IT Recruiting For Full-Time

IT Recruiting For Contract

Our Team

The landscape of the IT industry is ever changing, but at EDP World, Inc. / Hyatt Leader, Ltd., we believe there are some things that should never change:

Our winning strategy can be your winning strategy:

EDP World / Hyatt Leader’s reputation, as well as our ability to serve our clients and candidates, can only be as good as our employees. The quality of our service is dependent upon the job satisfaction enjoyed by our Recruiters and Account Managers. The fact that a large part of our team has worked together for over 10 years, with many over 15 or 20 years, is testament to the fact that EDP World / Hyatt Leader knows how to retain talent. If we can sustain growth and success over the years and through decades of economic turbulence, you can be assured that we are a valuable partner to our clients in these matters. If we can retain our talented employees, we can advise our clients on how to choose wisely when seeking an employee. Let our experience inform your experience.

Dedicated, Caring Individuals

Our dedication to our clients and candidates is enhanced by and reflected in our commitment to community. Our team is dedicated to actively serving our community through the following organizations: Alliance for Lupus Research, American Cancer Society, ASPCA, The Central Park Conservancy, The Children’s Aid Society Mentor Program, Community Emergency Response Team – New Canaan, CT, The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Fresh Air Fund, Hedge Funds Care, The Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation, Junior Achievement, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital Partners in Hope, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Make A Wish Foundation, March of Dimes, Paddlers for Humanity, Planned Parenthood, United Way.

Expert, Professional Service:

Our team consists of some of the most established experts in the IT search industry. Collectively, we have more knowledge, more connections, and more experience than you’ll find anywhere else. This high standard of proficiency is not only an integral part of our corporate culture, but is essential in delivering the superior IT recruiting solutions our clients and candidates have come to know and expect.

EDP World, Inc. / Hyatt Leader, Ltd. would like to recognize the following team members for their dedicated service:

Louis Sumin

Louis Sumin

Chairman

Louis Sumin is Founder and Chairman of EDP World, Inc. / Hyatt Leader, Ltd . and RWD Executive Search, the retained executive search firm which merged with EDP World / Hyatt Leader in 2008. Louis has cultivated a reputation as an entrepreneur over the last 45 years, building and managing organizations within the Staffing and IT Training industries to outstanding success. The longevity and success of EDP World / Hyatt Leader are testament to Louis’s ability to understand and exceed the needs of clients. Louis is active in all facets of the business and chairs the Executive Council for the strategic direction of both companies. Born and raised in New York City, Louis hails from well-established New York entrepreneurial ancestry (founders of Barney’s of NY). As a graduate of Pace University with a degree in Accounting, Louis spent the first five years of his career as a Senior Accountant with a large public accounting firm before starting his first company. Louis has complemented his commercial success with an extraordinary record of philanthropy. Along with his wife Judy, Louis brought his fiscal expertise, professional experience and fulltime devotion over many years to the very worthwhile cause of Make a Wish Foundation, where he has held many executive and fundraising positions. In his spare time, Louis is a dedicated sailor and avid runner and has completed the New York City Marathon.


Elyse Klein

Elyse Klein

President

Elyse Klein started her career at EDP World, Inc. as a Recruiter in 1979, joining the firm when it had been a leader in the recruitment of Hardware Sales professionals. Elyse initiated and built on to this thriving business, the End-User Division, making EDP World, Inc. one of the first recruiting firms dedicated to the placement of Programming and Systems professionals in corporations. From 2000-2008, Elyse was also a founding partner in RWD Executive Search, the retained executive search firm, until its merger with EDP World, Inc. / Hyatt Leader, Ltd. in 2008. Under Elyse’s leadership, EDP World’s end user department grew to become EDP World, Inc. / Hyatt Leader, Ltd., a market leader in IT Recruitment for employee and contract resources. Today, Elyse plays a strategic leadership role in EDP World and manages day-to-day operations at Hyatt Leader. She is a member of the Women’s Bond Club. Elyse is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany, with a BA degree in Education and Languages.


Anne Benefico

Anne Benefico

Vice President
Hyatt Leader, Ltd.

Anne Benefico is a senior technology staffing professional with more than 25 years of experience. Prior to joining Hyatt Leader, Ltd. in March 2010, Anne worked for various prominent IT Consulting companies in the NY Metropolitan area where she gained a solid foundation in both domestic and international recruiting, as well as managing and mentoring recruiting teams. Anne resides in Westchester County and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts from Iona College in New Rochelle, NY. She enjoys music and the arts and is a member of the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, CT. She also completed the CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Program, an intense training program sponsored by FEMA to assist first responders in emergency situations.


