Our Team

Leadership

Hank

President and CEO

Hank is passionate about building iPlace into a great company that transforms the lives of its employees, clients, and recruited candidates. He is responsible for business strategy and sales. Hank brings 32 years of experience in sales, business development, marketing, and general management with offshore outsourcing, telecommunications, energy, venture capital-backed software companies, and pure start-ups.

Prior to founding iPlace, Hank launched and headed one of the largest offshore businesses providing recruiting services from India to American staffing firms. Before moving into offshore recruiting, Hank created the marketing and business strategy for five companies – three of which were acquired for a total of $92 million, and negotiated over 50 strategic partnerships and alliances.

In his first job, Hank designed components for fusion reactors that one day could be used to produce energy. He also received two patents, one for fusion research and the other for touch screen applications for home automation.

Hank has traveled through more than 20 countries and been to India about 40 times. On his 40th birthday, Hank tried one of the most adrenaline filled challenges – jumping out of an airplane. He smoothly stepped outside the plane for a little air and even pulled a James Bond from 15,000 ft. His jump was captured on videotape, but his wife mistakenly swapped the videotape with a “Barney” tape she rented from the library for his children, and he never saw it again. Hank’s hobbies include rooting for all Pittsburgh professional sports teams, investing, and reading about business and technology.

He loves hockey and one of his favorite quotes is, “It’s a great day for hockey.” – Badger Bob Johnson, former Penguin coach.


EDUCATION

  • Masters in Management from the Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Bachelors in Science in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania

RECENT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • American Staffing Association Staffing World 2014: “VMS – A Strategic Opportunity to Increase Productivity and Profitability”
  • American Staffing Association Staffing World 2009: “Use Offshore Recruiters to Lower Cost – Select the Right Partner”
Alex

Chief Operations Officer

Alex Kage is iPlace’s Chief Operations Officer reporting to CEO Hank Levine. Alex works with the Indian management team to chart the company’s overall direction and introduce best global business practices. He is responsible for the day-to-day operating activities across all shifts, including revenue and sales growth; expense, cost and margin control; and monthly, quarterly and annual service delivery goals management. He is also responsible for directing short-term and long-term planning and development to support strategic business goals. He has successfully executed several innovative strategies to drive growth and create significant value for each of our clients. Under his management, iPlace consistently achieves year-over-year growth, expanding its employee and client base by 100 percent or more each year.

Alex has nine years of experience in US recruiting, including seven years working as a Senior Recruiter, Team Leader, Recruiting Manager, Director of Recruiting, and VP (Operations). He joined iPlace in 2008 as a Senior Recruiter and in 2015, he was named COO. He has worked and handled several leading roles in client management, service delivery, operation management, outsourcing, and consulting. He directs, monitors, and appraises the performance of the teams and provides the necessary coordination to best serve our clients. He identifies training needs, initiates development of subordinates, and recommends effective personnel action.

Alex has traveled abroad and has been to the US (mainly – WA, CA, NV, FL, NJ, and NY), the Middle East (Oman and Turkey), and a number of Asian countries. He’s inspired by people and businesses that do preposterous things in spite of obvious flaws. Something about him that most people would find surprising is that he is a Shotokan Karate black belt holder and learned this martial arts form in Muscat, Oman. His all-time favorite quote is, “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle


EDUCATION

  • B.Sc. (Information Technology) from Sikkim University

PUBLICATIONS


CERTIFICATIONS

Certified by the Sourcing Institute iPlace Academy Graduate
Jeanne

Chief Strategy Officer

Jeanne Heydecker brings over 30 years of experience as an entrepreneurial marketing and technology executive. Jeanne oversees all new initiatives for iPlace, including leadership development, marketing, and other strategic activities that contribute to building iPlace’s reputation as the premiere offshore sourcing and recruiting service. Jeanne works full-time in India with the operations team to help ensure iPlace meets international service delivery quality levels.

