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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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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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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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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Sean holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Administration from San Diego State University, and has over a decade of recruiting experience in both corporate and agency environments.
He believes the most important aspects of recruiting are cultivating long-term relationships, integrity, and always being accessible. He invites candidates and clients alike to contact him by phone, text, or email any time, day or night.
Residing and working in the Orange County Area, Sean enjoys working out, hiking with his dog, and watching any and all sports in his spare time.
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Rachel began exploring technology during her studies as a computer programmer. She joined TCI when she wanted to use her technical knowledge to more tangibly help people. Having experienced the recruiting process multiple times herself, Rachel is extremely excited to find both candidates and clients their perfect placements.
Rachel is a Los Angeles native who enjoys playing guitar, hiking, and sleeping.
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Jason is from Oak Park, California, and has lived there his entire life. Raised in a beautiful home by two loving parents who are still together, and has an older brother who lives in Santa Monica, working for a SaaS company in El Segundo. Both graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Business Management. Hobbies include watching and playing sports, as well as playing and listening to music. His two favorite sports are basketball and football, and he can play the piano as well as DJing for fun. Jason grew up in a musical household, his mother sings and plays piano, and father and brother both play the guitar. He enjoys hanging out with friends, attending music concerts, sports games, and ultimately staying happy most of the time. Jason’s a very personable guy, and he’s always willing to learn and grow as an individual.
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Brian is a Seattle native with a background in recruiting logistics for tech companies. When he’s in work mode he can be pretty heads down, but never hesitate to ping him since he loves to chat and hear people’s stories. When he’s not at TCI, he’s maintaining a tech blog and YouTube channel.
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