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Our Beacon Hill Associates executives are not only experts at leading and directing our industry and functional groups, but they are world-class practitioners as well, delivering results every day.

Charlie Cain, Managing Director and EVP, Executive Committee Member

Mr. Cain is responsible for leading and directing both Beacon Hill Associates and Beacon Hill HR nationally while serving as a member of the company’s Executive Committee. He is one of the founders of our company, having grown Beacon Hill Associates from a start-up to one of the premier administrative placement firms in the marketplace, attracting several of the top staffing professionals in the country while training and developing new consultants. Mr. Cain is known for outstanding client service, team management and market knowledge. Prior to joining Beacon Hill, Mr. Cain led one of the most successful branches of a national public staffing organization, where he was also recognized as a top individual producer. Prior to his placement career, he spent three years in sales and marketing for the Boston Red Sox. Mr. Cain received a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College, where he majored in finance and economics.

Kim Abhold, Division Manager

Ms. Abhold is responsible for managing and delivering temporary staffing services for Beacon Hill Associates in Chicago. An experienced leader, Ms. Abhold has earned a reputation for providing outstanding client service and placing high-quality talent while paying attention to the smallest detail of every staffing assignment. Her vast referral network and local market expertise have allowed her to become a trusted resource of Chicago’s most successful companies including many of the area’s prominent commercial real estate firms, high-profile investment banks, leading professional services firms, large non-profit organizations and emerging growth companies. Prior to joining Beacon Hill, Ms. Abhold managed temporary staffing for nearly a decade at a highly-regarded Chicago boutique that specialized in administrative placement. Prior to her career in staffing, Ms. Abhold was a top producing sales executive in the fashion industry in New York City. Not only is Ms. Abhold active in informal networks, but she is also an active member of BOMA , a building and real estate association, and BNI, an international networking organization. Ms. Abhold attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in retail merchandising and management.

Laura Centofanti Verastegui, Division Director

Ms. Centofanti Verastegui is responsible for leading and directing Beacon Hill Associates in Charlotte, NC. Ms. Centofanti has spent the last ten years connecting Charlotte’s top companies with the area’s best available talent. An expert in administrative placement, Ms. Centofanti Verastegui has spent her entire staffing career in the Charlotte market earning a reputation for outstanding client service, high quality candidate referrals and local market knowledge. In addition to traditional administrative roles, Ms. Centofanti Verastegui has experience placing professionals in temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire roles in marketing, sales, customer service and corporate support. Prior to joining Beacon Hill, Ms. Centofanti Verastegui was a branch manager and top individual producer for a national staffing firm where she also served as a regional sales mentor throughout the Southeast. Ms. Centofanti Verastegui has broad experience working across all industries with companies of all sizes ranging from the high-volume staffing requirements of Fortune 500 organizations to the important hiring needs of small, private companies. Ms. Centofanti Verastegui received a Bachelor of Science degree from Trinity College where she majored in Psychology and minored in German.

Lori Croyle, Division Director

Ms. Croyle is responsible for managing and directing Beacon Hill Associates in Pittsburgh. She is an experienced professional with a successful track record of establishing, managing and expanding client relationships with companies of all sizes across multiple industries. Ms. Croyle is known for superior client service, high quality candidate referrals, local market expertise and the ability to deliver on high-volume staffing requirements. She invests time with each client to understand their individual hiring process, observe the work environment when possible and properly identify fit. Her work ethic, candor and commitment to project completion have earned Ms. Croyle an outstanding reputation. Prior to joining Beacon Hill, Ms. Croyle was a branch manager and top individual producer at a well-respected national staffing firm. She has spent her entire professional career working in the Pittsburgh market in sales, recruiting and leadership roles for some of the area’s most recognizable companies. Ms. Croyle graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in marketing.

