About Us

Combining experience and heart, the elite team at Asante Alliance provides a concierge level of service to clients in Idaho and the surrounding regions. Asante helps IT professionals discover career opportunities everyday while aligning goals within innovative companies. With 14 years of trusted leadership in locating, vetting and placing top IT talent, Asante works hard to deliver.

A penchant for professionalism, warmth and accuracy sets Asante Alliance apart from typical staffing agencies. Partner with us to find the most sought after, talented professionals, who are the "right fit" for your company's culture. Driving projects to completion starts and ends with the right talent. Quality, proven talent is out there. Choose Asante to help you find it.     

Mandy Ellinger, Director of IT Talent

Mandy brings her extensive recruiting career, including global assignments, to Asante. Her industry background includes:  Semiconductor, healthcare, agriculture, wireless networking, and retail. She has a passion for talent acquisition and relationship building and will use that to drive business development around IT. Through business partnerships, she finds top talent for roles such as business analytics, cyber security, data science, DevOps, and software engineers. In addition, Mandy’s experience includes performance management, workforce development and non-profit leadership. In her downtime, Mandy and her husband, Rich, enjoy fitness activities, cooking, travel, reading, and non-profit work. She has a grown son that lives in SoCal.


Samantha Foster, Managing Partner of Executive Search

Samantha Foster joined Asante Alliance as Managing Partner and Head of Recruiting after a successful 20+ year career in commercial banking. Using her knack for connecting the "right people at the right time", she leads the firm's recruiting and talent advisor services in addition to assuming all business development efforts. Partnering with Idaho-based companies and Idaho-based IT groups, she and her team will help them find the very best IT professionals, from the Data Analyst and Engineer levels to CTOs & CIOs.

Outside of work, Samantha enjoys hiking the foothills with her husband, son and two dogs, bike riding along the Greenbelt and enjoying good food, craft spirits and locally produced wine with friends and family. 

"Samantha was able to find us the perfect candidate for our small, but growing PE-backed company. She exceeded our expectations and blew the other recruiting firm out of the water with her candidate selections & screening as well as maintaining a high level of communication and service."   MC, Investor in Boise-based medical device company. 

Tim Fitzpatrick, Founder & President

Tim is a 25-year IT industry veteran who loves altruistic networking and helping connect people and companies. He has guided IT recruiting, sales, consulting, and business development with firms such as CTG, Citrix, Sentillion, Guidant, Philips, HP/Agilent and Siemens in the US, Australia, Asia, and Europe. As a leader in healthcare information technology, Tim has been involved with electronic medical records (EMR) such as Epic Systems since their first installations. He is a former board member of the Make-a-Wish Foundation and an advisory board member of the Idaho Technology Council. Tim and his wife, Becky, have three children. In his spare time, he loves to golf, cook and fly fish. On most winter weekends, he can be found skiing with family in McCall.

"St. Luke’s Health System has worked closely with Asante Alliance for most of the past 5 years as a customer of Asante. The IT services and resources they have provided have been well qualified and contributed directly to our successful implementation of Epic Systems. Asante works closely with us on all aspects of our engagements and has been one of our premier partners, not only in providing IT resources, but in the other services which they’ve provided. I can recommend Tim Fitzpatrick and Asante Alliance as experienced, customer-oriented partners in every aspect of our engagement with them. “  Michael Jensen - Director - IT PMO & Governance  St Luke’s Health System

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