Years Of Direct Industry Expertise
There is a war for tech talent who can bring vision, discipline, and innovation to technology companies, from startups to high-growth. Looming demographic shifts are forecasted to make the competition for skilled talent worse. This makes it critical to track the trends, demand, M&A activity, and people in today’s leading and emerging technology sectors. We take that responsibility seriously, learning everything we can and sharing everything we know. Our end goal is to help you not only survive the turbulent tech environment, but thrive.
Data + Analytics
IT Services + Solutions
When TEG opened its doors, telecom meant one thing: voice. Since then, growth has skyrocketed with the advent of convergence, smart phones, social networking platforms, and the cloud. Digitization and the Internet of Things are redefining customer experiences and connectivity around the world. To stay competitive, our clients set out to attract the sharpest minds. Good thing we left the door open, because this has evolved into one of our hottest practice areas.
Hardware + Electronics
Given our industry focus, we partner with key stakeholders in the private equity investment community whose portfolios include many of today’s rapidly growing, innovative tech companies. In this intensely competitive market, recruiting talent that can provide strategic and operational guidance is a key value add to realizing the full potential of each investment. We bring the expertise necessary to recruit both in-house talent and portfolio company leaders that can help achieve your management team’s vision for growth and value creation.
The growth rate of the professional services industry has returned to an all-time high, linked to the recent economic recovery. Yet, firms face several challenges: a borderless flow of information, operational complexity, the increasing ease of being copied, competition from online providers and offshore firms, the emergence of modularization, and highly sophisticated customers. In services, success depends on the caliber of one’s human capital. Firms need visionary and proactive leaders to prosper in this complex yet promising environment, especially in terms of accelerating the adoption of technology.
Outsourcing + Tech Services
Consulting + Advisory
Healthcare IT is moving at an astounding pace. Mobile technologies, virtualization, cloud computing, data analytics and IDC are changing this industry as we know it. With change comes new career opportunities at every level. We work with hospitals, healthcare systems, software vendors and consulting firms across healthcare, life sciences, and big pharma to attract professionals skilled at leading IT transformations and adopting new systems and technologies. For you, that means improved efficiency, lower cost, and better patient care and service. And for many, a much needed evolution of privacy, data security, and infrastructure.
In the new world, having the right functional skills can make or break your business. Whether a key business function of today or the “it” role of tomorrow, TEG can help you attract the best athletes. Over the last ten years, the creation of new and emerging roles, often influenced by trends in big data and analytics, have caught our eyes, including customer experience experts, digital marketers, and data scientists. From keeping pace with hot jobs that will help you compete successfully in the future to recruiting traditional skillsets, we got you covered.
Performance To Power Your Business
Years in Executive Search
in Tech & Telecom
of Hired Candidates
Identified in 30 Days
of Clients Hire us Again
Meet TEG, a team of committed, smart, and approachable people who build businesses through talent. Our veteran consultants are resourceful, persistent, and energetic about driving meaningful hires.
Rick DeRoseFounder + Managing Partner
Rick’s passion for helping people achieve goals beyond their wildest dreams coupled with his desire to be an entrepreneur (which he’s had almost as long as he can remember) inspired his founding of Technology Executive Group in 1995.
Rick brings 20-years’ experience to his overall management responsibility for TEG’s operations, and an innate drive to push beyond convention to better, innovative new solutions. He thrives when he is collaborating with our team and client partners to attract the high-performers who will drive the business and enterprise value of their organizations.
As Managing Partner, Rick leverages his expertise in the fast paced and highly specialized industries of telecommunications, technology, private equity, and professional services along with a track record aligning business goals to talent strategy to ensure the ultimate satisfaction of every client.
Rick serves on several boards of telecom and technology companies throughout the US and has been a guest speaker at The World Executive Search Congress. Previously, Rick served as managing partner of ITP Worldwide, a global network specializing in senior level searches for multinational high technology organizations. Prior to founding TEG, Rick spent eight years progressing through an array of leadership roles at Cable & Wireless Communications.
Outside work, Rick relishes family time with his wife and their two sons. Weekends are active, filled with running, training, and sports – Rick has spent hours on the sidelines of his sons’ hockey and basketball games, cheering like a fanatic. When there’s a break in the action, they all pack their bags and hit the road for their shared love of travel.
