Executive Alliance is more than your average executive search firm! We’ve grown to become one of the largest independent executive recruiting offices in the Metropolitan NY area. We provide an unmatched level of expertise across a number of industries, bringing together outstanding candidates and clients, time and time again.
A LEADER IN THE INDUSTRY
We are a successful search firm with an excellent reputation – but that’s not all we are! Each of our recruiters is a seasoned professional and we have fine-tuned our internal hiring and training methods over the years to become an industry-leading search operation.
When you work with Executive Alliance, you expand your reach into our superior networking abilities, cutting-edge training and management strategies, as well as our deep talent pools. We have dedicated teams that specialize in industries such as collections, engineering, healthcare, hospitality, sales, construction, manufacturing, supply chain, accounting, restoration and many more!
SUPERIOR CUSTOMER SERVICE
No matter the industry, customer service is always what sets exceptional companies apart from the rest. That’s why we are driven to establish and maintain partner relationships that are productive and long-lasting! Our highly experienced staff combines top-of-the-line recruiting technology with traditional head-hunting methods to arrive at the best solutions for our customers. Our excellent online reputation speaks for itself: countless individuals have found success working with Executive Alliance! One of our recruiters made 67 permanent placements with one aerospace company in four years. Our systems and relationships work!
HONESTY AND INTEGRITY
Our customers are the heart of our operation. For this reason, we approach every interaction with honest and transparent communication, keeping our partners in the loop at every stage of the hiring process. There will be no surprises when you work with Executive Alliance – only a reliable, hardworking and dedicated recruitment team with your best interests in mind. We also have a spotless record with watchdog agencies such as the Better Business Bureau and Glassdoor, which speaks to our mandate of honesty and integrity!
Meet Our Team
Click the button below closest to your area of specialty. You will be brought to a page describing what we offer employers and candidates in each of our specialty areas and you will also see the recruiters who are specialists in that industry sector. Each recruiter also has a video describing their experience and approach.
Gary joined Executive Alliance in 2002 as a Chief Operating Officer and part-owner of the business and became President a short time later. Gary is responsible for transforming Executive Alliance from a small recruitment firm to a nationally recognized mid-size firm and his leadership and managerial skills are the backbone of the company. Like everyone else on these pages, Gary is also a recruiter. He specializes in Executive level management, business development and legal placements. He works with companies of all sizes, often with other Executive Alliance team members, and has a well-earned reputation for quickly presenting experienced candidates with the right skill sets. Prior to Executive Alliance, Gary held Vice President and Senior Vice President positions in large cable TV markets on Long Island and in Seattle, San Francisco and Philadelphia. Earlier in his career, Gary practiced as a CPA on Wall Street and earned his MBA in Finance from NYU. When he is not working, you will find Gary at the gym or at the beach. Gary can be reached at 631 493 0574 ext. 101. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
After more than 20 years in sales and sales management, mostly at the Director and Vice President level. Aaron joined Executive Alliance in 2018 as a Recruiting Manager. Before joining Executive Alliance, Aaron spent the previous decade in the Disaster Restoration and Environmental Services industry. Aaron takes great pride in the creation of a nationwide specialty for Executive Alliance, serving the Disaster Restoration, Environmental and Facilities Management industries. Aaron was recently promoted for outstanding performance and is one of the company’s most prolific recruiters. Aaron is a graduate of Hofstra University and has lived on Long Island since 2002 with his wife, teenage daughter and son. When he’s not recruiting or networking, Aaron is a fan of the Mets, Giants and Rangers and is an amateur carpenter and craftsman. Aaron can be reached at 631 493 0574 ext. 117. His email is email@example.com.
