Who We Are

Founded in 1998, The Brixton Group Inc. is a values-based, technology staffing and project solutions company.

Our mission is to provide unparalleled service to our clients, consultants and
colleagues through our focus on long term satisfaction.

Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Brixton employs a hybrid virtual and onsite workforce of experienced technology professionals delivering consultants and results to clients in 24 states including 50% of the companies in the Fortune 100.

We are comprised of a tight knit group of over-achievers who are
consultative and surgical in our approach.

Our clients repeatedly acknowledge & appreciate our expertise, flexibility, execution and integrity.

Our business originates from referrals of existing clients, consultants and associates which is a testament to how we conduct our business.

Services

Contract Staffing

Right to Hire

Project Solutions

Direct Placement

The Crew

Andrew Sobel

CEO/Executive Vice President

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Andrew Sobel, is a seasoned entrepreneur providing leadership and vision for the entire Brixton team. He is responsible for the overall strategic direction and growth of the firm.

Andrew assembles and mentors a high caliber team, employing a hybrid virtual model, which many competitors have begun to emulate.

Andrew’s leadership has fostered The Brixton Group into a national, award-winning IT Services firm, in the midst of changing markets and intense competition.

He is recognized as an authority on the virtual recruiting model and often speaks throughout the U.S. Andrew earned a degree from Cornell University and lives in Charlotte with his wife Tena and their 3 children.

After playing competitive soccer and racking up two ankle surgeries, Andrew switched to rock climbing and can often be found at a local crag on a nice weekend.

In addition, he helped start a free competitive soccer program in Charlotte called the Matthews Mavericks, where he also is an assistant coach to one of the top boys team in the state.

Fun Facts:

★ Andrew's favorite food is NY style pizza…but with no toppings!

★ He’s an avid fan of any Kung Fu movie including the old dubbed movies from 30 years ago.

★ His favorite concert was Jamiroquai in the early 2000’s at the Tabernacle in Atlanta.

★ He is up for any backpacking adventure to any and all unpopular places.

Philip Berman

Chief Operating Officer

Philip is a seasoned entrepreneur providing leadership, operational and strategic direction of the firm.

He assembles and mentors a high caliber team and focuses the organization on driving exceptional value to clients.

Philip was the CEO of several other firms, driving revenue and profits, while leveraging
synergistic industry transactions. Philip has 3 children and has lived in Charlotte since 1993.

He earned a degree from Furman University, where he played varsity tennis.

Fun Facts:

★ Philip is an avid fan of consistently bothering his grown children with daily phone calls, which have recently resulted in leaving voice messages on their phones, since they seemingly have blocked him.

Daphne Williams

Controller

Daphne Williams, CPA, has extensive experience in the world of finance. As a dedicated and detail-oriented accounting professional, she has been part of the leadership team for several highly successful organizations.

She began her career with a national public accounting firm. From there, she moved into the non-profit world and was the senior director of finance, for over 20 years, with an engaging and successful Charlotte organization.

Instead of the seven-year itch, it hit after 20, when she made a move into the Insurance Agency business as the Chief Financial Officer for a large Charlotte agency.

She joined the Brixton crew in 2020 and is enjoying the unique challenges and opportunities of the industry.

A Charlotte native, Daphne earned her Accounting degree from UNCC and can’t imagine moving more than 30 miles from the city center.

Fun Facts:

★ Daphne’s family can be traced back to the mid 1700’s in the Charlotte area. Her ancestors’ names are on documents from that time. One was a constable in the region.

★ Although she never left the Charlotte area, Daphne loves to travel and can efficiently pack for a two week stay in Europe with a carry on and an oversized purse!

Sean Slater

VP of Client Service and Delivery

Sean is a relationship-focused, detailed-oriented executive who’s responsible for driving Brixton’s Client Service and Delivery functions. His core values are an unremitting work ethic, stewardship, alacrity, respect, and integrity. With his team, Sean promotes these values to achieve success in Brixton’s strategy, approach, process, and Client delivery. He also oversees Brixton’s quality programs to ensure Brixton’s Clients’ and Partners’ expectations and satisfaction are exceeded.

