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Ralph Lary, CEO - Managing Partner

Ralph Lary

CEO - Managing Partner

Ralph L. Lary, III is the Managing Partner/ Founder of Arena Technical Resources, LLC (ATR) in Rockville Md., and is responsible for the executive management of a full service information technology consulting and staffing company. Prior to ATR, he was the Vice President and General Manager, DC Region, for Spherion, a global technology services company, and Senior Consultant with Price Waterhouse. Ralph is a University of Maryland, College Park graduate, with a Bachelor's of Science in Aerospace Engineering and Master's of Business Administration in Finance and Marketing. Ralph grew up and still resides in Potomac, Maryland, and when he’s not working at ATR he enjoys working on Laryland, his family farm in Maine, and spending time with his wife Nancy and two sons, Leon and Roswell.

Nancy Lary, CFO - Partner

Nancy Lary

CFO - Partner

Nancy Lary earned her undergraduate degree in Economics and received a Master's in Business Administration. Nancy began her career in Economic Research before entering the Price Waterhouse Office of Government Services management consulting. Ms. Lary was hired from Price Waterhouse to create the IT department at a fast growing Dental Benefit company and eventually was promoted to Vice President of IT and Claims Processing.   Nancy retired for a few years to raise her two sons who both graduated from the United States Naval Academy and continue to serve in the Navy as Nuclear Officers. Ms Lary returned to work for Arena Technical Resources in Human Resources and Financial Management. She continues in this function today and has been with ATR for 12 years. 


Charles Tenly, COO - Partner

Charles Tenly

COO - Partner

Charles joined ATR in January 2009 and works to continue to grow the company with a focus on day-to-day operations and business development. He has over 14 years of experience in the staffing and recruiting arena. His experience ranges from working with Fortune 50 companies to assisting the growth of small startups. Charles is extremely passionate about the industry and enjoys working with individuals and organizations helping them grow their career and companies.  Charles graduated with his Bachelor's in Communication from University of Maryland.  In his spare time you can find him and his wife chasing their two young kids around parks or ball fields. He is a die hard Terps and Skins fan!  

Michael McKenna, Partner

Michael McKenna

Partner

Mike became a partner in 2005 (ATR began in 2002) with business partner Ralph Lary III and Charles Tenly. Now in its fourteenth year of business, ATR continues to grow organically year over year by refining the successful business model process that has been the backbone of the company’s success.  Mike and his wife, have two children one currently a college sophomore and one working in health care. In his spare time, Mike enjoys golf, running and traveling. Family and friends say that Mike is “incredibly positive” and approaches his personal life as well as his business with a can-do attitude. 


Kevin Grant, Account Manager

Kevin Grant

Account Manager

Kevin is one of the most senior, and tenured employees of the ATR team. As an Account Manager, Kevin provides a unique blend of industry knowledge, while still maintaining a realistic market understanding for his clients. Prior to ATR Kevin played Football at the University of Akron. Kevin was name All Conference all 4 years, All American during his career, along with team captain. Kevin currently manages several of our National accounts and is an eager business professional.  

Logan Gillard, Account Manager

Logan Gillard

Account Manager

Logan Gillard, an expert in the IT staffing business, is an Account Manager at Arena Technical Resources. Logan is responsible for growth within current clientele, as well as business development to garner future business. Prior to joining the ATR team, Logan attended Gettysburg College where he obtained his Bachelors in Organization/Management Studies with a minor in Business. When Logan isn’t on the phone with a current or potential client, he is probably in deep discussion over last nights basketball, baseball or football game. Feel free to give Logan a call at any time, he’d be happy to help! 

David Rondon, Account Manager

David Rondon

Account Manager

David joined Arena Technical Resources because the leadership (Charles Tenly, Ralph & Nancy Lary) would allow him to utilize his strengths in order to reach his personal and professional goals. He believes in the mission and vision that the company has and continues to pursue. He is grateful to be living in the suburbs of Maryland, on the outskirts of  Washington, D.C. where there is the option of solitude or being able to drive into the heart of the city, enjoying the diversity and energy that the most powerful city in the world showcases. David spends his free-time reading, listing to music, exercising, football, baseball, and basketball.

Brett DellaPenna, Account Manager

Brett DellaPenna

Account Manager

After graduating from Auburn University in 2008, Brett started his career in outside sales working for a telecommunications and information technology company in Atlanta, GA. He ended up back home in 2010 where he started his career in IT Staffing at ATR. As a Senior Technical Recruiter/Account Manger, Brett helps to train and develop new recruiters. He prides himself on building strong relationships with both candidates and clients. Brett is an avid sports fan and loves rooting for the Auburn Tigers.  War Eagle!  

AJ Dalasio, Account Manager

AJ Dalasio

Account Manager

Born in Scranton, PA (home of “The Office”), AJ is a graduate of The Catholic University of America and has been with ATR since 2014. He started off as an intern and through building client and candidate relationships has become one of the top producers here at ATR. When he’s not placing candidates, AJ enjoys cooking, playing video games, and watching movies (and is a huge Star Wars fan).


Matt Benz, Sr. Technical Recruiter

Matt Benz

Sr. Technical Recruiter

Born and raised in Bethesda, Maryland, Matt has been working at ATR as a Technical Recruiter since early 2015. Talking to new people and helping connect IT professionals with exciting opportunities drives him on a daily basis. Outside of working at ATR, you will usually find Matt at one of three places: College Park to watch Maryland Terrapins Football & Basketball; Chinatown to root for the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center; or playing a round of golf at his home course TPC Potomac.

