Talent News

Former Orr Fellow Teresa Becker is in Indy to stay

As one of 600 people in the tiny town in Iowa where she grew up, Teresa Becker knew she wanted to venture outside her small world when it came time to go to college. Ever since moving to Indiana for school, her small world quickly expanded. Over the past several years, Teresa held jobs with

Leaps of faith landed Jeff in Indy for the long haul

Jeff Ringgenberg believes in chasing after experiences and taking leaps of faith.  “Whether or not it’s the right leap, you’ll always get the exercise.” If you want to talk with a guy who has done it all, have a conversation with proud Midwesterner, Jeff Ringgenberg.  As the Director of Sales & Marketing at DeveloperTown, Jeff

A journey across the country and back home to Indy

There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding Indianapolis consumer services company Angie’s List lately. Kalpesh (Kal) Unune came to Indy for the source of the buzz. As an internal consultant on the Angie’s List team, Kal works on business improvement via process, technology and people. The role at Angie’s List was a key factor in

Roger Deetz is in Indy for the job, but also friends and food

Originally from DeKalb County in northeastern Indiana, Roger Deetz is a software architect on the Angie’s List development team revolutionizing the way people hire service providers. All that data gathered over 20 years in the business is being turned into products, and Roger’s team is building them. After graduating from IU Bloomington, Roger moved to

Communities need placemaking resources to help win the talent battle

From economic development focused on tech to arts districts, downtown revitalization and neighborhood stabilization efforts; and from parks and trails improvements to new entertainment venues and enhanced education programs — Indiana communities are are stepping up to improve the quality of life for their residents, which ultimately helps to attract people and jobs. This is

Discovering My Indianapolis: The Xtern Experience

Community: a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals. It may not be fair for me to say that Indianapolis was my first community experience. It might be more reasonable to say that Indy gave me the first sense of a truly tangible community, one whose benefits

Anna Saraceno: from St. Louis to Indiana

Anna Saraceno learned to love Indianapolis, just like she learned to love tech. She was attracted to Indiana University in Bloomington from St. Louis by the strong foreign language program, intending to study Spanish but eventually shifting her focus to public health. Of her first thoughts of Bloomington when she arrived as a freshman, Anna

New hc1.com chief revenue officer: ‘Indianapolis is the place for people who want to build something’

As the newly created chief revenue officer for Indianapolis-based hc1.com, Fairfield, Connecticut native Jeff Lautenbach is experiencing for the first time what it’s like to work for a company with fewer than 10,000 employees. He’s no stranger to building a business, though, and after several months immersed in hc1.com’s smaller startup environment, the smile on