Tani began his career with Kimmel & Associates in 2023 as an Associate in the Heavy Civil Division.
Prior to joining Kimmel & Associates, Tani spent more than 20 years in management, customer service, and service excellence in the grocery retail industry, focusing on recruitment, training, and development.
He earned a business degree from Blue Ridge Community College in Hendersonville.
An interesting fact about Tani is that he was born and raised in the communist country Albania, in Eastern Europe. He moved to the States in 1997 and learned how to write and read English by watching cartoons and children’s movies. One of Tani’s biggest accomplishments was passing his American Citizenship test in 2002.
He and his wife, Misty, have been married for over 20 years and have three daughters – Ema, Kloe, and Sofia. Outside of the office, Tani enjoys traveling to different countries, spending time with his family and friends.
We sat down with Tani and asked him the following:
What do you like most about working at Kimmel & Associates?
It is the people. Everyone treats you like family. It feels like you belong here. Also, helping candidates reach their goals.
What is one thing you learned early in your career that has made you successful?
Being persistent. It does not matter how many times you fall; you get up, dust yourself off, and keep going.
What is your greatest strength in your role?
Honesty and communication.
What can clients and candidates expect from you?
I will work hard to get the clients and candidates what they are looking for. I will be available to them, and I will tell it as it is. I will not push someone in a position just to fill it. I have their best interest at heart.
What makes you different from other recruiters in your industry?
Spending time getting to know the candidates. Truly listening to them.
Do you have a favorite quote?
“One can succeed at almost anything for which he has enthusiasm.” – Charles R. Schwab
What causes are you passionate about?
Anything that has to do with immigration. Being an immigrant myself, this is very near and dear to me.