Michael Clegg

– Managing Partner  –

Michael became the Managing Partner of Q Works in 2018.  He began his career in the staffing industry in the late 90’s starting out as a Recruiter then moving into Sales and Sales Leadership. Over the past decade, Michael has worked in the industry as a Regional Executive successfully building teams and managing dozens of associates throughout the United States. Specializing in contract staffing, Michael is able to leverage his experience to offer clients a personal, customized partnership. He and his staff have successfully filled hundreds of mid-level to senior management positions in sales, marketing, engineering, operations, technology, healthcare and finance. He also coaches professionals on Sales and Professional Development.

At Q Works, his management philosophy is based on developing high-energy associates that prioritize their work with integrity. “Our clients and candidates are the heartbeat of our professional existence. Our relationship with them starts through the building of a strong internal team that cares about people.  I strive to be a great leader that influences through trust that has been built by being an example of positive behaviors.”

Michael is a graduate of Radford University and proudly coaches high school football.

Please feel free to connect with Michael on LinkedIn.

Contact:mclegg@qworksgroup.com Phone: (803) 548 8140 Ext. 11


Melissa Coleman

– Account Director, Lighting Industry –


Melissa joined Q Works in 2006 bringing over 15 years of successful Sales Management experience. Now 10 years later, she has become one of Q Works most decorated, successful recruiters.

Her experience gives her a strong understanding of our clients’ hiring needs. She provides quality professional placement services by striving to exceed both clients’ and candidates’ expectations. She has a unique capacity to carefully review the skills, chemistry and motivation from both the candidate and client side.

Melissa has established herself as a recruiter within the lighting industry focusing on mid-level to executive level positions nationwide. Her recruiting focus is on Sales, Engineering, Operations, Marketing and Product Management positions.

Melissa earned her BA in Business Administration from UNCC.

Mid-level to Executive level positions in the Lighting Industry. Partnering with international companies (Asian, European) for entrance into the US market. 33% of placements are with international companies.

Please feel free to connect with Melissa on LinkedIn.

Contact: mrc@qworksgroup.com Phone: (803) 548 8140 Ext. 15


Bertina Brase

– International Account Executive, Machinery & Equipment, and Industrial Automation Industries –


After earning a Master’s degree in Germany, Bertina worked in Corporate Human Resources with both German and US companies.

With 20+ years in the U.S. and having lived in various regions of the country, Bertina understands the nuances of cultural diversity. She leverages these skills when working with European subsidiaries in the U.S. Her strong organizational and analytical skills allow Bertina to identify top recruits for middle and upper management positions. Bertina has been on the agency and the client side, as an Executive Recruiter and HR Manager. This has allowed her to think with a 360 perspective. Clients appreciate her ability to zero in on company fit and market knowledge and appreciate her knowledgeable, realistic, and practical management recruiting support.

Bertina’s main focus at Q Works lies on industrial product industries, with clients in the Capital Equipment, Material Handling, Machinery and Automation Industry, and other technical products including the Renewable Energy sector.  Her client base consists of small to medium-sized companies, as including many that are subsidiaries of European companies.

Bilingual: English – German; Executive Recruiting Professional; Career Guidance; Successfully placed Managing Director’s, CFO’s, VP’s; Experience in global and national talent/recruitment strategies; Several years’ business experience successfully handling diverse challenges in HR & Labor Law issues; Hands-on management style that capitalizes on interpersonal skills and leadership-by-example; Knowledge and experience of European and US Culture in broad variety of backgrounds.

Please feel free to connect with Bertina on LinkedIn

Contact: bbb@qworksgroup.com Phone: (803) 548 8140 Ext. 26


Angela Jordahl

– Senior Project Coordinator –


Angela came to Q Works in 2010 as a Project Coordinator. She was promoted to Senior Project Coordinator in 2012. Angela started her working career with First Union National Bank in the consumer loan department. She held many support and management positions at First Union/Wachovia including roles in insurance, consumer loans, student loans, commercial customer service, business relations, cash management, and human resources. She was an AVP in client services at the end of her 18 year banking career. For several years before joining Q Works, Angela worked as a HR/Operations manager in the in-home healthcare industry.

At Q Works, Angela has a strong compassion for finding the perfect match for her clients. She supports the Accountant Executives (Recruiters) by sourcing the most qualified candidates in the engineering, manufacturing, food services, sales, marketing, and operations industries. She holds a BS degree in Business from Clemson University, as well as a Funeral Director’s degree Fayetteville Tech.

Please feel free to connect with Angela on LinkedIn.

Contact: aaj@qworksgroup.com Phone: (803) 548 8140 Ext. 20


Katie Trippe

– General Manager/Account Executive,  Machinery & Equipment, Engineering Services and Manufacturing Industries-


Katie joined Q Works in 2014 as an Account Executive to support our clients in the plastics and chemical manufacturing industries. Her tenacity in pursuit of highly desirable professionals provides a competitive edge to clients seeking top talent. Also, her tenure as a VP and Operations Manager gives her key insight into the manufacturing industry specifically in the areas of lean initiatives and process improvement. Because of her passion for recruiting and the manufacturing industry, Katie stays on top of industry trends.

