Meet the Career 1 Source Team
David WeaverFinancial Services, Executive, Sales & Marketing Recruiting
Scott WedelFinancial Svcs/Accounting, Exec., Sales/Marketing Recruiting
Mike SmithManaging Partner and President
Elizabeth WeberManufacturing, Engineering & Operations Recruiting
Financial Services, Executive, Sales & Marketing Recruiting
David Weaver has been an executive recruiter and partner with Career1Source for more than 10 years. Over that time, he has filled key positions within a diverse range of industries including financial services, healthcare, technology, nonprofit, manufacturing and many more. Some of the recent assignments he has successfully completed include CFO, COO, VP of Operations, VP of Sales, National Sales Manager, Director of HR, Director of Marketing, Director of Behavioral Health, Regional Medical Director, Regional Sales Director and President and CEO.
Currently David represents an exceptional list of clients across the US. His strong sales and service background and diverse recruiting experience make him an excellent partner for clients and candidates alike and he is an exceptional judge of what it takes to succeed within the various industries he represents. Clients can be confident that he understands the skills they are seeking and potential candidates can be sure he will match them with the right position, with the right organization, at the right time.
David is a graduate of Bethel College in North Newton, KS, has an MBA from Wichita State, a degree from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Colorado, has attended the Cannon Trust School in Charlotte N.C., the Chubb Producer School in Atlanta and, in addition to being Life, Health and P&C Licensed, he also has his ARM designation.
Financial Svcs/Accounting, Exec., Sales/Marketing Recruiting
Scott Wedel brings more than ten years of marketing, sales and operations experience to the Career 1 Source team. He has a diverse background in the banking, insurance, and transportation industries. His experience includes consumer and commercial credit, business development, branch management, agency and team development, operations management, pricing, marketing, sales, and customer service.
Scott ’s services are in demand among some of the most respected banking, insurance, wealth management and transportation companies in the U.S. His diverse background and extensive industry knowledge, along with his strong sales and marketing capabilities, make him a trusted strategic recruiting partner.
Scott is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a B.S. in business administration.
Managing Partner and President
Michael (Mike) Smith is the Managing Partner and President of Career 1 Source and Ag 1 Source (Career 1 Source affiliated company) and has been involved in the recruitment industry since 1998. He is a co-founding partner in Ag 1 Source (2002) and has developed and led teams in several successful business territories in the Agronomy recruiting segment. He is also a founding partner in Career 1 Source, established in 2008. His current responsibilities, in addition to select recruiting engagements, include Talent Acquisition, Training and Development and managing both Career 1 and Ag 1’s ongoing personnel and business interests.
Active in FFA, Mike was the Star State Farmer of Kansas in 1978, earned his American Farmer Degree in 1979, and currently serves on the Kansas FFA Foundation Board of Trustees. His career in sales began in 1983 at the retail level with Collingwood Grain in Southwest Kansas. A promotion to management virtually coincided with a company acquisition which led to considerable exposure to leading and managing teams, expanding sales, hiring new employees, and ultimately leading his locations to top profitability among peers. Mike moved his career into the recruiting industry in 1998 where he has developed extensive working relationships with numerous candidates and companies nationwide.
The development of Career 1 Source was centered around the key and guiding principles of leading by example with integrity. The recruiting process is all about building credibility among the people involved, whether that be a person considered a candidate, or a client business. Career 1 Source continues to grow and offers some of the very best top talent opportunities for the best in the business class of candidates.
Credibility and Integrity are not built overnight. It comes from years of delivering results that yield repeat customers. This is what Career 1 Source is all about.
Manufacturing, Engineering & Operations Recruiting
Elizabeth Weber joined Ag 1 Source and Career 1 Source after 10 years of successful recruiting experience in the manufacturing industry. Elizabeth partners with clients in the Midwest and Western States, specializing in manufacturing, engineering, and operations. She is a pro at networking and connecting with production managers, engineers, quality assurance, and supply chain professionals to match her clients’ personnel needs with the right career opportunities for candidates.
Elizabeth, her husband and their two children live in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. They love spending time outdoors, four-wheeling, camping, snowshoeing, and skiing. They live and breathe an entrepreneurial family life, as she helps her husband grow his successful outdoor expedition vehicle manufacturing company. While leading a busy life, they also take time to contribute to the community by means of the Big Thompson Canyon Volunteer Fire Dept. and its Women’s Auxiliary.
Financial Services and Banking Recruiting
Heather Babjak joins Career 1 Source after 13 years in the banking industry. Her range of experience includes management, operations, consumer and commercial lending, sales, marketing, business development, leadership in team building, training, hiring and customer service. Heather operates as a specialized recruiter on the Career 1 Source Financial Services Team where she focuses on positions such as President, Commercial Lenders, Ag Lenders, Credit Analyst, Treasury Management, Sales and Executive Leadership roles. Heather’s track record is proven in networking, building relationships and connecting the right people together.
Heather attended the University of Kansas and graduated from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Marketing. She enjoys traveling, meeting new people and spending time with family and friends. Heather, her husband and 2 children live in Wichita leading active lives through running, riding bikes and playing sports. United Way, YMCA and Big Brothers Big Sisters are a list of some organizations they are involved in and support in their community.