Jeanne has successfully launched new companies, products, and services. She executed the global launch of the first unified messaging software for small business which was sold to Nokia for US $56M in 1998. Jeanne was instrumental in planning and executing the launch of the smallest closed loop motion control system, which eventually sold to the GSI Group for US $54M. Her latest major launch was introducing the world to the first entirely solar-powered mobile telecom and broadband internet network for India’s Shyam Telecom Group that now has systems deployed on five continents. Jeanne believes that the best of American business practices, mixed with the potential of an Indian workforce, is a prime example of the future of international trade and development.

Jeanne moved from Chicago to India in 2007 to work with a number of Indian firms marketing to the West. Previously Associate Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for India’s Shyam Telecom Group, she directed coverage in some of the world’s leading media from the Wall Street Journal and Business Week, to Time and CNBC, and won top industry awards including the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneer Awards, Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards and Fast
Company’s Fast 50 during her tenure. Before moving to India, Jeanne had won an Official Honoree Webby Award for developing the first social media-enabled network of fifty+ web sites for the third largest school district in Illinois.

Jeanne has traveled through more than 50 countries across five continents. During all her travels she’s managed to pick up only a few phrases in each of the languages spoken. She is most proud of being able to ask for small change in Swahili.

Her favorite quote is “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead


EDUCATION

  • Certified Web Designer, Brainbench.com
  • Certified Product Manager, Brainbench.com
  • Certified Project Manager, Brainbench.com
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Design from School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Certificate of Completion, H.S.S.P. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Exchange Student, Sir J. J. College of Architecture (First Year Program)
  • Certificate of Completion, Center Summer Program, Boston Architectural College
  • Certificate of Completion, Project Contemporary Competitiveness Program, Bridgewater State University

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified by the Sourcing Institute


PUBLICATIONS

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General Manager

Jeanmarie “JM” Bright has over 25 years experience in senior leadership, program/project, and account management. She has spent the last 12 years in the VMS/MSP/Staffing space implementing, facilitating, and managing the operations of large, complex MSP programs in the public sector, as well as leading global recruiting teams (US, India, and the Philippines) in support of Fortune 500 companies. Jeanmarie joined iPlace in June 2015 and oversees the company’s VMS/MSP business, assists the team in India with VMS/MSP service delivery, and leads sourcing and recruiting sales for both VMS and non-VMS clients. Her experience as a corporate hiring manager, MSP Program Manager, and supplier and consultant for MSP programs gives her a broad perspective on VMS/MSP recruiting.

Jeanmarie’s passion is helping clients increase their placements and profitability through implementing best practices. She is a very hands-on manager with deep expertise in both operations and sales. She understands how critical it is to have strong, cohesive relationships with her customers and enjoys mentoring her teammates.

Jeanmarie is an avid sports fan…Duke basketball, Notre Dame football, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Washington Capitals. She looks forward to an annual trip with her entire family in Emerald Isle, NC where they have been vacationing since 1973.

“Trying to be happy by accumulating possessions is like trying to satisfy hunger by taping sandwiches all over your body.” – George Carlin

Recruiting Executives

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Vice President, Recruiting

Jerry began his recruiting career with iPlace in 2010 and now serves as Vice President of Recruiting. He is an experienced professional with a proven track record in screening, interviewing, and pre-qualifying industry leaders in executive level positions across multiple industries including: Information Technology, Management, Finance, Retail, Healthcare, Medical Devices, Consumer Marketing, and Technology for Big 4 & Fortune 500 companies.

Jerry is very passionate when it comes to placing the right candidate with the right company and has developed teams that make this goal their utmost priority. Johnson & Johnson, Fannie Mae, Deloitte, State Clients, Bank of America, Pfizer, Beckman Colter, BCBS, and Ally Financial are some of his end clients. Jerry has received numerous appreciation emails from clients and was also awarded Star Recruiter of the month.

