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The Vortechs Group matches exceptionally talented technology professionals with outstanding career opportunities. Founded in 1998, we are the leading search firm for organizations seeking Technical, Technology Transfer, and Intellectual Property candidates and staff.

Our clients range from small start-up companies to large corporations, philanthropic organizations, universities, and academic research institutions throughout the United States and around the World. We pride ourselves in understanding clients’ needs and creating connections between employers and employees that are mutually rewarding.

Glen Gardner


As the founder of the Vortechs Group, Glen loves to find candidates that will fill a gap in an organization. Clients often tell him that their challenge in working with him is choosing between two or more perfect candidates he has presented. He has over 16 years of technology recruitment experience. Glen has a BS in Nuclear Engineering Technology from Thomas Edison State College.

What clients say about Glen: “I went to Glen on two occasions to help fill staffing needs. Not only was he able to find the right person with the right fit for our organization, he found the best right person. He exhibits an uncanny understanding of needs and an ability to turn those needs into choices of perfectly matched candidates.”

Lisa Rooney


With more than 28 years of experience in senior positions in government and university organizations, Lisa Rooney provides technology transfer and sponsored research consulting services for academic, research, and technology commercialization organizations.  Lisa’s accomplishments include:

  • Twenty-eight years of public sector management experience including developing partnerships between industry, university and government agencies to launch a variety of technologies.
  • Thirteen years of experience working with federal and state sponsored funding and technology transfer and has been responsible for the leadership, management, and coordination of technology licensing, collaborative research and all other aspects of the research administration and economic development function.
  • Management positions in three university technology transfer offices: The Ohio State University, the University of South Carolina and Ohio University.
  • Management positions in Sponsored Research at Ohio State and the University of South Carolina.

Karin Warner


Karin asks insightful questions and communicates the needs of the hiring organization in a clear and in-depth way that gives valuable perspective to her candidates. Karin has been with the Vortechs Group since it opened in 1998. She has a BA in Economics from Hiram College.

What clients have say about Karin: “Karin is exceptionally well connected and in tune with the markets she serves. I’ve known Karin for more than 10 years. During those years, as the economic landscape has shifted wildly, Karin has been a trusted source for strategic guidance. She is a standout in the recruiting world and a real asset to her clients and business partners alike.”

Kelsey Kerstetter

Marketing Coordinator

Kelsey started with the Vortechs Group in October 2019. She has over 7 years’ experience working in a university setting. In addition to our marketing efforts, she is in charge of candidate outreach, updating the website, and Social Media. She also has a certification in Career Coaching through NACE and can assist candidates with their resumes and other career documents. She earned her Bachelor degree in English from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2012.

The Vortechs Group also takes an active part in our industry and community.

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