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Kevin Sailor Executive Recruiter - Alexander Raymond

Kevin Sailor, President and CEO – Executive Recruiter

Kevin Sailor is the President & CEO of Alexander Raymond. Kevin spent 20 years in the Mortgage and finance industry. He has started multiple companies including 2 mortgage companies, Financial Recruiters International, and Alexander Raymond. He sold his mortgage companies and moved into recruiting after the mortgage meltdown of 2008. His 20+ years in financial services allows our company to be a powerful player in our niche area. He is passionate and dedicated to helping financial services firms and professionals to build the very best teams possible. He uses a polite yet aggressive approach to help his clients achieve their goals. He has an exceptional EQ when it comes to recruiting and matching.

Kevin was born and raised in Northern California until he moved to St. Louis Missouri in 2011 to marry his wife, Julia. Together they have 7 children, 2 birds, and a rescue cat named Mike. Kevin enjoys mountain biking, and also rides E-bikes with Julia, enjoys time outdoors, and spending time with his family.

Greg McDowell, Executive Search Team Lead

Greg McDowell, Executive Search Team Lead

Greg McDowell is an Executive Search Team Lead at Alexander Raymond. Greg’s favorite part of his job is changing people’s lives through his work. He uses his strong work ethic and a deep sense of empathy to create long-lasting relationships with both Clients and Candidates alike. He has been a recruiter for over 16 years and brings a vast array of knowledge and skill with him. Before recruiting, Greg was in the banking industry for 12 years.

Greg is originally from Central Illinois, but he and his wife, Jolene, settled in the Saint Louis area. He is a proud father and grandfather to his son and two grandsons. Greg also has 2 rescue cats, Zeke and George. Greg enjoys music, sports, live entertainment, and travel. Greg also likes spending time with his family and going to church.

Denise Decker, Executive Search Team Lead

Denise Decker, Executive Search Team Lead

Denise Decker was the first recruiter added to the Alexander Raymond team. She loves helping people advance in their careers and helping amazing firms acquire the best talent. She is great at communicating and relating to people and is dedicated to the recruiting process. This includes matching, navigating, and negotiating for all parties involved. Previously, she worked in investment real estate for 27 years. She retired from Delta airlines in 2021 after 14 years. 2 days later she was hired as a recruiter and absolutely loves it!

Denise is a former military brat, moving around a lot in her childhood. She settled down in Florida and has been there for 48 years. Denise and her husband, Darrell, have two daughters and a granddaughter. She also has two rescue dogs, Gracie and Goose. She loves spending time with her family, going to the beach, boating, and volunteering at her church.

Christie Burgess, Executive Search Team Lead

Christie Burgess, Executive Search Team Lead

Christie Burgess is an Executive Search Team Lead at Alexander Raymond. She has dedicated her entire career to cultivating enduring relationships with clients and placing candiates in career positions. She excels in resolving complex hiring challenges, consistently achieving mutual success in her endeavors. While her expertise spans multiple industries, she currently specializes in Fiduciary Services and Insurance.

Drawing from her rich background, Christie spent six years in corporate HR as a Talent Acquisition Manager, where she established comprehensive processes and procedures for the corporate setting. Christie grew up in Bakersfield, CA and moved to Los Angeles after college where she spent nearly a decade as an Executive Producer in the Television Industry.

Upon settling in Missouri in 2012, she smoothly transitioned her career to Executive Recruiting.

In 2015, Christie married the love of her life, Matt, and they have a 6-year-old son, Easton, 4-year-old son, Lincoln, and a precious dog named Anya. Together, they enjoy spending time outdoors and time with family.

Jacob Aubel, Executive Recruiter

Jacob Aubel, Executive Recruiter

Jacob Aubel is a recruiter for Alexander Raymond. Whether it be a candidate landing the perfect job or a company with a difficult-to-fill position, Jacob is known for using his expertise to execute a long term mutual benefit for both clients and candidates.

Originally from Northeast Ohio, Jacob resides in Central Oklahoma where he’s overjoyed to escape the harsh winters. He loves cheering on the Oklahoma Thunder when they’re in town, as well as the minor-league Dodgers. If you are ever on a video meeting with Jacob, you’ll likely encounter his cats, Squeaks and Muffin.

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Rita Brannam - Executive Search Team Lead

Rita Brannam, the newest addition to Alexander Raymond. As an Executive Search Team Lead, Rita is dedicated to forging strong relationships with clients and candidates, particularly within the Fiduciary space of Wealth Management and Trust, to facilitate the formation of dynamic teams. She demonstrates exceptional skill in navigating complex hiring obstacles, consistently achieving shared success in her undertakings.

With a wealth of experience spanning over two decades across diverse industries, Rita has consistently demonstrated a commitment to leadership excellence, operational efficiency, and exceptional customer service. Her track record includes driving functional improvements, implementing innovative policies, and fostering a positive work environment through HR initiatives.

A long-time resident of the St. Louis area since childhood, Rita is a devoted fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, Blues, and City. Rita opted out on the pets as she felt there was plenty of animals running the home with her husband Scott of over 25 years and their 3 wonderful children. In her leisure time, Rita enjoys family activities, volunteering at her children's school, indulging in reading, and exploring new travel destinations.

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