Looking for a recruiter with in depth industry knowledge and integrity?
SWI is redefining technology recruiting in the Chicagoland market.
What We DoWe are a full service technology staffing firm leveraging over 35 years of experience in the industry. Formed as a sister company to The Garms Group (www.garms.com) in 2008, SWI focuses on working with technology minded companies determined to attract the best talent in the area. On the flip side, we are constantly networking within the inner circles of some of the best development and technical talent in Chicagoland. The Garms Group We also specialize, in a close partnership with Dan Garms of The Garms Group, in performing high level executive and sales roles within technology organizations nationally. Please visit www.garms.com to find out how we can help.
About GabeStarting out as a developer in 1997 working for Agile Software in San Jose, CA, Gabe Garms began his technology career during the peak of the dot com era. In 2000 Mr. Garms transitioned from a development role into various sales engineering roles for enterprise software companies in the B2B ecommerce and PLM spaces. He joined the Garms Group in 2003 and focused primarily on staffing both high level sales roles and development postions for mid market and startup organizations. While he had the industry knowledge, he decided to further his training in the staffing industry with one of the bigger firms in the nation. After having worked for a big firm for over 1.5 years he noticed that recruiters were getting a bad name because of their numbers game approach tactics and disregard for relationship building. Now staffing for the roles which he once worked in, Gabe has the ability to relate to the pains that both his candidates and clients face on a day to day basis. He truly takes on the role of a consultant and does his best to put everyone he works with in a better place than they were before they met him.
Our ServicesWe are consultants first and foremost and don't want to be bunched in with other corporate or boutique staffing firms in the technology market. Here is how we differ.
- Offer strategic career advice.
- Don't depend on job boards.
- In depth Industry Knowledge.
- Expertise in interviewing techniques.
- On top of market conditions.
- Focus on relationships rather than numbers.
Testimonials“ Gabe was a referral. I was told that he was the kind of person that will MAKE opportunity where they might not have been one before. I called him and he told me to choose some places that I'd like to work at and he'd get me in. I thought that was a lovely gesture, but expected he would be like 99% of the recruiters out there and say one thing then not follow through. I was stunned to find the next day that he called at 9:00a.m. with information on EVERY company I provided him. He had the name of the hiring manager, office locations, current positions, and what each branch did. It was amazing. Gabe is in my very short list. If I need to find a candidate, or get placed, Gabe is the first guy I call. He operates in integrity, his word means everything to him, if he says something, bank on it. In addition he will work tirelessly for his clients until the job is done. I cant recommend Gabe enough. ”
Rob Adrian - Sr. .NET Architect