About us

Great people to work with!™

Company Overview

IST was conceptualized and established in 2001 on the basis of practicing strong moral integrity and transparency in our business model. Founder, Mike Ahmed has 28 years of staffing experience. He began as a part-time recruiter, progressed to area manager and then started his own company with just one hundred dollars. Today, IST has built a knowledgeable team of recruiting professionals, each with expertise in various employment sectors and the experience to pair the right person to the right opportunity. No matter what the industry, we believe human capital is a company’s most important asset. We never lose sight of the fact that our customers are not limited to the clients that engage our services, but include the many employees, candidates and referrals we connect with on a daily basis.

Company Values

When we chose the motto “great people to work with.” we didn’t just say it – we meant it. We have received many accolades from clients and employees alike. This is our strongest differentiator. We are not just another staffing company. We are a people company. Transparency, integrity and compliance is embedded in our business model and as a result we have received client certificates of recognition. We value our client’s time and leave no stone unturned in vetting our candidates before submitting them to our clients. As a result, we experience very low attrition.


As a NMSDC Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), IST can function as a prime or tier supplier to ensure achievement of a client’s diversity goals.

IST Capability Statement