Sharp Decisions: A Trusted Global Partner for Superior Business and Technology Consultation. Our passion for innovation and client-first approach fuels our successful collaborations.
Over the past three decades, Sharp Decisions has consistently delivered top-tier consulting services and talent solutions. Our goal is to accelerate your development cycles by creating dynamic, high-performing teams that consistently produce remarkable results.
Our distinctive services include the V.E.T.S.TM program,
D-Sharp.io, and Sharp University, equipping clients with the people, technology, and expertise necessary to stay at the forefront of their industries
Sharp Decisions has regional offices in prominent business hubs throughout the United States and the U.K., allowing us to deliver tailored solutions to clients across a wide range of geographies and industries.Contact us
Sharp Decisions has the expertise, resources, and commitment to drive business growth. Contact us today for consulting services that deliver tangible results.
President & CEO
As the Founder and CEO of Sharp Decisions, Karen Ross has been the driving force behind the nationally recognized solutions provider serving Fortune 1000 companies for over three decades. Amidst years of technological evolution, Karen has adeptly navigated numerous companies within Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Media, and Telecommunications. Under Karen's leadership, Sharp Decisions has garnered accolades from Crain’s New York Business and Inc. Magazine. As an innovator, Karen is dedicated to developing and integrating DLT and Web3 technologies, catalyzing progress for clients across various sectors. Karen holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Union College.
Chief Financial Officer & COO
Stuart Gottlieb holds the position of COO and Chief Financial Officer at Sharp Decisions, where he leads the charge in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and operations. Stuart, a seasoned financial expert with a robust background in the technology consulting industry, initiated his career as a certified public accountant and has since been pivotal in the growth and success of numerous organizations. Stuart is a graduate of the SUNY Binghamton School of Management and has completed the Harvard University Graduate School of Business OPM Program.
Director of Client Solutions – West Coast
Jennifer Sibilla is the Director of Client Solutions, servicing clients nationwide with an emphasis on IT solutions, growing new business partnerships, and strengthening her existing client relationships. Her acumen and technical aptitude make her an ideal partner for delivering small- and large-scale technology projects. Jennifer is focused on meeting and exceeding client goals and supporting evolving talent needs. She loves taking on new challenges, whether in her fitness practice, on game night with friends, or playing backgammon with her husband daily.
Director Strategic Accounts – East Coast
Joining Sharp Decisions in 2008, Edward assists companies by delivering strategic Technology and Operations Solutions. In his work, he is focused on business development, client engagement, and solution delivery. In his free time, Edward enjoys golfing.
Executive Director Midwest Sales
Tim Davis holds the position of Director of Midwest Sales at Sharp Decisions. With an illustrious 25-year career in full life cycle sales, recruiting, and business development, Tim stands out as a seasoned leader in the technical market. His forte is in shaping and mentoring sales and recruiting teams to excellence.
Director of Strategic Accounts – Southwest
Ross Butterfield is the director of strategic accounts for Sharp Decisions. Ross joined Sharp Decisions to help his clients build Information Technology teams, establish the DFW branch, and create strategic Veteran alliances in the southern region. He is skilled in strategic IT consulting, business development, account management, and IT recruiting. You can find him enjoying the Dallas Cowboys, Stars, Rangers, and Mavericks in his free time.
John Bade is a Relationship Manager at Sharp Decisions. He excels in assisting organizations to gain an advantage in the highly competitive fields of IT, banking, and emerging technologies. John is a business development expert with strong market research skills. He focuses on building lasting client connections by providing customized solutions and producing results.
Director of Northeast Recruiting
Eric Wegfahrt is the Director of Northeast Recruiting for Sharp Decisions. With over 25 years of IT recruiting expertise, Eric helps IT professionals and client hiring managers find each other to achieve their goals. In his free time, Eric enjoys making music and riding his motorcycle.
Director of Talent Acquisition – West Coast
Jamey Levin is a recruiting and account manager with more than 20 years of experience at Sharp Decisions. He provides clients of Sharp Decisions with strategic staffing support and account management. Jamey prides himself on his ability to source “Best in Class” IT resources that exceed technical requirements and possess soft skills to adapt to various corporate environments. In his free time, he enjoys raising his two children.
Strategic Talent Acquisition Manager & Director of RPO/Offshore Talent Recruitment
Debra Gioeli has more than ten years of experience in the recruiting field. Debra trains and manages a team of offshore recruiters focused on sourcing, screening, selecting, and retaining top talent for clients of Sharp Decisions. In her free time, Debra enjoys playing Sudoku and other puzzles.
