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The BCS Team

The team at Business Contract Solutions is comprised of driven professionals dedicated to providing the best personnel for your staffing needs. BCS is determined to be a front-runner in the staffing industry by creating lasting relationships with both clients and candidates.

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Brian J. BartolottaAs Managing Director, Brian Bartolotta leads the Logistics, Supply Chain and Freight Forwarding Recruitment and Consulting Practice for BCS.

Mr. Bartolotta is a firm proponent of developing efficient processes and strong relationships while integrating it with data driven business intelligence to foster optimal results and outcomes for both business and professionals.

Mr. Bartolotta brings nearly 20 years of professional experience in Talent Acquisition, Logistics and Business Development arenas.

Brian received a Bachelor’s of Economics degree from the University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign. Brian was an Evans Scholar at UIUC and also was a member of the Men’s Wrestling team.

       

WEST COAST VP: FREIGHT FORWARDING RECRUITING AND SALES

Domenica Smit

Domenica La Calamita – Smit resides in California and heads up the Western Region Freight Forwarding Sales and Recruiting practice for BCS Placement. Domenica is a Freight Forwarding Industry Executive previously serving in roles as Branch Manager, Global Account Director, and Vice President of Sales for 3 Top 20 International Freight Forwarders.

Domenica ran large branch operations and products in ORD and LAX prior to moving to Central Europe to head up European operations for a large forwarder. Domenica has an extensive national and global network of industry leaders and professionals and looks forward to making new relationships.

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, FREIGHT FORWARDING

Gina Novotny

Gina Novotny joined BCS Placement in March of 2021 and is a strong addition to the growing team. She has been in supply chain staffing for 11 years. She was brought on to expand BCS’ offerings with international customers and leverage current relationships in other markets.

Gina enjoys developing and growing relationships with clients to fully understand their specific needs and presenting qualified candidates to help their organizations thrive. Her passion and determination for helping people are what drives her and why she excels in this industry.

Director of Recruiting

Kelly Usher

As Director of Recruiting, Kelly works closely with talented logistics and supply chain professionals of all levels of Sales, Operations, Account Management, Customs Brokerage, Analyst, and Leadership roles. Kelly brings 8 years of Recruiting, Logistics, Diversity and Inclusion, Marketing, and Organizational Leadership experience to the team.

Kelly is a University of Iowa alum, a mentor at Loyola University of Chicago, an active member of NFP organizations, and enjoys building relationships and networking with others. Cheering others on daily comes naturally from her 5 years dancing for the Chicago Bulls dance team, the Luvabulls. Her passion for helping great people find great opportunities is what drives her daily to continue to make an impact.

DIRECTOR OF RECRUITING AND SALES, DOMESTIC TRANSPORTATION

Scott Waldier

Scott brings us a wealth of knowledge in the freight technology, domestic and managed transportation and 3PL spaces.

He began his logistics career with Chicago-based Coyote Logistics in their carrier sales department before moving into management. He also sold multi-carrier execution software and warehousing hardware in the freight tech space.

Prior to coming to BCS, Scott was a senior manager of carrier relations in the managed transportation space. His network of talented, tenured domestic transportation professionals will serve employers and candidates alike and he is excited to help both companies and individuals grow.

       

Regional Director of International Recruiting

Melissa Gallardo

As the Regional Director of International Recruiting, Melissa specializes in finding talented freight forwarding and logistics professionals who are looking for growth opportunities and pairing them with an opportunity that fits their goals. She has 26 years of Staffing and Logistics experience and her mission is to live fully in the now, stay open-minded, flow with ease, not accept limitations, and take risks. Melissa is an integral part of the Recruiting team and brings her energy to every conversation.

Recruiter

Carrie Mertic

As a recruiter, Carrie Mertic has been a proponent of making the perfect match. She strongly believes in listening to what her candidates are looking for and matching them with an excellent opportunities. She believes in building long-term strong relationships with her candidates & customers based on mutual respect, undeniable loyalty, and strong follow-through.

Carrie brings over 25 years of professional Talent Acquisition, Sales, and Customer Service. She holds a degree from the University of Wisconsin in Business/Communications. When she is not going to bat for her candidates, she loves rooting for her favorite baseball team and spending time with family & friends.

Recruiting coordinator

Kali Harbin

As Recruiting Coordinator, Kali Harbin supports the BCS team with organization, data entry, event planning, calendar management, and relationship building. Kali has a diverse customer service oriented background and enjoys the impact that the logistics industry has on the world. She also enjoys opportunities to connect with and help facilitate conversations between candidates and the BCS recruiting team. Outside of work, she maintains her book club and enjoys spending time with her dog.

HR/Payroll Specialist

Lana Lucy

Lana Lucy has many years of experience in Accounting with freight forwarding adjacent invoicing companies. Lana is an integral member of the team providing administrative, payroll, documentation support, and onboarding. She went to East Leyden and her favorite part of being at BCS is the people and the leadership.

