart Inc., Amazon, Goodyear, and Cisco, performing expert HR functions. She is also the founder and owner of Release Yoga, a yoga studio in northeast Ohio.

Service Areas
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Human Resource Consulting

Affiliations
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Akron Area Society of Human Resources (SHRM) 
Goldman Sachs -10,000 Small Businesses 

Education
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Master’s Degree in Labor & Human Resources, The Ohio State University 
Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, The University of Akron 



Jenny Andrews, CIR, PHR

Senior Consultant, Human Resources Consulting Services  
 
Jenny Andrews is a senior consultant for Sikich’s human resources consulting team, with many years of talent acquisition, employee development and employee relations experience. As a dedicated HR professional and talent development specialist, Jenny applies a unique and diverse skill set, the product of her extensive experiences as an operations executive as well as a HR business partner. She has a proven track record of business partnership and leadership in various organizations, excelling in strategic planning, creating and sustaining a performance culture, leadership coaching, change and organizational effectiveness. With a communication style adaptable to employees at all levels and functions, Jenny enjoys providing creative HR solutions that are both effective and practical. She has extensive experience in advising management and employees on the implementation on HR services with an emphasis on employee relations, performance management, leadership coaching, learning and development.

Service Areas 
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Human Resources Consulting
Private Sector
Retail Trade and Services

Affiliations 
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Society for Human Resource Management, member 
National Association of Professional Women, member 
Center for Creative Leadership, alumnus

Education 
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Business Management, concentration on Management and Organization Behavior, Benedictine University
Center of Creative Leadership, Leadership Development Program (LDP)



Laura Fischer

Consultant, Human Resources Consulting Services

Laura Fischer, Talent Acquisition Consultant of the firm’s Human Resources Consulting team, has an extensive background in corporate recruiting and talent management.  She is recognized for building strategic partner relationships by using her keen industry knowledge, strong business acumen and innovative approach to provide unparalleled client service.  Laura is experienced in full cycle recruitment, behavioral interviewing, effective onboarding, workforce planning, employee development and process improvement.  

Prior to joining Sikich, Laura worked in HR and Recruiting for one of the region’s top business law firms where she was involved in the employee hiring process at all levels, including executive and partner acquisitions. 
 
Service Areas
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Human Resources Consulting
 

Affiliations
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Member, Society for Human Resource Management

Education
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Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management and Marketing, Minor in Psychology, Marquette University



Karlie Hinman

Consultant, Human Resources Consulting Services

Karlie Hinman is a Human Resources Consultant for the Sikich Human Resource Consulting Services team. Recently graduating from Illinois State University (ISU) with a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management,Karlie is ready to put to work everything she learned while attending ISU. At Illinois State, Karlie was heavily involved in the ISU chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and served on the chapter board as the VP of Merit. This past spring, Karlie was on the winning team of a Human Resource Case Competition hosted by SHRM, which Sikich sponsored. Karlie was also greatly involved in the Color Guard section of the Big Red Marching Machine all five years while attending ISU and served as a section leader her
last two years. 

Prior to joining Sikich full-time, Karlie was an associate for the team where she assisted in compliance issues, recruitment, employee file audits and much
more.

Service Areas
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Human Resource Consulting

Affiliations
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Society for Human Resource Management, member

Education
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Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management, Minors in Accounting,
Finance and Organizational Leadership, Illinois State University



Amy Schrubbe

Coordinator, Human Resources Consulting Services

Amy Schrubbe is a Human Resources Coordinator for the Sikich Human Resource Consulting Services team. Amy provides the team with internal support, performing a variety of clerical duties and activities. She has expertise in managing network clients, preparing reports and assisting with client engagements. Before transitioning into this role, Amy spent more than nine years with Sikich as an administrative assistant.


Service Areas
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Human Resource Consulting