Our Team

Executive Leadership

MICHAEL TRACY – Owner/Managing Principal

Michael TracyMr. Tracy has over 25 years of professional human resources management experience with well-respected organizations such as Dayton Hudson Corporation, KFC-PepsiCo, and Culinary Concepts Ltd, a subsidiary of Hallmark Corporation. His passion to help organizations build and manage great teams led to him creating OMNI in 1998.

Michael also serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce in 2017. Additionally, he is actively involved with professional and civic organizations in Kansas City, and serves on several nonprofit boards and advisory groups. He completed his SPHR in 1994 and has enjoyed being an adjunct faculty member at Friends University in Lenexa, KS. His favorite hobbies are traveling, running and cooking. He is the proud father of three terrific grown kids, and the grandfather of four fantastic granddaughters.

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Melissa WatkinsMELISSA SHRIVER – Vice President

With 25 years of client services and search experience, Ms. Shriver has a wealth of diverse human resource expertise. In addition to serving as the lead consultant on hundreds of searches within banking, healthcare, manufacturing and high growth start-ups, she has provided guidance to multiple human resource departments in the development of their own talent acquisition teams and practices. Melissa also serves as Senior Consultant for several of our high growth client companies; leading clients through the startup phase into the mergers & acquisitions stage. She enjoys her role as a “trusted advisor” and business partner with her clients, many of whom she has worked with for 10+ years.

Currently, Melissa is a member of Central Exchange and has previously served on civic and educational committees within the Shawnee Mission School District. She has a BS degree from Kansas State University and cheers for University of Arkansas and Miami of Ohio where her twins are attending college.

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HR Consulting & Outsourcing

SONJA AMBUR – Senior ConsultantSonja Ambur 

Ms. Ambur is an accomplished Human Resources leader with over 30 years of experience. Her background includes human resources and leadership roles with Embarq, Sprint and Twentieth Century Investors. At OMNI, Sonja provides support to clients in all facets of HR including employee relations, staffing, policy implementation and training. She has a M.S. in Human Resources Management from the American University, Washington, D.C., and an undergraduate degree from Augustana College, Sioux Falls, S.D. On her days off, Sonja enjoys spending time with her son and dog.

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JON BINDER – Senior Consultant & Compensation Practice LeaderJon Binder

Mr. Binder provides our clients with expert support with employee relations, compensation, leadership development and related areas. Jon is a senior level executive with 25 years of human resources experience and more than 15 years of compensation design and consulting experience. Prior to joining OMNI, Jon enjoyed a successful career in finance and as a human resources executive with Sprint. In addition to his role at OMNI, he has been functioning as an independent consultant since 2009. Jon has a BBA in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati and earned his MBA from Rockhurst University in Kansas City.

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LORNA SANDERS – Client Operations Manager Lorna Sanders

Ms. Sanders has enjoyed many years in human resource management. She is responsible for all systems, tools, and processes associated with our Total Solutions services, including payroll, employee benefits administration, time and attendance tools, web based systems, and related functions. Lorna appreciates the integrity and professionalism that OMNI provides for its clients.  The relationships she has formed with clients have made her career fulfilling. Lorna has a BA from the University of Missouri- Kansas City. Some of her interests include traveling, cooking and spending time with friends and family.

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HEIDI STIGERS – Business ManagerHeidi Stigers 

Ms. Stigers is responsible for the business and administrative functions of OMNI. Additionally, she handles technology deployment and new client setup for the Outsourcing team. Heidi previously spent nine years as the Business Manager with the Central Exchange. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Northeast Missouri University and a Master’s degree in International Management from University of Denver. Heidi enjoys cooking and gardening, as well as spending time with family and friends.

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CRISTI DINKEL – Human Resources ConsultantCristi Dinkel

Ms. Dinkel has enjoyed over 15 successful years working in the HR industry. In her role, Cristi provides guidance and support to clients in the areas of employee relations, payroll, benefits, policies/procedures, recruiting and onboarding. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas and her Master’s degree from the University of Minnesota in Counseling and Psychology. Additionally, Cristi earned her SPHR designation in 2001. Outside of work, Cristi enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

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SHERRY MARKO, PHR – SHRM-CP – Human Resources Consultant Sherry Marko

Ms. Marko is responsible for all client business process functions associated with payroll, benefits administrations, client employee services and compliance. Sherry previously spent several years with organizations including Hewitt Associates and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Ms. Marko has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration-Finance from the University of Iowa. Additionally, she acquired her PHR in 2010 and SHRM-CP in 2015. Outside of work, Sherry enjoys spending time on the lake with friends and family.

