Our Team

DJ Janbaz

DJ is a senior staff level recruiter with over 20 years experience supporting high-technology firms, with a focus on the IT, Electronics, Semiconductor and Medical Device industries. DJ has an outstanding track record as senior level technical recruiter identifying talent and developing innovative solutions while maximizing search resources. DJ has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, and is able to utilize his education and engineering background for client staffing requirements.


Denise Chaffin

Denise Chaffin started her career with Professional Team Search in 1990, and has pre/post internet expertise supporting the Medical Device, Semiconductor, Renewable Energy, Cyber-Security, DoD, State Government and Data Center / IoT industries. 

In 2013 Top Source Talent and Professional Team Search merged, and Denise has been managing a remote team of Recruiters, Sourcers and ATS Operations staff to support client projects for U.S. based companies with domestic and global talent commitments.

Denise graduated from Arizona State University in 2006 with a Magma Cum Laude Bachelor’s Degree. 


Tracy Blagg

Tracy Blagg has over 20 years as a Computer Tomography Technologist. She recently joined Top Source Talent as a Source and Recruiter and specializes in recruiting for the Medical Device industry. Tracy has an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Radiologic Technology.

Kristy Loos

Kristy Loos has over four years experience in recruiting and HR. Her administrative and technical skills combined with her varied industry background make her able to quickly adapt to new roles. Specialties include: Engineering, Semiconductor, Medical Device, IT, Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Supply Chain, Marketing & Sales. Kristy attended Sauk Valley College for Business Administration.

Valerie Scarsellato

Valerie Scarsellato has over 15 years of extensive full life cycle recruiting and integrated talent acquisition experience. Her expertise spans several niche industries and executive search. Valerie also has four years of marketing/branding and social media experience​. Specialties include: Regulatory Affairs, IT, Semiconductor, Engineering, Human Resources, Finance, Marketing & Sales. Valerie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Arts from Robert Morris University.

Stephanie Sarnes

Stephanie Sarnes has over nine years of experience in HR Administration, Recruiting and Sourcing. She has worked in various industries, including Medical Device, Utilities, Aerospace, Renewable Energy, Solar and Automotive. Stephanie holds an AA in Business and Economics.

Brandon Harwood

Brandon Harwood has 20+ years Human Resources experience in the U.S. and globally. He successfully led and executed critical search assignments for senior leaders and high-level individual contributors in numerous fields, including semiconductors, aerospace, display industry and healthcare. Brandon spent 10+ years with Philips Semiconductor as Director of Human Resources. He interacted globally with the Netherlands, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Philippines, China, & India.

Brandon held Human resource and Talent Acquisition leadership positions with Motorola and VLSI Technology. Brandon holds a BA from the University of Kansas.

Derek Palos

Derek has been with Top Source Talent since March 2019.  He supports our Medical Device, Biosciences, Government, and Semiconductor clients.  Prior to his career as a Recruiter / Sourcer, Derek worked for Honeywell for 20 years in Phoenix AZ as a Fuel Lab Test Technician.    His background with Honeywell was a great bridge into the recruiting industry.  Earlier in his career Derek spent 7 years serving the United States Air Force.

Derek is one of our newest team members, but has been successful in placing candidates for hard-to-fill positions for a number of Top Source Talent, LLC clients.

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