About Us 2019-11-13T22:52:05+00:00


Management Recruiters of Boise was established in 1976 to provide executive and management level staffing services to specialized industries including Food Processing, Wine & Beverages, Consumer Manufacturing, Dairy, and Accounting & Finance. We are part of MRINetwork™, one of the largest and most successful recruitment organizations in the world with over 600 offices in more than 35 countries.


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Our Recruiting Approach

Our client companies appreciate our results, and the proof is their high level of satisfaction and repeat business. To achieve the “best fit”, we know your objectives and we provide only top quality candidates for our clients. Our experienced, industry and discipline specific Recruiters provide quality, confidential search and recruitment, and most importantly, RESULTS.

As a result of our industry expertise and recruiting methods, we have successfully matched hundreds of candidates with the right companies in the right positions. Our Accelerated Recruitment™ approach includes providing the right amount of collaboration, research and intuition to deliver a few well-chosen candidates, instead of a mass of untested resumes. We provide our services with the kind of professionalism and accountability that you would expect from a team member.


Our recruiters are industry experts who have typically worked in the industries they serve. They understand what makes a successful candidate. Using their unmatched industry and recruiting expertise, they are able to find not just the right candidate, but an impact player – that key individual who can make a positive impact on an entire team.

Meet Our Team

Craig Alexander
Craig AlexanderOwner/General Manager Food Processing
CRAIG ALEXANDER, CSM, joined Management Recruiters in 1978 as a recruiter specializing in Management and Technical positions in the food processing, wine and beverages, and consumer products manufacturing industries. He was named the Regional Rookie of the Year in 1979. Craig was inducted into Management Recruiters National Hall of Fame in 1986 for outstanding production and service to his clients. In 1994 Craig was elected to Management Recruiters Corporate Advisory Council by his fellow franchisees. Craig consistently ranks as one of the top food industry recruiters in the USA. Prior to joining Management Recruiters, Craig was a Headquarter Sales Manager for a major consumer products company. He has a degree in Business Administration from Boise State University. Craig became Owner/Manager of Management Recruiters of Boise in 1985. His hobbies include gardening, golf, travel, and fly-fishing.

Here are some recent testimonials from candidates and clients on Craig’s performance:

“I appreciate the fast results in producing qualified candidates. I especially like your method of including ‘qualifying features’ about each candidate when you present them. The reference summaries are also very helpful.” – J.H. Plant Manager, Fortune 100 Food Company

“Craig, your work is definitely above the performance of your competitors. You are like a friend who wants to help me get ahead in my career, instead of other headhunters trying to get a fee.” – P.K. QA Director

Jamie Griffin
Jamie GriffinVice President, National Accounts Food Processing & Pet Food Manufacturing
Jamie joined MRI Boise in 2002 and specializes in Food Processing and Pet Food Manufacturing searches. Before joining MRI Boise, Jamie was a plant Quality Assurance Manager for a division of ConAgra Foods. With over 10 years of food manufacturing industry experience in Regulatory Affairs, Labeling Compliance, QA, and Production Management, Jamie has a unique ability to find highly qualified people for our client companies. Jamie excels in interpreting his client companies’ technical needs and selling candidates on the challenge and opportunity. His ability to understand the unique nature of pet food manufacturing has enabled Jamie to be one of the most successful recruiters for that industry over the last 12 years. Much of that success can be directly attributed to his personal attendance at several pet food industry meetings.

Jamie has a competitive nature and consistently ranks among the top food industry recruiters in the MRINetwork™. In 2009 Jamie earned his CSAM certification (Certified Senior Account Managers), the elite group of MRI recruiters who have passed a 4-hour certification test covering employment law, customer service excellence, and business ethics. In addition, he earned the prestigious MRI Pacesetter Award in 2006 and 2014.

Jamie is an avid golfer and enjoys many types of sports and outdoor activities. Here are some recent testimonials from candidates and clients on Jamie’s performance:

“Thank you for introducing me to (client company). I have enjoyed my first week tremendously and believe this has been a wonderful career and life move for me and my family. Thank you for the book. It was very thoughtful.” – J.M. VP Internal Audit

“I have liked some of the approaches Jamie has demonstrated. He represents your firm well. He has provided excellent candidates for our plant operations personnel needs. We enjoy working with Jamie.” – S.E. VP of HR, Fortune 500 Food Company

Therese Seefeldt
Therese SeefeldtVice President, National Dairy Accounts
Therese Seefeldt specializes in partnering with small to medium size innovative Dairy processing companies to help attract top dairy manufacturing talent. Her client companies typically include those producing products such as: yogurt, soft and hard cheese, artisan cheese, whey, milk protein concentrates, fluid milk, ice cream, dry powdered milk, butter and dairy based beverages. She joined MRI Boise in late 2009 with a determined eagerness to succeed after her former employer dissolved due to economic conditions.

