About UDig

As a leading provider of technology consultants, project critical teams and strategic outsourcing services, we specialize in partnering with our clients to solve problems, transform businesses and capitalize on opportunities.

Since getting our start in 2001, we have grown from a select group of consultants based in Richmond, Virginia to team of hundreds of technology experts deployed on challenging projects across the country.

Our consulting expertise in technical strategy and architecture, information management and big data, and application services is built on a foundation of forward thinking implementation methodologies. Our consultants are engaged with clients in global industries including healthcare, financial services, retail, government and software services.

Based in Richmond, VA we also have offices in Hampton Roads, Northern VirginiaRaleigh, NC and Nashville, TN and we place consultants across the country.

We are small enough to deliver personal service and big enough to have access to the best clients and consultants. We operate based on a set of promises that set us apart.

Connect with us. Get to know our team. We think you’ll like what you find.

Our Team

Andy Frank

Andy Frank
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Susan Frank

Susan Frank
Chief Financial Officer

Rob Havey

Rob Havey
Vice President, Delivery

Amy Thompson

Amy Thompson
Director, Marketing

Tanya Cornwell

Tanya Cornwell
Office Manager

Jason Farmer

Jason Farmer
Practice Manager, Consulting

Jennifer Poma

Jennifer Poma
Marketing & Sales Analyst

Kelly Bien

Kelly Bien
Account Services Coordinator

Gordon Kelly

Gordon Kelly
Director, Business Development

Matt Bixler

Matt Bixler
Strategic Account Executive

Shelby Kingsley

Shelby Kingsley
Business Development Manager

Jeff Bonniwell

Jeff Bonniwell
Recruiting Team Leader

Ryan Judy

Ryan Judy
Senior Technical Recruiter

Sam Lantor

Sam Lantor
Senior Technical Recruiter

Ashley Stuller

Ashley Stuller
Technical Recruiter

Mike West

Mike West
Technical Recruiter

Jeffrey Cornwell

Jeffrey Cornwell
Sourcing Specialist

Joanna Currence

Joanna Currence
Business Development Manager

Jeff Grimm

Jeff Grimm
Strategic Account Executive

Wahid Osmani

Wahid Osmani
Delivery Manager

Greg Valentine

Greg Valentine
Senior Technical Recruiter

Devin Sidhu

Devin Sidhu
Technical Recruiter

Connor Trombly

Connor Trombly
Technical Recruiter

Aaron Snead

Aaron Snead
Business Development Manager

Jason Grant

Jason Grant
Business Development Manager

Rob Brinkley

Rob Brinkley
Recruiting Team Lead

Andy Frank Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Roots

  • Co-Founded UDig in 2001
  • Computer Information Systems degree from James Madison University
  • Hands-on IT experience from writing software to leading organizations

Expertise

Business Owner. Part-time Technologist. Energized Entreprenuer.
I spent the first 13 years of my career in IT where I learned to write software, grow individuals and teams, and finding my passion. Since founding UDig, I’ve gotten the opportunity build a business fueled by finding our clients the right solutions to their technology problems. I like to work and I gravitate to other people with energy, compassion and a strong work ethic.

What I Dig

When you run a business with your spouse, leaving the office behind can be a challenge. I’m most successful when I’m spending time on the golf course, hanging out with my 3 active kids or cheering on the Dallas Cowboys.

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Susan Frank Chief Financial Officer

Roots

  • Graduate of the University of Virginia
  • CPA
  • Held positions in sales, public accounting and served as a division controller in a Fortune 500 company.

Expertise

Number Cruncher. Efficiency Master. Process Improver Extraordinaire.
Since joining UDig in 2009, I’ve been responsible for all financial and strategic planning functions across the company. I love finding new, more efficient ways of doing things and seeing the benefits hit the bottom line! I believe in the value our team brings and am focused on helping UDig grow.

What I Dig

I’m a passionate supporter of my Wahoos (UVA football for the uninitiated) and you’ll find me attending as many games as possible. UDig has given me the opportunity to also pursue my personal passions including supporting the Full Circle Grief Center and being actively involved with my 3 busy kids!

