Katie McKay

Katie joined Competitive Edge in 2009 to manage our Finance & Accounting division. Katie’s passion for people and background in sales has allowed her to excel in the recruiting and staffing industry. Katie has a positive energy that is contagious and she truly enjoys interacting with her clients and candidates!

Katie brings over 10 years of expertise in Finance & Accounting recruitment to the CER team. This gives her a focused approach and allows her to quickly identify the needs of each client company and present only those individuals she feels would best fit within her client’s team. Katie prides herself in developing relationships through honesty, trust and accountability. Katie has an impeccable track record for successful, long-lasting placements!

Katie maintains an extensive network of professionals, from Staff Accountants to CFO’s. These connections continuously allow her to have the edge on what’s happening in the market from available top-notch talent to career opportunities. This enables her clients and candidates to make the right employment decision at any time. Whether you’re looking for temporary staffing options, to make a critical hire or conduct a confidential search – you can look to Katie as a trusted partner to help you through the process.

Katie was born and raised in the beautiful city of Eugene, OR. She is an animal lover and activist. She enjoys spending time with her dog Ace and her kitty Ava. Her other passions include music, reading and spending time with her family and loved ones. She also is a licensed cosmetologist.

Katie McKay
Sr. Recruiting Manager

Chantz King

Katie has been amazing to work with. She's both professional and personable, and listens attentively to what you're looking for in career development. Even after she helped me locate, prepare for, and ultimately land my current position, she still checks in periodically to ensure everything is going well. Many of my coworkers have also worked with her, and they share similar experiences. I would definitely recommend Katie to anyone looking for the right job opportunity. Thank you again, Katie!

Chantz King Financial Analyst at Tillamook County Creamery Association

2018-07-11T05:53:04+00:00

Chantz King Financial Analyst at Tillamook County Creamery Association

Katie has been amazing to work with. She's both professional and personable, and listens attentively to what you're looking for in career development. Even after she helped me locate, prepare for, and ultimately land my current position, she still checks in periodically to ensure everything is going well. Many of my coworkers have also worked with her, and they share similar experiences. I would definitely recommend Katie to anyone looking for the right job opportunity. Thank you again, Katie!

Karen E Nutial CPA

Katie is great to work with! She has lots of energy and excellent communication skills. Katie takes the time to understand the needs of her clients to pinpoint the best placement possible. Before interviewing recently she made sure I had a clear understanding of the role and the company and its culture. I can’t recommend her enough.

Karen E Nutial CPA Sr Finance Manager

2018-07-11T05:51:12+00:00

Karen E Nutial CPA Sr Finance Manager

Katie is great to work with! She has lots of energy and excellent communication skills. Katie takes the time to understand the needs of her clients to pinpoint the best placement possible. Before interviewing recently she made sure I had a clear understanding of the role and the company and its culture. I can’t recommend her enough.

Tim Hildebrandt

Katie helped us our with a recent hire. I really enjoyed working with her and going through the process of finding a fantastic candidates. She is very patient and takes the time to understand your needs and who would be a good fit. I can not say enough good things about Katie and the service she provides. I look forward to working with her again.

Tim Hildebrandt Chief Financial Officer at Summit Development Group

2018-07-11T05:49:10+00:00

Tim Hildebrandt Chief Financial Officer at Summit Development Group

Katie helped us our with a recent hire. I really enjoyed working with her and going through the process of finding a fantastic candidates. She is very patient and takes the time to understand your needs and who would be a good fit. I can not say enough good things about Katie and the service she provides. I look forward to working with her again.

Ben Ryweck

I have never connected with a recruiter the way I connected with Katie. I felt like she really went to bat for me and did everything she could to get me the position and compensation I wanted. I would never use another recruiter. Katie answers her phone at any hour of the day and answers all questions honestly. If she doesn't know the answer to your question she will research and get back to you quickly and you wont have to remind her or anything like that. At the time, I was working with a handful of recruiters and Katie was genuine and NEVER let me down and that's why she won my loyalty. I will continue to recommend Katie to all of my friends and co-workers!

Ben Ryweck Treasury Analyst at Precision Castparts

2018-07-11T05:47:16+00:00

Ben Ryweck Treasury Analyst at Precision Castparts

I have never connected with a recruiter the way I connected with Katie. I felt like she really went to bat for me and did everything she could to get me the position and compensation I wanted. I would never use another recruiter. Katie answers her phone at any hour of the day and answers all questions honestly. If she doesn't know the answer to your question she will research and get back to you quickly and you wont have to remind her or anything like that. At the time, I was working with a handful of recruiters and Katie was genuine and NEVER let me down and that's why she won my loyalty. I will continue to recommend Katie to all of my friends and co-workers!

