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    • Hank Levine
    • 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 29 years of experience in sales, business development, marketing, and general management with offshore outsourcing, telecommunications, energy, venture capital-backed software companies, and pure startups.

      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 30 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.

      Hank holds his Masters in Management from the Sloan School at MIT and his Bachelors in Science in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

    • Jeanne Heydecker
    • Senior Vice President-Strategy
    • Jeanne Heydecker brings over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneurial marketing and technology executive. Jeanne Heydecker oversees all new initiatives for iPlace, including leadership development, marketing, and other activities that contribute to building iPlace’s reputation in the marketplace as the premiere offshore sourcing and recruiting service in India. Ms. Heydecker works full-time in India with Alex and the rest of the local Operations team, focused on ensuring iPlace USA meets international service delivery quality levels.

      She brings over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneurial marketing and technology executive. Jeanne is experienced in successfully launching new companies and new products and services, from the world’s first unified messaging software for small business and the world’s smallest closed loop motion control system, to the world’s first entirely solar-powered mobile telecom and broadband internet network. 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.

      Ms. Heydecker 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 Group of telecom companies, 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 those travels she’s only managed to pick up a few phrases in each of the languages spoken in these locations. She is most proud of being able to ask for small change in Swahili.

    • Alex Kage
    • Vice President-Operations
    • Alex Kage has nine years of experience in US recruiting, including seven years working as a Senior Recruiter, Team Leader, Recruiting Manager, and Director of Recruiting. Here, at iPlace, Alex heads the entire Indian operations team. He works with the Indian management team to chart the company’s overall direction and introduce best global business practices. He directs, monitors, and appraises the performance of the team and provides the necessary coordination between activities. He identifies training needs, initiates development of subordinates, and recommends effective personnel action.

      Alex has strong analytical, numerical, and reasoning capabilities. He’s tactful, mature, and has the ability to get along with diverse personalities. He has a proven ability to recruit, train, and motivate personnel in order to balance staffing strength with profitability and growth. His responsibilities include creating a culture of accountability, professionalism, integrity, and pay-for-performance; strategic planning; operations and performance management; and administration. His industry focus includes IT, staffing, and corporate recruiting.

      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. Something about him that most people would find surprising is that he holds a black belt in Shotokan Karate 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:
      • Bachelors of Science Degree in Information Technology from Sikkim University
      • iPlace Academy Graduate
      • Certified by Shally Steckerl and The Sourcing Institute

    • Vidya Sadawarte
    • Head of Sourcing
    • Vidya is the Sourcing Head and has been with iPlace since its inception in 2006. Vidya is responsible for the service delivery of iPlace’s sourcing and sales lead generation clients. Overall, she has more than 11 years of experience, 8 years of which are in the international staffing and recruitment industry. She has worked with clients based in the USA, UK, Canada and Australia.

      Her industry focus includes Information Technology, Engineering, Financial Services, Telecommunications, and Manufacturing. Areas of search expertise include job boards, LinkedIn, and Google’s advanced search techniques like x-raying and flipping. She is also a passive sourcing expert and enjoys sourcing candidates through associations, professional organizations, blogs, symposiums and trade journals. She has a working knowledge of SAP MM modules as well as many Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) like Bullhorn, PC Recruiter, Maxhire, SendOuts, Jobvite and Avature.

      Previously, she worked on a formal project for Mesaltron Gauges & Tools Pvt. Ltd, where she designed a website and automated their delivery process. Vidya is an eloquent speaker and knows how to keep her audience engaged. Inspiration for her comes from her parents. They have helped shape her into the person she is today. When she has a problem she knows she can always count on her parents for timely advice. Her all-time favorite quote is, “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller

      EDUCATION:
      • Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from Pune University
      • Post-Graduate Diploma in HR Management from IMDR
      • iPlace Academy Graduate
      • LDP Certified (Leadership Development Program)

    • Rakhi Kolhe
    • Sourcing Manager
    • Rakhi has been with iPlace since the company’s founding and is currently one of our Sourcing Managers. Rakhi has over nine years of experience in international sourcing and managing sourcing teams. She is also responsible for account management of the assigned staffing and corporate clients.

