Meet the Talution team
Ryan Pollock, Managing Partner
Ryan Pollock is the founder and a managing partner at Talution Group and has 20 years of experience working with clients in consulting, emerging technology, startups, trading firms and hedge funds. Ryan is the central catalyst for Talution Group’s growth, developing business opportunities for IT solutions and staffing offerings. He is continually recognized by both his clients and candidates as a dedicated professional with a level of persistence unmatched even in the highly competitive IT search arena.
Ryan is a founder of T4Youth, an annual charity table tennis tournament that raises money for the Chicago Tech Academy where he serves on the board. He is a graduate of the Janice Levin School of Business at Rutgers University and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
Kevin Krumm, Managing Partner
Kevin Krumm is a managing partner at Talution Group and has more than 15 years of experience in IT recruiting, consulting and business development. He is responsible for driving growth at Talution Group by employing innovation and creativity to deliver value to clients and candidates alike.
Krumm’s experience includes working with clients in tech startups, financial markets, principal trading firms, consulting and software development. His passion lies with identifying talented people capable of disrupting industries by leveraging technology and creativity.
He graduated Rutgers University with a bachelor’s in economics.
Ben Solomon, Director of Research
Ben Solomon is the director of research and has seven years of experience in recruiting and staffing. He is responsible for building out the pipeline of Talution Group’s talent and is charged with the development of sourcing practices. He also oversees Talution Group’s research initiatives to get a thorough understanding of the recruiting and technology landscape. With cutting-edge technology, Ben and his team respond to client needs by seeking out hard-to-reach talent.
He is a graduate of Northwestern University and holds a BA in history.
Kelly Hallgren, Account Executive
Kelly Hallgren is an account executive with Talution Group and has 12 years of HR experience, with 10 years of that experience in the staffing and recruiting industries. Kelly has been with Talution Group since its start in 2009 and before that was with Talution’s sister company, Objective Paradigm, since 2006. She is responsible for managing relationships with technology professionals placed with emerging companies in technology and financial markets, as well as multinational Fortune 50 companies. Kelly fosters new partnerships to ensure company growth while also managing current client relationships. She has expert insight into the competitive landscape for talent and skills in a variety of industries, as well as for the methods and processes firms use to attract and hire the people with those talents and skills.
She is a graduate of Western Illinois University and holds a BA in merchandising and minor in business management.