CHRIS JACOBI, PRESIDENT
In 1995, Chris Jacobi was recruited by his mentor, Jean Kelley, to begin a career in the Recruiting and Staffing business. Three years later, he founded JKP Staffing & Search. In January of 2018, Chris acquired AcctKnowledge Financial Recruiting and became the company’s CEO. Over the years, his dedication to the profession has established substantial relationships that have served a diverse list of clientele. With offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, the company provides staffing and recruiting solutions throughout both Metropolitan areas
Chris received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University in 1994. He has been a member of Rotary Club of Tulsa since 1995 and the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce since 1998. He is an active member of the Oklahoma Association of Personnel Consultants, served on the board of the American Diabetes Association, served as a fundraising chair for the Ronald McDonald House, and has been a member of the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce since 2005.
In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, coaching youth sports, and reading a variety of autobiographies. Chris loves Oklahoma State athletics, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and many other sporting events throughout Oklahoma.
E-mail: Chris@acctknowledge.com Direct Phone: 918-764-7070
LISA RAMBO-KIRKLAND, MANAGING DIRECTOR
Lisa Rambo-Kirkland has specialized in accounting and financial recruitment and placement in the Tulsa market for over 18 years ago. She enjoys partnering with business owners and hiring managers to identify talented accounting and financial professionals. Her approach has allowed her to develop deep relationships within this industry.
Lisa grew up in a small rural town in Missouri. She completed her BSBA in Accounting and spent a few years working in audit and accounting before moving to Tulsa where she found her niche in the placement industry. You might find her networking at various professional organizational events.
Outside of work, she enjoys family time, working in her yard, and a spa appointment every now and then!
E-mail: Lisa@acctknowledge.com Direct Phone: 918-764-7076
DAVID WADE, SENIOR MANAGER
David Wade joined AcctKnowledge in 2015 as a Senior Manager of Recruitment with a demonstrated history of working in the staffing and recruiting industry placing Direct Hire Accounting & Finance, Engineering, Human Resources, and Supply Chain professionals. Skilled in Operations Management, Analytical Skills, Coaching, Sales, and Team Building. Strong recruiting professional with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) focused in Management from Southern Nazarene University.
Prior to joining the team, David worked as a recruiter focusing on both direct hire and contract to hire positions for the last 3 years. David thrives on building and fostering new and existing relationships with his clients and candidates to make the people we serve become our focal point, whereby building deeper relationships for the long term. Father of the 2 most adorable kiddos in town, whose negotiation tactics give him a run for his money.
E-mail: David@acctknowledge.com Direct Phone: 918-764-7073
GRETCHEN GLEASON, SENIOR CONSULTANT
Gretchen Gleason joined AcctKnowledge in 2011 as an Account Representative and returned in 2016 as a Senior Consultant in the Tulsa Staffing Division. She is responsible for developing and earning new business by partnering with clients in all sectors of the Tulsa Metro Area business community. She will be focusing on the administrative support areas of Accounting, Finance, Engineering and Human Resources and will build relationships in all sectors including Energy, Manufacturing, Service, Healthcare, and the Banking Industry.
Prior to working at AcctKnowledge, Gretchen spent 10 years in the I.T. Industry in continuing education training, course curriculum design, software upgrade implementation, and I.T. Recruiting. She is passionate about getting to know you, your vision for your business and how you fit into the fabric of our community. Only then does she believe she will be able to help you with your staffing needs. She is a wife to the most loving and incredible man on the planet, a mom to 3 outstanding kids (and one ornery bulldog) and a devoted Tennessee Vols fan.
E-mail: Gretchen@acctknowledge.com Direct Phone: 918-764-6233
CLAUDINE PEACOCK, SENIOR CONSULTANT
Claudine Peacock joined AcctKnowledge in 2018 as a Senior Consultant. She is dedicated to developing relationships with local businesses and individuals staffing the right candidate with the right company. She is passionate about understanding the goals of each candidate in order to help them grow in their career. Placing direct hire, contract, and contract-to-hire specializing in accounting, finance, and administrative roles in the Tulsa metro area.
Prior to joining the team, Claudine was in the healthcare insurance industry working in Human Resources focusing on Recruiting and Onboarding. She also has 10 plus years of corporate and agency recruiting experience. Claudine is a wife, a mom, and enjoys traveling and spending time in the gym and staying active.
E-mail: Claudine@acctknowledge.com Direct Phone: 918-764-6227
ALESHA JACOB, STAFFING COORDINATOR
Alesha Jacob has multiple years of experience in customer service as well as office management. She is actively pursuing her Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Tulsa Community College. In her role as Office Coordinator, Alesha aims to provide the smooth operation of our office and administrative functions by focusing on coordinating office interviews, providing support with the recruiting process, and ensuring the smooth operation of our office and administrative functions.
Alesha enjoys spending time with her family and traveling to new places. She also enjoys spending time outdoors and gardening
E-mail: Alesha@acctknowledge.com Direct Phone: 918-764-6230
JULIANA JACOBI, HR ADMINISTRATOR
Juliana joined AcctKnowledge as the Office Administrator in 2004 after several years in the oil and gas industry. She transitioned to HR Administrator in 2015 focusing on payroll, benefits, employee relations, compliance, diversity program development, and IT Help Desk.
JENNY RAY, BRANCH MANAGER
Jenny Ray joined AcctKnowledge in 2012 as an Account Representative. She was promoted to Branch Manager of the Oklahoma City Staffing Division in 2014 and specializes in placing Temporary, Temp-to-Hire, and Direct Hire administrative, accounting, banking/mortgage, legal and clerical professionals in the OKC and Metro Areas. She is passionate about finding the right match between AcctKnowledge’s clients and candidates. Jenny earned her Associates in Diversified Studies from OKC Community College and studied Human Relations at OU. Prior to joining the team, she worked in Business Development and Marketing. Jenny is a wife, mom, and a loyal Oklahoma Sooners and OKC Thunder fan.
CARRIE KELLIE, SENIOR STAFFING CONSULTANT
Carrie joined AcctKnowledge in 2017 as a Staffing Consultant. She is responsible for Business Development and placing Temporary, Temp-to-Hire and Direct Hire administrative, accounting, legal and clerical professionals in the OKC and Metro areas. She earned her Bachelors in Marketing at Emporia State University where she also received a scholarship to run track and field. Carrie is a Husker football fanatic (though she also likes the OSU Cowboys), and is a devoted fur-mom to 2 dogs and 1 cat. Go Pokes, Stingers up!
SARAH STRINGER, STAFFING COORDINATOR
Sarah joined AcctKnowledge in 2016 as the Front Office Coordinator. She is responsible for managing all administrative and payroll aspects of the Front Office while assisting with clients, candidates and special projects. Sarah has worked in customer service for several years and has a passion for helping others. She loves the OKC Thunder, cheers on the Texas Longhorns and is a default OSU Cowboys fan in a House Divided. When Sarah isn’t in the office she is spending time with her family and friends. She shares two puppies with her husband and couldn’t be more proud to be their dog-mom.