      Her industry focus includes 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, technical and non-technical job orders for multiple sectors including information technology, healthcare and finance. She has worked on Applicant Tracking Systems like Bullhorn, CATS, Sendouts, JobDiva, and Maxhire.

      During her summer internship, Rakhi, got to work on a formal project for the Physics Department, where she developed a customized scientific visualization program. She is outgoing, approachable and committed to her clients and candidates. 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.
      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
      • Master’s Degrees in Computer Science
      • iPlace Academy Graduate
      • LDP Certified (Leadership Development Program)
      • Certified by Shally Steckerl and The Sourcing Institute

    • Aaliyah Kashani
    • Sourcing Manager
    • Aaliya began her sourcing career with iPlace in 2011 and now serves as a Sourcing Manager. She takes an active approach to sourcing and seeks long-term relationships with companies and candidates for mutual professional benefit. She saves companies valuable time and resources by careful linking appropriate candidates and has a track record of successfully sourcing top talent in technical and non-technical sectors.

      Her industry focus includes Information Technology and Health Care. Areas of search expertise include active search, passive search, internet research, resume search, resume screening, database management, CATS, Bullhorn, Send outs, ATS, VMS, MSP, AIRS, staffing, recruiting, national staffing, contract placements, contract-to-hire placements, direct hire placements, temporary staffing, web sourcing, CRM, contract staffing, and internet sourcing. She has also worked on JAVA, C++, .NET, ORACLE, SQL, PL/SQL, PeopleSoft, Cisco, SharePoint, Quality Analysis, Data Warehouse Architecture, Solutions Engineering, Network Engineering, and Software Engineering positions.

      She has participated in various HRM based workshops and has explored new tools and resources to extend and create value in today’s recruiting scenario. She is strongly inspired by smart and headstrong people and believes life itself is a big inspiration. While everyone in her generation chooses to use social media in their daily work and professional lives, Aaliya asserts that she can live without social media and gadgets for months. Her all time favorite quote is, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
      – Lao Tzu

      EDUCATION
      • Degree in Microbiology
      • MBA in Human Resources and International Business
      • iPlace Academy Graduate
      • LDP Certified (Leadership Development Program)
      • Certified by Shally Steckerl and The Sourcing Institute

    • Deepak Kutty
    • Sourcing Team Lead
    • Deepak began his sourcing career with iPlace in 2010 and now serves as a Team Lead. He has four years of international sourcing experience and more than eight years of total work experience. He is currently handling a team of sourcers and is actively involved in client management. His industry focus includes Financial Services, Aviation, Healthcare, Information Technology, Interactive Media, Manufacturing, Automotive, and Engineering. Areas of search expertise include active sourcing from job boards and passive sourcing from LinkedIn, Sales lead generation, and Internet Research. He also has a strong background in Internet research, data profiling and sales lead generation.

      He 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, Deepak 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 multi-task efficiently. His all time favorite quote is, “A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.” – Benjamin Franklin.

      EDUCATION
      • Bachelors in Science, with a major in Mathematics
      • Diploma in Technical Writing
      • iPlace Academy Graduate
      • Certified by Shally Steckerl and The Sourcing Institute

    • Dr. Sweta Gupta
    • Sourcing Team Lead
    • Dr. Gupta began her sourcing career with iPlace in 2010 and serves as a Team Lead. She has four years of experience in international sourcing and leading multiple clients independently. Her claim to fame is in finding the most qualified and placeable candidates for both technical and non-technical industries.

      Here at iPlace, Dr. Gupta has remarkably achieved more than 200 placements. Her area of search expertise includes: Internet Research, Active Search, Passive Search, Resume Search, Resume Screening, Database Management – CATS, Bullhorn, Sendouts, ATS, VMS, MSP, AIRS, Staffing, Recruiting, Technical Recruiting, Contract Recruiting, National Staffing, Contract Placements, Contract to Hire Placements, Direct Hire Placements, Temporary Staffing, Web, Sourcing, CRM, Contract Staffing, Internet Sourcing, Passive Candidates, and Temp Staffing.

