Our Mission

The Z1CareerZone mission is to change individual’s lives one career at a time. Z1CareerZone helps our clients realize their greatest potential and use their unique talents and attributes to secure the career they desire and deserve.

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Meet Jim Zasowski

Founder, Z1CareerZone

Jim Zasowski is the Founder and President of both Z1 Solutions, Inc. executive search firm and Z1CareerZone. In 2010, Z1 Solutions, Inc. was recognized as one of the top 4 executive search firms in the U.S. as voted by the National Association of Personnel Services. Since 2000, Jim and his team have placed over 3000 candidates with their client partners throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. Jim has conducted workshops and speaking engagements at a variety of colleges, businesses, and venues in the U.S. where he has shared “the secret sauce” of how to get the job you deserve.

Meet The Team

Jim Zasowski

Jim Zasowski

CEO and Founder

 Jim Zasowski grew up in Clifton, NJ before moving his family to Colorado in 1988 making Colorado their permanent home. Jim graduated from the University of Tennessee with his undergraduate degree in Business Administration. Jim is the Founder and President of both Z1 Solutions, Inc. executive search firm and Z1CareerZone career coaching firm. Jim has also held leadership roles over his 20 years of corporate experience at Abbott Laboratories and Biosite, Inc.

Elizabeth Sanders

Elizabeth Sanders

Project Coordinator

Elizabeth Sanders grew up in Colorado and currently resides in Denver. Elizabeth graduated from the University of Tennessee where she majored in Recreation and Sport Management with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation. Elizabeth brings her experience in recruiting, hiring, project management, e-learning, CRM, marketing and social media to the Z1CareerZone team!

Our Advisory Board

Sarah Gunhouse

Sarah Gunhouse

Vice President

Sarah Gunhouse grew up in Minneapolis, MN is a proud alum of the University of Minnesota, Sarah was the recent Vice President of Specialty Sales at Quest Diagnostics. Prior to Quest, she has been Vice President of US Sales at OraSure, Inc. as well as Biosite where she started working in 1992 driving Biosite to record sales and success. Sarah and her family reside in Atlanta, Georgia.linked in

WHAT SHE'S SAYING ABOUT Z1CZ

“Over my professional career as a sales leader at the regional and national level, I have personally interviewed hundreds of candidates and reviewed thousands of resumes. Without a doubt, the training and coaching provided by Z1CareerZone will put these candidates in the top 1% of those applying for the job. They will absolutely differentiate themselves from the competition.” – Sarah G., Senior Vice President-Sales at Millennium Health

Rusty Sherwood

Rusty Sherwood

Principal at FMI Center for Strategic Leadership

Rusty grew up in So. California is a graduate of the University of Southern California and also has his MBA from Pepperdine University . Rusty is currently the Principal for FMI. He has been working at FMI since 2012, when he came from being the Vice President of National Sales at McGraw-Hill Construction. Rusty and his family reside in Castle Rock, CO.linked in

WHAT HE'S SAYING ABOUT Z1CZ

“The future has never been brighter for sharp young minds who aspire to truly make a difference. Z1CareerZone is all about making this kind of ambition a reality. In all my years of hiring, the winning candidates bring a clarity of where they want to go in their career and a well crafted story of how their background will best serve my company. This is the kind of coaching you can expect from Z1CareerZone. Sure wish this was available when I was starting out on my career!”  – Rusty S., Principal, FMI Consulting

Rich Staky

Rich Staky

Real Estate Consultant / CFO

Rich is both a CFO and Real Estate consultant specializing in land acquisitions, strategic planning and operational improvement projects. Prior, Rich was President and Chief Financial Officer of John Laing Homes covering the western part of the U.S. and Washington D.C. Rich is a graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy where he received his BS and MBA degrees. He and his wife Laurie reside in the Denver area and have 2 children that are both married.linked in

WHAT HE'S SAYING ABOUT Z1CZ

“Finding a job in today’s market is a challenging proposition if the candidate is not well prepared to position themselves to stand out from the crowd. This is not your “Father’s job search”. The successful job seeker must be prepared to use multiple tools  (resume, cover letter, LinkedIn, networking, informational interviews, recruiters), be confident in their skills and be able to communicate how they are uniquely qualified for the job they seek. Z1 Career Zone provides the tools and coaching to help a motivated job seeker conduct a successful job search. It is a marathon not a sprint. Having a coach/mentor at your side is invaluable. If you apply yourself, Z1 will help you  get your career off to the right start!” 

Dave Flaten

Dave Flaten

Consultant at Shift Up. LLC

Dave grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Dave is a current consultant with Shift Up. LLC. Prior, Dave has been a Vice President of Cell Processing with Terumo BCT, Vice President and Manager at Terumo/Roche Diagnostics and 10 years at Abbott Laboratories. Dave and his family reside in Highlands Ranch, CO.linked in

WHAT HE'S SAYING ABOUT Z1CZ

What he’s saying about Z1CZ: “Finally, a career coaching company that gets it! Z1’s approach to helping their clients differentiate themselves in their career planning and job search is second to none.  If you truly want to understand why some people get hired and others don’t, sign up now with Z1.  I promise, you will reap the rewards of investing in yourself immediately and for years to come!” – Dave F. Retired Executive 

Liz Doliber

Liz Doliber

Director of Sales

Liz Doliber grew up in Pittsburg, PA and is a graduate of the University of Tennessee. Liz is a Sales Director – Western U.S. at Brighton Collectibles. Prior, Liz worked for 25+ years at American Greetings and established herself as one of the experts in the retail business. Liz and her family reside in the San Francisco bay area. linked in

WHAT SHE'S SAYING ABOUT Z1CZ

“Hiring the right person for “right job” is of paramount importance for both the individual and the organization. The Z1CareerZone process ensures that their clients are fully prepared to navigate their own career path. What a powerful opportunity to get it right from the very beginning to lead to career fulfillment. I know this because the skills the teach and the tools they provide have been of great benefit to me and my career!” – Liz D., Director of Sales, Brighton Collectibles

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