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

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!

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

Melanie Aarsvold

Technical Recruiter

Corey Connell

Technical Recruiter

Corey is a Technical Recruiter with Adaptive Solutions Group and has been with the team since February 2021. Corey values strong communication and relationships with his candidates. He played college golf as well as graduated from Lindenwood University with his bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing. Corey was just recently married and has two dogs and a cat. He enjoys outdoor activities like fishing, boating, hiking, and much more. As well as enjoys a good video game!

Favorite St. Louis Item: Nicks $2 pizza!!!
Favorite St. Louis Place: Modern Brewery

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

Sr. 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 his free time.

Favorite St. Louis Item: St. Louis Blues
Favorite St. Louis Place: Creve Coeur Park

Maggie Breen

Administrative and Marketing Specialist

Maggie is the Administrative and Marketing Specialist at Adaptive Solutions Group, and has been with the team since January 2020. Maggie loves working at Adaptive Solutions Group becuase of the fun and friendly work environment, as well as using her marketing skills to spread awareness of Apative Solutions Group's brand.

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 Del Toro

HR Assistant & Assistant Facility Security Officer

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

Senior 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

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

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.

Jeremy Smith

Vice President of Operations

Jeremy has over 20 years of IT staffing experience. He has had the opportunity to sit in each seat of IT staffing. Working as a recruiter, local sales, national sales, branch management, and running large regions. He currently resides in the St Louis market and is the Vice President of Operations. He is responsible for sales and delivery across all markets for Adaptive Solutions Group. Solving problems is his passion while delivering a quality and reputable experience along the way for his candidate and clients. Teaching others the art of staffing is what makes the job rewarding and fun still to this day.

He grew up in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Missouri State University. He currently lives in Eureka, Missouri with his wife Alison, and 3 children Carson, Maison, and Knox. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, watching his kid's sports, and entertaining family and friends in the neighborhood. He has adopted the St Louis Cardinals and Blues but still holds a special place in his heart for his hometown Kansas City Chiefs and Royals. He has been blessed to work for some great people and mentors over the years and is eager to give back to the next generation. His favorite quote is from Abraham Lincoln: “Whatever you are be a good one”

Thomas Vaughn

Technical Recruiter

Thomas is a Technical Recruiter with Adaptive Solutions Group and has been with the team since January 2020.

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

Brad Wood


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.

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

CJ Lopez

Technical Recruiter

Cj is a Technical Recruiter and has been with ASG since August 2021.
Cj believes that he can relate and connect with anyone and that he is a versatile person.
Cj went to school locally at Missouri Baptist University for Business and Sports Science and played college soccer. In his free time, he likes to hang out with Family & Friends, travel, and golf. He also coaches soccer for St. Louis Scott Gallagher outside of working with ASG.

Favorite St. Louis Item: Pirrones Pizza (In Florissant)
Favorite St. Louis Place: Any Sporting Event

Kyle Workman

Technical Recruiter

Kyle Workman is a technical recruiter with Adaptive Solutions Company and has been with the team since August 2021. Kyle believes that building strong relationships and common bonds with candidates is the key to long-term success in this industry. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in General Studies with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Sales Management. Kyle enjoys playing golf whenever he can squeeze 18 holes in, and he is a die-hard Ohio State Buckeyes fan!

Favorite St. Louis Item: Mulligan’s Grill Chicken Wings
Favorite St. Louis Place: Castlewood State Park

Elizabeth Diaz

Technical Recruiter

Elizabeth Diaz is a technical recruiter with Adaptive Solutions Group Company and has been with the team since August 2021. She enjoys working at ASG because she can connect with different people and create so many bonds. Elizabeth graduated from University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Her favorite things to do outside of work are taking her dog on walks and enjoying dinner with friends.

Favorite St. Louis item: Kaldi’s Coffee
Favorite St. Louis Place: Tower Grove Farmers Market

Audrey Zigrang

Payroll & Billing Assistant

Abigail Orlando

Technical Recruiter

Abigail is a technical recruiter with Adaptive Solutions Group Company and has been with the team since October 2021. She enjoys working at ASG because she can build long lasting relationships with professionals. She appreciates ASG’s philosophy and emphasis on putting people first.
Abigail graduated from Lindenwood University with a bachelors in Studio Art with an emphasis in Educational Studies. Her favorite things to do outside of work are painting, reading, bike riding, trying new restaurants, and hanging with family and friends!

Favorite St. Louis item: Red Hot Riplets
Favorite St. Louis Place: Forest Park

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