Powering GATE

GATE is a technology staffing company and technical recruitment firm based on Long Island and serving all of NYC including Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Long Island, and Westchester as well as Washington DC, Maryland, Nashville, and Colorado and made up of industry leaders united to focus on our client staffing needs. We deliver strategies and solutions to empower growth at accelerated levels. From startups to Fortune 50 firms, over the past decade, GATE has been putting the needs of our partners first! We use both the best people and leading-edge technologies to deliver successful results.

  • MISSIONTo find the right staff the first time for our partners.
  • VISIONBe the leader in technical staffing partnerships and relationships by using superior technology and people skills to find the right candidate.
  • VALUES – We believe in transparency, accountability and building long term relationships with our partners. We always put forth maximum effort and focus on results.

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Meet Our Team

Our management team brings close to 30 years of combined experience providing technical staffing to top companies in Long Island/New York Metro area and throughout the country.

Michael Innamorato
Michael InnamoratoFounder
Michael has been working in the Information Technology staffing/recruiting industry for nearly 2 decades. His knowledgeable insight and extensive experience have proven to be a distinct edge in creating successful candidate and client matches, and is further augmented by industry experience, on both the agency and corporate side of the staffing industry. After earning his degree in Economics from The University of Albany in May 1998, he joined a national staffing firm and quickly developed a passion for the field. In 2000 he took on a role as a Corporate Recruiter for TMP Worldwide (then the parent company to Monster). He then assumed an Executive Recruiter role at a Premier Staffing firm and become one of their top producers. Leveraging all this he founded Gate along with a few partners.
Lisa Vella-Puff
Lisa Vella-PuffCo-Founder
Lisa has been working in the technical recruitment industry since 1998. A top producer during her employment at Addison Search LLC., and Spherion Professional Services, Lisa brings the unique talent of locating “hard to find” candidates by actively networking in the IT user community. In addition, she has a strong base of sales and business experience and has a Master’s in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University.
Chris Simotas
Chris SimotasCo-Founder
Chris has been in the staffing industry for over 10 years, specializing in the placement of information technology professionals with a focus on network infrastructure skill sets. Prior to that he spent 8 years with Accenture, one of the world’s largest Management Consulting companies, as a Network Engineer/Administrator at their New York corporate headquarters. A partner at a staffing firm thought his background in technology and strong people skills would make him an excellent technical recruiter and account manager. He was a quick success, becoming a top recruiter and gaining high recognition from peers and supervisors. He earned a BA in Finance from the University of Maryland.
Gregg Alper
Gregg AlperDirector
Gregg’s transition into the recruiting space is not your common story. Before stepping in during the dotcom boom of the 90’s, he was an Immigration Paralegal working with technologists at major corporations on their green card processing. With absolutely no sales experience and on a gamble, Gregg took a $25,000 pay cut much to the surmise of his wife and 2 small children and joined a New York City staffing agency never looking back. He has spent the better part of the past 20 year’s recruiting within the technology space both hands-on professionals and most recently enjoying new success in building out software sales teams.
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It’s all about the best people—ours—finding the right ones for you!

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A proven multi-step process that delivers results – every time.

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We utilize the most current and proven methodologies for refining the technical staffing process.

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True Value

Value is measured in results; true value is delivering the right results the first time.

Be Good, Do Good and Get a Good Night Sleep!
– Michael Innamorato, Founder GATE Staffing, LLC