Team

 

Meet the passionate team of professionals here at GTS Recruiting. 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

 

Sam Franzini

Sr. Recruiter & Sourcing Team Lead

 

Kate Halpin

Director of Operations

 

Austin Dardes

Client Engagement Specialist

 

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Robb Hoyle

Founder & President


Robb truly lives and breathes GTS, being the Founder and President, it is, after all, an extremely personal situation. To say that he takes tremendous pride in his team and company would be an understatement. Robb wakes up every day highly motivated and feeling privileged to work with such an incredible team. He 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 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 BIO NJ Talent Advisory Board and the Life Sciences PA annual conference planning committee.
On the personal side, Robb loves spending time with his family and friends including entertaining at his home in Doylestown Pennsylvania. His hobbies include reading, travel, sports and exploring new places.
Favorite Quote: In life, you have a decision to make; you can either let life happen to you or you can “MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!”. He has clearly chosen the latter.
Connect with Robb: LinkedIN
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Kate Halpin

Director of Operations


Kate has been an irreplaceable core member of the GTS team since the founding of the company in 2013. Not only is she the matriarch of the GTS family, but she has also been called the brains of the operation. Kate has played an integral role in helping our team achieve its continued levels of high performance and success.
Since joining the team, Kate’s role has evolved from top producer to key management and leadership team member, providing invaluable leadership, opinions, and insight to our team. In her role as Director of Operations, Kate bridges the operational gaps between client engagement and recruitment, while also overseeing training and development of the recruiting and client engagement team.
Kate works tirelessly to support our team and our clients. To summarize the comments of countless client managers, candidates, and other industry professionals, “when you are working with Kate Halpin you are working with a true professional”. Kate has an uncanny combination of grit, business savvy, and intellect, and is truly influential in her work.
When Kate is not busy producing high-caliber work for her clients, she can be found spending time with her husband and two sweet children, Samantha and Jack. She values her relationships deeply and also has an active and vested interest in her church community. Kate supports the Georgia foster community through Promise 686, as well as mission work via Project Child Tanzania, helping to transform young lives both locally and globally.
Connect with Kate on Linkedin
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Sam Franzini

Sr. Recruiter & Sourcing Team Lead


Sam is currently our Sourcing Team Lead & Sr Recruiter and is responsible for managing the day to day operations of the sourcing program and his duties as a Sr. Recruiter. In this role, Sam places critical emphasis on team building, development and client fulfillment. “I enjoy working at GTS as we have a great team oriented atmosphere that allows for us to have successful relationships with our clients and our candidates”.
Sam thoroughly enjoys building personal relationships with his candidates, taking them through the recruiting process, and ending up with a partnership that leaves clients and candidates fully satisfied. Outside of the office, you can find him cheering on a Philadelphia sports team, finding a new TV series to watch (always open to recommendations), or finding a new city to explore or mountain to climb.
Connect with Sam on Linkedin
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Austin Dardes

Client Engagement Specialist


Austin joined the GTS team in 2015 in a Sourcing and Recruiting role and quickly worked his way into his current role as Client Engagement Specialist. As the Client Engagement Specialist with GTS Austin is responsible for all aspects of Business Development, Marketing and Account Management. He is passionate about partnering with clients and other industry professionals to gain a deep understanding of the challenges they face with their recruiting efforts.
Austin is a naturally engaging, driven person who thrives on accomplishing goals through helping professionals and companies with business initiatives. He is the type of person who will go out of his way to make sure clients and co-workers are completely satisfied with his work. When Austin is not working, his hobbies include golfing, going to the gym and participating in outdoor events that keep him active and enjoying life.
Connect with Austin on Linkedin
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Matthew Levy

Advisory Board Member


Matthew Levy is a well-rounded HR and recruiting executive with twenty+ years of broad experience in both specialist (e.g., recruiting) and generalist (e.g., HR business partner) roles at blue-chip companies, including Merck, Amgen and Johnson & Johnson. Throughout his career he has provided and delivered successful solutions to talent challenges. Matt is recognized as a results-oriented business advisor and strategic partner whose experience and credibility enables strong relationships to marshal resources required to identify, develop and execute best-in-class, business relevant, talent-related solutions.
In addition to Matt’s role on GTS’ Advisory Board, he is Founder & CEO of Matthew Levy Enterprises (MLE), LLC, which has several lines of business including interim HR staffing, motivational speaking, training and coaching. Prior to MLE, Matt was a a senior HR professional at Johnson & Johnson where he coached R&D executives on talent management and acquisition issues to help them meet their business goals. Prior to this role, Matt was Director, Recruiting for Johnson & Johnson’s pharmaceutical research and development business unit. Matt’s intimate knowledge of recruiting, his strong partnership skills with his HR Generalist teams and his adaptability to change allowed him and his team of recruiters to post customer survey scores averaging 4.5 on a 5.0 scale, tops in the organization.
Prior to J&J, Matt relocated his family to Southern California to take a position with Amgen, the world’s largest biotechnology company, where he led the talent acquisition function for Amgen’s commercial operations and corporate staff groups. He and his team contributed to successfully surpassing Amgen’s aggressive headcount growth during which time the company grew from 15,000 to 20,000 employees.
Before Amgen, Matt spent several years at Merck, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. There, Matt held a variety of positions in both recruiting and generalist capacities. During his time as a generalist, he handled multiple organizational issues that allowed the division to successfully launch several new products. Early in Matt’s career, he held positions of increasing responsibility in HR generalist and recruiting capacities at both Prudential Financial as well as Strawbridge & Clothier, a regional retailer.
Matt’s significant accomplishments include:
  • EXECUTIVE RECRUITING: Led executive level searches in R&D, Supply Chain, Marketing, Finance, Public Relations, Legal and Business Development. Managed search firms, including holding them accountable to diversity metrics.
  • RECRUITING LEADERSHIP: Managed recruiting teams, set vision and mission, instituted repeatable and sustainable processes, managed $1 MM budget.
  • STAFFING METRICS: Initiated staffing metrics such as customer satisfaction, quality of hire, time to fill and interview/offer ratios.
  • CANDIDATE SOURCING: Designed and implemented recruiter/sourcer model to enable pipeline building of critical and high-volume positions.
  • APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEMS: Reviewed and selected Taleo ATS via RFI and RFP process. Divisional lead for customization and rollout in multi-site national company.
Matt graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Business Management from Ithaca College. He is an actively engaged member of several professional organizations including the Philadelphia Society of People & Strategy (PSPS) where he was Past President and on the Board of Directors from 2010-2015. Currently, he is Vice Chair of Beacon, a 1,000 executive networking group. He also regularly gives presentations on personal and professional development and HR topics. He was HR Person of the Year in 2013.
Matt lives in Doylestown, PA with his wife, daughter and son where he jogs through the Bucks County countryside to stay fit…or you may seem him driving with the top down enjoying the simple pleasures of life.
Connect with Matthew on Linkedin