With more than 100 years of combined experience working for some of the world’s largest recruiting firms, our team knows how to deliver talent! Our experience and commitment to values often forgotten in the business world ensures a great experience, regardless of whether you are seeking talent or a new career opportunity.
Jay Lucas Founder & CEO
Jay began his recruiting career in 1995, with one of the largest privately owned technical recruiting firms globally. It was there that he learned the fundamentals of recruiting, sales, and sales management. During this time Jay helped open the San Antonio branch, led divisions in engineering, scientific, telecommunications, and accounting & finance. His ability to establish credibility and build relationships are key to developing a large database of talent. He achieved the “Circle of Champions” for exceeding sales goals for several consecutive years.
Through a brief stint in small business consulting Jay learned the basic mechanics of small business operations. It then became clear that he was ready to test his entrepreneurial spirit and thus began True North. True North has achieved consistent revenue and client growth, and recently weathered one of the toughest economic downturns in history, a task proving too difficult for many established firms in the industry. With an established and scalable platform now in place, and a seasoned team of industry veterans he plans to continue to grow the business.
Jay enjoys building and improving True North, bird hunting, offshore fishing, health and fitness, spending time with family and close friends, landscaping, and cooking. Faith is central to Jay's life and he is an active member in his church where he has spent more than a decade contributing to the spiritual growth and development of others. He is a member of C12 Group, which serves as a roundtable of Christian business owners who are committed to making business their platform for ministering to others. Jay sits on one of several C12 Group boards, which exist in more than 30 states and 90 different markets.
Denise Bradford Director of Talent Delivery
Denise is the Director of Talent Delivery. Her specialties in Talent Delivery are placing Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Supply Chain, Operations, and Executive Leadership.
Denise is a native San Antonian. After graduating from Southwest Texas State University, Denise practiced in the recruiting industry. She began her career in 1998 as a Recruiter and was quickly promoted to Recruiter, Senior Recruiter, Account Manager/Business Development, Senior Lead Account Manager, and then to her current role, Director of Talent Delivery. During her career, Denise has consistently received numerous awards for Top Monthly Performer, Top Quarterly, was recognized as Recruiter of the Year multiple times, and has successfully mentored others to achieve the same success. Combined with Denise’s results driven approach and tenure, she has upgraded the image and practices of the recruiting industry and able to identify the very best candidates for our clients.
Denise lives in San Antonio with her husband Kris and two boys Braden and Cade. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, kayaking on the river, boating on the lake, relaxing on the beach, salt-water fishing, live music, and traveling.
Wade Massey Lead Recruiter
Wade started his career as a Branch Manager for an insurance company, with the primary responsibility of recruiting. With over three years of experience in recruiting, Wade made the decision to take the next step and focus exclusively on recruiting full time.
Since starting with True North in 2012, Wade primarily focuses his recruiting efforts on Finance, Accounting, and Operations/Supply Chain roles for our clientele. Wade’s goal is to help people find and excel in a career they are passionate about, as well as working with clientele to give the best and highest quality of service.
Wade is married and has two kids; a beautiful red headed daughter and a handsome son. He enjoys all things sports, but especially likes watching football and playing golf. He is always open to suggestions on great courses in the area.
Kevin Krisko Business Development Manager
After graduating from Baylor University with a BBA in Business and Marketing, Kevin began his recruiting career in 1995, with one of the largest privately-owned technical recruiting firms globally. It was there that he learned the fundamentals of networking, recruiting, sales, and the value of relationship building. A divisional manager for the South Texas territory, Kevin helped a team relocate and open the initial Aerotek - San Antonio branch.
As True North opened its doors in 2004, KK (as his friends call him) became a part of this new venture as well, returning to San Antonio to manage a full desk recruiting and sales efforts. January of 2006, Kevin assisted True North in expanding its offices and geographical reach into the DFW market while continuing the excellent business service and solutions that led to the company’s success in San Antonio. Kevin believes, “…. that customer service was the key ingredient…” to his success.
June 2017, we welcomed Kevin back to San Antonio and to the True North team. He is very excited about his return to both the city of San Antonio and to our company and is looking forward to the friendly atmosphere and thriving technology market. He is joined by his wife Armida and together they enjoy visiting his childhood home and family in Corpus Christi, along with fishing, hiking, exploring nature and the beautiful hill country San Antonio has to offer.
Kylee Robinson Business Development Manager
Kylee has been in the sales industry since graduating from Texas A&M in 2009 (Whoop!). With a combination of both B2B and B2C experience, she was ready to make the industry move after knowing Jay for several years prior. She joined the True North team back in 2014 primarily focusing on executive level finance and accounting recruiting and fell in love with her job.
Since then Kylee has transitioned into a Business Development Manager role within the F&A division of True North and focuses her attention on new and existing clients in the South Texas area. Kylee’s primary intention is consulting with business owners in the small to mid-size category to better develop and understand talent pain points and where she can make a long-term impact with the right candidates. She is excited about the continued growth and success of the True North and looks forward to years to come.
Kylee was on the swim team at A&M and naturally has made staying active with fitness a part of her life. She loves the outdoors, live music, sports and traveling. Gig ‘Em Aggies and Go Spurs Go!
Camille Benavides Marketing Manager
Camille holds a business degree in Marketing from Texas A&M University. As a Marketing Manager, she is responsible for implementing marketing strategies that help increase brand awareness, generate leads, and acquire new customers.
Camille is a certified HubSpot Inbound & Email Marketer and holds a Google Analytics (IQ) Certification. Camille believes partnership, transparency, and trust are the foundation to building positive & long-lasting customer relationships.
When she isn’t working, she enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants around the city, and spoiling her shihtzu, Bella.
Kerry Schortzmann Sr. Executive Assistant
Kerry Schortzman serves as a Virtual Executive Assistant to the staff of True North Recruiting providing administrative and marketing support.
She is a Certified DigitalMarketer Customer Acquisition Specialist as well as a Content, Email, and Search Marketing Specialist. With her technical background as a PBX programmer, she enjoys anything analytical in nature, such as website and graphic design projects.