At Morgan Hunter, we’re lucky to have so many tenured recruiters. As our employees celebrate their Morgan Hunter anniversaries, we thought you’d like to get to know them a little better! Today Adam Loewen, Director of our Information Technology Division, is celebrating 8 years with Morgan Hunter.
When did you start working at Morgan Hunter?
I began working at Morgan Hunter in 2008.
I went to a Royals game and bumped into someone I worked with at a previous staffing agency but was now at Morgan Hunter. He told me it was a great place to work and recommended I check it out. I’ve been here ever since!
Favorite KC restaurant?
JJ’s Restaurant on the Plaza. My stomach loves the food and it has sentimental value to me. The owner is family, and it’s housed so many memories in my life, including our wedding rehearsal dinner. The day of the fire was one I’ll never forget.
Favorite local sports team?
I love the Chiefs and Jayhawks basketball, but since I was 7 I’ve been a diehard baseball fan, so watching the Royals’ recent ride has been immensely rewarding and surreal.
Anything Coen brothers, with “Raising Arizona” at the top. My guilty pleasure movies are “Road House” and “Purple Rain” — whenever I come across them on cable, I end up watching them until the end. And I mean every single time.
Favorite TV show?
Larry David’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Seinfeld”, of course. “The Walking Dead” and the first season of “True Detective”, but “Game of Thrones” is the one show I don’t DVR. At 8pm on Sundays, it’s on.
I joke that the Paco Shrimp, a bacon wrapped shrimp dish at JJ’s Restaurant, is my first favorite food wrapped around my third favorite food! I’m a big chicken wings aficionado too, especially Jack Stack’s. If you do one thing today, try them. Very underrated.
Favorite thing to do outside of work?
Hands down, hang out with the wife and kids. I have a five-year-old named Charlie and a three-year-old named Hanna. It’s a laugh a minute watching Charlie, who loves to draw his own books and movies, complete with “ratings” and Hanna, who can do no wrong in my eyes. Daddy’s girl big time!
Best advice to give a candidate?
Being prepared instills confidence, so do your homework on the company and anyone you are going to meet. We’ll guide you through the process, but ultimately it’s YOU that lands the job! And be yourself, which is cliché, but you’ll want a company that wants the real you. It’s a better fit for everyone. But be the best you possible and that comes from preparation and treating the process as important.
Best candidate success story?
Recently I had a candidate that was in a dead-end job and didn’t really know what else was out there or how to find it. His wife knew my sibling and learned about “headhunters” and their potential value. Through some coaxing, he came to the office to meet and by the end of our conversation, I realized what a hidden jewel his background and personality would be for the right company. Quickly, we found the right home, and he’s loving his career, as he should be.
What is something most people don’t know about you?
Despite being a technical recruiter, I have an artistic side. I went to art school in NYC and focused in oil painting and I enjoy playing music, including piano and guitar.
What do you like most about working at Morgan Hunter?
The people I work with make this job really enjoyable, both within the walls of Morgan Hunter and out. Matching a company and candidate together in a way that helps both sides is one of life’s better feelings. I also have the opportunity to learn about all the amazing companies around Kansas City. Getting a chance to see what companies around Kansas City are accomplishing, not just locally, but nationally or internationally, is amazing and makes you prideful to live in such a great town. This position has also given me the chance to get involved in charities that mean something personally, which has been a great way to connect with and help the local community.