St. Louis Team
Meet our St. Louis Team members
Meet our St. Louis Team members
Our team in St. Louis consists of some of the best IT staffing professionals in the industry, invited to join the Adaptive Solutions Group team only after stringent screening to make certain they’ll deliver the high level of focus and service our clients have come to expect.
Nick enjoys working at ASG because we have a great team and he truly enjoys coming to work every day. He enjoys seeing employees consistently improving and building their career with Adaptive Solutions Group.
Nick holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Minor in Management and Marketing Management from Milwaukee School of Engineering. He also played NCAA ice hockey while in school. Outside of the office, Nick enjoys playing hockey, staying active, playing guitar, and spending time with his wife and dogs.
Favorite St. Louis Item: St. Louis Blues games
Favorite St. Louis Place: local craft breweries
Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He enjoys spending time with his family, English Bulldog (Rocky), and golfing in his free time.
Favorite St. Louis Item: Seoul Taco
Favorite St. Louis Place: his back patio
Jordan enjoys working at ASG because of the people she gets to work with every day who keep work fun and exciting.
Jordan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Mizzou. In her free time Jordan enjoys going to Mizzou games, traveling, and drinking wine.
Favorite St. Louis Item: Urban Chestnut Schnickelfritz
Favorite St. Louis Place: Augusta wineries
He enjoys working at ASG because he enjoys helping candidates find rewarding career opportunities.
Ben holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Miami (OH) University. He enjoys playing sports, coaching, and hanging out with friends and family in his free time.
Favorite St. Louis Item: Bud Light
Favorite St. Louis Place: Enterprise Center
She enjoys working at ASG because it offers a great environment where its employees are valued.
Shannon holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing & Economics from the University of Missouri. She enjoys exploring the St. Louis food scene, and spending time with family and friends.
Favorite St. Louis Item: Imos pizza, Gus’s pretzels, and a Zwickel from Urban Chestnut
Favorite St. Louis Place: Dogtown on St. Patricks Day or Soulard during Mardi Gras
She enjoys working at ASG because she enjoys the close nit environment and the work hard, play hard mentality.
Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Administration from Missouri State University and enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her pug Baby Lu in her free time.
Favorite St. Louis Item: PI Pizza
Favorite St. Louis Place: Kirkwood!
Anita thrives in the competitive, fast-paced environment at Adaptive Solutions Group and loves the work hard, play hard company culture.
Anita holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Fontbonne University. Outside of work, she loves to spend time with her family and is always on a mission to find a new piece of furniture to rehab.
Favorite St. Louis Item: toasted ravioli from Mia Sorella
Favorite St. Louis Place: Goodwill or local thrift shop to find her newest treasure
He enjoys working at ASG because of the emphasis on recruiting people rather than positions.
Tim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Missouri State University and is currently working on his MBA. He enjoys playing fantasy sports and participating in intramural basketball, sand volleyball, and softball in his free time.
Favorite St. Louis Item: Urban Chestnut Schnickelfritz
Favorite St. Louis Place: Busch Stadium
Outside of work, Matt likes watching sports, playing with his dog and cat, and anything else that involves being outside.
Favorite St. Louis Item: Rockin' Rooster sandwich at LeGrand's Deli
Favorite St. Louis Place: Lindenwood Park
Dane enjoys working at ASG because no day is ever the same and he enjoys helping others achieve their career goals.
Dane holds a dual Major with a Bachelor's’ degree in Business Management and Marketing from Columbia College. Dane enjoys softball, golfing, running, ice hockey, volleyball, fantasy football, playing with his nephews, and watching our cricket team in my free time.
Favorite St. Louis Item: St. Louis Blues
Favorite St. Louis Place: Creve Coeur Park
She enjoys working at ASG because of the opportunity to build long-lasting relationships with every candidate she meets.
Kelsey holds a degree Business Administration with an emphasis Marketing from the University of Missouri Columbia. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and dog in her spare time. She stays active by playing sand volleyball and tennis.
Favorite St. Louis Item: O’Fallon’s Pecan Ale
Favorite St. Louis Place: Ballpark Village
Tiphanie enjoys working at ASG because of the people-centric culture that fosters creativity and initiative; it is one that empowers individuals to become the greatest version of themselves.
Tiphanie studied Psychology at Missouri State University. She is also a U.S. Army veteran having served 3 years on active duty and an additional 4 years in the Reserves. Tiphanie enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is a dedicated “hockey mom.”
Favorite St. Louis Item: Rib Tots from Sugarfire
Favorite St. Louis Place: any ice rink
He enjoys working at ASG because of the fun, positive, and innovative environment and core values ASG instills in the team.
Matthew holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He enjoys spending time playing hockey, golf, cycling, and being outdoors in his free time.
Favorite St. Louis Item: Sump Coffee - Espresso Tonic
Favorite St. Louis Place: Union Loafers Café and Bread Bakery
He enjoys working at ASG because of the fun office culture, great management team, and the challenge associated with the work.
Atlee holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and an MBA with a focus in Management from Missouri State University. Outside of work, Atlee enjoys playing the piano and guitar in his free time, as well as both watching and playing sports. Atlee is an avid golfer and a big baseball fan, specifically of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago White Sox.
Favorite St. Louis Item: Toasted ravioli at Charlie Gitto’s
Favorite St. Louis Place: Busch Stadium
She loves working at ASG because it’s truly about prioritizing people and relationships.
Melanie holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Saint Thomas. She enjoys doing yoga, playing guitar, spending time with family and friends, and exploring St. Louis in her free time.
