Mike Astringer
Phone: 609.280.1367
E-mail: mike@mikeastringer.com
Experienced Contract Recruiter, Project Manager, Consult...
Department of Defense (DoD) and other government clients.
• Consultant to SSD Technology Partners, Wilmington, Delaware as...
• Consultant to Ipswitch, Alpharetta, GA as Project Manager responsible managing an on-site
recruitment resource. Responsi...
BioMarketing is Boston's leading full-service healthcare marketing communications agency serving the
biotech and pharma se...
interviewing, and offer generation. Responsible for pipeline and client management for the team as well
as meeting persona...
recruitment function. Responsibilities included developing processes and strategies, managing
recruitment and sourcing res...
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Mike Astringer Contract Recruiter Consulting Overview

  1. 1. Mike Astringer Phone: 609.280.1367 E-mail: mike@mikeastringer.com Experienced Contract Recruiter, Project Manager, Consultant Director of Recruiting and Recruitment Strategy/Process Consultant with extensive experience serving clients across the United States. Experience includes the development, deployment, and management of recruiting functions, process, strategies, and projects as well as hands-on candidate sourcing and recruitment. Seeking a contract engagement where my expertise, motivation and leadership experience will help my client exceed business goals. I am available for contract engagements full or part-time hours and able to travel as needed. Consulting Engagement Overview • Consultant to Chemetall Americas, New Providence, New Jersey as Project Manager for two separate initiatives. The first initiative was to build an internal corporate recruiting process/strategy. Managed a Contract Recruiting resource while working with Chemetall management to implement an ATS system and develop candidate sourcing/attraction strategies including a diversity strategy. The second initiative was to rebuild Chemetall's internal Human Resources Department. Managed a contract Director of Human Resources charged with rebuilding HR strategies and processes. Recruited the new Director of Human Resources. Chemetall Americas is a leader in specialist chemical products. • Consultant to NetProspex, Waltham, Massachusetts as Director of Talent Acquisition and Senior Recruitment Consultant. Responsible for development and deployment of NetProspex's internal recruitment function including the development of sourcing strategies, employment branding and internal processes. Recruited candidates for technology and business development roles including PHP / LAMP Developers, Product Managers, QA Engineers, Data Quality Analysts and Sales Account Executives. Trained an entry level Recruiter to serve as NetProspex's full time Corporate Recruiter. NetProspex is a startup that aims to make lead generation easier and more cost effective and help their clients sell smarter and faster with an innovative and highly effective process for finding, trading, and buying targeted business contacts. • Consultant to Backupify, Cambridge, Massachusetts as Senior Recruitment Consultant responsible for the recruitment of Ruby on Rails Software Engineer and Development Operations Engineer roles. Backupify is a startup provider of backup and recovery solutions for Software-as-a-Service applications. • Consultant to PatientsLikeMe, Cambridge, Massachusetts as Senior Recruitment Consultant. Responsible for full lifecycle recruitment and development of candidate sourcing strategies for all internal departments. Candidates recruited included Ruby on Rails Engineers, Marketing, Product Managers, Moderators, Client Managers and Research Scientists. PatientsLikeMe is a startup that provides a free online community for all patients with any life-changing condition. • Consultant to Quantech Services, Lexington, Massachusetts as Senior Recruitment Consultant. Responsible for full lifecycle recruitment, development of candidate sourcing strategies and management of an internal resource. Recruited Engineering and IT candidates with DoD security clearances for government projects. Quantech Services provides consulting products and services in the areas of Program Management, Engineering Services, Cost and Financial Management to the
  2. 2. Department of Defense (DoD) and other government clients. • Consultant to SSD Technology Partners, Wilmington, Delaware as Senior Recruitment Consultant. Responsible for the recruitment of internal software engineering, support and network engineering positions. SSD Technology Partners is an award winning network integrator servicing the SMB market in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. • Consultant to Encima Group, Newark, Delaware as Sr. Recruitment Consultant. Responsible for development of sourcing strategies and full lifecycle recruitment of senior marketing professionals with pharmaceutical vertical experience. Candidates recruited had backgrounds in enterprise digital marketing strategy and execution. Encima Group is focused on building, enhancing and optimizing their pharmaceutical clients' marketing efforts by providing results focused marketing strategy, operations and support. • Retained Consultant to Livengrin Foundation, Bensalem, Pennsylvania to recruit a Chief Financial Officer, a Director of Human Resources and a Director of Development / Fundraising. Livengrin Foundation is a premier non-profit provider of high-quality treatment and recovery from substance abuse. • Consultant to Accenture, New York, NY as Team Lead and Sr. Recruitment Consultant for an initiative to recruit to recruit candidates for senior consulting roles in Accenture's Finance Transformation Practice across the U.S. Candidates recruited had backgrounds in Tier 1 consulting, financial strategy and financial systems implementation. Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. • Consultant to Grasshopper Group, Needham, Massachusetts, Austin, Texas and San Francisco, California as Director of Recruiting and Senior Recruitment Consultant for Grasshopper Group's suite of SaaS products for entrepreneurs. Responsible for the development and deployment of Grasshopper Group's full lifecycle internal recruiting function including the development of all processes and strategies. Responsible for the management of the recruitment team and candidate sourcing resources, pipeline management, and recruitment branding. Designed and deployed Grasshopper Group's employee referral program and internship program. Managed outside staffing vendors when utilized. Participated in the evaluation and selection of Grasshopper Group's recruitment technology. Implemented and trained internal resources on use of the ATS system. Managed recruitment and actively recruited for all internal departments including Software Engineering, Network Operations, Marketing, Creative, Sales, Customer Service, and Operations. Grasshopper Group is a startup that develops a suite of products for entrepreneurs including Grasshopper, Chargify and Spreadable. • Consultant to IMS Health, Collegeville, Pennsylvania and Parsippany, New Jersey as Recruitment Team Lead for an initiative to recruit Engagement Managers and Sr. Consultants with pharmaceutical patient level and sales/marketing data experience for IMS consulting engagements across the United States. Managed execution and engagement with several internal IMS hiring authorities. Acted as Lead Recruiter directing and leading a team of consultants recruiting for the IMS engagement. IMS Health is commercial pharmaceutical's IT partner of choice. IMS Health works with nearly every pharmaceutical and biotech company worldwide to provide value-added input on business challenges, to deliver projects that solve those strategic issues, and to develop business opportunities that will ensure faster growth and high-level client satisfaction.
  3. 3. • Consultant to Ipswitch, Alpharetta, GA as Project Manager responsible managing an on-site recruitment resource. Responsible for management of candidate generation activities, recruitment process, and candidate pipeline reporting. Ipswitch develops software to manage networks, securely transfer files and communicate via e-mail. • Consultant to The Resumator, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as Director of Recruiting and Sr. Recruitment Consultant. Responsible for development and execution of recruiting strategies and processes for this start-up SaaS provider. Worked with The Resumator's Founder on the development of headcount planning and recruitment strategies and processes. Provided hands on recruiting support to all corporate departments including Software Engineering, Design, Marketing, Sales, and Operations. Member of the Corporate Advisory Board providing advice and direction on Resumator product enhancements. The Resumator is a startup that helps small businesses, non-profits, and start-ups save time and money on hiring by empowering them with hiring tools they've never had but have always needed. • Consultant to Hydro Aluminum North America, Linthicum, MD as Senior Recruitment Consultant. Responsible for full lifecycle recruitment of Sales Engineers, Business Development Managers, Territory Sales Managers and Inside Sales Representatives across the United States. Worked with Hydro's Human Resources Department to create a recruitment strategy and tools to successfully generate candidate flow in multiple markets. Hydro Aluminum North America provides aluminum solutions including supply sourcing, extrusion, finishing, and fabrication of components, as well as engineering and contract manufacturing services for a variety of industries. • Consultant to Yieldbot, Maynard, Massachusetts and New York, New York as Consultant Director of Recruiting and Human Resources and Senior Consultant. Responsible for establishing recruitment and HR practices for this technology start-up. Provided full lifecycle recruitment for technology roles. • Consultant to Dow Jones, Princeton, New Jersey and New York, New York as Senior Recruitment Consultant. Responsible for full lifecycle recruiting for software engineering, IT, Human Resources, and Marketing roles within Dow Jones' Princeton and New York locations. A leader in news and business information world-wide, Dow Jones is newswires, web sites, newspapers, newsletters, databases, magazines, radio and television. • Consultant to RentFeeder, New York, New York as Sr. Recruitment Consultant. Responsible for working with RentFeeder's founder to make the first two hires for this start-up web application. Worked with RentFeeder's founder on headcount planning, recruitment strategies, and hands on recruitment. Rentfeeder is a startup web-based SaaS application for realtors. • Consultant to Cambridge BioMarketing, Cambridge, Massachusetts as Consultant Director