St. Louis Team

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 Bilpush

Manager of Recruiting

Nick is the Manager of Recruiting with Adaptive Solutions Group and has been with the team since 2008. He is responsible for the development and day-to-day support of our recruiting staff in St. Louis. Nick was a Technical Recruiter before moving into Management and believes that the best way to be successful in the recruiting industry is to truly understand the candidates' career goals to match up with our excellent clients.

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 Welborn

Account Manager

Scott is Account Manager with Adaptive Solutions Group and has been with the team since 2007. He enjoys working at ASG because of the family-like culture.

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 Drury

Account Manager

Jordan is an Account Manager with Adaptive Solutions Group who has been with the team since 2014. She works with our clients to provide technical talent that matches their business needs.

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

Ben Wood

Account Manager

Ben Wood is an Account Manager with Adaptive Solutions Group and has been with the team since 2015. As an Account Manager, Ben partners with clients to fill their staffing needs. He believes that a straightforward, honest approach is the best way to conduct business.

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

Shannon Gray

Corporate Recruiter

Shannon is the Corporate Recruiter with Adaptive Solutions Group and has been with the team since June 2015. Shannon works to find the best talent in the St. Louis, Kansas City, Dallas, and Denver areas to help grow our offices internally. She believes the best way to grow a company is to invest in its people.

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

Sarah Morley

Technical Recruiter

Sarah Morley is a Technical Recruiter with Adaptive Solutions Group and has been with the team since January 2016. She enjoys building relationships with the candidates in order to learn about their career goals and be able to find the best match for them.

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 Kuntorovsky

Account Manager

Anita is an Account Manager with Adaptive Solutions Group and has been with the team since January 2016. She loves the meaningful relationships she develops with her consultants and helping everyone she works with grow not only professionally, but on an individual level as well.

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

Tim Reichert

Account Manager

Tim is an Account Manager with Adaptive Solutions Group and has been with the team since June of 2016. His role with the company is to prospect and network with potential candidates to find them a position where they feel comfortable. Tim believes we provide a unique and hands-on approach to an otherwise detached industry.

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

Dane Guenther

Technical Recruiter

Dane Guenther has been a technical recruiter with Adaptive Solutions Group since June 2017. In his current position, he listens to consultants and helps match them with the best fit. Dane has been in a client facing role his entire career. He knows how important relationships are and what it takes for them to grow.

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

Kelsey Schaffrin

Technical Recruiter

Kelsey is a Technical Recruiter with Adaptive Solutions Group and has been with the team since 2018. Kelsey is responsible for matching IT professionals with current job opportunities. Her goal is not only to help people find a great job, but find the perfect culture fit as well.

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 Del Toro

Assistant Facility Security Officer & Office Administrator

Tiphanie is the Assistant Facility Security Officer/Office Administrator with Adaptive Solutions Group and has been with the team since 2014. In addition to keeping the St. Louis office in order, she is responsible for assisting with ASG’s overall security program. Tiphanie derives great satisfaction from assisting other individuals in achieving their career goals and believes that through her work at ASG she can make a positive daily impact.

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

Lisa Duncan

Technical Recruiter

Lisa Duncan is a Technical Recruiter with Adaptive Solutions group and has been with the team since 2019. She enjoys building long-term relationships with IT professionals and finding positions that align with both a candidate’s career goals and our client needs.
She appreciates ASG’s philosophy of putting people first and enjoys helping candidates find their dream job and hearing how it has helped change their lives.

Lisa has her BFA in Graphic Design/Image Production from Missouri State University. She began her career on a creative path working in the toy and video game industries and moved into recruiting while living in Chicago. She has spent the past 3+ years focused on the Technology space and working with IT professionals around the country.

Born and raised in St. Louis she recently returned with her family and is excited to be back in her hometown. Outside of work you can usually find her walking her dogs, reading, watching movies, or playing an action-adventure or FPS game.

Favorite Place in St. Louis: Forest Park
Favorite St. Louis Items: Schlafly’s Hefeweizen, Toasted Rav’s, and 15.01 from Pho Grand

Matthew Counihan

Technical Recruiter

Matthew Counihan is a Technical Recruiter with Adaptive Solutions Group and has been with the team since 2018. Matthew works to search and attract top level talent at all levels and help them find the right opportunity that matches their needs, as well as the needs of our clients, throughout St. Louis. Matthew believes the work he does helps others discover their true potential and matches them with careers that will allow them to grow and do their best work, creating lasting relationships that go well past initial job placement.

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

Atlee Champion

Technical Recruiter

Atlee is a Technical Recruiter with Adaptive Solutions Group and has been with the team since 2018. Atlee finds his work to be very rewarding because he gets to provide consultants with positions that have a direct impact on their quality of life.

