Adept Group


The Adept Group delivers best in class engineering, consulting, talent and digital solutions for the packaging world.

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Packaging Engineering

Adept Packaging

Adept Packaging is the leading expert for packaging engineering and serialization, delivering best in class processes for packaging and supply chain management to optimize packaging functions for the Food, Beverage, CPG, Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industries.


Adept Talent

Adept Talent identifies the best talent for the packaging industry. As the leading recruitment and placement firm in packaging, our packaging talent pipeline enables us to ensure you have the right talent, with the right expertise, right when you need it.

Savings beyond sourcing

Adept Value Optimization

Our Value Optimization team accelerates margin improvement through combining engineering optimization and design with best practices for strategic sourcing.

Through our extensive experience, we have developed a thorough benchmark of the capabilities, advantages and limitations of our global network of suppliers; allowing us to identify the best in class solutions at the lowest total landed cost for your products.

Key Team Members

Managing Director, Adept Group

Hasanna Birdsong

Hasanna is the Managing Director of the Adept Group.  She is driven by a burning desire to help people.  She is a problem-solving maven who takes pride in her ability to step into clients’ shoes, feel their pain, and identify creative solutions to their problems.  Hasanna studied Business Management and Marketing and leverages over 20 years of business development experience across several key industries, to deliver innovative, efficient and cost-saving approaches to your packaging needs.

When she’s not developing and maintaining relationships with her clients (who all love her!), she’s probably at a concert, on her way to Dublin or volunteering to do her small part to save her corner of the world.  She also never says no to a glass of wine with Martin. The rumor is true, he drinks GREAT wine!

President, Adept Labs

Prateek Lal

Prateek Lal is the visionary at Adept Packaging; founding the company in 2008 on the premise that talented, driven people who come together with a collective purpose and a clear vision can shape the future.  He spent the last 11 years creating a culture that puts people first, through emboldening their natural talents and giving them the tools they need for success.

Director of Marketing, Adept Group

Jessica Bargilione

Jess is involved in all things marketing for the Adept Group. She has a passion for learning, which is evidenced by her 4 degrees (education, psychology, design, marketing), all of which aligns with her belief that when you break it all down, it’s people* and the way that we move one another that matters most. When she’s not at work, you can find her on the softball field, hiking, traveling, absorbed in some artistic endeavor or with her nose buried in a book. 

*and puppies

Vice President of Shared Services

Kristen Beierlein

Kristen Beierlein is the Vice President of Shared Services at Adept Group. She has 11 years of experience in plugging in numbers, beefing up benefits packages, building award winning culture and churning out spreadsheets. 

She’s 1 part mom, 2 parts organizational wizard and 1 part numbers geek who loves to help our organization thrive and grow.

Director of HR/Accounting

Angela Connell

Angela Connell is the Director of HR/Accounting at Adept Group.  She brings over 16 years of HR/Accounting experience as well as running her own HR Consulting firm. She enjoys the balance of the HR field, which involves understanding all of the people around her, and the Accounting field that is very black and white.  Her focus is on adapting to the changing trends in the workplace and creating and environment for all people to be successful and to grow!

In her spare time, Angela enjoys spending time with her three boys and her husband, volunteering at her children’s school and doing anything to keep physically active with her family.

Director of Life Sciences

Curtis Gippe

Curtis Leads the Life Sciences division for the Adept Group. With exposure to multiple Life science companies, working on medical devices, pharmaceuticals and Gene therapy.  Curtis is focusing on current industry trends and best practices as well as finds ways companies can continue to cut costs while still driving innovation.  

After work Curtis enjoys spending time with his wife, two boys, and chocolate lab.  They try to enjoy the great ColoRADo outdoors any chance they can. A wonderful place where the beer flows like wine.

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