Jay Murchison

Jay Murchison

President and CEO


Jay began his career in the IT industry more than 20 years ago. Since then, he has worked for local and global corporations and held various positions in sales and account management, but his real passion has always been networking.

As an owner of Concero, Jay created the culture and work environment that he has always wanted — lots of camaraderie, competition, and opportunity for financial and career success. And while success has many facets, Jay measures his through his team. From coaching each employee to achieve their best to finding the right candidates for Concero’s clients, it takes a team that is engaged, excited and people focused.

Jay earned a business degree in management from the University of Missouri, where he was a two-sport letterman (football and track). He was a four-year starter for the Mizzou Tigers football program.

Bet you didn’t know: Jay is only one junior college credit away from being a Rocket Scientist and Brain Surgeon.

Patrick Ruzicka

Patrick Ruzicka

Chief Operations Officer


Patrick believes that enjoying your work and being successful amount to the same thing. He has seen firsthand how people who are happy in their work can make an enormous contribution to an organization. With extensive experience in project-based IT staffing solutions, he has helped startups and Fortune 100 companies secure the resources needed to help their projects succeed, and make their companies grow.

Before he joined forces with co-owners Jay and Ben to form Concero, Patrick spent more than 13 years in IT sales recruiting and management. During that time, he saw the good – and the not so good – sides of the recruitment industry. Starting Concero was an opportunity to build a company that could adapt and improve on industry best practices.

Patrick has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Fontbonne University and is a proud Griffin.

Bet you didn’t know: In Pat’s spare time he provides free haircuts for the Concero staff.

Ben Kandlbinder

Ben Kandlbinder

Chief Development Officer


Ben is motivated by the idea that he can make a positive impact on people’s lives.

He demands hard work, dedication and a commitment to excellence from the Concero team, their consultants and their job candidates. His proudest moment is when a client describes Concero as a true partner.

Ben has worked in the IT field for more than ten years and understands the dynamics of connecting businesses and IT professionals. He has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Missouri State University, where he played Division 1 basketball. He was elected into the Missouri State University Hall of Fame in 2017.

When he is not working, you might find Ben playing golf or hanging out at the lake.

Bet you didn’t know: Ben was the world’s first six-year-old power lifting chamption.

Blair Turley

Blair Turley

Recruiting Team Manager

Blair likes to know how people tick. “How did you get to where you are today?” is one of the first questions on his lips when he meets new people. And meeting new people is what he likes best about his job at Concero.

When he is off the clock, he likes nothing more than to pack up his tent and fishing rods and head to the water’s edge for the weekend. He is also an archery enthusiast.

Blair is originally from San Diego, California. He moved to St. Louis to pursue both his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Fontbonne University. His career includes working in both retail operations and marketing.

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Bet you didn’t know: Blair is still looking for the most intriguing ways to utilize a Raspberry Pi.

Stephanie Grimmer

Stephanie Grimmer

Sales Team Manager


Stephanie has nearly 17 years of experience in the recruiting industry — including 10 years with a national IT staffing and services firm. Her goal is to cultivate high level relationships and provide delivery-based IT solutions for top companies and organizations.

A strong believer in the value of collaboration, Stephanie is committed to fully understanding her clients’ business needs, creating a solution based on those needs, and fostering lasting partnerships.

Stephanie graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in speech communications and lives in Richmond Heights with her husband, Bryan. Favorite activities include hanging out with friends and family, exploring Forest Park, interior design, watching movies, listening to live music, cooking, and any other activity that revolves around eating/drinking.

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Bet you didn’t know:  Stephanie was a longshot winner of the Mayoral Race in Bellville, IL in 2002. 618 STRONG!!

we believe

“Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions in a person’s life and no one connects business with IT professionals better than the Concero team. I’m excited to walk into the office every day — the level of enthusiasm is contagious.”

Ben Kandlbinder
Chief Development Officer
“Our greatest value to our clients is our ability to consistently find successful IT professionals. We don’t wait around for them to find us or for the phone to ring. We are proactively looking for them.”

Jay Murchison
President and CEO

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