About Our Team
S3 is about people.
We stake our reputation for effectiveness on striking the delicate - yet powerful - combination of qualified and best fit
for each candidate we source.
How do we do that? It starts with our people.
A driven professional, Rachel Crenshaw has years of experience connecting people with their passion. After earning her master’s degree from the University of Tennessee in Communication with a focus on Higher Education Administration, Rachel began her career in Nashville in nonprofit development and donor & alumni relations. Working across a range of professions and skill sets, she began to realize her interest in connecting people to their personal and professional goals – a formula that plays an integral part to the S3 mission. With an aptitude for quickly assessing an individual’s skills and a penchant for developing effective teams, Rachel is energized by effectively identifying and sourcing the best candidates for critical employment positions. In her free time, Rachel enjoys hiking in the Warner Parks with her family and investing in young adults’ personal and vocational development through the Nashville Fellows Program.
The S3 advisory board is comprised of experts in healthcare, marketing, financial services, operations, and a wide range of consulting backgrounds. The advisory board brings valuable insight into industry needs and trends, providing a level of expertise that sharpens and strengthens S3's candidate recruiting and vetting process.
Alexia Poe brings to S3 a robust understanding of the Nashville market and how to draw the best talent to the area. Prior to serving in the top communications post for the Administration of Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Alexia was Director of Nashville Mayor Karl Dean’s Office of Economic and Community Development. There she served as the city's top sales executive to attract and grow business investment in Davidson County, and she led the public campaign for the Music City Center, Nashville's $600 million state-of-the-art convention center. The founder of Poe Consulting, a firm specializing in strategic communications, public affairs, and public relations, Alexia merged her firm with The Ingram Group in 2018. She has more than two decades of experience in politics and government at the highest levels, having worked in the White House, for a United States Senator, for two Governors and a Mayor. Alexia’s experience also includes private sector work with Nashville-based hospitality and entertainment company Gaylord Entertainment. She and her husband, Charley, have two children and live in Nashville.
Formerly Vice President of Operations at Nashville-based Results Physiotherapy, Amanda Andrews brings to S3 a deep knowledge of what fast-growing healthcare companies need to thrive and excel. After graduating from the University of Tennessee with her master’s degree in Physical Therapy, Amanda quickly worked her way into management as President and CEO of Andrews & Gant Therapy, comprised of three franchise clinics of Results Physiotherapy. After 9 years, Amanda sold Andrews & Gant to parent company Results Physiotherapy. Subsequently, Results partnered with Chicago-based Sterling Partners, a leading growth-oriented private equity firm, and Amanda was appointed VP of Operations overseeing the day-to-day operations of 100+ clinic locations across 9 states. During her tenure, Results added 25-30 new clinic locations each year, and Amanda consistently exceeded key performance indicators resulting in exponential top line growth. An angel investor with InCrowd Capital and a 2017-18 member of the Gotham class of the Nashville Institute for Faith and Works, Amanda is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and growing businesses succeed. She is heavily invested in the community through organizations like UpRise Nashville, the Nashville Fellows Program, and Dress for Success and is an avid traveler.
Caroline Dean brings experienced branding and marketing perspectives to S3, lending to our expansive reach to candidates and attractive representation of employer clients. After graduating from Sewanee: The University of the South with a degree in Psychology, Caroline developed and implemented marketing campaigns for residential and mixed-use projects in the Greater Nashville community. These projects piqued her interest in getting more involved with real estate, leading her to join Village Real Estate representing buyers, sellers and investor clients. Caroline and her husband reside in Nashville with their daughter.
Krissie Self brings a high caliber of management and operational insight to S3, having spent much of her career with Triage Consulting Group in Atlanta and, more recently, with c3/consulting in Nashville. A native of Nashville, Krissie attended the University of Georgia where she was selected as a prestigious Leonard Leadership Scholar, completing the two-year certificate program aimed at creating a strong culture of servant leaders, in addition to earning her degree in Risk Management and Insurance. After spending five years in Atlanta with Triage Consulting Group, Krissie moved back to Nashville where she worked as a Consultant at c3/consulting, a management consulting firm dedicated to the people responsible for making change happen. In 2017, Krissie became the Director of Operations at Nashville Coaching Coalition, a nonprofit that equips and supports transformational athletic coaches. Named one of Nashville’s Top 30 under 30 in 2016, Krissie enjoys hiking in Warner Park with her husband and son, as well as cheering on the Georgia Dawgs.
Paige Vaughan’s years of experience at Ernst & Young in engagement management have uniquely equipped her to understand the day-to-day demands facing management in leading effective financial reporting teams, giving her the perfect insight to advise S3 from a recruiting and placement standpoint. Originally from Memphis, Paige spent her college years at the University of Mississippi before making her way to C.H. Robinson Worldwide where she started in customer management. After three years at C.H. Robinson, she was recruited to join the Nashville office of Ernst & Young in engagement management, overseeing the staffing of hundreds of jobs for the global financial services firm. Paige lives in Nashville with her husband and their two daughters.