of Recruiting and Senior Recruitment Consultant. Responsible for the development and deployment of a full lifecycle internal recruiting process/strategy. Developed Cambridge BioMarketing's internal recruitment workflow, employee referral program, employment branding, and social media recruitment strategy. Developed a standard 3rd party vendor services agreement and negotiated consistent terms with existing 3rd party resources. Evaluated and implemented a recruitment technology solution (ATS system). Spearheaded an effort to benchmark successful employees in the agency and identify those traits in potential candidates. Worked with the digital marketing department to develop employment branding initiatives. Actively recruited on internal positions in all areas of the agency including Software Engineering/Development, Creative, Traffic, Copywriting, Operations and Account Services. Cambridge
  4. 4. BioMarketing is Boston's leading full-service healthcare marketing communications agency serving the biotech and pharma sectors. • Consultant to SDI Health, Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania as Sr. Recruitment Consultant. Responsible for the recruitment of executive, technical, and business candidates with healthcare and pharmaceutical domain experience. Responsible for candidate sourcing, screening, and process management. SDI Health is a healthcare analytics organization that works with all of the top 50 pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical manufacturers, medical and surgical device manufacturers and other top healthcare organizations. • Consultant to Alliance Life Sciences Consulting Group, Bridgewater, New Jersey, to recruit Technical Architects, Project Managers, and Business Analysts with Life Sciences domain experience for consulting engagements in the Northeast corridor. Responsible for direct candidate sourcing from competing life sciences organizations and networking within the Life Sciences technical community. Alliance Life Sciences Consulting Group is focused on the Life Sciences vertical market delivering high-value Enterprise Life Cycle Management, Contract Management, Information Management and Master Data Management solutions to both major and middle market pharmaceutical and bio-technology companies. • Consultant to CHI Systems, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania and Orlando, Florida as Sr. Recruitment Consultant. Responsible for the recruitment of Product Managers, R&D Leads, Usability Analysts, and Software Engineering candidates for CHI Systems' simulation training medical device for front line military medics. Responsible for candidate sourcing, screening, and process management. CHI Systems is an advanced engineering firm that develops haptics based training products for military and government use. • Consultant to ConforMIS, Burlington, Massachusetts, as Project Manager and Sr. Recruitment Consultant to deploy and manage an initiative to roll out a national sales force for this start-up medical device firm. Candidates included Regional Sales Managers and Territory Managers with orthopedic and sports medicine sales backgrounds across the United States. Responsible for the management of recruitment and sourcing resources, candidate sourcing, screening, and submission, pipeline management, and weekly reporting. ConforMIS is a start-up firm that develops and commercializes medical devices for treatment of osteoarthritis and joint damages. • Consultant to Incontext Design, Concord, Massachusetts and Chicago, Illinois, as Project Manager and Sr. Recruitment Consultant to deploy and manage an initiative to recruit Project Managers, Interaction Designers, Work Practice Designers, User Researchers, and Business Development Managers in Chicago and Concord. Responsible for the management of recruiting and sourcing resources, candidate sourcing, screening and submission, pipeline management, client management, and full lifecycle recruiting including developing job descriptions, behavioral interview questions, and uncovering recruitment sources. Incontext uses their Contextual design methodology to design innovative, customer-centered product concepts, product suites, communications and learning environments, leading edge portals, and online business communities. • Consultant to Coventry Health, Scottsdale, Arizona, as Team Lead and Sr. Recruitment Consultant to recruit Software Engineers, Business Analysts and other technology candidates for Coventry locations across the United States. Responsible for the management of a team of recruitment and sourcing resources as well as full lifecycle recruiting to include identifying recruitment sources, behavioral