Terri Birchfield

Katie is great at listening to what you are looking for in a position, and matching that to what the company is looking for in a candidate. She is good at communicating throughout the process. I have a great job, with a satisfying growth path.

Terri Birchfield Reporting Analyst

2018-07-11T05:43:48+00:00

Terri Birchfield Reporting Analyst

Katie is great at listening to what you are looking for in a position, and matching that to what the company is looking for in a candidate. She is good at communicating throughout the process. I have a great job, with a satisfying growth path.

Kari Rathjen

I have worked with Katie for several years and have seen her sincere dedication and passion for matching the right candidates to the right opportunities. She is skilled at finding what it is that makes each candidate special and how best to match them to the unspoken needs of each role. Katie is spectacular at what she does.

Kari Rathjen Director Financial Planning, Strategy and Acquisition - Consultant

2018-07-11T05:42:03+00:00

Kari Rathjen Director Financial Planning, Strategy and Acquisition - Consultant

I have worked with Katie for several years and have seen her sincere dedication and passion for matching the right candidates to the right opportunities. She is skilled at finding what it is that makes each candidate special and how best to match them to the unspoken needs of each role. Katie is spectacular at what she does.

Tonya Stevens Katie

I have worked with a lot of recruiters and Katie, along with her team including Chelsea, are truly the best. Katie did an incredible job at listening to what the client was looking for and not just meeting but far surpassing expectation with multiple, extremely qualified candidates. I have observed this same experience now once again at my new employer when she provided multiple, extremely qualified candidates yet again for another finance and accounting position we needed filled. Huge recommendation for Katie and her counterpart Chelsea at Competitive edge recruiting.

Tonya Stevens, CPA with Expertise in Leadership & Innovation | Key Change Agent & Optimization Expert

2018-07-11T05:44:42+00:00

Tonya Stevens, CPA with Expertise in Leadership & Innovation | Key Change Agent & Optimization Expert

I have worked with a lot of recruiters and Katie, along with her team including Chelsea, are truly the best. Katie did an incredible job at listening to what the client was looking for and not just meeting but far surpassing expectation with multiple, extremely qualified candidates. I have observed this same experience now once again at my new employer when she provided multiple, extremely qualified candidates yet again for another finance and accounting position we needed filled. Huge recommendation for Katie and her counterpart Chelsea at Competitive edge recruiting.

James A. Goad Jr.

I had the pleasure of working with Katie during a recent search for a Director of Finance. Of the 50+ candidates that applied (through various channels), the two Katie brought to us were my top choices. She took the time to understand our needs and the cultural fit and only brought candidates with the best qualifications. I will continue to use Katie for future searches in Finance & Accounting

James A. Goad Jr., VP - Finance & Corporate Treasurer at Les Schwab Tire Companies

2016-11-15T00:36:36+00:00

James A. Goad Jr., VP - Finance & Corporate Treasurer at Les Schwab Tire Companies

I had the pleasure of working with Katie during a recent search for a Director of Finance. Of the 50+ candidates that applied (through various channels), the two Katie brought to us were my top choices. She took the time to understand our needs and the cultural fit and only brought candidates with the best qualifications. I will continue to use Katie for future searches in Finance & Accounting

Dottie Abston

I would definitely recommend Katie for anyone even contemplating a job change! She contacted me about a position that was the perfect fit for me! Katie has a great style that is refreshing. She provides good, relevant information in a timely manner. Above all, Katie is confidential and gives extra boosts of confidence.

Dottie Abston, CPP, Corporate Payroll Manager at Vigor Industrial

2016-11-15T00:37:34+00:00

Dottie Abston, CPP, Corporate Payroll Manager at Vigor Industrial

I would definitely recommend Katie for anyone even contemplating a job change! She contacted me about a position that was the perfect fit for me! Katie has a great style that is refreshing. She provides good, relevant information in a timely manner. Above all, Katie is confidential and gives extra boosts of confidence.

