Since 1989, SBT has established itself as the benchmark recruiting firm within the technology and semiconductor industries. Our team has led by example by truly adopting a start-up and people-first mentality. Building relationships with our clients and working to truly understand their unique experiences and backgrounds, and then leveraging that knowledge to target and engage with the industry’s most elite technologists and executives is what sets SBT apart from the industry norm. We are comprised of a diverse team of professionals, all of whom are university graduates and advanced-degree professionals from across the globe who have specifically-tailored recruiting experience within innovative and disruptive technology. Currently, we are looking to expand our team and are aiming to hire in early 2020.
Administration & Operations Associate
B.S. Finance - DePaul University
Favorite Book: The Art of Racing in the Rain
Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago Tamara moved to the city when she started college at DePaul. After graduation, she was ready for a warmer climate and decided to move across the country to Phoenix. Ready to have a new experience, she decided to stray away from finance and go into the HR and staffing field. SBT seemed to be a great company that will allow an opportunity to gain new skills and knowledge. On her free time she likes to go hiking, try new recipes in the kitchen, and play with her dog.
B.S. Business Administration- Arizona State University
Favorite books: Extreme Ownership (Jocko Willink and Leif Babin), 1984 (George Orwell)
Claims to fame: Bass Guitarist for numerous bands since 1980; currently performing in his favorite, a Beatles Tribute Band called Hard Daze Nite.
Moved to Arizona in 1980 from Hamburg, NY (suburb of Buffalo). Jim began his career in semiconductor recruiting in 1984 with C&L Industries, learning how to recruit the right way from a very talented team of peers and managers. Jim adopted the “Golden Rule” of treating people the way you would want to be treated while advising them in their career endeavors. In addition, he learned the semiconductor industry’s technology and process and was recruited by Intel Corporation in 1988 to fill critical positions for Fab 7 and Fab 9 in Albuquerque, NM. After successfully filling the most critical roles at Intel NM, Jim moved back to Phoenix with an invaluable experience of seeing firsthand how things are done internally. These experiences culminated in the formation of SBT Industries in 1989, the leading semiconductor and technology recruiting firm. When not working with executives at leading technology firms, Jim is spending time with his wife (and fellow entrepreneur) Cathy and his 7 grandkids. He loves new adventures and traveling domestically and abroad discovering new foods to add to his cooking repertoire.
Technical Recruiting Associate
B.A. Psychology Arizona State University
Favorite Book: Life Changing Foods by Anthony William
Claim to Fame: Coffee mug collector
Tori comes from a professional background, built around providing experiences rich in customer satisfaction, while adeptly balancing functional expectations. Craving diversity of knowledge, she studied at both NAU and ASU; immersing herself in the study of Psychology and minoring in Anthropology. Pursuing further excellence in the foreign field of recruiting as a member of SBT's passionate team, speaks to her desire to challenge the status quo and be a driving force for positive change. Tori brings these same ideals into her personal life - when raising her daughters; cooking finding new ways to enjoy the outdoors and otherwise loving life!
Strategic Growth - Advisor
B.S. Finance- Arizona State University, J.D. – Chapman University School of Law
Favorite Books: David Copperfield, The Tender Bar, 11/22/63
Claims to Fame: 4.0 NTRP Tennis Rating, Cubs fan since ’86, collects vintage manual typewriters
Having recruited some of the top talent in multiple industries over the past decade, in early 2016 Jason made the move to SBT to help continue the success within some of the more niche and disruptive areas of technology recruitment. His understanding of the client-perspective as well as the candidate decision-making process make Jason a valuable member of the SBT organization. Outside of recruiting, Jason is an avid Arizona State sports fan and enjoys film, fitness and spending time with family; especially his two nephews.
Senior Technical Recruiter
B.A. History/Subset Chinese- University of California, Riverside
Favorite Books: Ender’s Game; Song of Fire and Ice; The Hunt for Red October; The Raising of the Presidents.
Claims to Fame: Hiked on a glacier in New Zealand; Crossed the Yangtse river on a rope bridge; Stepped on a frog in South Africa; and saw the original fresco of DaVinci’s Last Supper in Italy
Ken brings to SBT a wealth of experience in the Executive Search Industry. His career spans decades of working in the most complex technology arenas, sourcing and placing the “needle in a haystack” candidates for some of the top companies in the world.
