Jake Berkowitz, Area Director for talent management firm Stratice, touts the talent of his team and claims it and an “amazing” company culture set his company apart.
What are Stratice’s primary services? We are a talent management firm dedicated to creating an a la carte plan best suited for the needs of your company. While we consider technology our bread and butter, our expertise is not limited to that industry.
Who are Stratice’s primary clients? Stratice has clients all over the country dealing in both the state and federal government space as well as dealing heavily in the private sector in a multitude of different industries.
What are your job’s primary duties? As Stratice’s Area Director for the company’s Corporate Headquarters in Montgomery, I oversee our recruitment team as well as our sales team. In addition, I deal heavily with our existing clients as well as developing new clients.
What advice would you give someone looking for a job? Reach out to companies like ours. Recruitment firms are a great way to get guidance and help and get directly in front of the hiring manager.
What’s your favorite thing about your job? I love building and growing a team, and in my position, along with our company’s four partners (Jordan and Scott Franklin and Robin and Chris Hampton), I am able to really help Stratice’s internal team members grow to their fullest potential. The company culture is like nothing I have ever seen before (a mix of Silicon Valley and Southern flair). Our partners bring such a wealth of knowledge to the business, and our staff’s dedication to Stratice is something that is truly unique.
What are your interests outside of work? I am originally from Minnesota but ended up in Alaska where I raced sled dogs professionally, competing in five Iditarods and two Yukon Quests. We moved to Alabama to be closer to family. As a retired professional sled dog racer, I still have a lot of interest in the sport. I write for a multitude of publications as an expert commentator. Additionally, I have done NBC’s live broadcast of the Iditarod the last few years as the on-air color commentator.
Still Going & Growing
“We are incredibly proud to have been able to continue to grow our footprint even with all the challenges of COVID-19. Stratice has continually been able to offer positions and grow our consultant base through these trying times, and the ability to help people get jobs is something we are very proud of.”