  5. 5. interviewing, and offer generation. Responsible for pipeline and client management for the team as well as meeting personal production goals. Coventry Health is a leader in the Managed Healthcare vertical. • Consultant to Advanced Health Media, Union, New Jersey and Virginia Beach, Virginia, as Sr. Sourcing Consultant to source software engineering candidates for software development and project management roles in New Jersey and Virginia. Candidates were sourced, screened, and then forwarded to internal AHM Recruiters for processing and inclusion into the recruitment process. Advanced Health Media is a leader in pharmaceutical marketing and communications. • Consultant to Comcast Communications, Corporate Office, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as Sr. Recruitment Consultant to support Comcast's National Customer Service Senior Leadership team. Positions included Vice Presidents, Senior Directors, Directors, and Managers within Comcast's national customer service management team. Comcast is the largest provider of cable services in the U.S. and one of the world's leading communications companies. • Consultant to Comcast Communications, Philadelphia Regional Division, Bensalem, Pennsylvania, as Sr. Recruitment Consultant to support Engineering staffing needs in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Positions included Vice Presidents, Directors, Managers, Project Managers, Engineers and Technicians throughout the Philadelphia region. Was an active participant on a committee to redeploy Comcast's regional recruitment processes, strategies and branding. Comcast is the largest provider of cable services in the U.S. and one of the world's leading communications companies. • Consultant to Comverse, Mt. Laurel, New Jersey and Wakefield, Massachusetts, as Interim Project Manager and Sr. Recruitment Consultant for a large outsourced staffing function. Responsible for review, development, and execution of recruitment strategies and processes. Managed outside staffing resources when utilized. Candidates included Product and Project Management, Client Management, Operational Management, Business Development, Software Development, Technical Support, Engineering, and QA in the United States and internationally. Comverse is a world leader in pre-paid telecom billing solutions. • Consultant to Design Strategy Corporation, Cranford, New Jersey and New York, New York, as Sr. Recruitment Consultant to recruit Business Development Managers and Corporate Recruiters for both locations. Responsible for uncovering recruiting sources, screening candidates, and reporting. Design Strategy Corporation develops, implements, and manages cutting-edge technology for corporate clients. • Consultant to Neat Receipts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as Project Manager for an initiative to staff the software development function for this start-up firm. Responsible for management of recruitment and sourcing resources, pipeline management, and client management. Candidates included Software Engineers with experience in .NET technologies. Neat Receipts develops scanning and software solutions that help organize documents by scanning, analyzing, and organizing receipts, bills, business, cards, and other documents then storing those documents in a database or PC. • Consultant to CNET Networks, Bridgewater, New Jersey and Cambridge, Massachusetts, as Sr. Recruitment Consultant to recruit technology candidates for both markets. Candidates included Software Engineers and Network Operations Engineers. CNET Networks is a leading provider of interactive content. • Consultant to Temel, Boonton, New Jersey, as Project Manager to manage Temel's outsourced
  6. 6. recruitment function. Responsibilities included developing processes and strategies, managing recruitment and sourcing resources, and uncovering recruiting sources. Temel integrates online and offline marketing communications for the pharmaceutical industry. • Consultant to Pepco Holdings, Newark, Delaware, Washington DC, and Atlantic City, New Jersey, as Sr. Recruitment Consultant to recruit technical, operational, and managerial candidates for corporate and field locations. Worked with Pepco to evaluate current corporate recruitment processes and policies and make process improvement suggestions to their corporate task force. Evaluated and renegotiated with Pepco's staffing vendors for maximum effectiveness and value. Pepco Holdings is a 5,000-employee electric power provider and parent company to Connectiv Energy and Atlantic City Electric. • Consultant to DKI Direct, Montvale, New Jersey, as Project Manager to manage DKI Directs' outsourced recruiting function, including management of recruiting resources, developing processes, strategies, and uncovering recruiting sources. Candidates included software engineering talent with Microsoft technologies experience. DKI develops online CRM and marketing programs for the pharmaceutical industry. • Consultant to Resolute Corporation, New York, New York and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as Sr. Recruitment Consultant to implement and improve recruiting processes, manage recruiting vendors, and support consulting practice growth in both markets. Candidates recruited included .NET Developers and Technical Architects using Microsoft technologies. Resolute is a consulting and IT services firm and a Microsoft Gold Partner. • Consultant to American Infrastructure, Malvern, Pennsylvania, Fallston, Maryland, and Dover, Delaware, as Sr. Recruitment Consultant. Responsibility was to recruit for all field and corporate positions for all business units. Worked with senior management to develop a long-term pro-active corporate recruiting strategy for AI's seasonal staffing needs to include processes and recruiting sources. American Infrastructure is a $365 million corporate parent to civil construction companies, a paving company, and a multiple site/multiple state construction materials supplier. American Infrastructure's companies include Independence Construction Materials and Allan A. Myers.

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