Below is a collection of feedback from our Clients and Candidates with whom we have had the pleasure of working.


"The Mackey and Guasco team are always my first go to when I have an opening.  They are a seamless team that always gets the job done."

VP of HR, Financial Services Firm

"Lu Guasco is without a doubt head and shoulders above any recruiter I've worked with in Westchester. NY and Fairfield, CT. She has a knack for pairing job openings with the right candidate. She is honest, responsive, always willing to provide feedback, and has an incredible amount of integrity. I highly recommend Lu and the staff of Mackey & Guasco!!"

HR Professional, Relocation Company

"The Mackey & Guasco team is incredibly responsive, with both client and candidate focus.  The team goes above and beyond to quickly resource quality candidates, with best fit for the role as well as organizational culture."

Senior Recruiter, Human Resources, Non-Profit

"The Mackey and Guasco team always work with the highest degree of integrity.  Not only are they experts in their field, but they are always extremely enthusiastic and positive to work with.  The team works seamlessly together to get the job done and done well.  I would recommend this team, without any hesitation, to both employers seeking candidates and also to those candidates searching for a new role!"

Senior HR Manager, Manufacturing

"In a world filled with many recruiters, it is rare to find the real deal! Luisa is a genuine bona fide top producer who is also one of the most genuine people I have ever known. I have been in touch with many in this industry and Luisa is most impressive, and one who has earned not just my respect, but also my admiration. I am honored to be connected with Luisa and I highly recommend her and her team of outstanding Recruiters!"

Human Resources, Manufacturing Organization

"The Mackey and Guasco team always work with the highest degree of integrity and I can’t imagine working with anyone else.  Not only are they experts in their field, but they are always extremely enthusiastic and positive to work with.  The team works seamlessly together to get the job done and done well.  I would recommend this team to both employers seeking candidates and also to those candidates searching without any hesitation!"

Senior Manager, Human Resources, Environmental Health

"I cannot thank Michael and the rest of the staff of Mackey & Guasco enough. I first met with Michael in January of this year, and he was both professionally and sincerely invested in helping me find a position from the start. It wasn't long before Mike had helped placed me in a position I enjoyed. Mike also frequently checked in on me, making sure that I still found the job fulfilling. I would still be using his services if not for my upcoming move. You cannot find a better recruiter than Michael Mazzabufi."

Service Support Specialist, Chemical Corporation

"Luisa is well connected in the HR field in Fairfield County. She does an excellent job of representing her clients and candidates. Luisa helped me land a position with Diageo by getting me to focus and refine my skills and resume when returning to the workforce. Because of the position at Diageo, I was able to springboard into my current position at Hewitt Associates."

Senior Compensation Analyst, Consulting Firm

"Lu has been a pleasure to work with since I was referred to her several years ago. I continue to refer people to her and her firm because they are one of the most warm and helpful staffing agencies I know. I consider her an expert in the industry and value her ideas and opinions. I recommend that if anyone is considering making a move in their career to contact her."

Executive Assistant, Global HR, Healthcare

"Lu is an astute humanistic manager who truly understands the intricacies in the job market today. She intuitively understands the needs of both employer and the job seeker. Lu gained my respect as she creatively assessed my unique circumstances and background. As a newcomer to Fairfield County, I appreciated the collaborative way that she worked with me."

Project Coordinator, Manufacturing Firm

"I moved back to CT and I registered with Mackey & Guasco. I came in to meet them and was impressed by their friendliness and professionalism. They found me a contract position within a couple of weeks!! They were a lifesaver and became my friends for life."

Payroll Tax Manager, Industrial Manufacturer

"I have contracted through Mackey & Guasco Staffing for about 2.5 years for 3 of their clients. I have also worked directly for them in their offices and seen how both Maureen and Lu work closely with clients to provide them the best talent and services. They are outstanding!"

Recruiter, Fuel Company

"It is my pleasure to recommend Lu Guasco of Mackey & Guasco to anybody who is need of a new position or role. Lu Guasco has been nothing short of a pleasure over the years to work with, and has always come to my rescue. She helped me get to where I am now, and I don’t know that I could have done this without her help, and dedication. Thank you for all your hard work!!"