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

Melanie Aarsvold

Technical Recruiter

Melanie is a Technical Recruiter with Adaptive Solutions Group and has been with the team since 2018. She believes that the work she does with ASG makes a positive impact in the lives of others.

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

Danny McAteer

Technical Recruiter

Danny is a Technical Recruiter with Adaptive Solutions Group and has been with the team since 2019. He believes that treating people as people is something that is consistently lacking in recruiting and greatly enjoys building relationships with consultants, providing more value in their search of new opportunities. Danny enjoys working at ASG because of the way we keep everything personable- people are more than just a transaction.

Danny holds a Insurance and Risk Management degree in the business school from Missouri State University.

Outside of work, Danny enjoys doing watching and playing sports including soccer, basketball, and golf. He is also a big Blues fan and has a goal of visiting most, if not all NHL stadiums to watch the Blues play in his free time.

Favorite Place in St. Louis: Ballpark Village for any St. Louis team’s playoff game.
Favorite Thing in St. Louis: Imo’s Pizza

Brett Turner

Technical Recruiter

Brett is a Technical Recruiter with Adaptive Solutions Group and has been with the team since 2019. As a Technical Recruiter, Brett enjoys building relationships with candidates in order to learn their career goals and to find the best match for them.

Brett enjoys working at Adaptive Solutions Group because of the fun, fast paced environment, and the opportunity to build a relationship with every candidate he works with.

Brett holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations from Missouri State University. In his free time, Brett enjoys playing disc golf and cheering on the St. Louis Blues.

Favorite Place in St. Louis: Any of the many disc golf courses in town
Favorite thing in St. Louis: St. Louis Style Pizza, craft beer, and the St. Louis Blues

Kara Tamakloe

Payroll/HR Assistant

Kara is the HR and Payroll Assistant with Adaptive Solutions Group and has been with the team since 2015. She processes payroll, performs orientation and onboarding for Denver’s new hires, and manages timecard submissions and approvals.

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 Geroff

Technical Recruiter

Valerie is a Technical Recruiter with Adaptive Solutions Group and has been with the team since 2019. Working with ASG, she loves making a positive impact in people’s lives using a personalized proactive approach.

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

Alexis Tonnies

Technical Recruiter

Alexis Tonnies is Technical Recruiter with Adaptive Solutions Group and has been with the team since February 2019. She believes that if you treat your consultants as people and focus on understanding consultants career aspirations that you can change someone’s life by finding them the perfect career opportunity that matches their skill with the culture they seek.

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

Eli Dozier

Technical Recruiter

Eli is a Technical Recruiter with Adaptive Solutions Group and has been with the team since 2019. Eli enjoys getting to know and work with consultants from different backgrounds.
He enjoys working at ASG because of the opportunity to help place consultants in fulfilling new roles.

Eli holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Missouri State University. Outside of work, Eli enjoys disc golf, drumming, and cheering on the St. Louis Blues.

Favorite St. Louis Item: Gooey Butter Cake
Favorite St. Louis Place: Azteca Mexican Restaurant in Fenton

Andy Pille

Director of Operations

Andy is the Director of Operations with Adaptive Solutions Group and has been with the team since 2006. He is responsible for the operational business departments, functions, processes, and projects.

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

Rachel Stuart

Human Resources Manager

Rachel is the Human Resources Manager with Adaptive Solutions Group and has been with the team since 2010. Since HR is her function, people are her focus. Rachel is the go-to person for all onboarding, benefit, and payroll questions. She believes that communication and access to necessary information is important to providing a great experience.

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

Kristin Hoff

Payroll & Billing Manager

Kristin is the Payroll & Billing Manager for Adaptive Solutions Group. She has been with the team since 2011. She makes sure the payroll and billing processes are on point so our employees are paid accurately!

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!

Brent Ribble

Owner/Vice President

As Vice-President and a founder of Adaptive Solutions Group, Brent is involved with all aspects of decision-making within the firm, but focuses primarily on managing the St. Louis recruiting and sales teams.. He also acts as the Facility Security Officer for ASG, a role that encompasses processing and administration of employee security clearances, an absolute requirement for our Department of Defense clients.

'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.

Brad Wood

Owner/President

As one of Adaptive Solutions Group's three founding partners, Brad Wood is responsible for all the business operations involved in the company. His biggest challenge? Finding the right people for the job in the IT realm, where unemployment levels are low, and premium talent is always in short supply. Thus, companies need talented IT recruiters who network with IT consultants on a constant basis, who intimately understand employers' real needs, and who prove adept at finding the right personnel to fill those roles.

'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.

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