Who Knew?!
5 Fun Facts About Kristen


If you could be a character from a TV show, movie or book, who would you most want to be?

Peggy Olson from ‘Mad Men’


Who is the most famous person you have ever met?

Oprah Winfrey


What is your hidden talent?

Multiple forms of whistling with or without my hands


What’s the one thing you love to do at work?

Interact with my co-workers and make them laugh


If you had a theme song, what would it be?

Sister Christian
(Night Ranger)

Kristen Krope

Director of Business Development


Kristen is a natural connector who thrives in fast-paced and competitive environments. She is passionate about building and fostering long-term relationships, and is often recognized for her team-building and leadership skills, as well as her motivational management style.


Kristen brings more than 20 years of extensive recruiting, sales and management experience to The Steely Group. In her role as Director of Business Development for the firm’s Human Resource practice, she is responsible for identifying new partnership opportunities and developing talent acquisition strategies for clients ranging from emerging growth to Fortune 500 companies.


Prior to joining The Steely Group, Kristen served as Senior Business Development Consultant/Division Director for Advanced Resources. Growing the firm’s client base from 18 contract consultants to 50 in the first six months of her employment and consistently exceeding revenue goals are among her many accomplishments.


Previously, Kristen served as Major Accounts District Manager at Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP), where she managed more than 100 accounts and grew her client base through recommendations, affiliations and community involvement.


Kristen began her career in the recruiting industry as a Staffing Manager for Ajilon Professional Staffing and rose quickly through the organization to the senior role of Branch Manager. During her highly successful tenure, she grew the business significantly, accounting for 70% of Branch billings, and assisted in the increase of permanent sales by 40%.


Away from the office, Kristen enjoys spending time with family and friends, discovering new Chicago restaurants, and rooting for her favorite Chicago sports teams – namely the Bears, Blackhawks and Cubs. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in General Studies from Ball State University.


Contact Kristen: | Direct: 630.716.6574


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