Chris Gardner

Chris Gardner

Co-Founder & CEO

Chris is the Co-Founder & CEO of Artemis Consultants. He is originally from Wheeling, W.Va and has called Columbus home since 1995. Soon after earning his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Minor in Business, he joined an executive search firm in downtown Columbus. After becoming the firm’s top producer, he learned his true passion in becoming an executive match maker between companies and senior level professionals.

In 2005, he started Artemis Consultants to help software, technology and B2B Services, companies find industry specific talent in areas of executive leadership, sales, analytics and professional services.

Artemis Pledge Name: Hannibal, A-Team. “I love it when a plan comes together.”

What is your go-to Starbucks order? Grande bold. No need to spend $5 on a specialty drink when their coffee is so good.

Place you hope to someday visit: I love to travel with my family and we’ve been coast to coast and out of the country. There are way too many places in the world to see to narrow it down.

Favorite 80s music: Michael Jackson

Favorite sports team: Cleveland EVERYTHING! Very sad, but loyal fan.

What is the last book you read? 21 indisputable Qualities of a Leader, by John C. Maxwell

On the weekends you can find me: Tending to my yard. It’s one of the few things that I do in my life where my mind calms down, and I focus on living in the moment.

Jason Schwertfager

Jason Schwertfager

Co-Founder & COO

Jason is the Co-Founder and COO of Artemis Consultants. Through his career path, he was introduced to the recruiting industry and found his passion for helping companies achieve their growth initiatives while assisting professionals with advancing their careers. In 2007, he joined Chris Gardner at Artemis to collectively focus on the evolution of the organization.

Jason is originally from Steubenville, OH and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from West Liberty State College. He moved to Columbus in 1998 and received his MBA in Leadership from Franklin University.

Artemis Pledge Name: Wizard of Oz

What is your go-to Starbucks order? Tall Non-fat Latte.

Favorite movie quote: “Do or do not. There is no try”. - Yoda

Favorite Hobby: Playing golf

Place you hope to someday visit: Germany, Pebble Beach, Fenway Park

Favorite Movie: All the Rocky Movies (except #5 – that one doesn’t count), Star Wars, and Caddyshack

Favorite sports team: All things Pittsburgh. Here we go Steelers Here we go!!

On the weekends you can find me: On the soccer field helping coach my daughters’ soccer teams.

Jessica Zeehandelar

Jessica Zeehandelar

Senior Executive Recruiter

Jessica is a Senior Executive Recruiter – she identifies potential candidates for Software, Technology, Data and B2B Services companies. She is effective at interpreting a company’s hiring needs and matching what a candidate seeks in a career change. In addition to identifying valuable talent worth the hunt - she takes pride in her contribution of making our office fun!

Jessica currently resides in Hilliard with her husband and two kids, but loves visiting her hometown of Port Clinton, Ohio where life on the lake is the best in the summertime. She graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Apparel Merchandising & Product Development with a minor in Marketing. After beginning her career in the retail industry, she decided it was time for a change and joined Artemis to start her career in recruiting.

Artemis Pledge Name: Nancy Drew

What is your go-to Starbucks Order? I like to change it up but I would say my top two choices are an iced coffee or a coffee frappuccino.

Favorite 90s Music: I love listening to 90s Pop on Pandora – Ace of Base is probably my favorite.

Favorite Hobby: Shopping – shop till you drop!

Favorite Sports Team: Columbus Blue Jackets – I love hockey season!

Place you hope to someday visit: I would love to travel all over the place – I’d really like to visit Paris, France. Can you imagine the shopping there?!

At any given time a co-worker can find me in my office: Drinking a cup of coffee and singing.

Jessica Wamsley

Jessica Wamsley

Executive Recruiter

After joining our firm as an Operations Manager, Jessica was eventually promoted to become an Executive Recruiter. She enjoys the thrill of the hunt to identify valuable talent for our clients. She understands the relational business of recruiting and getting to know candidates and clients alike to be an effective career match-maker.

Originally from Port Clinton, Ohio, Jess and her family live in Columbus. Her twin boys keep her busy when we’re not. Her prior experience in office management and sales coordination makes her a tremendous asset to our team.

Artemis Pledge Name: The Planner

What is your go-to Starbucks Order? Iced Coffee

Favorite 90s Music: I’m a big 311 fan. I love 90s grunge. Pearl Jam, Blind Melon, Soundgarden.

Favorite Hobby: Traveling, near and far. I love to get in the car and go!

On the weekends, you can find me: Getting into something adventurous with my twin 7 year old boys

Favorite sports team: Buckeyes & San Francisco Giants

Kate Schwering

Kate Schwering

Talent Acquisition Support

Kate assists the Artemis team by providing the administrative support that enables the company to run efficiently. She maintains and ensures that Artemis CRM system information is accurate and current. She also takes on additional projects and tasks as needed to assist the Artemis team.

Artemis Pledge Name: Johnny 5

Favorite movie quote: “Are you crying? Are you crying? There’s no crying! There’s no crying in baseball?” A League of Their Own

If you didn’t work at Artemis, what would you be doing? I would be a personal trainer

Favorite 80s music: Anything Bon Jovi

Place you hope to someday visit: Hawaii, Australia and Alaska (only when it’s warmish though. Not in the winter)

What is your go-to Starbucks order? Grande Blonde – I need to ingest my coffee as fast as possible and in large quantities.

What is the last book you read? (Reread): The Fountainhead – Ayn Rand