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
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!
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
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
Maggie holds a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing Management from Missouri State University. Outside of work, Maggie enjoys going to concerts, traveling, and practicing aerial silks.
Favorite St. Louis Item: Ted Drewes Frozen custard
Favorite St. Louis Place: STL Zoo
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 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
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
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
He enjoys working at ASG because of the innovative culture in the office that creates an atmosphere of working hard but enjoying what your doing.
Nathan holds a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and Sales Management from Missouri State University. Outside of work, Nathan is an avid golfer, enjoys participating in fantasy sports, and keeping up with professional sports.
Favorite St. Louis Item: Mango-Hop-Anero Shrimp Taco at Mission Taco
Favorite St. Louis Place: Ball Park Village
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
He loves working at ASG because everyday is different and he enjoys helping people better their lives.
Thomas holds a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of Texas At San Antonio. He enjoys spending time with Family, Friends, and his two dogs.
Favorite St. Louis Item: Toasted Ravioli
Favorite St Louis Place: Rockwell Beer Company
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
'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.
'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.
Favorite St. Louis Item: Local craft brews
Favorite St. Louis Place: Forest Park