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In 1972 Mary Ellen Jones together with Susan Rubenstein (retired in 2001) founded MS Recruiting Services, Ltd. They met in the late sixties while recruiting for another search firm in downtown Chicago. Both women had young children at the time but desired to have a career as well.

Mary Ellen has always acted as a Recruiter as well as maintaining her position as Owner/President of MS Recruiting Services. She misses having a partner in the last several years to bounce ideas off of and to discuss business issues. However, she is fortunate to have a great staff that offers advice and support. Her list of clients has included real estate firms, law firms, manufacturing, retail, etc. Her searches start at entry level positions up through management.

Mary Ellen was born and raised and educated in the Chicago area. Never venturing too far from home, except for extensive travel in Europe with her husband, she attended grammar and high school on the north side of Chicago and received a Degree in Communications from Mundelein College (now Loyola University).

Mary Ellen is active in her community and has served on the Board of CommunityHealth and currently is on the Board of The Park Ridge Historical Society. She belongs to networking groups and continues to grow her business not thinking about retiring any time soon.

Most of all, she loves being with her family and grandchildren!

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Jody Schwartz joined MS Recruiting Services, Ltd. in 1991. She remains a loyal employee working diligently with her clients not only finding the right candidates for the open positions but also lending advice to both parties. She experiences success in recruiting support staff as well as executive level employees.

Jody attended Grinnell College in Iowa for her first two years and her third year of college was spent at L’universite Aix-en-Provence in the South of France returning to the University of Wisconsin to complete her degree in French. She has continued with her study of the French language attending the Alliance Francaise from time to time.

Jody is an avid traveler. There is hardly a place in the world she has not visited. She was born in Syracuse, N.Y., lived in Florida for most of her childhood and then moved to Evanston, IL with her family until attending college. In her spare time Jody has taken lessons at Second City, performed live radio shows for nursing homes, synagogues and churches and occasionally has volunteered for the Juvenile Diabetes Association.

Jody loves the sun and biking -- especially by the lake!

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