Here at iPlace, Jerry and his teams focus on IT and scientific job orders that include Java/J2EE, SAP, Project Manager, System Administrators, Storage Engineers, Database Consultants, Network Administrators, Business Development, Scientists. Areas of search expertise includes IT and scientific job orders which consist of Java/J2EE, SAP, Project Manager, System Administrators, Storage Engineers, Database Consultants, Network Administrators, Business Development, Scientists.

Jerry enjoys reading about other people’s daily routines and likes to know how they plan their time each day. Jerry is fond of cooking and is gifted with incredible culinary skills.

His all-time favorite quote is, “Quality is not an act; it is a habit.” – Aristotle


EDUCATION

  • Post Graduate Diploma in VLSI Engineering from CDAC (Scientific Society of the Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology)
  • B.E in Electronic Design Technology from Shri Ramdeobaba Kamla Nehru Engineering College (SRKNEC)

CERTIFICATIONS

iLead Leadership Development Program Graduate Certified by the Sourcing Institute iPlace Academy Graduate

JOB PORTAL EXPERIENCE

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Vice President, Recruiting

Henry is the Vice President of Recruiting for iPlace India. He has over four years of experience in international recruiting. He began his career with iPlace in 2012 as a Recruiter and quickly transitioned through several levels of additional responsibility, ultimately being appointed Vice President after just three years.

He has led and managed several business teams to achieve success, and has earned the admiration and confidence of both his peers and clients along the way. He’s a strong mentor and also skilled at training recruiters and account managers.

During his career, Henry has developed best practices to help up sell iPlace services to our clients. He has worked with clients in retail, finance, IT, telecom, healthcare, and insurance. He was responsible for creating and maintaining client partnerships, managing strategic planning and executing initiatives, monitoring service level agreements, and coordinating service improvement projects. He is also responsible for assisting the General Manager with sales, planning, proposal making, client allocation, and delivery strategy.

He has traveled abroad and been to Europe, the Middle East and a number of Asian countries. Something about him that most people would be surprised to find out is that he’s a good tennis player and has even worked on a short film project by the National Film Archive of India (NFAI, Pune). His all-time favorite quote is, “If you don’t take a chance, you don’t stand a chance.” – Anonymous


EDUCATION

  • Pursuing MBA in HR and IT from SRTMU
  • BCA from Pune University

PUBLICATIONS


CERTIFICATIONS

iLead Leadership Development Program Graduate Certified by the Sourcing Institute iPlace Academy Graduate

Sourcing Executives

Aaliya

Vice President, Sourcing

As Vice President of Sourcing, Aaliya is recognized as a highly motivated and focused thought leader at iPlace. Besides leading and accelerating iPlace’s aggressive growth plans, Aaliya takes an active approach to seeking long-term relationships with companies and candidates for mutual professional benefit. Through focused effort, her work continues to strengthen relationships with iPlace’s new and current clients. She is successful at developing talented professionals and aligning their expertise with our clients’ staffing needs.

In her role at iPlace, Aaliya is responsible for service delivery of iPlace’s sales lead generation clients, planning, proposal making, client allocation, and delivery strategy. She manages strategic planning and execution initiatives, both internally and externally. She believes in combining client partnerships, market trends, creative ideas, and timely execution to drive long-lasting success.

She considers herself a business-driven human capital professional with proven expertise recognizing, developing and executing targeted solutions that contribute to the organization’s achievement of its revenue objectives.

Aaliya is strongly inspired by smart and creative people and believes life itself is a big inspiration. Her all time favorite quote is, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu


EDUCATION

  • MBA in Human Resources and International Business from Allana Institute of Management Studies (AIMS)
  • Degree in Microbiology from Pune University

PUBLICATIONS


CERTIFICATIONS

iLead Leadership Development Program Graduate Certified by the Sourcing Institute iPlace Academy Graduate

Operations

Heads of Recruiting

Keith

Head of Recruiting

Keith has over five years of experience in recruiting operations involving client management, team management, and recruiting for key accounts. He began his recruiting career with iPlace in 2010 and now serves as a Recruiting Head. He’s a hands-on leader, streamlining business operations and processes that drive growth, efficiency and productivity.