Prior to his career with Brixton, Sean honed his Sales and Delivery capabilities over a 15-year career with Accenture. His tour of duty included stops in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Washington DC predominately delivering expertise in functional & technology Consulting, Application Development, and Infrastructure & Business Process Outsourcing (on/off-shore). His engagements ranged in size from $5M to $60M.

Sean’s a Big 10er through and through with degrees from the University of Michigan (BA) & Penn State (MBA). He’s based in Philadelphia, PA. Outside of work, he enjoys his family, watching baseball, running, skiing, listening to music, quoting movies, golfing, and his Captain Morgan (& Diet Coke).

Fun Facts:

★ His maxims in life are “Happy to help”; “The only constant in life is change”; and “Perfect is the enemy of good.”

★ Prior to academics, he grew up a Navy brat and got the opportunity to travel the world.

Brendan Sobel

VP of Recruiting

As Vice President of Recruiting, Brendan leads and manages the day-to-day efforts of the Brixton sourcing, recruiting, and retention teams.

A 17+ year veteran of the staffing industry, he sets the tactical and strategic direction of the mission critical functions of the firm.

Some of Brendan's key responsibilities include Best Practice definition, Standard Operating Procedures creation, Key Performance Indicators analysis, Work Flow Automation, and Infrastructure improvements. His knowledge and expertise in identifying, recruiting, and developing top talent & relationships are the epitome of Brixton's core competency.

Brendan's entrepreneurial spirit, relationship-based approach to business, and fluid management style enables him to mentor and develop a seasoned on-shore and remote recruiting team responsible for all vendor and candidate relationships.

Brendan has a degree from the University of Vermont and lives in Rockville Centre, NY.

Fun Facts:

★ Brendan loves live music! His first concert at eight years old was AC/DC @ the Nassau Coliseum. His favorite touring band is Phish, and he has seen over 200 shows all over the world.

★ He is constantly cooking for the three women in his life (twin girls and wife), but the rotation of meals is small - maybe 5-7 - and almost all of them include a variation of potatoes (mashed, baked or sliced) or some sort of rice. In the nicer weather, Brendan has something on the BBQ almost every night…and oddly enough rice and potatoes don’t appear much. The only constant in the rotation all year round is pasta.

★ Brendan served as the General Project Manager on the renovation of their home...an experience he hopes to have again!

★ He has a keen interest in automation technology. That interest, along with conducting thousands of tech screens, has resulted in many a night in a dark office learning the ins and outs of several programming languages. However, he is not quite ready for that Scala Architect position @ Google just yet.

Laura Feldman

Human Resources Manager

Laura joined Brixton in 2017 after spending time as a Business Manager for a small architecture firm, as well as owning her own business and working as a Business Analyst on Wall Street.

As Brixton’s Human Resources Manager, Laura puts her passion for helping people to good use each and every day.

Having been a consultant herself, she understands the needs of those we put to work and strives to make each consultant feel engaged and part of the Brixton family.

When not working with consultants, Laura works with our amazing Operations team to ensure our processes are streamlined, our benefits programs are current and fully implemented, and Visas are compliant. Not to mention making sure our many other HR functions are managed according to state and federal guidelines.

Originally a Southerner, Laura spent most of her formative years in New York. Even though she has lived in Charlotte long enough to raise her family here, she is a New Yorker to the core. Aside from her much-needed trips to NYC, she loves to travel with her husband and explore the small and hidden gems in other cities and countries. However, nothing makes her happier than to be together as a family with her two adult children.

Laura graduated from the State University of NY at Albany with a B.A. in Psychology. She and her husband are currently enjoying the empty nester life in Charlotte.

