Company Greeting

About Our Company

Palace Gate Corporation is an information technology consulting and full-time placement firm that is committed to the success of our clients and our talented placements alike. Palace Gate is consistent in matching the right people with right opportunity. Our company approach is simple: understand our clients' requirements, business needs and cultures in order to quickly identify the best resources to meet those needs and achieve business success.

Our Mission

To provide extraordinary service to our customers and employees – through communication, understanding and attention to detail.

Key Personnel

Sally Martin, President – Palace Gate Corporation

Sally's background in Information Technology (IT) consists of a combination of marketing and recruiting skills that began in 1997. She is an active member of Chicago's IT community and provides both small businesses and Fortune 50 companies with top-notch technical talent ranging from developers to senior executives. 

Sally launched Palace Gate Corporation, based in Evanston, IL, in 2006 and currently serves as President & Owner of the company. She is focused on bringing Chicagoland IT professionals together to share knowledge and encourage growth in the Chicagoland IT community. She also encourages children and teenagers to take part in various aspects of Information Technology and Computer Science and promotes the development of other forms of creative skills.

Sally currently lives in Highland Park, IL and enjoys spending time with her husband, James, and two sons, Chance and Dresden. 

Jennifer Hegener, IT Recruiting Practice Lead

Jennifer has been in recruiting since her college days, where she was in charge of membership recruitment for her sorority and the college’s student volunteer bureau. Since that time, she has worked as an admissions recruiter for a private girls’ boarding school prior to landing in Information Technology (IT) recruiting in 1998. Her experience is varied having worked for a start-up dot com, professional services firms, and placement agencies. She has a broad range of recruiting experience within IT including infrastructure, digital and software development. She has also successfully implemented campus recruiting and internship programs at the corporate level.

Jennifer partnered with Palace Gate as an independent recruiting partner prior to joining as the IT Recruiting Practice Lead in December 2012. She is passionate about building long term relationships and helping people find great new career opportunities.

Jennifer currently lives on the northwest side of Chicago with her husband and two sons. When she is not shuttling her boys to sporting events or volunteering as the Marketing and Enrollment Chair of the St. Edward School Board, she enjoys travel, reading and fine dining.

Jennifer earned her A.B. in English from Albion College and a M.Ed. in Reading from the University of Virginia.

Melinda Robinson, Program Director

Melinda has an extensive background in business process analysis, project management and the implementation and support of publishing and enterprise systems. She has more than 20 years of experience working with both technical and management level professionals. 

In addition to Melinda's recruiting and program management responsibilities at Palace Gate, she facilitates the company's implementation and maintenance of operational systems. 

Melinda currently resides in Evanston, Illinois. She enjoys matching talented IT professionals with great opportunities; in her free time she enjoys literature, renovating old homes to their former glory, Tai Chi and weight resistance training. 

Kristen Osberg, Office Administrator/HR Manager

Kristen Osberg joined the Palace Gate team in 2009 as its accounting, human resources and office manager. She is responsible for all tasks related to accounts payable, payroll and contractual agreements. She also maintains office operations to ensure that all operational tasks and processes are running smoothly on a daily basis. Kristen loves working with people, and is very excited to have the opportunity to grow and further develop her skills with Palace Gate. 

Kristen grew up in the Chicago area and currently resides in Skokie, Illinois. She enjoys spending time with her three children - Angel, Brandon and Joshua - and the rest of her family and friends.