Talentporte's History

We have been evaluating and hiring IT talent since the early 1980's, and in 2007 we formed Talentporte to provide a more complete hiring experience for both client and consultant.

Talentporte is comprised of seasoned industry veterans. Their collective goal is building a culture committed to meaningful relationships that enable the best experience possible. They are collaborative, flexible and facilitate the hiring experience with “concierge” levels of service. Their concern for mutual success creates a high level of trust with customers, candidates and each other. The end result is a proactive, consultative experience with IT professionals who fit both the technical and cultural needs of their customers. The company continues to experience year over year growth.

The Talentporte Team

Charles Windsor Chairman and CEO

Charles’s passion for building, fostering and coaching teams first developed while working in the Management Consulting arena; first at Andersen/Accenture and then Ernst & Young. Entrepreneurial at heart, he founded a small web company, Vertecon, which quickly achieved success and merged with Perficient in2002. Charles purchased Oakwood Systems Group, Inc. in 2003 and successfully grew Oakwood to become the premier Microsoft Solutions Partner in the North Central Region. As Oakwood was evolving to meet the needs of Middle Market businesses, it was obvious that there existed another need for a similar opportunity to bring a different approach to the IT Staffing industry. Talentporte was born in 2007 as Charles targeted the need for a business to provide Oakwood’s clients as well as new clients, with both Microsoft and non-Microsoft resources in a contract, right to hire or permanent basis. Talentporte has been designed to bring a remarkable hiring experience to both their customers as well as employees. The results have been remarkable!

Linda Bersch Senior Technical Recruiter

Linda brings 25+ years professional experience in Full Life Cycle Recruitment in the Information Technology and Professional Services industries. Linda joined Talentporte in August, after a ten year career at Talentporte’s sister company, Oakwood System Group.  Linda is responsible for ensuring IT professionals understand and achieve their career objectives.  Linda shares the many Talentporte client opportunities and ensures candidates are well-aligned to a role that will allow a rewarding career move as well as meets the client’s hiring criteria.  In her personal life, Linda devotes her time to her family and friends.  She enjoys outdoor activities, especially those on or near water.

Danielle Nicklas Account Manager/Senior Technical Recruiter

Danielle has been a member of the Talentporte team since 2010.  She is a results-driven, full life cycle Senior Technical Recruiting professional with 7+ years of resourceful recruitment and unrivaled client service. Danielle is a determined leader with a proven track record of successfully locating, identifying, and closing top candidate talent.   Some of Danielle’s success is focusing on positions that are unique or hard-to-fill.  Danielle possesses a strong desire to build and maintain both candidate and client relationships, while creating and developing innovative techniques to market and place top talent.  She utilizes a consultative approach and unwavering commitment to exceed client expectations.   She joined Lindenwood University with a volleyball scholarship and graduated with her BS in Business Management.  While away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, remaining active by playing volleyball and soccer as well as playing poker!

Steven Martinez Account Manager

Steve joined the Talentporte team in July of 2014.  A seasoned sales professional of eight years, Steve has served multiple industries and brings that experience to his interaction with our customers.  As is the goal for Talentporte, it’s Steve’s desire to not only make great relationships on the client side, but also strengthen that bond by bringing only quality candidates to our partners.  Born and raised in St. Louis, Steve almost knows someone everywhere and uses these relationships to extend our reach in the market.  Active with JDRF fighting Type 1 diabetes, Steve spends his other free time enjoying his family, participating in sports, and (sarcastically) heckling his coworkers.

Memberships, Sponsorships, Outreach

Talentporte maintains connections with a variety of industry organizations, from memberships to sponsorships, in addition to supporting various charitable organizations.

Member: TechServe Alliance

Frequent Sponsor:

  • St. Louis .NET User Group
  • St. Louis JAVA User Group
  • St. Louis Days of .NET

Charitable Outreach:

  • Susan G. Komen Foundation (Bosom Buddies Annual Golf Tournament)
  • Flooring Industry Council Charity Golf Tournament

Talentporte Culture and Consultant Care

While most companies are great at making new team members feel included in the corporate culture, we understand that it is a little different with outside consultants - even those that are there in a right-to-hire contract. That's why we take extra steps to make sure that Talentporte consultants feel a sense of community with the Talentporte team.

Social events, such as ballgames, bowling nights, and an annual open house, regular calls and emails from their Talentporte Career Advisor, lunches with Talentporte team members - these are all part of the Talentporte culture and part of our Talentporte Consultant Care program.

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