      She has also worked on the following positions: Developers/Architects, Enterprise Resource Planning – ERP, Database Administrators/Developers, Project Managers, Business/Systems Analysts, QA’s System Engineers and Administrators, Network Engineers and Administrators, Support/Help Desk, Technical Writers, and Healthcare Analysts/Trainers/Project Managers.

      During a summer internship, Sweta worked on a project for HCL Technologies, where she designed the Employee Salary Database System. She also devised a phone directory in Java to maintain the information of telephone numbers, a scientific calculator in Java for calculating arithmetical problems and a sessional marks calculator project in C++ for calculating the marks.

      Sweta was also involved in various volunteer activities, where she was able to share her knowledge about first aid and also distributed free first aid boxes to slum dwellers and other disenfranchised communities. Her all-time favorite quote is, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”

      EDUCATION
      • Doctorate in Information Technology
      • MBA in Information Technology
      • Bachelors Degree in Engineering
      • iPlace Academy Graduate
      • LDP Certified (Leadership Development Program)
      • Certified by Shally Steckerl and The Sourcing Institute

    • Ritu Patel
    • Sourcing Team Lead
    • Ritu is an experienced recruiter with over 3-1/2 years of experience in U.S. recruitment and has been with the organization for the past 2-1/2 years. Prior to joining iPlace, she worked for a year with another U.S. recruiting firm. She began her recruiting career with iPlace in 2011 and now serves as a Sourcing Team Lead.

      Ritu established herself and her team as one of the premier recruiting teams in the company, specializing in servicing permanent and contract positions for VMS and managed accounts. Her strength has been the ability to quickly assess the needs of her clients and recruiting the right candidate to match the required skill sets and corporate culture. Ritu is widely regarded by many as an expert in the area of contract positions. One of her major accomplishments was winning Best Recruiter award and was recognized for achieving the most number of placements. Ritu has served as both a recruiter and sourcer at iPlace and shares this deep expertise across her team.

      EDUCATION
      • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business
      • MBA with a concentration in Human Resources
      • iPlace Academy Graduate
      • LDP Certified (Leadership Development Program)
      • Certified by Shally Steckerl and The Sourcing Institute

    • A.J. Archer (Ajinkya Khambete)
    • Recruiting Manager
    • A.J. has seven years of experience including four years in international recruiting. As a Recruiting Manager, A.J. is responsible for client management and implementing best practices for sourcing and recruiting. He has been working as a strong recruiting professional with full lifecycle recruiting experience, demonstrating integrity and reliability with strong work ethics. He is well regarded for his accountability and professionalism.

      A.J. has the skills to meet tight deadlines while remaining organized and detail-oriented. He has a proven track record for client relationship, problem-solving and negotiation skills. He has shared his expertise, leadership, wit, and key career lessons with colleagues to strengthen their skills, ability and quality.

      His industry focus includes the IT domain. Areas of search expertise include VMS and DoD clearance jobs. He has also worked on the following positions: Developers / Architects, Enterprise Resource Planning – ERP, Database Administrators / Developers, Project Managers, Business / Systems Analysts, QA’s, System Engineers and Administrators, Network Engineers and Administrators and Technical Writers.

      He has also worked in a short film project by the National Film Archive of India (NFAI, Pune). Something about him that most people would find surprising is that he loves to smile and see a smile on everyone’s face including strangers. He feels connected and it makes transactions more fun, and likely to help brighten the day of both the giver and the receiver. His all-time favorite quote is, “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius

      EDUCATION
      • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce
      • Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Resources
      • iPlace Academy Graduate
      • Certified by Shally Steckerl and The Sourcing Institute

    • Henry Morris (Mujtaba Khan)
    • Recruiting Manager
    • Henry has over four years’ experience in international recruiting. He began his recruiting career with iPlace in 2012 and now serves as a Recruiting Manager. He is responsible for implementing best practices for both sourcing and recruiting. He has worked with clients in retail, finance, IT, telecom, healthcare, and insurance. He’s a strong mentor and also skilled at training junior recruiters.

