Meet Our Team

Saum Sharifi

FOUNDER/CEO


Saum founded Altus Jobs in 2011 after spending multiple years doing consulting based recruiting in the IT and engineering industries. Saum is a strategic mind and has developed strong relationships with many of the largest Architecture & Engineering firms across the nation. He is passionate about the environment at Altus and the future we hold. He believes there is power and synergy when the right people come together and there are no ceilings except for the ones created in the mind.

Saum was born in Altamonte Springs, Florida, and now resides in San Diego to manage the growth of our second location. He attended the University of Central Florida and has been Recruiting ever since. Outside of Altus, Saum is dedicated to his family and friendships and is purely focused on building an everlasting foundation.

Saum is a strategic mind and has developed strong relationships

Brandon Robertson

Director of Sales


Brandon joined the Altus team in September 2014 as an Associate and transitioned to Client Relations Manager in March 2015. In his current role, Brandon maintains relationships withover 70 clients and acts as a liaison to the recruiting team. He oversees the whole process from submittal and interview to negotiation of offer and placement for those clients. Before working at Altus, Brandon worked in sales for 5 years and staffing for 4. His favorite part of the job is connecting and creating a long lasting relationship with people.

Brandon grew up in Winter Park, Florida, and currently calls Altamonte Springs home. He graduated from UCF in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and a minor in Real Estate. He enjoys golf, basketball, watching wrestling and listening country music. He has played basketball for as long as he can remember. He worked for 4 years for the Orlando Magic running youth camps and coached local high school JV and Varsity teams as well. Most recently, him and his fiancé welcomed their daughter, Cory Ann, into the world on 4/9/17 and he could not be happier!

His favorite part of the job is connecting and creating a long lasting relationship with people.

Kyle Murphy

Director of Recruitment


Kyle started at Altus in June 2015 as an Associate with our recruiting team.As a recruiter, he specializes in high-level placements of Engineering and Technology professionals.

He grew up in Orlando, Florida, and still calls it home today. He graduated in the Honors Program at Fisher College in Boston, Massachusetts and studied business management and played for the basketball team. He loves basketball and anything sports related. His favorite part about work is his co-workers and the team. He describes the atmosphere as “like no other” he has experienced. Kyle has been in staffing since he graduated from college.

He describes the atmosphere as “like no other” he has experienced

Rusty Braxton

Director of IT


Russell started at Altus in July of 2016 as an IT Manager and in February of 2017 he was promoted to Chief Technology Officer. He enjoys working for Altus due to the relaxed and fun atmosphere, while also having a boss that motivates him and pushes him harder into different avenues. Russell was born and raised in the Central Florida area and has loved computers and technology all his life, hence the passion for his job. In his free time, he enjoys weightlifting and spending time with his family and three dogs.
As an athlete and a business owner for many years now, Russell is passionate about building strong teams.

Eric Taylor

Sr. Associate – Client Relations


Eric began at Altus Jobs in January 2012 as an Associate. He was promoted to Senior Associate in July 2015. In this role, Eric uses his current credibility to guide and troubleshoot a team of other recruiters through the process. In a short period of time, he has becomea respected and well networked consultant in our niche’ industry of recruiting in the A/E/C marketplace. He prides himself in developing real, long lasting relationships. Eric’s favorite part of the job is negotiating offers, getting candidates what they want and seeing the excitement they have when he is able to get them an offer they really wanted.

Eric studied business management, international business and entrepreneurship at Seminole State College and University of Central Florida. He grew up in Longwood, Florida, and now calls Lake Mary his home.He has a 3 year old son named Logan Harrison Taylor who is named after Wolverine. Yes, Wolverine. He enjoys strategy games of any kind and considers himself a Netflix expert extraordinaire.

Eric’s favorite part of the job is negotiating offers, getting candidates what they want

Tiffany Walsh

Sr. Associate – Client Relations


Tiffany started at Altus in January 2015 as a Junior Associate with our Lead Generation Team. In June 2015, she moved into a role as the Client Support Lead. Tiffany heads up client marketing and media for Altus, and she is often the first person to connect with new clients on our behalf. She has been a tremendous brand ambassador during her time with us.

