Alaant Top Talent Network

Alaant Top Talent Network

Great talent pursuing new opportunities.

Alaant Top Talent Network

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Information Technology

  • Lori - Software Application Analyst / Sr. System Administrator

    • Truly enjoys her work and is motivated by working with others and being able to solve issues
    • Managed a team of 7 regarding and software integrations/projects
    • Led various projects and software implementations along with a large-scale software integration system
    • Responsible for sending out ad-hoc reports at month end to ensure everything is reconciled on the finance side and information sent to physicians
    • Ensured policies & procedures and proper documentation compliance measures were met
    • Worked cross-functionally to support various departments
    • Experience with Windows XP, MS Word, Excel, ACCESS, Project Visio, Crystal Reports XI, Adobe, Surgical Information Systems (SIS), Soarian Financials, Soarian EDM/eHIM, Cerner MedSeries, FormFast, Wolters Kluwer ProvationMD
  • Ben - Programmer

    • Very passionate about programming
    • Experience using VBA, Access, SQL, queries, databases (daily)
    • Experience pulling data and creating reports or ad-hoc reports
    • Experience design and building applications based on need and maintenance
    • Experience creating training documentation and policy and procedures
    • Experience with cross-platform automation and creating repositories
    • Fluent in VBA Scripting, SQL, MS DOS, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, I Series (AS400), Cognos, Netsuite, Adobe-PhotoShop, Illustrator, CS 5.5, Acrobat and Type Manager, Internet Explorer, Netscape, Firefox, G Suite programs
    • Looking to stay in the programming field and make a positive impact with a company
  • Daniel - Business/Data Analyst

    • Very well spoken and energetic Business/Data Analyst
    • Fell in love with technology and data analysis while working as a Credit Operations Analyst
    • Experience with Visual Basic Applications (VBA), Microsoft Access, SQL
    • Built proprietary lending system with VBA
    • Created queries/manage database
    • Worked cross-functionally with teams addressing concerns at daily stand up meetings
    • Collected data to create KPI analytics reports for all levels of management
    • Experience with documentation and compliance measures
  • Garrett - Systems Engineer/Programmer

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (while working full time)
    • Created Git repository and shell bindings for Rest APIs with integrations to highly available solutions
    • Created proof of concepts for requests with new web servers using Chef
    • Worked on any bugs that may be identified
    • Experience with vanilla Kubernetes to ensure load balancing and building a scalable infrastructure
    • Experience with various platforms and building out architecture platforms
    • Experienced with AWS cloud and Microsoft cloud deployments that involve hybrid Azure AD, Intune, and Office 365.
    • Expert in a variety of object-oriented, scripting, and data manipulation languages that include PowerShell, Bash, C#, VB.NET, and T-SQL.
    • Experience with various languages:
      • Pre-basic, Program Note Pad, C, TypeScript, JavaScript, Python and most recently Golang
  • Frank - Application/Web Developer (.Net)

    • Loves what he does and being be part of a development team
    • Front and back end development (web, mobile, applications, software, SaaS)
    • Involved in all phases of the software development life cycle (SDLC)
    • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate
    • Heavy Agile environments (2 years)
    • Automation testing through Dynamo AWS code pipeline
    • .Net/C# 3.5 years (uses daily)
    • React 3 years (uses daily)
    • DevOps (2 years)
    • AWS Cloud (3 years)(daily)
    • MS SQL (3 years)/ MySQL (4 years)
    • Rest API 4 years
    • Web API (4 years)
    • Git (5 years)
  • Christa – Project Manager / Scrum Master

    • Project Management and QA Engineer experience working with a variety of teams and streamlined projects focusing on software from a global perspective.
    • Worked from beginning middle and end phase of the projects and would ensure budgets and timing were being met.
    • QA Engineering experience testing software, working to create and design master test plans, identifying any bottlenecks and overseeing any escalations and troubleshooting to rectify in a timely manner.
    • Experienced with Cloud Platforms.
    • Over saw multiple projects in software applications.
    • Managed development teams.
    • Managed projects and identified potential risks.
    • Experienced ScrumMaster.
    • Eager to be part of an organization and make a positive impact.


