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Nelson Family Portrait: Kim Barragan

Posted On01/14/2019

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At Nelson, we’re more than the largest independent staffing company in California — we’re a family. As a part of our ongoing “Nelson Family Portrait” series, we’re interviewing the members of our team who help us achieve our “big picture” goal of putting California to work. 
Today, we’re talking to Kim Barragan, Vice President of Client Delivery Programs, based in Santa Rosa. 

Tell us about what you do at Nelson:

I currently manage our large enterprise clients.

What did you do before Nelson?

I was with Spherion for 13 years. When I left, I was onsite managing a 13-million-dollar payrolling client. I started as a direct-hire recruiter and also worked an account manager. Prior to Spherion, I worked in the hotel industry as a general manager.

What is your favorite part of your job?

The team I work with currently.  Everyone is always willing to help out and do anything they need to ensure we meet our goals for the client and Nelson!


What do you like to do outside of work?

I love to spend time with my husband and three boys. I am a sports fan, and I love the Golden State Warriors and Dallas Cowboys. Any time I can get to the beach is a win!

What’s the last thing you read? 

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be? 

I would love to fly. 😊

Why Nelson? 

We all work very hard at Nelson, and it is not about the individual, but about the team.  The way that Nelson cares about people and the community is something I have never seen before in my career.

Want to join the “family?” Check out our open jobs here!