Keith serves as the principal contact for iPlace’s recruiting clients, overseeing the programs for several recruiting teams, as well as spearheading performance improvement initiatives. His teams focus on both IT and Non – IT domains in VMS and Non-VMS recruiting models. Keith and his teams have done end to end recruiting for clients. They have recruited professionals across multiple industries and specialize in managing recruiting for VMS accounts with end clients such as Accenture, IBM, AT&T, Lockheed Martin, Siemens, Dell, Duke Energy, Cox, Verizon, Pfizer and Zoetis, etc. Keith and his team have also worked with MSP’s including Randstad, Allegis, Kelly Services, Agile1 and Pontoon.

During his summer internship, Keith, worked on a formal project for Vishay Components, India (A US based manufacturing company of electrical components) where he designed and executed a competency mapping and gap analysis program for 900+ employees. In college, he was the top ranking student for four consecutive years. Something about him that most people would find surprising is that he is good at acting and likes reading magazines from back to front. His all time favorite quote is, “Dreaming big is not just an opportunity, it is an expectation. The best people want to work on the biggest challenges.” – Lisa Gevelber


EDUCATION

  • MBA in Human Resources from MIT School of Business

Ryan

Head of Recruiting

Ryan has over five years of experience in international recruiting. He began his recruiting career with iPlace in 2010 and has quickly been promoted, now serving as a Head of Recruiting. He is highly skilled in employee relations, change management, mergers and acquisitions, compensation planning and benefits administration.

Ryan has a proven track record of full lifecycle recruiting and has also on-boarded, trained and shared his expertise with iPlace Academy graduates and colleagues. He is a business professional with strong management, recruitment, sourcing, analytical, and reporting skills. Over the years, Ryan has provided revolutionary and innovative talent solutions to various iPlace clients.

Ryan and his teams have worked primarily on IT and Finance/Accounting job orders which include Java/J2EE, SAP Technical/Functional Consultant, BI/DWH, Quality and Testing, .NET Professionals, Peoplesoft, Oracle EBS R12, and HL7/EDI Consultant. Some of the end clients his teams have worked with are BCBS, AT&T, Amazon, Nike, Asurion, Kaiser, Pfizer, and Cisco. Through focused efforts, he and his team work continues to strengthen relationships with iPlace’s new and current clients.

He is positive, open to learning, and leads by example. Ryan tries to find meaning in every moment and for him real growth comes only when he steps outside of his comfort zone. Ryan enjoys listening to music and feels music can release feel-good hormones that enlighten not only the mood but also the soul.

His all-time favorite quote is, “Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.” – Robert Fripp


EDUCATION

  • B.Com from Sikkim University

CERTIFICATIONS

iPlace Academy Graduate

Tania

Head of Recruiting

Tania has nearly four years of experience in international recruiting. She is very passionate about the recruiting industry and joined iPlace in 2010 and now serves as a Head of Recruiting. Her focus at iPlace is to identify and cultivate talent as well as foster the company’s innovative culture. She and her team have handled high net worth clients and have an impressive track record for helping clients secure the best talent available in the market across multiple industries including: Telecom, Sales, Management, Finance, Information Technology, Healthcare, Government Services and Technology for Big Four & Fortune 500 companies.

Tania’s vigilant and energetic management style has help built lasting relationships with clients over the years. Her  prowess is in developing and managing teams that specialize in negotiating and extending offers for employment to suitable candidates who have made it through the entire full life cycle recruiting process. Her teams work mostly on IT and non-IT job orders which include Technical Architects, Java/J2EE Developers, SAP, Project Manager, System/Business/Network Administrator, Business Analyst, Sales Systems/Network Engineers, Technical Writers, and Support/Help Desk. Areas of search expertise include VMS recruiting for end clients such as Deloitte, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, SAIC, AT&T, CSC, GDIT, Sirius XM Radio, Marsh & McLennan, Wells Fargo, CVS Caremark, and McKesson.