  • Tonya – Administrative Assistant

    • Professional, personable and poised
    • Bachelor’s degree in Arts
    • Experience reviewing policies and updating documents with newly approved materials
    • Maintained daily and weekly reporting and tracking via excel
    • Responsible for creating document packets, presentations, and data analysis for managers 
    • Strong attention to detail and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
    • Designed and implemented project tracking and timeline sheets
    • Distributed minutes to external/internal departments
    • Microsoft Office Proficient (Excel, Outlook, Word)
    • Interested in an administrative opportunity where she can continue to grow
  • Tina – Office Manager/Administrative Assistant

    • Very personable!
    • Enjoys working in fast paced roles and with all levels of clients
    • Great experience in Office Management and Administrative Assistance
    • Experience in client facing setting with phones/scheduling appointments and travel arrangements
    • Coordinated and set up for conferences
    • Contract negotiations and working with outside vendors
    • Currently runs her own business and is looking for a steadier role
  • Alexandra – Administrative Assistant

    • Extremely professional with a personable touch
    • Held various roles involving documentation, high level organization, and coordination.
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Experience assisting offices statewide and attorneys with training and development
    • Prepared and distributed documentation and templates
    • Communicated with clients to provide updates, paperwork, etc…
    • Strong organizational skills to oversee internal and external communication
    • Conducted research for lawyers and realtors
    • Followed deadlines to ensure everything was timely and compliant
    • Great addition to any team!
    • Looking for an administrative/clerical role where she can continue to learn and grow
  • Devon – Medical Office Assistant

    • Outgoing personality with a true passion for the medical field
    • Medical Office Assistant Certification
    • Currently studying online for bachelor’s degree
    • Experience scheduling/rescheduling patient appointments for 7 different doctors 
    • Experience coordinating with staff to prioritize visits based on patient needs 
    • Trained on phone and visit triaging 
    • Regularly communicates with both patients and providers to verify insurance coverage
    • Required to maintain full confidentiality of sensitive patient documentation 
    • Comfortable taking patient calls and assisting with questions when necessary 
    • Currently living in Pittsfield, MA and looking to relocate to Albany, NY
  • Colleen - Administrative Professional

    • Professional administrative candidate who brings 10+ years’ experience
    • Warm and welcoming attitude
    • Tracked information in Excel as an HR Coordinator and Staffing Associate
    • Ensured compliance was met for employers
    • Updated account information for employees and contractors
    • Created offer letters and performed detail-oriented work
    • Handled confidential and personal information
    • Created reports for managers
    • Experienced with HR support
    • Looking for a new administrative position where she can support an office


  • Taylor - Life Sciences Professional

    • Very polished and professional with impressive experiences and skills
    • Masters of Science in Biophysics and Medical Physiology
      • Bachelors of Science in Biology
    • Comfortable with many lab skills including cell culturing, western blot, PCR, protein purification, electrophoresis, and more
    • Served as a research assistant at the RNA Institute to study microRNAs and epigenetics 
    • Performed statistical analysis and collected and documented data from research
    • Worked in a hospital to collect patient specimens and document patients health following standards and protocol
    • Achieved CITI training certificates for various realms including Biosafety 
  • Isabella - BioSciences Professional

    • Professional, poised and process-driven
    • Thrives in a lab environment
    • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and Medical Biotechnology (May 2020)
    • Familiar with Molecular Bio techniques, Genetics, Plant Genetics, Straining, and Cloning
    • Written and revised SOPs
    • Enhanced the genetic makeup of plants
      • Recombined plasmids and cloned bacteria to create hybrid genes
      • Experience taking care of specimens, managing feeding, monitoring growth and reporting results
    • Experience extracting genetic material
    • Responsible for sample analysis and project management 
    • Mentored members of lab to enhance their learning experience 
    • Microsoft Office Proficient (Word, Outlook, Excel)
    • Isn’t scared to go the extra mile and out of her comfort zone
  • Matthew – Biology Professional

    • Passionate about sciences and looking to gain experience in the field
    • Bachelor’s degree in Biology (graduating May 2020)
      • Coursework includes: Biology, Ecology, Genetics, Methods of Biotechnology, Cell Culturing and PCR
      • Familiar with cGMP and SOPs
    • Experience preparing blood and urine samples for testing
    • Cleaned machines and organized inventory for animal hospital
    • Gathered soil sample, combined with water, placed on agar plate, and concluded results based on what grew on plates
    • Transferred samples from syringes to vials for testing
    • Prepared laboratory documentation
    • Loves making a difference and helping the community
    • Enjoys being a part of a team environment and is excited to learn more
  • Amy – Science/Biomedical Engineering Professional

    • Has a real love for science!
    • Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering (graduating May 2020)
    • Familiar with Gel Electrophoresis, PCR, calibration of instruments and SOPs
    • Maintained laboratory inventory and cleanliness
    • Performed statistical analysis of data
    • Test analysis and troubleshoot material strength for various design projects in undergrad
    • Experience evaluating different types of bioreactors
    • Updated client/clinical advisors on design results and best material to utilize
      • Maintained material usage within budget
      • Presented findings
    • Enjoys being in a role where she can continuously see results and support a team
    • Interested in an entry level role where she can continue to grow
  • Bailey – Science/Environmental Professional

