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 the highest level of expertise across a number of key industries, bringing outstanding candidates and clients together, time and time again.
A LEADER IN THE INDUSTRY
We are a successful executive search firm with an excellent reputation – but that’s not all we are. Each of our recruiters is a seasoned professional in their specialty. We have fine-tuned our hiring and training methods over the years to become an industry-leading executive search firm.
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
In every industry, customer service is always what sets exceptional companies apart. That’s why we are driven to establish and maintain partner relationships that are productive and long-lasting. Our highly experienced recruiting staff combines top-of-the-line recruiting technology with traditional headhunter methods to arrive at the best solution for every client. Countless companies and candidates alike have found success working with Executive Alliance.
With one of the highest customer retention rates in the industry, many of our clients have been with us for more than two decades. Over the last four years, one of our recruiters made 67 permanent placements with one aerospace company. And that is because our systems work as does our ability to establish long lasting client relationships.
INTEGRITY AND TRANSPARENCY
Our clients 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 are no surprises when you work with Executive Alliance – we are a reliable, hardworking and dedicated recruitment team with our clients 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 at all times.
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.
In addition to leading the company, Gary is also a successful 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 email@example.com.
After more than 20 years in sales and sales management, Aaron joined Executive Alliance in 2018 as a Recruiting Manager. Aaron spent the previous decade in the Disaster Restoration and Environmental Services industry.
Aaron takes great pride in his creation of a new national niche 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. He 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 Mets, Giants and Rangers fan and is an amateur carpenter and craftsman.
Aaron can be reached at 631 493 0574 ext. 117. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arleen Willman joined Executive Alliance in 2022 as an Executive Recruiter. Arleen comes to us from the advertising sales sector and has also worked in real estate. Arleen’s background in sales is a natural pathway to recruiting and she has more than 25 years of experience.
Arleen worked for Newsday for 18 years as an Advertising Sales Director and also ran the recruitment advertising department. Arleen is currently working in multiple areas of the company and is developing new clients in a variety of areas including hospitality and sales.
When Arleen is not working you will find her enjoying concerts, traveling and spending time with family.
Cathryn Gonis joined Executive Alliance in 2021 as a Recruiter specializing in Construction, Architecture and Engineering. She works with a wide variety of talent from top level management to entry-level professionals and strives to make the recruiting process as efficient and enjoyable as possible.
Cathryn’s experience as both a business owner and construction project manager allow her to thoroughly understand the needs and expectations of her clients and candidates.
When Cathryn is not working, you will find her enjoying photography and spending time with friends and family.
Cathryn can be reached by phone at 631.493.0574 extension 118 or by email: Cathryn@execsallied.com
Daria Teller joined Executive Alliance as a Sr. Recruiter in 2019 and was promoted to Recruiting Manager one year later based on her outstanding performance. She is a recruiting 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.
Daria’s career path helped develop a true talent for recruiting and successfully provided training on hiring techniques and insights for her clients and employees. 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.
In December of 2022, Daria was promoted to Vice President, Recruiting.
When she’s not playing matchmaker for her candidates and clients, Daria is 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.
Doug Gilman joined Executive Alliance in 2021 as a Senior Recruiter, initially supporting clients in collections, sales, operations and general management roles. Doug started his career in the U.S. Marine Corps.
After leaving the military, Doug worked his way up the career ladder in the accounts receivable management industry, holding Vice President positions at collection agencies and debt buyer companies.
Doug is known for his strong leadership skills and his ability to improve operational performance and margins. With strong communication and interviewing skills along with an extensive business operations know-how, Doug has shown a capability to recruit for a broad range of positions and industries.
When Doug is not working, he enjoys going to the gym and trying his hand at his new favorite past time, fishing.
Doug can be reached at 631-887-3871. His 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.
Based on his previous experience it should come as no surprise that his focus as a recruiter is in Marketing, Product and Project Management, IT, Customer Support and Operations.
In December of 2022, Doug was promoted to Vice President, Recruiting.
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 also 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.
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 company 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.
Ralph Marra joined Executive Alliance as a Sr. Recruiter in 2021. Previously, has served as Chief Information Officer for three Long Island based healthcare financial and data service providers as well as three years at Suffolk Federal Credit Union in Medford. He has managed all facets of technology leading to success in process improvement, security audits and overall productivity.
Based on his in-depth experience in all areas and roles related to Information Technology, Ralph will bring much added value focusing on IT, Project Management and Operations.
Since 2008, Ralph has been an Adjunct Professor of Business and Technology at Stony Brook University on both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He loves educating and guiding students in their scholastic paths and eventual careers. As a member of the National Associations of Resume Writers, Ralph takes immense pride in being a career coach and mentor.
An avid sports lover – he plays in a softball league, regularly golfs, and has intense racquetball games with his friends. His passion comes in the form of being a true-blue die-hard NY Mets baseball fan, which he jokingly says, ‘helps build character.’ He lives in South Setauket with his wife of 37 years and has two grown children.
Ralph can be reached at 631-637-4620 or by email: 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.
Previously he spent two years working for Dynamic Staffing Alliance, a full-service staffing firm, as the office manager and junior recruiter 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. As a result of his tenure at Executive Alliance, 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. 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 moving up the ladder to 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. He is originally from Brooklyn and now lives on Long Island with his wife and two 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 is responsible for 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 executive search field, Scott created Long Island’s Jobline on News 12 and hosted the show for 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. Sean is a Siena College Alumni and has been involved in staffing since 2005.