      His industry focus includes the IT domain. Areas of search expertise include VMS and DoD clearance jobs. He’s worked on the following positions: Developers, Architects, Enterprise Resource Planning – ERP, Database Administrators, Project Managers, Business and Systems Analysts, QA’s, System Engineers and Administrators, Network Engineers and Administrators and Technical Writers.

      Here at iPlace, Henry was also awarded Star Recruiter of the month.

      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). He has traveled abroad and been to Europe, the Middle East and a number of Asian countries. What inspires Henry is the feeling of doing well, achieving his goals, winning, and just doing a good job at whatever he sets out to do, be it a project, a job, or anything else. His all-time favorite quote is, “If you don’t take a chance, you don’t stand a chance.” – Anonymous

      EDUCATION
      • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Applications
      • iPlace Academy Graduate
      • LDP Certified (Leadership Development Program)
      • Certified by Shally Steckerl and The Sourcing Institute

    • Roy Martin (Gunjan Verma)
    • Recruiting Manager
    • Roy has six years of international recruiting experience. As a Recruiting Manager, he is responsible for multiple client accounts and specializes in service delivery, account/client management, team management, and recruiter training.

      Roy’s clients include some of the biggest US staffing firms, federal/defense contractors, corporate accounts, and smaller niche recruiting companies. These include both VMS and managed type of accounts. His industry focus includes the IT domain. Roy has worked on the following tools and software: ATS – Bluehorn and CATS, VMS – eTemp and Beeline, JobBoards – Monster, Careerbuilder and Dice.

      Here, at iPlace, Roy has always been keen on embracing different roles and evolved from being a recruiter and team leader to a recruiting manager. He has been instrumental in stabilizing some of the key accounts and was also successful in converting them into revenue generating accounts. He strongly believes that a sense of ownership among the team is the single most important aspect for team success.

      Roy has been an outdoor enthusiast since his youth. He enjoys hiking, camping, birding, and watching wildlife. His all-time favorite quote is, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” – Joseph P. Kennedy.

      EDUCATION
      • Pursuing Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Nagpur University
      • iPlace Academy Graduate
      • LDP Certified (Leadership Development Program)
      • Certified by Shally Steckerl and The Sourcing Institute

    • Ryan Hicks (Subhash Gadve)
    • Recruiting Manager
    • Ryan has 3.5 years of experience in international recruiting. He began his recruiting career with iPlace in 2010 and now serves as a Team Leader. 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.

      Here, at iPlace, Ryan has 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 he worked with are BCBS, AT&T, Amazon, Nike, Asurion, Kaiser, Pfizer, and Cisco.

      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
      • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce
      • iPlace Academy Graduate

    • Cindy Watson (Kanchan Bhojwani)
    • Recruiting Team Lead
    • 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 Team Lead.

      Her industry focus spans the IT and Non-IT domains. Cindy has recruited professionals across multiple industries including Manufacturing, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical. Her forte is in finding the most qualified candidates for engineering and Non-IT job orders. Cindy has worked on the following positions: Manufacturing Engineer, Material Planner, Project Manager, Contract Manager, and Engineering Manager. She has working 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, she was working 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
      • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce
      • Pursuing MBA in Human Resources
      • iPlace Academy Graduate
      • LDP Certified (Leadership Development Program)
      • Certified by Shally Steckerl and The Sourcing Institute

    • Jerry Woods (Zoheb Khan)
    • Recruiting Team Lead
    • Jerry began his recruiting career with iPlace in 2010 and now serves as a Team Lead. 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 Device, 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. 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 has primarily worked on IT and scientific job orders which 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.

      He has also worked on the following database and job portals: Job Diva, Daxtra, Zoniac, CATS, Dice, Monster, CareerBuilder, Net-Temps, SOLOGIG, Fieldglass, Wand, IQ Navigator and PeopleFluent.
      Jerry enjoys reading about other people’s daily routines and likes to know how they plan their time each day. His daily routine includes waking up early, meditating and exercising, preparing a to-do list and eating a healthy breakfast. Jerry is fond of cooking and is also gifted with 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
      • Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics Design Technology and Engineering
      • iPlace Academy Graduate

    • Mark Johnson (Mahesh Vaswani)
    • Recruiting Team Lead
    • Mark has 9 years of experience in international recruiting, with 3 years in sourcing and 6 years in recruiting. As an International Recruiter, he has conducted in-depth technical and non-technical interviews for positions from start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations nationwide in US, UK and Japan.

