About Us

TVT Icon

Tech Valley Talent, LLC is an Information Technology Professional Services firm based in the Albany, NY area, providing IT Consulting, Staffing and Recruiting, and Systems Integration Services to clients on a national basis.

Who We Are

Founded on the values of high integrity, trust, honesty and commitment, our team provides exceptional value to our clients by operating in two complementary domains. 1) By recruiting and supplying the best IT staffing talent. Our techologists are truly talented – you don’t have to settle for less. Moreover, to deliver the best project-based and hourly talent, we use best-of-breed recruitment processes and practices coupled with a custom and data-centric approach to our clients and marketplace that results in true talent optimization. 2) By creating partnerships with key technology firms such as IBM, Microsoft, EMC and others. These partnerships enable us to provide even greater value to our clients that are seeking technology assessments, training, technology selection and implementation, and integration services. Our services and consulting expertise extends across the enterprise and focuses on IV&V Services, IT Security, Data Management, and Web Services and Solutions. Tech Valley Talent serves both the public sector and commercial markets with an emphasis on Energy, Health and Human Services and Financial/Insurance verticals.

Renee E. Roth-O’Neil, founder of Tech Valley Talent, LLC, serves as President and CEO. She has over 20 years of successful executive leadership based upon her extensive experience in delivering IT professional services and information technology jobs recruitment for large, publicly-held and small, privately-held firms. She has a passion for ensuring that all of her clients benefit from optimizing the best Information Technology Professionals, regardless of the size or type of project. She is responsible for executing the firm’s vision around recruiting, technology and delivery excellence.

Previously, Renee was a Vice-President overseeing Recruiting, Staffing, Sales or Delivery for multiple IT Consulting and Systems Integration firms, providing professional IT services and staff augmentation to: NYS Public Sector, NYC Public Sector, a variety of large and small commercial companies as well as large technology firms and integrators such as IBM and Lockheed Martin.

Renee Roth-O'neil

Renee Roth-O’Neil

President & CEO

Renee started her career in the Financial Services industry and then went on to a career in IT Consulting, supporting IBM on a national basis. Working with IBM, she managed over 150 technology professionals and a variety of corporate team members. Renee has a B.S. from Cornell University along with an Executive Women in Leadership Certificate, and an M.B.A from The College of St. Rose. She’s served on the local Cornell Club Board of Directors and is a current member of the NYS Forum’s Emerging Technology Work Group and has served as a past co-chair of the NYS Forum’s Procurement Work Group. Additionally, Renee is a member of the WPO (Women President’s Organization).

The TVT Core

Bob Clark

Bob Clark

VP of Business Development

Bob has been with TVT since 2013 and assists in developing business relationships with potential and current partners to establish Tech Valley Talent as the leading partner for IT resources particularly in the area of data management. Bob is a retired Deputy CIO from NYS Dept. of Labor with extensive expertise with IT systems and solutions and has many sales and technical certifications.

Rene Guzek

Rene Guzek

Director of Operations

Rene has been with TVT since 2014 and has over 15 years of experience working in the IT industry. She manages HR and Administration and oversees the day-to-day operations of the corporate office, assists TVT project teams, and works closely with TVT corporate staff to provide timely, accurate and responsive communications to partners and clients.

David Lal

David Lal

PMO/IV&V Director

David is a well-known, highly respected Project Manager with extensive experience as an Advisory Executive, IV&V Director, and PMO Director. He is extremely well versed in keeping fixed price projects on time and on budget. He has worked for TVT since 2014 and he is PMP certified serving on national advisory boards.

Joe Bruno

Joe Bruno

Director of Client Relations

Joe is an accomplished leader with a unique combination of experience and a proven track record of managing large accounts in the Government and Technology Sector. Joe has over 20 years of experience working with IBM and multiple national accounts. Since 2016, Joe has worked closely with TVT’s business partners and clients in a Sales and Business Development role with a focus on software technology offerings.

