Denver, CO

Executive Team

"Experts in Recruiting, Executive Search and Staffing"

Darlene Starr

Darlene is a Partner at KNN Financial Partners, Inc. Born and raised in Florida, Darlene relocated to Denver, CO in 1990 to join Olsten Financial Staffing, a Fortune 500 accounting and finance staffing firm. She began her career in sales and was quickly promoted to Branch Manager in the Denver Tech Center. Darlene trained, mentored and managed a staff including Sales, Staffing Consultants and Executive Recruiters. She worked at Olsten Financial Staffing for 11 years until the company was sold. In 2002, Darlene took her leadership skills and industry knowledge and launched a boutique Recruiting and Staffing firm with business partner, Beth Provau.  KNN Financial Partners, Inc. successfully assists clients with their staffing needs and candidates with their careers. Darlene is passionate about her business and takes great pride in building long lasting client and candidate relationships as well as cultivating new ones. She has built her reputation on trust, honesty, integrity, strong customer service and making successful placements in the Executive Search and Staffing industry. Her goal is to provide staffing solutions while bringing elite talent and great companies together. Darlene enjoys traveling, going to the beach, catching a soccer game and spending time with her family.

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Beth Provau

Beth is a Partner at KNN Financial Partners, Inc. Born and raised in Florida, Beth graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources Management. Beth then relocated to Washington state where she began her career with Pitney Bowes, Inc., a Fortune 500 company. She worked at Pitney Bowes, Inc. for 13 years and had an opportunity to be exposed to a number of progressive roles including Human Resources Manager within the Western Division Shared Services Center. Beth recruited for over 600 positions during her tenure at Pitney Bowes, Inc. She also managed an Inside Sales team, a Service team and achieved her PHR designation while working at Pitney Bowes, Inc. In 2002, Beth brought her Human Resources, Staffing and Sales experience to Denver, CO to partner with Darlene Starr and launch KNN Financial Partners, Inc., a Recruiting and Staffing firm. She actively networks with professional accounting, finance and oil and gas organizations within the Denver Metro and surrounding areas. Beth prides herself on delivering professionalism, enthusiasm and responsiveness when working with both clients and candidates throughout the entire recruiting process. Beth enjoys participating in outdoor activities with her family, traveling, going to the beach in the summers and cheering on the Broncos.

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