Bluegrass IIBA Panel Discussion – Recruiting and Hiring Business Analysts

  • Wednesday, November 18, 2015
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • ITT Technical Institute, 3020 Old Todds Road, Room-Theory 6, Lexington, KY 40509


  • For paid members in good standing of Bluegrass IIBA Chapter. We encourage online registration to our events, member registration will be $10 at the door.
  • For current college students. We invite and encourage all college students to attend our events, registration for college students will be $5 at the door.
  • You are very welcome to join us at our events. Should you wish to join as a member, you will receive discounts on our events. We encourage online registration to our events, Non-member registration will be $15 at the door.
  • This is for the panelist and moderator of the session

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Recruiting and Hiring Business Analysts



The Bluegrass IIBA Chapter will host a panel discussion of Recruiters and Consulting Firms who are currently hiring business analysts in the Bluegrass Region. This is your opportunity to ask questions to the panelists and find out what they look for in business analyst candidates and the current business analysis marketplace. 


Whether you are currently in the market to change jobs, a student that will soon be looking for your first job, a business analyst manager who wants to confirm your alignment with current hiring practices, or just want to investigate the current conditions of the marketplace this session is your opportunity to hear directly from those who actively participate in, and make the decisions, in hiring business analysts.  Recruiters and hiring managers from prominent companies in the Bluegrass Region will discuss their perspectives on effective strategies to transition within, or into, the business analysis marketplace.  These recruiters and hiring managers will take questions from the audience, so come learn what skills, experience and competencies you need to bring to the marketplace to be considered a top candidate and achieve your goals.  This will be a very informative session to find out about the local business analysis marketplace.


Learning points:

  • The skills and competencies that recruiters and hiring managers look for in business analyst candidates
  • Things recruiters and hiring managers look for on a candidate’s resume or CV
  • The current conditions of the local business analyst job market

Target Audience:

  • Business and Business Analysis Students
  • Project Business Analysts
  • Enterprise Business Analysts
  • Business Systems Analysts
  • Requirements Engineers
  • Business and Solution Architects
  • Project Managers
  • Managers of Business Analysts
  • IT Managers
  • BACoE and PMO Directors


  • Students
  • Novice
  • Intermediate 
  • Experienced
  • Business Analyst Manager            


Recruiting/Consulting Firm Panelists:

  • Lance Radebaugh, CPM - Director, SQS-USA
  • Julia Hutchens - Professional Recruiter, TEK Systems 
  • Julie Ganucheau - Senior Technical Recruiter, Analysts International Corporation (AIC)




Lance Radebaugh, CPM – Director, SQS-USA


Lance Radebaugh is Director of SQS-USA | Rural Onshoring (formally Galmont Rural Onshoring), where he was the major contributor to the development of the hiring process at the company.  Resumes are screened and panel interviews with recruiters are in the front-end of the process. Guidelines have been developed that detail the type of questions that can and can’t be asked during panel interviews; these questions are specific for the discipline being sought. He then personally interviews candidates selected for hiring possibility. Lance has extensive experience managing localized and global technology teams dedicated to world-class customer support across a wide variety of operating systems, network operating systems and environments. He directs a mixed team of 60 software development, quality assurance, business analyst, and quality solutions personnel. He supports the development and updating of policies, processes and procedures and ensuring the Employee Policy Handbook is updated regularly. Lance is responsible for day-to-day operations while overseeing resource forecasting and operational planning. Oversee and responsible for client & business budget monitoring, reporting and cost control. Ensure effective and sustained resource utilization rates per engagement for optimal overall cost effectiveness.



Julia Hutchens – Professional Recruiter, TEKsystems


Julia Hutchens has been with Aerotek/TEKsystems in a recruiting role since 2005 when she was hired on to help start the Lexington, KY Aerotek office. Julia spent 8 years working with Aerotek, spending the first few on-site at Lexmark handling the on-boarding and recruitment of their contractors. Towards the end of her tenure with Aerotek, Julia started focusing on the more technical skillsets, specifically the functional roles (PM’s and BA’s). In early 2013, Julia transitioned to TEKsystems to help start their Lexington, KY operation while also focusing exclusively on Business Analysts and Project Managers. Over the last 2.5 years, Julia has been instrumental in growing TEKsystems’ presence in Lexington while staying abreast of local and national trends in respect to hiring functional skillsets.


Julie Ganucheau – Senior Technical Recruiter, Analysts International Corporation      


For almost 11 years Julie has been the lead recruiter at Analysts International’s Lexington office.  Julie joined Analysts because “people are my passion”.   I am a matchmaker of sorts – I help candidates find that perfect complement of what they aspire to do in their career and the job opportunity that will take them there.

Julie has been instrumental in helping the Lexington office grow to one of the larger AIC offices by bringing her skills, HR experience and contractor care philosophy to meet AIC’s customer’s needs. 

Julie has an extensive background in recruiting for Business Analysts and Project Managers as well as multiple other technical positions in the Information Technology stack.



Moderator: Gabriel Ferguson, Director of Educational Outreach for Bluegrass IIBA Chapter


Gabriel Ferguson  is a graduate of Morehead State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a double concentration in Computer Information Systems and Accounting. His work experience includes working as a business systems analyst specializing in Master Data Management, an automotive ERP systems analyst, a tax professional, and an IT project manager for a local food bank. Gabriel's involvement with Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), the largest collegiate business student organization in the world, led him to compete and win first place in Information Management at the Kentucky PBL Spring Leadership Conference in 2014 and second place in Accounting Analysis & Decision Making in 2012. He has led a college team to compete in the KYCPA’s (Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants) annual competition, PEAK (Promote & Encourage Accounting Kentucky) where students test their knowledge of the uniform CPA exam. He hopes to bring his experience as a campus ambassador with Becker Professional education, an organization that promotes review courses for the CPA and PMP certifications, to his current role in order to present the IIBA's academic programs to local universities so that their curriculum may be enriched by the BABOK. 



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Based in Lexington, Kentucky and serving all interested Kentucky Business Analysts    

Mailing address:  Bluegrass IIBA Chapter | 1588 Leestown Road, Suite 130-111 | Lexington, KY  40511



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