Prior to joining Executive Alliance in 2019, Chris spent the first 10 years of his career in a variety of Sales, Leadership, and Technical roles. As a Senior Recruiter, he leverages his previous experience as a relationship builder and hiring manager to present his clients with exceptional talent in the Engineering, Architecture, and Hospitality industries. Chris has clients throughout the country who have benefitted from his commitment to quality, service and a rigorous vetting process. Chris believes in long-term, strategic partnerships and seeks to align his motivations with those of his clients and candidates. When he’s not recruiting, Chris is an avid reader and animal lover who enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, their son, and their dogs. Chris can be reached at 631 493 0574 ext. 112. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daria Teller joined Executive Alliance as a Sr. Recruiter in 2019 and was promoted to Recruiting Manager a year later based on her outstanding performance. Daria is a specialist in the Construction and Engineering space. She is also a successful entrepreneur, founding a software company in 2006. In this role, she served international companies and built customized platforms to address all of her clients’ needs. Along the way, she also developed a serious talent for recruitment and provided training on hiring techniques and insights for her clients, as well as her own internal team. Daria has a deep understanding of strategy and recruitment and has successfully put all the pieces together to become one of Executive Alliance’s top performers. When she’s not playing matchmaker for her candidates and clients, you will find her traveling with her husband and son. She is also an active contributor to charitable organizations including Friends of Karen, Hope House and The American Cancer Society. She has also partnered with Sanctuaries For Families to help stop gender violence. Daria can be reached at 631 493 0574 ext. 111. Her email is email@example.com.
Dianne Nasiatka began her career with Executive Alliance in 2006 as the VP of Healthcare Recruiting and later took over Revenue Cycle Management. Soon after joining, Dianne quickly became one of the top billers in the company and is still in the top three every year. Dianne started out working in the financial industry with Citibank and Chase in customer service roles but soon went to MetLife as a Recruiter. She immediately realized she enjoyed the networking and people interaction of recruiting and quickly made the decision that the staffing business perfectly matched her skills and goals. After she met with Gary and clicked instantly, the rest was history. Dianne’s approach to staffing is simple. She believes in helping people. Her clients and candidates are her priority and she treats people the way she would want to be treated. What can we say? It works! When Dianne is not working you will find her spending time with her kids and enjoying her family. Dianne can be reached at 631 493 0574 ext. 103. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org .
Douglas Wald joined Executive Alliance in 2016 as a Director of Recruiting. Prior to joining Executive Alliance, Doug served as a Senior Director of Digital Marketing at CA Technologies, a global enterprise software company. He managed distributed teams in the United States, Europe, Asia-Pacific and India, helping guide the company’s digital marcom strategy, internal communications and branding functions across 100 departments and programs. So, it shouldn’t be a surprise that he specializes in Marketing, Product and Project Management, IT, Customer Support and Operations. Doug is an active speaker in areas of career development, charitable causes and digital marketing, presenting to organizations and programs such as Radio Jobline, NPR, the International Association for Business Communicators, WPIX Channel 11 Morning News, Hofstra University and Learning for Life. Doug is a Certified Professional Resume Writer associated with the National Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches and is a supporter of East End Hospice. When he is not working, Doug is a passionate music fan of blues, rock, reggae and “jambands,” attending as many performances and festivals as humanly possible. Doug can be reached at 631 493 0574 ext. 119. His email is email@example.com.
Judy Cohen has been in the staffing industry for 30 years and brought her unique blend of networking, sourcing and talent acquisition skills to Executive Alliance in 2015 as a Senior Recruiter. Judy has been recruiting Architects, Engineers and Heavy Construction talent nationally for the last 20 years. Judy is AIRS Certified and has led training sessions in Advanced Internet Recruiting Strategies to find talented passive candidates. She also taught classes in LinkedIn recruiting techniques. Throughout her extensive career, she has successfully placed Structural Department Managers, Bridge Engineers, Bridge Program Managers, Highway Engineers, Drainage Engineers, Civil Engineers, Geotechnical Engineers, Landscape Architects, Survey Department Managers and Traffic/Transportation Engineers. Judy is a true hunter who just loves finding the “needle in the haystack.” Judy lives in Syosset, NY with her husband of 30 years. When Judy is not in the office she’s playing mahjong, spending time with her family in New York City and watching Ohio State football! Go Buckeyes! Judy can be reached at 631 493 0574 ext. 113. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Liza Anzola specializes in supply chain and manufacturing and has placed candidates ranging from C-Suite to entry level roles nationwide. She started her recruiting journey in 1999 and has discovered over the years that her true passion is helping both candidates and companies find their purple squirrel (as she puts it). Liza has worked in both agency and corporate recruiting settings and has developed the unique ability to understand the specific needs and nuances of every search she works on. Liza believes in building lasting rapport with both candidates and clients because in the end – the human connection is what keeps her motivated. Liza can be reached at 631 493 0574 ext. 105. Her email is email@example.com.
