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Mike Stapinski

Mike Stapinski, President at Next Step Systems and Owner, Next Step Systems. A national IT recruitment firm based in Chicago.


Our goals are simple. We want to provide the best service possible for our employer clients and jobseeker clients. We believe that we have the technological sophistication found in the best search firms and we will continue to grow. Our approach to our work is one of competence, thoroughness, trust and effective communication with both clients and candidates. We choose not to operate as a high-volume resume clearinghouse.

Next Step Systems is a firm that implements the best practices the search profession has to offer and our goal is to live up to these high standards everyday.

Specialties: Here are some of those titles and position types that we we recruit for:


  • Software Developers
  • Programmers
  • Web Developers
  • Architects
  • Software Engineers
  • Technical Support
  • Technical Liaison
  • Network Support
  • Account Executives
  • Technical Sales
  • Sales Support Engineers
  • Systems and Network Administrators
  • Network Engineers
  • Database Administrators (DBA’s)


  • CIO’s
  • CTO’s
  • VP’s
  • Directors
  • Project Leaders
  • Sales Managers



Next Step Systems

In 1995, Mike co-founded Next Step Systems, LTD. His long lasting career as a recruiter has been built on strong ethical values and his ability to match the right talent with the right opportunity.