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Leaders

Propelling talent forward

Our leaders inspire, guide and support our teams with candor and care, providing the strong platform required to facilitate growth and success.

TIG Chief Financial Officer

Michael Snyder

CFO and COO

Game changer. Master of dry wit. Michael has spent over 25 years working in sales, marketing, client services, technology operations, and finance. His expertise is in performance management and he’s operationally savvy with an eye for a strong profit margin.

Michael began his career at Arthur Anderson as an audit manager, and as he explored other companies, he quickly proved his financial muster to become the CFO of Impact Innovations Group. He spent five years at Synq Solutions as CEO, where he developed key relationships with leading brands that included AT&T, Starbucks, and JP Morgan Chase. Michael also served as CFO of Fabric.com, a subsidiary of Amazon.com. Skilled in mergers, acquisitions and raising capital, Mike keeps us on the money train.

  • Hometown: Atlanta, GA
  • Alma mater: Miami University   
  • Interesting fact: Used to work at the circus
  • Favorite band: The Strokes
  • Karaoke song: She Sells Sanctuary (The Cult)
  • Favorite team: Manchester United
  • Favorite quote: “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” - Albert Einstein
  • Hobbies: Spending time with his family, soccer, and cooking
Avi Khilnani

Avi Khilnani

Market Vice President

Knowledgeable & Passionate Leader. Respected Orator. Collaborative. Avi has over 20 years of experience across multiple disciplines including Finance & Accounting, IT, Engineering, and Healthcare. His roles during that time have ranged from Director to President. At TIG, Avi inspires his team to drive results for our clients and candidates by fostering an environment that encourages creative solutions, ownership and accountability.

 

Prior to joining The Intersect Group, Avi was EVP at Fastaff & US Nursing where he led client business development while serving as a change agent for new initiatives and strategies within the organization. As SVP at Randstad Professionals, he was responsible for all professional lines of business including F&A, Sales/Marketing, HR and Legal for the Western Region.

  • Hometown: Born in Vancouver Canada and grew up in Orange County, CA
  • Alma mater: Cal State Fullerton
  • Interesting fact: Speaks Spanish fluently
  • Favorite band: Guns 'N Roses
  • Karaoke song: Anything by George Strait
  • Favorite team: Dallas Cowboys and USC Trojans
  • Hobbies: Riding his motorcycle and coaching his kids' soccer teams
Intersect group Market Director

Brad Thornton

Market Director

Mindful Motivator. Deeply committed. A long history of results. When you first meet Brad, you understand why he’s the go-to-guy for IT staffing solutions. Equipped with over 22 years of serving technology leaders and their organizations, he’s proven time and time again that he has what it takes to move needles and inspire colleagues in the process. He’s the one you trust with a big challenge that requires a resourceful problem-solver.

Prior to joining the TIG team, Brad spent nearly a decade at Teksystems as the Senior Business Development Manager before working as the General Manager, Director of New Markets and Director of National Accounts at the Ettain Group.

  • Hometown: Ft. Wayne, IN
  • Alma mater: Indiana University   
  • Interesting fact: Proud of his 20-year marriage to his wife, Heather
  • Favorite band: Pictures of You (The Cure)
  • Karaoke song: Doesn’t have one for fear of closing down the joint
  • Favorite team: Indiana Hoosiers/Carolina Panthers
  • Favorite quote: “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” - Seneca
  • Hobbies: Golf and cooking
TIG Market Director

Joe Thiel

Market Director

Entrepreneurial attitude. Likes a challenge. Helps unlock his team’s potential. With a diverse portfolio and knack for helping companies with complex tech-talent issues, Joe has climbed the ladder quickly over his two-decade staffing career. For 13 of those years, Joe has specifically worked in IT solutions, including his role as a Market Director for TIG. Here, he helps his team collaborate to improve quality and care for his clients and candidates.

Before TIG, Joe worked as the SVP of Regional Operations at American CyberSystems and VP of Sales for TEKsystems, Inc., where he was responsible for developing strong sales strategies, creating growth opportunities, and constructing internal account team platforms to improve communication.

  • Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
  • Alma mater: Ball State University   
  • Interesting fact: Youngest of six children
  • Favorite band: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  • Karaoke song: Won’t Back Down (Tom Petty)
  • Favorite team: Indianapolis Colts
  • Favorite quote: “The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do.” - Bill Phillips
  • Hobbies: Fishing, reading, and watching movies
Intersect group Technology Market Director

Shanell Adams

Market Director

Rebel. MVP. Savvy and sassy. Shanell has spent nearly 20 years leading sales and recruiting teams with emphasis on creating success strategies. She’s spent the last 3 years building a strong market presence for TIG. Shanell has been influential in the staffing industry due to her unwavering, positive attitude and gritty problem-solving skills.

Since 2000, her tech-focused career has included consulting, sales, and recruiting in IT. She leads our high performing Dallas team to success by focusing their efforts on what’s best for our clients and candidates. And, if you get to know her, she just might challenge you to a game of hoops. (Don’t bet on your game—she’s played D1 and hates to lose.)

  • Hometown: Duncanville, TX
  • Alma mater: Southern Methodist University   
  • Interesting fact: Was on the diving team in high school
  • Favorite band: Motley Crüe
  • Karaoke song: I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
  • Favorite team: Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Cowboys
  • Favorite quote: “Do unto others as you would have done to you.”
  • Hobbies: Sports, wine tastings, and spending time with her 3 fabulous kids

"One of the things that makes TIG different is our focus on deep relationships and transparency.”

Christie Morel, Director - Talent Solutions

Talent Solutions Senior Director at TIG

Brooke Jones

Senior Director, Talent Solutions

Ambitious Team Leader. Family-focused. Puts her heart into everything she does. Brooke is no stranger to staffing and has spent nearly 15 years working in the industry with increasing responsibility, from Account Rep at Robert Half International Staffing to Senior Director at TIG. As a result of her team’s ability to connect talented professionals with companies across Atlanta, she’s won six of TIG’s Legend Awards consecutively from 2010-2017. Her innovative recruiting strategies have consistently allowed our clients to benefit from great candidates.

She’s deeply committed in all that she does and believes in lending a hand to those who need it. Brooke and her husband have three children who keep her running between motocross races and cheerleading events.

  • Hometown: Terre Haute, Indiana
  • Alma mater: Indiana State University   
  • Interesting fact: All three of her children were born six weeks early
  • Karaoke song: Don’t Stop Believing (Journey)
  • Favorite team: Atlanta Braves
  • Hobbies: Boating, wakeboarding, and running
F&A Executive Recruiting Senior Director at TIG

Don Zuhlke

Senior Director, Executive Recruiting

Inspiring Coach. Collaborator. Gets the job done. Don leads TIG’s Executive Recruiting team for Finance and Accounting and has a proven track record of capturing great talent for our clients.

 

Before joining TIG, Don was a practicing accountant, then a controller, and spent a decade advancing from Executive Recruiter to VP of Talent.  We were lucky to land him in 2011.  His specialty is growing a team of exceptional executive recruiters who not only know F&A, but have established a network of talented local professionals.

  • Hometown: West Winfield, NY
  • Alma mater: Le Moyne College   
  • Interesting fact: Works as a basketball official in his spare time
  • Best vacay: Coastal Maine area
  • Favorite quote: “You will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did do.” - Mark Twain
  • Hobbies: Golf, coaching youth sports, and traveling
Director Executive Recruiting at TIG

Robert Jordan

Director, Executive Recruiting

Smooth. Intuitive. Not afraid of a challenge. For nearly a decade, Robert has thrived in sales, staffing, and recruitment because he’s committed to creating an environment filled with the spirit of contribution and collaboration.

Robert started in banking as a loan officer and quickly found his way to TIG in 2008 as a Client Manager on the Executive Recruitment team. After taking a brief hiatus to serve as President of Blue Ocean Ventures in 2012, Robert returned to TIG to lead the Executive Recruiting Team. He has led this team since 2013 and has no other prospects in sight. (That’s not an invitation for recruitment calls.)

  • Hometown: Marietta, GA
  • Best vacay: Dominican Republic
  • Karaoke Song: Billy Jean (Michael Jackson)
  • Favorite Band: Outkast
  • Favorite Quote: “You have not because you ask not.”
  • Hobbies: Anything outdoors