Our Senior Leadership Team

Kristina Sawdy • Senior Executive Recruiter

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Kristina Sawdy brings to Haskel Thompson & Associates a background of hard work, unwavering enthusiasm and a unique skill set.  As a graduate of the University of Florida, her experience in sales coupled with a deep human resource background provide effective management at every level in a professional search.  Ms. Sawdy’s previous experience as a managing partner permits an understanding of bottom-line, cost-effective time management.  She appreciates the pressures under which client companies operate.  Kristina’s back-office, human resource experience presents candidates with support and guidance through every phase of their process from vetting, to interviewing, and on boarding.  Client companies and candidates also benefit from Kristina’s expertise in C-Suite placements.

Kristina Sawdy is a competitive professional who will channel her energy and talent to provide the recruiting solutions companies must have in today’s work environment.  Client companies receive an array of thoroughly qualified candidates vetted through Haskel Thompson’s proprietary processes.

Jennifer Eaton • Senior Recruiting Analyst

Jennifer has over a decade of experience in the convenience store industry. Jennifer has worked for multiple top 100 convenience chains in various capacities including merchandising, category and brand management, data analysis, and project management. In 2017, she was honored as a Top Women in Convenience Senior Level Leader by Convenience Store News.

Jennifer has spent much of her career in the category management space and has extensive experience with SKU rationalization, inventory management, and vendor negotiation and management. In addition, Jennifer has led multiple omnichannel marketing campaigns and spearheaded marketing collaborations with multiple sport organizations, including a convenience store located in the middle of Charlotte Motor Speedway. Her experience in developing marketing programs culminated in recognition as a featured marketing campaign in The New York Times.

Jennifer obtained a Master of Business Administration from East Carolina University and studied Sport Management at Georgia Southern University. She is a certified Project Management Professional and holds multiple certificates in Business Communication and Six Sigma.

As a seasoned professional on the retail side of the industry, Jennifer brings a unique perspective to professional executive searches and is able to draw on her own experiences to deliver best in class results for our clients.


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