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Kain Colasanto understands the challenges of building world-class organizations. We are committed to seeking out the top talent in the industry and putting them on your team. With a proven track record of helping clients build successful sales, sales management, executive sales leadership and IT organizations, Kain Management Group can help you improve your most important asset: your employees.

Executive Recruiting

The Kain Colasanto executive recruiting team understands the importance of great organizational leadership. We specialize in retained and contingent search services for executive level recruiting. 

We have a strong reputation for developing a clear understanding of the values and business goals of our clients. Our screening methodology focuses on finding exceptional talent.  We recruit candidates that bring the right mix of professional strengths, academic achievements and proven track records that can help you develop or implement growth strategies, drive improvement and deliver results.

Sales and Sales Management

It takes an experienced sales management professional to identify great talent. All of Kain Colasanto’s sales recruiters have 10+ years of corporate sales and recruiting experience.  Whether you have a direct, channel or reseller sales model, Kain Colasanto has the experience and industry contacts to locate and recruit the best in the business.

IT Staffing and Consulting

Kain Colasanto has certified experts in the areas of software development, security and network engineering, project management, data center management and many other IT specializations. We remain flexible to provide you with the type of engagement that best suits your project’s requirements. From short-term projects, to long-term staff augmentation engagements, Kain Colasanto will provide highly skilled technologists who have the certifications and real-life experiences to exceed your expectations.

Syd Kain

Managing Partner, New York Metro

Syd brings more than a decade of award- winning Sales and Sales Management experience to Kain Colasanto, which he founded in 2002. Syd has always enjoyed the challenge of building high-performance teams, and he knows firsthand that the key to success is finding and recruiting proven talent.

While leading Sales teams for the likes of Sprint, Prodigy Internet Inc. and Lanier Worldwide, Syd surrounded himself with bright team members and consistently achieved success. His experience extended across disciplines including the development of geographical territories, vertical channels and partnering strategies. He partnered with and sold to most of the Fortune 500 technology companies, including Salesforce.com, eBay, Yahoo!, Oracle and Cisco Systems.

Syd received his undergraduate degree from Loyola University.

John Colasanto

Managing Partner, San Francisco

John brings more than a decade of award winning Sales and Sales Management experience to Kain Colasanto, which he joined as a partner in 2005.

John began his career in medical sales and moved in to technology in the late ’90s. John has a track record of success leading sales teams in the software, managed services and telecom arenas. His wealth of contacts within the high tech industry makes him an asset to any hiring organization. He has experience building start up and large enterprise organizations at both the executive and individual contributor levels.

John takes a consultative approach to partnering with his clients. The goal is quality, not quantity when it comes to building an organization. John strives to always find candidates that are both a skill and culture fit within the hiring organization.

Ryan Egan

Executive Recruiter

Ryan first joined Kain Colasanto in 2010 and was instrumental in helping to build out sales teams for FalconStor Software, Salesforce.com and TriNet.  Ryan has 8 plus years of recruiting experience in the sales, marketing and IT space.  Ryan’s strengths are building relationships with C level executives and maintaining those relationships over long periods of time by being a trusted advisor on all hiring needs.  Ryan is very adept at providing the right candidates for each role he works on.

Amy Edney

Executive Recruiter

Amy has over 15 years experience in the financial services and technology industries.

Prior to joining the firm, she held multiple roles within investment, private, and commercial banking in areas of finance, sales/marketing, and data quality. She enjoys coaching, consulting, and building a lasting rapport with with the individuals and organizations she represents.

Amy holds a bachelors degree from the University of Hartford and an MBA in International Finance.

Ann Zylstra

Executive Recruiter

Ann Zylstra has nearly two decades of recruiting experience, specializing in placing highly sought after talent in C-level, Senior Sales, Sales Management and Engineering positions within technology companies. With expertise in the data center space, our clients range from Managed Services, Cloud, Colocation, CDN to SaaS companies. Ann is very well connected to hiring managers with an array of client companies and has a vast and ever growing network of experienced, top performing professionals in those fields.

Ann is an avid cyclist and marathoner. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her two sons.

If building a high-performance organization is your top priority, you need a firm that has a track record of creating and managing winning teams.


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