Mark Vague, President

President and owner of FPC Portland since 1994. BA University of Washington, MBA City University. FPC Portland specializes in placements in manufacturing, sales and marketing, accounting and finance. Mark’s practice is in the Pulp & Paper and Packaging industries. He continues to lead the Portland office and is one of the top ten owners in production. Mark works with great clients to find talented candidates and build long lasting relationships.



JP Vague, Executive Recruiter

JP continues to recruit with FPC Portland after 20 successful years. JP received his BA from Western Washington University. He specializes in finding highly qualified candidates for executive roles.


Katherine Jerald, Executive Recruiter

Katherine specializes in recruiting accounting and finance leaders of tomorrow. Her industries of focus include manufacturing, technology, defense, and aerospace. She received FPC’s Platinum Elite award for performance in 2016. Katherine has her Bachelors in Business from University of Oregon and her MBA in finance from Washington State University. She brings a passion for continuous learning and relationship development to the FPC team.


Christina Gladwin, Research Associate

Christina supports our recruiters and their clients by identifying and qualifying top candidates. She received her BS from the University of Idaho and MS from Portland State University.