Employee Spotlight: Ginny Martinez
Meet Ginny Martinez – Senior Business Development Manager
Senior Business Development Manager Ginny Martinez came to ITAC at a crossroads in her career. She began her career in counseling and was looking to return to work after some time as a stay-at-home mom. “I was trying to figure out where I could best use my skillset and still help people in a tangible way,” she said. It wasn’t long before she found her fit at ITAC. To learn more about Ginny, check out this Q&A:
Q: Tell us about how you came to ITAC.
A: I’ve been at ITAC for a little over 3 years. Before I was at ITAC I had an entirely different career. I was a counselor in a private practice in South Carolina. Then when my family moved here, I worked for United Ability which was then United Cerebral Palsy. I then stayed at home with a little one for a while then took a totally different turn with a different way of helping people and started working at ITAC as a recruiter and have since blended into more of a business development role. I missed the recruiting part of this work so I actually do both now and enjoy being able to go meet my clients and then come back to the recruiting teams, tell them what the client needs and then I can actually recruit on those jobs as well to help them find the right person to fit their team and their culture and the exact position that they need.
Q: Tell us a little about yourself.
A: I have a little boy who is 4 and he is full steam ahead all the time and we have so much fun.
Q: What is your favorite restaurant in Birmingham?
A: I have so many that I love. I love to go to good restaurants. I like good food. But my very favorite is Ollie Irene. It is very small and quaint and has kind of a neighborhood feel but always very good food.
Q: What is your favorite part of your job?
A: I love recruiting because it’s helping two different sets of people in a very tangible way. We help businesses find great additions to their team who can come in and make a huge impact and really help their business grow. They may not have been able to find those folks if they had put an ad on Indeed themselves. And they may not have had the time to look for people. Recruiting takes a lot of time and energy to find the right people. So, hiring managers often are focused on their own jobs and not having 3 monitors and headsets calling a million different people to find the right person for the job. The other category of folks that I enjoy helping is the candidate. So, folks who are looking to make a career move or who are unemployed and looking for a job that can help them meet their everyday needs. Or a job that can help someone get to the next level in their career. Or maybe someone’s dream job. There are all different ways that a new job can impact a person’s life. I’ve seen it really change people’s lives for the better.