Meet Kiera Berghof

Recruiting and staffing was not originally part of Kiera’s career plan. As someone who sees the big picture and is talented at bringing the right pieces together to create a perfect “space” for people to thrive in, Kiera was focused on studying interior design.  However, when a summer job at a staffing agency caught her eye, she thought it would be a great opportunity for business experience. Without a doubt, it became a turning point in launching a new career path. 

A New Career Path

Kiera discovered she really enjoyed recruiting, was excellent at it and realized it gave her the opportunity to help individuals find a “place” where they could thrive. She recruited 50-80 people per week for a major call center in Portland, and after one year began managing the team.

When Kiera decided to expand into account management and client development, she became branch manager for a national recruiting and staffing company near Seattle.  She opened a new Bellevue branch for the company which became profitable within 14 months, an unheard-of success in the industry. 

Her love of the business and desire for the next challenge led her to a District Manager position in Bellingham with a global provider of talent and workforce solutions. Following this, Kiera became the Pudget Sound Area Manager, responsible for all the branches from Bellingham to Olympia, Washington. After several years of working 80 hours a week, she decided to take a career sabbatical to focus on her family and give back to the community.   

Giving Back to the Community

As a female leader, Kiera wanted to show her young daughter the importance of caring for their community.  Together they created The Sophia Project: Enriching Women’s Lives Through Service, where she volunteers with her daughter, Sophia, to give back to the community. Some of the more memorable projects they have worked on include 150 bags of personal care items they put together and dropped off in areas of Seattle where homelessness is a concern, collecting 800 pairs of shoes for Soul for Shoes, and collecting 75 blankets for The Humane Society. 

A New Opportunity

After relocating to Boise with her family in 2018, Kiera was looking for a new opportunity to utilize her talents. CEO Stephen Cilley was looking for a leader with the vision, expertise, and out-of-the-box thinking Ataraxis PEO needed to expand its client services. Kiera had an immediate impact with Ataraxis clients and it didn’t take long before Steve realized she was the right leader he needed to launch TalentFill.  Following a very successful first year of operation, Kiera was promoted to President of TalentFill in January 2021.

Steve said, “The depth of Kiera’s knowledge and her desire to take a fresh, new approach to providing recruiting and staffing solutions to our business clients has been ideal. She is a bold, strategic leader who inspires our dynamic team to build exceptional teams for our clients.”

Work-Life Balance 

Those who work with and know Kiera not only appreciate her hard work and dedication to TalentFill clients and employees, we admire her commitment to maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Kiera, her husband Joe, and kids live in NW Boise where in their free time they enjoy backpacking in the Pacific Northwest, playing golf and a good match of pickleball.