Meet Our Recruiting Director – Debbie


OpTech prides itself on the relationships our recruiters forge with candidates. Behind every great group of recruiters is an amazing Director of Recruiting. The Director of Recruiting is instrumental in leading the development and implementation of strategic talent acquisition tactics and leads the evaluation of the entire recruiting function, strategies, and procedures in order to find opportunities for improvement.

Meet Debbie:

Job Title  – Director of Recruiting  

Have you always been in the field of Recruiting?
I’ve been in the staffing industry since the late 90’s where I started out in Organizational Management for an Engineering firm and was asked to help with recruiting. I didn’t even know why companies used outside firms to help find talent, but I quickly learned and had several automotive accounts. I spent most of my years at Manpower Metro Detroit and VisionIT, in both Recruiting, Management and Account Management; traveling extensively to care for clients. I joined OpTech about 5 years ago, left for two years (engineering again) and back for two years now.

What’s the most exciting part of your job?
I love working with my team of recruiters at OpTech, helping them reach their goals, celebrating their wins and assisting them when something isn’t working.

I equally love strategy- putting energy towards growing the company through collaborative efforts.

What do you do in your free time?
In my free time, I enjoy being with my family, home renovations and am passionate about civil rights and women’s issues.

What is one question every candidate should ask during a job interview?
There are a few, but especially “Do you feel I have the skills and experience you are looking for?” This allows the candidate and hiring manager to address anything right then and there.  Also, the candidate should ask about the next steps in the process.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Teleportation!  It would be great to simply teleport to a warmer location during a long winter. 

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