Ron Cole

Ron Cole

Executive

Ron joined TVT in 2019 and is responsible for driving solution-based sales within the private sector. Ron has over 20 years of experience in the Telecommunications and IT industries where he has built and mentored high-performing teams that met and exceeded revenue targets.

Chris Hein

Chris Hein

Account Manager

Chris started with TVT in August 2021 as a Technical Recruiter and grew into the Account Manager role. He is a proven leader and resourceful team member with the ability to identify client needs and creatively solve problems. Chris is instrumental in maintaining relationships with TVT customers to better understand their needs and helps to develop business opportunities with existing and new clients.

Andrea Gurga

Andrea Gurga

Finance Manager

Andrea has been with TVT since 2016 and has over 32 years of experience in various areas of business operations including finance, management and analysis. She is responsible for all TVT financial reporting, budget development, invoicing and payroll.

Jennifer Woods

Jennifer Wood

Human Resources Director

Jennifer is an HR Professional with 17 years of progressive experience in multiple industries. Her areas of specialty include compliance, policy administration and writing, payroll and PTO, employee relations, and benefits administration. She joined TVT in 2022 and is responsible for all HR related functions and compliance.

Rachel Taylor

Rachel Taylor

Operations Administrator

Rachel started with TVT in April 2022 as the Operations Administrator. She joins the organization with over 25 years experience supporting daily operations, project and presentation management in the private and public sector. She is responsible for providing operational, administrative and project support for the TVT team.

Sherri Gallup

Sherri Gallup

Recruiting Manager

Sherri leads the TVT team of recruiters with over 20 years of IT recruiting experience in the public and private sectors. She is well versed in all technologies and is accomplished in full life cycle recruiting including sourcing, reference checking, referral generation, salary and benefits negotiations and networking for passive/active candidates. She has been with TVT since 2014 and she is CIR by AIRS.

Harrison Hogan

Harrison Hogan

Technical Recruiter

Harrison joined TVT in January 2022 and supports TVT’s national client base. He is an experienced recruiting professional whose dedication allows him to build long-lasting relationships. He seeks to understand our client’s needs to match the most talented candidates.

Jennifer Lewis

Jennifer Lewis

HBITS Recruiting Specialist

Jennifer began working with TVT in July 2021 as a Recruiting QA Analyst and was promoted to the HBITS Recruiting Specialist in January 2022. Jenn works with current TVT staff, subcontractors and candidates pertaining to TVT’s HBITS contract with NYS. She is responsible for receiving and responding to all HBITS requirements as well as sourcing candidates, negotiating, and closing.

David Young

David Young

Digital Transformation Practice Lead

David has over 30 years of IT experience with expertise in Project Management, Integration, Multi-stakeholder communications and management and Design and Implementations. David is a former CIO of NYSERDA and has worked for TVT since 2014.

Ted Borys

Ted Borys

Data Management Practice Lead

Ted has worked for TVT since 2013 and leads TVT’s efforts on everything Data-centric for our client base. He is an accomplished manager and analyst. He taught Database classes for 40 years at the University at Albany in his spare time. Ted worked at NYS agencies for 36 years, the last 12 as a Deputy and Interim CIO, before joining TVT.

Rick Cobello

Rick Cobello

CISO and IT Security Practice Lead

Rick is a former CIO of Schenectady County and CISO of NYS OTDA. With over 25 years of IT experience, he leads our efforts on all things Security at TVT and teaches Cybersecurity at Albany Law. Rick is CISSP certified and has worked for TVT since 2017.

Jennifer Duane

Jennifer Duane

Administrative Assistant

Jennifer joined TVT in 2019 and she provides administrative support for the company. Prior to joining TVT, she worked in multiple office and retail environments with a focus on administration. She has a degree in marketing and her previous experiences involved juggling the demands of office administration and retail store fronts, event planning and customer service roles.

Proudly Certified

certified WEBNC
Women Business Enterprise
NYCBS

Proud Member

Saratoga Chamber
BC NYS
Capital Region Recruiters
Staffing Industry Analysts
Capital Reguion Chamber
NYS Forum
Global Voice
Women Presidents Organization
Project Management Institute