…you will find the best digital talent, the hottest gigs, and people who truly understand the value of human intelligence capital.
Who We Are
Marcelo Fleitas, Managing Director
Marcelo Fleitas has been a professional recruiter for over 15 years. Beginning in 1998, he has served the placement needs of New York City technology companies and candidates. Concentrating primarily on high technology, software engineers, and web development, he has earned a deep knowledge and strong industry loyalty around his ability to identify, screen and place the best and brightest professionals at top firms in the city. Prior to founding ubergig in 2009, Marcelo worked at several other premier recruiting firms in New York CIty, building teams of recruiters in multiple disciplines and recruitment categories. Born in Uruguay, Marcelo has lived in New York since the age of three and Marcelo attended Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute for Computer Science.
John Melone, Director of Recruiting
John Melone has been the Director of Recruiting at ubergig since 2009. Prior to joining ubergig, he was a senior recruiter at several other staffing firms in New York City. Focusing his entire career on web-based technology placement, he has worked with dozens of large corporations, including Disney, MetLife, CSC, Conde Nast, and Estee Lauder. John is an avid reader of several online sites related to technology, in order to maintain his skills and understanding of the latest technologies and skills needed in the market. John is a native New Yorker, and attended the College of Staten Island, majoring in Psychology.
Denise Saroda, Senior Account Executive
Denise Saroda joined ubergig in 2010. She began her career in recruiting within the healthcare industry, quickly rising to senior positions in several premier staffing firms in New York City, serving clients at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and HSBC. She then transitioned to Technology recruiting, where she helped firms that included Conde Nast, CSC, Ogilvy Interactive, and VNS. She has a passion to improve the lives of others – working at ubergig gives her that opportunity on a daily basis. Denise attended Hunter College here in New York City and received both her MS in Urban Affairs and her BA from Hunter.
What We Do
übergig is digital staffing & consulting done right. With over a decade of experience, our team represents the best talent in the market today.
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Focusing on the “right fit” every time, our team maintains over a 90% success rate on offers by understanding our clients’ needs as well as the needs of our candidates. By making this a priority, our clients have been able to retain the talent we helped them find over the years. Here’s what our clients are saying:
Julie Gross, Resource Director at Huge
Over the past 5 years, Marcelo has been supporting my resourcing needs at 3 different companies. Marcelo and his team have successfully placed many candidates with me because he truly understands the digital agency world. Needs can change at a moment’s notice and he has been great at filling our most challenging roles. When feedback is provided, Marcelo applies it, refining his team’s search and improving results. Unlike most recruiting agencies, Marcelo and his team focuses their time on fostering relationships with clients and candidates. He understands it is the most crucial aspect of doing business. While he is results driven, he is also easy to work with and makes the process enjoyable. I would highly recommend his service to anyone in need of tech recruiting.
Todd Ricker, Senior Manager at SunGard Global Services
I’ve worked with Marcelo on both sides of the staffing pipeline. In both scenarios I found him to be intelligent, patient and a straight shooter, traits that are not necessarily common in the technology staffing world.
I was placed at Conde Nast years ago by Marcelo. At Conde Nast and at NYSE Euronext I worked closely with Marcelo to fill vacancies. Marcelo always presented qualified and experienced candidates. I took on many of his candidates as consultants and full time employees with an extremely high success rate. The quality of his candidates and his easy-going personality are why I keep using Marcelo. I recommend him highly.
Alec Simonson, Director of Web Operations at HarperCollins Publishers
Marcello has been absolutely stellar at finding me the perfect candidates for my open positions. He has maintained personal oversight of the entire process, and hasn’t just “stocked bodies”. When I have opted to pass on a candidate, Marcello has taken the time to understand why, and subsequent interviews have reflected this understanding. One particular success of note: I had a position to fill on the other side of the country. The few resumes coming in from HR were dreadful. Marcello had me on the phone with a candidate in short time; and she seemed incredible. Flew out to meet her, and she WAS incredible. We hired her. One position, one resume, one cross-country flight, and we were all set. Take the time to work with Marcello – show him what your candidate will be doing, explain the environment and the culture; you’ll find it’s time very well spent. He’s got the unique talent!
Patrice Diaz-Migoyo, Senior Vice President – Technology at RFI Studios
I have been a client of Marcelo’s for 6 years while I was at various companies. He has always provided me with the highest quality candidates and excellent service. He maintains one of the largest network of candidates I know of, in all experience levels, from junior programmers to exeuctives. I highly recommend him as a staffing resource for propsective employers.
We work with the top companies, premier agencies, and most promising startups in the New York area. Below are just a few of our clients; the list is always growing.
Through our close association with the best and the brightest technical talent in the New York City area, we have become a sort of specialized service agency. Many times, our clients come to us with specific project-based needs, not individual staffing needs.
Our development services include a full range of mobile, rich media, commerce and transactional system applications. Working with most open web standards and platform technologies, we develop in an agile methodology, integrating the disciplines of software engineering, user experience, content strategy and design in tightly controlled cycles to produce usable products quickly. We then iterate through increasing functionality, going to market faster, with fewer defects, than traditional functional specification-based development.
