Leadership Team

Our leadership team is made up of top-notch expertise in technology consulting, IT project solutions, professional staffing, and strategic recruitment in the commercial and government sectors. Learn more about the leaders of TekPartners.

Executive Leadership

Harris Katz

Harris Katz

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Harris Katz

Harris Katz

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Harris Katz co-founded and serves as the CEO of TekPartners with Mr. Vito Scutero. Harris leads the company’s vision in providing the bridge between proven talent and opportunity. His role includes leading the organization’s major strategic client strategies, talent acquisition, training, public relations and strategic marketing. Harris is known as an entrepreneur who strikes the perfect balance between risk taking and analytical thinking. Harris has successfully turned his dreams into a reality by successfully building a world class organization that provides a variety of specialty recruiting and staffing solutions in a wide range of industries. He prides himself in his partnership mentality to clients, candidates and his organization.

Prior to founding TekPartners, Harris served in various leadership, management, and client relationship positions with two nationally recognized human capital organizations in South Florida. Harris brings more than 20 years’ worth of successful leadership, sales management, and business process experience to the TekPartners organization. Harris graduated from the University of Central Florida with his bachelor’s degree in communications with a focus in advertising and public relations. Harris resides in South Florida with his wife and three sons.

Vito Scutero

Vito Scutero

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Vito Scutero

Vito Scutero

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Vito Scutero co-founded and serves as the CEO of TekPartners with Mr. Harris Katz. Vito leads the company’s vision in providing proven talent to organizations to achieve their missions. He guides the unique TekPartners culture by emphasizing their core values of Be the Best, Understand the Urgency, Never Give Up, Have the Courage to Excel, and Making a Contribution to those we serve. His role includes leading the organization’s corporate operations, accounting, finance, human resources, legal, technology, and major client strategies. Vito is a thought leader for the creation and implementation of strategic workforce, human capital, staffing, recruiting, and consulting solutions for the company and its clients.

Prior to founding TekPartners, Vito served in various leadership, management, and client relationship positions with two nationally recognized human capital organizations in Orlando, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Vito brings more than 22 years’ worth of successful leadership, financial management, and business process experience to the TekPartners organization. Vito graduated from the University of Central Florida with his bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus in marketing and accounting. He is a passionate participant in many community and charitable organizations. Vito resides in the Fort Lauderdale area with his wife and two daughters.

Jay Bevilacqua
Jay Bevilacqua

Jay Bevilacqua

President

Jay Bevilacqua serves as the company’s President. Jay’s role includes leading, guiding, and directing the TekPartners organization. He is responsible for implementing the short and long term strategies for the company as well as ensuring the execution of the company’s operational budget. He serves as a key member of the executive leadership team. Jay joined the organization 15 years ago in the company’s third year of business.

Prior to joining TekPartners, Jay developed, led, and managed sales teams with three nationally recognized technology service organizations in Florida and North Carolina. Throughout his career, Jay has served on the boards of various community and industry organizations. Jay holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Central Florida.

Gregg Straus, CFO

Gregg Straus

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Gregg Straus, CFO

Gregg Straus

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Gregg Straus serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of TekPartners. He is a key member of the senior executive leadership team and provides insight and recommendations on both short-term and long-term growth plans. He is known for his uncompromising personal integrity, ethics, and solid leadership, and is responsible for all financial aspects of the company. Gregg oversees and provides strategic direction to the company’s finance organizations, including accounting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, tax, and strategic development (M&A). He also leads the human resources, IT, and legal teams at TekPartners.

Gregg brings 25 years of financial and management experience to TekPartners.  He has held various leadership positions with public companies, mid-sized private companies, and “Big 4” public accounting firms. His roles have included Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Senior Vice President of Tax. Gregg earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from the University of Florida. He is a certified public accountant, member of the AICPA and FICPA, and resides in South Florida with his wife and two children.

 

Corporate Leadership

James A. Barrett II

James A. Barrett II

Senior Director of Talent & Process Development

James A. Barrett II

James A. Barrett II

Senior Director of Talent & Process Development

James A. Barrett II is the Senior Director of Talent & Process Development responsible for developing new delivery personnel, best practices and implementing process throughout the company. Previously Barrett directed the delivery team in Coral Springs and has been recognized and awarded for being Producer of the Year Award for 3 consecutive years during his recruiting tenure at TekPartners. Some of his responsibilities include directing and mentoring recruiters and account managers, implementing advanced recruiting strategies and processes, and constantly looking for ways to improve current procedures and methods based on industry trends. Barrett stays ahead of the market curve to make sure that TekPartners is implementing the latest and most efficient business strategies among the companies delivery teams.

Prior to joining TekPartners, Barrett managed recruiting teams with a nationally recognized technology organization as well as a nationally recognized healthcare organization in Florida. Barrett brings to more than 15 years of recruiting experience as it relates to technology. Barrett attended Seminole State College with a major in Computer Sciences.

Melissa Beam

Melissa Beam

Director of Project Management

Melissa Beam

Melissa Beam

Director of Project Management

Melissa Beam serves as the company’s Director of Project Management.  Melissa’s role includes enterprise level and strategic projects including software implementation, integration, and administration, business process optimization and documentation, and Erecruit support and administration.

Prior to joining TekPartners, Melissa implemented and directed ICD-10 and business intelligence solutions verticals and was a Business Process Improvement Manager within the staffing industry. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from The University of Tampa.

Milgrim Bello, Director of Strategic Marketing

Milgrim Bello

Director of Strategic Marketing

Milgrim Bello, Director of Strategic Marketing

Milgrim Bello

Director of Strategic Marketing

Milgrim Bello serves as the company’s Director of Strategic Marketing. Milgrim’s role includes corporate marketing and communications efforts including branding, public/media relations, market research & analysis, content marketing, candidate & client education marketing, social/interactive marketing, social media, internal communications, change management and event planning. She is in charge of TekPartners’ strategic marketing initiatives.

