Ray Lyles is a Principal and Co-Founder of Tech Exec Online. His twenty five years of experience has helped him establish a wide ranging network and client base that has allowed him to successfully place thousands of professionals at many small, mid-sized, and Fortune 500 corporations located in and outside the New York metropolitan area. Starting out in 1990, he specialized in the placement of technology professionals. Ray is an experienced entrepreneur, business professional, executive consultant and a trusted advisor with an established, strategic and global network of business partnerships. He is well versed, knowledgeable and a technical expert in labor market activities. Furthermore, Ray is an expert in the field of career development, recognized throughout the IT Staffing industry for connecting, establishing and building long term relationships between job seekers and corresponding employers. Ray’s mission for Tech Exec is to develop strong and lasting relationships, so that each engagement can be an opportunity to provide better solutions.
Nick Tamagna Co-Founded TechExec 2006. Prior to TechExec, Nick was a Managing Director at the Ayers Group, in their Financial Services Practice. His focus is Technology with expertise in trading and Investment Banking products. He has placed candidates in positions ranging from individual contributor to the executive level. Nick earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science at the University of Rhode Island.
Prior to being an executive level recruiter for the financial markets, Tracey started his Wall Street career working as a Developer, Linux Architect, Storage Architect, & Trading Systems Architect for firms such as:
- Merrill Lynch;
- Lehman Brothers;
- Goldman Sachs;
As well as technology global leaders such as EMC and Storage Networks ( a leading Dot.com of the early 2000’s).
Having had enough of the technical aspects of the financial services world, Tracey decided to migrate his career into the world of IT Staffing. The Transition to executive recruiter was organic. He started this career path by partnering with the world’s leading Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Electronic Trading, and Proprietary Trading firms to fill their high level technology needs. Tracey’s time at the Ayers Group (a Top 5 staffing firm in the financial space prior to its Merger with Kelly Services ) helped to incubate him into the recruitment professional he is today. Now as an Original Member of TechExec, Tracey steer’s these same top tier firms in their need for hands on technical thought leaders.
Ryan earned a dual degree from the University of Geneva in International Business and Finance. Ryan has been part of Tech Exec since 2007 and is currently running the Hedge Fund & Prop Trading Technology silo. Ryan has become an industry leader and expert in the Hedge Fund & Prop Trading Technology Staffing arena leading the initiative at Tech Exec Inc. Since joining the team at Tech Exec in 2007 Ryan has built an exclusive strategic global network of contacts in the financial industry. Ryan’s detailed attention to emerging technologies has made him a vital asset to the Tech Exec partnership and invaluable to his clients.