Dan Hemphill - President
I have enjoyed serving the staffing needs of corporations in Omaha and throughout the upper Midwest for nearly 30 years. I joined Robert Half International in 1988 and was promoted to Director in 1993. In 1998, I earned their “Chairman’s Club” award for leadership. In February 2000, I made the decision to “live my dream” and founded Hemphill Search Group, following with Hemphill Staffing Solutions in 2001. I am proud of our team, the progress we’ve made to date, and I am even more excited about our future growth!
I understand that a company is only as strong as the players it has on the field. I am passionate about understanding each client’s business, culture, and growth objectives, so we can identify the individuals who will ultimately help our clients achieve their goals. Our reputation is “on the line” each time we assist a client in hiring a new employee. We take the time to make sure that we have found the “right match” so that each candidate we place is well positioned for success. Since excellence always endures and remains long after cost is forgotten, our team is squarely focused on delivering quality solutions the first time. Because our Firm is built upon a foundation of strong values, I know that taking the “high road” and “doing the right thing” consistently are the cornerstones to lasting business relationships.
I grew up in Griswold, Iowa, and graduated from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa. During my undergraduate studies I was a member of the football team and Students In Free Enterprise. I later completed the Entrepreneurial Masters Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). I am an active supporter of Financial Executives International (FEI) and I am a proud member of The Association for Corporate Growth of Nebraska (ACG Nebraska). I am a Charter Member of the Nebraska Chapter of the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), where I served several years on their Board of Directors. As a Director of the American Association of Finance and Accounting (AAFA), the oldest and largest alliance of executive search firms specializing in the recruitment and staffing of Finance and Accounting professionals, I gain exposure to national issues and trends. I have served as a member of the Alumni Board of Buena Vista University where I am committed to giving back to the students and leadership team of Buena Vista University. I am also an active member of Westside Church in Omaha.
My wife Susie and I have four children, Cameron, Austin, Miles and Carmel.
Chris Bouchard - Director
Chris has more than 25 years of experience leading solution focused customer service and sales management.
Chris brings a "can do" attitude, a sense of urgency and a passion to deliver unparalleled service to our clients. Chris has managed and motivated large teams for more than 15 years and understands that the key to success in management is having the right players on the team and having those players in the right position. It's Chris' view that "Upbeat employees with a positive attitude, a strong work ethic and the skills to get the job done, will jump right in and add value immediately." Chris is serious about understanding our clients' temporary, temporary-to-hire or consulting needs and identifying individuals who can come in, pick up the ball, and run with it. "When our clients have a temporary, temporary-to-hire or consulting need, they do not have time to worry about individuals who don't have the skills, attendance or attitude to get it done. We deliver the right person the first time, and when we do that consistently - - our clients begin to rely upon us exclusively." The partnership we share with our clients is built upon trust and results.
Chris earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a minor in Economics from Northwest Missouri State University. After graduation, Chris was recruited into the management development program of Wal-Mart where he accelerated through their retail store management program. After extensive training in recruiting and human resources, Chris was tasked with recruiting and training a team of 300 to 400 staff, supervisors and managers per retail center, while opening two new stores in his last four years. Chris and his wife Amy were ready to get off of the road in 1997, when Chris was hired as General Sales Manager for élan Contemporary Furnishings, a high end retailer. Chris gained valuable experience while developing new sales systems, expanding the sales team, and developing operational systems and processes to meet the high expectations of their customers. These enhancements and the team Chris hired, led to élan's growth to become one of the largest volume contemporary furniture retailers in the nation. Chris joined Hemphill Staffing Solutions in 2005 and loves the fast-paced environment the staffing industry provides.
Chris grew up in Atlantic, Iowa. Chris and his wife Amy live in Treynor, Iowa, where they have a busy household with two active sons, Taylor and Tanner. Amy is Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO for Consumer Banking at First National Bank of Omaha. Chris is an outdoorsman who loves fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family.
Bret Reyher - Senior Staffing Manager
Bret is an accounting professional with experience in both public accounting and the financial management of a manufacturing company. At Hemphill, Bret’s focus is helping companies select talented individuals for short and long-term projects, and temp-to-hire assignments within all areas of accounting, tax, audit, financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, bookkeeping, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and compliance.
