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John Stuart

JOHN STUART

Founder & CEO

John graduated from Babson College in 1993 and immediately began his career in IT staffing as a technical recruiter. He quickly moved up the ranks until he was Executive Vice President of the West Coast for one of the world’s largest staffing firms. He launched Zeektek in 2016 and hasn’t looked back since.

Who or what inspires you in your career?

Seeing people accomplish personal goals all while growing in their careers at Zeektek.

What’s your favorite way to spend a day off?

Skiing with the family.

If you were a type of dog, what would you be?

An English Yellow Lab because they rock! Loyal, fun and loveable.

Know more about John
Zeke

ZEKE

CDO (Chief Dog Officer)

As Zeektek’s namesake, Zeke yields great responsibility. His loyalty, curiosity, and playful nature are cornerstones to how we do business. While he may not know how to recruit, he sure knows how to stick by your side through all of life’s (and business’s) twists and turns.

What's the most unusual place you've fallen asleep?

Middle of driveway (it’s sunny).

What's your go-to midnight snack?

Apple slices (or anything).

If you were a dog, what type of dog would you be and why?

Am best kind of dog already! English Lab.

Know more about Zeke
Steve Saviano

STEVE SAVIANO

Financial Operations Manager

Steve graduated from the University of New Hampshire and received a Masters in Business Administration from Ulster University. He joined Zeektek in 2019 and oversees financial operations.

What’s your favorite way to spend a day off?

Quick workout followed by golf, then something with the family!

What's your go-to midnight snack?

Popcorn.

If you were a dog, what type of dog would you be?

Jack Russell Terrier. They’re small but can hold their own in a chase.

Know more about Steve
Kalani Hunter

KALANI HUNTER

Executive Assistant

Kalani earned an Associate Degree from Sacramento State University where she studied Social Work. After her time in college, Kalani dedicated herself to developing her office management skills. As Zeektek's Office Executive Assistant, Kalani has a hand in every aspect of the business.

What's your favorite way to spend a day off?

I like to start the day with a workout or hike, eat a big lunch (preferably anything related to pasta or pizza), go to the lake and paddle board, and end the night with a movie and SWEETS!

What's the most unusual place you've fallen asleep?

Walking to class at Sac State. I almost fell into the bushes!

If you were a dog, what type of dog would you be and why?

I would be an Akita, because they're very intelligent and loyal but also have an independent, headstrong nature. Not to mention a pretty coat!

Know more about Kalani
Sara Kernodle

SARA KERNODLE

Account Manager

Sara graduated from Pittsburg State University where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Sara joined Zeektek as a Technical Recruiter in 2021 and now supports our clients as an Account Manager.

What's your favorite way to spend a day off?

Going for a run or hike on some trails in the area.

What's your go-to midnight snack?

Dairy-free pretzel and peanut butter ice cream.

If you were a dog, what type of dog would you be?

Briard dog! They have the high-intelligence of a herding breed which suits the smart, problem-solving Virgo.

Know more about Sara
Gary Coleman

GARY COLEMAN

Technical Recruiter

Gary graduated from Chico State University with a degree in International Economics. He has over 15 years of IT staffing experience and joined Zeektek in 2018 as a technical recruiter.

Who or what inspires you in your career?

Providing for my kiddos.

Ideally, how would you spend your birthday?

With my kids.

If you were a dog, what type of dog would you be?

A weimaraner.

Know more about Gary
Mitch Griffiths

MITCH GRIFFITHS

Technical Recruiter

Mitch graduated from CSU, Chico where he earned his degree in Psychology. Since graduation, Mitch has dedicated himself to recruiting. As a technical recruiter at Zeektek, Mitch's main goal is to connect candidates with their next dream job.

What was the last TV show you binge-watched?

Upload

What's your go-to midnight snack?

Gardetto's

If you were a dog, what type of dog would you be and why?

A mutt. I'm a little bit of everything.

Know more about Mitch
Chad Daugherty

CHAD DAUGHERTY

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Chad graduated from Fort Lewis College and began his career in staffing in the early 2000’s. He acted as area manager for one of the world’s largest staffing firms until co-founding Zeektek in 2016.

What’s your favorite way to spend a day off?

Rafting on the river with the family.

Ideally, how would you spend your birthday?

Ice climbing in Colorado.

