• Helen MacKinnon

    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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  • Scott MacKinnon

    Chief Executive Officer, 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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  • Cindi Feig

    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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  • Barbara Meadows

    Barbara grew up in Ventura County, lived in London after college, and traveled extensively prior to settling on the Westside. She has over 15 years of sales experience, building great relationships and making connections. She is interested in a wide range of industries and technologies, and matching the best people to each project, with outstanding customer service.

    Barbara has a B.A. in English, History and French from UCSB. She has a daughter named Bella, and enjoys photography, travel, the great outdoors, live music and trying new restaurants.

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  • Garry Fields

    With over 15 years’ exclusive experience as an IT Recruiter, Garry has learned that evaluating candidates and making matches based on the chemistry question is as important as the overall technology skill-set in creating successful hires. As in most cases, 70% of the hire is not based on how well a person can do a particular job, but rather, it is based on how well a candidate fits into that particular environment.

    With proven techniques in matching and evaluating the chemistry question, Garry brings a needed blend of experience to the role of IT Recruiter. His overall career success is directly attributed to effectively meeting these important criteria in each of his recruiting commitments.

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  • Michael Beirne

    A United States Army Veteran, Michael grew up moving around quite a bit – from K-12, he never attended the same school for more than two years. This, along with a military background, has given him a unique ability to adapt and overcome. By constantly making his way in new environments, Michael developed a personable and “never quit” nature. Using the GI Bill from his service in the military, he was fortunate to obtain a degree in Communications at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Michael aims to leverage his life experience in his professional role, while striving to be a sponge and learn from other’s strengths.

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  • Peter Ochoa

    Peter has always had a passion for technology. From a young age, he spent most of his time tinkering with computers and learning more about the industry. From hardware to software advancements, he has always been interested in working in the IT industry. Beginning his career in sales, he quickly climbed the ladder to Account Manager. With over eight years of experience in a corporate environment, he understands that mutual success is based on communication. Peter also brings two years of successful recruitment experience in the Information Technology and Engineering industries by blending his passion with his skills. His approach to recruitment is focused on connecting candidates and clients by building meaningful relationships that mutually benefit both parties.

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