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About Us

JellTech really knows our business, industry and culture. That helps them bring people to the table who are usually a good fit.
– Margo Bielert, Milwaukee Tool

JellTech is a recruiting and staffing firm that specializes in IT, engineering, technical and operations-related positions. We provide the bridge between talented, career-advancing professionals and a wide range of top-tier organizations throughout Wisconsin.

  • Our company believes that “it’s all about the fit.” We are committed to helping companies find the right people, with the right experience and values, who fit your organization’s culture.
  • Our customers use words like persistence, integrity, responsive, knowledgeable and resourceful to describe our people as well as the services we provide.
  • As a local company, we have in-depth knowledge of the companies, candidates and trends that affect Wisconsin businesses. That helps us work quickly, efficiently and effectively on your behalf.

The company we keep …

JellTech clients include Johnson Controls, We Energies, Children’s Hospital, Harley Davidson, Direct Supply, Master Lock, Milwaukee Tool and many other large and mid-level companies.. Our staff places people in direct hire, contract-to-hire and contract only positions. Every year we help approximately 100 people find their next adventure and our clients move their businesses forward.

JellTech is headquartered in Germantown, Wisconsin.

Our Team

Whether you’re a corporation seeking to hire the most experienced professionals or a job seeker looking for a new opportunity, our high-performance team is experienced, resourceful and relentless in matching the right candidates with the right positions.

Collectively, our team has over a gazillion years of experience in IT and engineering staffing – that’s kind of our “secret sauce”. Most of our people have been with JellTech for years. The rest are diamonds we’ve mined as we continue to grow.

Bruce Herbst

President and Co-owner
bherbst@jell-tech.com

Bruce is our company president and co-owner. He’s been in the staffing and placement business for 30 years, building solid, long-lasting relationships with clients along the way. Bruce is an effective leader with strong business acumen that sets the standard for everyone at JellTech. He extends his leadership to West Bend Country Club as a board member. During the months of May through September, you can see Bruce cruising on his hog.

Jim Lotz

Vice President
jlotz@jell-tech.com

Jim is our Vice President and leads the IT side of JellTech. Jim has been in the IT business for quite some time, having held management positions at multiple startup companies. He works with our clients, building strong relationships and providing guidance. If your organization needs IT people, Jim can rally the troops to find them for you. Jim likes long walks on the beach and is involved year-round with Milwaukee Irish Fest.

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Pete Smith

Co-owner

 

Pete has been a force for us since JellTech’s inception as a co-owner. Pete is an entrepreneur and business investor and also quite an athlete. He has more 300 games bowling than Persia and Greece had battles.  Pete enjoys more rounds of golf than there are days of the week. Needless to say, he’s awfully good at it.

Mark Boeder

Senior Recruitment Specialist
mboeder@jell-tech.com

Mark possesses deep sourcing, recruitment and qualifying skills. He assists our clients in building high performing teams in areas including: IT and Web, Software, System and Mobile Development, Sales and Marketing, Executive. If you haven’t heard of Mark you will.  He’s very well connected and is a top social recruiter.  As a candidate you will notice the clear difference working with Mark as he is very supportive and empathetic, responsive, detail oriented and easy to work with.

Brian Herbst

Engineering and Technical Recruiter
brianherbst@jell-tech.com

(Junior) Check the last names of our team. Brian is a recruiter in our Engineering and Technical areas. He is our go-to guy if a client brings us a purple squirrel position. We are not entirely sure how he does it, but Brian is tenacious. He finds the un-findable. You name the position, he’ll find someone for you and they WILL be a fit. Brian can hit a golf ball about a mile, as well. He has a pretty solid short game, too.

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Charity Guzman

MVP

 

If there were a JellTech MVP, it would be Charity. Her role at JellTech is so extensive it couldn’t fit on a single business card. Charity is the glue that holds JellTech together. She helps us in every area of the company and she keeps us all in line. Besides all she does here, Charity is also involved in 4H, and you should hear about how deep she has dug into her family genealogy. We always knew she could make a mean corned beef but had no idea until recently she was part Irish.

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Chuck Peplinski

Senior Account
Manager
cpeplinski@jell-tech.com

Chuck is our Senior Account Manager. With more than 20 years in the placement and staffing business, he works with manufacturing companies all over Wisconsin. Chuck helps his clients build their organizations with qualified people. Chuck’s laugh is contagious and he knows the key to this business is to not take yourself too seriously. In the summer months you might run across Chuck trekking on his bicycle.

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Corey Will

Senior Engineering and
Technical Recruiter
cwill@jell-tech.com

Corey is our Senior Engineering and Technical Recruiter. He’s been doing this for such a long time that you might as well call him the walking encyclopedia of candidates. As soon as we get a new position, Corey knows exactly who to call, right off the top of his head. If you want to find your next career move, be sure to pick Corey’s brain.

Erv Raasch

Sr. Business Development and Learning Mgmt.
eraasch@jell-tech.com

Erv started his career as a software developer, moving up through the IT ranks to become a Director. Erv was also a consultant for many years until moving into sales.  He has worked with most fortune 100 customers in Wisconsin, and northern Illinois.  Erv is a great resource for companies who need to hire people who fit their organizations because of his background.  When not at JellTech, you might see Erv on the golf course, ATVing in Northern Wisconsin, or riding his Harley.

Kristi Filbert

Senior IT Recruiter
kfilbert@jell-tech.com

Kristi is our Senior IT Recruiter. Earlier in her career, she worked in IT, managing network, infrastructure, and IT assets. Let’s just say if you have needs in these areas…Kristi has you covered. She does a great job vetting candidates, and if you want an honest assessment of your resume, career move, or company fit, Kristi is your ace in the hole. She is equally impressive in the bowling alley and on the golf course.

Steve Salaty

Senior Engineering and
Technical Recruiter
ssalaty@jell-tech.com

(Salty) Steve is our Senior Engineering and Technical Recruiter. He does a great job finding qualified candidates for our manufacturing clients. Steve has 15 years’ experience recruiting engineers, designers, technicians, and IT people. He’s a regular Radar O’Reilly because he can anticipate people looking to move before THEY know they want to move. He takes a thoughtful, methodical approach to finding just the right person for our clients. In his spare time, Steve can be found driving his kids to taekwondo and many other activities.

Steve Symmonds

Recruiting
Sourcer
ssymmonds@jell-tech.com

Steve is our Recruiting Sourcer—the person that continually feeds our organization IT candidates. Having more jobs than people might seem like a good problem, but we think JellTech can fill every opening. Steve does a great job finding people who are a fit for our clients. He’s a self-confirmed nerd, not afraid to dig into a sci-fi movie or video game. On the side, he’s pursuing a degree in Information Technology from UW-Milwaukee.

Mike Bonk

Strategic Talent Solutions

mbonk@jell-tech.com

(Bonk) Mike is a talented sales person with years of recruiting experience. He manages our Strategic Talent division working closely with small and mid-sized companies to help them develop a long-term strategic approach to talent acquisition.  Mike was the founder of Montage an on demand video interviewing solution.  He partners closely within organizations and because of this they think the world of him.  He's also a hockey Dad.  Enough said.

Brian Hanson

Engineering Recruiter

bhanson@jell-tech.com

Bryan is one of our Engineering Recruiters. He’s got a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology and once upon a time he was a school counselor. That means he understands the how’s and why’s of people looking for their next career move and our clients. Bryan’s ideal job would be “hanging out with people for pay” and he’d be good at it. He’s good at it now. He just doesn’t get paid for it..