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Meet our recruiters

At CWB Financial Group, our recruiters (not robots) review every application.

Learn more about our incredible recruiters below!

Carmen Pollock, CPHR

Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition

What makes Carmen tick? It’s the thrill of the hunt for top talent. She’s got tons of experience and an incredible passion for sourcing and acquiring the best talent available to drive our culture and business forward. 

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Carmen Pollock, CPHR

Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition

Rachel Liem-Smith, CTMP

Manager, Talent Acquisition

Rachel has traveled the country and called many places home. Every stop has meant a chance to connect and to contribute to the community. Do you have what it takes to call CWB home? Rachel is ready to listen.

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Rachel Liem-Smith, CTMP

Manager, Talent Acquisition

Nina Benvenuto, CPHR, CTMP

Talent Acquisition Advsior

If you have a question about CWB, look no further than Nina the Encyclopedia! After 14 years of understanding and relaying major initiatives, Nina knows what makes us tick. Her energy and personality will leave you smiling, laughing and telling the CWB story like it’s your own.

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Nina Benvenuto, CPHR, CTMP

Talent Acquisition Advsior

Katie Dutfield-Wilms, BA, MA, CTMP

Talent Acquisition Advisor

Katie knows the power of a road less travelled. She
appreciates knowledge gained through perspective. And she’s certain values are the compass guiding every CWBer. Does your needle point our way?

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Katie Dutfield-Wilms, BA, MA, CTMP

Talent Acquisition Advisor

Brittany Seredick, CPHR Candidate

Talent Acquisition Advisor

Heading West has worked out well for Brittany, and she’s on the lookout for like-minded pioneers. Do you have the conviction to hit the trail with CWB? Are your motivations clear? Grab a seat at the fire with Brittany and be prepared to tell your tale. 

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Brittany Seredick, CPHR Candidate

Talent Acquisition Advisor

Jessica Askew, RPR

Talent Acquisition Advisor

Jessica knows family, and what it takes to join one at CWB. Earning your spot at this busy kitchen table requires honest answers and pride in who you are. A dose of pop culture won’t hurt, either.

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Jessica Askew, RPR

Talent Acquisition Advisor

Katrina McGuire

Talent Acquisition Advisor

Chatting with Katrina is an awesome experience. If you get
that chance, come prepared with questions, and be ready to talk about values. She’s a firm believer in the art of conversation.

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Katrina McGuire

Talent Acquisition Advisor

Stephanie Vogelaar, BA, CPHR Candidate

Talent Acquisition Advisor

Stephanie is an approachable and dedicated recruiter who believes in bringing transparency and authenticity to everything she does. She puts culture alignment at the forefront of every recruitment and digs in to understand what each candidate brings to the table that is unique. Do you know where you want your career to go? Let her be your cheerleader.

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Stephanie Vogelaar, BA, CPHR Candidate

Talent Acquisition Advisor

Gaurav Lawati, BA

Talent Acquisition Advisor

One word to describe Gaurav: Ambitious. With five years of specialized experience, he asks questions like “can we do this better” to fuel his passion for connecting talent to opportunities that resonate with their culture, financial and career goals. By living our values, Gaurav has developed a strong belief that relationships get results and wears his “teal hat” very proudly.

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Gaurav Lawati, BA

Talent Acquisition Advisor

Emma Hong

Talent Acquisition Advisor

Emma is a tenacious headhunter who knows her stuff when it comes to IT recruitment. She's been doing it for over 10 years, so she can spot a qualified candidate from afar and takes pride in knowing exactly what hiring leaders are looking for.

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Emma Hong

Talent Acquisition Advisor

Aditi Sarup, MBA, CPHR Candidate

Talent Acquisition Advisor

Fueled by her ability to strike up a conversation, Aditi has diverse experience in Recruitment. As a big believer of diversity, inclusion and culture, Aditi values having a team that embraces kindness, collaboration, risk, and other qualities that make Team Teal shine.

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Aditi Sarup, MBA, CPHR Candidate

Talent Acquisition Advisor

Annie Ishmael

Talent Acquisition Advisor

Annie is well versed in the art of connecting with people in a unique and authentic way. Her friendly and down-to-earth style when meeting new people will quickly put you at ease! If you want to hear all about the great reasons why CWB should be next on your career journey, make sure to reach out!

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Annie Ishmael

Talent Acquisition Advisor

Juliana Ray

Talent Acquisition Sourcing Specialist

Juliana is a diversity and inclusion champion with six years of experience in Human Resources. Her own experiences of moving to a new country and learning a new language have shown her the power of embracing different cultures and backgrounds and how it fosters new ideas and perspectives in the workplace.

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Juliana Ray

Talent Acquisition Sourcing Specialist

Nathan Makarowski

Talent Acquisition Coordinator

Nathans's role as a Talent Acquisition Coordinator fills his bucket! He enjoys being the initial touchpoint into CWB for many different people, and nothing makes him happier than encouraging someone on their career journey.

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Nathan Makarowski

Talent Acquisition Coordinator