Steve QuarlesManaging Partner

Steve Quarles is the Co-Founder and President of Kore1.

Known for forward-thinking business strategies and outstanding business results, Steve has built a reputation as a leader within the staffing business community. Leveraging both his diverse entrepreneurial and staffing background, Steve is keenly aware of trends and changes in hiring that potentially affect the profitability of operations in large organizations.

Steve’s background contains a distinctive and strategic combination of visionary leadership and business acumen which has allowed him to be instrumental in building multimillion-dollar revenues, establishing successful sales organizations, and effectively leading teams through periods of growth, volatility and change.

As a prolific problem solver and team builder, Steve demonstrates a high level of prowess tackling a problem from detection to resolution. His success is directly attributable to his ability to unify organizations, initiate action, and deliver results.

Core strengths include:
– Entrepreneurship
– Brand Development
– Startups
– Operations
– Business Development

Brian HuntManaging Partner

Brian leads our consulting practice and focuses on high level strategy, and team building.  Brian brings with him 15 years of experience helping organizations with technology strategy and delivery challenges.  During his career, Brian has been exposed to a wide range of companies and information technology services. His unique blend of business and technology expertise allows him to excel at planning and developing technology initiatives that meet business objectives.  He believes that every IT supported organization has difficulty keeping up with changing business needs and rapidly advancing technology.  Companies need to continuously evaluate and align their internal and external resources to ensure that they are maximizing the potential of realizing their objectives.

Prior to Kore1, Brian began his career with Deloitte Consulting and Acquity Group (Acquired by Accenture) working in the Enterprise Technology Services.  While at Deloitte and AG, Brian was involved in a wide range of projects including ERP Implementations, strategic systems planning, software selection, IT efficiency reviews, and various other IT related projects.  As a founding member of Acquity Group (Acquired by Accenture) Brian led a number of large ecommerce and web system development projects for companies like Hewitt, Bowflex and Menards.  In 2007, Brian teamed up with two other partners of Manifest Digital.  From 2007 to 2009, the company acquired 5 different technology and digital marketing services companies including Kore1.  As part of a restructuring effort in 2010, Brian left Manifest, moved to Southern California and partnered with Steve Quarles to rebuild Kore1.  Brian has a BS in Management Information Systems from Miami University.  Brian lives in Laguna Beach with his wife and 3 daughters.


Tom KenaleySenior Partner and Vice President

Tom joined KORE1 in the fall of 2011 and has quickly become a key member of the management team.  His work ethic and his client relationship skills have allowed KORE1 to forge deep relationships with very large enterprise clients.  In addition to managing key relationships, Tom is responsible for our Healthcare Practice and our Workforce Management Practice.

Prior to joining KORE1, Tom began his career with Balboa Capital where he was a leader in the management team for the majority of his nine years with the company. During his tenure with Balboa, Tom grew the sales force from 10 to 35 in a four year span, was awarded Branch Manager of the year over three consecutive years, and set a company record in gross profit achievement.  Tom then joined Genesis Capital after his tenure with Balboa, where he was an equity partner and member of the Executive Management team, successfully growing the sales force from 4 to 20 within 5 years.

He has a track record of success and has extensive experience managing client relationships and building great client service teams.  This success stems from his passion for helping people, building teams and making progress.  Tom has a B.S. degree in Business Administration, Finance from San Diego State University and resides in Tustin Ranch with his wife and 3 children.

Devin HornickSenior Partner and Senior Vice President

Devin Hornick is a 20-year staffing and recruiting veteran currently leading as Sr. Partner & Sr. Vice President with Kore1 Technologies in Irvine, CA. Devin joined the executive leadership team at Kore1 in September 2013 to build out a direct hire/search division and bring with him greater connectivity to the Orange County Human Resources and IT community.  He has most recently launched the retained search division at KORE1 and is bringing a non-traditional approach to this type of search.  His ability to develop strong personal and professional relationships with the business community at large is unmatched and his commitment to people and his values-minded work is unwavering.

After graduating from the University of Southern California in 1999 he began his career as a technical recruiter with Intellitech in Redondo Beach, California.  Having worked for both Fortune 500 and start-up firms alike, Devin has a particular strength for building and growing service-centric teams and organizations.  In 2010 he co-founded Sincerus Solutions, a values-based staffing and recruiting firm where Devin grew the organization to an annual revenue of over 6 million dollars within 3 years’ time.  His passion for helping others through outplacement work and his steadfast commitment to serve Orange County’s non-profit efforts through his involvement with not only his church, but also Leaders of Integrity, Charity On Wheels, Royal Family Kids and VEN Visionary Executive Network has earned Devin strong reputation as an executive connector, trusted advisor and a goodwill ambassador to professionals of all levels.  Devin serves on the National Human Resources Board of Directors and is deeply involved with Orange County’s HR community at large.  He is a devoted husband and father of 2 and in his free time enjoys spending time with his family, surfing and traveling.

Devin’s deep care for others, hyper-client-centrism and his keen sense people and client needs has made him a household name in the Orange County, Los Angeles and San Diego markets for IT staffing and search as well as a go-to resource for executive connectivity and outplacement.


Kelly McMahonDirector of Digital | Creative Talent

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Kelly has been immersed in the staffing industry for over 10 years, matching amazingly talented individuals who possess Creative, Digital, Marketing, and Advertising expertise with innovative companies. As Kore1’s Director of Digital and Creative Talent, Kelly treats recruiting and staffing like an art form, channeling her wealth of enthusiasm and expertise into building world-class partnerships that shine above the rest. Her natural curiosity in all things keeps her exploring new industry trends and finding up-and-coming talent.

Prior to Kore1, Kelly acquired a myriad of skills through the twists and turns of her career. Her work as a Graphic Designer helps her easily relate to candidates and her time working for SkyWest Airlines honed her customer service and her ability to keep calm in stressful situations. She has handled recruiting, driven projects, and achieved goals for top ad agencies, design studios, and in-house Fortune 500 marketing departments. Kelly has an Associate’s Degree in Graphic Design from Platt College and enjoys spending time exploring new restaurants and locales worldwide.