Her unique, consultative approach to recruiting has enabled her to assist clients in meeting strategic business objectives. She has an extensive network of contacts within the engineering and manufacturing communities and contributes in many forums and industry groups.

Katie earned her BBA in Marketing from Marshall University.

Please feel free to connect with Katie on LinkedIn.

Contact: kpt@qworksgroup.com Phone: (803) 548 8140 Ext. 13


Silvia Gray

– International Account Executive, Automotive Industry-

Silvia joined Q Works in August 2016 as an Account Executive. She has always worked in an international environment, spending the past 13+ years in automotive project management and human resources. Fast paced demands have prepared her for understanding the urgency as well as expectations of the automotive industry. Her vast network within the automotive world offers a competitive edge. Recruitment has become a passion for her.

As a native German living in the US for over 20 years, Silvia can relate to the cultural differences that the automotive industry often brings. In her recent position as Human Resources Manager, she was responsible for recruitment of unique skills on many different levels. She is well versed with immigration laws and can offer insight and support when a visa is required.

Building strong relationships with her clients and candidates allows Silvia to better focus on the best interests of both parties.

Please feel free to connect with Silvia on LinkedIn.

Contact: spg@qworksgroup.com Phone:(864)313-2305


Angie Barnes

– Recruiter/ Marketing Specialist –

Angie joined The Q Works Group as the Marketing Specialist in October 2015. She brings with her a wide range of marketing skills with a special focus on business development strategy, content marketing and communications. In addition, she has extensive experience understanding user experience and applying it to overall marketing plans and advertising initiatives.

In 2018 she moved into a dual role to assist the team’s recruiting efforts while maintaining the marketing functions for the organization. She uses a solid understanding of employment market dynamics and apply that insight to the recruiting and hiring process.

Angie is a graduate of Ohio University.

Please feel free to connect with Angie on LinkedIn.

Contact: amb@qworksgroup.com Phone: (803) 548 8140 Ext. 19


Iris Winkelbauer-Hoelzl

– International Account Executive, European companies doing business in the US –

Iris joined the Q Works Group in 2016. She is a native of Austria, fluent in German, English and Hungarian and has lived in the US since 2012. Iris brings with her 14 years of international sales and business development experience. Her background and understanding of different cultures has proved useful in developing business opportunities such as opening a US branch of a European based company.

Iris’s main focus is to work with European companies with subsidiaries in the US as well as US clients with business overseas. In doing so, she will be able to provide valuable recruiting solutions based on an extensive knowledge of cultural differences and international business experience, as well as being able to connect within a large international network.

Please feel free to connect with Iris on LinkedIn.

Contact: imw@qworksgroup.com Phone: (803) 548 8140 Ext. 17


Jeremy Yetter

– Candidate Success Manager –

Jeremy joined Q Works Group in July of 2018. He brings with him a dynamic history of working in the staffing and recruiting industry over the past 5 years. He holds a wide variety of experience across various sized corporations, spanning numerous industries throughout the United States, with a primary focus on IT. While specializing in contract staffing, Jeremy prides himself on growing relationships with consultants as well as clients, always putting their best interests first.

Jeremy is well versed in Sales, Management and Leadership. He is able to tap into the strength of his network connections across multiple organizations and management levels. Jeremy is a highly detail-oriented professional who excels in outstanding recruiting solutions. In addition, he has an extensive knowledge on immigration status laws enabling him to facilitate superior representation for candidates. One of his major goals working with the Q Works Group is to grow long term partnerships for the future, ensuring utmost benefits for organizations, companies and individuals.

Please feel free to connect with Jeremy on Linkedin.

Contact: jyetter@qworksgroup.com Phone: 540-797-1202


Sarah Riska

– Client Success Manager –

After earning an Accounting Degree from North Carolina State University, Sarah spent fifteen years developing her management and leadership skills by leading a team of 150 employees, followed by building and leading a MM product distribution company.

In 2019, Sarah joined Q Works Group with the intention to follow her passion of partnering with business leaders to help them find the most qualified talent to evolve their business.  Sarah’s experience in the business world has shown her that the most valued assets of a company are the employees. Who you choose to be part of your team is one of the largest determinations of a company’s success.

In her free time, Sarah enjoys playing tennis, traveling and spending time with her husband and daughter.


Contact: sriska@qworksgroup.com Phone: 704-506-7925



Pat Mills

– Candidate Success Associate-

Pat joined the Q Works Group as a Candidate Success Associate in 2019. He is a Charlotte, N.C. native with regional ties and a background in developing strong relationships as a former Division I College Football Coach. Pat attended Appalachian State University where he was a member of the football team winning 2-National Championships, earned All-Southern Conference honors twice, as well as serving as the Team Captain his senior year in 2010.

Pat values the relationships with his candidates and strives to connect with people on a personal level. Determined to make an impact further than employment, Pats’ valuable experience in leading, mentoring, public-speaking, and motivating individuals to achieve their full potential makes him a valuable resource for personal and professional growth of his connections. An experienced recruiter of talent in the industry of college football, Pat is a detail oriented individual who is always willing to do more than what is expected for his people.

Contact: pmills@qworksgroup.com Phone: 704-907-2785