    • Personable, poised and dedicated
    • Loves helping people and seeing the end result in a task
    • Experience collecting/analyzing samples in field including water, soil and pH samples
    • Performed labeling and cleaning of lab equipment
    • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sustainability
      • Coursework includes: Biology, Geology, Evolutionary Biology, Anthropology, and more
    • Experience monitoring the flow of procedures in school office
      • Created timelines, managed confidential paperwork, and directed incoming calls
    • Researched sustainability in different counties and organized findings to create energy plan
    • Experience review data samples and charts – transcribing results
    • Maintained cleanliness of lab environment
    • Interested in a science position that will challenge her and offers work life balance
  • Dhimiter – Biology/Physics Professional

    • Recent graduate with bachelors of Science in Biology and Physics
    • Great experience performing research in the lab
    • Very passionate about quality of work
    • Performed research on artificial photosynthesis
    • Familiar with many lab techniques including various types of spectroscopy, gel electrophoresis, PCR, bacteria culturing, recombinant and synthetic DNA construction, and more
    • Served as a research intern for several years
    • Synthesized and characterized a model using FT-IR and Raman Spectroscopy
    • Seeking to begin his science career in a lab role
  • Roberto – Scientific Lab Professional

    • An enthusiastic and knowledgeable candidate
    • He is very professional and passionate about his studies!
    • Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering with a Minor in Chemistry (May 2020)
    • Coursework includes Chemical Engineering Fluid Mechanics, Biomedical Instrumentation, Biomonitoring and Electrophysiology, and Biomechanics
    • Performed research and literature review for detecting circulating RNA from HIV
    • Used sequencing tools and graphing software as an assistant researcher
    • Performed dissection on human cadavers and instructed students in the lab
    • Responsible for sterilizing lab and equipment
    • Completed dry lab work by using a simulation package to simulate cell membrane fusion at different cholesterol concentrations
    • Very comfortable and experience with both wet lab and dry lab work and research
  • Simi - Chemistry Professional

    • Friendly and engaging personality with a true passion for the science field
    • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Masters of Science in Chemistry (May 2020)
    • Conducts gel electrophoresis, centrifugation, and protein purification
    • Prepares cell cultures and familiar with PCR
    • Experience with proper lab documentation and following procedures
    • Served as a Computational Chemistry Research Assistant
    • Performed molecular dynamics simulation
    • Developed enhanced sampling molecular dynamics protocol
    • Experience presenting research at conferences to peers, professors, and companies
    • Analyzed food samples for toxins and added chemicals to extract compounds for the Wadsworth Lab
    • A great addition to any team with her knowledge and continued dedication to learning!
    • Looking for a lab-based or computational role focusing on chemistry
  • Timothy - Process Sciences/ Chemical Engineering Professional

    • Professional, personable and well-spoken.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering (Graduating in May 2020)
      • Project that produced hydrogen, ran current through water and extracted hydrogen to fuel cell produced energy
      • Familiar with distillation columns, separation and sensitivity analysis
    • Experience delivering detailed results of tick samples to customers
      • Individuals would send in samples for testing and he would interpret data to customers over phone and via email
      • Prepare samples for lab team
      • Calibrate instruments prior to use
    • Created a gas chromatograph out of old parts and overall goal was catalysis research
      • Analyzed peak time and retention time of compounds
    • Experience managing a team and delegating tasks – presented findings on behalf of group in proposal and data
    • Familiar with root cause analysis
    • Interested in a hands-on position where he can build a career

Other Professional Areas

  • Don - Accountant

    • Brings a great mix of public and in-house accounting experience
    • A true passion for accounting
    • Associate’s in Accounting & Occupational Studies
    • Experience’s include:
      • General Ledger/Journaling
      • Payroll (ADP)(COBRA)(taxes)(401K)
      • Reconciliation
      • Bank deposits
      • Reports
      • Taxes (quarterly)(state & federal) & Audits
      • Cash flow analysis
      • Year-end closings
    • Looking for stability in next role
  • Mickey - C-Level Leader

    • Commercial sales experience in both international/national
    • Significant experience with business growth and sales with highly complex products
    • Mentored growing business/teams
    • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
    • Looking for a new opportunity where he can make a positive impact with a company
  • Rebecca - Staff Accountant

    • Handled accounts payable/receivable, payroll and monthly billing reconciliations
    • Assisted with financial statements, budget forecasting and prepared yearly 1099 for vendors
    • Updated standard operating procedures (SOPs) and training manuals
    • Implemented large scale inventory management software system
    • Currently enrolled to finish her bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • Tanya - National Field Business Director

    • Great energy and personality!
    • Leader who thrives off from working with people and being a problem-solver
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Built and Oversaw National and Regional teams
    • Experienced with inventory management/project management
    • Experience working cross-functionally
    • Experience pulling and creating data, creating reports
    • Reviewed data analytics to see how they can take an idea from concept and bring it to fruition
    • Experience with QA, Tableau, Microsoft Word, Outlook, SQL
    • Looking for an opportunity to showcase her skill set and assist in making a significant impact
  • Susan - Global Leader & Strategic Planner

