The Zelle Team

Chad’s Nebraskan roots taught him good ole’ fashioned values of hard work, sacrifice, and determination. This – paired with his first-class HR expertise – has led him to champion organizations to achieve first-class cultures and reach their business goals.  As Founder and President of Zelle, Chad oversees all divisions. Zelle’s unique business model is devoted to building impactful relationships with clients to ensure healthy organizational growth and development – an area Chad and his team are proud to implement every day.

Chad’s Nebraskan roots taught him good ole’ fashioned values of hard work, sacrifice, and determination. This – paired with his first-class HR expertise – has led him to champion organizations to achieve first-class cultures and reach their business goals.

As Founder and President of Zelle, Chad oversees all divisions. Zelle’s unique business model is devoted to building impactful relationships with clients to ensure healthy organizational growth and development – an area Chad and his team are proud to implement every day.

Chad Thies

President

402.323.1664

chad@zellehr.com

 

 

Steph has more than 15 years of experience in the HR industry – and each day offers something new. As Vice President of Consulting, Steph oversees the consulting division of Zelle. She is constantly establishing new and innovative ways to provide solutions to organizations of all sizes. Working alongside her clients, she works in their organizations to establish consistent and effective results that align with their goals. Her ability to make organizations see things outside their comfort zone is unique, and it’s what propels them to move forward. Her keen eye, intuitive spirit, and brilliant industry knowledge are refreshing traits to the HR world.

Steph Vanous

vice president

402.323.1232

steph@zellehr.com

 

Committed. Strategic. Successful. All three are consistent themes in Hannah’s personality that have enabled her to lead a thriving HR career.

As Vice President of Operations and Partnerships at Zelle, Hannah splits her time between overseeing internal operations and cultivating relationships with Zelle partners. The IBM Watson Talent Partnership, Zelle’s most impactful partner, is Hannah’s “sweet spot.” Here, she works together with IBM to find industry-leading technology solutions to help clients make informed hiring decisions. In addition, she frequently steps into organizations to cultivate hiring, onboarding, and development initiatives that bring positive cultural growth.

Hannah Engelbrecht 

vice president

402.323.1867

hannah@zellehr.com

As a Zelle consultant, Jamie stays on top of industry trends and technology to provide clients with viable solutions that best fit their organizations. She assists clients with HR structure and compliance, workforce planning and development, performance management, and leadership training platforms. HR is her “jam” and connecting with people every day is one of her biggest joys.

Jamie Mohrman

Zelle consultant

402.323.1027

jamie@zellehr.com

 

Jake believes recruitment is more than just job placement; rather, it’s an investment that ensures organizations obtain the best human capital for their business. He knows that when companies get the best talent and people find a better position at work, it’s a win-win for everyone.

As Director of Recruiting, Jake oversees the recruitment team as well as attracts first-rate talent for companies to create long-lasting, successful relationships.

Jake McMullin

dIRECTOR OF RECRUITING

402.323.1857

jake@zellehr.com

Courtney has always been a natural people-person. After working in the retail management industry and training employees every day, Courtney quickly learned she was destined for a career in Human Resources.

At Zelle, Courtney develops marketing strategies for each Zelle division and promotes the overall brand. She also manages the daily operations of the business (i.e. keeps everyone in the office on their toes).

Courtney Brockman

Marketing & Operations manager

402.323.1077

courtney@zellehr.com

 

Whether someone is starting a new job fresh out of school or passing the torch after a tenured career, Kate loves the challenge of working with all people in any stage of their careers.

As Zelle Specialist, Kate ensures our clients get the most out of their relationships with their consultants. You’ll usually find her knee-deep in research, project collaboration, and document creation – all the things her top-notch organizational skills are designed for.

Kate Abendroth

Zelle Specialist

402.323.1028

kate@zellehr.com

Maria loves numbers and people – a win-win at Zelle. She believes HR can make or break any organization, so it’s vital to have solid practices in place. As the Zelle Accountant, Maria’s awesome number crunching skills allow the Zelle team to focus on their clients while Maria handles all accounting and finances. We are lucky to have such a math whiz in the office!

Maria Peterson

Zelle accountant

402.323.1270

maria@zellehr.com

 

Malcolm’s 20 years in the clinical psychology field led him to pursue a specialized focus in leadership effectiveness and organizational success.

As Zelle’s Leadership Consultant, Malcolm advises clients on talent enhancement and people strategies in order to achieve business and strategic organizational goals, as well as maximum leadership effectiveness. Malcolm’s coaching approach is based on lifelong studies of human and organizational behavior and resonates well with a variety of organizations; he has advised clients from non-profits to Fortunate 500 companies in diverse sectors. Areas of special expertise include executive support through assessment and coaching processes, and organizational development through analysis using Engagement and Cultural Approaches.

Malcolm Heard

Leadership Consultant

402.202.3853

malcolm.heard@zellehr.com

Senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, studying Human Resource Management.

RJ Mourey

Zelle Intern

402.323.1310

rj@zellehr.com

 
Senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, studying Human Resource Management and Communications.

Senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, studying Human Resource Management and Communications.

Devon Gottsch

Zelle Recruiter

402.323.1138

devon@zellehr.com