Fun Facts:

★ She loves puzzles – Sudoku, Crossword, or Jigsaw (but they must be at least 2000 pieces and very challenging).

★ Baking makes her happy (it’s really seeing the joy of the people when they eat her creations).

★ Sunday is for football!

★ Her family, the beach, and a book are a cure-all for what ails.

★ If she weren’t in HR she would want to be a criminologist or a spy.

Rajiv Kandukuri

Chief Sales Officer

Rajiv is an accomplished industry expert with over 20 years of successful experience in IT Sales, Business Development, Organizational leadership, Operations and Delivery.

As Brixton’s Chief Sales Officer, Rajiv enjoys serving a multitude of Brixton’s prized customers realize their business goals.

He strongly believes that people are the biggest asset for any enterprise and he is most fulfilled when helping them succeed. Rajiv’s clients trust and recognize him for his exceptional service, absolute confidentiality and innovative thinking.

With several certifications in Digital Transformation, Big Data, Blockchain, DevOps, Cloud, Lean Six Sigma, Scrum and Kanban, Rajiv strongly embraces Future-Tech while delivering incredible value to his clients.

Having graduated top of his class in both Bachelors and Masters degrees, Rajiv understands and appreciates the importance of data when logically attempting to solve business challenges.

Fun Facts:

★ In his spare time, Rajiv loves racing motorcycles, enjoys cooking, learning astrology, reading Harvard Business Reviews, and watching movies.

★ He is also an avid sports fan and has recently started exploring photography.

Simon Key

Senior Director of Client Service & Delivery – Technology

Bringing over 15 years of technology staffing experience, Simon leads the Brixton team in the Carolinas.

Prior to joining Brixton, Simon led a national accounts team for a staffing firm, oversaw sales and recruiting teams for a data and analytics solutions company, managed large accounts for an IT consultancy and worked as an account executive and then account manager for a boutique staffing firm.

Simon is originally from the UK. He spent two years travelling Great Britain, competing in semi-professional tennis tournaments while completing his studies. He then attained an academic and tennis scholarship to Monmouth University in New Jersey where he received his BS and MBA and was captain of the Men’s Tennis team.

Simon lives in Charlotte with his wife (they met at Monmouth!) and their three children.

Fun Facts:

★ Contrary to the English stereotype he enjoys cold, not warm beer.

★ You can frequently find him playing tennis at Olde Providence Racket Club and although he’s a 5.0, these days he's playing more doubles than singles!

★ When he was born, his village population changed from 160 to 161….it was 5 miles to the nearest shop and 20 miles to the nearest tennis court.

Allison Cox

Senior Director of Recruiting

Allison is an accomplished, hands-on leader in both Talent Delivery and Strategic Accounts development. As Senior Director of Recruiting for Brixton, Allison leads and executes the day-to-day recruiting activities and business development efforts for the firm. She is a thought leader who helps establish plans, defines strategies and delivers solutions that redefine the way Brixton recruits and delivers talent. Allison’s consultative, relationship-based delivery approach with Brixton’s Clients repeatedly produces trusted and successful partnerships with our clients and candidates.

With over 20 years of experience in recruiting and professional services, she is a seasoned staffing executive who attracts and builds long lasting relationships to ensure a positive candidate experience. Prior to joining Brixton, she was a successful Sr. Recruiter for a large staffing firm where she could don her love for shoes and handbags. Embracing Brixton’s virtual model, she traded designer clothes for Lululemon, when she joined Brixton in 2014.

Allison is a native Washingtonian and earned a BS from the University of Maryland, College Park where she was on Poms with the marching band.

Fun Facts:

★ She’s a fitness enthusiast with a passion for dance, yoga and running.

★ She looks forward to spending time with her husband, three children and to her daily run to get a McDonald’s Diet Coke… and let’s face it, a little online shopping.

Colin Genthert

Senior Technology Recruiter

Colin is a Senior Technology Recruiter with over seven years of experience building strong, meaningful relationships with candidates, clients, and colleagues.

