About us

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

26 years ago, Azimuth set out to match light industrial companies in Chicago with hard-working people looking for a job. We called ourselves Azimuth because we wanted to provide the direction for our clients and candidates to their end goals.

Over the years our commitment to honesty, hard work, and transparency evolved into a simplified employment solution in Chicago and surrounding suburbs. Our one of a kind system does the heavy lifting for both employers and employees.

Today

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.

Ashley Barrett
Ashley Barrett
Audrey Newsham
Audrey Newsham
Barbara Franco
Barbara Franco
Chuck Porcelli
Chuck Porcelli
Ingrid Rodriguez
Ingrid Rodriguez
Jae Sherman
Jae Sherman
Lanie Rodvong
Charles Bransford
Ashley Barrett
Ashley Barrett

Favorite part of working in staffing: It is very rewarding to help people achieve their professional goals and exciting to help companies grow by having the right people in place.

Favorite food: Pasta

Secret for finding your ideal job: Be yourself!

What I wanted to be when I grew up: Motivational Speaker

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

What I wanted to be when I grew up: Veternarian

Why I like working at Azimuth: I enjoy helping people find jobs they could not find on thier 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!

Barbara Franco
Barbara Franco

Favorite part of working in staffing: Getting to talk to different people every day and hearing their stories. I like learning about what makes people tick and helping them move forward in their career.

I specialize in: Connecting one-on-one with people

Favorite food: Risotto

Secret for finding your ideal job: When something comes along that seems like an opportunity go for it even if you’re not sure

What I wanted to be when I grew up: Marine Biologist

Why I like working at Azimuth: I enjoy being able to see the impact I’m making on the company. I also like to be able to wear multiple hats and have a lot of new experiences that push the boundaries of my comfort zone.

Chuck Porcelli
Chuck Porcelli

Favorite part of working in staffing: I get to work with new people everyday and grow relationships. I geek out on learning how companies operate from the human/employee level.

I specialize in: Helping companies figure out what exactly they need in certain roles

Favorite food: Tacos al pastor

Secret for finding your ideal job: Put yourself out there and don’t give up! You’d be surprised how many people want to help out others.

What I wanted to be when I grew up: Computer Scientist

Why I like working at Azimuth: As we see companies growing, we can see the direct impact of our work, which is very rewarding. My teammates at Azimuth are some of the hardest working people I know and push me to be my best.

Ingrid Rodriguez
Ingrid Rodriguez

Favorite part of working in staffing: Giving candidates a job opportunity by being the brigde between them and the client

I specialize in: Keeping open communication with candidates in our talent network for the perfect job opportunity.

Favorite food: Pho Noodle soup

Secret for finding your ideal job: Keep investing in your education

What I wanted to be when I grew up: Pediatrician

Why I like working at Azimuth: Being a part of a team of recruiting professionals that are genuinely interested in the success for their candidates. It’s really special to get to connect and work one to one with our candidates to understand their career goals/expectations.

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

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.

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)

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.

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.

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

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

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.