We have a network of seasoned experts with management and technical expertise that spans many industries, from retail and health care to insurance and financial services. We find the individuals with the best skills to meet your requirements and solve your most pressing business needs. And unlike many big firms, we don’t come in and sell you on our company, then assign junior staff. As your trusted advisers, 180’s leadership will be with you every step of the process.
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|Joe Coletta, Founder & CEO
Joe is a customer focused management executive with a passion for building, leading, and growing high performance teams. Joe started his career in software engineering and grew through management ranks within telecommunications and consumer electronics firms. Joe led teams in engineering, program management, and product management, as well as leading cradle to grave businesses. He chose to leave a Vice President position at Motorola in 2008, to create a premiere recruiting and consulting firm. The firm he created, 180, refers to the different approach and better results he was committed to delivering. 180 has grown into the firm he envisioned, servicing technology companies in the US and Europe. Joe received his MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg’s Graduate School of Business, and his Masters in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Direct line: (331) 215-6060
|Kathy Davis, Office Manager
Kathy has been the Office Manager at 180 since 2010. She handles the day-to-day operations, tracks sales/recruiter metrics, on-boards contractors, invoices clients, and processes payroll. She has a BSEE from Marquette University and worked for 13-years as a Software Engineer/Manager at Motorola Cellular. Kathy@180Engineering.com
Direct line: (331) 215-6055
|Julie Kittridge, Sr. Search Consultant
Julie is a seasoned full desk recruiter who began her career within the medical/technical industry in the 1990’s working for a major Chicago teaching hospital as a career adviser and nurse recruiter. She moved into the financial services industry in the late 1990’s serving the mutual fund/financial industry and eventually started her own successful search firm, Kittridge & Associates, running it for 10 years. When Joe Coletta called her and asked her to join 180, she could not pass up the opportunity to work for a start-up firm with the kind of vision Joe had. Julie has the right mix of enthusiasm and knack for finding the right candidates for her clients. She has been working at 180 since 2011. Julie@180Engineering.com
Direct line: (331) 215-6056
|George Santos, Sr. Search Consultant
George is part of the full desk recruiting team, specializing in aerospace/aviation industries. Before joining 180 in 2013, he spent over 6 years at Best Buy There he led his team to become one of the top performing stores in attachments and solutions. George joined 180 in search of another opportunity that combined his love of technology and working with people. George prides himself on extensively researching the roles he works on in order to match the perfect candidate with the right opportunity, as well as delivering quality talent to his clients. When he is not working, George can usually be found under the hood of a classic car or researching the latest in technology trends. George received his BA in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2013, where his areas of study were International Relations and Law in Society. George@180Engineering.com
Direct line: (331) 215-6061
|Rusty Kubis, Sr. Search Consultant
Rusty joined the 180 team in March of 2014 as a recruiter, excited to help people take the next step in their career. Rusty is currently responsible for recruiting, account management and new business development where he is leveraging his previous sales and recruiting experience to build relationships with current and future 180 clients and candidates. Previously, Rusty worked as a sales professional for Sun-Times Media Digital, The AHL’s Chicago Wolves and The MLB’s Tampa Bay Rays where he thrived by creating rock solid relationships built on trust, respect and execution. Rusty is applying these same principles to the staffing industry where he is focused on being a professional that clients and candidates can rely on to deliver results. Outside of work, Rusty enjoys golfing, playing hockey, traveling, podcasts, Netflixing and spending time with family and friends. Rusty received his BBA from Loyola University Chicago in 2009. Rusty@180Engineering.com
Direct line: (630) 219-1660
|Julie Johnson, Sr. Search Consultant
Julie joined 180 as a full-desk recruiter with the goal of helping candidates achieve their dream job and working for clients to deliver an excellent match. She enjoys going to the next level with prospects and it is her love of working personally with candidates that sets her apart.
Prior to 180, Julie spent 10 years in the financial industry where she worked in wholesale mortgage serving banks and brokers, prior to becoming a mortgage broker herself. Julie spent time as a recruiter years ago and she is eager to once again find that perfect match between candidates and clients. At 180, Julie prides herself on doing the best for her clients each and every time. In her personal time, Julie can be found cheering for her kids’ sports teams, enjoying the outdoors and just relaxing with her family. Julie.J@180Engineering.com
Direct line: (331) 215-6439
|Jacqui White, Sr. Recruiting Specialist
Jacqui Joined 180 in January of 2018 as an experienced and proven Sr. Recruiter who began her career within the consumer electronics industry in 2009 working for a small startup company in Sales & Marketing. She moved into the staffing and recruiting industry in 2011 and has been serving the IT industry ever since. She has been recruiting for 6 plus years for a variety of industries including IT, Engineering, Consumer Electronics, Staffing and Recruiting. She really cares about her candidates and finding the right match between the candidate and the client’s needs. She is able to positively influence high paying job offers to Mid to Senior level candidates anywhere from $50K-$200K depending on the types of roles and experience. She is recognized for being a dedicated team player, building strong relationships, providing superior customer service, meeting and exceeding company’s needs to fill roles. Jacqui is also a Certified Professional Resume Writer and Certified Employment Interview Professional. Jacqui@180Engineering.com
Direct line: (331) 215-6441
|Brian Lund, Recruiting Specialist
Brian joined the 180 team in February of 2018 as a Recruiting Specialist. He hopes to bring a consultative approach in helping clients and candidates meet their needs. Prior to joining 180, Brian taught at an alternative high school which focused on the at-risk student population while using non-traditional, personalized instruction and blended learning to help facilitate student growth and achievement. Also, he spent 6 years as a private business owner. Brian hopes to use his prior experience as a teacher and business owner to bring a compassionate, business approach to help both clients and candidates alike. His passion for helping people can be seen in everything he does, as he goes above and beyond to ensure all stakeholders are satisfied. In his spare time, Brian can be found spending time with friends and family. Brian@180Engineering.com
Direct line: (331) 215-6059
|Meghan Quinn, Talent Relationship Manager – Contract Staffing
Meghan Joined the 180 team in February of 2018 and has been a professional recruiter for over 5 years ranging in areas of customer service, office support to information technology. She joined the 180 Engineering team with the intent to grow her expertise in recruitment, candidate experience and training. Meghan takes a lot of pride in helping candidates find their dream job and goes above and beyond in doing so. Relationships are the biggest reason for her success and building strong lasting relationships is what makes this more than a job to Meghan. On the weekends you can find her searching for her next investment property, hiking with her German Shephard, or eating her way around Chicago. Meghan@180Engineering.com
Direct line: (331) 215-6438