Irene Castaneda, CSP

Associate Partner

Illinois, Texas, Nationwide

Irene Castaneda CSP joins Everest Recruiting, a Staffing Management Group Company, as Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Cadence Talent Solutions, with a true passion for the Staffing Industry, People, and Professional Development. She has built a career in Staffing with a national reach and thrives on helping clients find the right talent and supporting career growth for job seekers nationwide. Irene is no stranger to leading change and managing growing organizations. She has held numerous roles in the Staffing industry with increased responsibility within Light Industrial and Skilled Trades, Finance and Accounting, Construction, IT, Mergers & Acquisitions, Sales, Recruiting and Operations. Having led teams of 5-25, she understands that people are the key to success in Business.

Irene participates in various civic engagement activities and is an avid traveler and classically trained pianist. 

Prior to entering the Staffing industry, Irene worked in Corporate Recruiting and Executive Succession Planning at a top-ten Public Accounting Firm. She has also taught business communication and soft skills at the College level and began her career as a writer in the WGN Television/Tribune Media newsroom.
Irene holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Illinois—Chicago and a Certificate in Corporate Board Leadership from the University of Chicago Graham School. She holds a CSP designation in Staffing and is active on various nationally based Staffing councils. She is also an Executive Board Member of the Career Analysis Organization of America.
Irene publishes a bi-weekly newsletter entitled “The Leadership Corner” on LinkedIn, which focuses on staffing and people leadership. She will be launching “The Hard Truth About Soft Skills,” a book that provides real-world strategies on navigating corporate America.

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