Connecting IT professionals with the businesses who need them most.

Team

A team of top IT industry search and recruiting professionals who want to work with an organization that speaks their language and values their expertise.

Our team is comprised of dedicated IT staffing experts who are among the best in the industry – hired for their professionalism, ethics, and friendly personalities. We understand IT professionals. We take the time to get to know them, learning about their career goals and aspirations. And, we know where the best professionals are, who else is hiring and what makes an organization a great place to work. This vantage point means our IT candidates find their dream career and our clients receive the most qualified people to plan, build and run their IT initiatives. We work hard, have fun and enjoy helping people and businesses succeed.

Andrew C. Denzel, President

Andrew C. Denzel is the founder and President of The Denzel Group. He started The Denzel Group in 2006 after a successful run as Director of Sales at Glotel, where he was instrumental in launching the Permanent Placement Division in the United States. Prior to that he was Director of Sales for the Northeast region, the top performing Staff Augmentation region in the country. Mr. Denzel has been in the IT staffing and placement business for more than 15 years working initially as a contract/staff augmentation and permanent placement Account Executive with Monster Worldwide. After a very successful time at the desk level he moved into management at Hudson Global Resources (previously Monster Worldwide). At Hudson his top-ranked team was responsible for sales and recruiting for the Contract and Permanent Placement Division covering the Mid-Atlantic Region. Andrew has successfully led the Denzel Group to be listed as one of the 30 ‘Fastest Growing’ companies in the Lehigh Valley for 5 straight years (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018). The Denzel Group was also recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in the United States in 2016 and 2018! He was also recently nominated for the LVB 40 under 40 list, for his commitment to business growth in the community. Andrew is an avid Philadelphia sports fan (Go Phils, 76ers, and especially Birds!) and spends as much time with his family in Cape May – Poverty and Cove beaches are the best! He resides in the Lehigh Valley with his wife, three daughters and a son.

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H. Stephen Denzel, Director of Recruiting

H. Stephen Denzel is the Director of Recruiting at the Denzel Group where he oversees the Recruiting process for the company. He joined the team in 2012 after deciding to leave the corporate world where he achieved consistent promotion through achievement for his entire 17 year career at Dun & Bradstreet (D&B). While at D&B he was involved in various Sales, Sales Management, and Leadership roles. Stephen is an active volunteer in the community, is currently the Co-Chair for the Special Olympics, Lehigh County, Track & Field event, and has held this position since 2007. Stephen is a graduate of Susquehanna University where he majored Business. He resides in the Lehigh Valley with his wife and 2 boys. Stephen enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family.

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Megan Firman, Recruiting Manager

Megan Firman is a Recruiting Manager at the Denzel Group. She joined in 2012 as a Recruiting Coordinator and after a successful start was promoted to Technical Recruiter. She specializes in the healthcare industry and has branched out into other areas such as manufacturing and Life Science companies. Megan has a Bachelor’s Degree from Temple University and lives in the Lehigh Valley with her husband and daughter. Outside of work, she enjoys going for runs and spending time with family and friends. She is also a connoisseur of restaurants in Bethlehem be sure to ask about her restaurant recommendations!

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Jamie Houvig, Managing Director

Jamie Houvig has been with the Denzel Group since 2013. Prior to joining The Denzel Group he was the Regional Sales Manager for Hooper Holmes a company that provides risk assessment for the insurance and healthcare industries. Jamie cut his teeth in the Recruiting industry where he began his career as an Account Executive for Ajilon and he focused on both permanent placement and staff augmentation. He holds a Bachelor Degree from Johnson & Wales University. Jamie resides in Auburn, PA with his wife and three kids.He enjoys spending time with his family, barbecuing, and both playing and watching sports. Be sure to ask Jamie about his famous homemade barbeque sauce!

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Kristin Freeman,Technical Recruiter

Kristin Freeman joined the Denzel Group as a Recruiting Coordinator in 2015. Prior to joining the team, Kristin worked in recruiting at American Express and UBS Investment Bank. Since 2016, she has stepped up into a Technical Recruiter role and successfully placed both full-time and contract employees. She is a 2008 Graduate from Iona College with a Bachelor’s Degree. A Connecticut native, she enjoys exploring all the Lehigh Valley has to offer. Outside of work, Kristin enjoys spending time with her husband and rescue dog, Scout.

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Shelby Mease, Executive Recruiter

Shelby Mease joined The Denzel Group in 2016 as a Recruiting Coordinator. She is a recent graduate of Bloomsburg University, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies with a minor in Spanish. Prior to joining The Denzel Group, Shelby interned at the Human Resources Office of Bloomsburg University. She was recognized for successfully completing an important HR project at the conclusion of her internship. Outside of work, Shelby enjoys traveling, running, and spending time with family and friends.

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Kayla Crum, Executive Recruiter

Kayla Crum joined the Denzel Group in 2017 as an Associate Recruiter. Prior to joining the team, Kayla was the Operations and Staffing Supervisor for Limited Brands. She is currently in her last semester at Pennsylvania State University and will be receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing and Management with a minor in Human Resources. Outside of work, Kayla enjoys spending time with friends, family, and of course her dogs.

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Siba Chekeif, Associate Recruiter

Siba Chekeif joined The Denzel Group in 2018 as an Associate Recruiter. Siba graduated from Moravian College in 2017 ( in 3 ½ years!), majored in Sociology with a minor in Education. Prior to The Denzel Group, she was in the restaurant business for 5 years serving and bartending. Outside of work, Siba enjoys volunteering at church, going to the gym, and spending as much time as possible with family and friends. She’s looking forward to working for a growing company in the Lehigh Valley and making an impact in the Recruiting world!

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Elizabeth Wade, Recruiting Coordinator

Elizabeth Wade joined The Denzel Group in 2014 as a Recruiting Coordinator. After taking a few years off to raise her young son, she rejoined The Denzel Group in 2018. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a focus on Criminology from Kutztown University. Prior to joining The Denzel Group, Elizabeth worked as a Lead Corporate Recruiter for a telecommunications company. Outside of work, Elizabeth enjoys spending quality time with her family and reading as much as possible.

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Andy Schmidt, Executive Recruiter

Andrew Schmidt joined The Denzel Group in 2018 as an executive recruiter. Spending 7 years in Amsterdam, Andrew studied International Business and Management at Hogeschool INHolland. Prior to working at The Denzel Group, he worked within the commercial credit world as a trusted business credit advisor. Outside of work, you can find Andrew outdoors either on the golf course, in a stream fishing or spending his days in the woods.

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Gianna Corda, Associate Recruiter

Gianna Corda joined the Denzel Group in 2018 as an Associate Recruiter. She is currently completing her last semester as an Industrial-Organizational Psychology major at Kutztown University. Gianna will be graduating early, this December. She is also a Cheerleader at the University and likes spending her free time outdoors kayaking, hiking, or hammock camping with her rescue pup, Bella.

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