TRU Staffing Partners Adds Staff on East and West Coasts
Leslie Witalis and Annette Habib join the company to increase client support
New York – March 19, 2013 – TRU Staffing Partners, a nationally recognized, award-winning search firm representing talent and opportunities in the e-discovery and litigation support space, today announced the addition of Leslie Witalis as an e-discovery recruiter in San Francisco and Annette Habib as the national operations manager in New York.
As an e-discovery recruiter at the company, Witalis is responsible for providing support to the West Coast manager of recruiting and the Midwest manager of recruiting. In addition, she is responsible for prospecting, soliciting and successfully engaging candidates in the AmLaw 200, Fortune 1000 and e-discovery service provider and consulting space.
Prior to joining TRU, Witalis was in the human resources department at Winston & Strawn LLP in New York. “Recruiting was my favorite part of working in-house at a major law firm,” says Witalis. “I had heard that TRU was looking to add a recruiter to the San Francisco market, so I found Jared at LegalTech 2013 to apply for the job. Three weeks later, I was a member of Team TRU!”
“Leslie is one of the most motivated young professionals I have had the pleasure of mentoring,” says TRU President Jared Coseglia. “I am abundantly confident she will quickly develop trusted relationships in the e-discovery community and deepen our ability to service the San Francisco market.”
As the national operations manager, Annette Habib works closely with the entire TRU staff as well as all active clients and candidates within the TRU portfolio. “Annette manages the daily workflow and logistics for all of TRU’s clients, candidates, recruiters and executive staff. She will also be a key player in TRU’s rapidly growing temporary staffing business,” explains Coseglia.
Prior to joining TRU, Habib worked at Huron Consulting Group in New York where she provided executive-level support to the legal technology division’s sales, document review and project management teams. “TRU is definitely the most fast-paced environment I have worked in,” says Habib. “The team here is inspiring and the work is challenging. Just in the sheer volume of activity we experience in scheduling interviews on a daily basis, I can tell this will be a stable, profitable and growing community of professionals over the next several years.”
Habib and Witalis are two of three new hires to join TRU Staffing Partners in the month of February, with Laney Altamar also coming on as senior vice president of business development and executive placement. TRU now boasts eight agents in six major U.S. cities. TRU CFO/COO Drew Brody comments, “If the demand for e-discovery talent continues at this rate, I won’t be surprised if TRU is well over a staff of 10 people by 2014.”
TRU Staffing Partners Announces Addition to Executive Team to Oversee Company Expansion
Laney Altamar joins the company as the Senior Vice President of Business Development and Executive Placement
New York – March 5, 2013 – TRU Staffing Partners, a nationally recognized, award-winning search firm representing talent and opportunities in the e-discovery and litigation support space, today announced the addition of Laney Altamar to its team of experts. Altamar joins the company as the Senior Vice President of Business Development and Executive Placement.
In this new position, Altamar will oversee several new business units and will be a key player in the company’s strategy for growth. In addition to expanding TRU’s existing offering of permanent and temporary staffing of litigation support and e-discovery professionals to law firms, service providers, and corporations, she will specifically work directly with law firms to develop, staff, retain and market e-discovery practice groups.
“Laney Altamar is undeniably one of the most honest and observant professionals I have encountered in my 10 years in the industry. We are honored and elated she has joined us,” stated Jared Coseglia, founder and president of TRU Staffing Partners. “The time is finally ripe for the widespread creation of distinct, specialized e-discovery practice groups within major law firms and private practices. Laney’s expertise in managed review and attorney career representation makes her the perfect person to lead the way in helping this natural staffing progression within the legal community. She also intimately understands the role service providers play in assisting firms and corporations, and she will consult on sales and human capital strategy for TRU’s existing and expanding client base.”
Altamar comes to TRU from Special Counsel where she was most recently the Chief Sales Officer for Managed Review. She first joined the industry in 1996 and her 16-year tenure gives her a unique perspective on the varying career strategies for candidates and staffing models for clients.