      Here, at iPlace, Mark is responsible for delivering exceptional sourcing, recruiting and successfully hiring quality candidates. He also oversees the day-to-day operations and performances of his recruitment team. Mark prides himself on his interpersonal skills and strives to take what he has learned from his candidates to assist them in getting where they need to be professionally.

      His industry focus includes IT and Non-IT sector (including Defense, Finance, and Energy). Areas of search expertise includes: Sourcing and VMS Recruiting. He is currently working on some critical and challenging VMS accounts. He has worked on the following positions: SME /Architect, Developers, Database Administrators / Developers, Business Analyst, System Administrators, IT / Network Engineers, Finance Directors, Risk Analyst, Appraisers, Technical Writers, Production Support / HelpDesk.

      Mark was awarded Star Sourcer, Star Recruiter of the month twice in a row and in the year 2009, he was also awarded the iPlace Mission Award – one of the most prestigious awards that every iPlace employee dreams of earning.

      Prior to joining iPlace, Mark was working with Pure RPO group, where he was a part of their “Train the Trainer” program. Mark has traveled abroad and been to Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Maldives. He can fluently speak, read and write five different languages namely English, Hindi, Sindhi, Marathi, and Japanese. He is a total perfectionist, to the point where if he is writing something and just messed up a letter or spelling, he will start all over again (in his eyes, mistakes are failures). His all-time favorite quote is, “Fall seven times and stand up eight.” – Japanese proverb

      EDUCATION
      • Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering degree
      • Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer Management
      • iPlace Academy Graduate
      • Certified by Shally Steckerl and The Sourcing Institute

    • Brian Norris (Devendra Waghmere)
    • Recruiting Team Lead
    • 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 Team Lead. He has a keen understanding for building business relationships and is very dedicated as well as committed to exceeding customer satisfaction. Brian’s primary focus is in the IT, Non IT and Scientific domains. He partners with many other industry leading domains to assist them in filling their most challenging opportunities.

      Positions worked 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 Managed accounts. He has also worked on the following database and job portals: Job Diva, Daxtra, Zoniac, CATS, Dice, Monster, CareerBuilder, Net-Temps, Sologig, and Field glass, Wand, IQ Navigator and People Fluent.

      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 worked for 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
      • Bachelor’s Degree from Pune University
      • iPlace Academy graduate
      • Certified by Shally Steckerl and The Sourcing Institute

    • Jack Hayes (Abrar Sheikh)
    • Recruiting Team Lead
    • Jack has more than six years of experience in international recruiting. He began his recruiting career with iPlace in 2011 and now serves as a Team Lead. He is outgoing, approachable and committed to his clients and candidates. He is mainly responsible for team performance and one time delivery. He also conducts training for junior recruiters and makes them accustomed with the workplace culture. He guides and motivates his team to perform well even in a highly stressed, fast-paced environment.

      Jack acts as the liaison between the company and its clients, by doing ground level recruiting and final telephone screening of candidates submitted by his fellow recruiters. He has a proven track record in screening, interviewing, and pre-qualifying professionals, the best and brightest candidates in executive level positions across multiple industries including: Information Technology, Management, Finance & Fortune 500 companies.

      His industry focus includes the IT and Non – IT domain. Areas of search expertise include: VMS. He has also worked on the following positions: Java/J2EE Developers, Project Manager, System Administrators, Storage Engineers, Database Administrators, C++ Developers, Network Administrators, Business Analysts, Data Analysts, Business Objects Developers, and Crystal reports Developers.

      During his summer internship, Jack, got to work on a formal project for Dabur India Ltd, where he conducted a detailed study on their HR policies. Here, at iPlace, Jack was awarded Star Recruiter of the month twice in a row.