Bret takes pride in his role while investing the time and analysis to ensure he has delivered “the right match - the first time”. Bret explains that the work is fun and rewarding; he enjoys utilizing his own experience within accounting and financial management to better understand the specifics of the project or position being filled. The key to our success is our in-depth understanding of the project that needs to be completed or the position that needs to be filled, then being diligent while identifying the individual who will step in and be successful right away. It is satisfying to know the individual we selected for the project or position is going to be successful, have fun, and feel a sense of accomplishment while making a real difference for our client.
It is fun coordinating projects for individuals who enjoy the diversity of working in several industries and gaining valuable experience while moving from one project to another. Some of the individuals we work with prefer to step into a temp-to-hire position where they are able to settle into the work, culture, and team of a certain company while determining if this position is the right match for them. Either way, it is very rewarding to help individuals select the position that leads them to a fun and rewarding long-term career with an excellent company.
Bret grew up in Canyon Texas which is just south of Amarillo. Bret earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree, and a Master in Professional Accounting at West Texas A&M University. Bret started his career in public accounting, then stepped into a leadership role for Texas Farm Bureau where he led a staff, budgets, financial oversight, and lobbying at the state capital in Austin, Texas, and ultimately Washington, D.C. Bret relocated to Omaha and worked in accounting and financial management for a manufacturing and distribution company before joining Hemphill. Bret is an athlete and a huge college football fan. He played basketball throughout high school, loves nature, hiking, fly fishing, and the adrenalin rush of skiing the Rocky Mountains. Bret is an active member of the Omaha Young Professionals, Omaha Junior Chamber of Commerce, and the Joslyn Young Art Patrons. Bret enjoys hanging out in downtown Omaha, and spending quality time in Dundee, Benson, Little Italy, and many of Omaha’s unique neighborhoods.
Steve Guenther - Senior Staffing Manager
Steve is a natural leader with a wealth of experience, an approachable style, and a passion to help others. His positive attitude, encouraging approach, and the smile on his face are contagious, so working with Steve is a real pleasure for all involved. Steve plays a leadership role while helping companies identify individuals who are well-matched for success and long-term happiness within all levels of office administration, office management, customer care, and executive assistant positions.
Steve takes the time to meet with managers to fully understand the position being filled and the outcomes that define success. With a detailed understanding of the skills, experience, and the type of person who will thrive in the position, Steve carefully selects an individual who is well matched for the position. He has fun identifying the "right match" while knowing that the leader will be thrilled with their new associate, and the individual being placed will be happy and well-matched with the work, and culture of the company.
Steve joined Hemphill after a very successful and decorated career in Store Manager positions with Wal-Mart and Kohl's. Steve thrived in retail management because of his ability to understand, work with, and lead teams who enjoy working together toward a common goal. After opening new stores and leading hundreds of associates to record results, Steve joined the Hemphill team where he narrowed his focus. Today, he is a specialist dedicated to helping leaders select employees who exceed expectations while being challenged, happy, and enthused about coming to work each day.
Steve grew up on a dairy farm outside of Crofton, Nebraska where he took responsibility for milking operations before and after school each day. He enjoyed football and was a First-team All-Conference selection his Junior and Senior years. Steve attended Wayne State College where he earned his Bachelor's degree with concentration in Management. Steve and his wife Jeani raised three beautiful daughters: Kelsey, Allie, and Jourdan. He and Jeani live in Papillion, worship at St. Columbkille Catholic church, and enjoy Husker Football games, golf, and outings to new restaurants with friends on Friday evenings. Steve is an outdoorsman and has always enjoyed hunting; he has passed his love for the outdoors and hunting along to his daughters, so be sure to ask him about their father-daughter hunting trips!
Sarah Pickrell - Administrative Specialist
Sarah has ownership for administrative support at Hemphill Staffing Solutions. Sarah plays an important role while working closely with our associates to ensure each employee has an excellent experience. She coordinates initial interviews with our Staffing Managers, assists individuals with training, personality assessment surveys, pre-employment paperwork, skills testing, background checks, payroll, on-boarding, and orientation.
Sarah assists Hemphill Staffing Managers with research, analysis, database management, selection analysis, advertising, and marketing. She is an outgoing individual who really enjoys helping others, so Sarah’s days are filled with opportunities to make a positive impact for our clients and our associates.
