Employee Spotlight: Steve Ermak
We’re here with another installment in our Employee Spotlight series! Each blog in this monthly series will introduce you to a different member of our team—giving you a peek into what makes us tick as a company and as individuals.
This month, we’re featuring Steve, one of our Business Development Managers. Steve does a great job of understanding both the clients and candidates he works with to make the best possible culture and skills fit. His expertise and drive help motivate us all.
What is one of your favorite hobbies outside of work?
- Fishing, for sure, and kayaking. I love going out on Lake St. Clair or any lakes up in Northeast Michigan.
- Spending time with my wife and son.
- Brewing beer is always a hobby, more so in the wintertime though.
Tell me about one of the biggest career challenges you’ve faced and how you overcame it.
I would say it was jumping into the world of Engineering and not knowing anything about that world when I first started here. In this position, the candidates and clients I work with are all engineers, and I wanted to be fluent in their industry to provide the best possible help.
I overcame this by having as many conversations as possible with engineers to truly understand what their day-to-day looks like, what common Engineering acronyms and terms mean, and the challenges they generally face. After a while, it all became second nature to me.
What is one of your favorite memories of your time so far at Brightwing?
I think it was the first holiday party I got to attend. I’d been here for a few months at this point and had a good grasp on the environment here, but this really cemented my view of Brightwing’s culture—what we are all about and what the leadership is all about.
What motivates you?
Success and helping people. I love solving people’s problems on both sides of the staffing equation—finding the perfect match for clients and helping candidates discover a great new opportunity to start the next chapter of their lives.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Alaska. I’d love to rent an RV and drive out there with my wife and son for three months. We’d go fishing, sightseeing—I’ve just always wanted to go there.