Core competencies include:
Mobile platform development
We specialize in responsive, full featured HTML5 webapps, which function identically on smartphones, tablets, full computers. We also can adapt your existing traditional web-based apps to fully responsive mobile apps for accelerated mobile market presence. We are deeply fluent in native iOS and Android platforms as well, if deep hardware integration is a requirement.
Advanced Drupal development
We are fluent in many popular platforms and CMSes. But we have the deepest experience in developing deep and wide, content-heavy Drupal products. Drupal is a complex and powerful product that requires intimate knowledge if its themes and node structures to fully realize the enterprise-class power of the full platform.
Custom application development
Sometimes a pre-built CMS is not enough. You have a custom workflow, and you need a custom application to match. Building your application in Django or Rails will let us tailor every workflow and every section to your specifications. You won’t have to settle or compromise on requirements – this is your application, so you make the rules. For very complex application stacks, we use Java, Scala and Go to do the heavy lifting as necessary.
Discover Your Potential as an Entrepreneur
To become an entreprenuer, you must first of course see if your mind set is similar. If it is great, and if it is not…. great. There is no reason you can’t learn to be more than what you are naturally. Remeber that practice makes perfect and it is always important to discover new ways of elevating yourself.
“Entrepreneurs are a unique group of people. Not only do they think differently; they act differently.
They draw on personality traits, habits and mind-sets to come up with ideas that straddle the line between insanity and genius. But just because you’re an original thinker and came up with an idea to replace gasoline in cars doesn’t mean you’re cut out to be an entrepreneur.
If you ever wondered if you were an entrepreneur, check out the following list. You may not have all these traits or skills, yet if you have some, this is a pretty good indicator that you have what it takes.
1. You come from a family of individuals who just couldn’t work for someone else. Your parents worked for themselves. Though this isn’t true for every entrepreneur (myself included), many have a family history with one or both parents having been self-employed.
2. You hate the status quo. You’re a person who is always questioning why people do the things they do. You strive to make things better and are willing to take action on it.
3. You’re self-confident. Have you ever met an entrepreneur who was pessimistic or self-loathing? After all, if you don’t have confidence, how can others believe in you? Most entrepreneurs are very optimistic about everything around them.
4. You’re passionate. There will be times when you spend an excessive amount of time and do not make a dollar. It’s your passion that will keep you going.
5. You don’t take no for an answer. An entrepreneur never gives up — ever…..”
Übergig is Not Your Average Recruiting Firm
After reading this article it was hard to believe that some recruiting firms spend a whole six seconds on reviewing your resume. Here at Ubergig LLC we have spent numerous hours looking carefully at resumes to make sure we are providing the right talent for our clients.
More importantly, we have spent a whole lot of time helping our talent to improve their resume in order to reflect more than just technical skills and proficiency.
Take a look at this article and ask yourself if your working with the right talent agency.
“Although we may never know why we didn’t get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters’ decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of ”six seconds before they make the initial ‘fit or no fit’ decision” on candidates.
The study used a scientific technique called “eye tracking” on 30 professional recruiters and examined their eye movements during a 10-week period to “record and analyze where and how long someone focuses when digesting a piece of information or completing a task.”
In the short time that they spend with your resume, the study showed recruiters will look at your name, current title and company, current position start and end dates, previous title and company, previous position start and end dates, and education.
The two resumes below include a heat map of recruiters’ eye movements…..”
The Differences Between Successful People and Unsuccessful People
We are always committed to finding talent to compliment successful companies. We stress the importance of constantly improving ourselves through education and awareness in order to learn what makes people successful. Below is an interesting article examining the differences in people’s thought process; thus determining what makes some successful and others not so much.
No matter what your path is we always wish you success and happiness.
“A few weeks ago I received a postcard in the mail from the CEO of Petra Coach, the creator of Align Software and a fellow member of Entrepreneurs Organization. I’ve never met him, but Andy Bailey and his postcard that I hung up on my wall have already had a profound effect on me, reinforcing values I believe in and reminding me on a daily basis of the attitudes and habits that I know I need to embrace in order to become successful.
Below are the 16 differences between successful people and unsuccessful people that Andy Bailey and the postcard claim, followed by a picture of the postcard itself:
1. Embrace change vs. Fear change
Embracing change is one of the hardest things a person can do. With the world moving so fast and constantly changing, and technology accelerating faster than ever, we need to embrace what’s coming and adapt, rather than fear it, deny it or hide from it.
2. Want others to succeed vs. Secretly hope others fail
When you’re in an organization with a group of people, in order to be successful, you all have to be successful. We need to want to see our co-workers succeed and grow. If you wish for their demise, why even work with them at all?
3. Exude joy vs. Exude anger….”
Making Networking Count !
Networking can be fun and exciting. Making a connection, and getting that business card while handing yours out is only half the job. See where most people make mistakes and learn how to make networking more effective.
The World of #Apps to Help Improve Your Job Seacrh and Career
Mobile apps are all the rage these days. They help us in so many ways to redefine what it means to live in a technological society. We thought it might be helpful to point out some apps that many are finding useful in their career search and in the developmnet of their careers. We hope that these finds are useful for you.
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