Angela DiPaul Gould, SHRM-CP, PHR, Division Director

Ms. DiPaul Gould is responsible for leading and directing Beacon Hill Associates in the Greater Philadelphia marketplace. A dedicated leader, she has earned a reputation throughout her career for outstanding customer service, high quality candidate referrals and delivering creative solutions for her clients. Prior to joining Beacon Hill, Ms. DiPaul Gould managed the Center City location of a successful regional staffing firm based in Pennsylvania, where she was also a top individual producer. Ms. DiPaul Gould began her career in our industry as a Staffing Consultant for one of the largest staffing firms in the world, quickly earning promotions to Staffing Manager and then to Assistant Branch Manager. Prior to her career in staffing, Ms. DiPaul Gould spent two years in sales with The Hershey Company. She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Saint Joseph’s University where she majored in Marketing. Ms. DiPaul Gould is a Certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and active member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) in the Greater Philadelphia Area.

Kristen Freeman Johnson, Division Director

Ms. Freeman Johnson is responsible for directing Beacon Hill Associates in Washington, DC. A natural leader, she is a consultative resource to many of DC’s most successful companies, distinguished associations, prominent commercial real estate firms and respected non-profit organizations. Ms. Freeman Johnson has developed a reputation for providing outstanding client service and delivering elite talent. Her ability to understand the business, industry and corporate culture of a client allows her to match the ideal candidates to complex, high-volume and hard-to-fill staffing requests. Prior to joining Beacon Hill, Ms. Freeman Johnson was a top producing staffing manager for several years at a highly-respected DC area boutique agency focused on administrative placement. Prior to her career in staffing, she was a senior consultant for a national strategic consulting firm headquartered in DC. Ms. Freeman Johnson graduated from The College of William & Mary, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree while majoring in finance and marketing.

Heather Harrold Carpenito, Division Manager

Ms. Harrold Carpenito is responsible for managing the delivery of temporary staffing services for Beacon Hill Associates in the Boston office.  She is one of the firm’s founding members and is well known for her unique ability to handle time sensitive and dynamic client needs while overseeing a vast and diverse active temporary workforce.  Prior to joining Beacon Hill, Ms. Harrold-Carpenito was a leader in one of the largest divisions of an international staffing organization where she ran one of their most successful temporary services operations.  She received a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Northeastern University where she majored in psychology.

Emily M. Kaeli, Division Director

Ms. Kaeli is responsible for directing temporary, temp-to-hire and contract staffing services for Beacon Hill Associates in the New York City area. Ms. Kaeli has spent her entire professional career delivering the highest quality temporary talent to clients in the NYC marketplace, partnering with leading companies in the private equity, hedge fund, financial services, consulting, fashion, real estate and media industries. An expert in temporary staffing for administrative and support level positions, she has earned a reputation for outstanding client service, unparalleled market knowledge and high quality placements. Prior to joining Beacon Hill, Ms. Kaeli was Managing Director of a NYC-based search firm where she started their national temporary staffing practice for administrative support, managed the business successfully for nearly a decade and was a top individual producer, all while hiring, training and leading a highly successful team. Ms. Kaeli established her career in staffing as Recruiting Director for a leading boutique agency headquartered in New York City, where she worked for four years focusing exclusively on administrative placements. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gettysburg College where she majored in English.

Trish Kellogg, Division Director

Ms. Kellogg is responsible for directing Beacon Hill Associates in Atlanta. Ms. Kellogg has earned a reputation in the Atlanta market as a diligent, hardworking professional who builds strong relationships with clients, candidates and colleagues. Ms. Kellogg’s candor and direct approach allows her to efficiently qualify staffing requirements, quickly matching client needs with outstanding talent. Prior to joining Beacon Hill, Ms. Kellogg was Branch Manager for a global staffing firm where she was also a top individual producer leading the successful expansion of two locations in the Atlanta marketplace. Ms. Kellogg’s career includes more than two decades of leadership by example in sales, marketing and entrepreneurial positions. After operating a successful small business for nearly a decade, Ms. Kellogg has a unique perspective that allows her to fully understand the core business of her clients, the importance of their staffing requirements and the value added by a productive employee. Ms. Kellogg graduated from University of Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Science majoring in public relations and where she also played varsity soccer.

