Laura Kasper, President/CEO CSP CIR
Excellent Customer Service is about delivering a positive memorable experience time and time again. Her passion is employee development, networking, and matching employers with job seekers.
Monarch was named the Small Business of the Year 2012 by the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, and in 2012, Laura was named the Distinguished Alumni of DCCC where she had the privilege of giving the Keynote at the DCCC Commencement. In 2013, she received the Spirit of Excellence award from the Friends of the Delaware County Women’s Commission recognizing Women Entrepreneurs for their leadership and community service. Recently, Laura was named as one of Smart CEO’s Brava award winners recognizing successful women entrepreneurs.
Monarch Staffing ranks number 14th in the largest women-owned business in the area by the Philadelphia Business Journal and Monarch has been recognized as the Best of Staffing for both the Candidate and Client experience. Less than 1% of the staffing firms in the US achieve this award.
In her free time, Laura volunteers at local job centers, schools, and community organizations giving resume writing and interviewing workshops. She is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners, board member for Foundation board of Delaware County Community College, New Choices, Hire One Chester County Volunteer, and a newly appointment Board member of the Workforce Investment Board of Delaware County. She also is a charter member of the Delaware County Human Resources Association and a board member of the Chester County HR Association.
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Lisa Verzella – Account Executive, Springfield, PA
Lisa joined Monarch Staffing in 2008 in Delaware County as our Local Account Executive. Lisa is a seasoned professional with a real understanding of client and candidate needs. Her pleasant demeanor, ability to adapt to changing environments and sincere interest in people and their needs, help to make Lisa a very approachable and effective leader. We are pleased to support Lisa in her new role as the President of Delco SHRM. Lisa sits on the board of Joseph’s People of central Delaware County, which aids in community outreach, and helping people with their job search. Lisa is also an Ambassador with the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce. Lisa has a great love of music, yoga, and time with friends and family. “Music is my salvation” says Lisa and she hopes to see everyone at a concert at some time, some where! Rock on!
Michelle Kulchinsky CSP, CIR – Branch Manager, Springfield, PA
Michelle is an ASA Certified Staffing Professional. With over 16 years in the staffing industry, Michelle has dedicated her career to a work ethic of integrity, relationship building, organization, and great customer service. These traits continue to be cornerstones for supporting her clients staffing needs. As the Branch Manager in Springfield, Delaware County, Michelle strives to build long-term professional relationships with our clients and candidates. Michelle is able to do what she enjoys most – helping her client companies find the right match and helping candidates find the best assignments that ultimately enable them to reach their career goals. Michelle is a graduate of the Society of Professional Women’s Mentoring Program. Michelle is an active member of New Choices and Volunteers her time with the Employer Panels & Mock interviewing. Michelle is an avid dog lover and has recently rescued a dog named “Luna”.
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Nicholas (Nick) Pacitti CSP, CIR – Regional Recruiter, Springfield, PA
Nick, a local of Springfield Delaware County, started his journey with Monarch as one of our candidates back in 2010 and joined Monarch Staffing’s internal recruitment team in September 2014. Nick brings a top notch level of client services, recruiting, sales, and team leadership to Monarch. His internet savvy, work ethic, creativity, and down to earth approach with candidates and clients have landed him many successful placements. Nick is an extremely hard working and caring individual who will always go above and beyond for current and future clients. Nick is involved with New Choices at DCCC where he aids in community outreach by participating in the Employer Panel programming and Mock Interviewing. Nick is an ASA Certified Staffing Professional and an awesome musician as well. PS. You might be able to get a sneak peek at Nick in one of Monarch Staffing’s earlier video interviews.
Arielle McNeil CSP – Recruiter, Springfield, PA
A proud graduate from Clemson University and classically trained as an engineer, Arielle is now a recruiter in the Springfield Office. Arielle came to Monarch as a candidate looking for a career change in Human Resources and, in February 2016, she joined the Monarch Staffing team to broaden her experience and explore a new career path. Arielle loves getting to know the candidates so she can make the best match for them and our clients! Her follow up skills are second to none. Arielle continues to place outstanding candidates in a timely manner and exceed client expectations. Arielle volunteers her free time at The Center for Literacy, a program that helps adult learners achieve literacy. Arielle has more pets than anyone else in the office including Diesel, her handsome Dachshund.
