In 2003, Carey Pachla joined Fast Switch, Ltd.; essentially, a start-up, at the time. Over 16 years, she built the division she started into a best in class and purpose-driven organization with hundreds of team members servicing multiple organizations, which range in size from Fortune Top 10 to mid-size and start-up organizations.
At the beginning of 2020, Carey Pachla purchased the Fast Switch, Ltd division she oversaw, from infancy, to form Fast Switch – Great Lakes. In October of 2020 Fast Switch - Great Lakes assumed the name of FastTek Global along with U.S. and international expansion including the SE of the U.S., U.K. and India.
FastTek provides tech staffing solutions, executive search expertise, contract- to-hire programs, consulting services, managed services and off-shore sourcing options.
Carey’s Pride Points include:
- Business growth year over year since inception
- Client relationships spanning 16 years and continuing
- Community give-back at the forefront of business
- Transparent and up-front business model
- Long-standing high-value team members, by her side, navigating the ups and downs
- Amazing mentors’ support throughout her journey
- Women Owned Business Enterprise
Pachla earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Western Michigan University and her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Wayne State University.
Passionate about education, Pachla is laser-focused on community organizations with an education purpose. As an active member of the Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT) for 18 years, Pachla is committed to introducing girls to tech careers, providing scholarships to young women and increasing career development for women in Tech. In 2017, she served on the MCWT board as president along with many years on MCWT’s advisory board. She also serves as chair on GreenPath’s board of trustees. GreenPath’s mission is to empower people to lead financially healthy lives. Additionally, Pachla serves as an advisory board member of Wayne’s State University’s Information Systems Management program. Pachla and FastTek support numerous IT intern programs, such as their 18 year strong partnership with Focus:HOPE to grow and develop a diverse Tech workforce.
Pachla lives in Metro-Detroit with her husband, Marc and two daughters, Madeline and Josie. In her spare time, she enjoys tennis, golf, skiing, sailing, hiking and travel.BACK TO OUR TEAM