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
Since 1998, Denise has specialized in staffing and recruiting with a focus on Finance & Accounting. Prior to joining True North Recruiting, she was with the largest privately held staffing firm in the world, where she gained the basic knowledge and essentials of recruiting and business development. During this time, Denise developed and expanded untouched territories and was quickly promoted for outstanding production and leadership abilities to mentor others.
Denise has been with True North since 2006 and has been dedicated to creating and developing a quality focused company and Talent Delivery Team that provides only the best in Finance, Acocunting, Information Systems and Supply Chain Management. She is proud to be developing, leading, and executing initiatives with a team who is committed to their core values and who truly enjoy their work to making a lasting impact on others, which has resulted in significant revenue growth.
Denise enjoys the outdoors, health and fitness, interior decorating and most of all spending time with family and friends. She is a graduate from South West Texas State University, native San Antonian, and has been blessed with two handsome and athletic boys that she absolutely adores.
Wade Massey Business Development Manager
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.
Working with True North since 2012, Wade started primarily in recruiting focusing on Finance, Accounting, and Operations/Supply Chain roles for our clientele. There is plenty of room for growth in Wade's role and as of April 2014 he assumed the role of Business Development Manager. 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 has been married since 2009 and has two kids; a beautiful red headed daughter and a handsome son. He enjoys all things sports, but especially likes football and golf. He is new to San Antonio and open to suggestions on great golf courses in and around the area.
Chris Washa Executive Search Consultant
Chris has been in the recruiting industry since 2005 and has grown to love the industry and the opportunity to build relationships that help other in their career moves. Throughout his experience he has gathered skills in new business development, negotiating, generating sales and cultivating and maintaining business relationships.
Chris began working at True North in 2011 as a Business Development Manager. He enjoys working at True North because he truly values their customers and work to meet their needs. As True North develops, he hopes to see it grow in this market and others.
In his free time Chris enjoys watching sports, and during college football season, he shows his support for Oklahoma University. He also enjoys fitness and being outdoors. He is a dad to two young, beautiful children and loves spending time with them
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. Over the last year in DFW, Kevin returned to the recruiting industry and assisted US rural community hospitals recruit medical physicians.
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.