Connecting IT Professionals to the Future

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Larry Bergstrom Larry Bergstrom has just over 20 years of consistent, successful technical recruiting experience in contingency search and contract consulting. His career includes 15 years of information technology recruiting with a focus on web development, Microsoft development, C#, ASP.NET, SQL Server, Sharepoint, network systems, commercial software, database applications development, and PHP web development.

Larry began his contingency search and technical placement career in 1989 when he joined Technical Careers and became "Rookie of the Year," conducting executive searches for engineering professionals. In 1993, he brought his expertise in recruiting Oracle and Microsoft developers to InfoShare Networking Services, a Novell Authorized Service Center. In 1994, he founded Shared Solutions, a contract programming, network services consulting and developer/programmer search firm. He moved to Grapevine, Texas, in August 1997 to begin operations of a new agency spawned from a Microsoft Solutions Provider, VAR, network consulting and programming company. He founded Computer Staff LLC, which is now Computer Staff Inc., in January 2000.

Education

Baylor University

Bachelors degree in business administration, May 1987, with a focus on operations management, quantitative business analysis and statistics

Employment

Computer Staff Inc., January 2000 to Present

Information Technology - Contingency Search and Contract Consulting CEO, President, Engagement Manager, Recruiting Manager, Account Services Manager

Managing internal team of recruiters and account managers who spearheaded business development, prospecting, client engagement, customer relationship management. Candidate recruitment, referral generating, interviewing and qualifications process. Developed and closed contract programming consulting contracts. Negotiated contingency search agreements, contract service contracts, search assignment skills requirements gathering, bid proposals for fixed-price projects, interviews, technical testing, aptitude testing, candidate presentations, background investigations and offer negotiations. Provided searches for almost every imaginable information technology position from VPs, CTOs, CIOs, Development Managers, Architects, Lead Developers, .NET Developers, Web Developers, Web Designers, Software Engineers, Applications Programmers, SQL Developers, Database Administrators, Datawarehouse Architects, Network Engineers, Systems Administrators, Technicians, to interactive Marketing related staff, search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), and software/hardware sales/business development people. Specialized in client server, systems integration, commercial multi-tier (n-tier) applications and web development including: C#, ASP.NET, VB.NET, AJAX, Atlas, SQL Server 2000/2005, TSQL, Windows 2003 Server, IIS 6.0, Exchange 2003, BizTalk, Sharepoint, Microsoft Content Management Server, MSCMS, Microsoft Customer Relationship Management, MS CRM, Commerce Server, C++, Visual Basic, COM, DCOM, COM+, J2EE, Java, Oracle, PL/SQL, .Net, IIS, ASP, Active Server Pages, JSP, Java Server Pages, WAP, WML, XML, XSL, WebLogic, EJB, Windows 2000 Server, Active Directory, IIS 5.0, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP, Visual C++, MFC, ATL, STL, Sockets, TC/PIP, SMS, SMTP, AS/400, RPG, Site Server, Mumps, C, WAN, LAN, HP Openview, MS Office, MAPI, TAPI, SAPI and many more.

InTelliStaff LLC., September 1997 to December. 1999

Information Technology - Contingency Search and Contract Consulting Engagement Manager, Recruiting Manager, Account Services Manager

Spearheaded business development, prospecting, client engagement, customer relationship management of clients using Microsoft technologies, especially VB, C++, SQL, ASP. Focused on web, dot coms, financial related companies. Candidate recruitment, referral generating, interviewing and qualifications process. Developed and closed contract programming consulting contracts. Negotiated contingency search agreements, contract service contracts, search assignment skills requirements gathering, bid proposals for fixed-price projects, interviews, technical testing, aptitude testing, candidate presentations, background investigations and offer negotiations. Provided searches for almost every imaginable information technology position.

Shared Solutions, July 1994 to September 1997

Information Technology Permanent Placement and Contract Consulting CEO, President, Salesman and Recruiting Manager

Contract staffing, permanent placement, and project outsourcing of information systems and information technology professionals and consultants. Provided recruiting, interviewing, screening, and background investigations clients. Specialized in client server software development, and systems integration.

InfoShare Networking Services Inc., January 1993 to July 1994

Led recruiting efforts. Provided creative and intensive recruiting and telemarketing campaign. Negotiated with clients and candidates regarding salaries, rates, fees, rates and agreements. Found over $55,000-worth of gross profit of local and wide area network installation and service sales leads in one eight-month period, while maintaining a $8,000 per month gross profit production level of consulting service and permanent placement during this time period. Infoshare Networking Services was sold. Shared Solutions was spawned from InfoShare.

Instrument Fit Engineering Search Consulting, January 1991 to January 1993

Instrumentation and Controls, Advanced Process Controls Employment Agency President, Salesman and Recruiter

Direct placement of instrument engineers and technicians, within the Oil and Gas, Refining, Chemical and Petrochemical manufacturing and service industries. Most searches were for skills in DCS configuration, PLC programming, but also software programming in information technology. Telemarketing, research and interviewing to locate openings and recruit candidates.

Technical Careers, May 1989 to January 1991

Diversified Human Resources Corporation, Salesman and Recruiter

Contingency permanent placement of engineering professionals. Business development. Client relationship management. Fee agreement contract negotiations. Recruited, researched, interviewed and placed qualified candidates. Negotiated salaries. Employment law training and education. Awarded "Rookie of the Year - 1989.

Poli-Seal Inc./Commercial Insulators Inc./Fiberglass Insulators, August 1987 to January 1989

Poliurethane Mnsulation manufacturer / Commercial Residential Insulation Installer Salesman, Production Manager, Installer, Estimator, Salesman

Assured calibration of pneumatically controlled pump actuators. Assured measurement of raw material weights with an electronically controlled scale. Supervised two production assistants. Marketing, sales orders, and purchasing responsibilities. Blueprint reading to estimate material take-offs, bills of materials, and labor costs of fireproofing and insulation jobs. Helped specify U.L. designs for fire ratings for fireproofing with architects and manufacturers over the telephone. Submitted bids. Measured, controlled and managed job sites.

COMPUTER SKILLS

Strong conceptual vocabulary and knowledge of the computer industries, software development, database concepts, LAN/WAN/networking/PC concepts; including: C#, VB.NET, C, C++, Visual C++, Windows development, Web development, MFC, Visual Basic, sockets, TC/PIP, Active Server Pages (ASP), IIS, COM, DCOM, MTS, COM+, ASP+, .Net, SQL Server, ATM, fiber, SAN, NAS, iSCSI, ip storage, NOC, Exchange, J2EE, Java, Java Server Pages, JMS, J2ME, wireless, messaging, but also the internet, and networking. Word processing skills, hardware and software installation skills. Installation and set up Internet connectivity, DSL, dial-up networking, email accounts and browsers. Software installation and setups of all Windows operating systems, hard-drive tape or RW CD backup and restore procedures, resumé scanning, resumé text searches. webpage creation, web site content updates.

SOFTWARE

Exchange 2003, Windows 2003 Server, eFax, XP Pro, Windows 2000 Pro, Office 2003, Calendar, Word, Schedule, Excel, PowerPoint, Act, GoldMine, Internet Explorer, CuteFTP, MS FrontPage.

HARDWARE

Pentium PCs, clones, laptops, modems, hard drives, CD ROMs, tape backups, backup power supplies, monitors, speakers, memory upgrades, processors, sound cards, video cards, mice and printers.

NETWORKING

Verizon FiOS, RAS, DialUp Networking, DSL, ADSL, SMTP, POP.

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