Nadia Roberts – Principal
Nadia is the founder of Interior Talent. Her goal was to build a specialized recruitment firm for the Architecture and Design industry. Her vision was to create a talent resource that would change the way clients had previously viewed outsourcing their hiring needs. This has been achieved by investing time up front with each candidate in order to understand their innate talents and learned skill-sets so opportunites can be presented that align with both their professional and personal goals.
Having spent the early part of her career in financial services and real estate in her home town of Vancouver, B.C., – Nadia moved to New York to pursue her love of design and all things creative. She received her first taste of recruiting after she graduated from F.I.T in New York City and had the opportunity to work with one of the leading creative recruitment firms in Manhattan.
It was in Chicago that she first saw a need in the market for a talent resource that focused exclusively on the Architecture & Design community. Interior Talent opened their doors in 2003, followed by their second office in Orlando, Florida in 2005. You can reach Nadia directly at Nadia@InteriorTalent.com
Kenneth Roberts – Principal
Prior to joining Interior Talent, Kenneth spent nearly 15 years in a sales and operational role for Outback Steakhouse and Crunch Fitness collectively. There he enjoyed a successful career of hiring, training and mentoring hundreds of key employees. He now uses his expertise in staff development to help our candidates advance their careers while providing key employee retention strategies to our clients.
As an avid public speaker and the outside voice of Interior Talent, Kenneth has had the opportunity to share our valuable industry specific recruitment knowledge with hundreds of professionals. He has been a key-note speaker at Neocon, Neocon East, Interiors, HD Boutique and multiple ASID and IIDA Chapter events. If you would like information on having Kenneth speak at your next event, please email him directly at Kenneth@InteriorTalent.com
Outside of Interior Talent, Kenneth is a father of two and a private pilot.
Lynde Gillis – Managing Partner
Lynde has spent the last eleven years at Interior Talent building lasting relationships with our clients and candidates. She is based in Chicago but also spends part of the year between New York and Miami. With her extensive marketing and account management background she brings a personal connection and depth of understanding to each search.
Prior to Interior Talent, she was a marketing consultant serving both small private businesses and fortune 500 firms. Plus, if you ever need a restaurant recommendation she's your girl; having spent time as the Assistant Publisher at Dining Out Magazine. She earned a BA from Columbia College in Business Management and Marketing. You can reach Lynde directly at Lynde@InteriorTalent.com
Tana Riddell – Talent Acquisition Lead
Originally from Atlanta, Tana brings a depth of leadership and development experience to the Interior Talent team. With a BBA in Management, Tana served as the Director of Corporate Sponsors for our non-profit Events for Change, where she was instrumental in generating over $250,000 in charitable donations. Tana joined Interior Talent as Talent Acquisition Lead in 2015 and quickly began developing strong relationships in the A&D community and leveraging her extensive personal and professional networks. A published author, creator of philanthropic organizations, and a Florida resident since 2013, Tana enjoys an active lifestyle while spending quality time with her family, catching a Florida State Football game, and living the "salt life" in the vacation capital of the world. She is a valuable and integral part of the Interior Talent team. You can reach Tana directly at Tana@InteriorTalent.com