Eric MacDowell

Katie is exceptional at finding the right fit. I had recently considered changing jobs and discussed my needs with Katie. Before I had completed my resume, Katie presented an opportunity that was exciting. Katie outlined the role in a way that helped me feel confident that I would be set up for success. The role fit my criteria and was a great career move.

Eric MacDowell, Corporate Senior Accountant at Precision Castparts

2016-11-15T00:40:13+00:00

Eric MacDowell, Corporate Senior Accountant at Precision Castparts

Katie is exceptional at finding the right fit. I had recently considered changing jobs and discussed my needs with Katie. Before I had completed my resume, Katie presented an opportunity that was exciting. Katie outlined the role in a way that helped me feel confident that I would be set up for success. The role fit my criteria and was a great career move.

Yesenia Andrade

A truly gifted recruiter unlike any other!!-I would absolutely recommend Katie for anybody looking for a career change. She is incredibly diligent and will work hard to find her candidates the ideal job fit. Katie is resourceful, professional and understands exactly all the challenges candidates face in job hunting and ensures you are well prepared to succeed. She saved me so much time and placed me with a company that is a perfect fit. I truly could not have done it without her. She facilitated the entire process and was by far the most positive experience I have ever had in looking for a new job.

Yesenia Andrade, Senior Financial Accountant, Milestone Systems Inc.

2016-11-15T00:38:39+00:00

Yesenia Andrade, Senior Financial Accountant, Milestone Systems Inc.

A truly gifted recruiter unlike any other!!-I would absolutely recommend Katie for anybody looking for a career change. She is incredibly diligent and will work hard to find her candidates the ideal job fit. Katie is resourceful, professional and understands exactly all the challenges candidates face in job hunting and ensures you are well prepared to succeed. She saved me so much time and placed me with a company that is a perfect fit. I truly could not have done it without her. She facilitated the entire process and was by far the most positive experience I have ever had in looking for a new job.

Allison Troyer

Katie was an absolute pleasure to work with. She really listened to my career goals and the type of position I was looking for. Right away she found the perfect position for me, both career wise and personality fit. I love my new job and the team I work with. I would strongly recommend working with Katie if you are looking for a new opportunity!

Allison Troyer, Corporate Accounting and Reporting Analyst at Precision Castparts

2017-03-10T20:25:28+00:00

Allison Troyer, Corporate Accounting and Reporting Analyst at Precision Castparts

Katie was an absolute pleasure to work with. She really listened to my career goals and the type of position I was looking for. Right away she found the perfect position for me, both career wise and personality fit. I love my new job and the team I work with. I would strongly recommend working with Katie if you are looking for a new opportunity!

James Tiet

It was a pleasure working with Katie. She genuinely took the time to listen to my long-term goals and career aspirations and looked for not just any new opportunity, but the right one for me. She was able to match up my skills and experiences with an intriguing opportunity that met my needs surpringly quick. Time is very valuable and Katie will definitely not waste your time. I highly recommend her!

James Tiet, Senior Financial Analyst at XPO Logistics

2017-03-10T20:26:23+00:00

James Tiet, Senior Financial Analyst at XPO Logistics

It was a pleasure working with Katie. She genuinely took the time to listen to my long-term goals and career aspirations and looked for not just any new opportunity, but the right one for me. She was able to match up my skills and experiences with an intriguing opportunity that met my needs surpringly quick. Time is very valuable and Katie will definitely not waste your time. I highly recommend her!

Clint Rodgers

Katie was an excellent recruiter. When she first contacted, me she told me, “It may take a while, but we will find you the right job.” And she meant it. Where other recruiters would just put me in front of any job that I qualified for, Katie put me in front of employers that where right for me based on my career aspirations and personality fits. When things were slow, she would still check in every week or so to make sure I knew she was still working for me. My experience with Katie is that she will find you a long-term solution to your job search, not just a band-aid job where you will be looking for a new one within a year.

Clint Rodgers, Senior Accountant, Ascentec Engineering

2016-11-15T00:41:14+00:00

Clint Rodgers, Senior Accountant, Ascentec Engineering

Katie was an excellent recruiter. When she first contacted, me she told me, “It may take a while, but we will find you the right job.” And she meant it. Where other recruiters would just put me in front of any job that I qualified for, Katie put me in front of employers that where right for me based on my career aspirations and personality fits. When things were slow, she would still check in every week or so to make sure I knew she was still working for me. My experience with Katie is that she will find you a long-term solution to your job search, not just a band-aid job where you will be looking for a new one within a year.