Frank Ottolino | Managing Director As managing director of Digital People in Chicago, Frank is responsible for new account acquisition, account development, service delivery, and promoting the range of professional recruiting services offered to businesses and talent. Frank has been with Digital People since 1997 in multiple roles, including recruiter and business development manager. When not at work, Frank enjoys spending time with family and friends, and stays active by biking, running, and skiing.
Geri Schultz | Business Development Manager As a business development manager, Geri thrives on building and maintaining client relationships. She is responsible for new account acquisition, account management, and service delivery. With previous experience as a marketing manager for a large airline and a master’s degree in marketing communications, Geri has a unique insight into clients’ creative, marketing, and interactive staffing needs. In her spare time, Geri works on her children’s book series, Kristie’s Excellent Adventures, available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Geri.Schultz@DigitalPeople.net
Adrian Tumiati | Business Development Manager After ten successful years in digital marketing, interactive strategy, and project management, Adrian now helps place talent for Chicago’s top creative agencies and brands. His marketing background helps him to successfully build partnerships with clients and talent. As the business development manager, Adrian meets clients’ objectives by listening to their needs, offering strategic insight, and creating a collaborative process to achieve those goals. In his spare time, Adrian enjoys exploring Chicago, running 5-Ks, camping, hiking, kayaking, motorcycles, and almost any outdoor activity. AdrianTumiati@DigitalPeople.net
Shannon Sanderson | Senior Creative Recruiter Not everyone is gifted with the creative gene, so Shannon says she became a recruiter so that she could rub elbows with the best of the best! As a recruiter for 10+ years, she has met hundreds of creative professionals who continue to amaze her. Her mission is to help people find the perfect job opportunity whether it be freelance, contract-to-hire, or direct hire. Shannon has a degree in communications and has been with Digital People for over 15 years, holding a variety of roles that have allowed her to interact with both talent and clients. Outside of work, Shannon loves to travel, read anything pertaining to Henry VIII, and watch Chicago sports, including the Bulls, Bears, and Blackhawks.Shannon.Sanderson@DigitalPeople.net
Angela Issacson | Creative Recruiter Angela joined the Digital People team in 2000 with previous experience in the hospitality industry. She worked in the Chicago office for over eight years recruiting creative talent and helping clients with staffing needs. She left in 2008 to stay at home with her two children and recently reunited with Digital People. What brought her back? Her love for the creative industry, her joy in working with people, and most of all, finding people jobs! Outside of work, Angela enjoys country music, running, home DIY projects, and hanging out with her two sons. Angela.Issacson@DigitalPeople.net
Kelly Magnuson | Client Services Manager Kelly served as the managing director of our sister company Ware Technology Services for nearly six years before transitioning to a corporate talent acquisition role with a large Minneapolis employer. She is a “boomerang” who was drawn back to Digital People by the appeal of the newly created role of client services manager and the excitement of once again being a part of one of the “best places to work.” Kelly loves spending time with her husband and daughter. On evenings and weekends, you can often find Kelly on the sidelines of a soccer field or basketball court watching her daughter play. Kelly.Magnuson@DigitalPeople.net
Bryan Peglow | Senior Business Development Manager A graphic designer by trade, Bryan began his career with Digital People as a recruiter in 2010 and transitioned to business development manager in 2011. In this role, Bryan works with clients to understand their staffing needs and align the right creative talent. Bryan grew up in Mound, MN where he still resides with his wife, two daughters, and dog. When he is not working, you can find him watching hockey, carting his kids to sports, or enjoying a nice day on the lake. He struggles with matching socks and plans to write a book called “Socks are Also Napkins” which will be chuck-full of life advice. Bryan.Peglow@DigitalPeople.net
Erin Ehnerd | Business Development Manager Erin moved here from Boulder, CO. His broad background in advertising includes stints in account service, production, and media for several large national brands. He also dabbled in the professional sports industry for a while working for the Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants, and Phoenix Desert Dogs. Erin can’t draw, run fast, or jump high but he is good at moving things, laughing, and giving high-fives. The song “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers has been stuck in his head for five years. Erin.Ehnerd@DigitalPeople.net
Ashley Allen | Senior Creative Recruiter A veteran member of the Digital People team, Ashley joined Digital People in 2006 and has since built a large network of creative, marketing, and interactive folks. Ashley’s relationships run deep and she isn’t just a recruiter; she is a friend to both talent and clients alike. She may appear quiet when you first meet her, but she is deadly when it comes to finding the right fit for you! In her spare time you can find Ashley with her husband doting over their little girl, camping, or attending an outdoor concert enjoying up and coming bands. Ashley.Allen@DigitalPeople.net
Arthur Sears | Creative Recruiter Art joined Digital People in July of 2016. He has been in sales and marketing in some form since 1998, beginning as a collection agent for GMAC. From there, he transitioned to mortgage and insurance sales and, most recently, served as an admissions specialist and director of admissions in higher education. Art is a semi-professional rugby referee for USA Rugby and also an adjunct professor of business for National American University.
Imani James | Creative Recruiter Imani is the newest member of our Digital People-Minneapolis team! A Gustavus Adolphus College alumna and Minneapolis native, Imani’s background rests in marketing and advertising on the agency side at Augeo+Greer and GdB. Now she is ready and excited to take on the staffing industry! When Imani is not recruiting, she is most likely enjoying the outdoors with her puppy, Princeton, attending a local music concert, or eating banana chocolate chip muffins.
Jodi Ewen | Executive Recruiter As a digital marketing leader for 23 years – with experience in strategy, advertising, marketing, branding, ecommerce, SEO, PPC, and SEM – Jodi understands what clients need! She is a focused executive recruiter and business problem solver known for rock star recruiting, her coaching and mentoring skills, and building brands with exceptional talent. Outside of work, Jodi loves to garden, bike ride, go to spinning class, and travel.