About Us

We are affiliated with the MRINetwork, a global franchised firm founded in 1965 and is one of the world’s largest recruitment and placement organizations, with nearly 400 offices spanning four continents. The MRINetwork has grown into one of the largest, most successful recruitment organizations in the world.

MRI Kirkland has focused within the Architectural, Engineering & Construction industries, Insurance & Software Engineering. Through partnerships with other MRINetwork offices, we have successfully placed Sales & Marketing, Travel & Tourism, Manufacturing, and Capital Process Equipment professionals for clients across the United States.

Our President

As we continue the tradition of placing Impact Players for today’s premier companies, MRI Kirkland is led by Carmen Bactad, CSM, SHRM-SCP. Over the past 15 years in the MRINetwork, Carmen perfected her craft starting as a Recruiter, then a Trainer, an Office Manager and now as President. Prior to her tenure at MRI Kirkland her recruiting career started off in recruitment advertising and contract staffing for the Healthcare industry.


Carmen Bactad

“Carmen was instrumental in my job search, every step of the way.  I thought my resume and cover letter were good to begin with, but she helped me overhaul both of them into a convincing, professional package.  Now I see how a well-crafted resume and targeted cover letter can make a big impact!  When I got an interview she helped me develop a strategy and offered tips that gave me confidence through the whole process, ultimately bringing a job offer!” – Brian T.

“Carmen contacted me directly regarding an exciting career opportunity with a global environmental company. She was forthcoming with position information and expectations, all the while maintaining confidentiality for both her client and myself. My success in winning the position was largely due to the expertise and professionalism exhibited by Carmen.I would recommend her services to all companies seeking high performance talent and I urge any potential candidates to trust Carmen and the MRI process.”
- John T.

“Having worked with Carmen, I can verify her candidate vetting and preparation process are in-depth and high quality. I have complete confidence that her candidates will embody the qualities we pride in our team members and add value to our team.”
- Doug S.

“The information Carmen gave was so concise and comprehensive. In all my years of working, I’ve not received this level of clear instruction and professionalism.  During the interview process she gave me guidance on how to move my career forward, insight that helped with decision making, and even coached me on the proper, professional method of resignation. I can’t thank her enough for helping me on this journey to my new team. I will be referring her to others looking to work with a recruiter!” –  Wendy C.

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