Early in Sean’s career, he focused solely on IT Healthcare Recruitment but has since branched out into other industries including manufacturing and engineering and can place IT work in just about any industry. Most of his career has been on the recruitment 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.
In December of 2022, Sean was promoted to Director of Recruiting.
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. She 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. At Executive Alliance, Susan was given the tools and leadership needed to build her desk in the collections area. Thanks largely to her efforts, the collections industry is the 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.
Susan’s 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.
After a long career in Human Resources and Talent Acquisition in the aerospace industry, Vincent DeMonte has joined Executive Alliance as a Senior Recruiter. Vince has worked extensively with the team at Executive Alliance for more than 20 years, but always from the customer side. In fact, for many years Vince’s company was one of Executive Alliance’s best customers.
Vince has served in various capacities in Human Resources over a 35-year career as Director of Human Resources at L3Harris, Exelis Inc, ITT Corporation, and EDO Corporation. Vince has led domestic as well as international Human Resources teams where the focus was on engineering, program management, operations, and supply chain management. These areas are exactly where Vince’s focus as a recruiter is now.
In December of 2022, Vince was promoted to Director of Recruiting.
In addition to Talent Acquisition, Vince has overseen human resource planning, ethics, compliance, affirmative action, employee relations, labor relations, staff development, employment law, performance management, training, compensation, and organizational development.
Vince holds a BBA degree in Business from the Baruch College of the City of New York. Vincent is actively recruiting for complex opportunities in manufacturing in the aerospace, engineering, and biotechnology sectors.
Vince lives in Kings Park with his wife and two daughters. Growing up in Queens NY, Vince is a lifelong Mets & Jets fan. When not working, Vince enjoys golf with friends and reading biographies. Vince can be reached at 631.498.8329. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org
See What our Clients and candidates are saying about us!
Steve Bornschein and EA have made my recruitment a breeze, placing many of my senior accountants. Steve is always professional and candid, a pleasure to work with.
Eric O. CAO, Stellar Management
Gary Zelamsky has a strategic and down-to-earth approach to solving problems, assisting managers in finding the best in themselves, their team, and the organization as a whole.
T.B., GM, Fortune 500
Susan Burden is a great executive recruiter. She's been instrumental in finding me an opportunity with an awesome company. The process was seamless, and she's very engaging to make sure it's a good fit culturally and professionally. Susan ensures you have all the pertinent information to make an educated decision. She's very knowledgeable about the Accounts Receivable Management industry. It is refreshing to work with Executive Alliance, especially Susan!
Susan is always professional, reassuring, calm, an excellent communicator, and available early or late evenings. The job search was really pleasant because of Susan, this was one of my best experiences working with an executive recruiter. She's a great listener, provides insight throughout the process, and confident the new role and company are in line with my experience, education, and leadership. I've worked with Executive Alliance and consider them to be the "Gold Standard" for executive recruiting. If allowed to work with Susan - Don't hesitate!
Marla L., Vice President Operations, TrueAccord
I can't say enough about Scott's assistance in getting me placed in my current position at Harris Corp on Long Island. He kept me up to date about what the opportunities were, who I would be meeting and special insights as I headed into each interview over a period of more than 2 years. As the environment changed, he kept me in front of the company and eventually did a great job negotiating for me. I hope I don't have to work with him again, because I really like my current position, but if I need to look again, I will start with Scott.
Eric H., USMC Ret MBA Business Development Manager, International Release Systems, L3Harris Technologies
I have been working with Chris Zeller on a variety of sales and operations positions and I can unequivocally say that Chris is one of the best executive staffing people I have worked with. He listens, he pays attention to the details, and he presents excellent candidates without wasting your time. I recommend him to anyone who is need of working with an executive recruiter.
Mike G, Partner, Voice of Reason Consulting
Judy Cohen is very professional, responsive, helpful and understanding of an individual’s needs. She is calm, comforting and honest and she ensures that the right match is made. I did not feel rushed to make any decisions and saw how hard she worked to meet my needs. She also negotiated on my behalf to ensure I am completely satisfied. I highly recommend her.
Abla G., Structural Engineer, The LiRo Group
I highly recommend Susan Burden if you are looking for the perfect job. She found the right fit for me and I can say I love my job thanks to Susan. She takes the time to listen to your needs and will never give up until she finds the right fit for you. The process from the beginning to the end was seamless and it was a pleasure working with her. Thank you, Susan!
Patricia F., Zucker Asset Group
Scott Passeser is an extraordinarily experienced and knowledgeable professional, equally adept at marketing and recruiting. I've had the pleasure of working with Scott in the past and have found him to be highly proficient at his work. If I were seeking help with a career change, Scott would be the first, and the last person I'd reach out to. A true pro, and a pleasure to work with.
Gerard D., LUTCF, Insurance & Financial Services Agent, Farmer’s Insurance.
Judy was extremely helpful and a wonderful resource as I navigated pursuing a new opportunity. She was knowledgeable, experienced, and professional throughout the whole process and even followed up with me afterwards to see how the new career was going. I appreciate all the work and dedication she put into helping me with this opportunity. If anyone needs a recruiter, Judy will exceed your expectations.
Tyler M, PE Bridge Inspection Program Manager, Markosky Engineering