Prior to joining TekPartners, Milgrim managed and led a marketing team within the staffing vertical. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international business from Rollins College.

Jennifer Day

Director of Business Services

Jennifer Day

Director of Business Services

Jennifer Day serves as the company’s Director of Business Services. In her role, she is responsible for back-office service and support operations such as consultant payroll, client billing, account receivable management, and cash applications.

Prior to joining TekPartners, Jennifer spent many years working for a successful staffing firm in a variety of back-office support roles. She has over 18 years of back-office staffing industry experience working in various leadership roles. Jennifer graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Alex Garcia, Director of Human Resources

Alex Garcia

Director of Human Resources

Alex Garcia, Director of Human Resources

Alex Garcia

Director of Human Resources

Alex Garcia serves as the company’s Director of Human Resources. In this role, he is responsible for HR policy development, documentation, implementation and compliance. Additional responsibilities include employee relations management as well as benefits and 401(k) administration and compliance. One of his primary objectives is assisting management in maintaining an employee-oriented culture that adheres to the company’s core values.

Alex brings over 15 years of successful human resources management experience supporting companies in various industries with up to 2,000 employees. He graduated from Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and obtained his Human Resources Management Certification from the University of Miami.

Patricia Messenbaugh

Patricia Messenbaugh

Corporate Controller

Patricia Messenbaugh

Patricia Messenbaugh

Corporate Controller

Patricia Messenbaugh serves as the company’s Corporate Controller. Patricia’s role includes management of all accounting functions, financial reporting, tax compliance, audit management, cash management, forecasting modeling, accounts payable, and internal payroll.

Patricia has over 16 years of experience in leadership roles, managing finance and accounting teams of companies of diverse size and various industries. She holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in business administration with a finance concentration from Oral Roberts University.

Emily Prno, Senior Director, Talent Acquisition and Development

Emily Prno

Senior Director, Talent Acquisition and Development

Emily Prno, Senior Director, Talent Acquisition and Development

Emily Prno

Senior Director, Talent Acquisition and Development

Emily serves as the company’s Senior Director of Talent Acquisition and Development. Emily’s role includes directing and participating in our internal recruiting and hiring process, along with training and development.

Prior to joining TekPartners, Emily worked in agency recruiting along with Corporate Recruiting/Management for 10 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Lewis University, where she was a collegiate athlete.

Field Leadership

John Ludwig

John Ludwig

Market Vice President, South Florida

John Ludwig

John Ludwig

Market Vice President, South Florida

John Ludwig serves as the Market Vice President for TekPartners’ South Florida market, overseeing all professional staffing and solutions service offerings to clients and consultants. He is responsible for hiring and supervision of a team of account managers, recruiters, operations specialists, and other staff. In addition to these responsibilities, John is accountable for training and career development of team members.

John started with TekPartners in December 2011 as an account manager and immediately made a significant impact by expanding TekPartners’ market share at companies all over South Florida. Four years later, he was promoted to Market Director and then to Market Vice President.

Prior to joining the staffing industry with TekPartners, John led a successful career in mergers and acquisitions, real estate finance and title insurance. He graduated from Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in international relations, concentration in business.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Andrew Anthony

Andrew Anthony

Market Manager, Charlotte

Andrew Anthony

Andrew Anthony

Market Manager, Charlotte

Andrew Anthony serves as the company’s Market Manager in Charlotte, North Carolina. Andrew’s role is managing the day to day business development strategy for North and South Carolina, as well as overseeing the recruitment and client delivery process for the branch. Prior to joining TekPartners, he worked with two nationally recognized staffing firms in North Carolina where he was in charge of client acquisition while managing and developing large recruitment delivery teams. Mr. Anthony holds a bachelor’s degree from Coastal Carolina University.

Charlotte, NC
Matthew Vanore

Matthew Vanore

Market Manager, Orlando

Matthew Vanore

Matthew Vanore

Market Manager, Orlando

Matthew Vanore serves as the Market Manager in Orlando, Florida, where he oversees the Central Florida IT staffing and solutions business. He is directly responsible for leading business development, account management and delivery teams, in addition to setting overall market strategy.

Prior to joining TekPartners, Matthew worked with two national staffing firms where he led multiple markets. In his role, he was responsible for client acquisition and account management for enterprise level accounts. Matthew graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in finance.

Anthony Sammartino

Anthony Sammartino

Senior Vice President, Solutions

Anthony Sammartino

Anthony Sammartino

Senior Vice President, Solutions

Anthony Sammartino, V-TSP, MCITP (BI), PMP®, joined TekPartners in December 2010 to head up the company’s business intelligence, managed services and project solutions practice to complement their technology staffing capabilities. He has since established software and professional service partnerships with Microsoft, Tableau, Hortonworks, and more. Utilizing the framework established for the business intelligence practice, Anthony is a thought leader in establishing other specialized practices for TekPartners.

South Florida
Dan Fink

Daniel Fink

Delivery Director, South Florida

Dan Fink

Daniel Fink

Delivery Director, South Florida

Daniel Fink serves as the Delivery Director for TekPartners South Florida, overseeing all IT recruiting and delivery efforts for the market. He is responsible for the supervision of a team of over 30 recruiters and oversees recruiting strategy, hiring, training, career development and best practices. Daniel started with TekPartners in 2015 and contributed heavily to the growth of the company’s delivery engine to be best in class in South Florida.

Prior to joining TekPartners, Daniel spent 9 years as a Recruiting Director for a successful global IT staffing company. He graduated from Purdue University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in business management.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL