IST Management Services:
Talent Acquisition Team
Sydney Ayers has been with IST since she was hired on as the first corporate recruiter for the Chicagoland area in early 2014. She graduated Cum Laude from DePaul University in 2013, finishing a year early and majoring in Sociology and Organizational Communication. Prior to working for IST, she completed an internship at the Safer Foundation, helping recently incarcerated individuals learn the job search process and find employment. She was promoted into the role of National Director of Talent Acquisition and now manages recruiting and onboarding efforts nationwide—earning best hiring percentage for 2016. She spearheaded IST’s digital recruiting initiative and leads by example. She greatly values working with her team each day. In her free time, Sydney enjoys attending small venue concerts and comedy shows around the city, and finding new Mediterranean restaurants.
Joe Carroll started with IST as Vice-President, Human Resources in 1997. He has over 30 years’ experience in executive recruiting, human resources, and career coaching.
As executive recruiter and certified career coach, Joe has a unique blend of talents for matching the right people with the right job for both IST and its clients. His staffing and recruiting expertise expedites his clients’ search for top-shelf candidates typically within 45 days or less. Joe recruits for a variety of positions including paralegals, office managers, IT positions, legal administrators, CFOs, COO’s and attorneys.
Joe is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the Society for Human Resource Management. He is also a certified Career Management Fellow (CMF) through the Institute of Career Certification International. He is the author of a book called How To Get a Great Job in 90 Days or Less. He has conducted numerous seminars on recruiting and career management for several organizations including the Association for Legal Administrators and the International Facilities Management Association.
Joe earned his Bachelor’s Degree with a major in English from Queens College and his MBA from The College of Insurance (a division of St. John’s University) in New York.
Katie Farmer is a Senior Talent Acquisition Manager for IST Management Services, handling the recruiting efforts in Minnesota, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, as well as assisting nationwide. Katie graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration, Management. She was a part of the Spirit Squad while participating on the Dance Team for one year while attending KSU. She is a national member of Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), along with holding an officer position in the student chapter while attending KSU. She is new to the recruiting world, but is taking it head on. As a Georgia local, Katie enjoys rooting on the Braves in the summer. In her spare time she enjoys exercising, spending time with friends, traveling, and painting.
Lindsey Foster has been with IST since 2014. As a Senior Talent Acquisition manager, she spearheads recruiting efforts in Texas, as well as providing support to other regions nationwide. Lindsey lives in Rosenberg, TX with her husband and her dog, Ace. She graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor’s degree in PR/ Communications. Lindsey is a fun, outgoing person who loves to meet new people wherever she goes. Some may say she has a great sense of humor and can always make the room laugh and smile. Lindsey loves spending quality time with beloved family and friends.
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Courtney Day is new member of the Talent Acquisition team, but is no stranger to IST Management Services. She began in 2017, as the front desk coordinator for the corporate office in Atlanta and transitioned to the Talent Acquisition team after a year of employment. As a Talent Acquisition Manager, Courtney handles recruiting nationwide with a focus on Illinois and Indiana. Courtney attended Columbus State University and is currently furthering her education as an English major at Kennesaw State University. When she isn't searching for new talent, Courtney is searching for new foods and wines to try. Although she is a Georgia native, Courtney cheers on the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturdays. Courtney also enjoys spending time with family and friends and the occasional nap.
Alyssa Lemay is a Talent Acquisition Manager for IST Management Services, handling the recruiting efforts in California and Tennessee, as well as assisting nationwide. She began in 2016 as a Talent Acquisition Manager overseeing the Chicago, Indiana and Minnesota markets. After welcoming the birth of her first child in 2018, she returned back to the Talent Acquisition team to continue assisting with recruitment efforts for IST. Alyssa attended Georgia Southern University. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and dog, boating, exercising, and when in season- she loves to cheer on her Braves.