Our Leadership Team

Looking for a job? Thinking about hiring someone new to your team? With a highly-talented staff who are experts in a variety of industries, we’re ready to take your career and organization to the next level. Contact us today to let us know what you’re looking for in terms of employment and one of our professional team members will be happy to assist you.

Kaia Kallweit Black

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Kaia Kallweit is a Maine native living in Portland for the past 29 years. Kaia has been immersed in the recruiting industry for 19 years, beginning in 1999 with a small IT company and then moving on to a large firm, Office Team (a division of Robert Half International). Kaia quickly realized the benefits of stepping away from the corporate world for herself and her clients, and in July 2002 expanded her horizons as an independent recruiter focusing on hospitals and healthcare organizations in New England. Her base in the Northeast is deep, but easily broadens to encompass job placements throughout the US. Kaia is in the final stages of completing her Bachelor's in Communication at the University of Southern Maine.


Joseph Trafton


In 2011, Joseph Trafton relocated back to Maine after having spent many years pursuing a Doctoral Degree and a career in academia. While looking for employment in his field, Joe worked with a small recruiting firm to fill vacancies at hospitals covering predominantly central and coastal Maine. In so doing, Joe met Kaia Kallweit and within a relatively short amount of time both decided they were ready to take recruiting to the next level by going into business for themselves. Building lasting relationships between candidates and the clients they serve was the core objective for which to orient their business and in 2013 ProConnect LLC was officially born. Despite the shift in his priorities, Joe does maintain his interest in academia by a teaching night classes at any of the surrounding colleges and Universities whenever there is an opportunity to do so in his field.   


Shaleia Kallweit

Director of Operations

Shaleia Kallweit came to Maine from Virginia via NYC in 1970 and has lived in Portland for the last 24 years. With a BA from the College of William and Mary and an MA from NYU, Shaleia was Assistant to the Vice President and Research Associate at a US Labor Department Project, managed seven vintage clothing and craft stores in NYC and co-created and managed The Playmill of Maine, a toy manufacturing company with 30 employees which operated successfully from northern Maine for 23 years. Before coming to ProConnect, Shaleia worked in Sales at several large Portland based marketing firms and was the Customer Service /Advertising Manager for a small, creative manufacturing company.


Our talented team is ready to get to work for you. Let us know what you need done.

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(207) 523-3401

Portland, ME 04101, USA

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