Not everyone with a full-time job wants to go home and sit in front of the TV to relax. Some chill out by pursuing an interest. Tania likes to spend her evenings and weekends painting and learning about art. A quirky thing about her is that she can moonwalk while playing the guitar.

Her all-time favorite quote is, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney.


EDUCATION

  • MBA in Human Resources Management from MIT School of Business, Pune

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified by the Sourcing Institute iPlace Academy Graduate

Cindy

Head of Recruiting

Cindy has over seven years of experience working in the Recruiting and BPO industries. She began her recruiting career with iPlace in 2011 and now serves as a Recruiting Head.

Her teams’ industry focuses span the IT and Non-IT domains. Cindy and her teams have recruited professionals across multiple industries including Manufacturing, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical. Her forte is in developing and managing team members focused on finding the most qualified candidates for engineering and Non-IT job orders. Cindy’s teams typically work on the following positions: Manufacturing Engineer, Material Planner, Project Manager, Contract Manager, and Engineering Manager. She has advanced knowledge of the following tools: Job Diva, Career Builder, Monster, Dice, People Fluent, Acceleration, Field Glass, IQ Navigator, and Pro Wand. She has also worked with various VMS clients like Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Co., Air Products, Kraft Foods, Haworth Inc., Nike and BCBS.

Prior to joining iPlace, Cindy worked with IBM as a Quality Analyst. Here at iPlace, Cindy was awarded Star Recruiter of the Month and has also received an Appreciation Award from the client. Cindy enjoys dancing, reading, spending time outdoors, and is a cooking enthusiast.

Her all-time favorite quote is, “If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.” – Ray Kroc


EDUCATION

  • Pursuing MBA in Human Resources from Pune University
  • B.Com from St. Mira’s College, Pune

CERTIFICATIONS

 iLead Leadership Development Program Graduate Certified by the Sourcing Institute iPlace Academy Graduate

Heads of Sourcing

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Head of Sourcing

Naqiyyah began her sourcing career with iPlace in 2011 and now serves as a Sourcing Head. She has four years of international sourcing experience. She is currently leading and managing a team of sourcers and senior sourcers and actively interacting with US-based clients to develop sourcing strategies. She is also involved with mentoring her managers and team leaders to help improve iPlace’s overall performance and productivity. She is also exploring and researching new sourcing tools and giving recommendations to management team and clients. Her teams’ industry focuses span the Healthcare, IT, Finance, Life Science, and HVAC domains.

She and her team focus on the following types of positions: Developers, Architects, Database Administrators, Project Managers, Business Systems Analysts, QA’s, Healthcare Implementation Analysts, Sales Executives, Account Managers, System Engineers and Administrators, Network Engineers and Administrators, Support/Help Desk, and Technical Writers.

Naqiyyah has traveled abroad and recently been to Dubai. She has always been inspired by people who are confident and focused. She’s a bibliophile who likes books and enjoys reading and collecting them. Her all time favorite quote is, “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” – Paulo Coelho


 EDUCATION

  • B.A in Finance from Pune University

CERTIFICATIONS

iLead Leadership Development Program Graduate Certified by the Sourcing Institute iPlace Academy Graduate
Deep

Head of Sourcing

Deepak began his sourcing career with iPlace in 2010 and now serves as a Sourcing Head. He has four years of international sourcing experience and more than eight years of total work experience. He is currently leading the sourcing team, handling several projects and actively being involved in client management. His roles leading human resources, business integration, organizational transformation and talent development are testimony to the depth and breadth of his expertise.

His areas of search expertise include active sourcing from job boards and passive sourcing from LinkedIn, Sales lead generation, and Internet Research. His teams’ industry focuses span the Financial, Aviation, Healthcare, Information Technology, Interactive Media, Manufacturing, Automotive, and Engineering domains. His team also has a strong background in Internet research, data profiling, and sales lead generation.

