Tis the season for merriment! This year brought growth and opportunity, chances for continued team building, and even time to give back to the community (our favorite!). Take a look at some of our proudest accomplishments from the year and in this fun holiday greeting. We hope you’ll look back on your year with fond memories and excitement for what’s to come!

From our home to yours, the DirectEmployers, Recruit Rooster, and RocketBuild teams wish you a holiday filled with warmth, cheer, and plenty of joy in the new year!

About the Holiday Video Photos

Michael and Ralph holding up Hire Vets t-shirts

2023 NASWA Veterans Conference

Washington, D.C.

Community & State Outreach Administrator Michael Witt and Senior Strategic Partnerships & Alliances Specialist Ralph DiBenedetto show off our custom Hire Vets t-shirts — fun, free swag for conference attendees!

DirectEmployers 2023 Annual Meeting & Conference (DEAMcon23)

Chicago, IL

VP of Product Development Hal Cooper and Regional VP of Membership Development Dee Anne Faller network with a conference attendee in the interactive Demo Hall during DEAMcon.

Group of people talking
Staff posing for a group photo in front of an Indians baseball backdrop

Victory Field – Home of the Indianapolis Indians

Indianapolis, IN

The DirectEmployers, Recruit Rooster and RocketBuild teams pose for a family photo in between noshing on peanuts and Cracker Jack.

Gleaner’s Food Bank of Indiana

Indianapolis, IN

Quality Assurance Specialist Erika House and RocketBuild’s Senior Director of Product Development Tyler Poling package food for the local food bank on a staff volunteer day.

Erica and Tyler packing food into boxes
Staff posing in front of a Wizard of Oz themed photo wall

Bosma Visionary Opportunities Foundation’s Dining in the Dark

Indianapolis, IN

Staff Members from DirectEmployers and Recruit Rooster pose lovingly for a group photo at an ever-enlightening charity event sponsored by DirectEmployers.

Pictured: VP of Strategic Partnerships & Alliances Shannon Offord; Senior Software Developer Jonathan Koons; Marketing Manager, Kacie Koons; VP of Marketing Jaime Costilow; Recruit Rooster Sales Manager Ruth Toombs; Manager of Member Engagement Kate Larrabee; Community & State Outreach Administrator Kim Lott; Disability & Community Outreach Specialist Christa Martin

Tea’s Me – Employee Resource Group Meeting

Indianapolis, IN

A group chats at an ERG outing to a local black-owned business, owned by 4x Olympic Gold Medalist, Hall of Famer, and former DEAMcon keynote, Tamika Catchings.

Pictured: Manager of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Strategies Mikey Meagher; RocketBuild’s Senior Director of Product Development Tyler Poling, Software Developer Nathan Gallagher, Senior Director of Marketing Nathan Zarse & Senior Director of Product Development Tyler Poling

Group of people sitting around a table
Staff posing in front of photo wall with award

2023 Stevie Award Reception

Las Vegas, NV

DirectEmployers representatives pose for a congratulatory photo with their award for Customer Service Department of the Year (Bronze).

Pictured: VP of Membership Development Tom Eckhart, Member Engagement Representative Sherry Zehr; VP of Marketing Jaime Costilow; Manager of Member Engagement Kate Larrabee; Senior Member Engagement Representative Tammy Huff; Member Engagement Representative Katy Wewetzer; Executive Director Candee Chambers

2023 Central Indiana Top Workplaces Award Reception

Indianapolis, IN

A proud group of DirectEmployers representatives pose for a photo at the 2023 Top Workplaces Award — our third consecutive year and counting!

Pictured: Compliance, QA, & HR Specialist Amy Williams, HR Director Deanna Cross, Executive Director Candee Chambers, Recruit Rooster COO Heather Hoffman, and VP of Marketing Jaime Costilow

Staff posing in front of photo wall with award
Jeff and Marcel strike a pose in the 2022 holiday party photo booth

2022 Office Holiday Party

Indianapolis, IN

Oh, what fun! RocketBuild Product Manager Jeff Ringgenberg and Software Developer Marcel Cornett pose in our digital photo booth while wearing holiday sweaters at the 2022 Office Holiday Party.

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