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FastTek Global History
Our story began with a blank white board and a passion...


Our History

Our story began with a blank whiteboard & a passion……

To be different and act different.  We filled the whiteboard with a VISION of a company that when you hear the name you smile.  Here is what we wrote on the whiteboard!


DON'T's: be shortsighted, be only profit-driven, be too smart for our bridges' & be untrustworthy. 

Flash forward 17 years and we are adding Be KIND to our core principles. 

Back to the beginning. After we established the right way to operate, we opened a Fast Switch division in Michigan.  Along with the success in Michigan, Fast Switch successfully grew in nearly half of the states in the U.S. nearing $100 million in sales over a 16-year period. 

Our pride points along the way included: 

Top Notch Reputation · Best of Class Recruiting Capabilities · Flexible “Client Driven” Services · Community Active and Oriented · Highly Diverse Team 

Along the journey our team has earned their stripes.  We have laughed, celebrated and cried together.  As one we stand taller and are stronger!  We only look in the rear-view mirror to gain insight and to grow from our mistakes.  We are proud to be preferred staffing and consulting partners to multiple Fortune top 10 companies and numerous Fortune 100.

Follow the journey below to where we are today as FastTek Global.

A women-owned enterprise · Operating throughout the U.S. and internationally

  • DECEMBER1996

    Fast Switch is formed in Dublin, Ohio initially focused on Executive Recruitment.


    Fast Switch expands into Michigan and Carey Pachla joins as a Partner to Kick Start the Michigan division.

  • JULY2004

    Fast Switch becomes a preferred supplier to a major Michigan-based automotive company for consulting and Contract-to-Hire Services.

  • JULY2012

    The Michigan-Based Division expands West to Chicago and Minneapolis.

  • DECEMBER2019

    Fast Switch – Great Lakes is formed in December.

  • JANUARY2020

    Partner Buy Out (Carey Pachla) now Fast Switch -Great Lakes, a Michigan-based & Women Owned Company.

  • OCTOBER 2020

    Fast Switch - Great Lakes assumes the name FastTek Global and expands in the Southeast region and internationally.

  • JANUARY2021/2022

    Grows over 35% due to expanded service offerings regionally, nationally, and internationally (India and U.K.)

  • JANUARY2023

    Big goals include expanding impact sourcing outreach, growing FTG's ODC in India, and forming a foundation to support the educational needs of our team and their children

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