Deepak possesses advanced Excel skills and has worked on Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) like Bullhorn, CATS, Sendouts, and Maxhire. Here, at iPlace, Deepak was awarded Star Sourcer of the month twice in a row. Prior to joining iPlace, he was working with WNS, where he helped develop a standard reporting format which was implemented throughout the process and identified him as a top performer.

Deepak has traveled abroad and been to places like Indianapolis in the US and Doha, Qatar. He has always been inspired by people who multitask efficiently. His all time favorite quote is, “A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.” – Benjamin Franklin.


EDUCATION

  • Certified in Technical Writing from Bundelkhand University
  • B.Sc. in Mathematics from Bundelkhand University

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified by the Sourcing Institute iPlace Academy Graduate

APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEMS EXPERIENCE

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Corporate Strategy

Fred

Corporate Strategy Manager

Fred Price is iPlace’s Corporate Strategy Manager, with responsibilities for effectively communicating the business’ strategic objectives, planning, reporting, and data analysis, as well as managing the client on-boarding and off-boarding process. His department is the big data engine behind iPlace’s success – providing the right information at the right time to enable iPlace leaders to make informed decisions that create innovative solutions for our clients or increase delivery performance.

He joined iPlace as a Trainee and graduated from iPlace Academy to start his recruiting career in 2012. He has three years of experience in US recruiting and worked primarily in the IT and Telecom domain. Being tech-savvy and having an inclination towards data analytics, Fred has contributed to several data driven projects at iPlace.

He has excellent experience dealing with a variety of business responsibilities and management roles. He also has a long record of success in developing business plans and procedures with a positive outcome.

Fred has worked on many formal and informal projects at iPlace. He has helped create both the V-SAP (VMS Strategic Assessment Program) and V-SIP (VMS Strategic Implementation Program). He has also helped develop the organization’s restructuring model called LaunchPAD. Fred advises senior leadership through regular reporting and analysis of performance, delivery, strategy integration and execution, to help create a culture focused on client delight, revenue growth, and driving our current business forward. His insights, research and analysis contribute to the development of new business ventures as well.

Fred was awarded ‘Recruiter of the Month’ three times at iPlace. His team won second place in a cricket tournament (Harris Shield – Plate Division) conducted in Mumbai – with over 100 participants.

Fred is inspired by people and businesses that get better at what they do every single day. Something about him that most people would find surprising is that he dislikes all dairy products. Contrary to the norm – Fred prefers traveling short distances on four wheels and long distances on two. His all-time favorite quote is,“When I disagree with a rational man, I let reality be our final arbiter; if I am right, he will learn; if I am wrong, I will; one of us will win, but both will profit.”― Ayn Rand


EDUCATION

  • BBA with specialization in Corporate Management from Symbiosis International University

Training and Development

Rakhi

Training Manager, Sourcing

Rakhi has been with iPlace since the company’s founding and until recently was one of our Sourcing Managers. Rakhi has over nine years of experience in international sourcing and managing sourcing teams. She is now responsible for spearheading our training efforts for Sourcing operations. This broad experience enables her to go deep into the subject matter, extracting the most critical information to develop new hires as quickly as possible.

Her industry focus during her tenure in Sourcing included Aviation, Automotive, Energy and Utilities, Engineering, Financial Services, Healthcare, Information Technology, Insurance, Interactive Media, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Publishing, and Telecommunications.

Areas of search expertise includes active sourcing, passive sourcing from LinkedIn®, as well as technical and non-technical job orders for multiple sectors including information technology, healthcare and finance. She is outgoing, approachable and committed to making learning an integral part of every employee’s day. She has received numerous appreciation emails from clients and iPlace’s senior management team and was also nominated four times for the iPlace Mission Award.

