Nick Ferguson, Technical Recruiter – Nick is one of the founding members of KJ Technical and has an extensive background in technical recruiting. Prior to his time as a recruiter he was a Team Lead for Cbeyond, a national provider of voice, cloud, data, and managed services. During this time, Nick realized he has an affinity for working with people and recruiting became a natural path. He spent several years at EdgeLink, a boutique firm based out of Portland, Oregon. At EdgeLink, Nick learned the industry and quickly rose to become a top biller because of his ability to listen, match, and deliver for candidates and clients. He then spent over a year with Pearson, a global education company with a cutting edge software focus in the Denver-Boulder Metro area. Nick was able to contribute quickly and helped shape the hiring strategy to build some of the top software teams in Colorado. In addition to helping build and grow KJ Technical, Nick enjoys spending time with family and friends at Rockies games or in the mountains fishing, biking, and hiking.
Steve Oholendt, Technical Recruiter – Steve brings to KJ Technical a strong background in both recruiting and sales. He first cut his teeth in the recruiting industry with Denver firm, Prodigy Resources, where he quickly became a leader on the team due to his work ethic and continuous desire to learn and improve. Having mastered the art of recruiting, Steve joined the sales team at FullContact, a leading contact management platform, helping to bring in some of the company’s largest accounts to date. His unique professional background has afforded Steve a wealth of knowledge around numerous data environments and roles across the technical spectrum. In addition to his robust technical knowledge base, Steve brings with him a personality that draws people in – he is an optimistic team builder who is quick to smile and procure a laugh. Outside of the office, Steve can be found cheering on his beloved Nuggets and Broncos, teeing up on the golf course, or sharing quality time with his fiancé, Christi, their cat, McLovin, and Frenchie, Bijou.
Trevor Schrock, Community Manager – After a 7-year stint of living abroad in South America and the Middle East having traveled to over 80 countries, Trevor brings a global perspective to KJ Technical. During his time abroad Trevor successfully built up two large online communities devoted to free linguistic/cultural exchange as well as sharing layover tips amongst cabin crew members. He believes in the power of social media to drive quality interpersonal relationships and seeks to grow the KJ brand through authentic, down-to-earth interactions with the Front Range tech community. When Trevor is away from his computer you can catch him tracking down the best ethnic restaurants on the Front Range, roasting his own coffee beans at home, and watching entirely too much soccer on TV.
Dave Alberts – Dave is the Chief Financial Office and Senior Vice President of one of Colorado’s largest construction companies, Saunders Construction Inc. He has nearly 30 years of finance and accounting experience in Colorado, and has overseen numerous boards. In addition to offering KJ Technical his extensive financial and leadership background, Dave has experience overseeing both HR and IT groups at Saunders. Dave resides in Denver, CO and enjoys spending time with his family at Rockies games or fishing in Steamboat.
Steve Blazer – Steve is the President of Blazer Electric Supply 2.0, Southern Colorado’s largest electrical supply company. He sits on a number of boards, is an adept entrepreneur, and has had multiple start-ups that have led to acquisition. Steve will help guide KJ Technical through it’s early stages of growth. Steve lives in Colorado Springs, CO and enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and fishing.
Tom Gorman – Tom is the President of opXL, a national consulting firm with an expertise in cable and telecommunications. He has over 25 years of experience as a leader in the technology and cable field. Tom is a board member for many successful entities and will bring leadership in addition to strong technical and business acumen to KJ Technical. Tom resides in Castle Rock, CO and enjoys spending time with his family, riding his bike, or rocking out with his band.
Patrick Rudy – Patrick is a Senior Investment Consultant with Cascade Investment Group, Inc. He has a background as a CPA and recently earned his CFA designation. On top of the accounting and finance knowledge Patrick brings to KJ Technical, he has leadership experience on a number of boards and is also active within Colorado’s start-up community. Patrick lives in Colorado Springs, CO and spends as much time with his wife and three kids as possible.
Mike Swan – Mike is the Owner and Managing Broker of Swan Land Company. He brokered The Land Report’s 2012 Deal of the Year when he sold The Broken O Ranch to Stan Kroenke. Mike brings a wealth of sales and management experience to KJ Technical. Mike resides in Bozeman, MT and enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, and running.