Our Team

Every member of the Benchmark IT team has deep and exclusive experience recruiting technology talent. We are passionate about what we do and dedicated to ensuring success in every endeavor.

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.

John Bemis
Founder, President
Allison is an accomplished IT talent professional who provides superlative service to both clients and candidates. She is as passionate about helping candidates achieve their career goals as she is adept at understanding her client’s business and staffing objectives. Allison is an expert at resolving issues, mitigating risk and achieving results making her a go-to resource for both clients and candidates throughout the region.

Allison Junquera
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

James Shen
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.

Nancy LaPerla
VP Marketing
John joined Benchmark IT in 2014, with nearly two decades of technology recruiting experience. John provides superior service to numerous Fortune 500 and middle market companies in the Tri-State area. John handles many of Benchmark’s growth accounts, helping them build their technical teams.

John Wilson
Senior Account Executive
Vince is a lead technical recruiter for Benchmark IT. He quickly sources and connects with candidates who possess today’s most sought-after skills and partners with the account team to successfully fill dozens of challenging technical positions. His financial services background and first-rate interpersonal and organizational skills have enabled him to rapidly expand his network of technology professionals.

Vince Greco
Senior Technical Recruiter
Brett joined Benchmark IT in the spring of 2018 as a Technical Recruiter/Account Executive. Before recruiting, Brett spent four years in international corporate relocation for Fortune 100 clients. His relationship and project management skills provide a winning combination when matching clients with their next star employee and helping candidates bring their career to the next level.

Brett Galisewski
Technical Recruiter/Account Executive
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.

Mariah Wagner
Technical Recruiter
Leah sources and connects with new and exceptional local candidates every day to help create the perfect match for Benchmark IT clients. She brings a fresh and innovative eye to the search process, while still learning something new every day. Leah actively maintains relationships with her candidates, continually alerting them to new job opportunities as well as checking in on their job search.

Leah Nusbaum
Technical Recruiter
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.

Sylvia Bier
Technical Recruiter
Erika has been with the Benchmark since 2012 as Controller and Director of Operations.  With her background in Big 8 public accounting, she is responsible for all aspects of accounting, reporting, and keeping Benchmark’s office operations running smoothly and efficiently.

Erika Murray
Controller and Operations Director
Jo comes to Benchmark IT with over five years in technology recruitment from her native UK. At Benchmark, Jo is responsible for all aspects of recruiting support, customer service and candidate experience while significantly contributing to our overall operations and social media marketing strategy and implementation.

Joanne Lee
Recruiting Services Coordinator