Geri Firth is a senior account manager at DTG Consulting Solutions in New York, a full resource staffing and consulting firm with a reputation for its excellence in delivering top talent in the information technology arena. Firth attended Pace University in New York. “It is such a great feeling when you provide the perfect resource to your client, and I am particularly proud of a placement of a manager two years ago,” Firth recalls.
“I placed a manager from Galway at one of my major clients on Fifth Avenue. It is such a good feeling to know
that you help make a difference to someone. I placed him just after he married, and since then he has planted his roots in New York and started a family.”
Her maternal grandparents hailed from Clare and paternal from Cork. “I carry a picture of my great grandparents from the early 1900s in my cell phone. I often look at it and know that I am living the dream they had when they kissed their daughter goodbye at the dock and never saw her again,” says Firth.
“I have been influenced by a great number of strong Irish women. My mother’s mother was a working single parent, widowed with three young children during the Depression and she managed to adopt her orphaned niece and nephew. My father’s mother raised 12 children in New York during the Depression as well.
“My mother is my rock who taught me to balance a career and family while my mother in-law kept my Irish up with many happy weekends in the Catskills! I hope to continue this tradition and pass it along to my two daughters who have inherited all or our good qualities combined.”
Firth and her husband Joe have four children, Sean, Conor, Meagan and Jillian.
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