About Picked

Recruitment consulting for those hiring & being hired

Whether you’re hiring talent or finding work, we’re here to make things easier for you. We’re a creative staffing agency with a deep pool of talent in the Champaign-Urbana area and Central Illinois. We specialize in recruiting for agriculture, technology, and startups.  We lead the way to successful matches – starting by nurturing long-term relationships. 

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Founder’s Bio

Founded by Sophie Roney with a passion for helping to build extraordinary technology companies while helping talent discover a rewarding career.

Work is the thing we do with more waking hours than any other activity – how may each of us optimize this role to live a life of purpose?

Sophie has a sweet spot at the intersection of agriculture and technology, studying both at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and working as an in-house recruiter for various agriculture and technology companies.

Sophie enjoys climbing Colorado’s 14ers, philosophy, all things yoga, history of agriculture, national parks, rock climbing, getting lost, and most importantly – contemplating various manifestations of meaningful work.