Announcing TheLadders 2014 ELITE: New York City

Posted by Alexandre Douzet

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March 12, 2014

TheLadders unveils this year's ELITE recruiters for the greater New York City area. 

logoAs a pioneer in the recruitment industry, TheLadders has worked with employers around the country to find the right person for the right job. While we aim to make the process as easy as possible, we recognize that job-matching success relies heavily on a committed hiring team, and with more than 65,000 recruiters and employers in our network, it’s safe to say that the level of commitment varies from professional to professional.

That said, it is important for us to recognize and celebrate the people who contribute to our success in each of our key markets. Early last year, I announced the launch of a new program for employers -- TheLadders ELITE, which initially kicked off in New York, and expanded to San Francisco and Chicago, Atlanta and Boston. The program celebrates a short list of exceptional employers in our most popular recruiting markets, representing the top 1% of our users. Each ELITE employer is hand-selected, based upon their TTM performance (Trailing Twelve Months, immediately prior to the list’s announcement), while demonstrating outstanding citizenship within TheLadders’ community.

This month, the program comes back to the Big Apple. Most New Yorkers would agree that if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. When it comes New York’s employers and recruiters, the 1% below has gone above and beyond to be amongst TheLadders ELITE. Join us at JobMobile New York to celebrate the 2014 honorees:

2014 ELITE Individual Recruiters at a Corporation

Name Company
Helene Abramson WeiserMazars LLP
Bonnie Agar Ricoh
Erica Alpert Faviana
Margaret Amodio Gartner, Inc.
June Appell Accolo
Sara Balaban Sterling Infosystems, Inc.
Alex Bardales New York Life
Eric Bardeguez Systemax Inc.
Christopher Ben ExterNetworks
Sudesh Bhuvandas Legacy Group International
Irene Cappuccino IMC Associates
Suman Ch HexaCorp
Venu Chalamala Atlas Systems
Dhananjay Chouhan Collabera
Mary Chow Deltamine
Ciara Cordasco New York Life Insurance Company
Christie Crooks Skylightsys
Elena Cruz Sterling Infosystems, Inc.
Eddie Dayan CAPCO
Talibah Dehaney Genesis10
Stephen Demick FAST
Deepa Desai IBM
Aimee Donahue Microsoft
Danielle Driscoll Dominion Settlement Funding Inc.
Melissa Evantash Guidepoint Global
Erik Fanning Heartland Payment Systems
Jared Feldman Northwestern Mutual
Jordanna Freedman HSBC Bank USA
Danielle Fried IOMEDIA
Marsha Gerber Ingersoll Rand
Roger Gilmore Havas Health
Lisa Grant MakerBot Industries LLC
Kristyn Grasing Quest Diagnostics
Bill Greiner OfficeMax
Michelle Hannan ConvaTec
Gabriel Harris AlphaSights
Charity Horina American Express
Kelly Howell T-Mobile USA
Andrew Jacobs ADP
Alec Jain Apercu Global
Tracy James Spirent Communications
Deborah Katz Personetics
William Kimbark Allstate
Liza Klein MetTel
Sri Krishna Spruce Technology
Praful Kulkarni Avi Technologies
David Kutner R4 Technology Inc.
Maren Le Gear Prospect 33
Tracy Lovgren Verint
Alexis Lyon Gannett
Bill Martin Pitney Bowes
Cathy Mathers Rule Financial
Ian McClelland Global BusinessTrust
Bridget McMahon ADP
Julie Mercurio Amazon
Zahid Miah IBM
Srikanth Modumpuram Techno Comp
Eva Monoker Astor Chocolate
Tim Murphy HSBC Bank USA
Paul Murphy ExterNetworks
Alina Myronova RMS Computer Corporation
Linzy Neuer International Management Network, Inc.
Ajay Pal DamcoSoft Inc.
Bhanu Pandey SysMind, LLC
Emily Pantofel The Children's Place
Bhavin Patel Collabera
Huyen Phan TIAA-CREF
Surya Prakash Radiant Systems
Stephen Pugh TMA World
Kevin Quinn CA Technologies
Adam Rabinowitz MSCI Inc.
Aditya Rathore SMART e-Tech
Omkar Rawal Matrix Technology Group
Vignesh Renikuntla Aurionpro
Carol Ricciardi Worldwide Clinical Trials
Michelle Rivera Arrow Strategies
Susan Russell MaxisIT
Laura Scherwitz Paychex, Inc.
Munjal Shah Collabera
Raj Shah Mintex Technology
Archana Shah Cognizant Ventures
Nikhil Shejul Avi Technologies Inc.
Olga Starobinsky Thomson Reuters
Toni Sterrett Omnicom Media Group
Morgan Strobel eDelta Consulting
Ankur Surti Collabera
Heath Timmerman Oracle
Jyestha Tripathy Infosys
Mohammed Waji Core ECS Inc
Holly Waldman The Vitamin Shoppe
Carola Warren CIT
Pamela Weitberg Caresoft Inc.
Susan Wells Paychex
Richard White Patriarch Partners
Tony Wilkey Park Hudson International
Leslie Wingate Hexaware Technologies
Shah Yaseen Spruce Technology


