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Laura Shoults

Senior Practice Director, Engineering & Operations


As the Senior Director of Engineering & Operations for the last 12 years, Laura has a deep network of talent in key engineering and manufacturing leadership positions. Laura has placed well over 250 professionals that include individual contributors and leadership roles focused on designing, developing, and producing high quality products. Laura is a Mechanical Engineer, who previously worked for 3M. She understands the experience needed for critical engineering and manufacturing leadership roles. Laura is easy to work with and excellent at helping businesses identify and successfully on-boarding top talent. 

Don’t take our word for it
Mark Gustafson
VP Human Resources, Emerson Process Management

“Laura has helped me work through several hard-­‐to-­‐fill engineering positions ranging in level from Sr. Project Engineer to VP. As I began working with Laura, I was immediately impressed with her enthusiasm, communication skills, and professional demeanor. Laura is a hardworking, top-­‐performing professional. She’s earned my highest recommendation.”

Greg Schrab
Vice President, Operations & Product Management, Tenacious Holdings, Inc.

“I’ve had the opportunity to work with Laura on several occasions. She has helped us our company with the placement of several positions including: Product Managers, Inventory Planners and most recently a Global Sourcing Manager. During each recruitment Laura was attentive, detailed, timely in all communications and an absolute pleasure to work with through what is often a challenging process. I would highly recommend Laura for your personnel and recruitment needs.”

Dan Giedd
Human Resources Director, Controls Division, Sauer- Danfoss

“Laura supported us in staffing a senior operations leadership position. She listened to our needs, adjusted the search based on our feedback and delivered a top notch leader at the end of the search.”

Bill Dease
Vice President, HR / Adm, Schwing America, Inc

“I highly recommend Laura as someone who delivers exceptionally qualified candidates who seamlessly fit into the culture of our organization.”

Paul Schilke
Global Approvals Manager, Emerson Process Management

“Laura recruited me for my current role at Emerson. I thought that she did a great job of walking me through the process of transitioning from one company to the next.”

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About Versique

Versique is a high-performance recruiting firm that specializes in interim solutions, direct hire, and executive leadership search. Our team of experienced professionals and seasoned leaders across various areas of expertise and industries have been in your shoes. We quickly assess your whole people picture and identify key elements that will take your business to the next level.

At Versique, we believe people are more than a resume. People invent, propel, unearth, and build. They transform teams, markets, industries, and bottom lines. People do more than just fill an open position. They open greater potential. We’re here to help fill your human potential and build your human capacity. The Versique brand represents a powerful combination of “versatile” and “unique”, hinting at the concept of “search” in its pronunciation.

In 2019, 2020, and 2021 Versique was recognized as a Star Tribune Top Workplace, was nominated as a Best of Business Finalist by Twin Cities Business, and made the Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal’s list of Twin Cities Largest Executive Search Firms.

We believe people are the ultimate business advantage. Let’s find your people together. And make the best possible.