About SquadBuilders

We exist to meet the ever-growing demand for highly qualified talent.  We believe there are still very good candidates out there and we want to find them and bring them to our customers.  We also believe that a strong talent sourcing partnership saves time, money and a lot of headaches.  We want to be your partner.

The Team



Steve T Vaughan, CEO

Mr. Steve Vaughan as the CEO of SquadBuilders, a healthcare service corporation, has been privileged to lead in a number of key positions throughout his 37-year career for Fortune 100 Company’s as well as high-tech startups.  Steve grew up in Italy with his family until coming back to the States to finish High School and University studies. After graduating, Steve started his career as a 2nd Lt. for the United States Air Force (USAF) as a nuclear missile combat crew commander. Finishing that assignment, Steve lead a team of software developer’s managing our nation’s nuclear assets at what was then Strategic Air Command HQ’s in Omaha, NE.  After leaving the USAF, Steve took a position as a technology consultant for Arthur Young, working out of New York City.  Coming to Kansas City, Steve took a leadership position in Sprint leading teams of software developers writing leading edge communication software.  Steve had the opportunity to start three companies in which one lead to the creation of SquadBuilders. During this time Steve also managed as Vice President of Product Management for a San Francisco high-tech company; Genesys. Shortly after leaving Genesys, Steve directed a large global high-tech consulting group for Cisco Systems in San Jose, CA for eight years. Completing time with Cisco Systems, Steve finished his corporate time with Interactive Intelligence as the Vice President of Cloud Computing out of Indianapolis, with global responsibilities. His experience and time will be valuable for the continued growth of SquadBuilders and it’s nationwide plans.



Ryan Vaughan, General Manager

Ryan grew up in the staffing and recruiting industry.  Joining the organization as a staffing coordinator in 2006, he quickly climbed the ranks through various roles in sales and recruiting.  Throughout his time here he has been part of the California and Mid-west operations.  Leading by example, showing humility and a servant attitude is what defines Ryan.

Travel Nurse Division

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David Graham, Division Director

With a background in marketing he is accustomed to high level deliverables and ensuring true customer satisfaction.  A native Oklahoman you will quickly come to love. David actively supports his recruiters through ongoing training and development. In addition,  he supports health care facilities placing contract and direct hire professionals. 


Ashleigh Horsman

Senior Recruiter 

Ashleigh, no stranger to hard work has spent many years recruiting internally as well as externally.  She brings an unmatched desire to ensure a "win-win" for her candidates and customers.  We are happy to have her on our team!  Ashleigh currently supports health care facilities in the mid-west markets placing contract and direct hire healthcare professionals.


Tara Martin

Senior Recruiter

Tara comes from an account management background where she strongly believes hard work and discipline is the winning recipe to produce effective results.  We couldn't agree more!  As a native to KC-ian you will find her wearing blue, black/gold or red most days!  She currently supports  health care facilities in the mid-west markets placing contract and direct hire healthcare professionals.


Tabitha Dutton

HR Assistant

Tabitha, an eternal optimist constantly strives toward developing strong relationships through hard work.  As a native Northwest Arkansas-ian, she enjoys cheering on her Razorbacks! Tabitha has been a wonderful addition to our team!  She currently supports the Travel Nurse Division ensuring successful candidate delivery.


Timothy Bronars, Division Director

Tim grew up in Chicago where his love for the Blackhawks, Green Bay Packers and the outdoors started.  Tim comes to SquadBuilders with nearly 10 years of national sales and recruitment in the Healthcare IT space.  He has placed many clinical and revenue cycle consultants that have contributed to the success of many EMR implementations nationwide.  As the Division Director, he will oversee the delivery of fully vetted HCIT resources.  We are confident Tim's HCIT experience will be a valuable asset for our continued growth at SquadBuilders.

Healthcare division

Michelle Araj, 

HR & Payroll

Michelle, a veteran to payroll and all things human resources brings years of experience to the table.  Joining the team in 2009, Michelle is the anchor which our team operates.

Erica Dennis, 

Staffing Manager

Joining our team in early 2015, Erica quickly turned heads by both candidates and customers alike for her ability to understand their needs.  Erica brings years of customer service and pressure packed situational's to the table.


Casey Bettis, 

Staffing Coordinator

Joining our team in mid 2015, Casey brings several years of industry specific knowledge to our team.  Casey is responsible for daily staffing and customer service.