Team Build

Want an incredible team? Hire incredible people. Meet ours.

Kristina Gundlach

Founder & CEO

Superpower of choice: always having the exact amount of needed change in her back pocket. 

Mia De Vesta

Director of Business Operations

 As Build’s Director of Business Operations, Mia is the team’s go-to for all things onboarding, process improvement, reporting, and Star Wars. After 2.5 years with Build as a Sr. Recruiting Manager, Mia shifted into her operations leadership role, and she is loving every minute of supporting the team.Mia loves making intricate desserts, watching B-rated horror movies with her husband, Justin, and taking her kids to the beach.

Superpower of choice: time control.

Kate Mckenzie

Director of Recruiting

Kate joined Build Staffing as a recruiting coordinator, but as business needs changed, moved into a full-time recruiter for Build’s contract/temp-to-perm client and has since pivoted onto the contingent team where she is now Director of Recruiting. Having zero recruiting experience when she joined, Kate says she loves the work so much, she wishes she had discovered recruiting much earlier in her career. When she’s not working, you can probably find her on some adventure with her son, Will. 

Superpower of choice: teleportation. 

Jessica Plummer

Division Manager

Jessica joined Build as the Division Manager of our Contingent team. Her mission is simple – drive results while empowering others to exceed their goals.  Jessica has been in the recruiting and sales industry for over 15 years and is passionate about teaching others how to master strategically connecting top talent with the perfect role.  In her spare time, you can find Jessica spending quality time with her husband, cheering her kids on at their sporting events, or going on adventures with her dog Jovie.

Superpower of choice: teleportation. 

Mau Cleofe

Recruiting Coordinator

Maureen “Mau” Cleofe has been working for Build as their recruiting coordinator for 2 years now. Mau worked in a staffing agency for 5 years and it made her realize that helping people in their journey to find their dream job is her passion that’s why working for Build now is a dream come true for her. She is also a Mom of two – and having the opportunity given by Build for her to work from home is a blessing. She can now spend a lot of time with her kids while fulfilling her professional goals.  

Superpower of choice: time travel.

Mackenzie Flak

Executive Assistant

A self-proclaimed organizational connoisseur, Mackenzie is the Executive Assistant to Build’s Founder & CEO. Mackenzie is committed to creating seamless processes, problem solving, and color coding anything she can get her hands on. For Mackenzie, the draw to join Build was the team atmosphere and core values, specifically “Knowledge is Power.” She believes that you can learn a great deal from other people and to have the opportunity to learn and grow in a team environment excites her!
When she is not working, you can find her at the beach with her rescue dog, Finley, at the gym lifting weights, or on the couch watching movies with her husband.

Superpower of choice: Teleportation

Kelly Peterson

Recruiting Manager

Kelly Peterson has recently joined the Build Team as a Recruiter! She is excited to dive in to learn the ins and outs of this position, as well as develop strong relationships with the team. Transitioning from her Sales role in the health insurance industry, Kelly hopes to bring her love for helping others combined with her passion for growth and success full circle. She currently resides in Nashville, TN.

Here she attended Lipscomb University and received her MBA in the Spring of 2021. Some of her favorite things to do are cheer on the Predators, attend country music concerts, and spend time with her nieces and nephews!
Superpower of choice: Shape Shifting