About SSi People
When we started in 1998 as Software Specialists, Inc., we were destined to be more a temporary staffing company. Our forte was providing consultants to serve the growing ERP space, primarily Oracle and SAP. Our consultants were truly “software specialists.”
Over the years we evolved and expanded our range, placing consultants in all areas of IT, engineering and professional staffing. To reflect our expanded offerings, we changed our name to SSi People.
Rather than follow the lead of many temp staffing companies and temp-to-hire staffing companies, we focused on placing consultants nationally, servicing the Fortune 500, emerging growth and state/local government markets. We have built the resources and structure to effectively support MSP/VMS business across the U.S. and Canada.
SSi People’s mission is to provide outstanding staff augmentation services to our customers. We are committed to being a “Best Place to Work” for our consultants and employees.
Our teams are trained to do things the right way, to be honest and open in all interactions with our clients, our consultants, our candidates and each other.
We care about excelling in our jobs and providing consultants who will do their best for our clients. Nobody will work harder to help you succeed.
We help our clients fill staffing roles and act as a trusted advisor to our consultants and candidates. Our internal teams support one another. Nobody at SSi People ever says, "that's not my job." Supporting one another is what we do all day, every day.
We aren't set in our ways. We are innovative and committed to pushing the boundaries to get the job done for our clients and consultants.
We celebrate the little wins and remind one another that we all important parts of the SSi People ecosystem. Always saying "thanks" for a job well done is woven into our culture.
Meet the SSi People Leadership Team
Ron is an industry veteran with an entrepreneurial approach and a demonstrated track record in business. He founded SSi People in 1998. Ron brings many years of diverse experience in business management and the consulting services industry to SSi People. As the president of the company, he provides the vision and management needed to implement successful business solutions to all our valued clients. Ron’s leadership sets directions, identifies and addresses resistance, secures commitment, provides visible support, monitors progress, builds teams, transfers knowledge and skills, and provides proactive communication to his team.
With over 20 years of staffing experience in finance, planning and organization, Scott is responsible for all of SSi People’s financial and operational functions. His duties include annual operating plans, financial reporting, budgetary controls, banking and contract management. In addition, Scott oversees corporate infrastructure, legal aspects of procurement and staffing, and SSi People’s charitable ventures including corporate social responsibilities. Scott is local to the Pittsburgh area and attended school at Robert Morris University.
Shree has over 15 years of experience in the IT staffing industry, ranging from recruiting, account management and operations. Prior to joining SSi People in 2012, he worked as a consultant for various staffing firms helping them set up and scale up operations in India. During the same period, he also set up an RPO firm in Bangalore, India. Prior to that he was an integral part of the delivery management group of a leading IT staffing firm based in Redmond, WA, where he worked from 2005 until 2010 in various roles from recruiting to operations. He works from Bangalore, heads SSi People’s recruiting teams based in Bangalore, Coimbatore and Pittsburgh.
He is also associated with a charity organization (Avakaasha Foundation) since 2015, which works with rural schools in India to improve quality of education.
Josh is a staffing industry veteran with over 16 years of diverse experience in Account Management, Business Development, Contingent Labor Management and Recruiting. His background and highly successful track record on both the supplier and client aspects of the industry have uniquely positioned Josh with a keen understanding of both sides of our industry. At SSi People, Josh is responsible for the successful management of the Client Services division that oversees our client relationships and customer service offerings. His leadership and rapport building abilities lend itself to a very successful approach that helps develop and drive best-in-class service that lend themselves to setting SSi People apart from the competition by earning our clients trust and achieving partnership goals. Josh is also responsible for the internal culture and Marketing for SSi People and focuses’ daily on enhancing our culture of operational excellence, encouraging our teams to strive for greatness and upholding our standard of innovation and implementation. In 2020, Josh spearheaded the rebranding of Software Solutions Inc. to SSi People to showcase how inclusive of the diverse industries we serve and our commitment to our clients and candidates.
Manny is an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience. He is passionate about talent engagement at every level and capacity. His professional and personal style fully embraces the importance of culture, and his approach to consultant and client service has been a key factor to his success. As the Executive Vice President of Strategy and Development, Manny is excited to build upon the SSi People model of putting all our People first. He will continue his long tradition of bringing his unified team approach to better serve our talent community and client partnerships.
With over 34 years of Leadership Experience, James is a proven, results driven leader in IT and Business. James is a TOGAF Certified Architect as well as Customer centric who has managed all aspects of Project Management and IT Development including Architecture, Mainframe Development, Client Server , eCommerce and ERP. Very versed in Managing Enterprise Architecture including SOA, ERP (PeopleSoft), Enterprise BI/DW, Salesforce, Application and System Architecture, Enterprise Security, Project Management, ISO9001 QMS, Software Development Life Cycles and Off Shore Development. James has led teams of Systems Architects, Developers, Engineers, Business Analysts, Product Owners and Customer Service teams throughout his successful career. His experience in Banking & Finance, Academia and Staffing are invaluable in any business model. James’s leadership drives results and service excellence as well as core Business Process.