River City Six – Sydney Stander
Meet Sydney Stander, business development manager at Concentric Corporation.
Tell us a little about your business.
Concentric Corporation is an IT placement agency where we create mutually beneficial relationships within the Omaha metro and Lincoln tech community. We use our crazy accurate gut instincts to read people and make connections, as well as bridge the gap between silly and poise to leave lasting, positive impressions. We find techies who fit with our hiring managers and add flare to the team while also helping companies improve their hiring processes so they don’t miss out on the best candidates our market has to offer.
How did you get started in the business?
While growing up, I often wondered, “What will I be when I grow up?!” After receiving my business degree and starting my first “big girl job”, as I called it, I quickly realized that my passion fell with building relationships. By 2015, I started the next step in my career, staffing in the light industrial, trades, and engineering sector. After about three years, I knew I needed more of a challenge. So, I began my journey with Concentric Corporation where I have discovered my love for helping people better understand, appreciate, and market who they are and what they have to offer.
What has been your most important achievement professionally?
Not only growing as a business professional but as a person. Personal growth has been crucial to helping others progress in their careers. You must first know yourself before you can truly know others.
Tell us a little about your family.
My boyfriend Ben and I live on an acreage in the country outside of Sterling, NE with our two Great Danes, Knox and Opie, and English Springer Spaniel, Harley. We are often working on house projects in our spare time and hitting up the local bar and grill for dinner and a couple beers with friends and family after a long week at work. Small town living is very simple and that’s the way we like it.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
In a non–professional setting, I’m definitely the storyteller. I love to talk and make people laugh. I also have a passion for planning. If it’s a friend’s bachelorette party, a baby shower, or a birthday party, it’s hard for me to just sit back without sharing my input and adding my own personal touches. I enjoy making people feel loved and appreciated by going above and beyond in making their day even more special. Plus, I’m obsessed with Pinterest.
Who inspires you?
I don’t think I can just name one specific person, but I’m truly inspired by all the people throughout my life who have cheered me on and believed in me to chase my dreams and be the best version of myself.
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be?
What is your favorite TV show?
Law & Order: SVU is what comes to mind, but anything murder mystery or true crime is what you can usually find me watching.
If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so?
(402) 991-8400 Ext. 115; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.concentriccorp.com. Make sure to also follow Concentric on all of our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn) to stay up to date on our exciting growth and what we’ve got going on! I may be biased, but I think we’re pretty awesome.