Doug Poldrugo

Doug Poldrugo | Principal and Founder

Doug Poldrugo is the Principal and Founder of Talentscale. Doug is involved in business development, operational and strategic initiatives, contract oversight, management, and government services.

Prior to founding Talentscale, Doug was the Director of Business Operations for Aerotek, Inc. in San Diego County for 12 years. He was responsible for overseeing all operations and the employees within 3 branch offices. Concurrent with those responsibilities, Doug was the Divisional Manager for Aerotek’s Aviation and Government Services Division in the West Region. Doug was instrumental in the delivery and performance of over 30 Prime and Subcontract awards on fixed/rotary wing platforms, ground & maritime systems, along with GSA Task Order Management services for Facility Support O&M Contracts.

Prior to joining Aerotek, Doug was a Staff NCO in the USMC, Charlie Company 1st Tank Battalion in 29 Palms, CA.


Steve Santich | CEO

Steve Santich is CEO and Co-Owner of Talentscale Steve is responsible for leading the recruiting, sales, and operational efforts of Talentscale on a national level. Steve has 17 years of technical staff augmentation, government services staff augmentation, and human capital management experience. His experience includes building and managing contract employee populations in excess of 2,500 personnel as well as leading sales, recruiting, program management, on-site programs, and staffing services for branch and regional operations.

Prior to joining Talentscale, Steve held the position of Director of Business Operations for Aerotek in Sacramento, CA for 7 years, ultimately overseeing contracts, staffing production, and the employees of two branch offices and six on-site staffing programs. Concurrent with those responsibilities, he was the Divisional Manager for Aerotek’s Professional Services Division in the Western Region. While in these positions, Steve was instrumental in the growth and delivery of staffing military programs, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, government contractors, Fortune 1000 firms, and large scale national staffing engagements. Steve graduated from Santa Clara University and received a BSC in Organizational Management and Behavior.