He understands the delicate balance between sales and relationship building and strives to join the two together.

Colin is responsible for talent acquisition and delivery within The Brixton Group. He specializes in niche IT recruiting and has a track record of proven success.

He earned a degree from North Carolina State University, where he was a varsity wrestler.

He grew up in Atlanta, GA, spent eight years in Raleigh, NC, and has called Charlotte, NC home for the past four years. He lives in Charlotte with his wife and their two year old son.

Fun Facts:

★ He has recently become quite handy after assembling dozens of baby and toddler furniture, toys, and vehicles.

★ Colin enjoys Bass fishing and can’t wait until his son is old enough to fish with him.

★ He has a nine year old,105-pound hound mix named Polo. He adopted him from an animal shelter when he was a 6 lb. puppy and was assured he was a beagle-mix and would not weigh over 35 lbs.

Gary Karp

Senior Director of Client Service & Delivery - Technology

Gary is a Senior Director of Client Service & Delivery - Technology at The Brixton Group.

He joined Brixton in 2014 after two decades with Accenture where he served in many capacities including Outsourcing Application Owner, Chief of Staff, and Commercial Lead.

Gary currently lives on the Upper West Side of NYC with his wife, two daughters, and two cats, Copper & Juneau.

Fun Facts:

★ Gary is an avid listener (mostly classic rock and occasionally client requirements) and loves to ask questions.

★ He desperately wants a dog and doesn’t have enough votes in the house.

★ When not working Gary enjoys family time, exercise in Central Park and UCONN Husky sports.

★ He serves on the board of his Co-Op and as the Treasurer of The Teddy Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association.

Courtney Doroba

Director of Client Service & Delivery – Technology

Courtney joined Brixton as the Director of Client Service & Delivery – Technology assisting clients in the Mid-West and Philadelphia Area in February of 2020, but she has been a career "matchmaker" since 2012.

Her passion for introducing candidates to clients, even if just temporary, is fueled by the idea that it never hurts to make new connections.

Courtney grew up in Northern New Jersey and went to college at West Virginia University, Let’s Go Mountaineers! After living in Philadelphia for a few years, she and her husband made the move to historic Haddonfield, New Jersey, where they raise their daughter Addison and work on renovating a 1929 home.

Fun Facts:

★ When she is not at her desk, you can find Courtney out fishing in the Atlantic Ocean, harvesting tomatoes in her backyard, or in front of a wood fire toasting up marshmallows with her family.

★ Fall is her favorite season (she loves apple cider donuts and football)!

Nate Smith

Client Service & Delivery Manager – Strategic Accounts

Nate was one of the first through the door in the early days of Brixton, originally joining in 1999.

Brixton’s unique approach to client service and delivery excellence was as evident then as it is today – relationships were forged as often on the soccer field or disc golf course as they were in the boardroom.

Fast forward two decades and Nate rejoined the team to advance Brixton’s reach in key client areas. A jack-of-all-trades, Nate’s laid-back style and approachable nature inspires the collaborative approach he utilizes to drive success for Brixton and its Clients.

Nate’s roots are in Iowa, though he spent time playing college soccer in Florida before settling in Charlotte, NC where he lives with his wife and two sons.

He follows English Premier League soccer with a fervor not often seen on this side of the pond and counts among his favorite sporting memories a trip to London to watch his beloved Arsenal play in person.

These days he enjoys watching his boys play “the beautiful game”, and also loves to play golf and tennis with the family when their busy schedules permit.

Fun Facts:

★ Nate is a grilling fanatic.

★ His neighbors often see him laboring over the grill or smoker at all hours, rain or shine, chasing the perfect ribeye, brisket, or pulled pork (Carolina-style, of course!).

★ His perfect day – something good on the smoker, Arsenal on TV, and his family at his side.

