Meet the Team

Expanding the Realm of Possible

Core #1 – Deliver with Excellence. Be Accountable for Results.

Excellence means we give everything we do our very best effort, always keeping our clients and our candidates as the reason we do what we do. That combination keeps us moving at the speed of hired. Our path of excellence involves utilizing proven tools and keeping ourselves and each other accountable.

We organize our business along a Business Operating System that provides standards, processes and consistency so our projects are managed to agreed upon priorities with a sense of urgency in all we do because candidates depend on us to help them find work, and clients depend on us to fill their key roles.

We set SMART goals and discuss the elements of each as a team. With those checks and balances we are assured our goals are indeed measurable for success and relevant to move our business forward at what we call, the Speed of Hired. (do you want to expand on that?)

We organize and attend regular status meetings as well as leadership meetings to hold each other accountable.  We have the courage to initiate open discussions of issues and roadblocks, the courage to speak up and a passion to contribute to the solution.

Core #2 – Empower, Inspire, and Grow.

At Taurean, individuals are empowered to grow. Self-improvement is at the forefront of our success and we believe in and encourage continuous self-improvement. WE are committed to personal and professional growth, connecting as a team, and embracing what’s unique in all of us and using that to enhance the team. This naturally creates a culture of leadership.

Core #3 – Lead.

Every employee at Taurean, from the CEO to the Office Administrator is a Leader.  As true Leaders we strive to:

  • Add to our capabilities by reaching out for coaching, mentors, and continued education.
  • Hold ourselves and our colleagues responsible for continuous improvement and the creation and execution of stretch goals.
  • Utilize our strengths to help develop strengths in our colleagues.
  • Create learning opportunities from our missteps as well as our successes.
  • Praise publicly and redirect missteps one on one.
  • Have the tough conversations and resolve misunderstandings with an open mind and an open heart.
  • Recognize and embrace our differences
  • And delegate when appropriate and add to our own responsibilities as our strengths grow.

Encouraging leadership in each other, our business organically attracts great talent, builds our core capabilities, and inspires our candidates and clients to do the same. 

Core #4 – Be Involved. Be Ambitious. Be Creative. Be Outrageous. Celebrate Success.

This is what creates our team culture…everybody, at all levels of responsibility participating and contributing to new ideas that help Taurean expand the realm of possible.

With everybody actively involved in the development of a positive team culture, creativity flourishes, risks are taken and the outrageous is attempted. 

We are curious and embrace our creativity. Outrageous ideas are encouraged and when we all agree to move forward, and it comes time to implement, we are outrageous as a team and make it happen.

We work with each other to collaborate on our ideas, accept feedback freely, and we return the favor to encourage and provide feedback for our colleagues’ ideas

Every day each of us is responsible to bring our passion and enthusiasm to work. And to expand that outward by volunteering, sitting on boards, and giving back to our IT community. 

And we always celebrate our successes, big and small.

Core #5 – One Team. One Vision.

We are individuals who come together each day to create a stronger team.  We respect each other professionally and personally.  And that builds trust and unity. We engage in open, honest, and direct communication.  We proactively speak our purpose and drive collaboration within the team.  That means considering each other and our team’s goals as we develop our individual goals. We think ahead and realign to the team vision.

We proactively seek opportunities to support each other.

We respect a work and home life balance and encourage each other in our personal endeavors as well as our business endeavors.

We trust that each of us is capable and will deliver on our promises, and we give each other that space to do so.

Taurean Executive Team

Sonia Petkewich

CEO

As the owner of Taurean Consulting Group, I believe that relationships with clients and candidates is the key to success. With over 20 years in the staffing industry, I share a wealth of experience with my team at Taurean. In addition to owning and operating a top notch recruiting company in Las Vegas, I also serve in various community organizations, including the Association of Information Technology Professionals of Southern Nevada (AITP), NCWIT, NAWBO and more. In my free time, I love experiencing new adventures with my husband and three children, including many Saturdays on the soccer field, Sundays watching the Raiders (can’t wait until they get to Vegas!) and catching our Vegas Golden Knights games whenever possible!

Christine Heinrich

Technical Recruiter

Technical Recruiter with a passion for building relationships with candidates and helping them find their next opportunity! As the Talent Sourceress, I work tirelessly to find top quality candidates to represent Taurean at several amazing and high profile companies across Las Vegas. In addition to the satisfaction I feel in placing candidates, I truly enjoy the relationships we are able to form that last throughout each of our careers.

Allan Lynch

Business Operations Manager

As the Business Operations Manager, I work behind the scenes to provide operational, sales and recruiting support to our team, clients and candidates. With 25 years in IT, I have performed a variety of job functions and held varying levels of management positions but here at Taurean, building relationships and helping people find their next adventure is by far the most rewarding of them all.

Ryan Balenbin

Sales & Recruiting Support

I am the support for the team. I have multiple roles which support each person differently. Whether a candidate, contractor, vendor or co-worker, I will make sure I do all that is needed to complete the task. I try to represent myself, as well as Taurean, to the best of my abilities. I have met many great people in my short time working for Taurean and can’t wait to meet more! I try to do any and everything to get the job done. I have worked for many top casinos in Vegas and can use my previous experience to help candidates know what they need to do in the future.

What Our Clients Are Saying

They are very professional while at the same time extremely personable and approachable. I highly recommend Taurean and will not hesitate to work with them in the future for both staffing needs and other contracting opportunities.

Michael Project

Manager, Fortune 500 Company

Over many years of working in Information Technology, I’ve conducted business with most top consulting providers as both a client hiring manager and contractor.  I’ve specifically worked with Taurean Consulting Group on several occasions since 2007 and have always been impressed with the quality of their services.  They offer employees career boosting develop opportunities, while providing their clients the quality of staff needed to be successful in today’s highly proficient and technology driven business world.

Angela

Application Support, Fortune 100 Company

I have known and worked with Sonia and her staff since 2010. I have found her to be extremely knowledgeable with the Las Vegas job market and a consummate professional business woman. I am certain that her work quality and capability will be carried forward and exemplified in her new company Taurean Consulting. This professionalism is exhibited in each and every person that works for Sonia. I recommend Taurean Consulting highly!

Jon

A Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company

Taurean Consulting Group

5215 Ponderosa Way, Suite D
Las Vegas, NV 89118