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CASSANDRA FLINN – Human Resources Administrator Cassie O'Brien

Ms. Flinn is responsible for all client business process functions associated with payroll, benefits administration and client employee services. She enjoys her role because it allows her to see businesses and employees grow and flourish. Cassie earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a certificate in Human Resources Management from Fort Hays State University. Outside of work, Cassie enjoys coaching volleyball, reading cookbooks and trying new recipes.

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HILLARY MELVIN – Human Resources Administrator Hillary Melvin

Ms. Melvin supports our clients with new hire processing and pre-employment services. Her favorite part of the job is meeting new people and welcoming new employees in their new hire orientations. Hillary earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the Hastings College and a Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Emporia State University. Outside of work, Hillary enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family.

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JACOB ESKINA – Human Resources Specialist Jacob Eskina

Mr. Eskina supports our clients with new hire processing and pre-employment services. His favorite aspect of his role is working directly with each of our clients and learning from his coworkers’ wealth of human resources experience. Jacob earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with concentrations in Human Resource Management and Entrepreneurship, from the University of Kansas. Outside of work, Jacob enjoys watching baseball and spending time with family and friends.

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Talent Acquisition Practice

MICHELLE ANDERSON – Senior Search Consultant & Nonprofit Practice Leader

Michelle Anderson

Ms. Anderson adds a wealth of experience to OMNI’s Talent Acquisition team. Ms. Anderson’s focus as Senior Search Consultant is working exclusively on C-level and senior management engagements within a variety of industries to include banking/financial services, healthcare and non-profit. Her outstanding performance at OMNI has assisted the significant growth of our recruitment practice. She joined OMNI in 2006, after a successful seven year stint as a Senior Consultant with a boutique retainer search firm representing clients such as Applebee’s, Tension Envelope and First National Nebraska. Michelle has a vast network of strategic contacts that she has cultivated both as a consultant and during her years as Recruitment Manager for Inacom, an Inc. 500 firm. 

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AMY MCPHAIL – Search Consultant Amy McPhail

Ms. McPhail serves as a key partner to select clients with an emphasis on human resources, banking, engineering and construction searches. Amy joined OMNI in 2013 after several years with another retainer search firm and has been instrumental in strengthening our search practice and process both locally and regionally. She earned her BS in Journalism from the University of Kansas and began her career at American Century Investments prior to moving into executive search.

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JULIE ANDERSON – Search Consultant & College Recruitment Practice LeaderJulie Anderson

Ms. Anderson joined the OMNI Talent Acquisition team in 2014. After completing her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing at Kansas State University, Julie spent a few years in the transportation industry before moving to Sprint in 1995. Over her 19 year tenure at Sprint she supported recruitment across multiple business functions, and most recently program managed the college recruitment effort at Sprint. Outside of work, Julie enjoys cheering on her boys in sports and entertaining friends and family.

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ANGELA SCHUH – Search ConsultantAngela Schuh

Ms. Schuh began her career at Sprint where she spent 13 years in Human Resources supporting multiple business units in program management, workforce analytics and recruitment. Prior to joining OMNI in 2016, she spent three years at Quest Diagnostics as a Healthcare Recruiter. Angela earned her Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management and Leadership from Friends University. Outside of work, she enjoys attending her children’s sports and activities.

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Marketing & Administration

BRIANNA STEINKE – Marketing & Consulting AdministrationBrianna Steinke

Ms. Steinke is responsible for executing marketing initiatives, managing events, developing proposals and facilitating client communication. Prior to joining OMNI, Brianna worked in media, sales and marketing for a variety of Fortune 500 clients. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a Minor in History from the University of Kansas. Outside of work, Brianna enjoys traveling, fitness, reading and spending time with her friends, family and dog.

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