    • Very polished and energetic!
    • C-Level Global Leader with in-depth strategic planning and development experience
    • A wealth of experience building and leading teams in various markets
    • Helped companies build their strategic growth initiatives
    • Identified ways to improve business revenue while reducing operational costs
    • Understands how consumer experience influences business
    • Experience with data analytics, integration, market trends and identifying ways to improve and grow markets
    • Mapped out ways to improve and work with key stakeholders to spur growth
    • Worked with various vendors, trade marketing and eCommerce
  • Bryton - Inventory/Logistics Coordinator

    • Friendly with a smile to remember!
    • Highly responsive and very professional communication skills
    • Customer service and data related background
    • Strength and familiarity in multiple aspects of the retail environment, from the back-end logistics organization and analysis to the front-end customer experience.
    • Strong data entry having used an Order Management System to perform budget analysis and inventory audits
    • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design
    • Created attractive data presentations
    • Ready for his next challenge that allows for expansion and growth. He is sure to make a positive impact on his new team
  • Joseph - Marketing Professional

    • Joseph is an energetic and polished with strong conversational skills.
    • Bachelor of Arts, English & Photography
    • Background in Marketing and Project Management
    • Skilled in content creation, public relations, social media marketing, videography and photography
    • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite and MS Office Suite
    • Very creative, enjoys photography and creating content
    • Experience managing an $80K marketing budget and increasing social media followers by 500% in two years
    • Actively seeking new opportunities in the marketing space
  • Holly - Logistics / Production Planner

    • Polished, professional and brings a wealth of leadership and logistics knowledge after serving 5-years in the Navy and 7-years in the Airforce
    • Airforce deployment in Kuwait 2018-2019
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Took initiative to deplete a cargo backlog by 95% - Won an award for her accomplishment last year!
    • Familiar with the supervising and training of six to ten personnel
    • Skills in organizing cargo and inventory for loading
    • Experience troubleshooting technical/electrical calibration on ships and planes
    • Primarily worked with cargo and calibration in a military environment
    • Loyal and brings longevity in her previous and current roles
    • Takes initiative and works well in a team environment
    • Active in her community would be a strong representative of your organization
    • Reputable new addition to any team!

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Izabella Gelder

Izabella Gelder

Recruiting Assistant

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  • Sector Focus


  • Years of Experience


  • Education/Certification

    BS, Business Administration and Marketing


Izabella joined the Alaant Team in the Summer of 2019 shortly after graduating from SUNY Plattsburgh with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing. Bella brings prior office experience having worked for an oral surgery practice auditing charts, contacting insurance companies, ensuring HIPAA compliance, among other administrative tasks.

In her current role, she provides administrative support to the entire team at Alaant, that includes helping 10 recruiters with candidate flow, scheduling interviews, assisting with references checks, coordinating and ensuring completion of background checks, new hire paperwork and ongoing outreach to our placements and applicants. When you come to our office, she is the first smiling face you will likely see.

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Abby Serfilippi

Abby Serfilippi

Resource Manager

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  • Sector Focus

    Life Sciences
    Administrative Support
    Customer Service
    Entry Level Information Technology
    Entry Level Engineering

  • Years of Experience

  • Education/Certification

    BA, Environmental Studies


Abby is a Resource Manager who joined Alaant’s team after graduating from Siena College with a Bachelor of Arts in May 2019. Her interest in recruiting and staffing was sparked from the 2 years she spent working in Siena’s Career Center where she assisted students with their resumes, cover letters, and professional development. Being new to the field, Abby is eager to continue learning and excited to be assisting job seekers with finding the right fit for the next step in their career.

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Megan Ermalowicz

Megan Ermalowicz

Talent Acquisition Manager

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  • Sector Focus

    Human Resources
    Supply Chain
    Customer Service
    Entry Level Information Technology
    Executive Level

  • Years of Experience

  • Education/Certification

    BA, Bachelor of Arts & Communications


Megan comes with over 15 years’ experience in Management, Supply Chain, Human Resource and Customer Service. She joined the Alaant team as a Talent Acquisition Manager hiring talent for leading organizations in the Albany – Capital Region.

Before joining Alaant, Megan was an HR Business Partner for a national retailer and worked in full-cycle recruiting for hourly and executive employees. She assisted in onboarding and strategic development for continued growth. Before her role as an HRBP, she worked as an Operations Manager in various departments running day to day operations managing a team and reporting to Senior Management.

Throughout her time with full-cycle recruiting Megan’s passion for making connections developed. She understands the importance of finding the right fit for both the client and candidate. She truly enjoys networking, building relationships and taking on new challenges. Megan holds a Bachelor of Arts & Communication from the University of Buffalo.

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