Rory Nugent, Managing Director
Mr. Nugent is a seasoned entrepreneur with a proven track record of successful business creation and management. He brings nearly a decade of professional services experience to Forbes Technical Consulting. Mr. Nugent is President and Founder of Shoreline Resource Group LLC (Shoreline), a successful nationwide IT staffing service that was launched in 2003. Previously, he held leadership positions at well-known IT consulting firms where he opened new offices, negotiated vendor and client contracts, created new lines of business, managed dozens of vendors and formed a joint venture with another IT consulting firm.
Mr. Nugent worked as a member of the White House National Advance Staff from 1997 - 2000. In this role, he coordinated event logistics for official and political events on behalf of the President, Vice President and the First Lady, provided detailed briefings to event participants and served as liaison to White House Staff and local and state officials. He has continued throughout his professional career to travel with and for national political figures to coordinate event logistics.
While attending Illinois Wesleyan University, Mr. Nugent was selected to participate in the Washington Semester Program at American University in Washington, DC. After graduating from Illinois Wesleyan with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration, Mr. Nugent earned a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in Chicago, IL. He remains a licensed attorney in the State of Illinois.
Mr. Nugent lives in Chicago with his wife Samantha and three children. Mr. Nugent is active in local and national politics and an avid sports fan.
Ms. Ann Marie Mahoney, Director of Sales
Ms. Mahoney joined Forbes Technical Consulting as Director of Sales in 2009. She comes to Forbes from Grow Corporation, where she held the title of Managing Partner. She brings over 20 years of sales and recruiting experience with a focus in Information Technology.
Ann Marie has held leadership positions at various firms where she has excelled in client development. Ann Marie has a proven history of driving business initiatives and succeeding at all levels. Ms. Mahoney has opened and managed such Chicagoland accounts as the Wm. Wrigley Company, Walgreens, The Northern Trust, Orbitz, and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. A President’s Club recipient for sales excellence, Ms. Mahoney has an affinity for networking and connecting people and is excited to be a part of the Forbes’ Team.
Ann Marie holds a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI and an MBA from Western Michigan University’s Haworth College of Business, Kalamazoo, MI.
Ann Marie, her husband and two children reside in Chicago, IL.
Ashley Jones, Senior Recruiting Consultant
Ms. Jones joined Forbes Technical Consulting as Office and Recruiting Administrator in 2006 and transitioned into the role of Recruiting Consultant in 2007. In her role, she is responsible for Client Development and Candidate Recruitment. She also works closely with the firm’s outside vendors to structure searches and ensure their timely completion. Her ability to relate and communicate effectively and professionally has proven to be a valued contribution to not only her organization, but also to her candidates and clients. Her highly developed organizational skills and drive for excellence will be sure to assist candidates on the path to a great career. Prior to Forbes, she had two internships at the McLean County State’s Attorney’s Office in Child Support Enforcement and BroMenn Healthcare’s Human Resources Department. Ms. Jones is a graduate of Illinois State University with a B.S. degree in Management-Human Resources. She is a member of the Global Business Analysts Group.
Brian Easter, Senior Recruiting Consultant
Mr. Easter joined Forbes Technical Consulting as Senior Recruiting Consultant in 2010. He began his professional career in business development at Eastman Kodak and later with Ameritech. Prior to joining Forbes, Brian worked as an Account and Recruiting Manager for Ajilon Consulting. His focus is working with Project Management, Infrastructure, Application Development, Quality Assurance and Testing, and Helpdesk professionals. Brian is a dedicated recruiter who takes pride in understanding what the client needs and finding the best resource by using various internet and social networking tools. He truly cares about his clients and consultants. Brian is an avid sports fan who enjoys reading, history, current events and community involvement. He received his BA in Industrial Marketing and is a proud graduate of Western Michigan University.
Aleta Giordano Ross, Recruiting Consultant
Mrs. Giordano Ross joined Forbes Technical Consulting as Recruiting Consultant in 2008. She earned a B.S. in Arts Administration from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. She held positions in Arts Management at the Ravinia Festival and Young Audiences of Indiana before she discovered her true passion – recruiting. With established success in the industry, she is an expert in identifying client needs and maintaining candidate and client relationships. Mrs. Giordano Ross' varied experience in Sales, Customer Service, and Not-for-profit Management allows her to offer a competitive and passionate drive when matching the perfect candidate with the mission and values of each client. She is a member of the Professional Project Managers Networking Group.
Caroline Hutchings, Office Manager
Ms. Hutchings joined Forbes Technical Consulting as Office Manager in 2011 when she moved to Chicago from Phoenix, AZ. She attended Northern Arizona University on a grades-based tuition waiver and worked for two years as an Administrative Assistant at Liberty Wire and Cable before taking on the role of Employment Services Assistant for the non-profit company The Centers for Habilitation. Caroline spent five years with TCH, empowering adults with developmental disabilities in a sheltered work center. She is passionate about providing our clients and consultants with superb service and making sure the FTC team has everything they need to be the best.