Question Regarding "Consultant Friendly" Brokers

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    • #1397

      Carl Angotti
      Participant

      Hi Everyone,

      This is the first posting on our new Blog, and I hope it works OK.

      We are going to have an evening meeting soon that is slated to have a discussion about the appropriate uses of Brokers for Consultants. We hope to have a panel of Brokers (at least two) come to discuss how they work, trends in placements, etc. We might even have a member or two discuss experiences with Brokers, both positive and negative. This is all just in the planning stages as yet. As has been true lately, we would leave lots of time for questions, and comments by the attendees. We thought such a discussion would be interesting to both newer and seasoned consultants.

      The question is do any of you know any specific persons that are Brokers inside larger brokerage houses, or individuals, that are at least somewhat professional about working with consultants, and especially on a 1099 or “corp to corp basis”? This can include Expert Witness, technical and management placement houses, etc.

      Brokers, by my definition, do not participate in the project except for marketing and handling funds. They don’t give an assessment of the planning, execution and/or quality assurance of the project. These functions are performed by the consultant, or the hiring firm.

      Thanks in advance for any input you might have.

      Carl Angotti
      Angotti Product Development
      408-429-2189

    • #1398

      Walt Maclay
      Participant

      Carl:

      See if you could get someone from Oxford to talk. I can refer Jay Prince from CoreTechs, who I’m quite sure would talk. This would give you two very different companies who place consultants.

      Walt

      • #1401

        Carl Angotti
        Participant

        Walt – There are such strong feeling about Oxford, and their approach. I presume you are referring to their Sunnvyale Office. Do you know any current names from there at all to start with.
        Carl

    • #1399

      Omar Fahmi Khalid
      Participant

      Hi Carl,

      I’ve worked with many of those and there is this particular one, Modis, that I had the most favorable experience. There are 3 individuals there that I have worked closely with – good chance I can get one of them for the panel.

      I can forward the request.

      Regards

      Omar

    • #1400

      Carl Angotti
      Participant

      Omar – Thanks for your response. I have heard others speak of Modis. Please let me know when you get names, or if you give them to me, I can contact them.
      Carl

    • #1404

      Walt Maclay
      Participant

      Carl:

      I don’t know anyone at Oxford. It wouldn’t be hard to find them, and I am pretty sure one of their young and eager staff would be willing to speak.

      Walt

    • #1408

      Robert Felten
      Participant

      The following local company represented me, and got me at least two interviews for contract positions, the last one led to my current position. They are good at following through, rather than just sending out a million emails and never getting back to you. They might be interested in participating. You can mention my name if you contact them.

      Embedded Research Group
      Matthew Chummers
      Manager, Client Services
      2105 S. Bascom Ave, Suite 135
      Campbell, CA 95008
      Office: (408) 260-2600 x223 | Cell: (408) 829-5331
      Web Site: http://www.erginc.com
      matt@erginc.com

    • #2693

      Larry Polyak
      Keymaster

      Carl,
      I talked with Tom Sons of of http://www.solopointsolutions.com/ 408.246.5945 toms@solopointsolutions.com
      He deals mostly with employees but does place contract workers and consultants as well.
      He is interested in participating.
      Larry

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