October 27, 2017 – New York-based executive recruiter Atlas Search continues expanding with the addition of Bryant Vargas to help establish an IT recruiting division.
“Technology is a primary consideration for every organization today, from those who understand it well, to those who are still learning,” said founding partner Scott Stenzler. “It was important for us to be a leader in this space in order to provide all of our clients with tailored IT recruiting solutions. Bryant’s entire career has been devoted to partnering with his clients to provide a consultative approach to IT search, which is why we felt confident making the investment now, knowing we have the best leadership in place.”
Atlas Search’s IT practice will focus on placing technology professionals on a temporary, temp-to-perm and permanent basis in all areas of IT including: application/database administration & development, software engineering, web development, network/systems engineering, data analysis/business intelligence, data science, desktop support/help desk, business analysis, project leadership/management and IT management.
Previously, Mr. Vargas was director, information technology at The Execu|Search Group. Earlier in his career, he gained recruiting experience with Outsource LLC.
Demand for IT Talent
“Given the high level of demand from our clients for IT professionals, coupled with the fact that we identified the perfect person to lead the group, it became clear that the time was right to do this,” said Peter Riccio, founding partner.
Rob Parks, also a founding partner, said that establishing an IT recruiting division marks a major milestone for the firm. “We’re building at scale, we’ve grown tenfold in under three years, and we’re not slowing down any time soon,” he said. “As we continue to see opportunities to expand into areas where we can make a difference, we’re going to.”
Atlas Searches’ clients range from Fortune 500 to start-ups. The firm serves all industries ranging from financial services to media and entertainment. It specializes in recruiting for accounting, finance, middle office, information technology, human resources, and office support professionals in a variety of roles.
The booming IT sector, vibrant even when the economy was softer, shows little sign of retreat, according to a host of recruiters who work with companies across the field. It continues, in fact, to produce capabilities and services that few imagined just a decade ago. In response, a number of search firms have expanded their technology practices. Here’s a look at a few from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:
Raleigh, NC-based executive search firm Adam-Bryce expanded its C-level recruitment services with the addition of Mary Ott Price as a partner. Given her background in recruiting chief information, technology, security officers and their leadership teams, Ms. Price deepened the group’s already potent talent line-up.
Penrhyn International launched a new global technology, media & telecoms practice group, led by Yanouk Poirier, managing partner of Montreal-based search firm Leaders International. It brings together search consultants who specialize in the technology, media & telecoms space throughout Canada, the U.S., the U.K., France, Italy, Japan, the Philippines, Australia and UAE.
Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting appointed Wayne Redovian as leader of its technology search practice. He guides Kennedy’s executive search operations around IT leadership roles across North America and Europe. Mr. Redovian, managing partner and vice president of operations and marketing, has been with Integrated People Solutions since 2006.
Focus Search Partners named Steve Finder as managing partner of its global technology and financial officers practice. Based in San Francisco, he leads a team of consultants that adds additional depth in the enterprise software, space/frontier technology and cybersecurity sectors. He previously built the technology practice for the Americas region at Allegis Partners.
Handler & Associates added global IT executive Lee Panosian to its staff as a partner to launch and lead its technology practice. Mr. Panosian’s career encompasses 33 years of executive leadership at multinational technology companies, including expertise in global sales management, IT strategy, go-to-market initiatives…
Odgers Berndtson expanded its technology practice in the U.S. with the addition of two new executive search specialists, Kathryn Ullrich and Rod Keller. Based in Silicon Valley, Ms. Ullrich focuses on senior executive searches for major corporations and venture-capital-backed companies in software, systems and services.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Will Schatz, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media