OUR TEAM

matt joelsonMatt Joelson is the founder of West500 and lives in Seattle, WA. With more than 15 years of recruiting experience, Matt’s success and reputation are based on long-term relationships, ceaseless productivity, and solid ethics. Specializing in the personnel support for growing start-ups, established midsized companies, and the Fortune 500, Matt managed Monster.com’s enterprise clients in the Pacific Northwest, which garnered him professional contacts with countless HR leaders in the area and a true insider’s knowledge of the fluid, competitive recruiting business. Prior to Monster, Matt received invaluable experience and a true appreciation for the art of recruiting during a fun and productive five years with the wonderful folks @ Molly Brown Temps. When not working diligently to bring great people and companies together, Matt loves spending time with his family and seeing as much live music as he can. e-Mail Matt
jimArlen Proctor is an Oregon native that has spent his career in client services including account management, business operations and development. With a background including entrepreneurship and community building, he always looks to tell a compelling story. Outside the office Arlen enjoys basketball, Seattle Sounders FC and the outdoors. e-Mail Arlen
Seth SigelSeth Sigel, Strategic Advisor to West500, brings more than 20 years of recruiting and resource-management experience to the firm, as well as an earned reputation based on fairness, transparency, and customer service. He believes in building close personal relationships with clients and consultants. Earlier in his career, Seth served as ADP’s district manager, and then helped guide the dramatic growth of Monster.com before opening the successful technical consultancy, The Tyken Group. He holds a BA from the University of Connecticut, where he was named most outstanding student leader in 1993, and currently lives with his wife and 2 children in beautiful Woodinville, Washington. e-Mail Seth
edEd Nau, a Principal Recruiter, with West500 Partners, has a long history in the Seattle market helping some of our greatest companies find the talent they need to thrive. He is a seasoned technology recruiting leader with vast knowledge across both software and hardware verticals. His passion & focus directly helps engineering leaders who are modernizing infrastructure and services for scalability and elasticity via CI/CD automation best practices developing high performance services to fuel business growth. He enjoys building mutually productive relationships with both clients and candidates and is always willing to help when someone is transitioning in their career. Outside of recruiting, Ed loves spending time with his wife and three kids exploring the outdoors or watching his littles compete in sports. Ed attended Pacific Lutheran University studying communications while playing Football. e-Mail Ed
edKipp Roll, a Technical Sourcer for West500, is a Capitol Hill resident originally from Daytona Beach, Florida. After graduating with a BA in Journalism from Florida Southern College, he spent 3 years traveling the world teaching ESL to young learners, college students, and business professionals in Japan, Poland, and Ecuador. Experienced in global public interaction and driven by his desire to support and motivate others, he returned stateside and decided to pursue a career in recruiting. Since then he’s developed a genuine passion for helping talented individuals pursue amazing opportunities.
On his free time you’ll likely him find working on recipes in his home test kitchen or out in the city on his never-ending quest for the perfect dim sum or bowl of noodles. e-Mail Kipp