Strengthening Commitment to Shooting Industry

HeadHunters NW, the premier executive recruiting firm focused exclusively and deliberately on talent acquisition for the shooting, hunting, and outdoor industry, proudly announces the addition of three new executive recruiters to its expanding team. Paula Iwanski and Matt Riker join the firm as executive recruiters, and Kayla Bargeron comes aboard as an inside recruiter.

HeadHunters NW affirms our commitment to the firearms marketplace by adding industry veterans to our team,” said President Shaylene Keiner. “This investment cements our reputation as the best niche recruiting firm as each brings the expertise required to provide exceptional service to our clients. We are delighted to welcome Paula, Matt, and Kayla as we kick-off 2022. Their combined knowledge and professionalism will elevate our industry’s success.”

Recruiter, Paula Iwanski

According to Iwanski, “As a member of the shooting, hunting, and outdoor industry since 2002, I’ve seen many changes. But the most important thing about the industry is its people, and that’s what keeps me invested.” She continues, “The opportunity to reimagine my career in an industry I love is an honor, and I’m eager to put my talents as a top sales producer and marketing professional to work on their behalf with a solutions-based approach at HeadHunters NW. I will continue to enjoy the ideals I appreciate about the shooting sports while matching the best talent with those organizations who are the foundation of the industry.”

Iwanski is a Veteran of the United States Air Force and exercises her professional skills through continued education and speaking engagements featuring strategic communications.

Recruiter, Matt Riker

Riker explains, “My passion for the firearms industry developed through hands-on experience designing firearms, creating marketing strategies, and engaged in trade shows and shooting events. I recognized my ability to connect people who share the same values on specific projects in the custom firearms and knife communities early in my career. Each time those relationships flourish and result in success, I enjoy a great sense of pride and fulfillment. I consider working in the shooting industry to be my calling, and I’m excited to team up with the professionals at HeadHunters NW who advocate for the same principles that I hold dear.”

Riker and his family enjoy spending time together at the range and are avid Second Amendment supporters.

Inside Recruiter, Kayla Bargeron

“From as early as I can recall, I’ve wanted to help people,” says Bargeron. “The atmosphere of family and strong values draws me to the shooting industry. Here, those who set the tone for success share my passion for self-reliance and the Second Amendment. I’m eager to contribute in my new role with HeadHunters NW as we continue to build stronger organizations through excellent leadership,” she said.

Bargeron resides in Georgia with her family on their 100-acre property abundant with wildlife and a private shooting range. She grew up in the Tennessee woods hunting bear and coon, and remains an avid shooter and hunter.

Keiner concludes, “Delivering outstanding talent who strengthen the success of our client companies remains our top priority as we begin the new year. Having Paula, Matt, and Kayla on our team ensures we will continue to transcend expectations!”

To request a meeting with HeadHunters NW during the 2022 SHOT Show®, presented by the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), email info@headhuntersnw.com.

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About HeadHunters NW

HeadHunters NW recruits talent for Fortune 500 corporations, venture, private equity groups, family-owned businesses, and non-profits while uncovering talent for C-suite roles, vital management positions, and more. HeadHunters NW discovers thriving candidates from various industries, functions, and regions and places them in influential roles in the shooting, hunting, and outdoor industry. Employees who can drive your objectives to the next level are within our reach, and we secure them for you swiftly. HeadHunters NW helps you hire the best talent for your team in the timeframe you set.