Keith Banks

Keith Banks


Keith Banks, CTS, CSP, is a well known leader within the staffing and employment industry. Since 2002 Keith has served as President of Lloyd Staffing, which has offices in New York, Florida and a headquarters on Long Island.

Prior to taking the helm of Lloyd, Keith worked in various departments at the company including Talent Acquisition, Workforce Solutions, Franchise Operations, Contingent Staffing and General Management, and was one of the co-founders of RINGO in 2001.

Today he maintains a dual role as president of both Lloyd and RINGO and has overseen the growth and expansion of both. Keith has been actively involved with LLoyd’s participation in the Greater NY Chapter of the Family Business Council and served on the Board of Directors for the New York Association of Temporary and Staffing Services.

He has worked on behalf of the Children’s Medical Fund, Ronald McDonald House, the New Leadership Division of North Shore-Long Island Jewish Hospital and the Long Island Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Active in the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) since 2000, he served as YPO’s Northeastern Membership Chair.

Mark Hallerman

Mark Hallerman

Chief Technical Officer

Mark Hallerman joined Ringo after serving as Director of Software Development and Engineering for several leading emerging technology companies. Sites launched under his management have received numerous industry accolades including the Forbes 200 Best Sites on the Internet and a VerticalZoom citation, as well as highly publicized reviews in trade periodicals such as Internet Week. Hallerman has held senior level positions where his key responsibilities encompassed development, integration and management of the developmental process for Web-based procurement applications directed at the B2B and B2C industries.

Earlier in his career, Hallerman served as a Senior Software Engineer at The Lotus Development Corporation, one of the world's most prominent software development companies. He built an impressive reputation for developing customizations for the acclaimed Lotus Notes workflow software and delivering solutions for clients on a global basis.

Karen Azzata

Karen Azzata

Director of Account Management

Karen oversees RINGO Operations including customer success and support, onboarding, training and platform management while supporting policy and procedural protocols and quality control for all clients.  Karen is also directly involved in the on-boarding of new vendors and training and development of authorized staff accessing the technology for our clientele. With over 20 years of business experience within the Healthcare staffing and non-profit arenas, she brings a sensitivity and a keen eye to detail centered around the healthcare staffing industry. 

While working for a privately held staffing firm, Ms. Azzata excelled in her demonstrated commitment to proper staffing practices and compliance within the healthcare industry.  This includes her comprehension of JC guidelines, recruitment, evaluation, credentialing, competency and supporting adherence to standards. She is also well versed in the recruitment, testing, placement and operations of per-diem and contract nursing and Locum Tenens.

Karen was directly involved in the establishment of an International Nursing Division of a major regional staffing firm. Her expertise ranged from working win international staffing vendors, lawyers and governmental agencies and nurses. She served as an ambassador and liaison in the placement of international nurses acclimating the to their new environment.


Bill McKenna

Director of Sales and Business Development

Bill McKenna’s has had a varied career that’s been a combination of sales, business development and finance.  After graduating with a BA from Manhattan College, he  earned his series 7 and 63 licenses and began work as a stockbroker.  He spent three year maintaining a multi-million dollar book of business before moving into the role of Financial Advisor/Sales Manager with MetLife. Over the next four years he honed his sales skills, advising and counseling clients earning awards for his superior performance.

In 2009, Bill joined a wealth management/capital group accepting the position of VP of Sales where he built a sales force offering commodity investments to individual investors.  He hired, trained and mentored a large sales team and increased overall production by 200%.  He transformed an inconsistent sales team with sporadic success to a consistently, high performing team exceeding corporate expectations.

Later positions included a National Account Manager role and then on to Head of Regional Sales – most recently with a background checking software and service organization where he excelled at client demos, sales and building strong client relations.  He was twice the recipient of the President’s Club Award for overall sales production.

Bill joined Ringo in 2016 as the Director of Sales and Business Development where has continued to cultivate client relationships and build a pipeline of prospects and business associates.  His experience in the credentialing/screening industry has been a strong advantage in conveying Ringo’s unique features and reporting capabilities as they relate to the compliance components of talent acquisition for the staffing industry and healthcare marketplace.