Management Team

We have been building a team that understands the core principals that began our company. Softworld's Management Team is focused on our consultants, our clients and our staff. Success can be achieved for everyone on our team, across the board. Meet our team below.


Michael Shuman, Founder and Principal
Michael Shuman founded Softworld in 1993. As founder, he currently works with the executive team on the overall strategy, direction and goals of the firm. Michael began Softworld with a simple concept, the technology staffing world was not focused on the right thing. The primary business of technology staffing firms is to seek out great technologists, forge strong relationships with them, qualify their talents, represent them well in the marketplace in order to drive their careers with clients that need great technology professionals. Focusing on the careers of Softworld’s consultants drives satisfied consultants and clients. Michael created an environment where consultants are truly part of the Softworld team. To this day, it is at the forefront of how we do business.
He served as Softworld’s CEO for nearly a decade. Prior to founding Softworld, Michael was a consultant himself in application development. Working as a consultant formed many of his opinions of what Softworld needed to become.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Washington University.
David Teitelman, Chairman, CEO & President
Dave Teitelman joined Softworld in July 2002. He is responsible for the growth and development of the company’s business practices throughout the United States and for creating a world class work environment for all of the Softworld team. Dave is also responsible for overseeing the recruitment of senior management, identifying and developing new lines of business, strategic accounts and initiating partnerships with selected businesses and organizations.
Dave brings over 30 years of successful experience in building companies. An entrepreneur with an MBA and a unique blend of functional experience as a technologist, marketing specialist and business executive, Dave has led a variety of public and private technology ventures to achieve dramatic revenue growth, significant bottom-line contributions and an entrenched competitive position.
He received his undergraduate degree from Southern Connecticut State University and his MBA from the University of New Haven.
Robert Marini - Chief Financial Officer
Bob Marini joined Softworld in June 2016. In his role, he oversees all aspects of financial management & operations, treasury, risk management and human resources. He brings strategic leadership, deep management experience and vision to the team.
Bob has over 25 years of progressive experience in finance, operations and strategic management for technology centric services and products ranging from advanced materials to end-to-end embedded applications for data communications and e-business solutions.  Prior to coming to Softworld, Bob served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at several early to mid-stage B2B/B2C companies including the NanoSteel Company, Inc., Viridien Technologies, and DI.Com. Prior to that, Bob was Instron Corporation's Director of Finance for the Pacific Rim and South America. In addition, he has held financial positions for Nuclear Metals, Inc. and the Raytheon Company. He has also served as the Vice-Chairman of the National Council for Northeastern University, is a member of both the IMA and Financial Executives International (FEI).
Bob holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Management from Northeastern University and an MBA in financial management, accounting and operations from the Northeastern University D'Amore-McKim Graduate School of Business.
Raymond St. Martin, Vice President, Sales & Operations
Ray St. Martin joined Softworld in March 2002. He is responsible for leading and directing all of Softworld’s sales operations, national expansion, compensation planning as well as personnel development. He has held multiple positions at Softworld including Director of Recruiting, Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Sales and Operations and has held almost every sales or recruiting position within staffing.
Ray has 17 years of IT staffing experience from start-up to some of the top firms in the nation. He has been a senior Recruiter, Account Executive, and Recruiting Manager at a niche IT Professional Services firm. He began his IT staffing career in recruiting, locating and delivering hard to find talent in time sensitive situations for a nationally recognized IT Consulting firm.
Ray received a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island, where he majored in Finance and Communications.
Mark Finocchario, Vice President, Client Delivery and Recruiting
Mark Finocchario joined Softworld in June 2011. He is responsible for leading and directing all of Softworld’s recruiting teams across the country, search strategies, the consultant care program, creation of custom client delivery models as well as personnel development. He focuses the team on delivering the right candidates for the clients of Softworld and the right opportunities for Softworld’s candidates.
Mark brings over 11 years of staffing experience from start-ups to leading staffing firms. He has held many of the positions within staffing from Technical Recruiter to Team Lead to Recruiting Manager to Director of Recruiting. He has been responsible for creating new practices, new locations and new divisions.
Alan Sarasohn - Vice President, Business Solutions
Alan Sarasohn joined Softworld in May 2006. His responsibilities include managing the banking practice (from project scoping through delivery), Softworld’s program management office, all pre-sales activities and drives the practice’s overall vision. He plays a critical role in establishing and managing strategic relationships with Softworld partner organizations.

Alan has a 30 year career in computer system technologies having worked for a variety of software start-up firms as well as large computer manufacturers. He has supported commercial and government clients in all of his roles.
He has a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Boston University.