Patrick is an IBS Account Executive and his been with the company for over 2 and half years now. Patrick’s worked in sales before, but IBS was his introduction to the world of IT staffing. His background in customer service has allowed him to build a number of partnerships with a variety of clients during his short time at the company. Continue reading “IBS Employee Highlight: Patrick Tiettmeyer”
Recently we spoke with Branch Manager Ryan Sturgis about working out of the Downtown Chicago market. Previously, it was left up to Oak Brook to handle the Downtown market but, given particular trends and changes in the market, it became imperative to expand to the city.
Iain McDavid: How did the Downtown Chicago team come about?
Ryan Sturgis: Well Downtown Chicago is very, very different in terms of the talent it’s yielding. And given trends with how newer generations and the new workforce are living: Most of them are staying in city. Especially the top technologist, they’re not moving out to the suburbs. Conversely, our original IBS Oak Brook was primarily suburban focused. Continue reading “IBS Office Highlight: Downtown Chicago”
Andrew (or Gus as he is know around the office) is a senior recruiter out of the Cincinnati office and has been with IBS for over 4 years. Previously he worked with Apple, spending two years there technical operations analyst. It was there that he formed his passion for IT, and it shows in his performance day in and day out with IBS.
When asked what he likes about working at IBS, Andrew noted the flexibility. “You build your own book of business, and ultimately you’re responsible for your own well being.” When asked about his favorite IBS memory without missing a beat he said the New Orleans Top Performers Trip.
In addition to being a recruiter, Andrew also considers himself a bit of an outdoors-man. He enjoys hanging out with his two dogs, hiking, grilling and playing sports. In fact Gus plays hockey twice a week! Now that’s dedication.
IBS was founded in 1981 by Dan Williams in Oak Brook, Illinois armed with one desk, a credenza, a file cabinet and a desk phone. Today, the headquarters of IBS are still located in Oak Brook, Illinois with offices in Milwaukee, Detroit and Cincinnati. While Jeff Jorgensen became president of the company in 2014, Dan maintains an active role as CEO of the Veteran-Owned Small Business certified company.
Get to know IBS and Dan a little better by reading this interview in his own words. Continue reading “An Interview with the Founder and CEO, Dan Williams”
Sam’s a Senior Recruiter, and has been with IBS for over 8 years now. Unlike most recruiters though, Sam has a background in IT, having previously worked as QA tester and systems admin. Her knowledge of certain technologies and knowing both ends of the business gives her a more nuanced and deeper understanding of IT staffing.
In addition being a recruiter, Sam is also an accomplished writer. She runs the IBS Newsletter and has also four times participated in National Writing Month, an annual internet-based creative writing project where Participants attempt to write a 50,000 word manuscript over the course of November.
Born and raised in England, she loves to travel back to see how it’s changed over the years. Ultimately, though, Sam considers herself a homebody—as she just as much enjoys watching Scfi TV shows and hanging out with her two dogs.
Frank Carroll is the CFO of IBS and has been with the company for over 25 years. In that time he has played a vital role in helping IBS, shaping the company into the success that it is today. We sat down with Frank to learn more about his time with IBS, who he is outside of the office, and his favorite spooky Halloween activities. Continue reading “The IBS Longtimers: An Interview with Frank Carroll”
Is there any more paradoxical time of year than Winter Solstice? At its heart, Winter Solstice brings the shortest day of the year mixed with the heightened anticipation of the holidays. It is a time of year where you have endless feel-good Hallmark movies and Christmas songs on every radio station, yet the cold, cloudy-quickly-turned-to-dark days makes average Midwest citizens prone to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Continue reading “Staying Focused & Overcoming the SADness of the Winter Season”