IT Recruiting For Full-Time

Our Team

The landscape of the IT industry is ever changing, but at EDP World, Inc. , we believe there are some things that should never change:

Our winning strategy can be your winning strategy:

EDP World's reputation, as well as our ability to serve our clients and candidates, can only be as good as our employees. The quality of our service is dependent upon the job satisfaction enjoyed by our Recruiters and Account Managers. The fact that a large part of our team has worked together for over 10 years, with many over 15 or 20 years, is testament to the fact that EDP World knows how to retain talent. If we can sustain growth and success over the years and through decades of economic turbulence, you can be assured that we are a valuable partner to our clients in these matters. If we can retain our talented employees, we can advise our clients on how to choose wisely when seeking an employee. Let our experience inform your experience.

Dedicated, Caring Individuals

Our dedication to our clients and candidates is enhanced by and reflected in our commitment to community. Our team is dedicated to actively serving our community through the following organizations: Alliance for Lupus Research, American Cancer Society, ASPCA, The Central Park Conservancy, The Children’s Aid Society Mentor Program, Community Emergency Response Team – New Canaan, CT, The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Fresh Air Fund, Hedge Funds Care, The Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation, Junior Achievement, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital Partners in Hope, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Make A Wish Foundation, March of Dimes, Paddlers for Humanity, Planned Parenthood, United Way.

Expert, Professional Service:

Our team consists of some of the most established experts in the IT search industry. Collectively, we have more knowledge, more connections, and more experience than you’ll find anywhere else. This high standard of proficiency is not only an integral part of our corporate culture, but is essential in delivering the superior IT recruiting solutions our clients and candidates have come to know and expect.

EDP World, Inc. would like to recognize the following team members for their dedicated service:

Louis Sumin

Louis Sumin

Chairman and Founder

Over the past 50 years, Louis Sumin has cultivated a reputation as an entrepreneur, building and managing organizations within the Staffing and IT Training industries to outstanding success. The longevity and success of EDP World is a testament to Louis’s ability to understand and exceed the needs of clients. Louis is a born and raised New Yorker, having begun his career with an Accounting degree from Pace University and then working as a Senior Accountant for a large firm. Louis has complemented his commercial success with an extraordinary record of philanthropy. Along with his wife Judy, Louis brought his fiscal expertise, professional experience and fulltime devotion over many years to the very worthwhile cause of Make a Wish Foundation, where he has held many executive and fundraising positions. In his spare time, Louis is a dedicated sailor and avid runner, having completed the New York City Marathon.


Elyse Klein

Elyse Klein

President

Elyse began her career with EDP World, Inc. in 1979, joining the firm as a recruiter of IT professionals and servicing a variety of industries. Elyse quickly built and cultivated the business, recognizing the opportunity to expand into the technology consulting and operations space. Soon after, EDP World became one of the first staffing agencies dedicated solely to the placement of IT professionals on a fulltime, consulting, and retained search basis. In 2000, Elyse became a founding partner in RWD Executive Search, which was later acquired by EDP World, Inc. Under Elyse’s 40 year’s of leadership, EDP World has shifted its focus and grown to become a market leader within the IT staffing and consulting industry. Today, Elyse plays a strategic role in EDP World’s day to day operations, and is a member of the Women’s Bond Club. Elyse is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany, with a BA degree in Education and Languages.


Deborah McDermott

Deborah McDermott

Chief Financial Officer

Deborah is responsible for all of the company’s financial functions including accounting, audits, billings, revenues, costs and budgeting. She also leads all human resources activities. Her career spans more than 25 years of varied experience in financial management and business management. Deborah’s fiscal and corporate skills have successfully guided the firm through growth and acquisition, during both bear and bull markets. Prior to joining EDP World, Inc., Deborah built and managed her own accounting practice, where she served clients across the hospitality, retail, legal and real estate industries. Born in Chicago, Deborah received her early education in Europe and then earned her degree in Accounting from Pace University.


Vanessa Flores

Vanessa Flores

IT / Operations Manager

Vanessa Flores joined EDP World, Inc. in 2000. Her responsibilities have grown as the firm has grown. Vanessa is responsible for the continued enhancement of the computer environment, including the firm’s desktops, networks, database systems and recruiting software. She manages the firm’s administrative staff, supervises training on all of the firm’s software, and manages the office, supporting management and staff in the daily workflow. Vanessa holds a BS degree in Computer Science from Northeastern University.


Daniel Garcia

Daniel Garcia

Senior Vice President
EDP World, Inc.

Daniel began his career with EDP World in 2011. As an account manager, he quickly displayed a passion for learning and engaging with both clients and candidates. He has since established relationships with many Fortune 500 companies, including but not limited to, top tier law firms, financial services, media, sports, and healthcare companies. Dan has since been promoted to Senior Vice President, and continues to expand the firm's client base while leading and mentoring others. Prior to joining EDP World, Dan was the youngest branch manager for a nationally recognized direct marketing firm where he held records for the highest average sales. He went on to become a Regional Manager for a national brand of retail stores, and eventually a franchise owner within the telecommunications industry.


