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Team

 

Meet the passionate team of professionals here at GTS Scientific. Our team is compiled of dynamic, and gritty individuals committed to performing at the highest level. Our selfless team has a rare combination of business savvy and “whatever it takes to get the job done” attitude which transpires through our performance.

Robb Hoyle

Founder & President

 

Harley Rhoads

Recruiting Researcher

 

Parker Jensen

Account Executive

 

Claudia Salvato

Internal Recruiter

 

Kareem Al Afghani

Recruiting Researcher

 

Sean Gaida

Staffing Specialist

 

Jeffrey Gordon

Recruiting Researcher

 

Greg Hoyle

Chief Operating Officer

 

Sarah Weireter

Senior Recruiter

 

Celia Porter

Recruiting Researcher

 

Kaitlyn Halleran

Recruiter & Operations Specialist

 

Jeremy Westerman

Recruiting Researcher

 

DaRon Harvey

Recruiting Researcher

 

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Robb Hoyle

Founder & President


Robb Hoyle is the Founder and President of GTS Recruiting which he founded in 2013 out of his home office. GTS Recruiting is a niche life science and engineering and has quickly grown to over 10 employees. Robb has lead his team to high performance by acquiring 140+ clients in over 30 states, Canada, U.K., India and South America. Robb has lead the company to explosive company growth of over 220% since 2016.

 

Robb is a passionate leader with an intense focus on building strong personal relationships with his team, clients, and industry colleagues. His attitude toward business and life is to learn how he can help and then to help in any way possible. Team and personal development are ingrained in his belief system he is enormously committed to training, mentorship and personal development.

 

In the recruitment industry, Robb has subject matter expertise in several areas, creating and improving recruitment processes, leading and developing high performance recruiting teams and niche recruiting for the Life Sciences, Manufacturing and Engineering sectors. As President of GTS, he is responsible for the overall recruiting program, business development, finance and operational functions. In this role, Robb is laser focused on employee career development, client partnerships, and requirement fulfillment.

 

Giving back to the community is one Robb’s most important priorities shown through his charity and volunteer work for causes he cares deeply about including Cancer, Rare Disease Research, and The Special Olympics. Robb is also heavily involved in the Life Sciences community serving in various advocacy and advisory capacities. Most recently he sits on the PA Biotechnology Centers Advisory Board and the Life Sciences PA annual conference planning committee. He frequently speaks at industry events and panels on the subjects of talent and leadership in Life Sciences.

 

On the personal side, Robb loves spending time with his family and friends including entertaining at his home in Newtown Pennsylvania. His hobbies include reading, travel, sports and exploring new places.

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Greg Hoyle

Chief Operating Officer


Greg joined GTS Scientific in March of 2018 as a co-owner and Chief Operating Officer.  Greg’s key responsibilities include running recruiting operations, account management, fulfillment and providing training/professional development for marketing and business development teams. After graduating from Syracuse University in 2007, Greg spent 10 years with Aerotek growing the professional and health services team in Eastern Pennsylvania from three members in one office to over thirty members in three offices. Greg grew their annual revenue from $300,000 to just under $4 million annually. 

Greg’s favorite aspect of working at GTS is the positive attitude of his co-workers.  Everyone adds towards the vibe in the office and understands the harder that we work the more careers we can enhance which our clients and candidates appreciate.  Greg is proud of the philanthropy that GTS has been involved with for rare cancer research through Cycle for Survival with Memorial Sloan Kettering and with ALS fundraising for The Dan Diaz Biotech Breakfast Club

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Harley Rhoads

Recruiting Researcher


Harley Rhoads is the newest recruiting researcher here at GTS Scientific. Her responsibilities include discovering the best candidates for roles we at GTS are working on. She also schedules interviews to get to know the candidates better and really understand their qualifications and skill sets. Harley graduated from LaSalle University in 2021 with a BA in Marketing and minored in Risk Management Insurance.

 

During college, Harley was originally in the health field because she wanted to help people. However, it was not until she got a job in the hospitality industry freshman year where she then realized science and sales together was her true passion. She changed her major to marketing and worked in various sales internships. That was until she found the perfect role here at GTS, where she could have the best of both worlds. When asked about her favorite part of working at GTS, Harley says “The thrill of helping people find jobs in a field that helps other people is so exciting. Being beside other colleagues who are here for the same reason I am is so fulfilling as well. We all lean on each other and do everything we can to support one another which is such a wonderful feeling.”

