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Meet the New York Recruitment Team

FDM would not be the company it is without our recruitment teams, who offer support to those applying to join our Careers Program, answering any questions they may have and making sure they are in the best position to succeed. Read on to meet some of the incredible members of our New York recruitment team.

Graeme Butler - FDMGraeme Butler, US Recruitment Manager

  • Originally from: Brighton, UK
  • Loves: Basketball, and has reignited this passion through FDM’s intramural team

“With my remit to expand and develop the US team, I find that evaluating candidates against ambition, energy and collaboration play a vital role in determining success when it comes to the recruitment team. Their clear ability to move their career forward, with a strict emphasis on ownership of their career whilst ensuring they can be a team player and collaborate, is essential to building a high performing team. I have already witnessed FDM’s continued ability to adapt. We conduct quarterly reviews on processes, success and failure of all stages of our recruitment cycle to fully understand what is working effectively. We also use data effectively, which provides best in class insight to not only develop our recruiters to be more effective in their roles, but supports our university/college business partners to shape their employability strategy as well.”

Take it from me… “Before applying to any organization, make sure you really deep dive and conduct thorough research into the company you could be joining. Do not rely on brand name alone. Many organizations who operate within the same sector have very different cultures; you need to find something which is a good match on both sides.”


Cassandra Jennings - FDMCassandra Jennings, US University Relationship Manager

  • Originally from: Piscataway, NJ
  • Favorite pastime: Being in the boxing ring or reading a good book

“The campus recruiters have a fun but physically demanding role. We have so many memories together as a result of getting along really well and laughing often. We meet many students on our travels and are on the road a great deal during the season. We look for candidates that embody elements of the FDM values, such as collaboration and inclusivity. Our goal is simply to attract the best and brightest talent from our target universities to our opportunities here at FDM.”

Take it from me… “Always follow the instructions when applying to a job, many candidates lose an opportunity because they didn’t follow the instructions.”


Lexus Artis - FDM

Lexus Artis, Graduate Recruiter

  • Originally from: Trumbull, CT
  • Loves: Live music and hibachi

“There are a lot of challenges that come with this role, we are recruiting people and giving them a career, not just a job for now.  This presents us with an exciting opportunity to positively impact people’s lives. I will always remember the good people that make up our team and how we continuously come together to support one another during the toughest of times. We appreciate candidates who are hungry to prove themselves and succeed.”

Take it from me… “Make sure that no matter where you go or who you meet, you present your best self!”


Evan Edelman - FDMEvan Edelman,Recruitment Consultant

  • Originally from: Hillsborough, NJ
  • Loves: Reading non-fiction books

 “My perfect candidate is someone who is enthusiastic when they pick up the phone. My excitement about the candidate usually matches the excitement in their “hello.” Our blue-chip client base sets FDM apart from other companies; but candidates who promote themselves have the ability to set themselves apart from other applicants, too.”

Take it from me… Don’t be afraid when talking to a recruiter or an employer. Turn off the alarm in your head that tells you to stop talking about yourself, and impress your interviewer.”


Michael Gibbons - FDMMichael Gibbons

  • Originally from: Floral Park, NY
  • Loves: Staying active by playing sports and rooting for his favorite teams

“When recruiting a candidate, I do not only take into account the degree they are holding, but I also look at them as a whole. I gauge their personality, how passionate they are about the position, as well as their willingness to learn and to continue learning. Our Careers Program sets FDM apart because I don’t know of any other company that is willing to provide the time and proper training that we do to assure the candidate is set up for success with our clients.. Everything we do as a team is pretty memorable, whether it be a night out bowling or a day in the office working together to hit our goals.”

Take it from me…Even if your degree may not line up with the career you are looking to pursue, do not be afraid to chase what you truly want.”


Jessa Henry - FDMJessa Henry, Senior Recruitment Consultant

  • Originally from: Dumont, NJ
  • Loves: Helping friends decide what new foods to try

“I love whenever the team gets together outside of work for dinner or drinks. We all get along well and it’s nice to have time out of the office to interact with each other. The recruitment team really cares about the candidates that we recruit. We want people who are passionate about the technology industry and who understand our training program. We’re helping to launch their careers and it’s such an exciting and important time in their lives. As a team, we try to do whatever it takes to help candidates succeed throughout the process.”

Take it from me…Do the research on the company you are interviewing with—make sure to check out their website and social media pages to get a sense of the company culture.”


JohnPierre Herrera - FDMJohnPierre Herrera, Recruitment Consultant

  • Originally from: Dix Hills, Long Island
  • Loves: Intramural sports and trying new things

We like to see candidates with enthusiasm, drive and passion. When a candidate has all these attributes in regards to the IT industry, it really shows both in and out of the workplace. Our team displays these values too, whether we’re in the office or out bowling and having fun together. I believe FDM’s recruitment process  is different from other companies because we get to know each applicant in the process and treat each person as an individual. At the end of the day, we focus on quality and passionate candidates.”

Take it from me…Follow your passion; the only person that can pursue your dreams is yourself. If you enjoy what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.”


Colleen Magner - FDMColleen Magner, Recruitment Consultant

  • Originally from: Columbus, NJ
  • Loves: Shopping and painting

“The purpose of our program is to enhance candidates’ professional experience and knowledge, so for me I think it is important to find potential consultants with the aim to be successful and go the extra mile. I look for candidates who have passion and drive because I think the most successful people are the ones who are passionate about what they do. Our recruitment team is passionate about putting the company needs first, and that’s what sets us apart. We work well as a team and always see the bigger picture. We’re also working on increasing our diversity and inclusivity amongst candidates.”

Take it from me… “Be honest -- don’t focus so much on giving the generic expected answers. Transparency is key in finding the right career opportunity.”


Banyan McGuire - FDMBanyan McGuire

  • Originally from: Helena, MT
  • Loves: Spending time in the gym and staying healthy

“ Working as part of the recruitment team, I enjoying helping kick-start careers with fantastic companies. Personally, I look for people with strong skills in IT and people who I can see growing in our company. Our team communicates effectively between each other, which allows us to excel in progressing applicants through our recruitment process.”

Take it from me…:“Go to your university career services office. They are there to help students establish themselves outside of university and to provide resources to aid your career search.”


Elim Oghabir - FDMElim Oghabir

  • Originally from: Kearny, NJ
  • Loves: Exploring new places, near and far

“The goal of our recruitment team is to ensure success for our recruits, and we’ll work around the clock to do it, which is something that sets us apart. We really try to be there every step of the way during the interview process. I look for FDM’s values when speaking with candidates, because each trait is a valuable characteristic that could help aide in the success of launching their careers. Their display of ambition, energy, professionalism, inclusivity, growth, and collaboration helps determine if they are a good fit for us.”

Take it from me…: “Travel, travel, travel! There is so much to see in the world before you commit to a career. It helps shape you and new experiences, meeting new people, and exposing yourself to new situations and challenges can help you determine and grow into your strengths.”









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