Palladian West LLC

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About Palladian West LLC

Every time you make a new hire, there are risks. Palladian West helps you avoid the big ones.

Achieving long-term success for your organization requires an intuitive partner driven by excellence. Palladian West is fully invested as your partner in success. With expertise in executive search, talent strategy, and team architecture, we come alongside you to build and strengthen your company.

Utilizing both science and art, we partner with you to align your talent strategy with your business strategy to produce optimal results. The power of science comes from The Predictive Index psychometric tools that establish a baseline for the requirements of each job. Then, with a 360-degree perspective, we artfully look at the team and project how each candidate will add value to that team after going through a thorough vetting process.

Team Leaders

Angela Burke

Angela Burke

President + Chief Talent Architect

For several years, Angela was an Executive Recruiter for Palladian West before she served as VP of Talent for nationwide non-profit, Bethany, building out an all new recruiting department for the 1400+ employee organization. In 2018, she rejoined Palladian West as the Managing Director, and in late 2019 purchased the company from our founder, Shelley Crooks. Angela initiated the addition of Predictive Index and Psychometrics to our suite of services and is a Certified Predictive Index Practitioner and Talent Optimization Consultant.

Angela loves hosting parties and enjoying time with friends, cheering on her often questioned favorite NFL team, the Detroit Lions. She lives with her husband and two children who are soon off to college, so they spend as much time together as they can traveling and spoiling their 13 year old Labradoodle, Scotch.

Chaz Amidon

Chaz Amidon

VP of Executive Search + Team Architecture

Chaz joined Palladian West in 2018, bringing a background in HR, recruiting, and leadership. As VP of Executive Search + Team Architecture, Chaz leads the Palladian West recruiting team, provides search strategies for our clients, and consults with clients to best use and implement The Predictive Index.

Prior to coming to Palladian West, Chaz worked in HR leadership roles for Praxis and Bethany Christian Services in Grand Rapids. He started his career in recruiting with The Habitat Company in Chicago. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Calvin College and an MBA from Loyola University Chicago.

Chaz is motivated by solving complex talent challenges for our clients. Whether it is recruiting for hard-to-find talent or helping a client improve their dynamics, he loves finding the “missing ingredients” so teams can work better together. This includes helping our team of recruiters at Palladian West to achieve their personal and professional goals.

In addition to speaking “PI” language everywhere he goes, Chaz is a certified Predictive Index trainer and Talent Optimization consultant.