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Katie Gardner

Katie Gardner

IT Recruiter

Katie is the newest addition to the Technology team in the Columbia office.  She is already making an impact on clients and candidates as she works within niche IT skill-sets including executive level and IT support positions. 

Previously, Katie recruited for high level IT roles with a local firm.  She was the company’s top producer within her first year and was successful in placing 20 direct hire and contract roles in South Carolina.  Katie was very successful in building strong and lasting relationships with her candidates and also was involved with resume and interview coaching for local IT groups such as The Iron Yard and Midlands Tech’s GRIT Program.  Katie is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. 

Fun Facts:

What do you love to do outside of work?

Spending time with friends and family. I’m a huge foodie- so trying out new restaurants and bars.  I also love staying active and my favorite way to do so in Columbia is by taking Barre3 classes.

What’s your favorite travel destination, or where would you like to go?

I love to take weekend trips to Asheville and Charleston.

What’s your personal motto?

My personal life motto is: “Life isn’t about finding yourself.  Life is about creating yourself” –George Bernard Shaw. I am a firm believer in taking chances, especially chances that scare you!

What motivates me to work hard?

Since I started recruiting, the thing that motivates me the most is helping people to find a job they love as much as I love mine!  The appreciation I’ve received and relationships I have built through recruiting definitely motivate me to keep working hard.  I think that what we do at FGP really makes a difference in people’s lives!