Knoxville’s Trusted Recruiting Company
BGT Recruiting’s firm in Knoxville, TN is a woman-owned, veteran-owned recruiting firm with a wealth of educational and professional recruiting and consulting experience to bring to the table. Co-owners Jill Green and Christine Bell have over 45 years of combined experience in human resources and recruiting, coupled with over 25 years of combined experience in accounting. With the education, industry experience, and community involvement focused on the local economy, Knoxville job seekers looking to start a new chapter in their career have an invaluable resource in the BGT Recruiting & Consulting team. Contact us today and see how we can help you! If you are interested in temp-to-hire placement, don’t hesitate to contact our BGT Staffing team.
Christine Bell, CPA, MBA – Professional Recruiter / Shareholder
Christine graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with an undergraduate degree in Business Economics and an emphasis in Accounting. She began her career at Arthur Andersen in the Assurance practice line, and left Andersen after five years as an Audit Manager. She obtained her MBA with a concentration in Organizational Development at George Washington University.
Christine Bell is a Shareholder with BGT Recruiting & Consulting, Inc. and a co-owner of BGT Staffing, LLC in Knoxville, Tennessee. She also currently serves as a consultant for Financial Executive International (FEI) as their Director of Member Services and Charter Support. Christine previously served as a Captain in the Finance branch of the U.S. Army Reserves for seven years. Christine is a Certified Public Accountant, and served previously on the Board of the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA), culminating in her role as President of the Knoxville Chapter in 2016.
In 2012, she was recognized by the Knoxville Business Journal as one of Knoxville’s ’40 Under 40′ professionals and was also named ‘Woman of the Year’ by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Christine was also recognized as one of the TSCPA’s “2013 Young Leaders to Watch.” Christine serves on a variety of charitable committees including Zoofari and is a graduate of the 2018 class of Leadership Knoxville. Christine and her two daughters, Maddie and Taylor, reside in West Knoxville, and her children attend Webb School of Knoxville.
Jill Green – Professional Recruiter / Shareholder
Jill Green graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Organizational Administration and obtained a second degree in Accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma. During her accounting career, Jill worked within the manufacturing, automotive dealership, and distribution industries.
Jill has been actively involved in the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce as both a member of the Board of Directors as well as serving as a member of the Executive Committee. Jill served as a Chamber Ambassador for 17 years, a program she initially joined in 2003, reaching the status of Ambassador Dignitary. She also enjoyed multiple years as a member of the Knoxville Chamber’s Economic Development Committee and functioned as Chair of the Knoxville Chamber Membership Committee.
Jill served 6 years as a member of the United Way of Greater Knoxville’s Board of Directors and currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Florence Crittenton Agency. In 2017, Jill completed the McGhee Tyson Citizen’s Aviation Academy, and she is a proud graduate of the Leadership Knoxville class of 2019, currently serving on the Leadership Knoxville Curriculum Committee as Curriculum Chair and as an LK board member. Jill participated in and is a proud graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy. She currently serves as the Chapter Administrator for the Knoxville Chapter of FEI, a financial executive group the firm helped establish in 2009.
CECILEE ROWLETTE-STRONG – PROFESSIONAL RECRUITER
Cecilee graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Communications. Shortly after earning her bachelor’s degree, she began her recruiting career with a financial services firm. Cecilee officially started working in the recruiting and staffing industry in 2005 and has devoted the rest of her career to helping companies grow by strategically identifying team members. She is very passionate about helping professionals identify long-term career opportunities. Cecilee specializes in working with accounting, finance, operations, human resources, and administrative professionals.
A Knoxville native, Cecilee is involved in her community and serves as a sustainer for Junior League of Knoxville. She and her husband, Brian, reside in West Knoxville and she enjoys cooking, running, exploring what is new around town and spending time with family and friends.
GIGI FURLONG – ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR/CHAPTER ADMINISTRATOR
Gigi is a California native who found her way to Knoxville five years ago. Gigi started her career in the beauty industry in 2006 when she earned her Cosmetology license. In 2008, Gigi began her professional career in management when she took on managing 2 locations of an Orange County beauty-based retail boutique. In 2015, Gigi moved to Denver, Colorado where she continued to grow her career in management and became Regional Service Manager for a Denver-based beauty spa with 3 locations.
Gigi joined BGT in July of 2022 where she currently serves as an Administrative Coordinator as well as a Chapter Administrator to 11 different Chapters of Financial Executives International (FEI) across the U.S. Gigi lives in West Knoxville with her rescue dogs: Kendra Marie, Kash, and Kali.