Senior-level Accounting and Finance Professionals on a Project and Interim Basis

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Darren Benoit

Regional Vice President / National Practice Director, SNI Certes

Darren Benoit

Darren Benoit graduated with a Bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management in Minneapolis, and began his career with Kimberly-Clark Corporation in accounting and corporate finance roles throughout the United States. He also worked at Pillsbury (General Mills) and Dental Services Group in various corporate finance capacities, including Director of Finance.

After earning his M.B.A. in Marketing and Strategy from the Carlson School of Management, Benoit joined a fledgling project staffing and consulting firm in Minneapolis. As the firm’s first non-founder employee, Darren wore many different hats throughout the company’s rapid growth from zero to $47 million in annual revenue in just six years. From there he has been involved as a founder in six incremental, and very successful, consulting industry start-ups.

Darren joined SNI in early 2014 to run its senior level finance contract practice, aka SNI Certes®. His focus is on growth both in terms of geographic locations and consultants on billing. His recipe is simple: recruit and retain the best people, and do whatever it takes to improve the lives of consultants and clients alike.

Darren’s hobbies include real estate investment, capital market study, running, boating, and playing taxi for his three kids. He has a side “gig” as lead singer of a Minneapolis based alt-rock band.


Cindy Wylie

Client Service Director – SNI Certes Dallas

Cindy Wylie

Cindy Wylie is a Texas native and life-long resident! After receiving her Bachelor of Business Administration from Stephen F Austin University, Cindy spent 20 years in a variety of accounting and finance roles within Fortune 1000 companies. Four years ago, she made the jump into the staffing arena to pursue a career in recruiting and professional staffing – and she hasn’t looked back. Cindy has a passion for placing the perfect candidate in the perfect role for her clients.

Cindy is kept busy with her two children; enjoys downtime with her family and friends, eating at great restaurants, movies, entertaining, and volunteering. Cindy is active in her children’s organizations, her church group, and sits on a drill team board of directors.

Contact Cindy at cwylie@snicertes.com


Beth Ryan

Client Services Director / Advanced Practice Manager – SNI Certes Las Colinas

Beth Ryan

Beth Ryan is a life-long resident of Texas. After graduating from University of Texas at Arlington, Beth insisted that she and her husband raise their family there! Beth started her recruiting career with a large national specialty Accounting/Finance recruiting firm, where she was named Rookie of the Year from a field of 100 branches. She has a proven track record of success in Executive Recruiting/direct hire and Accounting Consultant/interim placement. Beth is a six-term Board Director with the American Payroll Association - Fort Worth and Dallas Chapters. She has built loyal lasting relationships over two decades with accounting professionals using her mutually beneficial goal-oriented approach.

Beth joined SNI Certes in early 2017, making the move from our SNI Accounting Now division, as a Division Director since 2014. Her Accounting Now division consistently led the nation in number of contractors on assignment; which she attributes to great customer service and quick responses with the right, highly qualified people. In so doing, she has received numerous national and local recruiting awards.

Outside of work Beth enjoys time with her husband and children, outings with her friends, exercising with her Boxer dogs, and volunteer work with children; including a lifetime PTA membership and her extensive and ongoing service to the Arlington Independent School District.

Contact Beth at bryan@snicertes.com


Nikki Erickson

Client Service Director – SNI Certes Dallas

Nikki Erickson

Nikki Erickson joined SNI Certes to work with the teams in both Minneapolis and SNI Certes Dallas.

Nikki graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN and started her career in accounting and financial reporting in the financial services industry.  After 5 years in accounting she was recruited into the Accounting Practice of a national staffing firm as a Staffing Supervisor and has never looked back!

With 12 years in the accounting and financial staffing industry, Nikki relishes finding the right candidate for her clients. She enjoys meeting new consultants and assisting them in finding their perfect project. Her many long term candidate relationships speak to her ability to match candidates to projects they find stimulating and rewarding at top-tier clients.

Outside of the office, Nikki enjoys reading and the occasional yoga or boxing class. Otherwise, Nikki and her husband are kept busy with their three children and driving them to soccer, Tae Kwon Do, and swim practice! 

Contact Nikki at nerickson@snicertes.com