 

If you want to connect with Harley, feel free to reach out on Linkedin or send her an email:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/harley-rhoads-03ba48172

[email protected]

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Parker Jensen

Account Executive


Parker is currently one of our recruiters and works on business development here at GTS Scientific. Some of his day to day responsibilities consist of researching talent for clients, managing the recruitment process for candidates, as well as finding innovative ways to acquire small to medium sized biotech and pharma companies as new GTS clients. Parker graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in hospitality management minor in business administration from Kansas State University. Parker joined GTS in September of 2018.

 

Some of his previous experience in the workforce includes managing hotels for Drury Hotels, as well as selling hardware and software for SHI International before joining GTS Scientific. The skills he gained in these positions helped him put his best foot forward while working here. When asked about his favorite part about working with GTS Scientific he says “I enjoyed that the people who work here put the team first and that growing in your role and career is strongly encouraged and supported by Sr. Leadership” 

 

You can connect with Parker via LinkedIn or email:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/parkerlanejensen/ 

[email protected]

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Sarah Weireter

Senior Recruiter

Sarah Weireter joined GTS in August 2020 as a Recruiting Researcher III bringing with her 3 years of life science agency recruiting experience. Since joining she has been promoted to Sr Recruiter and is part of our leadership team helping to train and develop others at GTS. Some of her key responsibilities include; account management of selected accounts including the full lifecycle from requirement qualification through candidate placement, sourcing, screening, and presenting qualified candidates directly to the hiring manager. 

 

Sarah graduated from Bloomsburg University with a Psychology degree and before starting a job in recruiting, she started her sales career doing door to door sales. When asked about her favorite part of working at GTS Scientific, she says “It is the team collaboration, and the fact that everyone is always helping each other to succeed.”

If you want to connect with Sarah, make sure to follow her on LinkedIn or send her an email:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-weireter-2a6698126/

[email protected]

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Celia Porter

Recruiting Researcher

Celia graduated from Temple University in May 2020 with a BA in Psychology. She joined GTS Scientific as a Recruiting Researcher in June 2022. Her responsibilities include identifying and sourcing quality candidates for new positions, communicating with potential candidates for new and future opportunities, and scheduling interviews. 

 

Post graduation, Celia worked as a bartender full-time in a Jersey Shore beachtown. After connecting with so many different people in different stages of life and experience, she decided to take the skills she learned in the restaurant industry and channel it into recruiting and resourcing. When Celia isn’t working, she loves to read and go to the beach. Celia is most excited to grow with the team and learn from everybody!

 

If you want to connect with Celia, feel free to reach out on Linkedin or send her an email:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/celiaporter/

[email protected]

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Kaitlyn Halleran

Recruiter & Operations Specialist

Kaitlyn Halleran joined GTS Scientific in September of 2021 as a Recruiting Researcher I. In April of 2022, she was promoted to Recruiter and Operations Specialist. Kaitlyn’s key responsibilities include identifying candidates for current openings, scheduling interviews and speaking with candidates to confirm their interest, operations oversight, identifying new opportunities, and developing client relations via networking. Before joining GTS, Kaitlyn graduated from Temple University with a Bachelors in Biochemistry.

 

After graduating, Kaitlyn spent some time working in Quality Control before taking an internship abroad in London where she did sales for a company called Winebuyers. After returning, she decided to put her scientific background as well as her newfound sales experience to use as a Researching Recruiter here at GTS. When asked about her favorite part of working at GTS, Kaitlyn says “My colleagues are the most supportive and positive people I’ve ever worked with. They are always eager to lend a helping hand and we constantly celebrate each others’ wins.”

 

 

If you want to connect with Kaitlyn, make sure you follow her on LinkedIn or send her an email:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaitlyn-halleran-1639521a5/

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Claudia Salvato

Internal Recruiter

Claudia started at GTS as a Recruiting Researcher in the fall of 2021, and has since been promoted to Internal Recruiter here at GTS Scientific. Her responsibilities include finding, interviewing, and onboarding new hires, professional development, administrative duties, and sourcing for clients as needed. She graduated from Temple University with a BA in Journalism and a specialization in photography.

 

During college, Claudia was involved with several personal and academic reporting projects which allowed her to meet people from various backgrounds. She is a lifelong traveler, having visited Denmark, Sweden, England, Mexico, South Africa, and most recently Thailand, where she taught English and Family & Consumer Sciences for one year. Claudia is excited to apply her love of people to her role at GTS. When asked about her favorite part of working at GTS, Claudia says “I love being someone that the team can come to for support. I enjoy taking on several different roles within the company and developing personal relationships with each team member.”