Senior Talent Advisor
MBA – Symbiosis International University, India
Favorite book: Cookbooks and Food Magazines
Before moving to the States in 2014, Charul was a finance executive in India. She moved to Phoenix in 2016 and started her journey in recruiting shortly after that. She says her fascination for communicating with the best technical minds in the industry combined with her desire to help people in making the right next move is what attracted her to recruiting, and her avidity for learning something new every day helped her in succeeding at it. She likes to spend her weekends and spare time with the two loves of her life, her husband of 4 years and food, be it cooking, eating, blogging or Instagramming!
Technical Recruiting Associate
B.S. Literacy Learning & Leadership at University of Arizona
Favorite Book: Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
Claim to fame: Kissed a pig in front of 600 people!
Originally born and raised in a suburb of New York, Monica moved to Tucson, Arizona where she attended the University of Arizona. After graduating, Monica moved to the Phoenix area where she began her career as a special education teacher, working with children with unique learning differences. Monica’s passion for making a difference in the lives of others lead her to begin a new career journey with SBT in August of 2019. Monica is looking forward to switching her role from teacher to student and then to trusted advisor as she learns the ins and outs of the recruiting world and draws on her teaching intuition to guide and advise some of the top engineers in the world, in addition to building meaningful relationships with clients. In her spare time you can find Monica hanging out with her beloved dog Chauncey. She enjoys yoga, adult coloring books, Lavender, and trying new restaurants!
B.S. Business Administration
Favorite Books: Winning (Jack Welch), Staying Strong (Demi Lovato), Watchers (Dean Koontz)
Claims to Fame: Sang lead vocals in a band that opened for Joan Jett & The Blackhearts in the summer of 1983, football fan since forever (go Rams!) and loves acting in local theatre!
Sharee brings SBT over 25 years’ experience providing operational and business support to C-level executives. A native Californian having recently relocated to Arizona, her experience developing successful customer service driven administrative operations will only help SBT continue building on their strong working foundation as we continue to grow. Outside of the office, Sharee can be found with her husband of over 30 years, enjoying their 3 grown children and small tribe of grandchildren, getting involved in local theatre or having anything to do with getting to know AZ’s great outdoors!
Senior Talent Advisor
B.S. Economics & Management, Intl. Bus. Cert. - Arizona State University
Favorite Books: Reddit, The Passage of Power (Robert Caro), Strategy is Destiny (Rob Burgelman)
Claims to Fame: Cryptocurrency junkie, ukiyo-e collector, Jeopardy! finalist, salsa dancer, & part-time mechanic
Raised in New York, Puerto Rico, and Arizona, Anthony has always been passionate about hardware and built his first PC in kindergarten (with his parents’ help!). He translated that passion into a career on Wall Street first with investment advisory for tech executives, followed by researching Semiconductor equities at Morgan Stanley. Anthony’s love for recruiting was honed at ASU by forming ALPFA – a career-development non-profit focused on underprivileged students. For four years, he led ALPFA in partnering with 40+ corporations to create specialized training programs for students, giving 400+ students an unparalleled advantage in launching highly-competitive careers. Anthony’s passion for hardware and helping people develop their careers made joining the SBT team a clear choice.
B.A. Psychology – University of Arizona
Favorite Books: Creativity Inc. (Ed Catmull), Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis)
Claims to Fame: Fished bass tournaments semi-pro through college, traveled internationally playing tournament soccer, youth advocate and volunteer.
After attending U of A, Justin was charged with leading a member retention group at AOL in Tucson, AZ. In 2006 Justin accepted a transformational opportunity to shift his career to recruiting. His love of technology, combined with his passion for helping others, made recruiting passive technology professionals a perfect fit. Quickly advancing through various leadership roles, Justin now guides the staff, new business development, and still recruits – as that is where his passion started! When he’s not recruiting, Justin is either with his wife of almost 10 years and 3 daughters, coaching or playing sports, leading the teens at his Church, or cheering on his beloved U of A Wildcats!