During her summer internship, Rakhi worked on a formal project for the Physics Department, where she developed a customized scientific visualization program. She enjoys reading and believes in sharing her books with strangers she meets at the station or coffee shop. She likes to leave a note inside the book asking the person to pay it forward once he/she’s done reading. Her all-time favorite quote is, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”


EDUCATION

  • M.Sc. in Computer Science from Pune University
  • B.Sc. in Computer Science from Pune University

CERTIFICATIONS

iLead Leadership Development Program Graduate Certified by the Sourcing Institute iPlace Academy Graduate

JOB PORTAL EXPERIENCE

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APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEMS EXPERIENCE

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Devendra

Head of Training, Recruiting

Brian has seven years of experience in international recruiting including four years as a senior recruiter. He began his recruiting career with iPlace in 2010 and now serves as a Head of Training, Recruiting. Brian’s primary focus is in the IT, Non-IT and Scientific domains and is responsible for ensuring that recruiters completely understand the technical nuances required to properly evaluate technical skills.

The types of positions Brian has focused on includes: Software Development, Java/J2EE, .Net, ERP, SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAS, Project Manager, Business Analyst, Quality Assurance, Validation, Storage, System Administrators, and Network Administrators, Sales and Business Development. Areas of search expertise includes: VMS and direct hire accounts.

Here, at iPlace, Brian was awarded Star Recruiter of the Month. Prior to joining iPlace, he worked for Medicare as a Senior Sales Delivery Specialist. Some of the end clients he has worked with were Johnson & Johnson, Deloitte, Raytheon, Cisco, State Clients, Nike, Pfizer, Bank of America, Beckman Colter, BCBS and Ally Financial.

Brian is a Certified Sea Cadet and has undergone naval training. Something about him that most people would find surprising is that he is an excellent singer as well as a good dancer.

His all-time favorite quote is, “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins


EDUCATION

  • B.Com from Pune University

CERTIFICATIONS

iLead Leadership Development Program Graduate Certified by the Sourcing Institute iPlace Academy Graduate

JOB PORTAL EXPERIENCE

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Marketing

Soumitra

Marketing Manager

Soumitra has over nine years of global experience in core marketing across various industry verticals, with key expertise within the digital marketing domain. Here at iPlace, Soumitra leads the marketing operations, focusing on the effective use of digital and offline marketing channels, for generating revenue across iPlace’s new and existing business initiatives.

His industry focus included IT, FMCG, Banking & Finance, Legal and Retail. Areas of expertise include most disciplines of Internet marketing, such as social media marketing, email marketing, PPC, search engine optimization, website development, and management.

Soumitra has completed his MSc in Strategic Management and Marketing from Middlesex University, London. During his summer internship, Soumitra worked with Marks & Spencer UK to launch their new line of luxury clothing through the exclusive use of digital marketing. In college, he also worked alongside the London Mayor’s Office team to promote the London Olympics globally.

He grew up in the Middle East and has traveled extensively abroad, visiting many places in the Middle East, lived a couple of years in the UK and Europe. He can fluently speak, read and write five different languages namely English, Hindi, French, Arabic, and Marathi.


EDUCATION

  • M.Sc. in Strategic Management and Marketing from Middlesex University, London
  • B.Com with major in Marketing from Pune University
  • Certified in Computer Applications from NIIT

CERTIFICATIONS

iLead Leadership Development Program Graduate Certified by the Sourcing Institute iPlace Academy Graduate

Human Resources

Daniel

Human Resources Manager

Daniel Rogers has eight years of experience including seven years in recruiting and a year in customer relationship management. He began his recruiting career with iPlace in 2007. He started off as a trainee and played many major roles including US Recruiter, Internal Recruiter, Administrator, Human Resource Lead, and is now iPlace’s Human Resources Manager.

Here at iPlace, Daniel is responsible for talent acquisition. His other major responsibilities include Recruiting, Sourcing, Headhunting, Salary Negotiations, Payroll, HR and Administration. Other areas of expertise include managing large non-operational projects (like payroll, finance, and training). He has also been instrumental in overseeing architects and contractors in ensuring our office expansions are completed on time and as close to budget as possible.

He is a true professional with a creative passion for recruiting and developing talent. He is an expert in negotiation and difficult conversations. He is extremely personable not only with clients, but also with the candidates he recruits.