Maura Halligan has been a recruiter with Executive Alliance since February, 2020. Maura focuses on the needs of biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, filling all levels of positions on both the operational and science sides. Maura started out as a medical technologist and later moved into sales and management, leading teams in two medical device companies to #1 positions. Before joining the staffing industry, Maura founded a training and development consulting business whose clients included Bayer Diabetes, Siemens Diagnostics, GE, Quidel, Johnson Controls, Kos Pharmaceuticals and McKesson among others. Maura is a self-described “business junkie” and believes recruiting enables her to apply all her skills and interests including selling, coaching and learning about the latest business trends, products and technologies. When Maura is not buried under a pile of newspapers or a good book, you’ll find her outdoors in the woods or at the beach. Maura can be reached at 631 493 0574 ext. 104. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nick Catalano joined Executive Alliance in 2020 as a Senior Executive Recruiter. Nick’s focus is Accounting and Finance and he brings over 20 years of experience helping companies and candidates grow their careers and businesses. Nick started his career with NYC staffing firms and quickly became the “go to” name in the Financial Services space, working with some of the larger investment banks and managing a team of professional recruiters. Nick soon widened his focus to cover accounting roles outside financial services in manufacturing, real estate, consumer goods and even public accounting. Nick has seen recruiting evolve over the years and has kept pace with all the changes, picking up all the latest technologies along the way. He has a vast network of clients, candidates and colleagues and is always willing to help and assist in making connections. Nick is married to his wife Christina and lives on Long Island with his kids, dogs and… a tortoise. When not working, you can find him spending time with his family and just being a dad. Nick can be reached at 631 493 0574 ext. 114. His email is email@example.com.
Richard Simon is the Director of Operations at Executive Alliance. Rich joined the Executive Alliance team in July, 2008 as an Office Manager and served in that role from 2008 – 2014. In 2014, after moving into its larger office location in Commack, NY, Executive Alliance promoted Rich to Operations Manager, a role he held until 2019, when he was promoted to Director of Operations. Before joining the team back in 2008, he spent 2 years working for Dynamic Staffing Alliance, a full-service staffing firm, in an office manager/junior recruiter role, which paved the way for his move to Executive Alliance. Rich takes great personal pride in making sure the company’s best interests are consistently observed. After being with Executive Alliance for almost 13 years at the time of this writing, his experience, organizational skills, multi-tasking abilities and staffing knowledge have made him an invaluable asset and a beloved member of the team. Rich’s “can-do” personality is a big part of why working at Executive Alliance is such a pleasure for so many people. As Executive Alliance continues to grow, Rich will continue to support the NY headquarters and each industry desk respectively. When Richie is not working, you can find him brewing his own tea or practicing Afro-Brazilian Martial Arts. Rich can be reached at 631 493 0574 ext. 109. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert Chaimowitz is a Director of Recruiting at Executive Alliance. With 25 years of recruiting experience, Rob joined Executive Alliance in 2014 and quickly rose to the top of the Sales and Marketing Division. Prior to Executive Alliance, Rob spent 10 years with a national recruiting firm in roles as high as Division Director. Rob focuses on mid-career to executive-level sales and marketing professionals and is active in many industry sectors including HR Outsourcing, Human Capital Management, Payroll Services, HCM Software, Professional Employer Organizations, Employee Benefits, SaaS, Business Services, Digital Media, Manufacturing and Healthcare. Rob is an accredited Certified Staffing Professional from the American Staffing Association. Originally from Brooklyn, Rob lives on Long Island with his wife and 2 sons. When not in the office, he can be found coaching his boys’ sports teams, playing golf, or losing his voice watching the Jets, Yankees and Knicks! Rob can be reached at 631 493 0574 ext. 110. His email is email@example.com.