Kelly Andrews

Healthcare IT Recruiter

Kelly is an experienced Health Care (HCIT) recruiter with over 13 years of direct recruitment experience in both clinical and non-clinical roles.

As part of the Healthcare IT Division, Kelly is responsible for the recruitment efforts for placing both full-time and contract professionals nationwide.

With a history in niche EMR and ERP systems recruitment, Kelly prides herself in connecting her existing pipeline of niche talent coupled with Brixton’s extensive network to deliver stellar Healthcare IT candidates to our Client’s opportunities.

She is passionate about changing lives for the best by making the perfect match for both our Candidates’ and Clients’ alike.

When not recruiting Kelly plays music, having performed as a singer-songwriter since she was 16.

She also performed for 7 years within former band “Siberia My Sweet” affording her the opportunity to play a variety of venues throughout the southeast and multiple times at the esteemed music festival South by Southwest in Austin, TX.

Kelly is from Atlanta, where she has resided her entire life.

She currently lives with her two fur babies, pup Sookie and cat Jon Snow and enjoys spending time with her friends and family as much as possible.

Fun Facts:

★ As a child, Kelly did voice-over work for various radio ads and was at one time the voice of the
“Sunbeam Bread Girl”.

★ Kelly favorite foods are tied between steak (medium rare) and sushi – who can choose?!

★ Growing up as a “set brat” behind-the-scenes on TV commercials, Kelly stepfather was an award-winning director, which allowed her to work within several production crew positions and travel to some pretty fabulous places.

Matt Adams

Senior Technology Recruiter

Matt is a seasoned Senior Technology Recruiter with over 5 years of experience, joining Brixton in 2018.

He specializes in network infrastructure, cloud engineering and agile methodology.

Matt has supported most industries and various skill sets.

Over the last 5 years he’s learned the importance of building long-term relationships with candidates and clients.

He grew up in eastern North Carolina and graduated from University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

He currently lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife and two-year-old son.

Fun Facts:

★ Matt enjoys grilling wings and making his own hot sauce, which he sells locally.

★ He loves sports, UNC, and good IPA.

★ After winning the state championship in high school, he went on the play college baseball.

Brooke Yates

Senior Technology Recruiter

Brooke is an experienced Senior Technology Recruiter who is passionate about interpreting a client’s hiring needs and matching what a candidate seeks in a career change.

She is committed to learning about what matters most to both candidates and clients, providing a “boutique recruiter” experience to deliver the right solution all around.

Her recruiting career started in 2015 with an IT Staffing company based in Northern Virginia.

Over the years, Brooke has been viewed as an influential leader, who is dedicated to driving an exceptional candidate experience – she understands the importance of building relationships with candidates and strives to be a genuine resource for them.

At The Brixton Group, Brooke focuses on full life-cycle recruiting for highly technical and specialized skill-sets.

As a key member of the team, she enjoys developing creative recruiting strategies that attract hard to find talent, cultivating ways to optimize recruiting processes, and continuously enhancing her technical skills knowledge through technical training sessions.

Fun Facts:

★ Brooke has been playing guitar since the age of 9 - she enjoys jam sessions with her Dad…until he starts singing.

★ She is a proud mama to her dog child, Winston. Winston enjoys the simple things in life like riding in the Jeep with the top down, sun shining, and the wind through her fur

★ Brooke moved from Maryland to Charlotte, NC in 2016 – to this day, you can often times find her daydreaming of steamed crabs.

Alana Danner-Lowe

Healthcare IT Recruiter

Alana Danner-Lowe is a Healthcare Information Technology Recruiter who finds joy in helping candidates find, not just a stepping stone in their career path but employment opportunities from which they enjoy their experience.

She joined Brixton in 2019 and is detailed oriented and excels at multi-tasking.

Alana's professional career has provided her the ability to be a "Jill of All Trades".

While she has always called Atlanta, Georgia home she did reside in Pensacola, Florida for several years and spent time working with FEMA managing their Temporary Housing Department providing disaster relief to the residents of Pensacola who lost their homes to Hurricane Ivan.