Drexel University, Masters, Business Administration
St. Joseph’s University, Bachelors, Accounting
Washington, DC Metro
Sarah’s entrepreneurial and resilient character drives her success as a leader at TEG and energizes our entire team. As Managing Partner, she holds responsibility for our delivery strategy, team execution, and many of the firm’s key client relationships. Committed to finding high-performing talent – effectively and quickly – she excels in all facets of recruitment and generates satisfied, loyal clients.
For over 15 years, she has led strategic searches and extensive talent projects, frequently managing high-volume hires for national team build outs. When asked what she enjoys most about her job, she told us it is the opportunity to impact the trajectory of her clients’ businesses, which include data analytics client CoStar, telecom giant Time Warner Cable and enterprise network provider Integra. Moreover, Sarah is passionate about positively changing the lives of the people she recruits.
Sarah fostered her relentless creativity and ambition early on in her career. Leading up to TEG, she spent six years at Cable & Wireless in senior management roles of increasing responsibility, following a sales track with Reprographic Technologies and Temps & Co. Currently, Sarah is the Advisory Board Chair for DC-based tech and telecom organization The Hub.
When she is not working her network to unearth the perfect slate of candidates, you can find Sarah with her husband Ted chasing after their two kids at soccer fields and hockey rinks. If hockey wasn’t exciting enough, for more adventurous days, they head out skiing the black diamonds on the North Face in Crested Butte, Colorado (her happy place).
Duke University, B.A. History
As Partner, Marci Nigro serves as a trusted advisor to her clients to help them with transformation with high impact talent. She brings over 20 years to TEG of executive search expertise and a vast network of relationships across the technology, media, software, financial services, and private equity industries. She takes an authentic consultative approach with her clients to flawlessly execute on searches for companies with innovative capabilities, business transformation needs, diversity, and high-growth initiatives.
Marci is well known for building strong relationships and for her straightforward approach. She invests the time to truly listen to her clients and candidates, and believes that strong cultural fit is the key to success.
Before rejoining TEG, Marci was the founder and CEO of Appointed Partners, a talent solutions firm serving the executive and board levels. In this role, she had the opportunity to expand her practice beyond technology to new areas such as professional services and healthcare.
Marci first joined TEG in 1996 and played an instrumental role in helping the firm achieve exceptional growth over two decades. Prior to that, Marci spent eight years with global telecommunications leader, Cable & Wireless, sales management positions of increasing responsibility.
She loves to travel, sail, spend time at the beach as well as entertain poolside.
Temple University, B.S. Journalism
Washington, DC Metro
The opportunity to impact people’s lives and help build sustainable success for organizations is the reason Carol has spent nearly 20 years in the executive search industry. Since joining TEG in 1998, she has followed her passion of partnering with Fortune 500 and fast paced, high growth communications technology clients. Leveraging her worldly insights and learning agility, Carol is quick to recruit top players for clients’ senior and mid-level roles in general management, operations, sales, and marketing.
Carol shares several interests in common with her clients: the insatiable desire to do new things, seek out trends, and find candidates with the perfect “fit.” She thrives on emerging and innovative technologies and has a passion for helping new ventures recruit the talent they need to lead them into the future. Carol’s ability to listen allows her to get up to speed on new industries fast and understand clients’ organizations as an insider. Clients Alcatel Lucent, Harris PSPC, Cellebrite, and Capgemini all value Carol as an effective search consultant and trusted advisor.
Her firsthand industry expertise grew from 12 years spent in regional sales management roles with telecommunications leaders Cable & Wireless and Qwest Communications prior to TEG.
Outside work, Carol’s love for adventure has led her to roam the world extensively, even remote destinations like New Zealand, from which she brought home her now husband of 27 years as a souvenir (way better than a T-shirt). An art collector, you will spot originals on the walls of their home in DC, or one of Carol’s own painted creations. She is also known to collect medals for full and half marathons and, most impressive, is consistently awarded a 10,000 steps badge on Fitbit.
The Johns Hopkins University, Masters, Business Administration
Old Dominion University, Bachelors, Business
New York Metro
Jayne has always enjoyed helping people. Top that with her ability to think outside the box, and you have an innovative and trustworthy search partner. With over 15 years of experience in search, Jayne has had the privilege of working closely with some of the world’s leading telecommunications and technology brands. A sample of her clients includes Digital Realty, CenturyLink, Truphone, Verizon, and UFP Technologies. She excels at placing professionals across a multitude of functions including sales, sales management, marketing, operations, and general management.
