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Meet Rosalyn Berns and Lena Kogan of International Millennium Consultants in Northbrook

Today we’d like to introduce you to Rosalyn Berns and Lena Kogan. International Millennium Consultants was established in 1997 by Lena and Rosalyn.

Lena, Rosalyn – please share your story with us.
We met and became friends many years prior while attending programming course at one of the city colleges. At the time, we were recent immigrants from the former Soviet Union and both were looking for “American Dream” hoping to get US education and find jobs in corporate America.

Our dreams did come true and we both had successful careers in Information Technology.

However, we felt that we could be more accomplished if we could build our own company.

We started with creating L&R Associates (Lena and Rosalyn), the hospitality company that worked with big businesses that were trying to establish their footprint in then new, free Russian economy. In the beginning, the company was wildly successful but the business slowly winded down and we started looking for the new opportunities.

1997 was the year when business was getting increasingly concerned with Y2K and how it would affect their IT applications in the new Millennium. This is when International Millennium Consultants was born. We helped companies with their Y2K remediation by offering solutions developed by IMC consultants in Russia and in the US.

Over the years the company has grown into premier international staffing and consulting firm that has established a reliable market reputation for providing rapid and accurate solutions for their clients. IMC’s primary focus is Technology Staffing; we understand that finding the right technical talent in business is sometimes a difficult process.

IMC supplies expertise in Application Management, Application Design and Development, Solution Architecture and Architecture Planning, Technology Selection and Integration. IMC consultants bring a wealth of business and industry experience; they have seasoned professionals working to provide clients with the best service and solutions.

Today, our company is based in Northbrook, IL with the satellite office in Hyderabad, India. Our consultants work for major Fortune 500 companies all across the US. Our experienced management team, all of whom are recruitment professionals certified and trained by industry leaders in the Fortune 100 companies, make it possible for us to fulfill any request. Our ability to provide quality consulting reaches far beyond our own staff. IMC’s worldwide network of business partners gives us access to virtually any specialized talent that any organization may require. Our clients directly benefit because they have one central point of contact to a virtually unlimited pool of talent.

IMC is WBENC and WOSB certified. We have recently been awarded a GSA Schedule contract and are now certified to provide staffing and recruiting services to the Federal Government.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
There is never a smooth road in our line of business. With the fierce competition, constantly changing technology, economic challenges, etc., we can never sit back. But we look at these challenges as opportunities. We succeed by striving to be the best in the industry, building and maintaining the relationships, staying on top of the market and always being personally involved in our day-to-day operations.

The biggest struggle is to find the best talent while staying within our customers’ budget.

We manage doing this without sacrificing the quality of the resources by keeping low margins and overhead.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with International Millennium Consultants – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
International Millennium Consultants (IMC) is a premier international staffing and consulting firm with an established, reliable market reputation for providing rapid and accurate solutions to client staffing needs.

We are the most proud of our people.

Our consultants, who average more than twelve years of functional or technical experience, can be quickly mobilized to any national site, and will work under our client’s direction to develop, configure, or support their software application. Our personnel are sourced, qualified, and selected based on their industry knowledge, hands-on project experience, and positive references from previous implementations. IMC consultants and permanent candidates are highly coveted for their specialized expertise, and have the innate ability to guide your internal teams and projects to achieve success in the most efficient manner possible.

Our recruitment staff consists of highly motivated, energetic top performing individuals with minimum of 5 years of experience. They all have strong full-cycle technical recruitment experience that allows them to provide creative and aggressive sourcing of technical professionals by determining the client’s needs and placing employees with high-demand expertise and skills on assignments.

What sets IMC apart from others is the quality of service that we provide and the fact that there is no request that we cannot fulfill. We do that with 24-48 hours turnaround time and within our customers’ budget.

Being a small business, unlike our larger counterparts, makes us more agile and gives us the ability to create and innovate quickly. Benefits include greater ROI, faster response times, extremely competitive rates, and high quality of the resources.”

We understand the importance of customer service. It is a critical component of our culture and we endeavor, with every assignment, to extend that component into our client organizations. Alone with the proper certifications and skill sets our consultants also display traits of:

  • Accessible, courteous, seamless and responsive customer service
    • Easy access to respond to direction or inquiries
    • Good service no matter who is on making the request or inquiry
    • Provide accurate information
    • Understand how problems are resolved and his or her role in that process

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
International Millennium Consultants, Inc. (IMC) has been recently awarded a GSA Schedule 70 contract and is now certified to provide staffing and recruiting services to the Federal Government.

With over two decades in the staffing business, the opportunity to service federal agencies and help them take control of and manage their staffing requirements opens up significantly more markets for us throughout the country.

We will also continue expanding our private sector customer base through improved processes, better offerings and extremely competitive pricing.

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