We offer comprehensive talent acquisition services for all organizations


Sourcing Tools

As seen at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, RecruitLocator is a proprietary sourcing tool which identifies candidates from everywhere BUT job boards. Why fish in the same pond as everyone else? Harness the power of the web to find truly passive talent. We find candidates that the best sourcers and boolean ninjas will not find on their own


Consulting Services

We offer a wide array of consulting services for recruiting, HR, talent acquisition and staffing. Are you experiencing bottle-necks in business processes? Points of failure in your recruiting metrics? We take a holistic look at your existing processes, make recommendations for new practices and facilitate organizational transformation. Equip is your one stop shop for complete recruit business process re-engineering. Equip will also train your existing recruiting force to be more efficient.


Retained Search

If you have a hiring deadline or need a recruiting resource on-demand, then you've come to the right place. In addition to consulting, we also provide recruiter outsourcing on a retained basis. You will have dedicated recruiters to perform your sourcing, screen candidates, conduct background checks, reference checks and extend offers. Engage us and have peace of mind in your hiring needs.


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"So, what do you guys do?"
Well, we are a little unique. Equip Solutions Group is a technical staffing and solutions development company. We are recruiters and technologists who strive to better serve the recruiting, staffing and talent acquisition industries through superior candidate sourcing tools and recruiting services. Check out our history:

  • December 2015

    An Idea and Desire to be Different

    Our startup began with a simple concept; technical recruiters should actually be technical. With that in mind, Joanne Burt and Adrian Russo launched Equip Solutions Group as a technical staffing agency "for technologists, by technologists." We cultivated a small team of carefully selected and seasoned recruiters who have actual technical experience. ESG's goal was to have recruiters who are technical, not technologists who are recruiters.

  • March 2016

    Open for Business!

    Equip Solutions Group officially opened their doors in March of 2016. Our clients were a diverse group and came from the private sector, associations, non-profits and government contractors. One thing we learned very quickly was all of our recruiting tools seemingly produced the same candidates. Why? It's simple; if you keep searching in the same places you will not find anything new. This gave us a radical idea for candidate sourcing. Let's have existing sourcing methods as an exclusion criteria so we are guaranteed to obtain different results.

  • April 2016

    Dare to Source Differently

    We want our new recruiting solution to find talent everywhere but the traditional resources. What did that mean for RecruitLocator? That meant a missive set of exclusion criteria. Sources like CareerBuilder, Monster, Indeed and resume databases were out. So where do we look? Where can we find talent that no one else can identify? We want something like a boolean search but much more sophisticated and at a higher level - something that a well-trained recruiter could not do on their own. A tool that far surpasses existing solutions that automate a search string, parse keywords into a pop-out search engine or one that searches and caches ordinary web results. In plain language, we wanted a bad ass sourcing machine that no one else had and we wanted it all to ourselves.

  • May 2016

    TechCrunch Disrupt NYC

    Disrupt Brooklyn was our first "real" exposure in the tech community. We had an alpha release of RecruitLocator and wanted to see our competition. This event helped to shape future features and iterations of RecruitLocator.

  • June 2016

    Pushed to Production Internally

    We took RecruitLocator from localhost to our intranet site for the first time! During this period we added a GitHub search component, increased results by 4x and refined our curation techniques. Our solution takes shape and starts to look like our current product.

  • July 2016

    The Art of Recruiting Docufilm | London, UK

    London bound! Adrian Russo filmed the Art of Recruiting at the Painted Castle in London, England. This chapter featured the best recruiters from North America and Europe as well as C-Suite Executives at Monster, CareerBuilder, Hired and Truly an honor and great learning experience.

  • September 2016

    TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco

    Arguably the most exciting, yet nerve wrenching part of our journey. Disrupt SF marked the first big test for RecruitLocator; this is the first time we demo and exhibited our solution for a large-scale tech audience. Roughly 300 tech start-ups from all over the world flock to Pier 49 to display the latest technology in their respective fields. It was a great way to gain exposure and even more fun playing with cool tech for three days!

  • Licensing

Meet Our Team

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Joanne Burt

Co-founder | Managing Partner

Successful Entrepreneur, Co-founder Business Development Executive and Managing Partner. Joanne does it all! She is a brilliant strategist and has a business mind second to none!

Adrian Russo

Co-founder | Developer

Part recruiter, part developer, 100% tech geek! He's been a recruiter since 2006 and recently completed a Master of Science in Business Technology from Stevenson University. He was featured in The Art of Recruiting Docufilm and exhibited RecruitLocator at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco

Joseph De La Pena

Full-Stack Developer

A savage developer with a wide-array of programming skills! Joseph is an expert in PHP, Python, SQL, JavaScript, and of course, HTML and CSS.

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