Market Managers


Long Island

John Parinello

John brings 8 years of experience in the staffing industry where he specializes in Office Support positions in both financial and non-financial sectors. Through a specialized method to staffing, John builds relationships with talent and discovers how their strengths match the client’s needs. John commits time to understanding a client’s requests while showing his expertise in the field in order for his team to execute searches effectively to make a valuable match for both the company and candidate. His practice area includes all office support and fashion positions.
John is a graduate from Hofstra University’s Zarb School of Business, with a degree in Marketing.


Melody Rivera

Melody has her BBA in Human Resources Management from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business. Melody Rivera has 8+ years of experience in the staffing industry. She joined The Bachrach Group to help launch their HR Recruitment Division. Previously, she specialized in recruiting for direct hire HR Professionals nationwide at an international multi-billion staffing organization.

Melody’s practice and amazing team has grown since her start with TBG in 2016. The team has expanded to recruit for contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire HR & Corporate Services professionals for the NY Metro, Westchester County, and Southern CT region. The team services clients within the Financial Services, Law, Technology, Professional Services, Non-Profit, Healthcare, Media industries, and more.

New Jersey

David Darby, VP, Regional Practice Director

David is in his 6th year with The Bachrach Group, where he has assisted in growing the Engineering, Construction, and Manufacturing Divisions. Prior to TBG, he spent time running a full desk for Aerotek and Staffmark on a national scale. Currently, David is managing TBG’s New Jersey office, which includes verticals such as Construction, Architecture, Engineering, Manufacturing, Finance/Accounting, Healthcare, Human Resources, and Corporate Services.

He holds a BBA degree in Finance with a Minor in Mathematics from Hofstra University.


Andrew Madison

Andrew Madison started as a Legal Recruiter in the early-mid 1990s, and then made a natural transition to Financial Services recruiting seven years later. He continued to recruit for Financial Services for the next dozen years. Andrew joined TBG as District Director of our Boston market in March of 2020.

Andrew is a seasoned Agency/Corporate Recruiter. His verticals include Accounting, Finance/Financial Services, Supply Chain and Legal. He is experienced with full life cycle recruiting, market intelligence and fee negotiation. Andrew possesses solid process management skills through applicant, client and job search data mining with internal applicant management systems, and has developed superior research and sourcing techniques.

His specialties include Manufacturing & Supply Chain / Accounting & Finance / Legal/Compliance / Construction & Real Estate.
Andrew is a graduate of Sacred Heart University, where he majored in Business Management and minored in Media Studies.



James Sammarco

James began his career with TBG ten years ago as a Recruiter in New York City. He quickly acquired the business and technical skills necessary to effectively assist companies and clientele, addressing their needs in an expeditious and efficient manner. In his current position, James works with a variety of companies, from startups to Fortune 500 companies, making placements from Mailroom up to C-level.

James’ strong customer service background and keen attention to detail, along with outstanding team support in Florida and across the United States, makes him a true asset in the Southeast market.

Jon Vorpagel

Jon joined TBG in 2018 to oversee the rapidly growing Accounting & Finance practice for the Southeast region. Jon utilizes his experience as an Executive Recruiter and his coaching background to help candidates and clients develop a winning plan to achieve their goals. He has helped connect talent to outstanding opportunities at every level – from CFO to Staff Accountant. Jon and his team are experienced in bringing the best candidates and employers together.

As a graduate of North Carolina State University and a former collegiate athlete, Jon brings an unparalleled work ethic, attention to detail, and character to the market.

North Carolina

Corey Lewis

Corey Lewis has over 20 years of management, business development and project management experience across the retail, construction and staffing verticals. He entered the recruiting industry in 2007 as an Executive Recruiter, specializing in recruiting professionals and executives in manufacturing within automotive and aerospace.

Corey has established himself as a well-rounded professional, able to run a full recruiting desk with accounts across the U.S. and create a culture of success and family within his team. Corey joined TBG in Mid-August of 2020 as District Director for the Carolinas where he is focusing on Industrial Manufacturing. Corey works with his clients recruiting mid to senior level professionals in Engineering, Operations, Production, Supply Chain and Marketing.

West Coast

Las Vegas

Carol Stieffermann

Carol Stieffermann started with TBG in 2017 to run our Las Vegas Market. Carol brings over 25 years of award winning Executive Search and Direct Hire placement expertise.