If you were a type of dog, what would you be?

A wolf.

Know more about Chad
Marcus Pinchera

MARCUS PINCHERA

Vice President of Client Delivery

Marcus graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University where he studied Health and Wellness. With over 10 years of experience in the IT staffing industry, Marcus brings an unparalleled expertise to the pack as Vice President of Client Delivery.

What's your favorite way to spend a day off?

Playing golf.

What's the first thing you do after logging off from work?

Play games with my two children.

If you were a dog, what type of dog would you be and why?

Italian Greyhound; They have lots of energy to play but are great to hang out and relax on the couch with.

Know more about Marcus
Pawanjit Singh

PAWANJIT SINGH

Senior Accountant

Pawan graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a degree in Accounting. He quickly earned his CPA license in 2020 and joined the Zeektek team shortly thereafter.

What’s your favorite way to spend a day off?

Hanging out with friends.

What’s the most unusual place you’ve fallen asleep?

The bathroom floor when I was 7 years old.

If you were a dog, what type of dog would you be?

Clifford the Big Red Dog (so I could collect the royalties).

Know more about Pawan
Megan Rutlen

MEGAN RUTLEN

Marketing Manager

Megan graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a degree in Communications. She began her career in IT staffing as a technical recruiter in 2019 and has since transitioned to marketing.

What’s the first thing you do after getting home from work?

Change into sweats and take my dog for a walk.

What’s your go-to midnight snack?

Shredded cheese straight out of the bag.

If you were a dog, what type of dog would you be?

A pug. They’re lazy with random bursts of energy.

Know more about Megan
Spencer Jensen

SPENCER JENSEN

Recruiting Manager

Spencer graduated from Sonoma State University with a degree in Business Management. He joined Zeektek in 2020 as a technical recruiter and was quickly promoted to recruiting manager.

What’s the last show you binge-watched?

“You” - AKA the best show ever.

What’s your “dance like nobody's watching” song?

Cool by Alesso.

If you were a dog, what type of dog would you be?

Poodle, because I am, and they are, awesome.

Know more about Spencer
Tanner Fellows

TANNER FELLOWS

Technical Recruiter

Tanner graduated from University of California, Davis with a degree in Managerial Economics. As a technical recruiter at Zeektek, Tanner strives to build lasting connections with his candidates and consultants.

What’s the first thing you do after getting home from work?

I like to take my dog for a long walk.

What’s your favorite way to spend a day off?

Cook delicious meals and exercise extra hard!

If you were a dog, what type of dog would you be and why?

American Bully, because they’re a highly adaptable companion dog with great strength for its size.

Know more about Tanner
Garrick Smigelski

GARRICK SMIGELSKI

Technical Recruiter

Garrick graduated from University of California, Davis where he studied Managerial Economics. He joined the pack as a technical recruiter and has been dedicated to providing the best opportunities available for his candidates ever since.

What was the last TV show you binge-watched?

Better Call Saul

Ideally, how would you spend your birthday?

Surrounded by friends doing an outdoor activity.

If you were a dog, what type of dog would you be and why?

Greyhound. They're competitive and built for speed and grace but love to relax at the end of a long day.

Know more about Garrick
Ron Fuccillo

RON FUCCILLO

CFO

Ron graduated from Bentley University and has over 20 years of experience managing back-office support departments. He joined Zeektek during its inception in 2016.

What's your go-to midnight snack?

Anything chocolate.

Do you live by any words of wisdom?

For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.

If you were a type of dog, what would you be?

Golden Retriever. They are nice and get along with everyone.

Know more about Ron
Lianne Raso

LIANNE RASO

Operations Manager

Lianne graduated from Merrimack College and has spent the majority of her career in operations and human resources. She joined Zeektek in 2016 and has over 15 years of experience within the recruiting industry.

What’s your favorite way to spend a day off?

Strolling through home stores with a Diet Coke in hand, looking for finds, and realizing what I’m buying is on sale when I get to the register.

What’s your “dance like nobody’s watching” song?

Build Me Up Buttercup or You Can’t Stop the Beat from Hairspray.

If you were a dog, what type of dog would you be?

Golden lab trained for pet therapy.

Know more about Lianne
Stephanie Stuart

STEPHANIE STUART

Operations Specialist

Stephanie has been with Zeektek since day one and has a background in office management. She focuses on payroll and daily office operations.

