About us

Azimuth (az·i·muth) noun: the angle between where you are and a point of interest

Nearly 30 years ago, Azimuth set out to match light industrial companies in Chicago with skilled professionals looking for a new career. We called ourselves Azimuth because we wanted to provide the direction for our clients and candidates to their end goals.

A.S.G. Staffing, Inc. is another resource that offers temporary staffing solutions for businesses in manufacturing, food manufacturing, light industrial, and warehouse industries. Over the years our commitment to honesty, hard work, and transparency evolved into simplified employment solutions in Chicago and surrounding suburbs.

Our one of a kind system does the heavy lifting for both employers and employees. With 9 branch locations in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin we stand ready to serve you.

 

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MEET OUR TEAM

We know people, and we know how to match them. We live every day as People Experts that work to deliver Human Solutions with a personal touch.

Aleksandar Dolevski
Aleksandar Dolevski
Audrey Newsham
Audrey Newsham
Biljana Petrovska
Biljana Petrovska
Charles Bransford
Charles Bransford
Jae Sherman
Jae Sherman
Kayla Baran
Kayla Baran
Lanie Rodvong
Lanie Rodvong
Lupe Maravilla
Lupe Maravilla
Maja Spoljarik
Maja Spoljarik
Molly O'Connor
Molly O'Connor
Paul Thomas
Paul Thomas
Sherman Brown
Sherman Brown
This Could Be You!
This Could Be You!
Aleksandar Dolevski
Aleksandar Dolevski

Favorite part of working in staffing: Matching people to their desired jobs.

Favorite food: Balkan food

Dream vacation destination: Brazil

Favorite quote: “Consistent action creates consistent results!”

Hobbies: Hiking, Running

What I wanted to be when I grew up: Owner of an electronics shop

Three words that describe the work/impact you make: Consistent, Hardworking, Creative

What’s your passion: Hiking and Traveling

Why I like working at Azimuth: I like working with highly skilled professionals in the staffing industry because you can learn a lot of new skills from them.

One thing that people wouldn’t know about you: I am afraid of snakes.

Never have I ever…: Skied

Go-to karaoke song: My Way

My simple pleasures: Staring at a Mountain

Dream dinner guest: Jeff Bezos

Audrey Newsham
Audrey Newsham

Favorite part of working in staffing: I enjoy meeting a lot of people and learning about different industries. It is never dull and I like the challenge of continuously having to learn new strategies to match perfect talent to the right companies and also make sure candidates are happy in their positions.

I specialize in: Connecting mid to high level talent with companies that are serious about investing in their employees and committed to excellence

Favorite food: Anything Mexican

My first AIM screen name: LittleA

Dream vacation destination: Bali

Favorite quote: “Everything you ever wanted is waiting for you just outside your comfort zone”

Biggest impact you have made on another person’s career: I have a few “thank you for bettering my life emails” but the one that stands out is the relocation from Florida to Illinois. This person wanted to move to the Midwest. We found him permanent work and he was very grateful. The “thank yous” in this job make it all worth the stress.

Hobbies: Aeriel Arts and Music Festivals

Charities you are affiliated with: Misocoridia, Hinsdale Humane Society

Secret for finding your ideal job: Take Chances

What I wanted to be when I grew up: Veterinarian

Three words that describe the work/impact you make: Positive, Exciting, Valuable

What’s your passion: Music

Why I like working at Azimuth: I enjoy helping people find jobs they could not find on their own and making a difference. It is also nice to be part of a team of such driven individuals. Although we may be few in numbers can do big things!

One thing that people wouldn’t know about you: I teach aerial hammocks and lyra classes

Never have I ever…: Traveled outside of the United States

Go-to karaoke song: Before he cheats-Carrie Underwood

My simple pleasures: Food and my cat

Biljana Petrovska
Biljana Petrovska

Favorite part of working in staffing: Knowing that placing someone at the right job position can have a positive impact on their life.

Favorite food: Hummus

Dream vacation destination: India

Favorite quote: “You are what you do, not what
you say you’ll do” – Carl Jung

Hobbies: Dancing Tango

Charities you are affiliated with: SOS Children Village, Shelter for Women and children – victims of domestic abuse

Secret for finding your ideal job: Be open – minded, find what you love and fall in love with it

What I wanted to be when I grew up: Archeologist

Three words that describe the work/impact you make: Hardworking, Collaborative, Conscientious

What’s your passion: Baking – all sorts of cakes

Why I like working at Azimuth: I am thrilled to work with a great team that constantly engages in finding ways to improve the recruitment process from top to bottom, and being able to give my contribution into bringing people together

One thing that people wouldn’t know about you: I am a passionate herbologist

Never have I ever…: Not adopted a stray kitten that came to me

Go-to karaoke song: Any Disney Song

My simple pleasures: A warm cup of tea and a good horror movie

Charles Bransford
Charles Bransford

Favorite part of working in staffing: Matching the right people with the right companies.

I specialize in: Thinking outside the box, using critical thinking skills to form an end result

Favorite food: Steak

My first AIM screen name: cbmwp02

Hobbies: Playing soccer

Secret for finding your ideal job: Stay open to and learn more about any opportunities.

