Ila Kochan

Ila Kochan

Talent Acquisition Specialist

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ph 518.689.0716

  • Sector Focus

    Light-Medium Industrial
    Customer Service
    Administrative Support

  • Years of Experience

    1+

  • Education

    Bryant & Stratton College – Business & Human Resources Specialist

Bio

Ila Kochan is a Talent Acquisition Specialist who is part of the Talent Acquisition Partnership (TAP) team at Alaant Workforce Solutions. Whether assisting clients in attracting and hiring top talent, or working with candidates to find and secure exciting career opportunities, she is thrilled to make mutually beneficial connections between great organizations and motivated professionals.

Ila is experienced in full-cycle staffing, having filled positions for companies in multiple industries, including technology, management, light/medium industrial, warehousing, customer service, and administrative support. She is also adept at guiding candidates through each step of the recruitment process, from phone screenings and interviewing to background and reference checks.

While earning her associate’s degree in business and human resources from Bryant & Stratton College, Ila worked full-time as a title clerk at a prominent Capital Region auto dealership, where she honed her skills in communication, project management, and attention to detail. When she’s not working, you’ll find her entertaining family and friends, tending to her garden, or chasing her lab mix and husky across her 9-acre property.

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Alex Cosmer

Alex Cosmer

Senior Talent Acquisition Manager

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ph 518.689.0714

  • Sector Focus

    Finance
    Engineering
    Human Resources
    Project Management

  • Years of Experience

    11

  • Education

    Bachelor of Arts, Economics from Stonehill College

Bio

Alex Cosmer is a Senior Talent Acquisition Manager with Alaant Workforce Solutions. Having spent more than a decade in recruiting and HR tech, and with demonstrated expertise in HR best practices and candidate experience, he is recognized as an industry expert in sourcing and hiring elite professionals for positions in finance, engineering, human resources, and project management.

Throughout his career, Alex has worked with a variety of organizations, from local firms and startups to Fortune 500 companies, helping them to hire top talent and build high-performing teams. From his start in recruiting project managers for pharmaceutical industry clients across the Tri-State area, he transitioned into HR tech, where he spent 10 years in sales positions for predictive analytics and behavioral testing companies. In those roles, he developed a unique ability to take a data-driven approach to client partnerships, delivering ROI by increasing the quality of new hires. 

Alex earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Stonehill College. In his off time, he enjoys traveling, playing golf, and spending time outdoors, where during the summer months, you’re likely to see him enjoying Lake George with his wife, family and friends. 

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Industries

Alaant has spent decades fostering deep and wide relationships with industry veterans, changing leadership, boards of directors, venture capitalists and investors to remain on the forefront of evolving expertise. Crafting unique and forward-thinking connections with the expertise critical to innovation and growth is our primary focus. From global technology firms to disruptive startups, we pride ourselves in partnership, to meet both our futures by realizing the energetic potential most likely to succeed.

Information Technology

Life Sciences

Engineering

Professional and Administrative

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Olive

Olive

Manager of Treat Consumption and Stress Relief

  • Sector Focus

    The Art of Being a Dog
    Stress Relief

  • Years of Experience

    1+

Bio

Olive is Alaant’s Manager of Treat Consumption and Stress Relief. She understands that the work environment can be trying and has devoted her life to easing those tensions. Olive is also aware, that treats are a vital part of any successful business and has taken on that role as well. She loves being able to make people smile, being walked, and petted, and ensuring that people have the best experience at work.

In her spare time, Olive enjoys spending time with family, such as her dad Zachary. She loves, going to the dog park to play with her friends and play with sticks. You will also find her enjoying a nice cold Puppuccino from Starbucks. On a quiet, evening you will find Olive enjoying popcorn or string cheese, something her boss Amy Stringer got her hooked on. If you find Olive on your travels you will quickly learn she is your best friend, you just don’t know it yet.

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Information Technology

The world of tech is more dynamic than ever before, and so is recruitment. Our rich and deep IT network allows us to specialize in culture-matching above and beyond skillsets. Alaant assesses for fit and growth mindset as well as suitability and experience - to create more dynamic connections on both sides.

Information Technology

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  • Amy Stringer

    Amy
    Stringer

    Manager, Operations & Talent

  • Megan Ermalowicz

    Megan
    Ermalowicz

    Talent Acquisition Manager

  • Amy Alvarez

    Amy
    Alvarez

    Director, Talent Acquisition

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