Meet the Team
Kary Raddant – CEO/Owner
Kary is responsible for the overall financial management and strategic decision making for all aspects of the business, including overseeing the sales and recruiting direction.
Her duties include overseeing and approving A/R, A/P, payroll, invoicing and compliance along with acquiring and managing our banking credit facilities.
Kary resides in the Finger Lakes in CNY with her family.
Ian Raddant – President – Sales & Management
Ian brings over 20 years of experience building and managing high-performance staffing teams. Ian has successfully established and managed multiple recruiting offices throughout the U.S. including Dallas, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington/Baltimore, and Central NY. He is responsible for managing sales and recruiting across the U.S. Ian has a passion for the telecommunications and network infrastructure staffing arena.
Ian travels throughout the U.S. but is based in the Finger Lakes in CNY with his family.
Cindy Vilkauskas – Resource Manager
Cindy is the lead for all human resources, contractor care, contracts, billing and payroll issues. If you need an answer to a question, Cindy is the person that TekCom relies on. She brings over 20 years of experience in the staffing industry.
Steve Hillman – Sales Account Director
Steve is located in the Philadelphia, PA area and has 20 years of sales and staffing experience. Steve is well known for his business knowledge and consultative approach where he has formed trusted client partnerships. Steve’s responsibilities include new business development and account management in the telecommunications and network infrastructure markets.
Steve Hillman and Ian Raddant have worked together for most of the last 20 years.
Kara Reiter – Sales VP, Telco and IT Consulting Services
Kara is based in Northern, CA area and is responsible for West Coast sales. Kara has staffed thousands of consultants on projects throughout the U.S. and is well known for her passion and energy.
Chris Cooper – Sr. Recruiter
Chris is based in the Philadelphia, PA area and has 15+ years of recruiting experience. He is responsible for managing candidates and all aspects of the recruiting world. Chris primarily recruits telecommunications and network infrastructure roles.
Emma Roberts – Sr. Recruiter
Emma is based in Southern CA area and works to build long-term candidate relationships to fill telecom roles throughout the U.S.
Emma has been recruiting in the telecom industry for the last seven years in the U.S., with most of her experience placing candidates throughout California and the Pacific Northwest. Specializing in construction, engineering and site development roles, Emma enjoys building and maintaining candidate relationships and helping people make successful and progressive career moves.
Emma enjoys consulting with candidates throughout the hiring process and ultimately helping land that dream role!
Sheri Nielson – Recruiter
Sheri is based in the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX area and works on open job requisitions throughout the United States. Ian has known Sheri and her husband Jim for 10 years. Sheri has been in the telecommunications industry for almost nine years and has a wealth of knowledge in wireless and fiber. In 2016, Sheri decided to make a career move and become a recruiter for the telecom industry. Sheri is passionate about giving back and assisting candidates with progressive career moves as well as building relationships and prides herself on being the very best she can be!
Hela Aryan – Recruiter
Hela (Pronounced EEE-LUH) is based in the Denver, CO area and works to build long-term candidate relationships to fill telecom roles throughout the U.S. Hela specializes in real estate/site acquisition, sales, project management, and engineering roles.
She has a dog named Henry; Henry is a Maltipoo and loves long walks and hikes. Hela graduated from the University of Colorado at Denver with a degree in finance, she has several years of sales experience within telecommunications and real estate. She loves working with people and helping guide them with their career opportunities. Hela is also bilingual; she speaks fluent Dari, which is the form of Persian spoken in Afghanistan.
Kirsten Halfon – Recruiter
Kirsten is based in the Denver, CO area and specializes in staffing for the telecom industry nationwide. Kirsten is a CSP (Certified Staffing Professional) and is very passionate about supporting her candidates in their career searches. She has over five years of recruiting experience and takes pride in the long-term relationships she builds with her candidates. Kirsten is a yogi who loves the outdoors. She enjoys camping, hiking and snowboarding with her fiancé and 1-year-old German Shepherd.
Connie Gomez – Office/Billing Support
Connie is based in the Philadelphia, PA area and is involved is all aspects of billing & office support. Connie has known Kary and Ian for many years and makes sure our client invoices are accurate and timely and payroll is processed correctly.