Kelley Cole_The Steely Group

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5 Fun Facts About Kelley


If you could be a character from a TV show, movie, or book, who would you most want to be?

Olivia Benson from ‘Law & Order: SVU’


Who is the most famous person you have ever met?

Kelly Ripa (I literally ran into her)


What is your hidden talent?

I help people realize what they’re good at


What’s the one thing you love to do at work?

Positively impact candidates’ lives by introducing new opportunities


If you had a theme song, what would it be?

Isn’t It Ironic (Alanis Morissette)

Kelley Cole

Clinical Recruiter


Kelley brings 5 years of experience in full life-cycle recruitment and talent acquisition management, along with a strong client services background, to her role as Clinical Recruiter for The Steely Group. A desire to make a difference and add positivity to this world are two factors that influenced Kelley’s decision to become a recruiter. “Connecting a candidate with a better opportunity that could have a huge impact on them and their family is very fulfilling,” she says.


Kelley was drawn to The Steely Group for its mission-driven focus and company leadership. “It is incredibly inspiring to see such a talented group of powerful women supporting and helping each other achieve great success,” she says.


Prior to joining The Steely Group, Kelley worked for Kelly Services and supported hiring managers at Fortune 500 companies throughout the U.S. Before that, she was an award-winning top producer and Recruiting Lead for Aerotek, where she trained, mentored and managed a team of 8 in addition to high-volume recruiting.


Kelley began her recruiting career shortly after earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University. Her entrepreneurial spirit inspired her to leave the comfort of her hometown and family for exciting opportunities in New York and Chicago. Ultimately, motivated by challenge with an interest in continuous learning and a dash of competitiveness, Kelley returned to her roots in the Midwest and took her first recruiting position.


Kelley is most passionate about her family. She and her husband, Eric, share their home with Reggie, a rescued border-collie mix she received as a wedding gift. Away from the office, Kelley enjoys fishing, boating, spending time with family and friends, and listening to all genres of music, especially live performances.


Contact Kelley: KCole@TheSteelyGroup.comDirect: 630.716.6864


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