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KAI Hires Christy Roberts as Talent Acquisition Specialist

KAI Hires Christy Roberts as Talent Acquisition Specialist

Christy Roberts

KAI Enterprises is pleased to announce the hiring of Christy Roberts as its new Talent Acquisition Specialist at its St. Louis headquarters.  

As Talent Acquisition Specialist, Roberts is responsible for recruiting qualified, diverse employees nationwide for KAI and its four distinct business units—KAI Design, KAI Engineering, KAI Build and KAI 360 Construction Services. Roberts also recruits for KAI’s sister company, The UP Companies (UPCO) and its divisions—Power UP Electrical Contractors, Square UP Builders, and Hustle UP Laborers.

Roberts’s impressive career spans more than a decade in the business development and talent acquisition industry. Prior to KAI, Roberts worked four years as Vice-President of Business Development for Debt Management Partners/Valmar Merchant Services and as Assistant Vice-President of Talent Acquisition for Radius Global Solutions where she grew and led a global recruiting team in seven states and three countries.

“KAI is in a steep growth incline and backlog is at an all-time high. All our business units need top talent in multiple markets and geographies and as a leadership team, we determined it was critical to create a change in the organization and bring in a seasoned professional Talent Acquisition Specialist to meet our current staffing needs, and to build a comprehensive talent engine structure for the long term,” said KAI Managing Partner Brad Simmons, FAIA. “We are thrilled that Christy is joining KAI to lead talent acquisition. She brings an effusive enthusiasm and energy to our talent process and has a proven methodology to attract, develop and retain the very best talent. She is a game changer for KAI.”

Roberts has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration/Management from Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis.

Outside of work, Roberts enjoys exercising, cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues, and spending time with her daughter Zoe. She also volunteers for the National Kidney Foundation and American Cancer Society.

About KAI Enterprises

KAI Enterprises is a national design and build firm providing delivery-oriented building solutions with a diverse portfolio of experience, in-house multi-discipline professionals, and expertise in both design and construction delivery. Founded in 1980, KAI has grown into one of the largest minority-owned firms in the AEC industry. For more than 40 years, KAI has been instrumental in transforming communities through its expertise in residential, commercial, K-12, higher education, healthcare, science and technology, aviation, mobility, sports and entertainment, government, water and community-focused projects. KAI Enterprises is comprised of four distinct business units—KAI Design, KAI Engineering, KAI Build and KAI 360 Construction Services. To learn more about KAI, visit

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