President of Technical Connections, Helen has more years than she’d like to say in the computer industry. Prior to forming Technical Connections in 1984, she had been counseling and placing computer professionals since 1981.
Helen has an extensive management and technical background. She was Director of Applications Development and Director of Software Support for a computer vendor. Earlier positions include Manager at TRW; Management Consultant for companies in America and Europe; and Programmer for both Advanced Computer Techniques and IBM. For fun, Helen likes to travel (been to all 7 continents), read, exercise and proof resumes.
Helen holds an M.B.A. in Finance and a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Southern California. Her undergraduate degree is in Mathematics.
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VP of Finance, Bernhard has over 18 years of experience in the world of corporate finance. He is responsible for overseeing and managing all areas of TCI’s finances as well as our accounting and payroll operations.
Bernhard holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with minors in Finance and Human Resources from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. A native of Austria, he also speaks German fluently. In his spare time he enjoys gardening and home renovation. Bernhard joined TCI in 1998 and we would be lost without him. He ensures that nothing ever falls through the cracks.
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VP of Operations, Scott focuses on assisting the greater Los Angeles tech community in building relationships with top-tier talent and assisting that talent in establishing career focused connections with a variety of LA based clients. Companies supported encompass creative, unstructured environments as well as corporate arenas. Scott has strong organizational and management skills while still maintaining excellent creative vision. He provides total infrastructure and operations support at TCI and makes sure we are never down. He joined TCI in 2008.
Scott is a self-proclaimed (and obvious) gadget accumulator and all round tinkerer with a strong belief that if you love technology, it will love you back.
Scott has a BA degree in English from Lafayette College.
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Director of Strategic Development, Russ has over 15 years of experience in delivering effective staffing and software development solutions for the Information Technology industry throughout California. He has been an individual contributor and has led teams in business development, recruiting and project solutions using local and international resources. Russ joined TCI in 2011.
Russ’ successful career has been the result of building relationships with clients, candidates, and colleagues alike, with a focus on truly understanding the needs and goals of those he serves. Russ is a dedicated family man who enjoys being with his wife, daughter and two dogs in Huntington Beach; he takes weekend rides on his motorcycle, plays golf and is an avid baseball fan.
Russ holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications & Film from California State University, Northridge.
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Cindi has over 20 years of experience in the staffing and technology industries. She began her career as an Information Technology Consultant with Andersen Consulting and then moved into line management. Cindi then made the transition into the Information Technology staffing field, responsible for business development activities for several large Los Angeles-based clients, and managed the Sales team within her firm. As Branch Manager for the Los Angeles office of a public, international staffing firm, Cindi led a successful and profitable division.
Cindi has a B.A. in Business Economics and Communication Studies from University of California, Santa Barbara. She is married and has two sons. She and her husband enjoy tennis and bike riding in their spare time. Cindi joined TCI in 2004.
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Jen has been recruiting Information Technology professionals on both a permanent and contract basis since 1997 and joined TCI in 2005. She has recruited in both the Southern California and Boston markets.
Jen enjoys recruiting because she values making a positive impact on people’s lives by finding the best opportunity for each individual. She strives to provide her clients with the best possible customer service. When she is not recruiting, she enjoys hiking and skiing, traveling, and spending time with her husband, her daughter, and her golden retriever.
She holds a B.S. from San Diego State University.
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Brianne (Pang) Di Cesare
Bri has a strong background in business development and account management for the technical staffing industry. She began her career in IT staffing in 2003 as a Technical Recruiter and has supported a Southern California client base including Fortune 500 companies as well as Los Angeles’ fastest growing start-ups. Bri joined Technical Connections in 2010.
Bri’s greatest strength is in building relationships. She strives to maintain long-term partnerships by understanding her clients and their needs thereby ensuring that she provides them with excellent service and support. Bri enjoys spending time with her friends and family, which includes her two dogs.
