Meet the Digital People Team
Get to know people behind the brand! Our recruiting teams are based in Chicago and Minneapolis. We look forward to connecting with you!
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.
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.
Angela Isaacson | Senior 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.
Brian Ferdman | Business Development Manager
As a business development manager, Brian is responsible for new account acquisition, account management, and service delivery. He has a unique DNA with agency, vendor and client-side experience with a focus on value selling and consulting C-Suite and Senior Leadership on creative staffing solutions and digital transformation. Brian loves spending time with his family and is an avid Chicago sports fan (Go Cubs!)
Bryan Peglow | Managing Director
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.
Erin Ehnerd | Senior Creative Recruiter
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.
Trisha Evans | Account Executive
As an Account Executive in the Minneapolis Office, Trisha is responsible for new account acquisition, account management and un-paralleled service delivery. She has extensive history in the business and often knows what her clients need before they themselves even tell her. Clients have reported that they feel as though Trisha is one of their own internal staff after working with her. She is focused, communicative and empathetic to all her partners creative staffing needs. She’s cool under pressure and lets her sense of humor loose when it’s needed most. When she’s not with her office team she is a devoted wife and loving mother to her hilarious toddler.
Ed Pihota | Sr. Account Executive
As senior account executive of Digital People-New York, Ed is responsible for new account acquisition, account development, and service delivery. Ed has been in the staffing industry for 12+ years in multiple roles, including recruiting, client engagement, and business development. He loves meeting new people and helping clients achieve their goals. When not at work, Ed enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, and golfing.
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.