Maribeth Edwards, Technical Recruiter

Maribeth Edwards

Technical Recruiter

Maribeth graduated from Rutgers University with a BS in Sociology and minor in Criminology. Before transferring to New Jersey, she went to Florida Gulf Coast University for two years but realized that Florida wasn’t the place for her. She somehow managed to juggle sorority life (ZTA) and still graduate undergrad in four years! In her free time, she loves to binge watch The Walking Dead, eat chipotle, and hang out with her three wild (but cute) dogs! Maribeth plans to expand her horizons by traveling to more countries on her bucket list and is excited about what the future holds! 

Teresa Rogers, Technical Recruiter

Teresa Rogers

Technical Recruiter

Teresa is a recent graduate of Salisbury University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and minors in Mathematics and Computer Science. She just relocated to the area from Long Island, New York. She has an outgoing personality and enjoys talking with others. Teresa would much rather binge watch shows on Netflix than stop to put gas into her car. There’s nothing she loves more than taking her dog, Jif, on long walks around the neighborhood. She just recently signed a lease for her own apartment and is excited to begin this new chapter of her life! 

Max Anderson, Sr. Technical Recruiter

Max Anderson

Sr. Technical Recruiter

Max is a recent graduate of Lehigh University with a Bachelors degree in Biology, where he was a member of the varsity football team. He was drawn to ATR due to the strong parallel between his collegiate athletics experience and the close, team atmosphere on which our company was built. His favorite aspect of the recruiting industry is the ability to come into contact with new people every day, while helping to launch them into new and exciting opportunities. He spends his free time playing sports and chilling with his dog, Buddy. If you’re on the market for a new role or simply want to talk, give him a call!

Sarah Pakrul, Technical Recruiter

Sarah Pakrul

Technical Recruiter

A recent graduate from York College of Pennsylvania, Sarah graduated with a degree in Psychology. Born and raised in Bernardsville, New Jersey, Sarah relocated to the DC Metro area where she has been working as a Technical Recruiter at Arena Technical Resources since July. She loves to spend her free time going out to eat, specifically at Chipotle or Taco Bell, spending time with friends and going to baseball games. 
Sean McKenna, Technical Recruiter

Sean McKenna

Technical Recruiter

A Maryland Native Sean is a Graduate of Catholic University of America where he was the starting varsity lacrosse goalie all four years. Sean came into the recruiting world because his love of sales and closing deals. He is obsessed with cutting edge technologies as well as Bitcoin. When hes not in the office hes often exploring the outdoors, hiking, fishing, camping, snowboarding, or surfing. He enjoys talking about technology and closing deals, so naturally Technical recruiting was a perfect fit for him. If your looking for an agent of opportunity this is your man. Die hard Skins, Caps and Nats fan!

Samantha Haddad, Technical Recruiter

Samantha Haddad

Technical Recruiter

Samantha will soon graduate from University of Maryland University College with a Bachelors degree in Human Resource Management and comes with two years of staffing experience on government contracts. She was initially intrigued by ATR’s great company culture and staff. Her favorite aspect of recruiting is connecting and forging relationships with people all over the world. A devoted Washington Redskins fan and an aspiring world traveler. You can usually find Samantha at the gym, reading a good book, spending time with her family, and instagramming food. 

Kelsee Zyzak, Technical Recruiter

Kelsee Zyzak

Technical Recruiter

Loving mother of a high energy little girl, my background covers a variety of things. I am a licensed cosmetologist but I have been recruiting since 2013. I love playing soccer and really anything to do with it. I am originally from New Mexico, but I moved to Maryland a few years ago and I am not a fan of having all four seasons in one week. The hotter it is the happier I am. I enjoy traveling and trying new things especially food. I am a big Pittsburgh Steelers fan and try to go to as many games as I can.  

Natalie Dennin, Technical Recruiter

Natalie Dennin

Technical Recruiter

Natalie was born and raised in Maryland, she has a very outgoing personality and loves to try new things. She has a real passion for helping others, which is what makes her a great people person. Natalie also loves dogs, especially her own dog Archie. In her free time she loves baking and decorating cookies and other delicious treats. When Natalie isn’t baking you can typically find her rooting on the Washington Capitals either in DC or with her friends and family at home.

Skyler Rafferty, HR Generalist

Skyler Rafferty

HR Generalist

With a recent career change, Skyler comes to us from an Emergency Room in Baltimore City where she still works part time as an ER Technician. Going back to school and learning the ropes of ATR consumes most of her time. In her free time she enjoys exploring NOVA and DC, where she hopes to move, and going to the Baltimore Ravens and Orioles games. She is excited to grow with ATR and looks forward to what the future holds!

Jessica Nichols, HR Generalist

Jessica Nichols

HR Generalist

Loving wife and devoted mother to their 3 wonderful energetic boys. Formerly a licensed Esthetician, Jess decided to take time off from the working world to be home with her kids. During which time she learned a few new skills; management of temperamental people, negotiator (yes, sometimes hostage), "crime scene" clean up and referee to name a few. Jess was recently asked to help in ATR's HR department and has really enjoyed this opportunity. When she is not working at ATR or dodging nerf gun darts at home Jess enjoys spending time with her friends, creating all types of arts/crafts and photography. Not only the head cheerleader of the current sport her son is playing but she is also an avid Orioles fan. Doesn’t miss an Opening day! Oh, and if you haven't guessed loves detective shows. 

Bart Teems, ATR's IT GUY

Bart Teems

ATR's IT GUY

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