Experienced professionals in human capital management and staffing solutions.

Every member of our staff exemplifies the expertise, enthusiasm and excellence we provide for our clients every day. Our leadership is comprised of experienced professionals who take pride in sharing their knowledge of human capital management and proven staffing solutions to help shape successful futures for our Fortune 500 clients.

Gary Herbold, Founder and Chairman

Gary Herbold, Founder and Chairman

“My word and my handshake are as good as gold.” Gary lives by those words and as the proud founder of Amerit Consulting, many clients, candidates and employees feel the same way about him.  As the former President of the California Disabled Veteran Business Alliance (CADVBA) and a two-time Purple Heart awarded Service-Disabled Veteran himself, he is passionate about providing mentorship and encouragement to other disabled Veterans. Gary’s extensive experience, as an executive in the financial services and insurance industry, has set the standard for the dedication, integrity and high level of client satisfaction he maintains is the backbone of the company. With over 30 plus years in business, Gary credits his success to his beloved wife, children and grandchildren whom he loves most in this world.

Ian Wagemann, President

Ian Wagemann, President

Leading by example, Ian served in the United States Army as an Airborne Infantryman where he acquired a passion to help Veterans achieve success. Possessing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration for Executives, Ian is known for running large scale IT projects where technology is integrated to solve business needs. By identifying client’s inefficiencies, Ian excels in providing a streamlined approach to solve clients most complex obstacles. “Iron sharpens iron and constructive critique in a supportive culture is a great way to improve,” states Ian. As a true leader, Ian believes in order for your team to trust where you are taking them that you have to get down in the trenches and be willing to do everything your fellow team members and employees do.

Scott Ortes, Senior Director, Operations

Scott Ortes, Senior Director, Operations

A veteran of the Human Resources profession, Scott regularly has a significant impact on shaping business strategy and talent development. If a complex issue arises, Scott believes breaking them down into smaller parts will solve the whole puzzle. His passion of team growth and maturity gives him ultimate satisfaction and that goes for his clients as well. His deep understanding of talent acquisition allows him to take his clients to the next level in business growth. Scott is a native to Chicago and on his down time enjoys spending time with his family and traveling at any moment he can.

Andy Thoren, Director of Information Technology

Andy Thoren, Director of Information Technology

Taking time to learn and understand details regarding processes has allowed Andy to leverage his IT expertise to exceed business needs. As an analytical problem solver, it’s no surprise that Andy was a finalist for the Top Tech Exec Awards and has consistently been recognized for his extensive knowledge in the information technology industry. Andy believes that building a strong team and communicating effectively is critical to the success of any business. Always looking for ways to help his team members grow, Andy also volunteers as an AYSO soccer coach and enjoys mentoring and teaching children. Andy prides himself in creating a challenging work environment and loves being able to go home at the end of the day knowing he made a difference.

Noelle Hazekamp, Senior Director of Marketing

Noelle Hazekamp, Senior Director of Marketing

Opportunity, collaboration and variety are what excite Noelle the most about her work and the contributions she makes at Amerit. With a degree in Advertising as well as minors in both Marketing and Graphic Design, Noelle provides a substantial platform in developing and evolving business. Since a young age, Noelle has been interested in the thought process behind campaigns and the implementation of concepts. Noelle believes in serving others and is a volunteer for a camp for children with congenital heart disease and an active contributor to the Humane Society. One of the most important lessons Noelle has learned throughout her career is to embrace change and to find and own your voice within an organization by asserting yourself to maximize potential.

 

Heather Aziz, Director of HR Operations and Compliance

Heather Aziz, Director of HR Operations and Compliance

Known for her professionalism and integrity, Heather is committed to give non-stop investment in ensuring we are compliant with laws, regulations, company policies and contracts. Heather believes proactive focus is the key to the growth of an emerging business from the ground up. Her tenacious attitude contributes to her personal sense of responsibility in helping companies meet their goals. With holding a PHR and SHRM-CP, Heather is able to take any challenge and drive efficiency and proactive solutions. Passionate in and outside of work, Heather enjoys spending time with her children and husband on the weekend.