About Us

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Who is iVATE

Dedicated Recruiters

iVATE® isn’t just a name. Built in 2011, Dedicated Recruiters, LLC (d.b.a. iVATE),  is built on five overarching pillars:

  • Intelligent people building smart machines
  • Vigorous leadership in talent deployment for a fast paced emerging technology world
  • Astute understanding of the motivations of our community members and our world- class business partners
  • Transforming the way innovative companies acquire highly skilled talent
  • Ethics matter. We operate with the highest standard of integrity and are dedicated to the global community by donating a portion of our profits to feed the world through technology and the people who create it.
Your Career Partners

Our leaders have been helping professionals for more than 30 years

Brett Felmey, Partner - iVATE

Brett Felmey


Brett has over 20 years of relationship based talent development and recruiting experience. His clients range from Fortune 100 to start-ups, both domestic and international. Brett– a Finance guy by education, has a passion for technology and what it…

Award Winning Industry Experts

Our Advisory Board

Brian Strait - iVATE

Brian Streit, PhD

Data Scientist

Brian Streit, PhD, Data Scientist Brian Streit earned his PhD in mathematical physics from Baylor University. Brian was a respected university professor and researcher, having received multiple teaching awards and having spent several summers at the MSRI in Berkeley,…

Rajesh Damarapati-iVATE

Rajesh Damarapati, CFA

Enterprise Tech Leader

Rajesh Damarapati, CFA Rajesh has 20+ years of experience in financial services and enterprise technology with deep domain expertise in Risk Management, Investment Research, Asset Allocation and Liquidity Management. Additionally, technology expertise in Automation, Analytics Platforms, Realtime Data Pipelines,…

Client & Partner Testimonials

Our relationships with our talent community, clients and partners mean the world to us at iVATE. Hear what some of them have to say about our team.

Brett is the consummate professional. He is prompt, passionate in what he puts his energy towards and is genuine in his style. Brett is my main point of contact related to staffing onboarding and client contract negotiations. He has been extremely valuable with his knowledge in the staffing industry and has also helped me avoid potential challenges with clients by stepping in and speaking on my behalf. Bottom line, the world needs more people like Brett who put 100% of themselves in everything they do.

Brandan S.

Founder & President, Executive Search

Brett has been a trusted partner and our key point of contact to drive revenue in contract staffing. Brett comes with years of experience in HR, business development and leadership, and has been an advisor to our business for many years. I would highly recommend working with Brett and appreciate many of his skills, some of those being his ethics and sense of urgency.

Terry P.

Executive Headhunter, Global Search