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Katie Wise – Recruiter Assistant, Springfield, PA
Katie came to Monarch in 2017 looking for a fresh start. A native of Drexel Hill, she’s very much a people person and loves having the opportunity to assist with the pre-screening process in order to bring in the best candidates for open positions. She also does blogging for the Monarch Staffing website! In her spare time, she loves animals, cooking, writing, reading and spending as much time as possible at the beach.
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Samantha Pagan – Sourcing Specialist, Springfield, PA
Samantha, Monarch’s newest recruiter, is a local of Drexel Hill. She is currently working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and is expected to graduate in May 2018. Additionally, she has spent the last three years targeting top notch candidates for her clients and therefore is no stranger to the recruiting process! Samantha joined the Monarch team in October 2017 looking to enhance her recruiting skills and gain further knowledge in Human Resources. Her constant smile and positive uplifting attitude keeps her motivated to always go above and beyond for her current and future clients. Samantha has a great love of music, animals, and going on hikes with her daughter and two pit bulls.
Mary Ann Murtha – Branch Manager, Malvern, PA
Mary Ann has a versatile background as a Human Resources, Operations, Sales, Service, Marketing Leader, with over 25 years of wide ranging professional experience. Her background allows her the ability to identify the right candidate to best fit the staffing needs of our clients. She joined Monarch Staffing in September of 2017 as the branch manager of our Malvern office. She serves on the Board of Directors for National Association of Women Business Owners [Philadelphia Chapter], Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention [Philadelphia Chapter]. She is currently pursuing her Organizational Leadership B.S. degree through Philadelphia University. Mary Ann’s favorite past time is spending time with her granddaughter.
Diane Lynch CSP – Recruiter, Malvern, PA
Diane comes to Monarch Staffing after eight years as an Admissions Representative for Delaware County vocational training schools. She is happy to once again use her broad skills in interviewing and assessing qualified candidates to place them into solid positions matching their backgrounds and skill sets. She feels there is nothing better than getting someone not just a job, but a career! In her down time, Diane pursues her love of ballroom dancing throughout the tri-state area.
Carol Hatton-Holmes CSP – Staffing Consultant, Malvern, PA
Carol is a Staffing Consultant based in our Malvern, PA office. Prior to joining Monarch Staffing in 2016, she had her own business Gener8tional Connections that assisted individuals and organizations on all things generational, including reversal of employee turn-over and succession planning. Prior to having her own business, she held various positions with IBM, SunGard, GTE, and Sprint in national account management, human resources, and technical service. She has her B.S in Education from Penn State University and has done post graduate work at Villanova University. Carol has her certification in Business Continuity Planning from the Disaster Recovery Institute. Volunteer work is important to Carol. She has served on the Advisory Board for the Professional Women’s Business Network, is a member of the Workshop Committee at Wings for Success, and teaches through the National Association of Women Business Owners at the Young Entrepreneurs Academy.
Jennifer Fransen –Branch Manager, Blue Bell, PA
A native from California, Jen joined the Monarch Team in October 2015. Prior to becoming our Bilingual Branch Manager/Recruiter, Jen worked in higher education for 10 years. Her passion is helping others attain their career goals and providing Monarch’s clients with top quality candidates is at the core of her daily work ethic. Jen constantly strives to provide excellent customer service and is dedicated to helping the Montgomery and Philadelphia branches continuously grow. Her positive attitude and ability to relate to candidates and clients makes her successful in attaining placements. Outside of work, Jen enjoys kickboxing, spending time with her family, and sharing her Colombian culture with others.
Debbie Hancock – Talent Scout, Blue Bell, PA
Debbie joined the Monarch Staffing team in June of 2017. Her passion for helping others drives her ability to network and make lasting connections with people. The combination of this quality, her managerial experience, and her personal journey of identifying a satisfying career, contributes to Debbie’s success in connecting the right job seeker with employers. Her knowledge of the latest trends in social media and technological advances allows her to find creative approaches to the recruiting process. She serves on the Board of Directors for Women’s Council of Philadelphia and has served as an Ambassador for the Eastern Montgomery Chamber of Commerce. Debbie loves being a wife, mother, and grandmother and spending time with her family. Debbie is an ASA Certified Staffing Professional and currently pursuing her degree in Marketing & Business Management.
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