A key to Jayne’s proven track record is her inclination to look past the obvious and build collaborative team environments. Her ability to hone in on the right candidate is a direct result of taking the time to listen and thoroughly get to know her clients’ organizations, needs and aspirations. Recognizing that a career is an important part of a person’s life, she gives each engagement the attention it deserves to ensure the optimal synergy between client and candidate.
Bringing people together and achieving high client satisfaction has always been a part of Jayne’s career. Before TEG, she held various sales management, sales, and account development positions with MCI and Cable & Wireless, where she built and trained sales teams.
Beyond a recruiting matchmaker, Jayne is a caring wife and mom. Jayne, her husband Jack, their two daughters, and Maltese Chloe reside in Long Island. If you paid a visit, you might find her biking along one of the local beaches or watching her daughters’ soccer, lacrosse, or basketball games.
Adelphi University, MBA, Business Management
Hofstra University, BA, Business Marketing & Management
Following an early career progression on the corporate side of recruiting, Jerry’s expertise is rooted in the operations and demands of in-house talent acquisition. After six years at TEG, it is no surprise that he has become an exceptional partner to clients on key searches. His inside perspective of their challenges coupled with his deep understanding of the telecommunications industry make Jerry adept at recruiting talent for sales, marketing, and operations positions of all levels.
As Managing Partner, he commits 100 percent of his energy (or knowing Jerry, more likely 110) to leading every aspect of a search. We’ve never met someone quite as motivated, focused, or thoughtful as Jerry. He relentlessly dedicates his time until he finds the perfect match between client and candidate, and is diligent about follow-up on all fronts. His competitive spirit keeps him going until he achieves success as defined by his clients’ standards.
Before becoming a valued resource to our team, Jerry spent nine years perfecting his recruiting skills in the Midwest Region for McLeodUSA, which was purchased by PAETEC in February of 2008.
Based in Iowa and a man of utmost loyalty, he has been a true fan of the NY Yankees and the Minnesota Vikings since early childhood. In his leisure time, family is at the top of his priority list. You’re most likely to find Jerry, his wife, and two kids sinking putts on one of the local golf courses, or off for a weekend getaway in their camper.
Hawkeye Tech, Associates, Accounting
Kristin WardourClient Associate
Washington, DC Metro
When you work with Kristin, it’s easy to forget that she is a recruiter. The energy she puts into building relationships make interviews more like conversations than anything else. You sense her genuine interest in connecting with people to find the best fit for client and candidate alike. If you guessed that she has a Psychology degree, you’d be correct.
For nearly six years, Kristin has teamed up with our partners to ensure exceptional execution of searches across finance, software, managed services, and telecom. Along with her remarkable interpersonal skills, she is a strong project manager who works tirelessly to accelerate the execution of every engagement. Kristin was promoted into her role as client associate after 3 years as a research associate.
Kristin effortlessly transitioned into TEG, applying talents from earlier roles in client management. Previously, she was the assistant director of career services and corporate relations at Babson College and the associate vice president of institutional client service for investment management firm State Street Research (BlackRock). These experiences made her adept at the addressing the needs of a diverse range of stakeholders.
The value of her people skills are not to be underestimated outside of work; Kristin tells us her secret skill is talking her way into first class. If you meet her, ask her about the time she traveled to watch the Berlin Wall come down and chiseled out her very own piece. Kristin’s family life is an active one; even at home, she is constantly on the road. Big sports fans, you typically find her piling her gang into the car and heading to one of the kids’ hockey, lacrosse, or soccer games.
St. Lawrence University, BS, Psychology
Ethel DaileyResearch Associate
Washington, DC Metro
Ethel’s journey to joining Technology Executive Group (TEG) runs the gamut from professional experiences including attending meetings with Margaret Thatcher and arranging travel for Vladimir Putin to personal adventures like glider flying over the Tetons in Jackson Hole, WY. All reflect her unwavering ability to remain calm under pressure.
Ethel brings 15 years of global press and event experience to her role as research associate. Many of the qualities Ethel honed during her impressive career translate to her current responsibilities, especially her strong research, communication, and project management skills.
As research associate, Ethel actively supports each stage of TEG search engagements to include crafting position specifications, formulating source and target lists, and identifying highly qualified prospects.