Scott Passeser has been in the staffing business for over 35 years and joined Executive Alliance in 2013. In his role as Senior Vice President, he runs the manufacturing, engineering and supply chain divisions and focuses on aerospace, the environment and biotechnology. Scott was in charge of internal recruiting for staff for some years and now manages the marketing function of the company. He also manages the Executive Alliance Thought Leadership Team which publishes articles for the company’s blog and LinkedIn accounts. An innovator in the field, Scott created News 12 Long Island’s Jobline and hosted the show for over 24 years. He now hosts Radio Jobline and has been on LInewsradio since 2014. Scott was selected by the Long Island Federation of Labor’s Consortium of Worker Education in October, 2001 to run a 12 month Re-employment program that provided outplacement services to over 1,000 workers dislocated by the tragic events of 9/11. Scott is a published feature writer on the subject of navigating the job market and was a career columnist for Newsday, Long Island Business News and the Wall Street Journal’s National Business Employment Weekly. Scott was also an Adjunct Professor at Hofstra University. When he is not working, Scott watches every Yankee game and adores dogs.Scott met his wife in 5th grade and they have been married nearly 40 years. Scott can be reached at 631 493 0574 ext. 108. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sean Ames joined Executive Alliance in 2018 as a Sr. Recruiter in our IT division and was promoted to Recruitment Manager in 2020. After spending time in Upstate, NY and Connecticut, Sean relocated to Long Island in 2012. Sean is a Siena College Alumni and has been involved in staffing since 2005. Early in his career, he focused solely on IT Healthcare Recruitment but has since branched out into other industries including manufacturing and engineering and can handle IT work in just about any industry. Most of his career has been on the agency side. Sean’s clients range from start-up organizations to large, nationally recognized industry giants such as Walmart Labs, Draft Kings and Estee Lauder. As a Recruiting Manager with 15 years of experience in the IT field, Sean has been very successful in delivering top talent to his clients. Sean currently lives in East Northport, NY with his wife and children. When he is not in the office he enjoys CrossFit, fishing, coaching soccer and skiing. Sean can be reached at 631 493 0574 ext. 120. His email is email@example.com.
Steve Bornschein has been recruiting for Accounting, Finance and Real Estate talent in the New York metro area for over 30 years. He joined Executive Alliance in 2011 after spending 20+ years with a Manhattan search firm and has expanded his outreach to include areas such as Maryland, Pennsylvania and Florida. Steve feels the crucial elements for successful recruiting are transparency, communication and integrity. He believes in long-term relationships and keeping candidates informed of their status, responding to all inquiries and disclosing all details of both candidates and clients. Steve is a lifelong New Yorker with 2 daughters and a wife of almost 30 years. Steve can be reached at 631 493 0574 ext. 116. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susan Burden joined Executive Alliance in 2003 and leads the company in seniority and production. A perennial number one biller, Susan has recently been promoted to Senior Vice President and takes it upon herself to help her colleagues be their personal best. Prior to joining Executive Alliance, Susan worked in Human Resources, managing multiple generalist functions including recruiting & benefits administration. When she joined Executive Alliance, Susan was given the tools and leadership needed to build her desk in the collections area, which thanks largely to her efforts, is our firm’s number one division. Susan enjoys representing her candidates and clients who are immersed in the ARM industry and has a national reputation for excellence. Her approach to staffing is to organically build her network and fearlessly take the initiative to grow. Susan has a passion for building relationships that last through every step of the process and continue beyond her staffing relationships. When Susan is not working, you can find her spending time with her family. She enjoys baking and cooking and the happiness they bring. Susan can be reached at 631 493 0574 ext. 103. Her email is email@example.com.