Our Team

Aliina Sconiers

Aliina Sconiers

Account Manager

Hi, I’m Aliina, an Account Manager at IT Motives. My strengths lie in making long-lasting connections, motivation, and helping others reach their goals.  When I’m not working, I love cooking, reading, and hanging out with my favorite person, my son. At IT Motives, we make a point of learning about our clients and really seeing how we can be of assistance. Please contact me if you have any needs or just want to talk about the tech scene.

aliina@itmotives.com 

Jackie Newgard

Jackie Newgard

Technical Recruiter

Hi, I’m Jackie! I am a Technical Recruiter here at IT Motives and what I love most about my job is connecting with people and fostering long term professional relationships. Each person is unique, and it gives me great joy to learn about you so that I can match you with your next wonderful opportunity. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, doing amateur phone photography, eating, taking the occasional nap, and racing our dachshund (Gunther) at the Oktoberfest’s. He just so happens to be a former PNW Wiener Dog Race Champion. Let’s connect!

jackie@itmotives.com 

Tony Seminary

Tony Seminary

Founder & CEO

Hi, I’m Tony, and the founder and CEO of IT Motives. I’m passionate about building long-term relationships, helping people grow, and making career connections. That’s my “why.” What’s yours? I’d love to hear your story and get to know you better, so please don’t hesitate to reach out. When I’m not working, I love to travel, camp, kayak, and attend Powwows. I’m super proud of my daughter Angelina, and love spending time with her.

tony@itmotives.com  

Kirk Baillie

Kirk Baillie

Operations Manager & Salesforce Admin

Hi, I’m Kirk, and I am our Operations Manager and Salesforce Admin. I help make our process and applicant tracking system work so our team can do great things. When I’m not working, you can usually find me cooking or spending time with my family.

kirk@itmotives.com  

Kati Dawson

Kati Dawson

Office Manager

Hi! I’m Kati. I’m the Office Manager. I have a love of planning, organizing, problem solving, and learning new things. I truly enjoy using my skills and knowledge to help other people do their jobs more easily and efficiently.

kati@itmotives.com 

Kristal Hyatt

HR Manager

Hi, I’m Kristal, the HR Manager at IT Motives. I have been in HR for nearly 25 years and hold two senior certifications in human resources: SPHR and the SHRM-SCP. I live in Bend with my husband where we help run an educational non-profit. I’m a football fan/coach’s wife and enjoy travelling to explore new places. I love helping employees develop their skills and advance their careers by providing needed resources, as well as setting up company infrastructure for growth.

kristal@itmotives.com  

Gina Veillet

Account Manager

Hi I’m Gina and I’m an Account Manager here at IT Motives. What I enjoy most about my work is simply helping others. Whether It’s helping a company find the perfect fit for their team, or connecting with a person about to take that next step in their career journey; I feel privileged to be there as a supportive partner. I champion efforts of equality & fairness and try to find ways to help make the world a better and more accepting place to be. Outside of work I love spending time with my hilarious family, landscape photography, concerts, true crime mystery podcasts, and traveling. Please reach out if I can help support you in some way or even just to catch up and say hey!

gina@itmotives.com  

Nate Smith

Technical Recruiter

I’m Nate, I’m a Technical Recruiter here at IT Motives. I love getting to know people’s stories and I get excited to assist others to their next career paths. I’m very outgoing and known to crack a lot of jokes. Feel free to reach out any time! When I’m not at work you can find me with my beagle, Doc or headed to see live Rock n’ Roll! I’m always down to talk, music, tech, and sports and games. I’m very competitive. Let me know if I can help you in any way or if you simply just want to chat!

nate@itmotives.com  

Hugo Ramirez-Pineda (he/him/his)

Technical Recruiter

Hi, I’m Hugo, a Technical Recruiter for It Motives and what I love most about my job is learning the stories of everyone I work with. Everybody comes from a unique background, and I love hearing about the journey that everyone took to get where they are today. I like bringing everyone’s rich experience to the forefront when helping get them their ideal jobs. When I’m not working, I love spending time reading, playing video games, and overall relaxing.

hugo@itmotives.com  

Liesl Coates

Technical Recruiter

Hi, I’m Liesl, and I’m a technical recruiter with IT Motives. There is nothing better to me than helping people thrive and I love my job because that’s what I get to do! I am a natural born advocate with great drive and persistence to give people long term commitment. Outside of work my favorite things are reading, watching a good show, or making sourdough bread. But even more than these things, I like spending time with my family, which could involve watching my husband make homemade soap, chatting with my dad, or flying to LA to visit my two sons. Reach out to me because I’d love to know you!

liesl@itmotives.com  

Paul Holland

Technical Recruiter

Hello! I’m Paul, and I am a technical recruiter at IT Motives. I love listening to people’s experiences and passions. I like the opportunities to help people get to a career that they look forward to. When I’m not at work, I enjoy playing video games, reading history books and Science Fiction/Fantasy, listening to music, and enjoying the Portland food scene. I also travel whenever I get the chance. Reach out if you are looking for a new role!

paul@itmotives.com  

Angelo Seminary 1966-2019

Angelo Seminary was the Director of Sales at IT Motives from 2013 to 2019, and his presence at our company will never be forgotten. Angelo is on the right in this photo. Angelo was passionate about the tech community and we carry his passion and honor his amazing legacy in all we do. Angelo, your relationships mattered. You are missed as a son, brother, cousin, uncle, nephew, friend, colleague, and partner.