Kevin Berry

Kevin Berry

Vice President
EDP World, Inc.

Kevin Berry has been a Recruiter/Account Manager in the Information Technology recruitment industry since 1989 and joined EDP World, Inc. in 1992. Over the years, Kevin has expanded EDP World ’s practices into the Sports Entertainment and Healthcare industries, as well as furthering the company’s core financial services practice. Kevin has also been instrumental in developing strategies to support client needs and implementing action plans. Kevin has a BS Degree from American International College in Springfield, Mass.


Lenny Conye

Lenny Coyne

Vice President
Hyatt Leader, Ltd.

Lenny Coyne joined Hyatt Leader, Ltd. in 2010, bringing over 25 years of experience in IT Recruitment, Account Management and Team Management. He specializes in candidate development and recruitment for Hyatt Leader, Ltd. Lenny started his recruiting career in Dallas, TX, and has led a number of technology recruiting organizations. Industry verticals include Financial Services, Internet companies and the Health and Insurance industries. Lenny is a member of numerous technology user groups in the NY tri-state area. In his spare time, he sits on the Board of Directors of the German-American Committee of Greater New York and New Jersey, and is an Executive Committee Member and Public Relations Committee Chairman of the German-American Steuben Parade of NYC. He holds a BS in International Marketing from Long Island University.


Rona Davis

Rona W. Davis

Senior Vice President
EDP World, Inc.

Rona Davis joined EDP World, Inc. in 1985. In 2000, together with Louis Sumin and Elyse Klein, Rona founded RWD Executive Search, Inc., an executive level retained search firm specializing in the areas of Information Technology, Operations, Finance and Asset Management. From 2000-2008, Rona led the growth and development of RWD and managed the firm’s IT search practice. In 2008, RWD merged with EDP World where Rona now serves as a Senior Account Manager and Recruiter. Rona also manages the EDP World training program. Rona has completed numerous search assignments for client firms in a broad range of industries which include Financial Services, Media, Software Development and early stage companies. Rona has authored articles on career development, executive search and the IT industry. Prior to joining EDP World, Rona was a practicing lawyer. She is a member of the Women’s Bond Club and is involved in several civic and charitable organizations. Rona holds a JD Degree from Brooklyn Law School and a BA Degree in Rhetoric and Communications from the State University of New York at Albany.


Vikram Dhamija

Vikram Dhamija

Senior IT Recruiter
Hyatt Leader, Ltd.

Vikram Dhamija possesses over 9 years of experience in IT talent acquisition, sourcing, training & development and IT consulting. His clients have included the federal government, financial services, media, healthcare and software companies. Over the course of his career he has successfully placed contract consultants and full time employees. Vikram is a graduate of the Collage of Staten, with a B.S degree in Computer Science and Business Finance. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family & friends. He loves to travel and learn about different cultures and he is passionate about improving community for future generations.


Renee Einhorn

Renee Einhorn

Vice President
EDP World, Inc.

Renee Einhorn has been in the technology recruiting profession for over 10 years and has been employed as a Recruiter and Account Manager with EDP World, Inc. for over 8 years. Prior to entering the recruiting field, Renee worked in technology in the financial services sector. She has successfully utilized her background in technology and business to aid in recruiting by better understanding clients’ needs, and assessing candidates’ fit. She graduated summa cum laude from Brooklyn College with a BS in Computer Science.


Donna Famigietti

Donna Famiglietti

Vice President
Hyatt Leader, Ltd.

Donna Famiglietti is an Account Manager at Hyatt Leader, Ltd. She has been working in the Information Technology Staffing business for 20 years. She started her career as an IT Recruiter and progressed into Business Development. Her clients are and have been in many sectors such as financial, healthcare, and insurance to name a few. She partners with her clients to build successful long-term business relationships and consistently meets the goal of providing quality resources. She holds a BA degree in Psychology from Adelphi University.


Vanessa Flores

Vanessa Flores

IT / Operations Manager

Vanessa Flores joined EDP World, Inc. / Hyatt Leader, Ltd. in 2000. Her responsibilities have grown as the firm has grown. Vanessa is responsible for the continued enhancement of the computer environment, including the firm’s desktops, networks, database systems and recruiting software. She manages the firm’s administrative staff, supervises training on all of the firm’s software, and manages the office, supporting management and staff in the daily workflow. Vanessa holds a BS degree in Computer Science from Northeastern University.


