Meet the Team

We live our core values. See how we bring integrity, continuous improvement, partnership, and heart into everything we do.

Matthew Bozoian Technical Recruiter

As a Technical Recruiter, Matthew enjoys connecting with candidates and learning about their needs and interests. His background in sales and recruiting helps him to effectively communicate with candidates throughout the process to ensure they succeed in positions they enjoy. Matthew is passionate about supporting and helping candidates find opportunities that will better their career goals.

He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. in Business and Marketing. In his spare time, Matthew enjoys golf and being a Minnesota sports fan. His favorite Minnesota sports team is the Minnesota Vikings.

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Brandon Groenhoff Director of Sales and Operations

As a Director of Sales and Operations, Brandon oversees recruiting, sales and digital marketing. He has 17 years of sales management experience and is passionate about helping people grow in their career. He is dedicated to maintaining a high performing team, building relationships with clients and finding the best talents. Over the years, he has been told that he can quickly assess someone’s talents and help put them in the right position.

Brandon believes that the best relationships are built on trust and listening is the best way to build that trust. He also believes that a great leader should focus on people’s strengths and help maximize those strengths.

He graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University with a B.S. in Business Administration in 2002 and a MBA in Leadership in 2009. In his spare time, he is an active member of Crossfit in Farmington, MN where he has experienced some of the most intense workouts.  He also loves spending time with his family, walking his dog and taking care of his lawn.

  • Dogs
  • Family
  • Fitness

Linda Xiong Customer Service and Operations Manager

As a Customer Service and Operations Manager, Linda oversees the staffing needs and operations of the company. She has over 10 years of customer service experience and is passionate about building strong partnerships. Linda is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service, improving business operations, and supporting the candidate screening and hiring process.

Linda believes it is important to surround yourself with good people, work hard and be kind.

She graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a B.A. in Communication and Journalism. In her spare time, Linda enjoys listening to true crime podcasts, creating floral designs and going on food adventures.

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  • True Crime Podcast
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Wendy Benning Swanson President/CEO

As the visionary and culture creator at Verum Technical, Wendy is at the helm of the ship.

Her mission statement is, “I am a visionary leader driven by empowering others to find their inner truth in order to align them with their most powerful self.”

Wendy’s vision goes beyond the office doors. She noticed that the staffing industry has a missing link – a heartfelt connection between candidates, clients, and staffing agency employees. By building this win-win-win connection, she plans to improve the image of staffing agencies.

Wendy graduated from Saint Catherine’s University in Saint Paul, MN with a BA in Biology in 1998 and a MAOL in Organizational Leadership in 2012. She loves to read leadership books and is constantly working on ways to improve Verum Technical.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She loves to travel, and enjoys camping. Not everyone knows she lived in Tasmania, Australia for one year during college and conducted rainforest research in Panama after graduating.

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  • Travel

Michael Benning Technical Recruiter / Account Manager

As an Account Manager for Verum Technical, Michael works with larger clients to fill their staffing needs and with candidates to discover the best connections. Michael’s ability to listen and understand what clients want makes it easy to find the right candidate. His dedication to follow through smooths communication and keeps the process flowing.

He graduated from Hamline University with a B.A. in Management. After working in the construction industry, he traded in his tools for an office, attracted to an interesting and empowering team environment.

In his spare time, Michael enjoys following his nieces’ and nephews’ sporting events as the Professional Uncle. His favorite book is “Think and Grow Rich.”

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  • Sports

Pa Kou Thao Technical Recruiter

As a Technical Recruiter, Pa Kou networks with candidates to connect them with positions. She also works with clients to fill positions as soon as they are available. She connects with candidates and continues to support them with finding the best possible position and giving them the best start at their new role. She leverages social media tools to empower her networking ability and to stay in touch with candidates.

She is very active in the Monarch program. Pa Kou helped build the soccer program as well as helping female athletes in her community achieve higher education goals.

In her spare time, Pa Kou enjoys spending time with friends, traveling, and has friends all over the word! She enjoys participating in different Minnesota Soccer Leagues year-round.

  • Dogs
  • Soccer
  • Travel