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Rob Havey Vice President, Delivery

Roots

  • 13 years of recruiting, sales and management experience
  • 9 years of experience in the IT consulting services industry
  • Business Management Degree from Longwood University

Expertise
My passions include new employee development, process improvement and scaling business operations.  I’m responsible for the end-to-end candidate to consultant experience at UDig.  This includes leading the selection, coaching and overall performance of all consulting operations.

What I Dig
A new father in training, I’m learning on the job! I’m also a boating enthusiast and big Virginia Tech Hokie Fan.

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Amy Thompson Director, Marketing

Roots

  • 15 years marketing experience
  • Marketing degree from James Madison University
  • Started career in recruiting

Expertise

Problem solver. Storyteller. UDig’s Creative Guru.
My passion is helping companies and individuals tell their stories. At UDig, it’s my job to help our team of recruiters and account managers connect more talented consultants with the right opportunities by building our brand, enhancing the consultant experience and creating opportunities to share the UDig story.

What I Dig
As a mom to 5 you’ll almost always find me cheering on the sidelines of some type of court or field. Between games, I love instigating a new DIY project with my husband or taking a sunset cruise on our Harley.

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Tanya Cornwell Office Manager

Roots

  • Sports Management & Business Degree from James Madison University
  • Joined the UDig team in June of 2006
  • Responsible for consultant on-boarding, benefits and administration.

Expertise

Multi-tasker. Event Planner. Resident UDig Expert.
I’ve been involved in the day-to-day operations of UDig since my start. I love my role because every day in my position is different with a new set of challenges. I get the opportunity to interact daily with consultants, clients and internal employees regarding payroll, time entry and benefit questions.

What I Dig
As a mom of 2 active boys and a tiny dog, Rex, I love to vacation to Sunset Beach, NC & Disney World. I’m also an avid photographer of the family’s adventures and love spontaneous day trips to explore my home state of Virginia. I’m also building my second career as a wedding planner and floral designer.

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Jason Farmer Practice Manager, Consulting

Roots

  • 10 years of software development, enterprise architecture, and integration experience
  • Computer Science Degree from Radford University
  • Technology and process improvement evangelist

Expertise

Technology Evangelist. Process Improver. Problem Deconstructor.
Being passionate about technology since a very young age, I would take apart electrical devices and re-assemble them, always striving to make the end result continue to work, hopefully better than how it started. This has continued to be a passion of mine and I have been extremely lucky to build a career around this passion. Now, being able to apply years of enterprise experience and a love for technology; successfully deconstructing complex technical and business problems and creating outside the box solutions manifests this passion in my role at UDig.

What I Dig
I dig gadgets. You can generally find me in line for one of the latest gadgets or smart phones or talking about them in some form or fashion. Outside of geeky stuff and gadgetry I truly enjoy the outdoors. Boating, fishing, or spending time around a fire with good friends will often round out the fun.

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Jennifer Poma Marketing & Sales Analyst

Roots

  • Economics Degree from The University of Virginia
  • First “real world” position out of college
  • Joined UDig in 2013

Expertise

Team-player. Master Juggler. Social Media Champion.
I have always enjoyed multi-tasking and having my hands in many different buckets. In my role, I support the activities of our sales and marketing teams.   I truly enjoy being able to understand the background of an organization and see what factors drive a company. I am driven and determined to always learn more and exceed expectations.

What I Dig
I love everything UVA, and am proud to be a Wahoo! Teaching baton to elementary-age kids keeps my passion for baton twirling alive. My vivacious puppy and extroverted husband keep my free time very busy, but I love every second of it.

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Kelly Bien Account Services Coordinator

Roots

  • B.A. in History from JMU

Expertise

Cheerleader. Multi-tasker.

What I really love about my position is that everyday is different and I get to help everyone is various ways. I am a pretty spontaneous person so being able to have a little taste of that in my work creates an environment that I can truly be happy in. I also consider myself to be a people person and really enjoy interacting with people. This position allows me to interact with candidates on a daily basis. I believe that a good attitude and friendly smile can improve someone’s day and hopefully make their experience with UDig just a little bit sweeter.