Tiffany grew up in Windermere, Florida, and moved back to Orlando after finishing her college degree. She attended Florida State University, earning a degree in Sociology in 2011. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and being out on the water. Her favorite part about the job is that there is always something new to learn about the industry, and there is never a dull moment at the office thanks to the people. She has been in sales since she was 16 years old.

Her favorite part about the job is that there is always something new to learn about the industry

Sabba Sharifi

Sr. Associate – Client Relations


Sabba started at Altus in December 2013 as key member for back-end internal operations and upkeep. His attention to detail and operational support was an integral piece for Altus as the company experienced rapid growth in its’ infancy. Since then, his skillset has developed into a client relations role where he manages our recruiting service to clients nationwide. He has experience facilitating a job transition from start to finish, to make things seamless for both the candidate and the client. His favorite part about Altus is the people! He feels that the people at Altus aren’t just his co-workers, but his close friends and teammates..

Sabba grew up in Orlando, and attended the University of Central Florida. He has been in the staffing industry for 4 years and in his spare time, enjoys lifting weights, swimming, traveling, and of course, the occasional Netflix binge.

He feels that the people at Altus aren’t just his co-workers, but his friends and teammates

Austin Taylor

Account Coordinator


Austin started at Altus in December 2014 as part of our Lead Generation team. Since then, he has moved into a role in Operation Support and management of the Lead Generation team. He has lived in Florida his whole life and has his AA from Valencia College. He is the front man for local central Florida rock band, Bothering Dennis. ( https://bothering-dennis.bandcamp.com/album/lazy-susan-lp-preorder ). He loves to play video and strategy games and work on his computer. His favorite part about working at Altus is that his role requires his responsibilities to constantly change. He is always being kept on his toes and having to adapt and go with the flow. He has volunteered at the middle school band camp in Seminole County and the Christian Sharing Center.
His favorite part about working at Altus is that his role requires his responsibilities to constantly change

Nick Sesnick

Associate – Recruiting


Nick started at Altus as an associate in October, 2016 as a part of our recruiting team. He is originally from Boston, MA and moved down to Orlando, FL where he attended the University of Central Florida. Nick earned his bachelors at UCF then decided to continue his education in the DeVos program at UCF where he completed the Dual Master’s program, earning his Master in Business Administration (MBA) and Master’s in Sports Business Management. Upon graduation Nick started working as a Nursing recruiter and also helped run a start-up basketball training company. During his time at UCF he won an Intramural basketball national championship and volunteered at numerous different events to raise awareness on social injustice. Nick’s favorite part about working at Altus is the tight knit team atmosphere throughout the organization.

Bryan Young

Associate – Recruiting


Bryan started with Altus Jobs in 2016, as an Associate with our recruiting team. As a recruiter, he specializes in high-level placement of Engineering and Technology professionals.

He grew up in Lake Mary, FL and is a Floridian through and through. Bryan attended University of Central Florida and has a background in Sports and Exercise Science. His passion is relationships and always seems to circle back to where he can make an impact in the lives of others. Passionate about music, sports, and most importantly his dog Winston! Constantly filled with energy and passion in whatever it is that he does, Bryan has no lack of energy in or out of the office. Going at full speed requires little down time but makes times for the ones he loves and if something is considered “Deluxe”.

Alexa Klinakis

Associate – Recruiting


Alexa started with Altus Jobs in March, 2017 as an Associate with our recruiting team. As a recruiter, she specializes in high-level placement of Engineering and Architecture professionals. She is originally from Toronto, Canada but has lived in Orlando, FL for most of her life and calls it home. Alexa attended the University of Central Florida, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality & Management. Through a variety of roles on her career path, Alexa has gained extensive experience in customer service, sales, marketing and recruiting. Her favorite part about working at Altus is the ability to develop relationships with people that start from scratch and continue all the way through the process of assisting them with their career goals. She loves the feeling of seeing someone happy in a new job and knowing she helped make that happen for them.

Outside of work, Alexa has a very active social calendar and loves spending time with family and friends. She enjoys fitness, outdoor activities, anything in the sun, traveling, stand-up comedy, and of course….any and all things wine related!

Britany Winders

Associate – Recruiting


Britany started at Altus in January 2017 as part of the recruiting team. She grew up in Windermere, Florida before moving to Tallahassee to attend Florida State University. Britany graduated with a double major in Sociology and Hospitality. After graduation, she decided to move back down to Orlando to be close to family and friends. Britany was referred to a job at Atlus by Brandon Robertson and has absolutely loved working for the company. Her favorite part about working at Altus is the laid-back atmosphere, and how close everyone is in, and outside of the office. Britany enjoys all types of sports, mostly basketball and football!

