About Us

Carex Consulting Group was founded based on the vision of reinventing the staffing process and creating alignment between our consultants and partners. We’re proud of our diverse backgrounds, rooted in hard work, service and teamwork. We’ve sat on both sides of the table, operating as vendors, clients and consultants. With this experience as part of our profile, we understand the people, skills and personalities needed to successfully deliver a project.

It’s through our commitment to people and success that we’ve become what we are today.

We are active in the Madison business community, contributing our time and knowledge to local organizations as well as continuously developing new relationships with entrepreneurs and job seekers. We believe in our approach, our process, and our partners!

Rachel Neill

Rachel Neill – Chief Executive Officer

Rachel Neill has built her career around talent acquisition and company culture, with a passion for startups and healthcare. As part of her background, she has extensive experience in recruiting and placing candidates in a position to succeed. Prior to Carex Consulting Group, she worked as an executive at Nordic Consulting and helped build it into one of the largest Epic consulting firms nationwide. Rachel graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and continues to be active in the local Alumni chapter.

Learn a little bit more about Rachel:

  • As the VP of Candidate Relations, she recruited talent to help build Nordic Consulting’s culture into one of the Top 10 Best Places to Work in 2016 as named by Madison Magazine as well as ‘Best Places to Work’ by Modern Healthcare in 2014-2015
  • Named one of InBusiness Magazine’s 40 under 40 in 2016
  • Lead organizer of the 1 Million Cups Madison group focused on supporting local startups in the community
  • Executive level experience in healthcare
  • Epic certified

Casey Liakos has dedicated his career to the goal of improving healthcare via high-quality and cost-effective use of technology.  Throughout his 15+ years in healthcare IT, he has seen the industry through a number of important lenses:  Software vendor, healthcare provider, insurance payer, and consulting services provider.  This has given Casey a well-rounded view of the healthcare and business landscapes, which he uses to assess and synthesize client partner needs.  Prior to joining Carex, Casey led the sales team at Vonlay through rapid growth and acquisition by Huron Consulting Group, where he served as a Managing Director.

Learn a little bit more about Casey:

  • Former executive-level leader for one of the nation’s largest healthcare management consulting firms
  • Throughout his career, has successfully formed and led IT, Project, and Sales teams of all sizes, with consistently strong results
  • Has successfully led numerous enterprise EHR software implementations
  • Earned an M.B.A. from University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management

Casey Liakos – President

Bill Neill

Bill Neill – Chief Operating Officer

The healthcare industry is central to Bill Neill’s background having worked as an Epic employee and as a consultant for Nordic Consulting for 4+ years. Given his professional profile, he brings a broad spectrum of implementation and technology experience as seen from the consultant and project management perspective. His background as a consultant provides unique insight to the required skills, team makeup, and processes required to successfully on-board consultants to new organizations and project environments. Bill graduated from Wharton.

Learn a little bit more about Bill:

  • Consulting and project management experience in more than 10 different national healthcare systems as a strategic Epic Consultant
  • Experience in working with executive and project management teams in his implementations and integrating alongside a diverse set of technology platforms
  • Epic certified

Theresa is passionate about connecting the right talent to the right business to solve problems and help companies grow. She has over 10 years of experience leading executive and professional searches in a wide variety of industries including insurance, finance, technology, manufacturing, non-profit, and healthcare. Throughout her career, Theresa has utilized a wide variety of tools, both custom-built and standardized assessments to ensure proper candidate skill set and cultural fit.

Learn a little bit more about Theresa:

  • Successfully recruited in a wide range of environments, from executive level C-suite placements to high volume customer service and call center environments.
  • Earned the PHR and SHRM-CP human resources certifications.
  • Certified to facilitate individual and team Hogan Personality Assessments.
  • Certified Diversity Recruiter (CDR)

Theresa Balsiger – Director of Candidate Relations

Kelli Klippenstein – Candidate Specialist

Kelli Klippenstein is a software tester turned IT recruiter at Carex. She spent 7+ years at Epic, as a QAer and Team Lead on one of Epic’s largest applications, as a Recruiter focusing on hiring developers for Epic’s technical teams, and as a Regulatory Project Manager ensuring compliance to international software standards. She takes a creative approach to connecting with technical talent, and loves talking with developers and other techies about the interesting problems they’re tackling and innovative projects they’re working on. Reach out to kelli@carexconsultinggroup.com if you’d like to chat!

Learn a little more about Kelli:

  • Successfully hired over 200 developers, interface analysts, and technical support analysts
  • Studied nursing then dove into tech after graduating. Healthcare tech is her sweet spot.
  • She’s got a green thumb with over two dozen houseplants

Stacey Dougherty is a motivated and outgoing HR Professional with four years of targeted industry experience. She previously held HR and sales roles in Benefits Administration, Recruiting, Healthcare, Insurance, and IT. Stacey is a proven, trusted advisor who excels at candidate sourcing, recruiting, career coaching and matching strong talent to partner requirements and project needs. She is known for being professional, compassionate and transparent while providing excellent candidate and partner experiences. Connect with Stacey to learn more on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/staceydougherty/.

Learn a little bit more about Stacey:

  • Successfully placed candidates in IT fields including: Project Management, Networking, Development, Business Analysis, Security, Infrastructure and Change Management
  • HR background with multiple Fortune 500 companies
  • UW-Madison Business School grad and proud Badger alum. Go Badgers!

Stacey Dougherty – Candidate Specialist

Haley Potterton – Candidate Specialist

Haley Potterton is a compassionate and driven business professional who takes pride in ensuring that placements are a strong and successful match for all parties involved. She is passionate about connecting her candidates to their ideal job and truly values relationship building, communication, and transparency to provide the best candidate experience possible.

Learn a little bit more about Haley:

  • Focuses on successfully placing candidates in the Project Management, Business Analysis, Marketing, and Sales fields
  • Graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Business School with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management & Human Resources, with a Specialization in Healthcare Management. U Rah Rah Wisconsin!
  • Member of Young Wishmakers of Wisconsin (YWOW) where she serves as a Make-A-Wish advocate and ambassador

Matt Duffy is the Director of Partner Relations with Carex Consulting Group.  Matt has 20 years of Human Resources experience specializing in the field of talent acquisition.  Specific areas of concentration include recruitment strategy, workforce planning, assessment and selection, metrics, candidate experience and process design.  Matt is a strong proponent of leveraging technology in the recruiting process where he has experience with multiple applicant tracking systems and leverages numerous existing and emerging recruiting tools/resources. He has also seen technology inhibit the human side of hiring, resulting in a poor hiring process and damaging the candidate experience – and ultimately the organization’s brand.

A little bit more about Matt:

  • Matt is the President of Wisconsin Recruiters, a networking and professional development organization for Talent Acquisition professionals throughout Wisconsin.  Matt also sits on the Advisory Board for Chicago Recruiters.
  • Matt is a member of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement Dane County and is on the planning committee for Food-for-Kidz, a local non-profit that has packaged and distributed over 2 million meals worldwide since its inception in 2006.
  • Matt was born in Connecticut, grew up in Massachusetts and Minnesota, and lived in Colorado for several years before moving to Madison in 2000.

Matt Duffy – Director of Partner Relations