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.
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.
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.
Bet you didn’t know: Blair is still looking for the most intriguing ways to utilize a Raspberry Pi.
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.
Bet you didn’t know: Stephanie was a longshot winner of the Mayoral Race in Bellville, IL in 2002. 618 STRONG!!
Chief Development Officer