Director of Client Relations, Talent Management Consulting Firm

"I have been using Lu Guasco, Principal at Mackey and Guasco, for 7+ years. Lu has always provided exceptional quality candidates. She knows our Firm and always provides the right candidate profile. Lu has placed many valuable members of the firm and I would highly recommend using Mackey and Guasco."

Head of Human Resources, Private Equity Investment Firm

"Lu is one of the best in the business. I have worked both for her as an employee and with her as a client -- both experiences have been invaluable to me. Lu creates an environment within Mackey and Guasco that is cooperative, professional and productive yet she's a manager and mentor that never loses touch with the human side of caring for her own."

Recruiter, Global Food & Beverage Company

"Working with Lu was certainly a pleasure. She listened to our needs, found quality talent for our organization and then managed the offer process effectively to quickly secure the best talent."

Senior Director of Human Resources & Global Talent Acquisition, Fuel Supply Firm

"I know Lu over ten years and have had the pleasure of working with her as both a client and a candidate. She takes the time to really understand your goals and priorities before making recommendations. She has excellent judgement and is one of the most professional people in the Human Resources placement industry. If you are going to go to only one source for your HR recruiting needs it should be Lu Guasco."

Director of Talent, Research and Advisory Firm

"Maureen has been my friend and a close associate since 2001. She is a tireless professional with high energy, a strong work ethic, strong core values and a passion for what she does. She balances the needs of two client bases (employers and candidates) with little effort, making both simultaneously feel like they are her priority. I am proud to know her, to recommend her and to call her my friend."

CEO, Human Resources Consulting Firm

"Maureen was extremely helpful in reaching out to colleague and making an introduction. There aren't enough HR people like Maureen who will pick up the phone and try to make things happen."

Salesforce Administrator, Media Company

"Maureen is the living example of Malcolm Gladwell's "connector." She has a knack for making friends, a gift for bringing people together, and a talent for making good things happen. I have been the recipient of her generous networking and also a client of her firm. I appreciate the commitment and energy she brings to her work and the personable way she goes about doing it!"

Corporate Trainer, Consulting Firm

"Rima is a fantastic business partner and consummate professional. She has a deep understanding of human resources,  talent programs and years of experience recruiting in the NY / CT area. She consistently strives to create value for her clients and I would recommend her without hesitation to any company in need of HR Staffing expertise."

Talent Acquisition Specialist, Insurance Company

"Nancy is an exceptional Director of Recruitment; one of the best I've ever encountered. I have had the privilege of having Nancy be my first manager in the industry and she taught me so much. Nancy is still a mentor to me. She is resourceful, innovative, detail oriented and builds very solid relationships with client as well as candidates."

Corporate Recruiter, Software Company

"Nancy is a great recruiter. She always listens to her clients, and her candidates, and is right on target when it comes to making the correct match. She develops lasting relationships with both clients and candidates. I worked with Nancy at Lloyd, Advantage, and the Cambridge Group as well. I have loved working with her, and plan to always be in touch with her!"

Job Developer, Non-Profit

"I have known Nancy for 7 years. I worked with her at Lloyd Staffing in Fairfield, CT recruiting. I have the highest level of respect for her as a Recruiter. She is very professional, very driven and self motivated. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a new position."

Recruiter, Healthcare Recruiting Firm

"I've worked with Nancy on several projects and have always been impressed with her professionalism. She is very motivated, easy going and well respected. I highly recommend her and look forward to working with her on many more projects."

Program Manager, Workforce Development Organization

"It was wonderful working with Nancy on my job search. She was very determined and positive, which in turn made me determined and positive, and helped give me a great attitude (oftentimes the job search can be difficult and discouraging). She assisted me in getting an interview for an amazing job opportunity, and I was subsequently hired...forever grateful for her kindness."

Paralegal, Law Firm

"Mackey and Guasco has recruited for me multiple times over the years and the people that they have found for me have been some of the highest performing talent with which I have ever worked. Nancy helped recruit two HR Managers that turned into "company changing" executives. I have tremendous respect for their capabilities. They are, literally, the best I've ever worked with."

President, Engineering Company