Mission Statement

Connecting opportunity with the Engineers who change the world…

Through our quality, our customers and our people we introduce the world’s most extraordinary talent to the world’s most innovative companies.

Our Founders

Christopher Atiyah

Christopher Atiyah is an award-winning Executive with a stellar track record of building teams, businesses, cultures across the world. As a Sales Director at one of the world’s leading staffing firms, Chris opened and scaled the Midwest Engineering Division, which now boasts over 75 people across 2 locations. Motivated by business growth and people development, Chris is currently building The Best Company to Work For in America: Engtal.

His latest venture has recently won awards for being The Best & Brightest Company to Work For in Chicago. They were also presented the When Work Works Award – the only company in Illinois to achieve this.

Initially from the UK, Chris holds a degree in English Literature and moved to America for three reasons: Root Beer, Bruce Springsteen, and Buffalo Chicken Wings.

Mark Znowski

Based in London, Mark Znowski is a CEO with 20 years of recruitment experience. In 2003, Mark founded Staffgroup, a recruitment firm for the technology, finance, and energy industries. With a staff totaling 150 people, Staffgroup placed candidates in 42 countries with sales of $75 million.

Mark built Staffgroup’s management teams in Berlin and Hamburg, taking them from complete start up, to one of the leading recruitment companies in Germany. Twelve years after its founding, he sold Staffgroup to The Cordant Group in one of the UK’s biggest deals of 2015. Mark graduated with honors with a degree in Politics, and in his free time, he loves watching and playing (badly) soccer, traveling the world, and spending time with his three children.

Our History

Our founders have over 30 years’ experience creating, building and scaling world-leading recruitment businesses. Engtal was formed in 2017 to provide the engineering world with a recruitment provider it can rely on for excellent customer service and outstanding delivery.

We believe in a niche, tailored and relationship-oriented approach to conducting business and Our Quality, Our Customers & Our People are the foundations upon which we build.

We may be a start-up but we have world-beating ambitions so watch this space!

Join Our Team

Engtal is Chicago’s hottest and fastest growing startup and our vision is to build a company the world wants to work for. Whether you’re a seasoned sales veteran or a fresh graduate looking for the first step in your illustrious career, get in contact! As well as offering “off the chart” growth opportunities, we have an outstanding Learning & Development program, a best-in-class compensation package and a culture unlike any you’ve ever experienced. We’re ALWAYS interested in speaking to motivated, ambitious & driven people in Chicago.