Kansas City Team

Meet our KC Team members

In Kansas City, we have the very best IT staffing experts available for our clients – experts who we’ve screened to make certain they can deliver the expertise, close service and responsiveness that’s been a hallmark of Adaptive Solutions Group.

Dave Grace

Account Manager

Dave is an Account Manager with Adaptive Solutions Group and has been with the team since 2012. In Dave’s role as an Account Manager, he partners with clients to help them fill positions on their team. With over 20 years in the recruiting industry, he understands technical skills are only part of the equation of what makes a successful placement. Dave believes at the core of our business is people. People have to know you hear them, that you are working to support them, and that you will provide direct and honest information.

He enjoys working at ASG because people matter. This includes clients, consultants, and our internal teammates.

Dave holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University. He enjoys spending time laughing with family and friends in his free time. Dave and his wife Jill also have their hands full raising their young Labrador Mabel.

Favorite KC Item: Minsky’s pizza
Favorite KC Place: Nothing beats a summer night out at the K

Kevin Stone

Account Manager

Kevin is an Account Manager with Adaptive Solutions Group and has been with the team since 2013. Kevin’s primary focus at Adaptive Solutions Group is business development within the Kansas City market. Kevin’s clients have described him as motivated and resourceful when it comes to assisting them in the recruitment of top technical talent in Kansas City. With each client, Kevin helps create strategic partnerships and is only satisfied when his clients are. Kevin believes that Adaptive Solutions Group’s approach to relationship building is a main trait that makes ASG different from their competition.

He enjoys working at ASG because he feels that everyone in his office shares the same vision and approach to recruitment.

Kevin earned a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management from Avila University and graduated from Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, MO. In his free time, Kevin enjoys playing golf, working on his fitness, and exploring new parks around town with his young family. He has also been involved with Parochial football for over a decade and is enthusiastic about teaching his players the fun and safe way to play the sport.

Favorite KC Item: Mixed Plate from Gates BBQ
Favorite KC Place: Swope Park Memorial Golf Course

Matt Hinck

Account Manager

Matt Hinck is an Account Manager with Adaptive Solutions Group and has been with the team since June of 2014. Matt spent 18 months recruiting before moving into the Account Manager role. He enjoys cultivating new client relationships and believes in being open and honest to clients and candidates. He wants to make the hiring process as easy as possible for all parties involved.

Matt graduated with his Bachelor’s from the University of Missouri with an emphasis in Marketing. He enjoys watching and playing sports and spending time with his friends and family.

Favorite KC Item: BBQ
Favorite KC Place: the Plaza and Kauffman Stadium

Krystal Dozier

Manager of Recruiting

Krystal is a Manager of Recruiting at Adaptive Solutions Group and has been with the team since 2017. She believes building relationships with candidates can help change people lives for the better by making their job hunting process easier.

Krystal enjoys working at ASG because they put a focus on the IT community by sponsoring KCDC and several meetups.

She holds a degree in Business Administration and Communication from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Krystal enjoys spending time with her nephews and attending as many Kansas City Royals games as possible in her free time.

Favorite KC Item: Sweet potato fries from Dempsey’s in Westport
Favorite KC Place: Kauffman Stadium

Joe Ahmadian

Technical Recruiter

Joe is a Technical Recruiter with Adaptive Solutions Group and has been with the team since 2017. He serves as a career resource for his candidates and consultants by making them aware of opportunities, assisting them throughout the interview process, negotiating compensation, and providing additional career counseling. Joe believes in long-term relationship-based recruiting and supporting the growth of the local tech community.

He enjoys working at ASG because he's energized by the people he works with and the work he does.

Joe holds a Master of Liberal Arts in History and Thought from Baker University. He enjoys playing tennis, pickleball, and basketball in their free time.

Favorite KC Item: Burnt Ends
Favorite KC Place: Chicken 'n Pickle

Spencer Edman

Technical Recruiter

Spencer is a Technical Recruiter with Adaptive Solutions Group and has been with the team since 2017. As a Technical Recruiter, Spencer spends his time building relationships within the Kansas City market. Spencer believes that through prioritizing people, Adaptive Solutions Group is able to provide a service that separated us from the pack.

Spencer enjoys working at ASG because of the core common values that are shared throughout the team.

He joined ASG with over a decade of experience in sales and hospitality. Spencer enjoys going to sporting events, traveling to local coffee shops, and playing in his softball league during his free time.

Favorite KC Item: Spare ribs at Q39
Favorite KC Place: Kaufmann and Arrowhead Stadium

Josie Ruggeri

Technical Recruiter

Josie Ruggeri is a Technical Recruiter with Adaptive Solutions Group and has been with the team since 2018. As a Technical Recruiter, Josie spends his time building relationships within the Kansas City market. Josie knows that choosing the right recruiter can be key in finding your dream position.

She enjoys working at ASG because every day is a different experience with great people.

Josie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Rockhurst University. She enjoys cooking and eating in her free time.

Favorite KC Item: Gnocchi from Gram and Dun
Favorite KC Place: Gram and Dun

Abby Tryon

Office Administrator

Abby Tryon is an Office Administrator with Adaptive Solutions Group and has been with the team since 2015. She is the welcoming voice and face of the Kansas City office, responsible for the day to day administrative duties that keep the office running smoothly. She knows that a positive attitude and the work done each and every day contributes to the company’s ability to stand by its mission of prioritizing people.

Abby enjoys working at ASG because they respect the work/life balance and make sure that there is an in-office balance of hard work and fun.

Abby holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Science from Kansas State University. When she’s not working, Abby enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exploring all Kansas City has to offer.

Favorite KC Item: the local coffee roasters like The Roasterie and Parisi and the local restaurants like the Peanut and the Westport Flea Market
Favorite KC Place: PrairieFire in Overland Park, KS. It has great restaurants, a movie theater, and a museum

Alyssa Kueker

Special Projects

Alyssa is an Office Support staff member with Adaptive Solutions Group and has been with the team since 2011. She helps support the back office team and the sales/recruiting teams with projects and auditing. Alyssa believes auditing is important because it ensures every piece of Adaptive is running smoothly.

Alyssa enjoys working at ASG because of the work-life balance and she also gets the opportunity to work in both the St. Louis and Kansas City offices.

Alyssa holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Southwest Baptist University. She enjoys exercising and photography in her free time.

Favorite St. Louis Item: Ted Drewes Frozen Custard
Favorite St. Louis Place: Busch Stadium

Annie Bergquist

Technical Recruiter

Annie is a Technical Recruiter with Adaptive Solutions Group and has been with the team since June 2018. She is excited to be working as a Technical Recruiter due to her fascination with the IT industry, as well as her desire to help people find their right job match.

Annie enjoys working at ASG because of the easy-going and dedicated attitude her peers share in helping others.

Annie graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Communication and a minor in Sociology. Although she graduated from Mizzou, Annie will always channel her home state and be an Iowa Hawkeye fan at heart (go Hawks!). In her free time, Annie enjoys being outdoors, especially when it involves swimming. Annie is excited to live in Kansas City, so she can eat BBQ on the daily.

Favorite KC Item: Jack Stack's Pulled Pork and Burnt Ends
Favorite KC Place: West Plaza

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