Our Team

Dallas Employment Services is made up of industry experts with you in mind. From the front desk to the back office, we work together to provide you search and recruiting solutions to help your business or your job search succeed. Contact us today to talk about how we can help you.

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Ken Sutton CPC

Chief Executive Officer

I’ve been here since 1969, so you could say I’ve got some experience at this. At our company, big ideas go to me and through me every day. Outside of our company, I’m the president emeritus of the Metroplex Association of Personnel Consultants, and I’m the vice president of the Texas Association of Personnel Consultants.

As an Eagle Scout and former U.S. Army Green Beret, it’s no surprise that I’m an outdoorsman – in fact, I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 1998! Here in the states, I enjoy cycling, swimming, mountain climbing, kayaking, motorcycle touring, learning, historic preservation, and volunteering at my Episcopal church.


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Liz Wilson

Chief Financial Officer

I began as the controller for DES in January 2011. The previous six years I was owner of a bookkeeping service company, of which DES was one of my clients. My background includes working with public accounting firms and a corporate benefits company, as well as working for 25 years in the automotive industry.

I enjoy reading, cooking, taking in a good concert every now and then, and attending exhibits at local museums and arts centers.


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Dobbs Sutton

Director of Recruiting

I’m the jack of all trades when it comes to recruiting! I was born into the business; my parents started the company in 1965. I’ve done everything from accounting to being an office manager and recruiting.

I have two wonderful sons, Troy and Sebastian. In my spare time I like bike riding, cooking, gardening, and traveling. Things on my bucket list include: skydiving, visiting Costa Rica, touring Italy with my mom, and jumping off a waterfall.


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Jessica Peddicord

Director of Business Development

Originally from Canton, Ohio, I moved to Dallas in 2011 and have never looked back. I love everything that Dallas, Texas has to offer – Especially the weather!

I have used recruiting and management skills in my career for over 10 years now, and I found my home at DES as the Director of Business Development. At DES, I have the unique opportunity to get to know and understand the client’s needs and then match them with candidate’s we have based on their skill sets. I like to say what I do is essentially Match Making. It’s being able to constantly build new partnerships and meet new people on a daily basis that make this so much more than a job, it makes what I do Fun.

In my spare time, I enjoy listening to live music, watching football and spending time with loved ones.


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Adria Pearl

Vice President of Sales

Meet the Metroplex Association of Personnel Consultants’ Award-Winning Producer

Recognized since 2001 by the MAPC as one of Dallas/Fort Worth’s top producers, Adria Pearl possesses a proven track record of success recruiting for multiple industries. With more than two decades of experience in the recruiting industry, she maintains a level of professional judgment few other firms can match. This judgment allows her and the staff at Dallas Employment Services to make stronger employer and employee matches that happen faster and provide both parties with high levels of value.

In addition, Adria and Dallas Employment Services are able to help employers with very specific needs locate their ideal candidate. Her additional accomplishments include:

-Prestonwood Business Networking Group’s Networker of the Year 2009 & 2012
-#2 rated recruiter in the Administrative Support field
-2013 Member of the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
-State of Texas Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Business Council Certified Minority-Owned Business Owner

Adria’s desire to meet all candidates in person and engaging personal style allows her to develop professional insights other recruiting firms miss.


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Allie Johnson

Recruiter

Born and raised in California, I am recent Dallas transplant. I graduated from San Diego State University and have been in the Human Resources industry ever since. I have a passion for recruiting – helping people find their perfect employment match is my favorite. I am thrilled to be a part of the DES team.

In my spare time, I enjoy running, hiking, volunteering with Young Life, and spending time with friends and family. When I have the chance, I love any opportunity to explore a new city with my husband or friends.


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Tiffany Averitte

Recruiting Coordinator

I graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2013, but I was born and raised in Dallas, Tx. I love being a recruiting coordinator with DES because I get to help people every day not just find a job, but start the right career for them. I have the opportunity to match the right candidate, with the perfect position in a work environment in which they can excel; and there is nothing quite like telling someone who has been searching for the right job, that they have the chance to start their career.


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Katy Graves

Receptionist / Administrative Assistant

I was born and raised in Plano, Texas. I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University and taught 1st grade for five years. I enjoyed helping my students grow and learn but knew it was time for a career change. I found my new home at DES and now I get to help others find their own careers.
When I am not at work, I love to spend time with my family and friends, binge-watch Netflix shows and play with my white lab, Griffey.


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Salinna Sanchez

Recruiter

Born in California and raised in Arkansas, I was ready to start my career in the heart of Texas! I graduated from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith in December of 2018. I never thought in a million years that I would have ever gotten into recruiting but turned out being one of the best decisions ever made. When I tell you I love my job, I LOVE MY JOB!! One of the best things about being a recruiter is getting the opportunity to meet so many different and interesting people. From CEO’s to graduates, you get to meet a wide variety of people from all walks of life. It’s a job where you make friends, not just associates. I have a passion for helping people and have found that placement here at DES!
Some of my favorite hobbies include exercising, exploring, serving in the children’s ministry at my church, and hanging out with my friends and family!