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Established in 1997, Prairie Inc. is a Chicago-based staffing firm specializing in the placement of Information Technology professionals in a wide range of disciplines. By offering highly targeted, personalized service to each and every client with whom we work, we respond to the needs of customers frustrated by the "one-size-fits-all" approach to recruiting and staffing.

Prairie is a certified WBE providing IT talent acquisition support to Fortune 500 as well as other premier companies. From the vantage point of our strategically located Midwest offices, Prairie is ideally situated to represent companies and individuals across the country. Our clients count on Prairie to support their nationwide staffing needs covering a full spectrum of technology positions. Prairie’s principals have over 50 years of combined industry experience. This, and the unique dedication we have to our customers success, is the key to our own success.

Our Team


Linda O'Dea

Linda O’Dea

President And Owner



Brian O'Dea



Kaitlyn Nortz

Kaitlyn Nortz

Business Dev. Manager


Holly Stowe

Holly Stowe

Office Administrator


Susan Kouzmanoff

Susan Kouzmanoff, CIR

Recruiting Manager


Kristin Ahern

Kristin Ahern

Senior Technical Recruiter


Sharadha Jayakumar

Sharadha Jayakumar, CIR

Technical Recruiter


Youstina Tanaghou

Youstina Tanaghou, CIR

Technical Recruiter

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