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Team Event – PSCs4Pies

by Kraig Ware, VP of Operations

We recently held our annual team event in Williamsburg, VA.  At this year’s event, we wanted to do something different, something that would outwardly reflect our company’s mission statement.  From that, PSCs4Pies was created.

As a company, we decided to tie one of our key metrics (PSC) to a donation that would go towards someone in our community that impacts us all everyday.  So, for every PSC that we generated as a team, TYGES donated $2.  During this event, we were able to generate about $800. This money was then used to purchase pies for our community servants, the folks that put their lives on the line everyday to protect us, our families, and our communities:

  • IMG_1955_edited-1Fire FightersGA PSCs4Pies
  • Police Officers
  • Emergency Medical Teams
  • Social Services
  • And other community workers that provide basic needs to those who would otherwise do without.

These folks should always hold a special place in our hearts and lives.  Especially with the recent events that have negatively targeted some of these brave men and women.

As a team, we had a great time together enjoying various competitions and team building fun; yet more Team Pic Social Mediaimportantly, we were able to make an impact in our community. #GivingBack

At TYGES, our mission is simple:

We’re here to make good things happen to other people.

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Connectivity Career Milestone

by Kraig Ware, VP of Operations TYGES International

Congratulations to Jonathan Bogush for reaching the $1,000,000 mark in successful client placements.  This is a milestone that we celebrate here at at TYGES.  Currently we have eight dedicated Executive Recruiters on our team that have reached this milestone:  Chris, Katrina, Kelly, Michelle, Paul, Steve, Tim, and now Jonathan.

When asked why he recruits, he stated,

“I recruit because it allows me to be a “problem solver” for both my clients I fill positions for and the individuals I place with them.  Recruiting allows me to be in a rare position – as a consultant for both sides of the “process”. Being in the position where I get to build trust, long-term relationships with both parties, and help lead them into business together is not only fun, it’s exhilarating.”

As our Connectivity practice leader, Jonathan targets Fortune 1000 manufacturers of high performance and hi-Jonathanreliability connectivity products (i.e. copper and fiber cable, cable assemblies, high-speed, fiber optic transceiver modules and connectors, electrical/electronic connectors, mission-critical infrastructure and networking equipment, electromechanical components, industrial automation products, etc).  Since 2010, TYGES’s Connectivity practice has grown by leaps and bounds helping sales, marketing, product development/management, and engineering professionals with industry leaders like Amphenol, Belden, Black Box Networks, Carlisle IT, Corning Optical Communications, Molex, Nexans, Samtec, Southwire, Superior Essex, and Winchester Electronics.

Please join us in congratulating Jonathan in this achievement. You can find Jonathan on LinkedIn and at Twitter you can find him at @jonathanbti.  Also, you can learn more about TYGES at, on Twitter @TYGESInt, or here on our blog.

Our mission is simple:

We’re here to make good things happen to other people.


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What is Impact?

Written by:  Kraig Ware, VP of Operations, TYGES International

If you are an influencer within your business or on the people around you, you need to ask yourself this question, “What is impact?”  The definition of impact is as follows:

…the action of one object coming forcibly into contact with another

…having a strong effect on someone or something

You may even be an influencer and not even know it.  Look at it like this, no matter what we do everyday, we leave behind “footprints” that will have an impact on someone or something.  As an influencer, you will have impact on those things around you, good or bad…there is no indifferent.  Perhaps a better question to ask ourselves is what is “your” impact on those people/things around you?  I ran across this quote that made me think deeply about that question:

“A life is not important, except in the impact it has on other lives.”
― Jackie Robinson

We all know his story (footprints) and the impact they had on the sports arena and on our world for that matter.  It made me wonder what Jackie’s goal(s) must have been…  Was it just to play baseball in the big league?  Was it for a paycheck? Was it to change/impact the game of baseball forever?  Did he even have a goal?  Regardless of his goal(s), we can all agree that his life had an impact.

There is no doubt that sometimes our actions could have an impact and it be totally accidental.  However, what if we could be more intentional with our actions that ultimately led to positively impacting someone or something?  In other words, set goals in the things we do everyday to make an impact?

Rather accidental or intentional, our actions or lack thereof will have a direct impact on someone or something. 

Try this…within your company or sphere of influence, tie a key metric to an intentional effort to help impact someone else in a positive way.  For example, TYGES International is currently providing $100 for every successful placement (key metric) we make with our clients during 2015, to help build an Orphanage in Kenya for 200 kids that currently have no where to stay.  As of today, TYGES has been blessed to provide about $7,900 toward building this structure.  Intentional impact!  More than likely, we will never see these kids face to face; however, the motivations that we are provided thinking “What if” makes our team strive that much harder for success.

Motivation is not derived from what we do…but WHY we do.

I would really enjoy some conversation about intentional efforts that you or your company have had regarding IMPACT.

I encourage your feedback and would like to connect with you on LinkedIn. You can also follow me at twitter @SKraigWare as I focus on striving for excellence within the business world and within our personal lives. Learn more about TYGES at, on Twitter @TYGESInt, or here on our blog at

Our mission is simple:

We’re here to make good things happen to other people.