President and Chief Matchmaker- Amy Cell LLC

 Bio: Amy is passionate about talent attraction, retention and development.  She leads a talent consulting and recruiting firm to help employers and communities solve their talent challenges through innovative programs and approaches.  

 Prior to launching her practice in March of 2015, Cell was the Senior Vice President of Talent Enhancement for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.  She directed talent programs for the state of Michigan where she developed and implemented many innovative programs including a job portal called Pure Michigan Talent Connect; a German model apprenticeship program; a career counseling program for high school students, and Community Ventures, which provides a career pathway out of poverty.

While at Ann Arbor SPARK, Cell played a similar role where she developed and managed programs to help the technology community attract and retain critical talent.

 Additional career stops in the talent space include the University of Michigan, Ford Motor Company, Stanford Research Institute and Applied Biosystems.  She also worked briefly as a CPA for Plante & Moran before realizing that she liked people more than numbers.

 Amy is a nationally recognized expert and innovator in the talent arena, and has been a resource for organizations including the Brookings Institute and the National Governor’s Association.  She is on many boards including the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan.  


Amy received her BBA and MBA from the University of Michigan – Go Blue!