Our Mission

Who we are and why we do what we do.

Our Foundation

The Z1CareerZone mission is to change individual’s lives one career at a time. Z1CareerZone helps our clients realize their greatest potential and use their unique talents and attributes to secure the career they desire and deserve.

Work Hard

Be Different

Treat People Right

Give Back

Meet Jim Zasowski

Founder, Z1CareerZone

Jim Zasowski is the Founder and President of both Z1 Solutions, Inc. executive search firm and Z1CareerZone. In 2010, Z1 Solutions, Inc. was recognized as one of the top 4 executive search firms in the U.S. as voted by the National Association of Personnel Services. Since 2000, Jim and his team have placed nearly 4,000 candidates with their client partners throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. Jim has conducted workshops and speaking engagements at a variety of colleges, businesses, and venues in the U.S. where he has shared “the secret sauce” of how to get the job you deserve.

Meet The Team

Jim Zasowski

Jim Zasowski

Founder and President

 Jim Zasowski grew up in Clifton, NJ before moving his family to Colorado in 1988 making Colorado their permanent home. Jim graduated from the University of Tennessee with his undergraduate degree in Business Administration. Jim is the Founder and President of both Z1 Solutions, Inc. executive search firm and Z1CareerZone career coaching firm. Jim has also held leadership roles over his 20 years of corporate experience at Abbott Laboratories and Biosite, Inc.

Elizabeth Sanders

Elizabeth Sanders

Project Coordinator

Elizabeth Sanders grew up in Colorado and currently resides in Denver. Elizabeth graduated from the University of Tennessee where she majored in Recreation and Sport Management with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation. Elizabeth brings her experience in recruiting, hiring, project management, e-learning, CRM, marketing and social media to the Z1CareerZone team!

 Jock Murray

Jock Murray

VP of Career Development

Jock Murray is a Vice President of Career Development at Z1CareerZone and President of the Jock Murray Group, LLC. Jock’s primary focus as a Vice President of Career Development will be establishing partnerships with organizations, government entities and the public sector to provide full sponsorships of Z1CareerZone’s online Career Recovery Program to those individuals who have lost their jobs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patrick Mejstrik

Patrick Mejstrik

Associate

Patrick’s primary focus as an Associate will be establishing partnerships with organizations, government entities and the public sector to provide full sponsorships of Z1CareerZone’s online Career Recovery Program to those individuals who have lost their jobs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bill Morrison

Bill Morrison

Associate

Having been in the education and athletic fields for over 25 years, Bill knows that planning and preparation lead to success. In addition to working with all students, Bill specializes in working with students with learning differences and prospective student-athletes. He will help you prepare and compete for your next position!

Ronnie Perchik

Ronnie Perchik

Associate

From getting his first professional position in a job market with double-digit unemployment, to now placing senior executives as a part of The NLP Group, Ronnie has the experience and knowledge of what gets people hired. Ronnie now brings that knowledge and experience to Z1CareerZone to find professionals that companies are looking for.

John Wilbanks

John Wilbanks

Project Director

John grew up in Northern Alabama and went into the U. S. Army after graduating from Lee High School in Huntsville. While in the Army John attended many military schools, including Basic, AIDT, Airborne School, U.S. Army Special Forces Qualifications Course, Primary Leadership, Instructor Training Course, Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Course, German and Russian Language courses, Special Operations Target Interdiction Course.

Our Advisory Board

Sarah Gunhouse

Sarah Gunhouse

Vice President

Sarah grew up in Minneapolis, MN and is a proud alum of the University of Minnesota. Sarah was the recent Vice President of Specialty Sales at Quest Diagnostics. Prior to Quest, she has been Vice President of US Sales at OraSure, Inc. as well as Biosite where she started working in 1992, driving Biosite to record sales and success. Sarah and her family reside in Atlanta, Georgia.linked in

What Sarah is saying about Z1CZ
Over my professional career as a sales leader at the regional and national level, I have personally interviewed hundreds of candidates and reviewed thousands of resumes. Without a doubt, the training and coaching provided by Z1CareerZone will put these candidates in the top 1% of those applying for the job. They will absolutely differentiate themselves from the competition.
Rusty Sherwood

Rusty Sherwood

Principal at FMI Center for Strategic Leadership

Rusty grew up in So. California and is a graduate of the University of Southern California and also has his MBA from Pepperdine University. Rusty is currently the Principal for FMI. He has been working at FMI since 2012, when he came from being the Vice President of National Sales at McGraw-Hill Construction. Rusty and his family reside in Castle Rock, CO.linked in

What Rusty is saying about Z1CZ
The future has never been brighter for sharp young minds who aspire to truly make a difference. Z1CareerZone is all about making this kind of ambition a reality. In all my years of hiring, the winning candidates bring a clarity of where they want to go in their career and a well crafted story of how their background will best serve my company. This is the kind of coaching you can expect from Z1CareerZone. Sure wish this was available when I was starting out on my career!
Rich Staky

Rich Staky

Real Estate Consultant / CFO

Rich is both a CFO and Real Estate consultant specializing in land acquisitions, strategic planning and operational improvement projects. Prior, Rich was President and Chief Financial Officer of John Laing Homes covering the western part of the U.S. and Washington D.C. Rich is a graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy where he received his BS and MBA degrees. He and his wife Laurie reside in the Denver area and have 2 children that are both married.linked in

What Rich is saying about Z1CZ
Finding a job in today’s market is a challenging proposition if the candidate is not well prepared to position themselves to stand out from the crowd. This is not your “Father’s job search”. The successful job seeker must be prepared to use multiple tools  (resume, cover letter, LinkedIn, networking, informational interviews, recruiters), be confident in their skills and be able to communicate how they are uniquely qualified for the job they seek. Z1 Career Zone provides the tools and coaching to help a motivated job seeker conduct a successful job search. It is a marathon not a sprint. Having a coach/mentor at your side is invaluable. If you apply yourself, Z1 will help you  get your career off to the right start!

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