Meet the Team
President / Owner
More about Brent
In his free time, Brent enjoys spending time with his family, drinking fine tea, reading, and playing music. He also has an apiary (honeybee farm). Brent is an avid gardener and to maximize his joy, has automated as much of the work as possible plus employs child labor to take care of the weeds (he has nine children plus two grandchildren and counting!).
Director of Administration
More about Mandy
Mandy’s background includes work in the logistics and healthcare fields with experience in benefits, recruiting, and employee relations. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, along with a minor in communication. She strives to balance the company and its employees’ needs and goals, maintain consistent employee engagement, and serve as a Strategic Partner by bringing HR knowledge, HR strategy, ideas, and innovations to Smart Solutions. Mandy is also involved in the Greater Madison Area SHRM chapter.
Mandy enjoys spending time with her family and friends outside of work, reading, crafting, and baking delicious treats. Her two kids also keep her on her toes and busy!
MARY JO SOLOWICZ
Senior Partner Advisor
More about Mary Jo
Mary Jo has spent her entire career in Staffing and Consulting and joined SMART in 2012. She offers expertise in IT Staffing, Resource Management, HR, and Business Management. Mary Jo is also the Project Manager for the SMART IMPACT Project, where we are providing the tools and training to help our SMART Professionals be world-class contributors.
Outside of work, it is family first and friends a close second. She enjoys spending her time with her favorite people. She also has a love for travel, both near and far, which includes exploring the local restaurants and wines. She also appreciates a good day at home, trying new recipes, or tackling a home improvement project.
More about Alex
Outside of work, Alex enjoys spending time with his wife and five daughters. He’s currently coaching Special Olympics Basketball and Track & Field and enjoys seeing the athletes reach new goals. Alex loves the outdoors, hiking with his dog Mackie, biking, boating and golf.
Senior Career Advisor
More about Shelley
Shelley has over 20 years of experience in the Madison market as a Technical Recruiter and Account Manager. She graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Sociology and received her Technical Services and Certified Staffing Professional certifications from the American Staffing Association. Shelley’s recruiting expertise ranges from project management, change management, user experience design, business analysis, infrastructure, quality assurance, and more! She says, “the best part of being a recruiter is helping people find new and interesting challenges to further their careers.”
Shelley is owned by her two dogs in her spare time– a Bull Mastiff/Boxer mix and an Irish Wolfhound. She enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren, college basketball (especially the Badgers!), finding bargains at area thrift stores, reading, and listening to music. She enjoys traveling when time and the dogs allow.
Senior Career Advisor
More about Dennis
He and his family are originally from Illinois, and they found a way to migrate north to Madison in 2003. He is a tech junkie at heart and loves deep conversations about technical topics.
Outside of work, Dennis unwinds with the help of Wisconsin’s beautiful Northwoods. Whether spending time on the water or out in the woods, he finds nature to be the perfect balance to technology.
More about Jerry
Outside of work, Jerry loves spending time with his wife and two daughters. He also enjoy being outside, on the water, or on the golf course. Jerry really likes to grill and has recently started learning how to smoke meat.
More about Alyssa
Time away from work is spent running after her son, reading, watching a good TV show or movie, listening to music, and walking outside on trails among the trees. Reach out for an enjoyable book recommendation or two!
Operations / Project Manager
More about Alayna
Alayna comes from a background of HR, Recruiting, and Project Management. She enjoys connecting with others and helping to solve problems.
Born and raised in WI, Alayna loves exploring parks like Devils Lake with her husband and road tripping to other states but always wants to come back home to the Badger State.