 

If you want to connect with Claudia, feel free to reach out on Linkedin or send her an email:

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/claudiasalvato/

Email: [email protected]

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Kareem Al Afghani

Recruiting Researcher

Kareem Al Afghani is the newest recruiting researcher here at GTS Scientific. His responsibilities include finding the right candidates, getting to know them and their goals, and ensuring that they are both ready and qualified to connect with future positions. He graduated from Arcadia University with a BA in International Business and Culture.

 

During college, Kareem interned with Edinburgh & Lothians Regional Equality Council in Scotland. He is a firm believer in giving back to the community through volunteering and charity work. At his internship he was responsible of finding funding for managing projects and finding donors to fund them. It allowed him to hone and develop his interpersonal and researching skills. He also believes in broadening his perspective which is why he took it upon himself to indulge in different cultures through travel. He visited Scotland, England, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Switzerland, France, Dubai, and the Czech Republic. He is hoping to take advantage of his broadened perspective along with his academic background in international business to grow with the company. When asked about why he chose GTS his response was “Because of the company’s culture which promotes a positive attitude and a family-like environment”.

 

If you want to connect with Kareem, feel free to reach out on LinkedIn or send him an email:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kareem-al-afghani-aa47a1235/

[email protected]

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Jeremy Westerman

Recruiting Researcher

Jeremy’s passion for science and business originated back in highschool which led him to pursue it further in college. He has since graduated from Temple University with a BS in Biology. During his time at Temple University he met many great people, from professors to peers, who helped influence him both professionally and personally. 

 

After graduation he spent time working as a Bartender which allowed him to gain invaluable people skills and also make great memories with friends. Starting his career at GTS has allowed him to pursue and combine his passion for science and business development. When asked why he wants to be involved in life science recruiting he said, “Being able to contribute my efforts to bring bright minds together while also helping others achieve their goals is the most fulfilling part of working at GTS.”

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Sean Gaida

Staffing Specialist

Sean Gaida joined GTS Scientific in January of 2022 as a Staffing Specialist, working in the Staff Augmentation division. Some of his key responsibilities include; researching and sourcing talent, recruiting and qualifying candidates, as well as developing and implementing strategies to grow the Staff Augmentation branch. Sean graduated from Moravian College in May of 2021, earning his Bachelor’s in Management, and a minor in Philosophy.

Prior to joining GTS, Sean worked as a Healthcare Recruiter at Maxim Healthcare, looking to better the lives of individuals pursuing careers in Homecare. Utilizing his skill sets in recruiting and sales, Sean looks forward to joining a collaborative and talented team at GTS. When asked about his favorite part of working at GTS Scientific, he says “I appreciate that every person in the office is motivated to help others, and is looking to therefore grow as much as a team, as they are individually.”

If you want to connect with Sean, make sure you follow him on LinkedIn or send him an email:

 

Linkedin

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DaRon Harvey

Recruiting Researcher

DaRon is currently one of our Recruiting Researchers focused on supporting full time, direct hire placements with GTS Scientific. Some of his day to day responsibilities consist of researching talent for clients and managing the recruitment process for candidates. DaRon graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business management and Marketing from PennState University. DaRon joined GTS in January of 2022.

Some of his previous experience in the workforce includes working at Enterprise. The skills he gained in this position helped him learn how to handle a fast paced business environment while grasping the core concepts of customer service. “I enjoyed being able to help people on a day to day basis, being able to make someone smile brought joy to me.”

If you want to connect with DaRon, make sure you follow him on LinkedIn or send him an email:

Linkedin

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Jeffrey Gordon

Recruiting Researcher

Jeff Gordon joined GTS in May 2022 as a Recruiting Researcher. His responsibilities include sourcing candidates based on client parameters, communicating and coordinating initial interviews between candidates and recruiters, and daily communication with prospective candidates. Jeff graduated from Temple University with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing in December of 2021.

 

Before working at GTS, Jeff had professional experience at the law firms of Archer and Stark & Stark. At Archer, he acted as a billing specialist and business & law intern for the real estate tax group in Princeton, NJ. There he gained experience with accounting, real estate tax law, database marketing, and business development. At Stark & Stark, he worked as a marketing intern remotely with the Lawrenceville and Yardley offices. Jeff gained experience with competitive analysis and business development. Jeff is looking forward to seeing the level of growth GTS will have in the future and is happy to help build that growth.

 

If you want to connect with Jeff, make sure you follow him on Linkedin or send him an email

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jgordon24

Email: [email protected]