Our fearless leader—and the visionary behind PhysEmp.com. When Robert Truog first started PhysEmp.com in 1994, it was one of just two physician job boards out there. Many imitations have sprung up since then, but thanks to Robert, PhysEmp.com is still leading the pack.
Born for business, Robert has decades of experience running established companies and growing successful start-ups. Robert credits his many achievements to magnetic charisma, but we all know he succeeds because he keeps a keen eye on the big picture while always putting clients first. Over the years, as modern technologies have advanced, Robert’s made sure PhysEmp has evolved along with them to make your life easier.
Here in the Heartland, Robert runs our company with solid community values—building strong client relationships has always been the core of our business. And by keeping our costs low—we’re able to keep your costs low, too.
Theresa Rachele was a Cheerleading Captain back in college, and now she’s our physicians’ biggest fan. As Customer Service Manager, Theresa builds solid relationships with our physicians to ensure their talents are well rewarded.
Vibrant, intelligent, and gregarious, Theresa has a background in sales and training. At PhysEmp, she carefully interviews doctors to help recruiters obtain qualified leads. Her motto is: “We work hard so you don’t have to!” That’s the kind of positive, upbeat energy we love around here. Go, team!
Look in any dictionary under "people person," and you're bound to find a picture of Melinda Fishel. Warm, friendly, helpful and skilled, she's the perfect person to assist doctors as our Physicians Customer Service Representative. She's fun, fast on the uptake, and handles every task with gusto.
Over the past 18 years, Melinda has lent her winning personality and customer service savvy to a wide range of organizations, including Books are Fun, Readers Digest; Mercy Medical Center; Ottumwa Regional Health; and others. She has an Associate of Applied Sciences degree in HIT and also used to be on two different bowling leagues. You might say Customer Service is right up her alley!
Shepley Hansen is to design what Lindt is to chocolate. Simply put, he’s the best. With more than 35 years of experience in graphic design for all media—including web design, advertising design, print design, package design, and corporate identity—he’s a maestro of design with a keen eye for composition.
As PhysEmp’s Graphic Designer, Shepley is responsible for developing and maintaining the look and feel of our brand, from our website to our print materials (he the chose and color and font of the very words you are reading). A true artiste, Shepley loves nothing more than a challenge and the blank canvas of his computer screen. You can see more of his work at his company website, Bluebird Graphics.
Personality-wise, Laura Tejada says she's almost 100% introvert- which makes her perfect for the role of SEO Analyst at PhysEmp. She adores poring over stacks of data and can wrangle an analytics report faster than you can say "vertical search."
A self-professed perfectionist, Laura's love of spreadsheets is second only to her fondness for her husband and two children. She holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics and has extensive research experience, which helps PhysEmp stay on top of search optimization strategies to serve you better. PhysEmp.com is continuously expanding its traffic and marketing to give clients the best results possible, and Laura plans to keep it that way.
There’s really no one in the world who can fill Christina Ring’s size 7 platform shoes. As PhysEmp’s COO, she’s the multitasking maven who supervises all daily operations—from budgeting and billing, to marketing, strategizing, team leading, and more. While ensuring clients’ satisfaction on a day-to-day basis, she keeps a visionary eye on the horizon, constantly striving to expand PhysEmp’s offerings.
How did she get this awesome? Christina holds an M.B.A. and has a decade of experience in management, marketing, sales, and accounting. From securities trading to e-commerce project management, Christina’s career has spanned all manner of high-performance roles in the medical, finance, retail, and nonprofit sectors. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, Christina has the most energy—and stilettos—of any member of the PhysEmp team.
When it comes to making PhysEmp clients happy, Account Manager Jonathan Sinton not only goes the extra mile—he ensures your entire journey is smooth. A tech-savvy, service-oriented people person, Jonathan excels in building relationships and responding to clients’ needs at the speed of light.
Jonathan has over a decade of professional history in management and creative collaboration. He spent over five years as Key Accounts Manager for The Rose Company, during which time he provided seasonal gifts to top U.S. retailers—including Macy’s, JCPenney’s, and Sears. “He’s a clear-headed, reliable, creative guy who gets things done smartly and on time,” said one former co-worker. We couldn’t agree more.
Caroline Fonvielle is the kind of person you’d want as your team member on “The Amazing Race.” A fast learner, she’s energetic, spunky, personable—and most importantly—she gets the job done.
Friendly, efficient and effective, Caroline listens carefully to clients’ needs so she can meet—and exceed—them. She holds an MBA and has spent time as both a Business Development Coordinator at an Investment Research firm and a university-level Graduation Director. With her cheerful demeanor, keen business sense and solid work ethic, we expect no less than world domination from Caroline.
Paul Strubell is the kind of guy who brings clarity, intelligence and creativity to any situation. A skilled salesman and communicator, he excels as a PhysEmp Account Manager. At home, he has a dog, a cat, a duck, a snake, and a baby snapping turtle-and none of them have eaten each other! That should give you some indication of the calm, orderly presence Paul maintains when life, or the office, becomes a zoo.
A true entrepreneur, Paul has launched or been involved in a number of startups, including his Mustang Auto Trading, LLC and Heavenly Organics, LLC. He's currently working on a B.A. in Communication Studies, and we expect that by the end of his degree he'll be running the place. To complete the hat trick, he is also the host of a local radio talk show called Sports Talk.
PhysEmp CTO Saulius Razmas is the strong, silent, programming type. A man of few words, he knows his HTML and CSS like the rest of us know our ABCs. Saulius has over 15 years of experience as a software architect, all of which combine to make him the ideal mastermind of PhysEmp.com.
No matter the IT quandary, Saulius can resolve it quickly and intelligently. Java courses through his veins like blood, and he eats Perl code for breakfast. At PhysEmp, he uses his technical savvy to troubleshoot and strategize innovative ways to connect recruiters to talented physicians across the nation. All this from his quiet corner in Kansas City.
Every website needs an IT genius-that brilliant wizard behind the curtain who's responsible for the magic behind all the site's functions. At PhysEmp, that wizard is Bob Zarrabi, our Senior Software Developer. He's the guy who's responsible for improving client services and creating solutions to help manage physician candidates in the site's Physician Database.
Bob is working on a Masters in Computer Science and recently proved his mettle as a C#.NET developer at Genetic ID in Fairfield, where he created new components and modifications for custom technologies. In short, website usability is Bob's numero uno priority, and he's constantly seeking new ways to serve you better. Random fact: In terms of cartoon characters, Bob relates most to Bob the Builder. Can he fix anything? Yes he can!
Christine Schrum is a Facebook addict, a word nerd, and an obsessive grammarphile. As PhysEmp’s Copywriter, she dots our i’s, crosses our t’s, and ensures our company voice is fun, accessible, and professional. As our Social Media Strategist, she develops social platforms and strategies to engage clients and meet their needs.
Christine has an M.A. in Professional Writing and a decade of experience writing for top brands including Artexpo New York, Overland Sheepskin, Kohls, Spiegel, and more. Blogging and posting on Facebook are second nature to her because she’s an awesome communicator—and frankly, she never stops talking!
Livia Cole believes that every business owner needs to know some accounting. As PhysEmp’s meticulous Accountant, she adds immense value and multiplies our company’s success. With years of solid experience in corporate finance management and bookkeeping, she keeps an eagle eye on every penny that goes in and out our doors.
Outside the office, this Renaissance woman divides her time between freelance writing, video editing, film production, jewelry-making and dancing. She’s also an amazing cook. Whatever she takes on, she tackles with gusto, and excellence is the common denominator of her many talents.