MEET THE TEAM

Co-Founder
Harrison Bishop

Harrison is Co-Founder and Managing Director for Future State Consulting. He jumped into the recruiting industry after his baseball career with the Pittsburgh Pirates came to an end. Harrison’s focus for Future State is mentoring our internal team on our unique approach and directly recruiting premier IT professionals within the market.

…When you talk about the ability to re-define what’s possible, we sit at the epicenter and love being part of that journey.
Talent Executive
Michael Zahler

After graduating with a double major in Marketing and Finance, Michael entered the corporate world in Advertising. Quickly realizing that his passion lay in business development, building relationships and connecting individuals to meet business needs he joined Future State as an Account Director, to successfully build a world class experience for both clients and candidates.

We believe our diversity makes us stronger, smarter and more innovative, helping us better serve the needs of our clients, our people and our communities.
Talent Executive
Kylie Brunger

Kylie is a Talent Executive on the Future State team focusing on identifying new talent for clients. Before Kylie joined Future State, she worked in the banking industry for six years primarily working on portfolio management with small business clients. Kylie realized her passion for working with people and helping them pursue their goals. She graduated from Portland State University, with a degree in psychology.

The core values here allow me to stay true to myself while driving amazing outcomes for our clients.
Talent executive
HOLLY SWANSON

Holly is a Talent Executive specializing in finding just the right talent for our client’s needs. Prior to joining Future State, Holly enjoyed a 24-year career with Nike in several roles including Project Management, Process Innovation, and Business Analysis. She is passionate about empowering people to find rewarding roles that capitalize on their strengths. Holly enjoys water sports and spending time with her family.

…Behind great technology are the people who make it so.
Talent Executive
Thomas Griffin

Thomas joined the Future State team in 2018 as a Talent Executive with over six years of IT and Telecom recruiting experience. Thomas has primarily focused on recruiting in Portland for the last five years, where he has focused on cultivating relationships with PDX’s talented IT professionals. A native of Portland, Thomas graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Journalism.

…The only thing I care more about than my wife, is finding you the perfect career.
Talent executive
Michael Orrantia

Mike regularly engages with Developers and Managers on an incredibly personal level, researching the individuals themselves to ensure the best culture fit in prospective job opportunities. Mike loves working in this industry because he gets to meet extremely talented people who continue to push innovation and technology forward. You can find some of his photos on Instagram — @shadedlight

…The challenge and appreciation in sourcing is to step out of your comfort zone and focus connections to be individually tailored.
Talent Executive
Max Eastman

Max brings expertise in non-traditional methods of sourcing and engaging potential candidates. Leveraging tools such as GitHub, Twitter and Slack, Max has tapped a vein of the most influential thought leaders in the tech industry. Now embedded with the local software development community, he has an unparalleled rapport within the recruiting industry.

…Life is a long road and your job dictates most of the scenery— let’s make it beautiful.
controller
Jan Paris

Jan handles all aspects of HR/Accounting at Future State. Jan’s background includes over 25 years of private and government sector experience in Human Resources, Employee Benefits, Payroll, Technical Writing, Employee Training, and HRIS. Her goal is to build positive working relationships with our consultants and our clients; anticipate their needs, and respond quickly to their requests and questions.

…We’re all in this together, do the work, seek the joy, find the humor, enjoy the ride!
operations specialist
Michelle Dieter

Michelle is the Operation Specialist, providing support to team with reporting and statistical data. Prior to joining Future State, Michelle worked 19 years at Nike as Category Ops Manager, Business Analyst and Account Support. Outside of work, Michelle enjoys spending time with her family and her garden.

…Life is too short to be unhappy.