Carol has a passion for working closely with both her clients and her candidates; her goal is to make the best match possible and build life-long business relationships. She always has a genuine concern for the client’s success and stands behind her services 100%. Carol’s industry specialty areas include Real Estate, Mortgage Banking, Residential and Commercial Construction General Contractors, and Real Estate Developers. Carol is also experienced recruiting for manufacturing, accounting, and administrative positions.

Carol received her Bachelor of Science degree from Missouri State University.

Lori Layton

With more than twenty years of Accounting & Finance recruitment experience, Lori Layton provides recognized expertise in adeptly placing professionals in various functional roles, including Staff and Senior Accountants, Controllers, and Financial Officers, as well as high-level consultation positions related to FP&A and SOX Compliance. Today’s Accounting & Finance marketplace requires a complex blend of technical proficiency and education, verified real-world experience, and reliable business acumen, and Lori has a commanding ability to identify and place the professionals who combine these essential skill sets. She leverages her own combination of skills, including detailed listening and needs discernment, a determination to deliver only the very best, and a friendly, open demeanor that creates an enjoyable working and recruitment experience.

Lori has built and nurtured a highly-respected recruitment practice in Las Vegas since 2006 and is a trusted partner to area companies, firms, and Accounting & Finance professionals.

Northern California

Chris Papa

Chris manages TBG’s national real estate search practice, as well as their West Coast offices. He started with TBG in 2005 and has been integral to their growth and evolution from a regional boutique to a nationwide executive search firm. Chris has been an advisor to top real estate executives throughout the U.S., is quoted in numerous industry trade publications, and hosts a widely viewed industry newsletter and podcast. He enjoys helping real estate firms grow their business and advising them on critical hiring decisions.

Chris began his career in the real estate & legal fields. He has been an active member of such volunteer organizations as The Gubbio Project and The Society of St. Vincent de Paul. A graduate of Rutgers University – New Brunswick, Chris holds a BA in American Studies. He splits his time between the SF Bay Area and NYC.

Southern California

Christa Shapiro

Christa Shapiro has over 20 years of experience in the staffing industry. She began working in the industry straight out of college and quickly climbed the ladder in the San Diego and Orange County markets. Christa joined TBG in April of 2021 as the District Director of San Diego.

Christa’s top priority is providing the best experience to candidates and clients alike through a consultative approach with honest and transparent communication. Her goal is to serve San Diego and make a difference in people’s lives by helping them enter into rewarding careers.

Christa holds a BA in Speech Communication from Cal State Northbridge.



Matt Conroy

Matt joined TBG in 2009 and has recently moved to Philadelphia to run their Mid Atlantic Region. With ten years of experience in the staffing industry, Matt thrives on searching for extraordinary talent and connecting clients with exceptional candidates. Prior to his move, Matt was the Practice Director for TBG’s Technology division in NYC.

Matt’s work now has a broader scope, and he and his team focus on multiple verticals, including IT, Digital, Engineering, Real Estate, Finance, Accounting, Healthcare, Legal, Office Support, and Admin (Temp and Perm). He represents professionals at a variety of levels, from entry level to C-level executives.

Matt is a graduate of Mount Saint Mary College and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Media Studies.



Cindy Anderson

Cindy has been in professional recruiting and staffing for over 20 years. She is a skilled professional and leader, dedicated to finding the right candidate for each position.

This commitment ensures long-term success when working with both her clients and candidates. Committed to great follow through and a high sense of urgency, she takes time with clients on the front end to understand their needs, and to ensure success in finding just the right fit for their culture.

Erin Teso

Erin started with TBG in 2017 as Director of the Chicago market. Erin has over 15 years of experience cultivating business relationships, with 9 years in the Technology space. Erin has a deep understanding of the importance of building a solid foundation with her clients. She is experienced in a number of different verticals, from Manufacturing and Healthcare to Hospitality and Finance, as well as working with organizations in the IoT space.

Erin has partnered with organizations of all kinds, from small to mid-sized businesses to enterprise and global corporations.

Jennifer Jackson

Jennifer brings over 20 years of experience in the staffing industry to TBG. She has a vast knowledge across numerous industries as she started out specializing in Administration, Accounting & Finance, Corporate Service, and Engineering. Jennifer joined TBG in April of 2021 as the District Director of Pittsburgh.

Jennifer holds a BA in Communications from Lock Haven University.

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