Laura Lashbrook Colby, Division Director

Ms. Lashbrook Colby is responsible for leading Beacon Hill Associates in the New York City metro area. Her market knowledge, consultative approach, outstanding client service and high level of accountability allow her to function as an extension of the companies she represents. Her leadership, enthusiasm and passion for placement have helped her become a valuable resource for NYC's top administrative talent. She has extensive experience placing support professionals in the consulting, executive search, media, real estate, financial services and investment management industries. Prior to joining Beacon Hill, Ms. Lashbrook Colby was a top producer at one of NYC’s leading boutique administrative staffing agencies where she managed the direct hire division and supported temporary placement. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University where she majored in child and family studies.

Sherri Pearl Horn, Principal & Senior Consultant

Ms. Pearl Horn brings more than twenty-five years of placement experience to the firm, and is one of New England’s most successful and highly regarded professionals in the area of administrative and office support personnel. Her impeccable record of client satisfaction, along with her instinctive ability to make placements, has made her a brand name in Boston for more than two decades representing some of the most sought after companies in the region. As a proven expert, consistently bringing market dominance to the placement and staffing firms she has worked with in the past, Ms. Pearl Horn leads business development and service delivery efforts for Beacon Hill Associates and provides strategic guidance to the business overall. Ms. Pearl Horn is a certified personnel consultant and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Vermont, where she majored in sociology.

Elizabeth Pirrie, PHR, Division Director

Ms. Pirrie is responsible for leading and managing Beacon Hill Associates in Chicago. Ms. Pirrie has earned a reputation as a responsive professional who works hard to learn the business of her clients, refers the best talent and provides consultative input regarding workforce development programs. Her direct approach, maximum effort and high level of accountability to clients allow her to deliver immediate results for all temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire administrative needs. With a diverse mix of clients including leaders in the financial services, technology, healthcare, consulting and professional services industries, Ms. Pirrie manages client relationships ranging from the Fortune 500 to emerging growth companies, to small Chicago-based businesses. Prior to joining Beacon Hill, Ms. Pirrie was the top producer of a regional staffing firm based in Chicago where she was consistently recognized for her leadership, effectiveness and outstanding account management. A dual U.S./Australia citizen, Ms. Pirrie began her staffing career overseas recruiting IT professionals for one of Australia’s most successful recruitment firms. Ms. Pirrie received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Loyola University Chicago where she majored in Marketing and Spanish and graduated Magna Cum Laude. She is a Certified Staffing Professional, active networker and current member of the Society of Human Resource Professionals (SHRP) and the Staffing Management Association of Chicago.

Rebecca Wright, Regional Director

Ms. Wright is responsible for directing Beacon Hill Associates in Boston and Washington, DC. A  proven leader, she launched Beacon Hill Associates DC, the first Associates location outside of Boston, leading the office to record growth and success while helping Beacon Hill become one of the most valued staffing partners in the region. Ms. Wright has a passion for staffing and has built relationships with some of the nation’s top nonprofits, lobbying firms, trade associations, global professional services organizations, investment boutiques and commercial real estate companies. Ms. Wright is consistently recognized for adding value to her client companies by finding the right fit and referring the best talent for temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire roles. Her aptitude, professionalism and drive to deliver are why high profile clients ask her to fill their toughest openings. Prior to joining Beacon Hill, Ms. Wright was a Principal at a highly regarded administrative placement boutique in DC, where she was the company’s top producer for several years while training and developing business development staff. She received two Bachelor of Arts Degrees, Magna Cum Laude, from American University where she majored in political science and, through an interdisciplinary major, communications, legal studies, economics and government.

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