Our Staff

Laurie Prochnow

Laurie Prochnow
President, CSM
715-842-1750 x302
llp@mriwausau.com

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Laurie Prochnow, started her career on the front lines at Management Recruiters of Wausau as a recruiter specializing in AS/400 placements. She won many awards and recognition for her success. Laurie assumed ownership of the office in 1994.

As owner and manager, she is continually developing a great team to serve the needs of clients and candidates. She is committed to becoming the most valued and trusted resource for finding the individuals who will add value to client organizations; to providing her people with the resources and motivation they need to be the best they can be; and to treating candidates with respect, honesty and professionalism.

Laurie actively works in industries besides managing the office. She focuses on the local marketplace, placing different types of positions. Here’s an example of some of her recent searches: CFO, Human Resources Director, Plant Controller, Engineering Supervisor, Payroll Specialist, Network Administrator, plus many more. Laurie wants to assist in building a strong local market.

Her other focus is the banking industry, which is the offices’ specialty. As a team they work from WI to CO. Currently, Laurie covers WI, KS, ND, SD, and CO. The majority of openings are in commercial and ag lending. Likewise, other key management positions include: President, Market President, and Manager of Lending.

Laurie likes empowering candidates to achieve their career goals.

Laurie recently moved back to Wausau to be closer to her grandchildren. Henry, Laurie’s husband, retired from his business ownership and they are looking forward to traveling the world.

Associations:

  • Wausau Rotary Club, Past President
  • West Side Business Association – President, Board Member
  • Past board member in charge of membership for the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) in Central Wisconsin
  • Publicity Chairman for Regional Conference in 1998 for AITP
  • Toastmasters International – Achieved Distinguished Toastmaster, the highest award in Toastmasters

Membership:

  • Wausau Area Chamber of Commerce – Member, Small Business Committee
  • Wausau Rotary – Board Member, Past President
  • Wausau West Side Business Association, Past President
  • Rasmussen College Toastmasters Club – Co-Founder

Education:

  • Marketing Degree from North Central Technical College

Bucket List:

  • Go on an Alaskan cruise
  • Go back and visit Venice, Italy
  • Take some painting classes

Random Facts:

  • Laurie has 2 children: David and Betty
  • Betty has 2 sons: Tyler and Jason
  • Laurie and Henry love the grandkids

Favorites:

  • Travel Destinations: historic locations and beaches (especially during long Wisconsin winters)

Scott Olson

Scott Olson (CSAM)

Midwest Banking Account Executive
715-842-1750 x332
sho@mriwausau.com

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Since joining MRI-Wausau in 2007, Scott quickly established himself as one of the top banking recruiters with MRI. Scott’s area of focus is with community and regional banks specializing in Commercial & Agriculture Lending roles and Executive Management positions throughout the Midwest.

Awards:

  • 2014 “CSAM of the Year” finalist (1 of 4 finalists in MRI)
  • Pacesetter Award (2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Account Executive of the Year – Wausau office (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • (CSAM) Certified Senior Account Manager since 2012: The highest rank awarded to recruiters at MRINetwork®, one of the world’s largest recruitment and search organization

He earned his Bachelor Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2006.  During this time Scott also served in the Wisconsin National Guard’s Cavalry Scouts for 4 years and 2 years in the Infantry. Scott was born and raised in Wausau, WI and continues to live in the Wausau Area with his wife and four sons.

Education:

  • Graduated from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in 2006
  • Served in the Infantry and as a Cavalry Scout in the Wisconsin National Guard from 1998-2004

Bucket List:

  • Retire in Tennessee or Colorado
  • Visit Fuji, Ireland and Hawaii again (this time with the kids)
  • Meet Secretary of Defense James Mattis

Random Fact:

  • 4 kids: all boys 11 and under

Favorites:

  • Music: rock, outlaw country and punk
  • TV Shows: Game of Thrones, Better Call Saul and Friday Night Lights
  • Hobbies: hiking, fishing and traveling with family

Lori Smith

Lori Smith

Office Manager/Internet Researcher
715-842-1750 x305
adm@mriwausau.com32-linkedin

Lori has been with Management Recruiters International (MRI) since 1995. Prior to joining MRI, she spent most of her career with a Fortune 500 food company in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The majority of her career with MRI has been spent recruiting in the banking and manufacturing industries. Currently she manages the office, provides technical assistance to staff, and researches the internet and social media to stay abreast of company news and to identify top talent. It gives her great satisfaction making a difference in a candidate’s life as well as enhancing their career. Lori has earned the Pacesetter Award, which is achieved by the top producers at MRI. Her husband’s job took them to MI, KY, and TX (where she started her career with MRI San Antonio). She valued the experience of living in different parts of the United States and gaining great friends in each state. They have been in the Wausau area since 2007.