What I wanted to be when I grew up: Architect

Three words that describe the work/impact you make: Determined

What’s your passion: Problem solving

Why I like working at Azimuth: Creating something from scratch. Every search is unique and requires me to figure out a way to help my clients and candidates. While it can be extremely difficult and sometimes frustrating, it is very rewarding at the end of the day.

Never have I ever…: had a cup of coffee

My simple pleasures: Food

Jae Sherman
Jae Sherman

Favorite part of working in staffing: The People – People are the most nuanced and unpredictable product. Yet they are in every facet of business in every business. It’s an enigma that I love to crack on person at a time.

I specialize in: Taking dreams and turning them into reality through goals, processes, and hard work

Favorite food: Potato Pancakes

My first AIM screen name: Jaewithane

Dream vacation destination: The Moon

Favorite quote: People over estimate what you can accomplish in a day but under estimate what you can accomplish in a year

Biggest impact you have made on another person’s career: Hopefully yours

Hobbies: Mountain Climbing

Charities you are affiliated with: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Secret for finding your ideal job: Be a value add at every position you have.

What I wanted to be when I grew up: Stormchaser or Chef

Why I like working at Azimuth: I want to create a better way to build a business.
Internally: Build a community and platform for self motivated and career driven individuals to realize their full potential. Get them to their next level in life.
Externally: be a world class service provider for mid-level recruiting needs.

Never have I ever…: Stopped searching for a better way

Go-to karaoke song: Don’t Stop Believin’

Dream dinner guest: Elon Musk

Kayla Baran
Kayla Baran

Favorite part of working in staffing: Helping people better their lives by finding them a job that they can stay at for a long time.

Favorite food: Caprese Salad

Dream vacation destination: New Zealand

Favorite quote:
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” -Thomas Edison

Hobbies: Painting & listening to music

Secret for finding your ideal job: Always be ready for a new opportunity

What I wanted to be when I grew up: A veterinarian

Three words that describe the work/impact you make: Detail-oriented, Honest, Consistent

What’s your passion: Dogs

Why I like working at Azimuth: I love working with my coworkers to provide a good experience for people. Finding new jobs for people is a very rewarding experience.

One thing that people wouldn’t know about you: I prefer to take the cheese off my pizza

Never have I ever…: Traveled outside the country

Go-to karaoke song: Fergalicious

My simple pleasures: Walking barefoot on fluffy grass

Dream dinner guest: Tina Fey

Lanie Rodvong
Lanie Rodvong

Favorite part of working in staffing: I get to build relationships with both candidates/clients on a daily basis. I get to help candidates find their perfect job, and help clients find their ideal hire. I get a chance to change people’s lives everyday!

I specialize in: Growing partnerships with our clients & candidates

Favorite food: Korean Kimchi Stew (김치찌개)

My first AIM screen name: Linglek

Dream vacation destination: Australia

Favorite quote: “The World only gives you what you give the World” Unknown

Biggest impact you have made on another person’s career: I’ve placed candidates that were later on moved up to Supervisor roles because of the opportunity I’ve given them.

Hobbies: Trying out new restaurants

Secret for finding your ideal job: Give your best because no one can take that away from you

What I wanted to be when I grew up: President of The U.S.A.

Three words that describe the work/impact you make: Opportunity, Change, Growth

What’s your passion: Travel & Food

Why I like working at Azimuth: I like that we get to be apart of our client’s growth and we are consistently adapting, changing to be able to meet our clients’ need. I like that I’m given the independence to get the job done the best way I know how to but is constantly challenged by my team.

One thing that people wouldn’t know about you: I got bitten on my nose by a monkey when I was 8 years old.

Never have I ever…: Skydiving

Go-to karaoke song: Hey, Soul Sister by Train

My simple pleasures: Checking task off my long list of things to do, folding laundry, walking in fresh snow on the ground.

Lupe Maravilla
Lupe Maravilla

Favorite part of working in staffing: Being able to help others and knowing you found a good fit for them.

I specialize in: Finding people the right fit job

Favorite food: Chinese

My first AIM screen name:

Dream vacation destination: Dominican Republic

Favorite quote: Some people dream of success… While others wake up and work had at it! – Mark Zuckerberg

Biggest impact you have made on another person’s career: Being able to find them the right job.

Hobbies: Coloring, doing nails, crystals and tarots

Charities you are affiliated with: St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Secret for finding your ideal job:

What I wanted to be when I grew up: Lawyer

Three words that describe the work/impact you make:

What’s your passion: Lipsticks
and earrings

Why I like working at Azimuth: Just started so far i like the energy given

One thing that people wouldn’t know about you: I was born in Mexico, a lot of my old friends act surprised when they find out I wasn’t born in the US. But I lived here my whole life. Was 3 months old when I came to Illinois.

Never have I ever…: Visited Florida

Go-to karaoke song: Come Into My Arms- Judy Torres

My simple pleasures: Knowing my kids are happy with what I can give them.