Talent Acquisition & Relationship Manager
Rand Robbins is a talent acquisition and relationship manager with over 25 years of industry experience. His expertise is building relationships with our business development executives and clients across fintech, healthcare, and other industries. Rand develops talent acquisition strategies that provide our clients with exceptional talent pipelines. He is committed to a five-star candidate experience built on extensive, honest feedback and communication. In his spare time, Rand loves spending time with his family and is committed to multiple charity organizations for underprivileged children.
Sr. Talent Acquisition Manager
Shalini Dixit is a lead technology recruiter with more than 18 years of experience working with FinTech industry clients at Sharp Decisions. As a highly skilled technical recruiter, Shalini sources, vets, and places niche, in-demand professionals nationwide for Sharp Decisions’ vast client base. Shalini enjoys cooking for and entertaining her friends and family in her free time.
Sr. Lead Recruiter
Carlos Quinones is a senior talent acquisition specialist at Sharp Decision. An IT, Operations, and Business expert catering to various industries such as Financial Services, Insurance, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, and Entertainment, Carlos has more than 20 years of experience in recruiting, including 15 years as a full-cycle and five years as a corporate recruiter. Carlos excels in matching well-qualified candidates to requirements, collaborating with leadership, and leveraging ATS systems and job boards. He is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Sr. Talent Acquisition & Relationship Manager – Financial Institutions & Hedge Funds
Kevin Jansen is a senior talent acquisition specialist and relationship manager with over eight years of recruiting experience ranging from top FinTechs to agencies specializing in finance. Kevin develops strategies to help top technical talent achieve career goals and exceed client expectations and deliverables. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family.
Sr. Technical Recruitment
Todd Talbert is a senior technical recruiter at Sharp Decisions with expertise in all aspects of Human Resources and IT recruiting, including management, recruitment strategy, staffing, compensation, and benefits. Todd has demonstrated leadership experience in direct sourcing, internet sourcing methodologies, succession planning, account management, and team building. He performs employee orientations, explaining company benefits, payroll, and billing practices on all W2 and salaried employees.
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Tim Kraner is a Senior Technical Recruiter with over seven years of industry experience. Tim helps clients in the Healthcare industry scale and grow their businesses through recruiting best practices. He works closely with client and candidate relations to meet all business and personal needs throughout the recruiting lifecycle. In his free time, he enjoys playing sports and at the beach.
Human Resources Generalist
Illene Ocampo serves as the Human Resources Generalist at Sharp Decisions. Boasting over 20 years of experience, Illene has been instrumental in fostering dynamic corporate cultures and crafting compelling employee value propositions. A consummate professional, she excels in devising solutions that drive organizational change and enhance effectiveness.
Susan Thiel is the controller responsible for all of the accounting functions at Sharp Decisions. She has worked for Sharp Decisions for over 20 years overseeing the safe handling of all accounting duties within the company. Susan enjoys live music and walking on the beach in her free time.
Manager of Payroll & Contracts
Marina is solely responsible for all payroll and payroll related activities for Sharp Decisions. She is also responsible for maintaining Sharp’s contract database and ensuring contracts are complete and accurate. In her spare time Marina enjoys cooking and going on walks with her cat Jasper. You can find Marina on LinkedIn here.
Director of Human Resources
Anne Hansen is the director of human resources at Sharp Decisions. Since 2007, Anne has administered our benefits programs so that employees understand their choices, especially the complex world of medical benefits, to ensure the best coverage for them and their families. In addition, she oversees employee relations to ensure employees understand their rights and obligations. Anne enjoys nature, exercise, and long walks in her free time.
Ella Shteyn is an accounting manager at Sharp Decisions with over 16 years of experience at the company. She assists the Controller at Sharp Decisions by providing monthly preparation and analysis of financial statements. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors – from backyard fire pits to snorkeling in the ocean.
Onboarding & Contracts Specialist
Laura O’Loughlin is the Office Manager at Sharp Decisions. She is responsible for ensuring everything in the office runs smoothly. Laura is also responsible for the lifecycle of candidates – from onboarding new hires to their termination or end of the assignment. She facilitates all communication with internal departments and their assigned clients. She enjoys nature and spending time with her bull terrier puppy in her free time.
Administrator - Sales and Recruitment
Karina Mendoza has nearly two decades of experience supporting account managers, recruiters, and clients throughout her career and 11 years of experience at Sharp Decisions. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family.
Fabio Delannoy is an accounting specialist at Sharp Decisions. Fabio is responsible for invoicing clients and ensuring the billing process runs smoothly and efficiently. In his previous role, he was an Accounts Payable Specialist in property management. In his free time, Fabio enjoys trying out new recipes.