Prior to joining Hemphill, Sarah was an executive assistant for a financial services firm. She grew up in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and studied business at Iowa Western Community College where she also contributed on their collegiate dance team. Sarah and her husband Brough are active members of St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church, along with their sons Brandt, Nolan, and Declan. Sarah is very active, and enjoys outdoor activities, sporting events, golfing with her family, and fun concerts. With three very active sons who compete in football, basketball, soccer, and baseball, you will likely find Sarah and Brough cheering for one of the Pickrell boys!
Deanna Soulliere - Director of First Impressions
Deanna is in charge of "first impressions" at Hemphill. In this role, Deanna ensures that all guests are welcomed while knowing that we genuinely care and are eager to help. Deanna plays a key role while assisting individuals in their progress toward their career goals, by coordinating testing, and personality assessments. She manages a wide variety of administrative responsibilities and assists with research, analysis, database integrity, and marketing initiatives.
Deanna enjoys helping others, and takes pride in assisting individuals throughout our testing phase because she knows these assessments help ensure that each individual we place is well-matched for success based upon their skills and experience. Our personality assessment tools help ensure that each individual's natural personality is well-matched with the position and the culture of the company we are placing them into.
Prior to joining Hemphill, Deanna had a successful career at Central Community College. After earning her degree at Central's Columbus, Nebraska campus; Deanna was hired by the College and asked to take responsibility for administrative duties within operations and procurement. Deanna was later promoted, and transferred to their Grand Island campus where she was the Executive Assistant for the Vice President of Educational Services. Later, Deanna transferred back to their Columbus campus where she helped students and employers connect through the career planning and placement department. In her last position, Deanna focused her efforts on helping at risk students earn their degree and a positive start to their career.
Deanna grew up in Silver Creek, Nebraska where she was very active in volleyball, basketball, yearbook, drama, choir, cheerleading, and class officer responsibilities. Deanna earned degrees from Central Community College, and her Bachelor’s degree is in Business Administration from Bellevue University. She and her husband Jeff have busy lives with five children: Denae, Bobbie, Lucas, Amanda, and Abbie. Deanna and Jeff enjoy traveling and an active social calendar which now includes grandchildren. Her hobbies include sand volleyball, reading, decorating, refurbishing furniture, and travel.
Dave Reemts - Controller and Business Manager
Dave is a seasoned financial executive who brings a wealth of leadership and experience to our firm. Dave leads all aspects of accounting and financial management, information technology, procurement, banking, risk management, human resources, and most aspects of our administration. Dave ensures that the systems, processes, and infrastructure are in place to support our continued growth.
Dave began his career with KPMG, was recruited to Sidles Enterprises as their Chief Accountant, and was promoted to Controller of Midlands Automotive Warehouse, a sister company. In 1987, Dave joined Byron Reed Company, Inc. and TransEquity, Inc. as their Vice President and Controller and was subsequently appointed to their Board of Directors. When the businesses were sold in 2003 and the owner retired, Dave accepted a position with Haley Associates as their Director of Acquisitions. Dave joined Hemphill Search Group, Inc. and Hemphill Staffing Solutions, Inc. in early 2006.
Dave grew up in Rock Rapids, Iowa, earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of South Dakota, and served our country with pride as an Officer in the US Army. Dave enjoys golf and both he and his wife Merrilee enjoy attending sporting events, traveling, home improvement projects, and spending time with their family.
Tonya Lampe - Accountant
Tonya plays an important role in our company while taking ownership for accounting, financial reporting, management reporting, analysis, budgeting, forecasting, and special projects.
Tonya started her career with Deloitte where she served as a Senior Auditor. She was recruited to West Corporation where she progressed to Director of Accounting before stepping out of the demands of a full time position to focus on her family. Tonya now enjoys the flexibility of a part-time schedule at Hemphill allowing her to spend more time with her family. In addition to her responsibilities at Hemphill, Tonya enjoys serving as Treasurer of the Rohwer Elementary PTO, and as a Teacher of religious education at St. Stephen the Martyr.
Tonya grew up outside of Lincoln, NE and earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Tonya and her husband Mark have three daughters Madisson, Ellie, and Ava. Tonya and Mark enjoy supporting their daughters athletic and club activities, and enjoying sunshine and relaxation on a beach whenever possible.