About Us

For over twenty years, Recruiting Pro Software has provided our clients the tools necessary to gain a significant, competitive advantage in athletics and in the boardroom while utilizing the most innovative technologies currently available. When the company was founded, our focus was on comprehensive Data Management for all aspects of the collegiate recruiting and compliance processes. Recruiting Pro played a critical role in these processes for collegiate clients at a variety of levels nationwide. In the past decade, we have transitioned toward more custom designed systems for a wide range of clients. Our systems not only reflect our expertise as a software development firm, but also our combined thirty-six years of experience in the highly competitive coaching industry.

The mountain of data available to most businesses regarding potential and current customers, personnel, or inventory continues to grow. In order to utilize this data to grow and run a business efficiently, there need to be solutions in place to manage this data and connect the various data sources. We design and develop large and complex systems with a premium on the security and storage of proprietary information to create a “hub of the wheel” essential tool for your business to improve efficiency and power by eliminating redundancy. These systems allow individuals to focus on their area of expertise instead of worrying about multi-touch data entry. Ultimately, our goal is to help you save time and money while increasing the overall quality of your business efforts. Recruiting Pro is a member of the FileMaker Business Alliance, a group of independent consultants vetted by FileMaker, Inc., our primary development platform. As your partner, we are committed to providing the highest level of service to assist you and your staff in achieving success.


Paul Costanzo, President & Founder

Paul has overseen Recruiting Pro since its inception in 1994 and has been responsible for day-to-day operations since retirement from coaching in 2001. Under his leadership, Recruiting Pro has played a critical role in the daily operational management of businesses in a wide-range of industries as well as for a variety of collegiate clients in the recruiting and compliance processes. He designs and develops “mission-critical” systems with the ability to integrate with other enterprise level data sources and was selected as a presenter for the “Paper to Paperless” FileMaker, Inc. National Webinar Series featuring our iOS apps and SMS integration. Prior to pursuing a full-time career in software development, Paul spent 17 years coaching basketball and baseball at the D-I, D-III, and high school levels where he was part of the University of Wisconsin - Madison basketball staff during their 2000 Final Four appearance.

Chris Conger, Director of Product Development

Chris first partnered with Recruiting Pro to develop the Event Pro iOS app, distributed via the Apple App Store, and Event Pro Admin system prior to joining the Recruiting Pro team full-time. Before joining the Recruiting Pro team, Chris enjoyed a 19-year collegiate men's baseketball coaching career. As a Certified Developer in FileMaker 15, Chris is a project lead in custom development projects including desktop, app, and web components. His development work on a QuickBooks integration was recently featured as a customer success story in a FileMaker, Inc. published eBook. In addition to Chris’ head coaching duties at Lake Forest College, he also designed a number of database systems used throughout campus. In college, Chris played basketball at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, graduating in 1995 with a degree in Engineering Mechanics.

Vanessa Costanzo, Director of Business Development & Technology

Vanessa oversees the development, implementation, and use of technology to meet our business needs and the business needs of our clients. She has many years experience working to support and train Recruiting Pro clients to maximize the efficient use of their systems. Previously, she worked in project management in the Pharmaceutical Development Services department for a major worldwide research corporation. Vanessa received her Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Biology and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and recently completed a Master of Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing & Entrepreneurship in conjunction with a Master of Science in Information Systems at Boston University Questrom School of Business.