Anne Benefico

Anne Benefico

Vice President
EDP World, Inc.

Anne is a senior technology staffing professional with more than 25 years of experience. Prior to joining EDP World Inc. in March of 2010, Anne worked for various prominent IT Consulting companies in the NY Metropolitan area, where she gained a solid foundation in both domestic and international recruiting, as well as managing and mentoring recruiting teams. Anne resides in Westchester County and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts from Iona College in New Rochelle, NY. In her spare time, Anne enjoys music, theatre and skiing. In addition, she achieved certification from CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Program, an intense training program sponsored by FEMA to assist first responders in emergency situations; and also completed a 10 week civilian training program sponsored by Westchester County Citizens Police Academy


 Muyi Ajayi

Muyi Ajayi

Technical Recruiter
EDP World, Inc.

Muyi launched his recruiting career in 2006 with a focus on healthcare. He transitioned to Technology Recruiting in 2016 after receiving an MA in Information Systems from New York University. He also holds an MBA from Dowling College and a BA in Economics from Stony Brook University. Muyi specializes in placing software engineers and leadership candidates in the ever-changing engineering landscape with expertise in early to late-stage start-ups, software firms, finance, healthcare, and media.


Michael Jorgensen

Michael Jorgensen

Technical Recruiter
EDP World, Inc.

Micheal is a Technical Recruiter with over a decade of experience in the IT Industry having worked as a network and desktop deployment specialist. He began his recruitment career with EDP World Inc and utilizes his love of technology as well as his excellent communication skills to help connect qualified candidates with successful companies throughout the country. A strong believer in knowledge, Michael is forever focusing on furthering his education with certifications and college courses. In his off-time, Michael can be found tinkering with electronics and spending time with his family.


Joyce Lantz

Joyce Lantz

Senior Technical Recruiter
EDP World, Inc.

Joyce is a Senior Technical Recruiter and has been in the industry since 2010. Joyce’s clients have all benefited from her discerning eye for the brightest technologists. Over the course of her recruiting career, Joyce has successfully placed full time employees and contract consultants at Fortune 500 companies within financial services, as well as the retail and technology space. Joyce is a graduate of Caritas Francis HSU College with an Associate Degree in Translation and Interpretation from Hong Kong. She is an avid traveler and a dog lover.


Kevin Berry

Kevin Berry

Vice President
EDP World, Inc.

Kevin Berry has been a Recruiter/Account Manager in the Information Technology recruitment industry since 1989 and joined EDP World, Inc. in 1992. Over the years, Kevin has expanded EDP World ’s practices into the Sports Entertainment and Healthcare industries, as well as furthering the company’s core financial services practice. Kevin has also been instrumental in developing strategies to support client needs and implementing action plans. Kevin has a BS Degree from American International College in Springfield, Mass.


Rona Davis

Rona W. Davis

Senior Vice President
EDP World, Inc.

Rona Davis joined EDP World, Inc. in 1985. In 2000, together with Louis Sumin and Elyse Klein, Rona founded RWD Executive Search, Inc., an executive level retained search firm specializing in the areas of Information Technology, Operations, Finance and Asset Management. From 2000-2008, Rona led the growth and development of RWD and managed the firm’s IT search practice. In 2008, RWD merged with EDP World where Rona now serves as a Senior Account Manager and Recruiter. Rona also manages the EDP World training program. Rona has completed numerous search assignments for client firms in a broad range of industries which include Financial Services, Media, Software Development and early stage companies. Rona has authored articles on career development, executive search and the IT industry. Prior to joining EDP World, Rona was a practicing lawyer. She is a member of the Women’s Bond Club and is involved in several civic and charitable organizations. Rona holds a JD Degree from Brooklyn Law School and a BA Degree in Rhetoric and Communications from the State University of New York at Albany.


Shelly Lakhan

Shelly Lakhan

Vice President
EDP World, Inc.

Shelly Lakhan joined EDP World, Inc. in 1995 as a Recruiter. Within a short time, Shelly expanded her reach to Account Management focusing in the financial services area, and for the last 10 years has developed a practice specializing in senior level management searches on behalf of top tier hedge funds and major Wall Street Firms. She has demonstrated a special talent providing our clients with a unique combination of both technical and cultural fit. Shelly holds a BA degree in History.


Renee Einhorn

Renee Einhorn

Vice President
EDP World, Inc.

Renee Einhorn has been in the technology recruiting profession for over 10 years and has been employed as a Recruiter and Account Manager with EDP World, Inc. for over 8 years. Prior to entering the recruiting field, Renee worked in technology in the financial services sector. She has successfully utilized her background in technology and business to aid in recruiting by better understanding clients’ needs, and assessing candidates’ fit. She graduated summa cum laude from Brooklyn College with a BS in Computer Science.