NextGen is a talent engagement firm dedicated to building a better workforce and a better workplace for a quickly changing high-tech business world.

We are both an industrious and enterprising company that helps connect people and technology across the globe. With a creative, collaborative and contemporary approach, we work with companies to help build multicultural business partnerships and with global citizens to create a world-wide talent community. As an international and innovative resource, NextGen supports emerging tech organizations, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies with the best and brightest talent in IT and professional services.

Staffing Firm

As a staffing firm, we work with contingent labor programs to deliver high volume, quality service on-demand.

Recruiting Firm

As a recruiting firm, we connect high caliber talent with cutting-edge, progressive companies.

Consulting Firm

As a consulting firm, we deliver consultative solutions to solve business challenges.

At NextGen, we strive to make our enterprise a platform which supports growth and sustainability through fiscal and social responsibility, diversity and green initiatives.

We are the next generation of visionaries…artists…entrepreneurs…technologists…executives…business leaders. We are NextGen.

History of NextGen

  • Founders Maria del Carmen Jacob and Mike Barton gathered a core group of IT professionals, galvanizing their experience to create a superior staffing services corporation.

  • With solid partnerships in St. Louis, NextGen continued to expand their services with IT companies throughout the country.

  • By building a premiere recruiting team, NextGen expands their capabilities from IT Staffing to include Business Staffing Solutions.

  • NextGen establishes its Project Services Division and partnered with select IT firms for a project management services success story that helped build the company’s national presence.

  • With a growth rate at more than 35%, NextGen generates more than $50 in revenue.

  • NextGen celebrates 15 years of success and transforms, engaging new staff members with seasoned recruiters at their new corporate offices and revenue of more than $70 million.

  • NextGen expands their staff, services and programs including NextDimensions, Diversity Works, NextStep, We Care, Recruit A Veteran (RAV) Initiative and the Verde Project to create a new sustainability platform.

  • NextGen continues to expand its capabilities and services as a global leader with the introduction of their CHAMBA USA Program designed to bring bilingual consultants from Mexico.

  • NextGen celebrates 20 years of service.


We have received numerous honors and awards over the years for excellence in business and diversity.

In 1997, Founders Maria del Carmen Jacob and Mike Barton gathered a core group of IT professionals to create a staffing services corporation. NextGen finds real solutions for workplace challenges by creating positive relationships with employers and potential employees.

Through programs like Diversity Works, Recruit a Veteran, We Care, and CHAMBA, we have taken our original goals for the company to the next level. We pride ourselves on our history and experience, yet, we are poised for the future.

# Top 500 American Owned Business in US
# Top 50 Privately Held Businesses in Missouri
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# Top 500 Woman Owned Businesses in US


Be passionate and committed to future growth and development.


Be kind, tolerant, and respectful in all aspects of business.


Embrace Change and inspire others.


Embrace the difference that each person brings to the workplace.


Deliver excellence in everything you do.


NextGen is in the business of connecting people and technology to help create a better workforce and workplace with a diverse talent community.

Simply, we support clients as they build their business and consultants as they work to fulfill their professional dreams. While we stand on a foundation of experience and expertise, we are poised to meet the changing demands of business. Ours is a pursuit of excellence, in everything we do, evidenced by long-standing, productive and positive business partnerships and a history of success.

We are catalysts to growth and ambassadors of change, as we cultivate a diverse and global business community for a sustainable future. We work…for a better workforce… a better workplace.



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