What I Dig
I have a two year old gray tabby cat named Karen that thinks she is a dog. Believe it or not she loves a good game a fetch but is also the sweetest cuddler. I love crafting, I really enjoy coming up with new ideas for sprucing up my apartment and love making cards for special occasions!

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Gordon Kelly Director, Business Development

Roots

  • B.A., Government from UVA
  • MBA, VCU School of Business
  • 11 years in Business Development
  • 9 years at UDig in IT Business Development

Expertise

I love building meaningful relationships and helping clients solve problems.  I have been in the IT Services industry for 9 years and I still learn something new every day.  UDig is a unique and special place; the people I work with daily are the reason I feel so lucky to be a part of it all.  Our team consists of high-performing, competitive individuals who love to win.  We understand what we do makes a difference and we can have fun while doing it.

What I Dig

I am married to my beautiful wife, Brooke Kelly.  I am an avid golfer and die hard UVA sports fan; both of which can be frustrating at times!  I enjoy spending time with friends and family and I love to travel.  If I am not at work, you can generally find me on the golf course or at home spending time with my two yellow labs, Lilly and Cash.

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Matt Bixler Strategic Account Executive

Roots

  • Graduate of Radford University with a degree in Business Management
  • 16 years B2B sales and account management experience

Expertise

I started with UDig in 2007 and I am a relationship focused sales professional who is passionate about our brand.  I enjoy solving problems, building long term business partnerships, and making a positive impact on our clients’ business.

What I Dig

I am happily married to my wife of 17 years, proud father of three, and a devoted Cleveland Browns fan.  On any given weekend you will find me on the sidelines in support of my kids.   Although, when schedules allow, I enjoy spending as much time as possible on a golf course.

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Shelby Kingsley Business Development Manager

Roots

  • 5 years of sales/recruiting experience
  • Communication degree from Virginia Tech

Expertise

I am passionate about helping people. I love being able to provide consultants with an opportunity to work with a great organization. It’s my job to not only understand business needs, but to convey that to my team. My goal is to be a strategic partner to my accounts, solving business problems.

What I Dig

I’m an avid dog lover and treat my own like a child (Harry Pawter). I’m a beach girl at heart, it’s in my blood! I love anything on the water, especially drinks and a sunset with my family and pup.  I’m a true-blue Redskins fan (regardless of their record!).

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Jeff Bonniwell Recruiting Team Leader

Roots

  • 12 years of Sales Experience
  • Business Management degree from Elon University
  • Spent the first part of my career in the Mortgage/Banking industry

Expertise

I love meeting and building relationships with new people.  I find fulfillment in advising and helping people make the right decision about their careers.  I excel at building rapport and gaining trust with potential consultants.  My knowledge of the local and national labor markets and trends in the IT industry is what separates me from the competition.

What I Dig

My 2 kids occupy the majority of my time outside of work with their hobbies and sports.  I enjoy cooking and live music.  I’m a huge Carolina Panthers fan and fantasy sports junkie.

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Ryan Judy Senior Technical Recruiter

Roots

  • 6 years Recruiting experience
  • BS Business Administration from High Point University

Expertise

I thrive on solving problems. I enjoy fixing less than desirable situations. I love my role at UDig because this business combines solving problems and at the same time helping people better themselves personally and professionally.

What I Dig

I love all things competitive. I love sports and hanging out with my family. My 1 year old keeps me pretty busy on the weekends.

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Sam Lantor Senior Technical Recruiter

Roots

  • 5 years of technical recruiting experience
  • Business management degree from James Madison University

Expertise

I am passionate about helping candidates find what they’re looking for in a role. I focus on really learning about my candidates and going out there and finding the right opportunity. I am highly energetic, extremely organized, and enjoy working in a fast paced, rewarding environment.

What I Dig

I am a die-hard Carolina Tar Heels basketball fan and always pull for the Panthers as well.  I enjoy all sports and everything outdoors.

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Ashley Stuller Technical Recruiter

Roots

  • Bachelors of Science in English with a Minor in Technical Writing, Radford University
  • 6 years in sales and custom service with 3.5 years in residential real estate
  • Joined the UDig team in 2015

Expertise

Dream Chaser. Listener. Candidate Advocate.