Brian J. Bartolotta

Brian J. Bartolotta

Managing Director

As Managing Director, Brian Bartolotta leads the Logistics, Supply Chain and Freight Forwarding Recruitment and Consulting Practice for BCS.

Mr. Bartolotta is a firm proponent of developing efficient processes and strong relationships while integrating it with data driven business intelligence to foster optimal results and outcomes for both business and professionals.

Mr. Bartolotta brings nearly 20 years of professional experience in Talent Acquisition, Logistics and Business Development arenas.

Brian received a Bachelor’s of Economics degree from the University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign. Brian was an Evans Scholar at UIUC and also was a member of the Men’s Wrestling team.

Gina Novotny

Director of Business Development, Freight Forwarding

Gina Novotny joined BCS Placement in March of 2021 and is a strong addition to the growing team. She has been in supply chain staffing for 11 years. She was brought on to expand BCS’ offerings with international customers and leverage current relationships in other markets.

Gina enjoys developing and growing relationships with clients to fully understand their specific needs and presenting qualified candidates to help their organizations thrive. Her passion and determination for helping people are what drives her and why she excels in this industry.

Gina Novotny
Domenica Smit

Domenica La Calamita - Smit

WEST COAST VP: FREIGHT FORWARDING RECRUITING AND SALES

Domenica La Calamita – Smit resides in California and heads up the Western Region Freight Forwarding Sales and Recruiting practice for BCS Placement. Domenica is a Freight Forwarding Industry Executive previously serving in roles as Branch Manager, Global Account Director, and Vice President of Sales for 3 Top 20 International Freight Forwarders.

Domenica ran large branch operations and products in ORD and LAX prior to moving to Central Europe to head up European operations for a large forwarder. Domenica has an extensive national and global network of industry leaders and professionals and looks forward to making new relationships.

DIRECTOR OF RECRUITING AND SALES, DOMESTIC TRANSPORTATION

Scott brings us a wealth of knowledge in the freight technology, domestic and managed transportation and 3PL spaces.

He began his logistics career with Chicago-based Coyote Logistics in their carrier sales department before moving into management. He also sold multi-carrier execution software and warehousing hardware in the freight tech space.

Prior to coming to BCS, Scott was a senior manager of carrier relations in the managed transportation space. His network of talented, tenured domestic transportation professionals will serve employers and candidates alike and he is excited to help both companies and individuals grow.

Scott Waldier
Kelly Usher

Kelly Usher

Director of Recruiting

As Director of Recruiting, Kelly works closely with talented logistics and supply chain professionals of all levels of Sales, Operations, Account Management, Customs Brokerage, Analyst, and Leadership roles. Kelly brings 8 years of Recruiting, Logistics, Diversity and Inclusion, Marketing, and Organizational Leadership experience to the team.

Kelly is a University of Iowa alum, a mentor at Loyola University of Chicago, an active member of NFP organizations, and enjoys building relationships and networking with others. Cheering others on daily comes naturally from her 5 years dancing for the Chicago Bulls dance team, the Luvabulls. Her passion for helping great people find great opportunities is what drives her daily to continue to make an impact.

Regional Director of International Recruiting

As the Regional Director of International Recruiting, Melissa specializes in finding talented freight forwarding and logistics professionals who are looking for growth opportunities and pairing them with an opportunity that fits their goals. She has 26 years of Staffing and Logistics experience and her mission is to live fully in the now, stay open-minded, flow with ease, not accept limitations, and take risks. Melissa is an integral part of the Recruiting team and brings her energy to every conversation.

Melissa Gallardo
Carrie Mertic

Carrie Mertic

Recruiter

As a recruiter, Carrie Mertic has been a proponent of making the perfect match. She strongly believes in listening to what her candidates are looking for and matching them with an excellent opportunities. She believes in building long-term strong relationships with her candidates & customers based on mutual respect, undeniable loyalty, and strong follow-through.

Carrie brings over 25 years of professional Talent Acquisition, Sales, and Customer Service. She holds a degree from the University of Wisconsin in Business/Communications. When she is not going to bat for her candidates, she loves rooting for her favorite baseball team and spending time with family & friends.

Recruiting Coordinator

As Recruiting Coordinator, Kali Harbin supports the BCS team with organization, data entry, event planning, calendar management, and relationship building. Kali has a diverse customer service oriented background and enjoys the impact that the logistics industry has on the world. She also enjoys opportunities to connect with and help facilitate conversations between candidates and the BCS recruiting team. Outside of work, she maintains her book club and enjoys spending time with her dog.

Kali Harbin
Lana Lucy

Lana Lucy

HR/Payroll Specialist

Lana Lucy has many years of experience in Accounting with freight forwarding adjacent invoicing companies. Lana is an integral member of the team providing administrative, payroll, documentation support, and onboarding. She went to East Leyden and her favorite part of being at BCS is the people and the leadership. 

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