Daniel coordinated and led iPlace USA into winning the 2013 Candidate Experience Award by Talent Board. The CandE Awards are designed to evaluate and recognize organizations that produce an outstanding candidate experience. Daniel put forth his time and best efforts in corresponding and managing the three surveys conducted by Talent Board.

Daniel enjoys reading random Wikipedia articles about historical events and underdog stories. Personally, he is inspired by people who have conquered bad fortune or situations to fulfill their dreams. He is passionate about sports especially soccer (or football as it’s known in India) and his all-time favorite quote is, “I’ve never played for a draw in my life.” – Alex Ferguson (Former Coach – Manchester United)


EDUCATION

  • Certified Predictive Index Analyst from Pune University
  • Diploma in Computer Engineering from Bombay Institute of Technology (BIT)

CERTIFICATIONS

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Payal

Human Resources Team Lead

Payal is responsible for talent acquisition. She has four years of experience in conducting full-cycle recruitment of new employees, placing advertisements, developing contacts with recruiting sources, interviewing, consulting with internal hiring managers, managing orientation and onboarding processes. She is an expert at volume hiring and full lifecycle recruiting (sourcing, screening, qualifying, networking, assessing, wage negotiations and salary trends analysis plus relationship management).

Over the years, she has demonstrated great ability to meet demanding deadlines and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously. She has a thorough understanding of human resource management and comes up with innovative approaches in talent acquisition. Her areas of recruiting expertise includes talent acquisition/lateral requirements, orientation, onboarding, and culture building. Because of her excellent understanding of local industry trends, she gives recommendations to iPlace’s leadership for improvement of the organization’s policies, procedures and practices as it relates to the internal recruiting process.

Here at iPlace, Payal’s helping prepare the road map for implementing performance-based hiring and also assisting in measuring and analyzing quality ROI for the program. She has strong written and verbal communication skills and possesses advanced knowledge of Microsoft® Office™.

Something about her that most people would find surprising is that she is very passionate about interior design. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, loves antique shopping and any travel she can fit into her schedule and budget. A quirky thing about her is that she can remember the exact retail price of all the things that she’s seen in a store or bought a long time ago.

Payal has traveled abroad and most recently visited Bangkok, Thailand. Her all time favorite quote is, “The highest levels of performance come to people who are centered, intuitive, creative, and reflective – people who know to see a problem as an opportunity.” – Deepak Chopra


EDUCATION

  • MBA in Human Resources from MITCOM

Shared Services

Sean

Shared Services Manager

Here at iPlace, Sean heads the Shared Services group. He’s the go-to person for anything and everything – from vendor management, IT, and infrastructure management to transportation and employee services. Sean has over nine years of US recruiting experience and has been with iPlace for over five years. His industry focus includes Vendor Management and Information Technology.

As a recruiter, Sean specialized in IT and Non-IT job orders that included clients from the IT, healthcare, and financial domains. He has also worked on the following positions: ERP – Enterprise Resource Planning (mainly SAP and Oracle), PeopleSoft, Project Manager, Web Developer, .Net Developer, UI Engineer, Database Administrator, Underwriter, and Appraiser.

Sean loves his job and has successfully managed many in-house technological implementation plans that include advanced technology solutions and advanced search tools. He has also handled many IT and infrastructure initiatives to improve employee productivity and dramatically decrease costs.

In 2011, Sean was awarded the iPlace Mission Award – one of the most prestigious awards that every iPlace employee dreams of earning. Sean is a motorcycle enthusiast, who enjoys stunt riding. A quirky thing about him is that he has mastered the art of “mirror writing” – so called because the text can be read only by looking at it in a mirror.

His all-time favorite quote is, “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt.


EDUCATION

  • MBA in Human Resources from Symbiosis International University
  • Certified in Information Technology from Sikkim Manipal University
  • Certified in Mechanical Engineering from IME, Mumbai
  • B.C.A. from Nagpur University

CERTIFICATIONS

iLead Leadership Development Program Graduate Certified by the Sourcing Institute iPlace Academy Graduate