What’s your favorite way to spend a day off?

Lounging around watching TV, or shopping.

Do you live by any words of wisdom?

The Golden Rule: “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you.” Matthew 7:12

If you were a dog, what type of dog would you be?

A lab. I consider myself a loyal and kind person, and I like cats too.

Know more about Stephanie
Else Connell

ELSE CONNELL

Senior Account Executive

Else graduated from Queens College with a degree in English Language and Literature. She joined Zeektek in 2017 as a technical recruiter and is now a senior account executive managing client accounts.

Who or what inspires you in your career?

My grandma. She has always had such a strong work ethic.

Ideally, how would you spend your birthday?

Hanging out with my husband, puppies and family eating good food and drinking wine, oceanside.

If you were a dog, what type of dog would you be?

Poodle: A little bit fancy but fun, outgoing and approachable at the same time.

Know more about Else
John Bianchi

JOHN BIANCHI

Technical Recruiter

John studied Business and Communications in college. He joined Zeektek in 2020 as a technical recruiter and is dedicated to providing the best candidate experience possible.

What was the last TV show you binge-watched?

The last true binge was “Yellowstone,” however I’m currently re-binging “The Office” for the twentieth (plus) time…

What’s your “dance like nobody’s watching” song?

Depends on the day, but any Latin music with a good beat is a safe bet.

If you were a dog, what type of dog would you be?

Lab, because let’s be honest, it fits me perfectly – loud, smart (sometimes) and loveably-annoying.

Know more about John
Maddie Brock

MADDIE BROCK

Technical Recruiter

Maddie graduated from California State University, Sacramento where she earned a degree in Communications. As a technical recruiter, Maddie enjoys helping candidates find great opportunities where they can utilize their skills for Zeektek's stellar clients. Win-Win!

What’s your “dance like nobody’s watching” song?

“Let’s Groove”- Earth, Wind & Fire

Ideally, how would you spend your birthday?

With my twin! Probably some good food, sunshine, and dancing.

If you were a dog, what type of dog would you be and why?

This should come to no surprise to those who know me… a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. They are just too cute and I am obsessed!

Know more about Maddie
John Stuart

JOHN STUART

Founder & CEO

John graduated from Babson College in 1993 and immediately began his career in IT staffing as a technical recruiter. He quickly moved up the ranks until he was Executive Vice President of the West Coast for one of the world’s largest staffing firms. He launched Zeektek in 2016 and hasn’t looked back since.

Who or what inspires you in your career?

Seeing people accomplish personal goals all while growing in their careers at Zeektek.

What’s your favorite way to spend a day off?

Skiing with the family.

If you were a type of dog, what would you be?

An English Yellow Lab because they rock! Loyal, fun and loveable.

Know more about John
Chad Daugherty

CHAD DAUGHERTY

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Chad graduated from Fort Lewis College and began his career in staffing in the early 2000’s. He acted as area manager for one of the world’s largest staffing firms until co-founding Zeektek in 2016.

What’s your favorite way to spend a day off?

Rafting on the river with the family.

Ideally, how would you spend your birthday?

Ice climbing in Colorado.

If you were a type of dog, what would you be?

A wolf.

Know more about Chad
Ron Fuccillo

RON FUCCILLO

CFO

Ron graduated from Bentley University and has over 20 years of experience managing back-office support departments. He joined Zeektek during its inception in 2016.

What's your go-to midnight snack?

Anything chocolate.

Do you live by any words of wisdom?

For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.

If you were a type of dog, what would you be?

Golden Retriever. They are nice and get along with everyone.

Know more about Ron
Zeke

ZEKE

CDO (Chief Dog Officer)

As Zeektek’s namesake, Zeke yields great responsibility. His loyalty, curiosity, and playful nature are cornerstones to how we do business. While he may not know how to recruit, he sure knows how to stick by your side through all of life’s (and business’s) twists and turns.

What's the most unusual place you've fallen asleep?

Middle of driveway (it’s sunny).

What's your go-to midnight snack?

Apple slices (or anything).

If you were a dog, what type of dog would you be and why?

Am best kind of dog already! English Lab.

Know more about Zeke
Marcus Pinchera

MARCUS PINCHERA

Vice President of Client Delivery

Marcus graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University where he studied Health and Wellness. With over 10 years of experience in the IT staffing industry, Marcus brings an unparalleled expertise to the pack as Vice President of Client Delivery.

