Senior Search Consultant, Food Manufacturing

Kaitlyn is a well-known talent acquisition consultant within the Food Manufacturing 
Industry. Throughout her time at TCG, she has taken on challenge after challenge, 
placing candidates from President/CEO to plant level single sole contributors. 


As an expert in Food Ingredient and Confectionery recruitment, she provides in-depth 
industry insight so that her clients remain competitive in the market and can attract 
world-class talent. Her consultations help to identify challenges and trends while 
offering unique solutions. By reinforcing her client’s brand, she creates a candidate 
experience that is second to none. 

As a four-time MRI Network Pacesetter Award Winner, Kaitlyn has been an integral 
part of the food manufacturing recruitment team that has consistently been ranked in 
the top 1% of Management Recruiters International. Individually, Kaitlyn is in the top 
10 of 1,500 search consultants! She holds a CSAM* designation, as a recognized leader 
consistently ranked at the top of the recruiting profession. 

*A CSAM is committed to demonstrating the highest ethical standards, to pursuing continuous professional development, and to delivering quality customer service.

kwv@tcgrecruit.com | 717-207-9369


"Over the course of my career in Human Resources, I have been in contact with hundreds of recruiters. Kaitlyn Vinson is the first recruiter that has delivered what she promised, every time. Many of our positions are technical, niche market positions that many recruiters find very difficult to fill. She has taken the time to understand our business, culture, and the needs for each opening. Kaitlyn is very thorough and professional and always ensures the candidate is prepared, a fit for the company and matches our compensation expectations."

Dawn M. Wietholter, PHR -- Regional Director, HR, Chr. Hansen

"I can't possibly say enough positive comments about Kaitlyn. I got my start in HR in staffing and have been in HR for 20 years. I can honestly say, Kaitlyn is the best recruiter I have ever worked with during my entire career! I feel she is an extension of our HR department and know she will always present Chr. Hansen in a way I'm not sure I am even capable of doing."

Lisa Morafcik -- HR Manager, Chr. Hansen

“Kaitlyn always keeps me on my toes. She is great to work with, very responsive and all our candidates rave about [her]. That makes us look that much better.”

Robyn Zelechowski -- HR Manager, Chr. Hansen

“I have been in HR for 33 years and used many methods for finding candidates. The landscape and candidate pool have changed dramatically over the years. I have found great success in utilizing TCG and Kaitlyn and would recommend them to anyone looking for assistance in finding quality talent.”

Mark Bauman -- VP-Human Resources, Meiji America, Inc./D.F. Stauffer Biscuit Co., Inc.

“The Carlisle Group and Kaitlyn Vinson have become trusted partners in the ever tough business of landing and retaining top talent. Kaitlyn has been exceptional in taking the time to learn our company and culture. She’s a heavy hitter in the recruiting arena finding and delivering Rock Star talent routinely.”

Ron Fink -- COO, Meiji America, Inc./D.F. Stauffer Biscuit Co., Inc.


"Kaitlyn is outstanding in her ability to match the right candidate with the right company.(Her) insight and knowledge of the hiring company is invaluable and her negotiating skills are second to none. I am uplifted after every conversation with Kaitlyn by her infectious positive attitude. I would definitely recommend TCG services to all of my colleagues because of the professional nature of the recruiters and thorough recruiting process. The TCG vetting process is critical for not only myself as the candidate, but the employer."

Alex -- Plant Manager

“While I understood that she represented the hiring company, Kaitlyn always made me feel like she was representing me and my interests throughout the process, and she did a great job of guiding me and helping me present myself in a genuine and, ultimately, successful way. My experience with Kaitlyn and the process run by The Carlisle Group was such breath of fresh air. From the beginning, the fact that the Company (where I now work) utilized The Carlisle Group was a clear indication to me that the Company cared about the impressions it was leaving on those applying for its key positions.”

Enrique -- VP of Legal & Regulatory Affairs 

“Kaitlyn Vinson was instrumental in helping me land an R&D leadership role with a leading flavor company! She was very quick to respond to any questions and her insights during the interview process was invaluable. I am so happy to be working with this great company! This would not have happened without Kaitlyn’s diligence and work. During the process, I felt that Kaitlyn was on my side and is now regarded as a friend rather than just a recruiter. ”

Suzanne -- R&D Manager 

“[Kaitlyn] went above and beyond to maintain contact with me and keep me engaged and informed about the process. Her attention to detail and knowledge of what the client was looking for helped me to prepare for what I consider the best interview(s) I have ever done.”

Dawn -- HR Director

“ If it was not for Kaitlyn and The Carlisle Group and the multiple phone calls, emails, and explanations to all of my questions that I received in great detail, I would have not taken this chance. Not only are they great at finding a perfect next step for your career goals, they also provide great guidance.”

McKenna -- Account Representative

“After having been in the professional workforce for 25 years and within the food and beverage industry for 13 years, I can honestly say Kaitlyn is one of the best recruiters in the Executive search channel. Not only is she a pleasure to work with, she takes the time to get to know you! That's especially important when you want to find a job "home" and not just another job. In an era of informal transactional relationships, she was a breath of fresh air. I feel that I am not only a better professional after having worked with her, but have a new outlook on how I will operate for the rest of my career! ”

Andrea -- Key Account Manager 

"I felt very comfortable working with Kaitlyn and The Carlisle Group. They are very professional and could evaluate if I was a good fit for their client’s needs. At the same time, she provided me with key information to see the whole picture of the position. I want to express my gratitude and respect for the excellent work done by Kaitlyn Vinson during the entire process."

Simon -- General Manager

"(Kaitlyn is) a consummate professional, providing timely feedback, precise follow up, and thorough industry insight. (Her) in-depth knowledge of the compensation packages across the food industry, as well as (her) impeccable follow up, has truly differentiated (her) and The Carlisle Group from the Professional placement service providers I have experienced. I will, without reservation, recommend (Kaitlyn) and The Carlisle Group to any employer or employee seeking an improved professional placement experience." 

Steve -- Account Manager 

“I recently had the pleasure of working with Ms. Kaitlyn Vinson. (She) conveyed a high level of integrity, candor and intelligence throughout the entire candidacy process that ultimately led to an outstanding job offer for me in a relatively short period of time. Kaitlyn is disciplined, well organized, structured in her process, has an outstanding work ethic and she communicates very effectively. Perhaps most importantly, she invests herself in the entire process to develop a strategic and lasting partnership with her clients and her top candidates.”

Tim -- Vice President, Logistics

(717) 249-2626

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Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

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