Maja Spoljarik
Maja Spoljarik

Favorite part of working in staffing: Helping people find a job that they look forward going to everyday, and providing clients with candidates that share the same vision and values for both short and long term growth.

I specialize in: Working across countries, languages, and cultures.

Favorite food: Sushi

Dream vacation destination: Bermuda

Favorite quote: “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” -Henry Ford

Hobbies: Swimming

What I wanted to be when I grew up: NASA Flight Analyst

Three words that describe the work/impact you make: Inclusive, innovative, diligent

What’s your passion: Experiencing new cultures

Never have I ever…: I listened to heavy metal.

My simple pleasures: A cozy night in with family and good friends.

Molly O'Connor
Molly O'Connor

Favorite part of working in staffing: There are so many opportunities out there for someone who is willing to dedicate themselves and put in the effort. Helping someone find that opportunity they have been searching for is such a great experience.

Favorite food: Eggplant Parmesan

Dream vacation destination: Argentina

Favorite quote: “They were satisfied with their lives which had none of the vibrance his own was taking on. And he was angry at himself, that he could not change that for them.” -Lois Lowry

Biggest impact you have made on another person’s career: I had a candidate who interviewed for 5 different positions with us, we both knew what he was looking for and I was trying to find the closest fit possible. He later followed up with an email thanking me and our team for our hard work and dedication to his goals, not just settling for the first opportunity available.

Hobbies: Board games

Secret for finding your ideal job: Don’t limit yourself, your ideal job could be something you never considered

What I wanted to be when I grew up: Lawyer

Three words that describe the work/impact you make: Team player, Dedicated, Ambitious

Why I like working at Azimuth: We have such a unique way of recruiting and work very well as a team. There is so much room for growth and ability to expand your skills or create opportunities if you are willing to put in the work.

One thing that people wouldn’t know about you: I have 5 fake teeth

Never have I ever…: Traveled abroad

Go-to karaoke song: Go Your Own Way, Fleetwood Mac

My simple pleasures: Thunderstorms

Dream dinner guest: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Paul Thomas
Paul Thomas

Favorite part of working in staffing: Taking the time to get to know each of the employees personally and helping them succeed in their positions.

I specialize in: Building relationships to ensure our clients expectations are exceeded and our employees are successful.

Favorite food: I love Indian and Middle Eastern food. My favorite dish is Chicken Curry with Garlic Naan Bread.

My first AIM screen name: pholthusen82

Dream vacation destination: Scotland

Favorite quote: “The best way to predict the future is to create it” Abraham Lincoln

Biggest impact you have made on another person’s career: I have seen many successes over the years. I hope I have made lasting impressions by being myself which is fair and consistent.

Hobbies: Interior Design

Charities you are affiliated with: Catholic Charities, Human Rights Campaign, Red Cross

Secret for finding your ideal job: Do your best everyday and opportunities will present themselves to you.

What I wanted to be when I grew up: United Nations Ambassador

Three words that describe the work/impact you make: Knowledgeable, Genuine, Driven

What’s your passion: Traveling

Why I like working at Azimuth: It’s a great company! We help hundreds of people every year find great jobs. As a Manager for Azimuth, the company allows me the opportunity to do what I love…manage my team! Building relationships with our client and employees is very rewarding.

One thing that people wouldn’t know about you: I am afraid of heights

Never have I ever…: Scuba dived

My simple pleasures: Dinner with family and friends

Dream dinner guest: Oprah Winfrey

Sherman Brown
Sherman Brown

Favorite part of working in staffing: People: Doing, saying and helping someone better their lives. (Betterment) Sometimes people of all walks come into your life for a moment, for a day or a lifetime. It matters not the time they spend with you. But how they impact your life in that time.

I specialize in: Development; birthing the best you.

Favorite food: Ron of Japan (Seafood)

My first AIM screen name: Wilsher60

Dream vacation destination: Hawaii

Favorite quote: If it falls your lot in life to be a Street Sweeper go out and sweep streets, sweep streets like Michael Angelo carved marble, like Rembrandt painted pictures, like Shakespeare wrote poetry… sweep streets so well until all of the host of heaven and earth would have to pause and say here lived a great Street Sweeper who swept his job well.

Biggest impact you have made on another person’s career: Guiding them to their destiny.

Hobbies: Aficionado (model railroads)

Charities you are affiliated with: St. Judes, Shriners, Cogic, Cotlg, United Way, Redcross

Secret for finding your ideal job: Doing what you love. If you find your passion it is no longer a job, but a life mission.

What I wanted to be when I grew up: A carrier of God’s word. (Pastor)

Three words that describe the work/impact you make: Enthusiastic, Customer Oriented, Dependable

What’s your passion: Making people smile

Why I like working at Azimuth: I love the vision we have as a company to change people, companies, clients path to a better way. Each day, month and year I see and feel the desire to make a difference from our superiors.

One thing that people wouldn’t know about you: I love to read old classics

Never have I ever…: Sky Dived

Go-to karaoke song: Sweet 16

My simple pleasures: Me and my dog

Dream dinner guest: Past: Abraham Lincoln Current: Jeff Bezo’s

This Could Be You!
This Could Be You!