What's your favorite way to spend a day off?

Playing golf.

What's the first thing you do after logging off from work?

Play games with my two children.

If you were a dog, what type of dog would you be and why?

Italian Greyhound; They have lots of energy to play but are great to hang out and relax on the couch with.

Know more about Marcus
Lianne Raso

LIANNE RASO

Operations Manager

Lianne graduated from Merrimack College and has spent the majority of her career in operations and human resources. She joined Zeektek in 2016 and has over 15 years of experience within the recruiting industry.

What’s your favorite way to spend a day off?

Strolling through home stores with a Diet Coke in hand, looking for finds, and realizing what I’m buying is on sale when I get to the register.

What’s your “dance like nobody’s watching” song?

Build Me Up Buttercup or You Can’t Stop the Beat from Hairspray.

If you were a dog, what type of dog would you be?

Golden lab trained for pet therapy.

Know more about Lianne
Steve Saviano

STEVE SAVIANO

Financial Operations Manager

Steve graduated from the University of New Hampshire and received a Masters in Business Administration from Ulster University. He joined Zeektek in 2019 and oversees financial operations.

What’s your favorite way to spend a day off?

Quick workout followed by golf, then something with the family!

What's your go-to midnight snack?

Popcorn.

If you were a dog, what type of dog would you be?

Jack Russell Terrier. They’re small but can hold their own in a chase.

Know more about Steve
Pawanjit Singh

PAWANJIT SINGH

Senior Accountant

Pawan graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a degree in Accounting. He quickly earned his CPA license in 2020 and joined the Zeektek team shortly thereafter.

What’s your favorite way to spend a day off?

Hanging out with friends.

What’s the most unusual place you’ve fallen asleep?

The bathroom floor when I was 7 years old.

If you were a dog, what type of dog would you be?

Clifford the Big Red Dog (so I could collect the royalties).

Know more about Pawan
Stephanie Stuart

STEPHANIE STUART

Operations Specialist

Stephanie has been with Zeektek since day one and has a background in office management. She focuses on payroll and daily office operations.

What’s your favorite way to spend a day off?

Lounging around watching TV, or shopping.

Do you live by any words of wisdom?

The Golden Rule: “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you.” Matthew 7:12

If you were a dog, what type of dog would you be?

A lab. I consider myself a loyal and kind person, and I like cats too.

Know more about Stephanie
Kalani Hunter

KALANI HUNTER

Executive Assistant

Kalani earned an Associate Degree from Sacramento State University where she studied Social Work. After her time in college, Kalani dedicated herself to developing her office management skills. As Zeektek's Office Executive Assistant, Kalani has a hand in every aspect of the business.

What's your favorite way to spend a day off?

I like to start the day with a workout or hike, eat a big lunch (preferably anything related to pasta or pizza), go to the lake and paddle board, and end the night with a movie and SWEETS!

What's the most unusual place you've fallen asleep?

Walking to class at Sac State. I almost fell into the bushes!

If you were a dog, what type of dog would you be and why?

I would be an Akita, because they're very intelligent and loyal but also have an independent, headstrong nature. Not to mention a pretty coat!

Know more about Kalani
Megan Rutlen

MEGAN RUTLEN

Marketing Manager

Megan graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a degree in Communications. She began her career in IT staffing as a technical recruiter in 2019 and has since transitioned to marketing.

What’s the first thing you do after getting home from work?

Change into sweats and take my dog for a walk.

What’s your go-to midnight snack?

Shredded cheese straight out of the bag.

If you were a dog, what type of dog would you be?

A pug. They’re lazy with random bursts of energy.

Know more about Megan
Else Connell

ELSE CONNELL

Senior Account Executive

Else graduated from Queens College with a degree in English Language and Literature. She joined Zeektek in 2017 as a technical recruiter and is now a senior account executive managing client accounts.

Who or what inspires you in your career?

My grandma. She has always had such a strong work ethic.

Ideally, how would you spend your birthday?

Hanging out with my husband, puppies and family eating good food and drinking wine, oceanside.

If you were a dog, what type of dog would you be?

Poodle: A little bit fancy but fun, outgoing and approachable at the same time.