Favorite St. Louis Item: Ted Drewes Custard
Favorite St. Louis Place: Forest Park
Alexis enjoys working at ASG because of the upbeat culture and building relationship with candidates.
Alexis holds a degree in Applied Communications and a minor in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville. She enjoys doing reading books, running, and enjoying time with family and friends in their free time.
Favorite Place in St. Louis/KC/etc.: Salt and Smoke
Favorite Thing (local product): Imo’s and Soulard’s Madri Gras
Kara enjoys working at ASG because of the fast-paced culture the staffing industry brings and the tight-knit community Adaptive has.
Kara holds a Bachelor’s in Business Management from Blackburn College. Kara enjoys spending time with her family, hiking and being outdoors in her free time.
Favorite Denver Item: Craft Beer
Favorite Colorado Place: Breckenridge
Valerie enjoys working at ASG because we start with the consultant and pursue an understanding of their career aspirations to match them with the best opportunity available.
Valerie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication with a minor in English from the University of Missouri – Columbia. She enjoys traveling, boating, scuba diving, going to the beach, lake, or river (anything that has to do with the water/sun), exercising, playing darts, and spending time with her family & friends.
Favorite Place in St. Louis: Historic Soulard
Favorite St. Louis Item: Toasted Ravs
Sidney enjoys working at ASG because of the supportive, close-knit environment.
Sidney holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and a minor in Business Administration from the University of Missouri – Columbia. Outside of work, Sidney enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and exploring different foods and cultures.
Favorite Place in St. Louis/KC/etc.: Central West End and Westport is a close runner-up
Favorite Thing (local product): Imo’s Pizza, Pasta House Co., and Ted Drews
She loves working at Adaptive because of the coworkers that keep it entertaining every day.
Kristin received her Bachelor’s degree from Maryville University. In her free time, she likes to spend time outdoors and hanging out with her family.
Favorite St. Louis Item: Italian food from The Hill
Favorite St. Louis Place: local wineries!
'The art of the placement,' he says, 'isn't only about matching up with the needed technical skills, but also with the character and personality traits of the existing team.'
To Brad and his colleagues, ASG's approach is important in an increasingly complex technology staffing industry. 'The industry continues to become commoditized by larger clients limiting interaction between the vendor (us) and the customer (them). This hinders the ability of the vendor to fully understand a customer's needs, and the ability to provide the right person the first time. A lot of time is spent 'guessing' on a customer's needs…this makes the process significantly lengthier than it needs to be.'
Adaptive Solution Group's answer: treat people as people, not commodities, an approach that's 'sincere and appreciated by both our employees and customers,' he points out. 'The last time I checked, people weren't commodities.' ASG customers and consultants alike are made to feel special and valued, and receive a closeness of service that makes connecting the right people with the right jobs more efficient and rewarding for all concerned.
Brad is proud of the internal team ASG has assembled, and gets a great sense of accomplishment watching them grow personally and professionally, thanks to the environment he and his partners have fostered. 'They all believe in treating people with respect and it shows.'
Brad is a graduate of the University of Missouri – Columbia, with a Bachelor's in Science with emphasis on Statistics. He is also a member of the Entrepreneurs' Organization in St. Louis. After starting out as a technical recruiter in the mid-Nineties, he worked up through the ranks of the industry to become a regional sales manager for his previous employer before he returned to St. Louis to start Adaptive Solutions Group.
His two children, Connor and Danielle, are actively involved in sports and dance. Their dad is an avid runner and triathlete himself, having completed numerous marathons and triathlons, including a full Ironman with more in store. His other passion is cooking, and he harbors an ambition to one day attend culinary school.
'Our clients are always looking for ways to reduce costs within their IT organizations, but still improve mission-critical systems that IT supports. Combine that with the constant evolution of technology, and we're seeing a trend where many clients continue to increase the percentage of contingent IT workforce over full-time, which allows more flexibility in an unstable global economy. With this shift, our clients can quickly add critical technical skillsets and knowledge.'
ASG, Brent points out, was founded on the principle of 'prioritizing people' with an emphasis on personal relationships with both its clients and consultants. 'We believe in treating people as people and not as commodities.' As competition in the IT staffing industry increases, along with ever-growing restrictions imposed by vendor management systems, the ability to truly develop strong relationships and deliver exceptional service becomes more important than ever. 'We strive to make our consultants feel as though they're part of a company that truly values their efforts and cares about the direction of their careers.'
'From the back office support staff to the frontline Technical Recruiters and Account Managers, our team is the reason for our success,' he says. 'Each of them understands the importance of personal relationships and treating each other with respect.' That accounts for ASG's low attrition rate over the years. An environment that allows employees to grow professionally and personally has given Brent a lot of satisfaction over the years.
Brent graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1995 with a B.S. in Environmental Biology before starting work as an IT Recruiter in Los Angeles. While in L.A. he advanced through a variety of roles in the IT Recruiting arena prior to starting ASG with Brad Wood and Matt Twyman.
Andy’s on the job enjoyment comes from training, leading, and watching employees grow both personally and professionally. He feels ASG’s culture is more like an extended family than a corporation.
Andy holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Hanover College. He is married with two children and loves golf, BBQing, and camping.
Favorite St. Louis Item: St. Louis style pizza
Favorite St. Louis Place: His backyard relaxing with family and friends
She enjoys working at ASG because it is a fun group who make every day interesting and entertaining.
Rachel has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Lindenwood University and also has her PHR and SHRM-CP certifications. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys going out to dinner and seeing the most recent action movie with her husband.
Favorite St. Louis Item: Gooey Butter Cake
Favorite St. Louis Place: Brewery-hopping at the many great local breweries