2014 ELITE Individual Recruiters at an Agency

Name Company
Jeff Altman The Big Game Hunter, Inc.
Cynthia Amador Amador Virtual Recruiting
Harry Anderson Andex Executive Search
Martin Appelson Bradford Group Consulting and Staffing
Joylin Babu Tephra Inc
Steve Bell The Premier Group
VeraAnn Bilardi The Leverage Group
Kathy Bogle TEG
Julie Bolbas Capital Markets Placement
Steve Brooks Linium Resources
Deborah Bruno DirectHR
Jishna Chandran Roland & Assosciates
Farida Charania NastracGroup
Audrey Chernoff HireFinders
Will Christison JM Fried Retained Search
Joanne Christopher-Mitchell Abigail Consulting Solutions
Kevin Collins Koren Rogers
Dan Conroy Henderson Harbor Search LLC
Edith Davidson The Talent Solution
Mitch Davis Davis Search
Robert Dayan R4 Technology Inc.
Thea Dela Cruz Force Brands (FoodForce | BevForce)
Rick Delin Lloyd Staffing
Richard DeMayo Independent IT & EHS Recruiter
Jenna DeVincenzo FPC of New York City
Sandra Difiglia The Nexxes Group LLC
Andrew Drucker Ridgetop Research LLC
Vince Dussick Dussick Management Associates LLC
Kristina Ensign HRMC
Elaine Finegan Classic Westchester
Sunil Gandhi Dextpro
Linda Gaul Clover Business Solutions
Rob Graber
Et Halstead JCW Search
Ray Harris Ray Harris Inc.
Julie Hipp Impact Partners Group, Inc.
Rhonda Holm Loughlin Personnel
Amy Hopler Linium Resources
Lisa Iannone Hobson Associates
Lisa Jackman L.L. Jackman & Associates
Amanda Jacob Davalyn Corporation
Smriti Jaikishen Credo Associates
Adam Kahn CAM Search and Consulting
Mangesh Kanade Rangam Consultants, Inc.
Erin Kimak CNI Recruiting
David King Careers for Women (& Men)
Jeff Kliegman Lloyd Staffing
Jennifer Kuper Hobson Associates
Robert LaFragola Execu-Search
Michelle Lair Scientific Search
Irene Latino Odgers Berndtson
Marla Leibel Garrison Associates
Beverly Lieberman Halbrecht Lieberman Assoc.
Brian Lucas Marcum Search LLC
Marion Lutrin Complistaff
Michael Manohar Employvision Inc.
Ross Marian IT Trailblazers
Karen McFadden Nicholson McFadden Group
Carmela McGrath SSI Recruiter
Matty Meyerberg Royce Ashland Group, Inc.
Ed Michaels Ed Michaels Associates
Shawndetta Miller Spectra International
Joan Morelli Performance Match Recruiting
Tracy Morgan Performance Match Recruiting
Michael North Brookfield Associates Inc.
Joe Palmeri Corporate Services, Inc.
Ekta Panchal Rangam Consultants, Inc.
Mindy Passner Lenmar Consulting
Naeem Punasiya Rangam Consultants, Inc.
Kathryn Quin Staff I.T.
Sharon Roche Shea Roche Professional Search Consultants
Alaina Rosenberg Arthur Rose Associates
Peter Rust Pinnacle Growth Partners
Shailesh Sargara Rangam Consultants, Inc.
Mike Schoen Concepts in Staffing
Gerd Schueller FAB Consulting
Mark Seemueller Communication Interactive
Frank Seminara Brookfield Associates Inc.
Ankit Shah Rangam Consultants, Inc.
Elisa Sheftic Right Executive Search
Prudence Sihlangu Concepts in Staffing
Rick Sinay Davalyn Corporation
Caroline Sklenar SoarsIT
Robin Staubach-Shaw Staubach & Associates Search Firm
Sandra Stewart Blue Halcyon LLC
Prasad Swamy Rangam Consultants, Inc.
Joe Szlosek JAS Recruitment
Kumaresan Thangamani Poise Incorporated
Mary Trace Ajulia Executive Search
Jack Trudeau Selby Jennings
Douglas Unger Alexander Bec Corporate Recruiters, LLC
Joseph Vaccariello Genesis
Mark Wasserman Wasserman Group LLC
Steve Weber Access Staffing
Ben Weintraub Mission Staffing, Inc.
Gary Zelamsky Executive Alliance


As a reminder, the criteria used to select TheLadders ELITE is as follows:

  • Overall engagement in our ecosystem, including quality and quantity of messages sent to candidates, and jobs manually posted by employers
  • Ratings and feedback provided to applicants
  • Profiles and resumes downloaded and shared with hiring managers
  • Profiles and resumes downloaded and shared with hiring managers
  • Social responsibility score, demonstrating outstanding citizenship and respect towards our candidates

TheLadders ELITE will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Development input and early access to products in beta
  • Thought-leadership opportunities, such as guest blogging and event panels
  • Exposure in TheLadders’ social media (TheLadders Blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • Networking opportunities with other ELITE members

On behalf of my entire team at TheLadders, thank you for your ongoing commitment to providing an unparalleled experience for our career-driven job seekers. Here’s to continued success in 2014…and congratulations. 

Douzet_Alex_2Alexandre Douzet is the CEO and Co-founder of TheLadders, the premier mobile career network for career-driven professionals. In this role, Alex is responsible for the company strategy, global business operations, and product development. Follow him and TheLadders on Twitter at @ADouzet and @TheLadders.

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