Team

Team

Kyle Samuels Founder

After 15 successful years in recruiting and human resources, Kyle Samuels founded Creative Talent Endeavors. Kyle spent several years working for Yum! Brands in various HR leadership roles, and prior to Yum! he held several HR roles at GE Aviation. His background also includes extensive experience at top retained executive search firms. Kyle is a graduate of GE’s Human Resources Leadership Program and holds an MBA in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources from Purdue University.

An accomplished business development expert with a track record of cultivating successful relationships, Jared leads CTE’s client acquisition and growth initiatives, creating partnerships with some of the world’s most well-known brands. Throughout his career in the Executive Search industry Jared has developed consulting services practices and led sales teams that support strategic partnerships with high growth Start-Ups to Fortune 500 companies. He is a former collegiate baseball player at Southern University where he graduated with his degree in Public Relations

Jared Cozart Sales Expert

David Hipperson Engagement Director

David Hipperson began his career by opening a new office as the second Recruiter at a Silicon Valley search firm that specialized in working with tech start-ups. He was quickly promoted to leading his own team as a Director of Recruitment about a year later, and shortly thereafter he was promoted once again to oversee the entire office/territory as the Managing Director of Silicon Valley. After several years, David became a Head of Talent at the Artificial Intelligence company Doxel. He was the 11th hire, and helped to scale the company across all departments and levels to the tune of more than 4x growth in less than a year. Since joining Creative Talent Endeavors, David has led searches in Sales, Diversity & Inclusion, Total Rewards, and more.

Hannah Bloom was the second employee at Creative Talent Endeavors, and she received her bachelor’s degree in Communications and Media Studies from the College of Charleston. Hannah began her career at CTE as a Sourcer and was quickly promoted to Recruiter. Since then she’s led successful engagements for roles including Director of Digital Marketing, and a General Manager at a global technology company.

Hannah Bloom Sr. Associate.

Alejandro Urbaez Sourcer

Alejandro Urbaez is a seasoned sourcer with extensive experience in administrative and recruiting tasks such as sourcing, scheduling, researching, and email management. Alejandro excels at improving recruiting processes, which allows Creative Talent Endeavors to quickly identify and engage talent for our clients. Outside of work, Alejandro is a soccer fan, and his favorite teams are FC Barcelona and LA Galaxy. He studied at U.C.V where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in International Affairs.

Matt joined the Creative Talent Endeavors team in 2021, leveraging his process excellence skillset and operations-focused HR background in new ways. He began his career with Trane Technologies, a global climate company, where he held several roles, most recently as the business partner for a major commercial business segment. Matt is a two-time graduate of Purdue University and holds a Master’s in Human Resource Management.

Matt Leitz Sr Associate & HR Strategist

Javier Varela Executive Assistant & Sourcer

Javier is an enthusiastic Executive Assistant and Sourcer that joined Creative Talent Endeavors in 2020. He brings experience in several administrative tasks, such as sourcing, scheduling, researching, email/calendar management, and filing and organizing documents. He is passionate about international cuisine, and he’s also a Modern Languages student.

Highly regarded by peers as a strategic, dedicated, disciplined professional whose tenacious grit and skills have resulted in continuous industry Top Performer accolades. Before joining Creative Talent Endeavors Jenny spent 15 years as in Executive search as a highly respected Executive Relationship Manager. Industry experience includes prominent brands in Retail, Beverage, Hospitality, and Business Services. She would be the first to tell you that her passion originates from the love of her children and family – followed by her genuine investment in the personal and business relationships she cultivates.

Jenny Ponce Sr. Relationship Manager