Bri holds a B.A. degree in Communications from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Lynn has been recruiting since 2002 and in Information Technology since 2004. She joined TCI in 2011. Lynn supports a variety of clients in entertainment, financial services, marketing, and healthcare. Her passion is helping people identify job opportunities that best suit their needs and creating solid long term relationships while doing it. (And her second greatest passion is — shoes.)
Lynn was born and raised in Los Angeles. She loves to spend time with her family including bike riding and going to the beach with her son.
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Jaeson is a California native (Pasadena/Arcadia area) who then went to the University of Montana for a change of pace. He joined Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and became “Recruitment Chair” which ironically set the stage for Staffing later in life. He has been in the staffing industry for 9 years starting off in the Aerospace sector at SkillStorm as a Recruiter working for JPL/NASA in Pasadena on IT and Engineering positions for the Mars Rover and Deep Space Network Missions, working his way up to be the #1 Recruiter company-wide. He then moved onto other staffing companies including Outsource Telecom and K-FORCE where he was a Sr. Recruiter working on Engineering, IT and Telecom positions and now was lucky enough to find a home at Technical Connections, where he hopes to take his staffing skills to the next level in the IT Sector and be a valued member of the team.
Along with recruiting, Jaeson enjoys living the “beach life” in the South Bay playing in soccer and softball leagues and playing beach volleyball. He is also a die-hard Denver Broncos fan with Mile High Fever!
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Christine was a student athlete at UCLA and graduated in 2005. After college, she worked for various Fortune 500 companies as a Sales Consultant in the medical device industry. After seven successful years in the medical industry, she followed her passion for cooking and went to culinary school in San Francisco, CA. After graduating from the California Culinary Academy, she worked at Spago and Factory Kitchen in Los Angeles as a Chef.
Christine decided to go into the Technical Recruiting industry because she wanted to form meaningful business relationships with others and consult people to identify job opportunities that best suit their lifestyle and career goals. In her spare time, she enjoys working out, playing the piano, and hanging out with her 8 month old French bulldog named Maasai.
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With previous experience in the Los Angeles startup sphere, Bradford combines his love for up and coming technology with a passion for recruiting. As a technical recruiter, he is able to identify candidates and positions that match each other, and help both candidates and clients form strong teams to achieve each other’s goals. His previous experience working with local startups involved business development and recruitment, connecting growing businesses with technology professionals.
When out of the office, Bradford enjoys travelling, baseball, and football, and anything involving the USC Trojans. A proud California native, he loves to go to the beach, visit the mountains, and take advantage of everything the state has to offer.
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As a Technical Recruiter, Alison is able to leverage her extensive background in science, technology and service to help candidates find their dream jobs. Driven by her strong desire to make every placement a perfect one, she focuses on matching clients with candidates perfectly suited to each other’s technical and cultural needs. Prior to working at Technical Connections, Alison has worked in pharmaceuticals, retail, healthcare and manufacturing.
In her free time Alison loves to travel, play video games, and play softball, badly. You may also find her scouring West LA for new foods to try or hiking in the Santa Monica mountains.
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Having spent his entire life in Southern California, Tyler has always been passionate about technology and helping people. Tyler prides himself on building genuine relationships with his candidates, always looking for what’s in their best interest. He takes into account every request and concern that candidates have and works hard to find the best fit for them. Before working at Technical Connections, Tyler studied business administration, marketing and the music industry at the University of Southern California. He previously worked for a record label as an A&R, recruiting artists and songwriters.
Outside of recruiting, Tyler loves songwriting and music production as well as keeping up with the music industry. He has been involved in bands and other various music projects since he was a young kid, and he continues to make music today!
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Born and raised in Redondo Beach, California, Yves is a Los Angeles native who loves everything about LA, which explains why he chose to attend UCLA. Although he started out working on a pre-med degree, he eventually changed his major to Psychology and started looking at a career in Recruiting. After dipping his feet into the world of Recruiting as an intern, Yves now finds himself as a full time IT Recruiter with TCI and could not be happier. His budding passion for technology combined with a strong desire to help others only push him to do his absolute best.
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