Dan Sterantino

Co-founder and President

Dan is a native of New York’s Capital Region, growing up in East Greenbush and starting his technology career at MapInfo Corporation. After spending 8 years at MapInfo, Dan went on to lead IT organizations for a number of local corporations and started a tradeshow-mapping software company in 2005. In 2015, Dan decided to leverage his knowledge of the local technology market, and the people in it, by starting redShift Recruiting.

     Dan and his wife, Dr. Erin Walborn-Sterantino, are winners of the Business Review’s Forty Under 40 Award. 



Ryan Thomas

Co-founder and executive VP, business development

Ryan Thomas is the Executive Vice President of Business Development at redShift Recruiting. He is responsible for business strategy development, building awareness about redShift’s unique capabilities among prospective clients and continuously exceeding client expectations. Ryan brings over 20 years’ experience in the recruiting and staffing industries with a record of successfully fulfilling his clients’ distinctive requirements.  Prior to joining redShift, Ryan enjoyed 17 successful years with Robert Half International, beginning his career in the Springfield, MA office.  During his time in Springfield, Ryan spent multiple terms as the President of the local chapter of the IMA (Institute of Management Accountants)



Martha Meppen

senior recruiting specialist

Martha Meppen is a Senior Recruiting Specialist at redShift recruiting responsible for introducing exceptional talent to top-notch companies in the Capital District and beyond.  She is also responsible for educating clients about redShift’s outstanding capabilities as the premiere technology firm in the area and providing all with exemplary customer service.  Prior to joining redShift, Martha spent eight years with a few local staffing firms where she focused on temporary, temp to hire, and direct hire placement. She provides services for entry level through executive management opportunities throughout the region including engineering, IT, administrative, and more.



Ashtin Givens

senior recruiting specialist

Ashtin Givens is a Senior Recruiting Specialist at redShift Recruiting. She is responsible for business development, candidate outreach, and most importantly, relationship building. Ashtin has a diverse background, but recently comes from the recruiting and staffing industry. She has specialized in temporary, temporary to permanent, as well as direct hire placements. She has filled roles including Developers, Network Engineers, Project Managers, and much more.  Ashtin received her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Relations from SUNY Plattsburgh. While in school, she was in the organization Alpha Epsilon Phi, where she participated in community outreach and fundraising. 



Michelle Laga

recruiting specialist

Michelle is a recent graduate from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies focusing on business and psychology and minored in leadership. While in school, she was a NCAA athlete for her college’s volleyball team and participated in different volunteer work.