Serving our clients’ needs for over 25 years.

IPM was founded in 1992 by our current CEO, Sheila McIlnay, with a focus on total customer service. We started with furnishing difficult-to-find, international SAP talent to major global corporations. We have since grown our business over nearly three decades to include numerous industries, locations and technical skills, becoming a complete contingent labor provider for our clients. Our efficiencies in our business operations allow us to service any sized company, from Fortune 500 global companies to small businesses across the US. Our growth and success is a direct result of our unsurpassed customer service in the field of professional services.

Meet Our Management Team

Our leadership team is supported by a group of industry experts in recruitment, marketing, project management, technology and database development.

Sheila McIlnay
Sheila McIlnayFounder & CEO
Sheila McIlnay, a former prosecutor, became interested in the IT field during her early efforts to bring modern computing to the State Bar of Texas, while serving as its General Counsel in the early 90’s. She formed her initial company, Independent Professional Management, Inc. (IPM) in 1992, and has maintained it as an ongoing multi-million dollar global business while transforming it from supplemental staffing to full-service ERP consulting.

In 2005 she began re-emphasizing IPM’s supply chain and asset management practice with the creation of IPM Asset Solutions, a specialized firm combining the latest RFID technologies with strong back-office implementation processes.

McIlany is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and the University of Nebraska School of Law. She has served as clerk for the United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, worked for the Colorado Supreme Court as a disciplinary counsel, and been a felony prosecutor in Colorado.

In 1990, she was selected to run the largest regional office of the General Counsel of the State Bar of Texas, eventually being appointed as the General Counsel of the State Bar.

Sheila is on the board of Go For the Greens, a non-profit organization that promotes the importance of networking for women executives. She also volunteers at her local YMCA in Houston and serves as mentor to young female business leaders.

Kellie Wirth
Kellie WirthDirector, Resource Management
Kellie has been involved with various marketing and business development efforts for IPM since 2007. She has 18 years of experience managing client accounts and strategic partnerships. She has worked as consultant and project manager, building and implementing communication plans across various industries, including health care, agriculture, engineering and the energy sector.

Kellie is responsible for ensuring our client processes are effective and successful. She works with our clients and partners across the US to create synergy between our deliverables and our clients’ needs and existing processes. She is the key point of contact for our employees and recruiting team.

Kellie has a Masters Degree in Business, Marketing and Communications from the University of Nebraska. She calls Wyoming home, where she tries to be outside anytime she’s not working.

Team Members

Brandon Malson
Brandon MalsonAccount Manager, Recruitment
Brandon has been involved with sales, direct hire, contract/temporary staffing, and technologies within the recruiting industry since 2009. Aside from running IPM’s U.S. recruiting department,he is co-founder of a social split network platform, SplitReq, that connects recruiters around the globe to work together and share resources.

Brandon lives in Rochester Hills, Michigan with his wife, Miranda, and son, Henry. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family, loves anything Michigan State University related. Brandon is involved in the startup community, an avid outdoorsmen, passionate about land conservation, and enjoys conducting due diligence on, and investing in, public microcap companies.

Hrini Sandoval
Hrini SandovalSenior Accounting Manager
Hrini is the accounting expert at IPM. She manages the payroll and accounting functions that keep IPM running on a daily basis. She has been helping companies with their accounts, payroll, taxes and business operations since 2007, as she has served in Finance, Wealth Management, and Operations almost her entire career. Hrini loves all things business operations, especially analyzing and forecasting.

Hrini lives in Tomball, Texas with her husband and three children. She often gets asked about her name, which is Greek for Irene and means ‘peace’. When she’s not reconciling spreadsheets or chasing kids around her yard, she enjoys time at the beach, lifting weights and continuing her education.

“What makes IPM, Inc. different or special? I know this is a cliché, but it’s the people that make this place so special. We have a great team, with great minds, and we work well together!! We also have an environment where everyone is working toward improvements for the firm as well as self-improvement. That makes for an inspiring and challenging place to work.”

Alexis Linares
Alexis LinaresOffice Manager
Alexis has been part of IPM and IPM Asset Management since 2010. Her title of Office Manager doesn’t accurately describe the scope of work she does on a daily basis. She plans and organizes all company events, manages IPM’s benefit vendors, has friends in every state tax department west of the Mississippi and basically never shies away from a new task.

When we allow Alexis to escape the office, she and her son love to head to the Texas coast to enjoy the beach or to Houston Pets Alive to volunteer for the no-kill shelter. She has no idea how many pets she has because she can’t say no to fostering puppies while they await adoption.

Our Philosophy

We provide our clients with skilled personnel and allow our customers to reach their full growth potential. We work diligently to place project managers and build teams of top level consultants and do key staff augmentation for resources as needed. Our commitment goes beyond well managed projects and flexible staffing models. We maintain strong relationships across the complete spectrum of our clients’ project life cycle from the planning of their needs, the procurement of resources, on through the delivery of services and continued support at each step in between.

We work closely with both our clients and consultants to assure that we produce results that meet and exceed client expectations. In our most recent worker survey, 96% of our workforce report a high satisfaction with the IPM staff and its services.

We have also made a successful transition into the managed services environment, where necessary, and working with several international MSPs and with a variety of VMS software products.

We are able to recruit and work with the best consultants across skill levels and industry because we work with them on terms that are unmatched in the field of consulting. The strength of these key relationships translates directly to our clients as we leverage our relationships to ensure that our consultants deliver superior results. The net effect of IPM’s extraordinary customer service is that our team manages and delivers consultants that make substantial contributions to our clients’ organization. Our internal team, led by our Vice President of Resources, Andy Bishop, a 19-year veteran of IPM, provides “white glove service” to not only our consultant/ contractors, but to our clients as well, be it the large corporate end client, or the MSP. His teams identify and addresses multiple issues and challenges on a “24 x 7” basis.

In recent years we have refined the management of contingent labor as the marketplace has evolved. It is estimated that nearly 35% of today’s total workforce is comprised of contingent labor; there is evidence to prove that number will only increase.

Whether it be recruited talent or self-sourced/ pre-identified resources, IPM can manage that expanding workforce, assuring total compliance with the “alphabet soup” of laws, rules and regulations that are a constant in the field of contingent workforce management.


“IPM has been the most responsive, clear and helpful of any vendor I’ve been with – and I’ve been through a good number.”


“Your responsiveness and desire to bring to the highest value to all concerned really does show through. My first year with you has been very smooth.”


“It’s great that you all show appreciation for the employees, with things like the “welcome” gift, and the get-together you organized. I also appreciate that the process of entering time is streamlined and simple, and every time I’ve contacted you with a question you’ve responded immediately and resolved my question fully.”


Trusted Partners

From IPM’s corporate headquarters located in Houston, Texas, we have developed successful, long-term relationships with many of the world’s largest Fortune 500 companies. However, our flexibility and ease of business transactions also makes us an attractive partner for smaller companies as well. As a Certified HUB (Historically Underutilized Business), IPM can meet the diverse needs of our clients in the search for the right employee, consultant, technology or business solution.