Know more about Else
Sara Kernodle

SARA KERNODLE

Account Manager

Sara graduated from Pittsburg State University where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Sara joined Zeektek as a Technical Recruiter in 2021 and now supports our clients as an Account Manager.

What's your favorite way to spend a day off?

Going for a run or hike on some trails in the area.

What's your go-to midnight snack?

Dairy-free pretzel and peanut butter ice cream.

If you were a dog, what type of dog would you be?

Briard dog! They have the high-intelligence of a herding breed which suits the smart, problem-solving Virgo.

Know more about Sara
Spencer Jensen

SPENCER JENSEN

Recruiting Manager

Spencer graduated from Sonoma State University with a degree in Business Management. He joined Zeektek in 2020 as a technical recruiter and was quickly promoted to recruiting manager.

What’s the last show you binge-watched?

“You” - AKA the best show ever.

What’s your “dance like nobody's watching” song?

Cool by Alesso.

If you were a dog, what type of dog would you be?

Poodle, because I am, and they are, awesome.

Know more about Spencer
John Bianchi

JOHN BIANCHI

Technical Recruiter

John studied Business and Communications in college. He joined Zeektek in 2020 as a technical recruiter and is dedicated to providing the best candidate experience possible.

What was the last TV show you binge-watched?

The last true binge was “Yellowstone,” however I’m currently re-binging “The Office” for the twentieth (plus) time…

What’s your “dance like nobody’s watching” song?

Depends on the day, but any Latin music with a good beat is a safe bet.

If you were a dog, what type of dog would you be?

Lab, because let’s be honest, it fits me perfectly – loud, smart (sometimes) and loveably-annoying.

Know more about John
Gary Coleman

GARY COLEMAN

Technical Recruiter

Gary graduated from Chico State University with a degree in International Economics. He has over 15 years of IT staffing experience and joined Zeektek in 2018 as a technical recruiter.

Who or what inspires you in your career?

Providing for my kiddos.

Ideally, how would you spend your birthday?

With my kids.

If you were a dog, what type of dog would you be?

A weimaraner.

Know more about Gary
Tanner Fellows

TANNER FELLOWS

Technical Recruiter

Tanner graduated from University of California, Davis with a degree in Managerial Economics. As a technical recruiter at Zeektek, Tanner strives to build lasting connections with his candidates and consultants.

What’s the first thing you do after getting home from work?

I like to take my dog for a long walk.

What’s your favorite way to spend a day off?

Cook delicious meals and exercise extra hard!

If you were a dog, what type of dog would you be and why?

American Bully, because they’re a highly adaptable companion dog with great strength for its size.

Know more about Tanner
Maddie Brock

MADDIE BROCK

Technical Recruiter

Maddie graduated from California State University, Sacramento where she earned a degree in Communications. As a technical recruiter, Maddie enjoys helping candidates find great opportunities where they can utilize their skills for Zeektek's stellar clients. Win-Win!

What’s your “dance like nobody’s watching” song?

“Let’s Groove”- Earth, Wind & Fire

Ideally, how would you spend your birthday?

With my twin! Probably some good food, sunshine, and dancing.

If you were a dog, what type of dog would you be and why?

This should come to no surprise to those who know me… a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. They are just too cute and I am obsessed!

Know more about Maddie
Mitch Griffiths

MITCH GRIFFITHS

Technical Recruiter

Mitch graduated from CSU, Chico where he earned his degree in Psychology. Since graduation, Mitch has dedicated himself to recruiting. As a technical recruiter at Zeektek, Mitch's main goal is to connect candidates with their next dream job.

What was the last TV show you binge-watched?

Upload

What's your go-to midnight snack?

Gardetto's

If you were a dog, what type of dog would you be and why?

A mutt. I'm a little bit of everything.

Know more about Mitch
Garrick Smigelski

GARRICK SMIGELSKI

Technical Recruiter

Garrick graduated from University of California, Davis where he studied Managerial Economics. He joined the pack as a technical recruiter and has been dedicated to providing the best opportunities available for his candidates ever since.

What was the last TV show you binge-watched?

Better Call Saul

Ideally, how would you spend your birthday?

Surrounded by friends doing an outdoor activity.

If you were a dog, what type of dog would you be and why?

Greyhound. They're competitive and built for speed and grace but love to relax at the end of a long day.

Know more about Garrick

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