Maureen Mackey

Maureen Mackey

Partner

Maureen Mackey has been in the staffing industry for over 29 years specializing in the areas of Human Resources, Office Administration, Marketing and Accounting. In 2002 she co-founded Mackey & Guasco Staffing in Darien, CT and prior to that she was a Partner at Impact Personnel in Norwalk, CT.  Maureen has held a number of Board positions for the Southern Connecticut Chapter of The Society of Human Resources Management (SOCT SHRM) since 1997 including President for two terms. Currently, Maureen serves on The Advisory Board of Allcountyjobs.com and is a member of The CEO Roundtable.  She also served on the Board of Directors as Vice President of Programs with the National Human Resources Association (NHRA).  Maureen has been affiliated with both The Connecticut Association of Personnel Services (CAPS) and the American Staffing Association (ASA) since 1989. She earned her BA from Pace University.

Maureen is best known for her uncanny ability to read and expertly match candidates to a variety of corporate cultures. In addition, Maureen has mastered the art of networking while maintaining an empathetic personal approach to both job seekers and businesses alike.

Maureen’s passion:

Maureen enjoys traveling, is an avid foodie and loves to cook --- she believes she was a superstar on the Food Network in another life. Maureen is passionate about entertaining and making people feel welcome to her home and to her life. 

Maureen can be contacted at: Maureen@mackeyandguasco.com.

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Luisa Guasco

Luisa Guasco

Partner

Luisa "Lu" Guasco has over 18 years of recruiting experience in the staffing industry plus an additional 15 years of corporate Human Resources management experience in Fairfield County. She began her Human Resources career in 1983 when she joined The Pittston Company as HR Assistant and ended with Caradon Inc. as Assistant Director of Human Resources. Her corporate career included several HR roles in Recruiting, Employee Relations, Employee Communications, Defined Benefit & Employee Benefit plan design, administration and compliance. Lu served as Vice President of Programs for the National Human Resources Association (NHRA) and is a current member of the Southern Connecticut Chapter of the Society of Human Resources Management. She earned her BA with an emphasis in Human Resources Management from Pace University.

Lu's corporate HR background allows her to seamlessly consult to and partner with her corporate clients. Clients and candidates appreciate, and have grown to count on, Lu's caring yet no-nonsense approach towards recruiting.

Lu’s passion:

When she’s not spending time with her family, Lu enjoys gardening, practicing yoga, walking her dog and watching the sunset.  Someday she hopes to be able to watch the sunset every day from her back yard --- believe and achieve.

Lu can be contacted at: Lu@mackeyandguasco.com.

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Nancy Marino

Nancy Marino

VP of Recruitment

Nancy joined the organization in 2010 as Director of Recruitment with 20+ years’ Staffing Industry experience and 13 years of Corporate HR experience.  Her HR experience includes Recruiting, Benefits, Employee Relations, Onboarding and RIFs.  As the VP of Recruitment, Nancy is responsible for Recruiting Direct-Hire placements and focuses on driving Sales activities for their rapidly growing Recruiting team. Nancy has been nominated for the 2016 Fairchester Recruiting Summit Awards in the category of 'Top Recruiter in an Employment Agency or Search Firm'.

Nancy’s passion:

Nancy is a supporter of animal causes, enjoys travel and spending time with friends and family.

Nancy can be contacted at: Nancy@mackeyandguasco.com.

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Michael Mazzabufi

Michael Mazzabufi

Recruiter

Michael joined Mackey & Guasco Staffing in 2014 after graduating from UConn Storrs campus.  Michael is a full cycle Recruiter focusing on contract and temporary placements in a variety of disciplines including, Office Administration, HR and Accounting.  Michael is a member of the National and local SHRM organizations and is an active member of the Young Professionals Group of the SOCT SHRM Chapter.  Mike has been nominated for the 2016 Fairchester Recruiting Summit Awards in the category of ‘Rising Star under 30’.

Michael’s passion:

Michael is an avid New York sports fan, frequenting the venues of Madison Square Garden, Yankee Stadium and MetLife Stadium. His passion of sports is second only to his love of playing them. When not engrossed in the sport’s world, Michael can be found trying out the newest local restaurants.

Michael can be contacted at: Michael@mackeyandguasco.com.

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Jen Hulse

Associate

Jen is the newest addition to the Mackey & Guasco Team bringing nearly 20 years of experience in Executive Recruiting. Much of her early career was spent working closely with leading Consumer Products Companies playing an integral role in the expansion of their Marketing teams. Jen also worked as a Contract Recruiter with McKinsey & Co. within their Operations Practice. Jen’s passion for making meaningful connections has been the key to her ever expanding network of qualified candidates and valuable client relationships. As an Associate of the firm, Jen is responsible for Full Cycle Recruiting, as well as new Business Development.  

Jen's Passion:

Active in her local community, Jen has served on numerous volunteer committees and boards including Mid-Fairfield Child Guidance and currently as a member of the board of Ambler Farm.  In her free time Jen enjoys indoor cycling, yoga, tennis and spending time with her husband and three children - not necessarily in that order! 

Jen can be contacted at: Jen@mackeyandguasco.com.

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Jennifer Gerwien

Jennifer Gerwien

Director of Marketing & Business Development

Jennifer joined Mackey & Guasco Staffing in December of 2014 taking on the role of Director of Operations and most recently serves as the Director of Marketing and Business Development. Jennifer brings over 15 years’ experience in Marketing, Public Relations, Business Development and Management with Fortune 500 companies, Non-Profits and Small Businesses alike.

Jennifer’s passion:

When not busy promoting the fabulous MGS, Jennifer keeps very busy with her family and community outreach events. A nature lover who dabbles in photography, she loves travelling to new and exciting places. She believes life’s experiences and adventures are the best classroom.

Jennifer can be contacted at: Jennifer@mackeyandguasco.com.

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Kathy Fox

Kathy Fox

Manager of HR Compliance

Kathy joined the organization in 2015 with over 30 years’ prior experience in Corporate Human Resources. Kathy has an extensive background in HR Compliance, Employee Benefits Plan Design and Administration, which is her main focus at Mackey & Guasco Staffing.

Kathy’s passion:

For the past 15 years, Kathy has been involved with The Shelton School systems theater arts program. From directing talent shows for the elementary schools, to designing and building sets for the high school --- Kathy has enjoyed watching the children grow and gain confidence through the arts. Kudos to Kathy.

Kathy can be contacted at: Kathy@mackeyandguasco.com.

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Nicole Zezima

Nicole Zezima

Operational Recruitment Manager

Nicole Zezima was recently promoted from her role as Recruiting Coordinator to Operational Recruitment Manager. Nicole joined the organization in 2016 with over 20 years prior experience in Office Management coupled with an extensive background in client relations and office support.

Nicole’s passion:

Nicole enjoys curling up with a good book on a rainy day, and just last year was bitten by the golf bug and tries to get on the course as often as possible. She took a big step toward conquering her fear of heights last year when she went zip lining in the Costa Rican rainforest!

Nicole can be contacted at: Nicole@mackeyandguasco.com.

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Donna Frate

Donna Frate

Manager of Accounting

Donna joined Mackey & Guasco Staffing in 2008 with 10+ years’ of accounting and banking experience. Her expertise includes general accounting, collections, financial analysis, insurance and monitoring budgets and profitability.

Donna’s passion:

Donna loves animals, especially cats, and baking.  Her free time is spent with family and friends.

Donna can be contacted at: Donna@mackeyandguasco.com.