Prior to joining TEG, Ethel was event coordinator for Linder Global Events where she planned and managed events spanning 300 person conferences to 8,000 person festivals and budgets ranging from $100,000 to $1,000,000. Her past roles also include patient liaison for the launch of Signature MD Concierge Services, and assistant director of seminars and conferences for the prestigious American Enterprise Institute. Ethel began her career as press assistant to the communications director of the G7 Economic Summit and the press secretary of the office of the vice president at The White House.
Outside work, Ethel is an avid tennis player and mom to an active family of five, amongst them three hockey players, two lacrosse players, one rugby player, a triathlete husband, and not to mention, a pair of twins. Good thing she’s unflappable. And on the rare day that she’s not, good thing there’s chocolate!
University of Virginia, Bachelors, History
Jonel SchusterResearch Assistant
Washington, DC Metro
Funny, genuine, and dedicated are three words that aptly describe Jonel. She joined Technology Executive Group in February 2014 and has since become known as the “relationship builder” who is happy to contribute to the positive outcome of any task she is presented.
To her role of research associate, Jonel brings experience from two Fortune 500 companies, First American Title and Fidelity National Title, where she held executive level sales and operations positions for more than a decade. The strong work ethic, dedication to customer service and attention to detail that fueled Jonel’s success in her financial services career serve her well as she actively supports our search engagements by crafting position specifications, formulating target lists, and identifying highly qualified prospects.
Despite an impressive professional career and the receipt of consecutive Presidents awards for her top sales achievements, Jonel’s greatest accomplishments reside outside the office. As a cancer survivor, Jonel has learned that life is a gift meant to be shared and that living with joy is the only way. Today, Jonel shares her positive outlook by volunteering at an infusion center, where she never ceases to make her patients smile. She is also dedicated to the role she is most proud of, motherhood (one that she appreciates fully after having been diagnosed when her daughter was a toddler).
Jonel enjoys her down time with her husband. She is an adventurer and avid traveler, never forgetting the sense of awe she felt encountering the ancient ruins of Greece. When she isn’t traveling, common past times include attending art galleries, photographing her English Bulldog Sherman, and bowling with her husband, just for the laugh of not being very good at it. And, after 30 years in Baltimore, she is a confessed Ravens fanatic.
Patricia DeRoseFinance Director
When our first client retained us in 1995, Pat was there to deposit our very first dollar. Since then, she has served as our finance director, ensuring Technology Executive Group is run profitably, sustainably, and with integrity. Her responsibilities include strategic planning, accounts receivables/ payable, and total rewards; the latter making her quite popular around the office.
Beyond finance, Pat takes great pride in manning our front desk in Philadelphia, maintaining office operations and providing administrative support. When she answers calls, you can feel her warmhearted smile through the phone – it’s no wonder it’s always buzzing. Her compassion and sunny disposition make her an asset well beyond the proven accounting skills and ethics she brings from her earlier career with The Internal Revenue Service.
When her fingers aren’t tapping the keyboard to balance out the books at the office, they dance in perfect technique across the piano keys in her home. Pat’s most beloved possession – the only thing she ever wanted in her life – is her Steinway grand piano. She has played since she was a child and is a lover of classical music.
Chris brings nearly 25-years’ experience in the SaaS, cloud computing, enterprise software, unified communications, and contact center applications markets to his role as partner. He applies in-depth knowledge of business development, emerging technologies, and large-scale global sales management to help clients understand the trends, competitive dynamics, and market realities impacting their talent strategies.
Before joining Technology Executive Group (TEG), Chris was based in London as the VP, Financial Services Business Unit for NICE Systems, where he held global P&L responsibilities for the $1B enterprise software company headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Previously, Chris served as CEO at Nicom Technologies, Inc., a leading telephony VAR that he exited to a $200M+ systems integrator. He also held several vice president positions with Avaya, managing indirect channels and global accounts with revenue responsibility in excess of $250M. Chris has also served on the boards of several early-stage technology companies including OP3Nvoice, a Techstars company, based in Austin, TX.
Soccer is Chris’ life outside of work. It became a family passion when they lived in London. He and his wife Julia and their three kids like to watch it, play it and strategize about it. It’s a minor obsession (5-6 days a week), not to speak of good exercise.
New York University, MBA
Bucknell University, B.A., International Relations, Spanish