Our Team

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Scott W. Luton, CSCP, LSSGB

Managing Partner

Scott Luton serves as Managing Partner for TalentStream and is a member of the ownership group. He brings more than 15 years of general management and growth-focused leadership experience to TalentStream. After serving as an active-duty data analyst in the United States Air Force, Luton later joined EmployBridge, where he was named to the President’s Club in 2007 and 2008. He has held a variety of leadership roles with organizations, with extensive experience in the manufacturing and professional services sectors. Scott currently serves as Executive Vice President of APICS Atlanta and was also named to the 2018 Georgia Logistics Summit Executive Committee. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and holds the APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional credential. Scott also volunteers as Co-Chair of the Business Pillar for VETLANTA, maintains active membership in the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance and founded Supply Chain Now Radio in 2017. Connect with Scott Luton on LinkedIn here and follow him on Twitter at @ScottWLuton.

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Jessica Bickes Clayton

Founder & Partner

Jessica is the founding Partner of TalentStream and a member of the ownership group. She is a cum laude graduate of Clemson University with a Masters Degree from The Citadel.  Jessica grew up in the staffing industry and worked for a national staffing company before launching TalentStream in 2013. In addition to leading TalentStream’s recruiting and operations, Jessica enjoys giving back to the Greenville Community and spending time with her husband and three children. A former Teacher of the Year in South Carolina, she has served as a volunteer leader at a wide variety of organizations, to include Ronald McDonald House, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and the Red Cross. Jessica serves as Chair of Career Development on the APICS Industrial Crescent Board of Directors and also maintains active professional memberships in SHRM Greenville. Jessica is a member of Christ Church of Greenville, where she serves on the Annual Giving Cabinet, as well as the Children’s Ministry committee. Connect with Jessica Clayton on LinkedIn here and follow her on Twitter at @JBClayton1

Lynette Mathews

Client Relationship Director

Lynette’s 25 years’ experience as an engineer and operations manager in manufacturing and distribution enterprises has been a great proving ground for establishing best practices in hiring, training, and retention. She holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and is a trained Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. Prior to joining TalentStream in 2016, she provided leadership in design, engineering and operations for several Atlanta based equipment manufacturers. Lynette lives in Atlanta and is an active participant in APICS Atlanta, Georgia Manufacturing Alliance and the Georgia Tech Alumni Association. She has three grown children, loves to read, travel, and is an avid sports fan.

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Darla Leavitt

Senior Recruiter

Darla has been with TalentStream since it’s inception. She graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina with a degree in Medical Technology. She started her career in recruiting with a small staffing company, Med-Dent Solutions, where she was responsible for placing medical and dental professionals on temporary assignments. Later she joined the team at TargetCare, where she helped build the recruiting department and was responsible for the entire life cycle of recruitment. Darla has enjoyed being part of the growth and development of TalentStream. She takes great pride in her ability to match up each client’s culture, style and goals to the right candidate for them, making it the best fit for all concerned. Darla lives in Greenville, SC with her husband and three beautiful daughters.

Shivani Thomas, BEng

Senior Recruiter, Engineering Practice

Shivani Thomas is a Senior Recruiter for the Engineering practice at Talentstream. As a graduate Engineer, she began her working career as a Lean project engineer in the aerospace sector and has used her skillset over 15 year career to successfully drive efficiency and cost savings projects within the aerospace, local Government as well as the Paper manufacturing industry. She has a Bachelor’s in Manufacturing Engineering from one of the top universities in the UK. As an engineer, she decided to utilize her knowledge of the industry to enable Engineers to optimize their next job and career decisions. For her client’s, she aims to fulfill their talent needs in a timely manner and to exceed their expectations. For her candidates, she aims to mentor them through the recruitment and selection process to ensure their next career move is a success. She is also an advocate for encouraging the younger generation to explore careers in STEM. She is a board member of the Society of Women Engineers, Atlanta, and member of Women in Manufacturing, Atlanta. Through these organizations, she has volunteered her time for various STEM events and STEM Career Expos around the Atlanta area. She is also a Girl Scouts co-leader in Fulton County. She resides in Johns Creek, with her husband and three children.

Doug Rhoads

Business Development Manager

Doug Rhoads serves as Business Development Manager for TalentStream. He brings more than 18 years of business development and human capital experience, as well as over 25 years of Sales/Sales Training and Management experience to TalentStream. Doug started his sales career in the auto industry selling for Chevrolet in Washington state, then joining Jeep when he moved to Atlanta, where he became one of the top producers for Jeep and later Lexus. Doug joined AFLAC in 2009 in a role where he led business development, account management and sales. His successful efforts led to a variety of recognition, including: two time “1% Winner” both for Triple Crown and Platinum Club, as well as Presidents Club. His most recent role was with WORKREADYVET, where he worked as a coach for our veterans, helping them find their new career path. Doug is also a member of Rotary International. Connect with Doug Rhoads on LinkedIn and at doug@talentstreamstaffing.com

Deb Couey

Field Sales Specialist

Deb, an Atlanta native, currently serves as Field Sales Specialist for TalentStream. Deb has many years’ experience in corporate and private industry, government service, and entrepreneurship. She has served in numerous volunteer and volunteer leadership roles.