Alana feels she has chosen the perfect career as she loves dealing with people directly and enjoys the opportunity to introduce Candidates to Clients for their mutual benefit.

The proverbial Win-Win!!

Alana currently lives just outside of the Atlanta perimeter in Tucker, Georgia with her husband, two sons, two cats, Minion & Lucinda, and Edie, their 95-pound pit bull who believes she is meant to sit in your lap.

Fun Facts:

★ Alana is considered the "Crochet Queen" in her social circles as she is always working on intricate blankets with vividly hued yarn.

★ She loves playing board games with her family and baking delicious treats for friends and family.

★ When Alana has a spare moment she loves reading, her favorite authors are Chuck Palahniuk, David Sedaris, Alan Moore, and William S. Burroughs.

Lorena Kwietniewski

Financial Operations

Lorena was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

When she was seven-year-old, she moved to California with her family and after many years of enjoying the Sunshine State, she moved to Charlotte, North Carolina in 2006.

Lorena discovered the finance world at the early age of sixteen and decided to take accelerated high school courses which led her in securing an accounting job with Carrier, in the national headquarters of the company, overseeing accounting for clients along the East coast.

Lorena left there to become office manager of an IT recruiting firm, in Huntington Beach, CA, where she wore many “hats”.

Her role was primarily accounting and HR, but also included event coordinating and contract administration.

A position in mortgage underwriting, with the loss mitigation team at Wells Fargo, became her next challenge.

Helping homeowners keep their homes, during the recession, was a very rewarding experience

In 2017, Lorena found her way into the Brixton family and has enjoyed her return to the world of finance, her original professional passion.

She manages day-today accounting functions for Brixton, and treasures the relationships developed during here time here.

Fun Facts:

★ On weekends Lorena enjoys family gatherings in which the “asado” or traditional Argentinian barbecue, always makes an appearance.

★ Even though California offers the many attractions that the rich and famous crave, Lorena enjoys living in North Carolina, where she can experience the four seasons, especially the refreshing summer rains she grew accustomed in her native Buenos Aires.

★ Also, rumor has it, that her family has a yearly competition to see who is the first one to spot the first firefly of the season.

★ Lorena enjoys the challenge of solving investigations before the real detectives do on true crime and investigation series.

★ An avid soccer fan, she can be found in the kitchen creating those wonderful game day meals that we all enjoy so much.

★ When there’s time away from work, Lorena loves to travel, especially to Mexico and believes New York offers the best food.

★ Music festivals are also the perfect getaway!!

Chenault VanMeter

Operations and HR Associate

Chenault joined Brixton in February 2021, having come from an operations and customer service background.

Following her graduation from the University of Georgia, where she earned a degree in Journalism, Chenault moved to Charlotte and began working for a software company.

There she assisted the Inbound Sales team and then worked on the customer support team.

Chenault is very detail oriented, loves working with people, and excited to get her feet wet in the HR department and to be a part of the Brixton family.

Chenault lives in Charlotte with her fiancé and their two dogs.

Originally from Kentucky (where her four brothers and family still live), Chenault has been in Charlotte for four years and plans on sticking around for the long haul.

Lover of candles and all things cheetah. Chenault also enjoys traveling, horse racing (watching and or attending, not riding) and listening to true crime podcasts.

Fun Facts:

★ If Chenault didn’t work for Brixton, she’d want to work the Home Edit or any similar company, organizing spaces within homes or at a florist shop.

★ Chenault has a twin brother who she is one minute older than.

★ Growing up, she wanted to be an astronaut until she would have to eat food out of a tube

Community Commitment

Brixton Social Responsibility

At Brixton, we are proud of our reach into our local communities as we work to serve others in our personal and professional networks. Giving back has always been a cornerstone of The Brixton Group mission. We hope you will join our firm in our mission to enrich and impact our community each and every day.

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