The Duffy Group Team

Kathleen Duffy Ybarra

Kathleen Duffy Ybarra

President

Becoming one of the most respected recruiting firms in the country did not just happen. It was Kathleen Duffy’s single-minded dedication to helping individuals find joy in their work that became her life mission. She, in fact, embodies her fundamental value: that people deserve to be enriched by the activity they focus at least 500,000 hours of their lives on.

She imparts the same strength of purpose to her entire staff, and the result is one of the strongest recruitment teams, from top to bottom, in the business. Her commitment to serving candidates and clients alike motivated Kathleen to develop the Recruitment Research model which enables the Duffy Group…read more

Georgia Musgrave

Georgia Musgrave

Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

After ten years working as a high-level administrator at one the country’s ten largest public colleges, Arizona State University (ASU), Georgia Musgrave brought her singular experience and perspective to Duffy Group. As an Assistant Dean at ASU, among other functions, Georgia was actively involved in recruitment, people resource management, organizational design, culture change, and budget oversight. Currently Duffy Group’s Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Georgia is a go-to resource for colleges and universities seeking the finest talent around the country.

Georgia graduated from Northern Arizona University with a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and a minor in early childhood education….read more

Eden Higgins

Eden Higgins

Vice President / Practice Leader

Eden Higgins’s holistic perspective to recruiting ties directly back to her 10 years working in Human Resources for start-ups and large corporations in multiple capacities: full-cycle recruiting, employee relations, and strategic planning. Working in multiple industries across the United States and internationally since joining Duffy Group in 2000, Eden is passionate about Renewable Energy and Emerging Technologies, honing in on top tier talent in manufacturing, project management, finance and business development….read more

Ann Sylvia

Ann Sylvia

Vice President / Practice Leader

To Ann Sylvia, discovering Lean and Six Sigma was a professional and personal epiphany. “I’ve always been a process-oriented person,” says Ann. “I like that the methodologies focus on following processes and making things better.” Tenacious, as well as efficient, Ann has developed an extensive network of contacts tied to the pioneers of process improvement. Her passion for process has led Ann to great success with management and executive-level positions in manufacturing, operations management and Lean healthcare. Ann’s geographic scope includes international assignments with global clients, and she and her team currently recruit talent in Asia, Europe and Latin America across multiple industries…read more

Colleen Neese

Colleen Neese

Practice Leader

It was a pivotal moment for Colleen Neese when she learned of Duffy Group’s alternative and efficient Recruitment Research model. After more than a decade in the world of retained executive search, it was inevitable that Colleen join the Duffy team in 2016. Her business relationships in the healthcare, insurance and sports management industries are embracing Duffy’s recruiting model and trust her knack for finding hidden talent. She relishes the “thrill of the hunt to….read more

Scott Waddell

Scott Waddell

Practice Leader

Scott has the uncanny ability to uncover the nuances of a position and each organization’s distinct culture and use that information to identify high caliber candidates relevant to that role. Scott has completed successful searches for various functions within Business Services, Management Consulting, Construction and Building Materials, Food Processing, and Renewable Energy….read more

Team Member Directory

Paul Madonia | Business Development Director

  

Melissa Barker | Recruiter

  

Jackie Benton | Recruiter

  

Sara Brown | Recruiter

  

Sharon Cereska | Marketing Director

  

Ashley Jessup | Recruiter

  

Nancy Peabody | Recruiter

  

Mary Beth Procopio | Recruiter

  

David Streb | Recruiter

  

William Streb | Recruiter

  

Nicole Vahabzadeh | Recruiter

  

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