Business Development


Business Development Associate

Derik Abbott

senior Recruiter

Katie Karapetsas

senior Recruiter

Destiny Evans

Sourcing Intern

Nikki White

Financial Controller

Kelsey Degnan

Marketing Strategist

Lish Sendelbach

office manager

We’ve been recognized locally and nationally with awards from:

Inc. Magazine

Staffing Industry Analysts

Columbus Business First

the Columbus Chamber

Enterprising Women magazine

the Stevie Awards for Women in Business

Ernst & Young

the American Staffing Association

the Ohio Department of Development

the National Association of Women Business Owners.

We are proud members of several local and national-based professional organizations. Portfolio team members routinely volunteer their time, energy and expertise to promote and attend these fine organizations.

* All of Portfolio Creative's recruiters are Certified Staffing Professionals with The American Staffing Association (ASA). The CSP program is a formalized means for staffing professionals to gain and maintain knowledge of employment law. The program helps Portfolio Creative professionals to be more effective in their jobs as well as providing protection to our clients. The CSP distinction is awarded by the ASA to staffing professionals who complete the required training and pass an exam. Portfolio Creative is pleased to make this investment in our staff, and we are proud of the fact that our recruiters, account and marketing managers, directors and owners are all certified.

Here is what people are saying about us...

We love our candidate and appreciate how easy you made everything. You were not the only agency I reached out to—but you were by far the fastest, easiest, and best!”


Portfolio Creative Client

"Thank you and the whole team for what you did for me (and continue to do every day). It makes a world of difference, I can assure you of that."

—BRIAN, Portfolio Creative Talent 


"I wanted to say thank you for taking the time to speak with me. It was really great to have a chance to speak with you and just have a candid conversation. You may have been told this before, but having a simple conversation like that feels incredibly effective, at least from my perspective. It's genuine, direct and really has an impact. I don't have much experience with staffing firms so I wasn't sure what to expect, but I definitely left feeling positive about it."

—ZACHARY, Portfolio Creative Talent


“I just wanted to tell you that you guys are going to be so successful, because you do everything right. Thanks!”

—SCOT, Portfolio Creative Talent


“Everywhere I go I seem to run into people who know or use you guys & it's always very positive. Great work…”


“We're delighted with the designer you recommended — he's doing great work and is a pleasure to work with. We're likely to keep him busy for some time.”

—GREG, Portfolio Creative Client


“Everything went very well! [He] was just the right person, yet again! Thank you!”

—EVA, Portfolio Creative Client 


“Thank you for such a fast response on the Copywriter's position today. You made me look like a hero to my boss.” 

—STEVE, Portfolio Creative Client


“[She] is working out great and doing a fabulous job!”

—BERNIE, Portfolio Creative Client


"I wanted to thank you and the rest of the staff at Portfolio for everything you've done over the last year. It's been a great pleasure working with all of you and I couldn't have asked for a more rewarding experience as a contractor. I'll be sure to send anyone looking for work your way.


“Job changes are milestone moments in life and I really want to sincerely thank you and everyone at Portfolio for everything you do.”


Portfolio Creative Client

“I am just so appreciative to be linked up with this great company, thanks to you. I feel like I should be buying you dinner!”

—JEN, Portfolio Creative Talent


"I always get a lot of good ideas when we talk. And I'll continue to tell fellow freelancers about the benefits of working with Portfolio."

—MARK, Portfolio Creative Talent


“Word on the street is that you guys are the best (creative staffing company).”

—JASON, Portfolio Creative Talent


“Great to hear you guys keep growing and growing. I'm always dropping your name when anyone at work needs help. I'm very proud to be a former associate.”


“Thanks for looking after my best interests. You are wonderful. I want you to know that I have never seen attention like you have given.”

—ERIC, Portfolio Creative Talent


“I am glad to be associated with such a talented group of people.”

—GERTHA, Portfolio Creative Talent


“On a side note, I want to convey that I interface with many outside recruiting firms and your firm really sets yourself apart from others in a positive fashion. You and your firm have been a pleasure to work with!”



"Just wanted to send a big thank you to you guys! This is the dream job I've been waiting for! Thanks for helping me get my foot in the door."



Portfolio Creative strives to have a diverse workforce.

We are your forward-thinking innovative partner committed to ensuring all employees are recruited, assigned, and employed on a nondiscriminatory basis.

The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part not only of our culture, but our reputation and our clients' achievements as well.