About Gear Partners

We started as two staffing executives who came together with different lenses on the business, and ended up with the conclusion that optimizing process, technology and people is the best way to establish a sound foundation for technology innovation.

After years of implementing front, middle and back office ​staffing software, we came to believe there is a gap between what staffing companies can do in-house and what their software vendors can provide. We are passionate to help companies cross that bridge to reap the rewards of successful software investments.

  • 15 years in staffing operations including CRM/ATS, Time, Expense and Onboarding Implementation, System Administration and Sr. Consulting from front to back office
  • 20+ years of Process Improvement, Program Management, Business Modeling
  • 15+ years running Management Consulting Division and Application Development Group

We have a passion to help prepare your business for software implementations and tool integrations because we have walked in your shoes!

Dan Royle

Managing Partner

Dan Royle brings over 20 years of experience in staffing and business operations to Gear Partners, including Project and Program Management, Management Consulting, Financial Operations, Strategic Initiatives, Risk Management, Business Process Re-engineering and all aspects of Software Development and Deployment.

Prior to co-founding Gear Partners, Dan spent many years at a large staffing firm fulfilling roles such as VP of Operations, VP of IT, Director of Professional Services and Director of Marketing. Dan was responsible for the overall business operations and strategic road map planning. He owned the creation, management, governance, and measurement of corporate strategic goals. Dan was accountable for infrastructure, management and deployment of all enterprise systems and applications, change management, budgeting, procurement, vendor relations and reporting. Dan spearheaded innovation throughout the rapidly growing company with proven results. His experience with software includes but is not limited to ATS/CRM, Time and Expense, Pay/Bill, HRIS, and  Marketing Engagement platforms.

Over the years, Dan has seen businesses through from inception to mergers and acquisitions and everything in between.  He is driven to share his expertise to help other companies prepare for and achieve their technology goals, with the least impact on business as usual. Dan is a dynamic leader, proven facilitator, process guru who knows how to drive results.

Maria Papadopoulos

Strategic Implementation Partner

Maria is a accomplished Strategic Implementation Partner with a wealth of experience in transforming Bullhorn users’ visions into tangible success stories.

With a profound commitment to excellence, I specialize in delivering an elevated user experience for Bullhorn customers. My approach involves leveraging best-practice implementation methodologies, streamlined optimizations, and customizations, all seamlessly woven together with an agile project management style. My track record speaks for itself, consistently delivering projects on time and within budget.

I am deeply passionate about helping our clients realize their vision and goals in managing the recruitment process effectively. By serving as a consultant to mid-size to enterprise clients, I bridge the gap between functional and technical processes, ensuring a holistic understanding of the full suite of Bullhorn products, services, and functionality.

Areas of Expertise:

  • System Implementations
  • Optimizations
  • Project Management
  • Systems Integration
  • Business Process Standardization
  • Process Improvement
  • Business Analysis
  • Cross-Functional Team Collaboration
  • Project Recovery