      He can fluently speak, read and write seven different languages namely Hindi, English, Dogri, Punjabi, Pahari, Kashmiri, and Urdu. He is greatly inspired by the lives of successful entrepreneurs. They empower him to achieve his life’s dreams and hopes. A quirky thing about him is that, he can stare without blinking his eyes for extremely long period of time. If there was a “Staring Contest”, Jack would have definitely aced it with a new record-breaking score. His all-time favorite quote is, “Tough times never last tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller

      EDUCATION
      • MBA in Human Resources and Marketing
      • iPlace Academy Graduate
      • Certified by Shally Steckerl and The Sourcing Institute

    • Tania Thompson (Anshu Singh)
    • Recruiting Team Lead
    • Tania has over 3.5 years of experience in international recruiting. She began her recruiting career with iPlace in 2010 and now serves as a Team Lead. She has handled high net worth clients and has an impressive track record for helping her 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 4 & Fortune 500 companies.

      Tania’s prowess is in negotiating and extending offers for employment to all suitable candidates who have made it through the screening and interviewing process thus completing the entire full life cycle recruiting process. She has worked 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 (Clients: 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
      • Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management
      • iPlace Academy Graduate
      • Certified by Shally Steckerl and The Sourcing Institute

    • Soumitra Datar
    • Marketing Manager
    • Soumitra has over eight 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 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 traveled abroad, visiting many places in the Middle East, lived a couple of years in the UK, and has also regularly back-packed across Europe. He can fluently speak, read and write five different languages namely English, Hindi, French, Arabic, and Marathi.

      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.

      Soumitra’s hobbies include playing cricket, badminton, and table tennis. He won the Player of the Year Award during the 2002 CBSE National Table Tennis tournament held in Oman. His all-time favorite quote is taken from the movie “The Godfather”: “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.” It ties in a lot with what he does within the boundaries of sales and marketing.

      EDUCATION
      • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Advertising from Pune University
      • MSc in Strategic Management and Marketing from Middlesex University, London
      • LDP Certified (Leadership Development Program)
      • Certified by Shally Steckerl and The Sourcing Institute

    • Daniel Rogers
    • Human Capital Manager
    • Daniel Rogers has eight year’s 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 now a Human Capital 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 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 the 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 from historical events, underdog stories, to massacres. Personally, he is inspired by people who conquered bad fortune or situations to fulfill their dreams. A quirky thing about him is that he has the ability to say the most hilarious things with a straightforward face. 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
      • Diploma in Computer Engineering
      • Certified Predictive Index Analyst
      • iPlace Academy Graduate and
      • LDP Certified (Leadership Development Program)
      • Certified by Shally Steckerl and The Sourcing Institute

    • Sean Edwards (Shashank Sagar)
    • Manager, Shared Services
    • Here, at iPlace, Sean heads the Shared Services group. He’s the go-to person for anything and everything – from vendor management, IT, infrastructure management to iPlace Academy’s hiring and assessment program. Sean has over six years of US recruiting experience and has been with iPlace for the past four years. His industry focus includes Vendor Management, and Information Technology.

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

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

      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 or biking. 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 HR from Symbiosis University
      • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Application from Nagpur University
      • Diploma in Information Technology from Sikkim Manipal University
      • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from IME, Mumbai
      • iPlace Academy Graduate
      • LDP Certified (Leadership Development Program) and
      • Certified by Shally Steckerl and The Sourcing Institute

Why We are Proud to be iPlacers

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History

 

  • iPlace was founded in 2006
  • Investors: Technology Ventures (USA) and
    The Rathi Group (India)
  • Largest offshore recruiting firm in India

 
 
 

About Pune

 

Pune is the 8th largest city in India and the 2nd largest city in the state of Maharashtra, behind Mumbai.  Boasting an impressive array of software and information technology companies, Pune’s economy ranks 6th in India.  However, Pune has a relatively more stable labor market than most other Indian technology centers.

Once called the “Oxford of the East” by Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister, students from all over India and the world come to Pune for higher education.  Colleges in Pune graduate 10,000 engineers a year with 2,500 graduates in software and information technology.  The cultural emphasis on education and the supportive business environment provides Pune with the ingredients for continuing economic and commercial growth.