Boyd Foust

Boyd is originally from Arkansas where he attended Arkansas State University obtaining his Bachelor Degree in Marketing and his Master of Business Administration. He was hired by Cook Systems in 1999, shortly after graduation, as part of one of their programs to recruit, hire and train graduate-degree students for a Recruiter-Trainee team. He has supported Cook Systems’s mainstream staffing efforts consistently and has led his department in production for the majority of his employment. In 2013, he was asked to take on an additional role, FastTrack’D Corporate Placement Director, in efforts to enable the rapid deployment of FastTrack’D Developers with our direct clients, as well as the members of our partner program. In his spare time he enjoys canasta and fly fishing.

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Dick Bruce

Dick has thirty (30) plus years of experience in Information Technology. His expertise is in business analysis, project management, operations and executive sales/management.

Prior to joining Cook Systems, Dick had been involved in a variety of business entities, including software companies, broadcast organizations, cable TV companies and cellular telephone franchises.

Dick celebrates his 21st anniversary with Cook Systems in December 2015. Over the years, he has work in both sales and recruiting. Today, he concentrates his efforts in recruiting.

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Mandy Byers

Mandy is a Georgia native who has been in the staffing industry for over 15 years. She began at Competent Staffing Resource which was later purchased by Cook Systems. During her employment she has performed a range of tasks including bookkeeping, account management, and IT recruiting. Most recently, she has been the central catalyst in FastTrack’D candidate recruitment, registrant coordination, and process improvement. In addition, she is a key piece of the “mainstream” requirement recruiting team, providing clients with mid-senior level IT consulting people resources. This is an amazing time for Cook Systems growth and Mandy for one is extremely excited about the future. She is married and blessed with 2 girls (her entire world!), and of course loves some Georgia football.

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Chris Shivers

Chris has spent the last 18 years here in Memphis, excluding a brief sojourn in London. He has a wealth of experience from different industries and positions ranging from business owner to manager to brand developer and to teacher. Chris is thrilled to be a part of Cook Systems at this very exciting time of growth and is a major contributor to the success of Cook’s “mainstream” recruiting services (mid-senior level IT talent acquisition). Personally, he has a passion for exploring the difficult to explain, which has led to an MA in theology. Most mornings you can catch him in the gym and in the evenings spending time with his wife and daughter­—whom admittedly are the sun his world revolves around.

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Landon Clay

Born and raised in Memphis, Landon has an amazing story. Growing up, he faced significant personal adversity. However, in 2008, Landon turned his life over to the Lord and became a follower of Jesus Christ. As a result, he was blessed with a fresh start and subsequently found incredible success as a counselor and fundraiser within a local faith-based facility. Landon is known for his servant’s heart, electric personality, and charismatic public speaking ability. He is a single father to his precious son; and like dad, Cameron loves sports! They spend much of their time playing and watching basketball and football. Landon also coaches his son’s teams and finds joy in teaching his son to “play like a champion.” Sent to Cook Systems by the Lord, Landon is a passionate and integral piece of the “mainstream” IT recruiting team, connecting mid-senior level professionals with highly sought-after client positions. He is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Cook family and is excited to continue using his energy and enthusiasm to shake things up in the world of IT staffing!

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