In 2001, Donn Harvey was on the other side of the staffing business. As a director of engineering responsible for growing a team, he found generalist staffing firms unable to provide the technical professionals and service he needed. So, he started his own: Protingent. Using his experience as both a research engineer and a director-level manager, Donn built his network of connections into a powerful resource for clients and a source of high-quality employment for technical professionals. He loves putting people to work and helping clients solve their problems—not to mention the challenge of constantly refining Protingent to be a best-in-class company. Donn believes in going above and beyond: truly listening to clients and proactively offering solutions—sometimes to problems they don’t even know they have. His team shares this philosophy, always going the extra mile to help clients and candidates succeed. Outside of Protingent, Donn plays bass in a local blues band and is an avid dual-sport, off-road, and adventure touring motorcycle rider.
Strategic Advisor, 2013 IEEE International Microwave Symposium
Past Chairman, 2002 IEE International Microwave Symposium
Past Chairman/Board Member, IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society
Past President, Staffing Association of Washington
Past Chairman, American Electronics Association
Past Treasurer, ArtsEast
Tim has been part of Protingent since the beginning. Already a top-performing staffing account manager at another firm, Tim helped Donn clarify and execute his vision of a better tech staffing company. In addition to working with Donn on company strategy, he trains, mentors, and assists Protingent managers and recruiters. Over the years he has been responsible for bringing in some of Protingent’s top performers. His unique, tenacious style and attention to detail have earned him lasting relationships with engineers, managers, and high-tech companies. Tim is very much a people person. He loves helping Protingent people succeed, finding work for engineers, and going the extra mile for clients. He shares Donn’s love of music, and rounds out his off hours with skiing, swimming, and tennis.