By Ringside Talent

December 18, 2019

2019 has been a HUGE year for Central Ohio’s Technology Community and Ringside’s Technology Division.  Central Ohio has turned into one of the premier markets for Tech Companies and Tech Talent in the United States.  We’ve had the pleasure of partnering with the leadership teams at some of the fastest growing and best companies to work for in the Central Ohio Market.  2020 is looking like an even stronger year for our community and we’re thrilled to be part of this exceptional group of professionals.

Let us help your team grow.  Click HERE to speak to a Ringside Technology Partner today!


3 Topics You’ve Been Asking About:


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  1.   Compensation Comparison to others with similar experience in Central Ohio
  2.   Best Practices for On-boarding new hires successfully (and Worst Practices!)
  3.   2020 Emerging Jobs in Central Ohio


Let’s set up a call to discuss!  Click HERE



Meet the Leadership Team:


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Mike Vessells – Partner and Practice Leader

Mike Vessells has been recruiting in Central Ohio since 2007.  Before joining Ringside in 2017, Mike was recognized as the #1 Recruiter in the US for one of the largest staffing firms in the world.  Mike joined Ringside to start up our Technology Division and is the leader of the Contract, Contract to Hire and Project Staffing Practice areas.  Mike’s clients would say his biggest strengths as a professional are building strong relationships by helping businesses meet their hiring goals through innovative solutions and great partnerships.





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Shane Paynter – Partner and Practice Leader

Shane Paynter has been recruiting in Central Ohio since 2010. He has established himself in several professional circles as a “can-do” partner that has proven his ability to exceed expectations while keeping the enjoyment element intact. Shane started our Technology Division and is the leader of the Direct-Hire practice area. Whether he is partnering with a local start-up to build out an entire team or working with an enterprise company to identify a specific skill set; Shane has created a long list of satisfied partnerships in and around Central Ohio.





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Scott Rudy – Recruiting Manager

Scott Rudy is a trailblazer at Ringside.  He started as Ringside’s 1st Intern and since has helped to build the Technology Division.  Scott’s unique candor has led to strong relationships with both clients and candidates.  The future is bright for Scott as he targets getting promoted to “Partner” at Ringside in 2020.






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Jimmy Duffy – Sr. Recruiter

Jimmy Duffy is competitive, agile, and one of the most intelligent Recruiters in the industry.  As a senior IT recruiter at Ringside, Jimmy has found a niche’ working with International Technology professionals.  He prides himself on understanding the most specialized technologies with our Client Companies to recruit the best talent in the industry.






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Melvin Shuler – Recruiter

Melvin Shuler is the newest member of the Ringside Technology Division, and has quickly become a breakout star.  Mel’s ability to successfully partner with Developers, Engineers, Business Analyst, and Project Managers has already established him as a recruiter IT professionals want to know.





To speak to one of the above Ringside Leaders, click HERE.