Meet The President, Mike Stapinski

Founder Of Next Step Systems

Mike Stapinski has the ability to match the right talent with the right opportunity. He is a top Chicago IT recruitment specialist with experience in recruiting for major cities across the United States. He is a long-term technical recruiter and technical search advisor.

Mike's professional recruiting career began in 1986. At this stage in his career, he was seeking an opportunity where he could leverage his skills in the Computer Information Systems field. Like every job seeker, he was looking for an opportunity where he could utilize his strengths and grow.

After evaluating his options, he decided to change his initial course and pursue a career in technical recruiting. He was offered a position to work as a technical recruiter with a national personnel agency and started a new career. He quickly learned how to apply his technical knowledge and interpersonal skills to achieve results for his clients.

After a few years of recruiting, he earned an award for the top consultant in the nation in the Information Systems division. Mike was promoted several times and started to move up the corporate ladder. He has hired and trained several employment consultants, many of whom are currently recruiting for various types of corporations and other search firms.

In 1995, Mike co-founded Next Step Systems, LTD. His long lasting career as a recruitment specialist has been built on strong ethical values and his ability to match the right talent with the right opportunity.

Our clients come from a variety of sectors, including trading, financial services, healthcare, consulting, education, manufacturing, technology, automotive, federal government, insurance and more. Next Step Systems has risen to the top of Chicago IT staffing agencies since our founding in 1995.

Next Step Systems specialized IT recruitment executives aim to provide our clients with exceptional recruitment expertise that can broaden your company potential and achieve your strategic goals. Our experience is extensive, industry-wide, and our networks of national recruitment are endless. We are able to leverage our vast network of information technology professionals, applicant pipelines and comprehensive networking capabilities. We excel in helping you hire the ideal IT staff member and have decades of experience in stewarding organizations through recruitment, growth and reorganization.

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If you are representing a company with information technology hiring needs or an IT professional beginning your job search, please email Mike Stapinski at

We are a group of top Chicago IT recruiters with years of IT recruiting and tech staffing experience ready to find qualified IT candidates for your open positions. Chicago IT recruiters working with prestigious clients and recruiting top technical talent to fill their IT job openings. We are one of the top IT staffing companies in Chicago and beyond, and among the best headhunters for technology companies.

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