Bucket List:

  • Go to the Kentucky Derby
  • Go to the 4 major golf championships. 2 down (US Open and PGA Championship), 2 to go (Masters and British Open)
  • Trip out West to see “real” mountains

Random Facts:

  • Born and raised in Green Bay, WI
  • Avid Packer fan and shareholder
  • Worked for four different MRI Offices:  San Antonio, TX, Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, Louisville, KY & Wausau, WI

Favorites:

  • Spending time with her husband, rescue cat Buddy, and family & friends
  • Watching the Green Bay Packers
  • Cooking, reading, and spending time outdoors

Shilo Eisberner

Shilo Eisberner

Talent Scout
715-842-1750 x303
jse@mriwausau.com

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Shilo is a Talent Scout for the banking industry, or as she likes to refer to it as, “Professional Matchmaking!” She is responsible for identifying quality candidates for a variety of banking positions throughout the Midwest.

Drawing from her Family Life Education degree earned at UW-Stevens Point and Social Worker background, she tends to examine all aspects of the candidate’s life paying close attention to their specific needs and requests when presenting them with opportunities.

She values finding the right person for the job. Shilo truly enjoys coming to work every day! When you love what you do, it never feels like work! When she’s isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her son, kittens and her horse “Khaleesi”.

Education:

  • Graduated UW-Stevens Point in 2014 with a degree in Family Life Education and a minor in Sociology

Bucket List:

  • Meet Dolly Parton, she just seems like the sweetest gal all around!
  • Earn her carried and concealed permit for a handgun
  • Get her motorcycle license and a sport bike

Random Facts:

  • 1 son: Joey, age 14, major basketball fan, life motto: “Ball is Life”
  • She is proficient in French
  • She is featured on a nationally produced beer bottle called “Drop Dead Blonde” from the Point Brewery

Favorites:

  • Horses and cats are her favorite animals. She has several of both
  • Rodeo is her favorite sport, as she is a former rodeo queen
  • She is obsessed with the show Forensic Files

Joei Vander Kooy

Account Executive
715-842-1750 x311
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Joei joined Management Recruiters in the summer of 2017. Her focus is with community and regional banks specializing in Commercial & Agriculture Lending roles and Executive Management positions. She spent the majority of her career in outside sales and worked in fascinating industries including Pharmaceutical, Agricultural Commodities and Franchising. Joei began recruiting in 2013 working in her hometown on direct hire professional roles.

Creating a mutually rewarding match between clients and candidates is what Joei excels at.  She takes time to understand the client’s culture and needs and pairs them with someone whose personality and skillset are a great fit.

Education:

  • Went to high school at DC Everest
  • Graduated from UW-Stevens Point in 1998

Bucket List:

  • Retire on a hobby horse farm
  • Take an Alaskan cruise

Random Facts:

  • She has a Son and a Daughter

Favorites:

  • Huge Green Bay Packers fan
  • Loves camping and snowmobiling

Brad Newhouse

Internet Researcher
715-842-1750 x306
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Brad was born and raised in Wausau and promptly returned to join the Management Recruiters of Wausau team after graduating from college in Madison. As an internet researcher, he makes sure that the account executives always have great candidates to contact for their positions. Along with maintaining the client database, Brad also manages MRI Wausau’s social media presence along with the website you’re currently looking at!

Education:

  • B.S. in Strategic Communication from the UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Bucket List:

  • Go to a Celtics game in Boston
  • Go to a Metallica concert
  • Go to a Nine Inch Nails concert

Random Facts:

  • He is the father of a wonderful orange tabby cat, Jasper
  • He is an Eagle Scout
  • He loves rock and metal music

Favorites:

  • Foods: crab legs, cheesy potatoes and steak
  • TV Shows: How I Met Your Mother, House of Cards and Game of Thrones
  • Hobbies: playing with Jasper, playing video games and hanging out with family and friends
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