Christian Sandberg

Associate – Recruiting


I am born in raised in Orlando Fl, went to The First Academy for highschool. Played Varsity Basketball and Football in high school, was the captain of the football team. Attended Sante Fe College in Gainseville, FL. I enjoy going to the Beach, Lake and hanging out with friends, golf and traveling in spare time. I am the oldest sibling of 3, I have to younger sisters. Before Altus I was interning for my grandfather’s consulting company which is Crowne Consulting Group, doing insurance and also helping set up employee beneficial medical clinics. My favorite part about working for Altus is the tight knit atmosphere a long with the leadership and mentorship you get.

Bryan Davey

Associate – Recruiting


Bryan started as an associate with Altus in December of 2016. At this time, the company was in the process of transitioning into a new office, which naturally demanded an increase in business, and staff to go along with it. Watching how seamlessly the Altus team pulled together and raised the bar to support the new “elevated workplace,” was what made him a believer from the get go. The Altus culture thrives on everyone working together in perfect harmony to help business consistently grow, and along the way, the individual benefits are very rewarding. Bryan is a native to Florida who grew up In Melbourne, and moved to Orlando in 2006 to attend the University of Central Florida. Nothing is more important to him than his family and friends, and working for a company that allows him to improves other’s careers is a true pleasure.

Alexis Kostantinidis

Associate – Recruiting


Alexis started at Altus in June 2017 as part of the recruiting team. She was born and raised in Orlando, FL but left for a couple of years to attend the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. Halfway through her college career she transferred to the University of Central Florida. In 2014 Alexis graduated with a BA in Health Administration.

Since then, she has used her time to travel and start her career path in the recruiting world. Alexis’s favorite part about working at Altus is the atmosphere and her co-workers.

Dan Kuhl

Associate – Recruiting


Dan started at Altus in April 2017 as part of the recruiting team. He was born and raised in Winter Springs, FL. He graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana where he studied business management and was a member of the men’s basketball team. He is a very sports and music oriented person. Prior to Altus, Dan worked for Enterprise. His favorite part about working at Altus is the team centered atmosphere and the emphasis on work-life balance.

Nicholas Semenuk

Recruiting Consultant / Lead Generation


Nick started at Altus in May 2017 as a part of our Lead Generation team. He strives daily to create, focus, and improve with the Altus team on every level of operation. Nick was born in Baltimore, but has called Orlando home most of his life. He was the Manager and Senior Repair Technician of an electronics repair shop before joining Altus. He has a B.S. from UCF and enjoys spending time with his family, playing heavy metal guitar, outdoor adventuring and traveling. Nick’s favorite part about working at Altus is the team atmosphere and seeing everyone move forward and succeed personally and professionally.

Anrich Bekker

Recruiter


Laney Heidrich

Recruiter


Laney joined the Altus team in October of 2017. Fresh into the recruiting world, she hit the ground running helping make multiple transitions in her first few months. While not at the office- she loves being active- whether it’s outside playing soccer, or in the gym she thrives in a competitive environment.  Laney values her honest and straight forward relationships with her candidates and colleagues. She immediately felt at home in the Altus environment and sees the growth personally, and professionally that she can achieve with Altus.

Taylor Courtney

Recruiter


Taylor joined Altus in October of 2017. She came to us as a seasoned recruiter and new mom. She took the move from Healthcare staffing, to the Building Design Market looking for a challenging new role. She was eager to join an industry that was fast moving and always evolving. Taylor knows that without risk, there is no reward. “The office structure and support that Altus offers is truly like no other. I thought I was a strong recruiter before, but in the few months I’ve been with Altus, I’ve already seen personal growth and I look forward to continued success in this industry with this team.”

Paul Do

Recruiter


After Paul realized he wasn't ever going to hold the title of Pro Hockey Player in the NHL (he wasn't close); Paul moved on to Altus where he currently holds the even more rewarding title of AEC Recruiter where he is an expert in navigating high level & high paying career transitions. Paul started at Altus in October of 2017 as a member of the Lead Generation Team, while he was finishing his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Central Florida. What he enjoys most about Altus is the tight-knit atmosphere and working with people who are equally as driven and motivated. Outside of work, Paul can be found at the gym, playing hockey, or traveling… when his wallet permits.