Therese has a BS Degree in Business Administration from Ferris State University in her home state of Michigan. Her specialized knowledge in the Dairy processing Industry is essential in identifying targeted candidates and communicating the clients unique needs. Her approach is simple: 1. ask questions, 2. listen to learn, 3. communicate process and expectations and 4. proceed ahead with determination and persistence to achieve results. She excels gaining trust and credibility quickly with selective candidates.

Therese is competitive by nature and consistently ranks in the Top 5-8% MRINetwork Executive Recruiters Nationwide. She has earned the prestigious MRI Pacesetter Award for Top Ranking Performance consecutively 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Her interests include skiing, artistic projects, growing in faith, biking, family gatherings and raising three beautiful daughters (almost there… Amen!).

Recent testimonials from candidates and clients commenting on Therese’s performance:

“You work great with minimal information/adapt quickly to our changing needs”. C.G. EVP HR

“Therese’s knowledge in the Dairy Industry is essential identifying potential candidates and communicating our needs. Your commitment/dedication was demonstrated multiple times as you made yourself available”. R.O. CHRO

“Therese it felt like you were part of the clients Internal HR Team. I would rank you first in setting me up for success compared to Egon Zehnder, Spencer Stuart and Korn Ferry”. A.S. EVP Supply Chain

“Therese you are the best recruiter I have met to date. Your knowledge, action and persistence pay dividends in more ways than one”. F.R. Procurement Director.

Gaby Pedraza
Gaby PedrazaSearch Project Coordinator

Gaby Pedraza joined MRI Boise in the Spring of 2018 as a Project Coordinator. She supports the team throughout the sourcing, recruiting, hiring phases, and sourcing candidates through networking, internet postings, cold calling, employee referrals, candidate referrals and in-house database. She is currently a senior at Boise State University and will be graduating with a BS in Social Sciences, Fall of 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, dancing, cooking, participating in races, and spending quality time with loved ones.

Susanna Davis

SUSANNA DAVIS joined MRI Boise in May of 2019 as our Office Manager. She comes to Boise after 11 years’ experience with another successful MRI office.  Our friends with MR Iowa City introduced her to us earlier this year. We were fortunate to add Susanna to our team after she decided to relocate to Boise. Susanna manages all administrative, internet e-recruiting, e-marketing activities, purchasing, and information technology systems for our company.  Susanna attended Kirkwood Community College and earned a degree in Legal Secretarial Administration and recently completed her Human Resource Certificate. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and friends.  She has a love for animals and enjoys taking walks and hiking with her dog, Andy.  Susanna’s two main reasons for moving to Southwest Idaho are her love for the outdoors here and wishing to be closer to friends and family in the area.  We are truly fortunate to have Susanna on our small Team!

Samantha FosterVP of National Accounts - Finance & Accounting Specialist

Samantha Foster recently joined MRI Boise after a 27-year career in commercial banking where she successfully developed relationships with owners, founders and finance executives in the food & beverage industries. As MRI Boise’s VP of National Accounts – Finance & Accounting Specialist, she will build upon our existing relationships with companies operating in a variety of industries including manufacturing, distributing, law, construction, food and beverage. Her pivot into the recruiting profession is driven by her desire to help people: managers needing top talent and candidates wanting to take their careers to the next level. Samantha’s ultimate goal is “to connect the right people at the right time” by tuning into a person’s unique qualities, capabilities and passions.

A connoisseur of food, wine & spirits, Samantha spends her spare time exploring new places to eat, wine tasting, hiking the Boise foothills and bike riding along the Greenbelt with her son, husband and two dogs as well as reading a good book and watching movies.

Nicole ArizanaData Entry Intern

NICOLE ARIZANA joined MRI Boise in the Fall of 2019 as a Data Entry Intern. She has been supporting the team through recruiting, sourcing, cold calling, and in-house database. She is currently a Senior at Boise State University, pursuing a BS in Psychology, and plans on going to graduate school to earn a Master’s in Sports Psychology. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending concerts, traveling throughout the PNW, and hiking along the Boise Foothills.


KADEN ROBINSON joined our Team earlier this year as a Search Project Coordinator. He contributes to the team through sourcing, recruiting, sales calls, and assisting our Senior Recruiters in their search project efforts. Originally from Ogden, Utah, Kaden graduated from Boise State University with his BS in Marketing in the spring of 2019 and has enjoyed making the Treasure Valley area his new home. His hobbies include ice hockey, painting, the Buffalo Bills and exploring the outdoors. Kaden has an encyclopedic mind for professional and college sports teams, (Basketball, Football, Hockey, and Baseball), on a nationwide basis!