John is the founder and president of Benchmark IT, a leading technology recruitment and staffing firm based in Stamford, CT. John and his team help Tri-state(CT-NY-NJ) CIOs, CTOs, and technology management build and manage their teams with both direct-hire and contract-based staffing solutions. A 25-year veteran in IT recruitment, John founded Benchmark IT in 2007. In his previous position as Director at the Computer Merchant, Ltd., he built the onsite Managed Staffing Program for Starwood Hotels, recruiting and managing over 250 consultants in this program. He began his recruiting career with RHI Consulting. A graduate (and humble basketball fan) of Duke University, John’s early career was in international aviation sales and marketing where he managed sales territories across the Pacific Rim, before he was recruited into recruiting and found his current niche and passion working with technology talent.