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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
Market Director

Dave Kaplan

Market Director

Focused. Consultative. Problem Solver. Dave has spent 9+ years helping Charlotte based corporations achieve their business objectives by building supporting their IT talent resource strategies with top Charlotte talent. 

 

Dave's experience as an IT Practitioner lends valuable insight into the challenges IT leaders and candidates face. Prior to joining TIG, he was a Branch Manager and Senior Vice President at RHI for over 9 years leading both IT and Creative divisions. Dave has been recognized for exceptional service to clients and candidates in and around the Charlotte area. 

  • Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC
  • Alma mater: Appalachian State University    
  • Interesting fact: "I never get cold."
  • Favorite band: Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Karaoke song: Rich Girl (Hall & Oates)
  • Favorite team: Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Braves, App State Mountaineers, Manchester City
  • Favorite quote: “Get busy living or get busy dying.” - Shawshank Redemption
  • Hobbies: Golf, gym, and playing with my kids.
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

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

Allyson LaPierre, Director - Talent Solutions

F&A Executive Recruiting Senior Director at TIG

Allyson LaPierre

Director, Talent Solutions

Change Agent. The Candidate's Champion. Finisher. Allyson has over 12 years of experience in staffing. Her expertise revolves around Professional Services: Accounting, Finance, HR, and Business roles. She has provided talent to organizations of all sizes - from small to Fortune 100.

 

Prior to joining TIG, Allyson was part of a team that handled National Major Accounts for Randstad. After which, she supported the small to mid-sized market by locally managing both sales and recruiting. Allyson was at the helm of the team that handled large organizations by spearheading sales and recruiting for large accounts at Ranstad.

  • Hometown: Hendersonville, NC
  • Alma mater: University of Tennessee   
  • Favorite Bands: Aerosmith & Dixie Chicks
  • Best vacay: Cabo
  • Favorite sports team: Tennessee Vols
  • Hobbies: Dancing, tennis, reading and watching lacrosse with the family
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
F&A Executive Recruiting Senior Director at TIG

Kolby Dean

Director, Talent Solutions

Progressive. Enthusiastic. Resourceful. Kolby has thrived in staffing and recruitment because he’s committed to creating an environment filled with the spirit of cooperation, contribution, and collaboration. Kolby has have been in staffing for 7 years. He started his talent management career as an IT recruiter at Kforce. There, his responsibilities grew to that of Recruiting Director.

 

He was drawn to The Intersect Group by the opportunity to quickly and effectively make decisions that would allow him to have an immediate impact on our 4 C’s: Colleagues, Candidates, Clients, Community.

  • Hometown: Lubbock, TX
  • Alma mater: Texas Tech
  • Interesting fact: Played in the State Championship in Football, Basketball and Tennis in High School
  • Best vacay: Cabo
  • Favorite quote: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts” - Winston Churchill
  • Hobbies: Tennis, traveling, and Netflix