Samuel Perez

Recruiter


Sam joined Altus in January of 2018. While here, he has been able to accomplish many achievements including Highest Performer of the Month for August 2018. Coming from a background in car sales he has been able to put forth his skills and experience into a seamless transition while continuing to grow and learn more every day as he navigates the world of staffing and recruiting. His biggest motivations are his wife, daughter, and son. In his free time, you can find him spending time with his family and coaching his sons tee ball team.

Amanda Teague

Recruiter


Basil Vennard

Account Manager


Basil started her career at Altus in October 2017 as an Associate Account Manager. She comes from a background of recruiting and account management with diverse experience in per diem, temporary and direct hire staffing. Basil thoroughly enjoys networking with professionals from all areas of business and takes advantage of every opportunity she has to interface with Executives from numerous industries. Her favorite part of working with Altus is the relationships she has built with her clients as well as her colleagues.

Chris Callaway

Lead Programmer / Web Developer


Kim Powell

Lead Generator


Kim started at Altus in January 2018 as part of the Lead Generation Team. She was born in New Jersey but has spent most of her life in Florida. She studied Business and Information Management at Seminole State College.  When she’s not working she loves traveling and experiencing new cultures. Her favorite part about working at Altus is the company culture and laid-back atmosphere.

Adrian Gillet

Recruiter


Adrian started at Altus in March 2018 as part of the recruiting team. He’s worked in the staffing industry for 2 years and understands the level of effort and commitment it takes to succeed. His experience is based on developing client relationships and opening new contracts in order to grow business. He looks forward to becoming a senior recruiter with the company. Adrian was born in Brooklyn, New York and was raised in Satellite Beach Florida where he attended high school. He served 4 years in the Air Force directly after high school and has traveled all over Europe as well as many countries in the Middle East. After his time in service he attended UCF in central Florida where he earned his BA in Marketing. He looks forward to becoming an asset to Altus’ team!

Jessica Wise

Lead Generation/Social Media Specialist


Jessica joined Altus in May of 2018 as part of the lead generation team. Her favorite thing about working at Altus are the endless opportunities for growth and as someone who enjoys challenging herself this is especially important. It has allowed her to drive her career to suit her strengths while also working on improving her weaknesses. She is currently finishing up her AA and will be pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing shortly after. She enjoys travelling and visiting new places as well as spending time with her friends and family.

Caitlyn Hoey

Recruiter


Caitlyn joined Altus in September of 2018 as a Recruiting Coordinator. She studied Public Administration with a focus in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Central Florida. Caitlyn comes to us after spending the last few years working remotely to spend more time and focus on her daughter, Peyton. She is eager to start a new career in an industry that is ever evolving. Caitlyn is happy to be a part of a big team with a company culture that values work/life balance.

Stefan Ruiz

Recruiter


Stefan joined Altus in June 2018 as part of the Lead Generation and resume formatting team. He currently attends Valencia College and is pursuing a degree in Public Relations. Stefan was born and raised in Orlando, FL but loves to get out a travel when he can. When he is not working hard in the office you can find him at the beach or at one of Florida’s natural springs. Stefan’s favorite part about working at Altus is being part of a team that is consistently working towards advancing the careers of the professionals that they help.

Jordan Kravetzky

Recruiter


Jordan started Altus in April of 2018. She came in with a background in sales looking to put her skills into something new. She is now officially a third-generation recruiter in her family. She prides herself on her relationship with her candidates and always doing what is best for them. Altus was the type of environment she was looking for and is proud to call it her second home.  She is from Tampa and moved to Orlando around three years ago and is loving the city. Her favorite thing to do is explore new cultures and try new foods.

Dylan Piekarski

Recruiter


Jordan started Altus in April of 2018. She came in with a background in sales looking to put her skills into something new. She is now officially a third-generation recruiter in her family. She prides herself on her relationship with her candidates and always doing what is best for them. Altus was the type of environment she was looking for and is proud to call it her second home.  She is from Tampa and moved to Orlando around three years ago and is loving the city. Her favorite thing to do is explore new cultures and try new foods.

Sean Mulholland

Recruiter