I enjoy helping others pursue their dreams and achieve their goals.  My positive attitude, commitment to the job, and ability to truly listen to others make me a valuable partner to all of my clients.

What I Dig
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with friends and family.  I love live music and trying out the Richmond restaurant scene.

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Mike West Technical Recruiter

Roots

  • Graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in History
  • 5 years customer service experience

Expertise

Creative problem solver. I’m passionate about helping people achieve their goals and exceed their potential. At UDig, my attention to detail, work ethic, and integrity allow me to offer clients and candidates a very valuable service.

What I Dig

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with friends; playing golf, music, and hockey; and Washington sports. The Capitals are my personal favorite.

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Jeffrey Cornwell Sourcing Specialist

Roots

  • Golf Management & Business Degree from Methodist University
  • Joined the UDig team in January 2014

Expertise

My role is focused on reviewing consultants and matching their skills correctly with client needs.  I’m an internet researcher, relationship builder and enjoy finding consultants with unique skills for challenging roles.

What I Dig

I’m a Dad of 2 boys who loves golf, Jimmy Buffett and the Washington Redskins.  My favorite experience is visiting Augusta National every April for the Masters tournament.

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Joanna Currence Business Development Manager

Roots

  • Business Management and Marketing Degree from the University of South Carolina
  • Nearly 4 years of Account Management Experience
  • Initially started career in recruiting with an internship in college

Expertise

I’m truly a people-person.  I love meeting new clients and constantly staying in touch with current clients.  I get energized by collaborating and helping solve our client’s problems.  I enjoy the constant interaction and being challenged on a daily basis to think differently and more creatively than our competitors.  I welcome constant dialogue and open, honest feedback from our customers.  I realize that the only way we can strive to always meet the customer’s expectations, is to truly understand their needs, and get to know them on a personal level.  I came to UDig because I realize we work differently, we are truly a partner in the IT consulting world, not just another fulfillment firm.

What I Dig

Outside of work, you can find me spending time in our nation’s capital.  As a DC resident, there is always opportunity for endless exploring and site seeing.  In the fall, I enjoy nothing more than a football Saturday cheering on the South Carolina Gamecocks. I enjoy spending time outdoors and exercising while away from my desk.

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Jeff Grimm Strategic Account Executive

Roots

  • 17 years of Technical Account Management, Sales Management and Branch Management experience
  • BS in Psychology from Roanoke College

Expertise

I joined UDig two years ago to help re-launch a Northern Virginia Branch presence.  I’m a skilled client-facing liaison and collaborative partner.  I enjoy working creatively and openly with our customers to help them solve problems via business and technology-skilled staff.  I’m a realist; I understand what consulting approaches and solutions are viable as well as those that are less likely to succeed.

What I Dig

When not at UDig, I’m likely chasing around a 9 year old son and/or a 3 1/2 year old daughter.  Once a fairly competitive basketball and baseball player, I’m now merely an average golfer.  In fact, it’s amazing that I enjoy golf as much as I do when I’m so bad at it.

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Wahid Osmani Delivery Manager

Roots

  • S., Information Systems, VCU, Richmond, VA
  • 10 years of recruiting experience, all with UDig
  • Selecting, leading and coaching a team of high performing recruiters – own all aspects of end-to-end candidate delivery to our clients

Expertise

UDig culture carrier! My goal is to embody and exemplify the UDig mission, values and culture. I’m a passionate problem solver. I like to think of myself as a natural competitor. It’s my job to deliver results for our clients and the candidates I work with, who entrust me to bring value to their search for a better career.

What I Dig

My wife, family and my dog Ace. A good movie. You can find me on any 1 of the many challenging golf courses in VA where I’m working to be the best golfer I can be. When the colder months are upon us, you may see me playing another mental game of poker which constantly tests decision making skills.

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Greg Valentine Senior Technical Recruiter

Roots

  • 8 years of technical recruiting
  • With UDig from day one of recruiting career
  • Business Administration Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University

Expertise

Detective at heart.  Relationship Builder.  Problem Solver.

