Meet the Career 1 Source Team
Rhonda WernerDirector of People & Culture/Recruiting Partner
Mike SmithChairman of the Board
David WeaverFinancial Services, Executive, Sales & Marketing Recruiting
Susan EllisRecruiting Consultant - Healthcare
Brittney NelsonSourcing Recruiter
Director of People & Culture/Recruiting Partner
Joining Ag 1 Source in 2007 to focus on building out their Southern recruiting business in the Agronomy Sector, Rhonda has seen years of successful placements from grower level sales and agronomists up to CEO searches and everything in between. Over the years, she’s grown a loyal clientele who returns to her time and time again to fill some of their most important roles. Her role now has grown to also include overseeing most of the Eastern US for all things Agronomy related. She also recently has been promoted to Director of People and Culture of our Ag 1 Source and Career 1 Source brands.
Prior to joining Ag 1 Source, Rhonda started her career in the Crop Protection Industry working for Bayer CropScience and it’s legacy companies Aventis and Rhone Poulenc. She worked both in the field and in the corporate office with Bayer. Rhonda also spent 4 years with Waters Agricultural Laboratories successfully growing their business of their Owensboro, Kentucky Lab to be a mainstay of agricultural analytical laboratories in that region.
Rhonda is a graduate of Murray State University where she majored in Agronomy with an Ag Business Minor. She held her Certified Crop Advisor License for years and served on the board of both the AgriBusiness Association of Kentucky and the Kentucky CCA Board, where she served as President to both of those boards. She her family still farm their homeplace in South West Kentucky.
Chairman of the Board
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.
Scott joined Career 1 Source in 2013 and assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer in 2022. During this time, he has partnered with organizations throughout the US to hire everything from credit analysts to CEOs. He has successfully improved hiring practices in companies ranging from small startup operations to large publicly traded organizations. He is currently leading the Financial Services/Banking and Transportation/Logistics practices of our business.
Prior to joining Career 1 Source, Scott was part of BNSF Railway where he was a Corporate Management Trainee, Terminal Trainmaster, Manager of Customer Integration, and Market Manager. His background also includes working for a community bank in Kansas where he worked his way up into a Market President position.
In addition to Executive Recruiting, Scott is a Partner and the Chief Operating Officer of Career 1 Source and Ag 1 Source where they have helped organizations fill over 2,500 open positions since 2003. Scott’s favorite comment to say about executive recruiting is: “Isn’t it awesome, that every day, we have the opportunity to fundamentally improve one person’s life and one organization, one person at a time!”
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.
Recruiting Consultant - Healthcare
Category: Project Managers