Our Team

Every member of the Benchmark IT recruitment team has deep and exclusive experience with IT recruitment services and finding the best technology talent. From our IT recruiters to our leadership team, we are passionate about what we do and dedicated to ensuring success in every endeavor.

John Bemis

John founded Benchmark IT in 2007 and provides executive direction, strategy and key client and talent management for the company. He is committed to strong business ethics, responsiveness and “high-touch” attention to clients and candidates. These are the guiding principals of his 20+ years in the technology recruiting industry. John enjoys extensive and long-standing relationships throughout the industry and is one of the most highly respected technology staffing professionals in the region.

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John Bemis

James Shen

James has built a decade of recruiting success on his 20-year experience as a senior developer and project manager in the financial services sector. He is highly regarded for his keen ability to find the right person for complex and challenging technical positions. His seasoned approach and insightful counsel have earned him the trust and respect of both his clients and candidates.

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James Shen

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Mariah joined Benchmark IT in early 2017 and quickly became a recruiting success. She specializes in sourcing top IT talent, building long-term relationships and most importantly, helping candidates reach their career goals! Her background in HR, inquisitive nature and drive to succeed helps her to quickly and accurately understand the needs of both candidates and clients.

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Mariah Szarek

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Sylvia joined Benchmark IT in 2018 with a background in human resources management, most recently in the reinsurance industry. In her role as Technical Recruiter, Sylvia creates connections for skilled IT candidates including IT Management, Developers, Database/DBA/ETL, Project Managers, BA-QA, and Infra/DevOps among others. Sylvia is passionate about connecting the right candidate with the right company, making sure that new opportunities will provide her candidates with both career growth and personal satisfaction.

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Danny joined Benchmark IT in 2021, shortly after graduating with a BA in Psychology from Williams College. As Talent Acquisition Analyst, Danny identifies, evaluates, and matches qualified IT professionals to Benchmark IT’s existing job openings. Before joining Benchmark IT, Danny created an original curriculum to teach Test Prep, a class designed to prepare 8th graders from underserved communities for high school entrance exams.

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Patrick Javier

Patrick joined Benchmark IT in 2022 as a Technical Recruiter. Prior to joining BIT, Patrick gained experience in Customer Service and Management. With this knowledge, he is able to fully contribute to the high-level of recruiting that BIT has to offer. When not working Patrick enjoys hanging out with friends and family, traveling, sports, and trying different foods. He is driven by finding candidates with endless potential to excel and thrive in their new role/position

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Sam joined Benchmark IT in 2022 as a Technical Recruiter after graduating from Springfield College in 2020 with a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology and a minor in Business Management. Before joining Benchmark IT, Sam worked within the IT, Clerical, and Manufacturing industries making her a perfect fit for IT recruitment. In her spare time, Sam enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

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Nancy LePerla

Nancy brings a successful sales and marketing background to Benchmark IT from the cable television programming business, most notably AMC and E! Entertainment Television. At Benchmark IT, she contributes her seasoned perspective to technology recruiting and is responsible for Benchmark IT’s branding, content marketing and client and candidate engagement efforts.

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Nancy LaPerla

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Meike joined the Benchmark IT team in 2021 with a strong background in human resources, compensation analysis, and data reporting. As the Data Administrative Assistant, she is responsible for maintaining the Benchmark IT databases’ data integrity and managing performance metrics, recruitment advertising, and communications. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University and has a MA in Organizational Psychology from Teachers College Columbia University.

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Meike Geisler

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Devon joined  Benchmark IT in early 2024 as an Account Executive.  Before joining Benchmark IT, Devon honed his recruiting and account management skills in the financial services industry, which equipped him with the insights and skills required for IT staffing and recruitment. In 2021, Devon graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor’s in Marketing Management.
Outside the office, Devon enjoys unwinding with friends, hitting the golf course for a round or two, and carving up the slopes on his snowboard throughout the winter.
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