I love uncovering what drives people and gets them excited about their careers.   It’s always exciting understanding our clients technology needs and helping them solve problems by finding them great candidates.   It’s my job to find top caliber candidates and connect them with outstanding companies.

What I Dig

I enjoy spending time with the family and my one year old son.  I’m a huge VCU basketball fan and the best time of the year is when I get to root them on.  I love getting out on the golf course or playing Sunday night soccer games to stay in shape.  When I can sneak away for a couple hours you’ll find me at the casino playing some cards.

 

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Devin Sidhu Technical Recruiter

Roots

  • 5+ years of professional experience
  • Graduated from George Mason University with a degree in Sociology and International Relations minor

Expertise

I have always had a strong interest in learning about and helping other people. Recruiting builds on that by allowing me to cultivate new relationships and help others solve problems in a fast-paced, competetive environement.

What I Dig
Outside of the office I like to stay active and workout as much as possible. You can also find me exploring many of the great places the DC area has to offer. I’m a huge NBA fan and devoted Wizards supporter.

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Connor Trombly Technical Recruiter

Roots

  • Marketing and Human Resources Degrees from the University of South Carolina
  • Started career in client services
  • 2+ years professional experience

Expertise

My passion is helping others’ overcome obstacles in their life. The job search is one of the top difficulties a person experiences, here at UDig our goal is to make the process as pain-free and simple as possible. I enjoy working with our candidates and coaching them to make major life decisions. Every day as a recruiter I experience something new and the constant daily excitement is why I love coming back every day.

What I Dig

Any given weekend you can find me on the golf course or in the gym playing basketball, depending on the weather. I am recently engaged so most of my free time has been spent “helping” with the wedding planning. I am a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan and love watching any College Basketball game.

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Aaron Snead Business Development Manager

Roots

  • Management degree from The Pennsylvania State University
  • 10+ years in staffing industry
  • Started my career in staffing with a VMS (Vendor Management System)

Expertise

Go-getter.  Problem Solver.  Planner.  As a Business Development Manager, I like being in control of my own career.  I pride myself on creating a personal connection with my clients and candidates, and get satisfaction from putting someone into a career position.  My enthusiasm and drive portray the UDig story every day.

What I Dig

As a sports enthusiast, you can find me rooting for the Penn State Nittany Lions and New Orleans Saints with my two boys, or fishing at my parents’ lake house.  My wife and I enjoy movies and trying new restaurants.  I am a twin, and so is my wife!

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Jason Grant Business Development Manager

Roots

  • Finance Degree from The University of South Florida
  • 5 Years of Sales Experience
  • 3 Years of IT Consulting Experience
  • Joined UDig in 2015

Expertise

I enjoy building meaningful, long-term relationships within all levels of an organization. I pride myself on listening to better understand client needs, then partnering to creatively and effectively deliver a solution. My decision to join UDig was simple. UDig embodies the ideals of a true partner. We deliver a true consultative approach to technology rather than a one-size fits all solution.

What I Dig

I love all things sports. I am a huge college football fan and have a slight obsession with my favorite team, The Alabama Crimson Tide. On the weekends you can find me in the trees looking for my golf ball or out exploring Raleigh with my fiance, Karin. I enjoy staying active and spending time with friends and family.

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Rob Brinkley Recruiting Team Lead

Roots

  • 5 years of sales experience prior to joining UDig
  • 3 years of UDig Recruiting Experience and recently relocated to the Raleigh office
  • Economics Degree from Hampden Sydney College

Expertise

As one of UDig’s Senior Recruiters, I love solving client problems and helping candidates find engaging opportunities. I find recruiting to be a very satisfying career because you are taking a two pronged approach to solving concrete business problems. Nothing makes me happier than finding the right opportunity for a candidate, helping them improve their career situation and grow professionally. I also take pride in being able to solve real business problems for our clients that show immediate and lasting results.

What I Dig

I love the outdoors all times of year. I play golf almost year round and enjoy Snowboarding, Boating on Lake Gaston and going to see live music. I am also an avid sports fan with die hard loyalty to the Washington Redskins (sadly), The Nationals and the Capitals. As a recent transplant to Raleigh I enjoy exploring the area to see all the Triangle has to offer.

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