Daniel Garcia

Daniel Garcia

Vice President
Hyatt Leader, Ltd.

Daniel Garcia began his career with us as an Account Manager in 2011, quickly displaying a passion for learning and engaging with both clients and candidates. He has since established relationships with many Fortune 500 companies, including but not limited to, top tier law firms, financial services companies, and media and publishing companies. Dan continues to expand the firm's client base while leading and mentoring others. Prior to joining Hyatt Leader, Dan was the youngest branch manager for a nationally recognized direct marketing firm where he held records for the highest average sales. He was also an early advocate for expanding this direct marketing business to mass market accounts. He went on to become a Regional Manager of a national brand of retail stores and eventually a franchise owner within the telecommunications industry.


Shelly Lakhan

Shelly Lakhan

Vice President
EDP World, Inc.

Shelly Lakhan joined EDP World, Inc. in 1995 as a Recruiter. Within a short time, Shelly expanded her reach to Account Management focusing in the financial services area, and for the last 10 years has developed a practice specializing in senior level management searches on behalf of top tier hedge funds and major Wall Street Firms. She has demonstrated a special talent providing our clients with a unique combination of both technical and cultural fit. Shelly holds a BA degree in History.


Stephen Lewis

Stephen Lewis

Senior IT Recruiter
Hyatt Leader, Ltd.

Stephen Lewis joined Hyatt Leader, Ltd. in March 2010 with over 5 years of experience in the search field. His specialization in the placement of QA, BA and Project Management professionals has greatly increased his visibility with our clients. He is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., the Union County Support Group for Parents with Autistic Children and the MLK Scholars selection committee at Seton Hall University. In 2008, Stephen received a regional award from the MLK scholarship fund due to his relentless work in the areas of mentoring ,voter awareness and voter registration. Stephen is a graduate of Seton Hall University with a degree in Business Administration.


Deborah McDermott

Deborah McDermott

Chief Financial Officer

Deborah McDermott is the Chief Financial Officer for EDP World, Inc. / Hyatt Leader, Ltd. as well as for RWD Executive Search, the retained executive search firm, which merged with EDP World / Hyatt Leader in 2008. Having joined EDP World in 1990, Deborah’s fiscal and corporate skills have guided the firm through growth and acquisition, during financially weak and strong markets. Deborah built the the firm’s Payroll, Benefits and Billing groups. Prior to joining EDP World / Hyatt Leader, Deborah built and managed her own accounting practice, where she served clients across the retail, legal and real estate industries. Born in Chicago, Deborah received her early education in Europe and earned her degree in Accounting from Pace University.


Zayan Nadeem

Zayan Nadeem

IT Recruiter
Hyatt Leader, Ltd.

Zayan Nadeem is one of the newest additions to the Hyatt Leader team, having joined in May of 2017. His background as a Software Engineer provides him with a unique understanding of the issues that are important to our candidates and clients. Before moving to the US, Zayan served as Treasurer for SPADES, a student run organization at LUMS, Lahore University of Management Sciences that works for the Promotion and Development of Sciences and Engineering in Pakistan. He graduated with honors in June of 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from LUMS, Pakistan. When he is not recruiting, Zayan enjoys playing Real Time Strategy Video Games. Zayan is also an avid music enthusiast; some of his favorite artists include Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Queen, QB and NFAK.


Jason Navallo

Jason Navallo

IT Recruiter
EDP World, Inc.

Jason Navallo joined EDP World, Inc. in 2012. He has quickly established himself as someone who can build relationships with candidates in order to support the recruitment efforts of the firm’s clients. Prior to joining EDP World, Inc., Jason worked in the financial services industry for global asset management firms, developing and executing portfolio strategies to service the financial needs of high net worth individuals and families around the globe. In his spare time, Jason serves as a Career Mentor to undergraduate students through his collegiate honor society and has been an active participator and fundraiser for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life events for many years. Jason holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baruch College where he majored in Finance & Investments and also holds both Series 7 and Series 63 securities licenses.


Neal Nelson

Neal Nelson

Vice President -
Senior Technical Recruiter / Trainer
Hyatt Leader, Ltd.

Neal Nelson is a Vice President - Senior Technical Recruiter / Trainer at Hyatt Leader, Ltd. who has over 10 years of experience in Recruitment and Account Management. He excels in his ability to swiftly match highly productive professionals who enhance in-house technology expertise and growth of our clients. Over the years, Neal has specialized in building strong pipelines of top talent, developing relationships, and creating and refining processes to improve practices.