Duffy Group's Team

Kathleen Duffy

Kathleen Duffy

President and CEO

Kathleen Duffy knows how to seize opportunities. In 1991, she founded Duffy Group Inc. to help individuals find joy in their work and companies unearth the right candidates with the best skills. Thirty years later, Duffy Group, Inc., has grown from its humble beginnings into one of the most respected recruitment firms in the nation.

This did not happen by accident. Kathleen’s commitment to serving candidates and clients inspired her to develop an innovative model called Recruitment Research, which enables Duffy Group to harness marketplace intelligence, work as a discrete…read more

 

 

 

 

Georgia Musgrave

Georgia Musgrave

Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

After 18 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. She brings 10 years of Higher Education experience to higher education executive search and recruitment for universities, graduate schools, vocational schools, art colleges, for profit institutions and academic medical centers…read more

 

 

 

 

Eden Higgins

Eden Higgins

Vice President Practice Development

Eden Higgins’ holistic perspective to executive search and executive recruitment ties directly back to her 10+ years of experience leading Human Resources for start-ups and large corporations in multiple capacities including recruiting, compensation, benefits, employee relations, and strategic planning. Eden’s ability to understand the intricacies and drivers of your business stems from her hands-on experience in the following industries: technology, software, hospitality, retail, and call center. Working directly on the executive team within these organizations during the dot.com bubble and working through a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, honed Eden’s HR perspective and business acumen. Throughout her HR career, it became apparent the best way to build a successful organization.…read more

 

 

 

 

 

Melissa Barker

Melissa Barker

Practice Director

Melissa Barker’s extensive experience in multiple facets of organizational management make her an invaluable asset to the Duffy Group team. Her years of experience managing teams, directing operations, and creating strategy for multiple organizations help her understand the value in finding just the right candidate. Skilled at creative sourcing and attracting passive candidates, she has placed high-level executives in the construction, gaming, manufacturing, healthcare, and nonprofit industries, to name a few.

Working in diverse industries since joining Duffy Group, Inc., Melissa has built a strong foundation…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 would 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 help organizations hire the talent they otherwise would not have been able to find.” She has more than 20 years of executive search experience…read more

 

 

 

 

 

Sharon Grace

Sharon Grace

Practice Leader

Sharon Grace’s passion for accounting and finance makes her a strong complement to our team at Duffy Group, Inc. With nearly two decades of recruitment experience, her core experience is accounting and finance within many industries across the U.S.; her recruiting expertise includes roles in human resources, higher education, manufacturing, and nonprofit leadership. This genuine, seasoned, top performer is not just all about the numbers; she is skilled at delivering an organization’s greatest asset – its people.

Sharon is highly regarded for her honest, ethical, and exceptional customer service… read more

 

 

 

 

 

Kristin Pozen

Kristin Pozen

Practice Leader

Blend deep expertise in Human Resources with 25 years of experience in the field and you have a perfect recipe for unearthing top talent. As a practice leader and senior executive recruiter, Kristin Pozen leverages these strengths to fill critical roles for Duffy Group’s technology, renewable energy, healthcare and nonprofit clients.

In addition to masterfully telling candidates’ stories and finding the perfect match at companies where they can make an impact, Pozen knows how to stir things up in the kitchen, too…read more

 

 

 

 

 

Nicole Vahabzadeh

Nicole Vahabzadeh

Recruiting Training Director

Nicole Vahabzadeh knows a lot about recruiting. It comes from 15 years of sourcing candidates in executive and in-house recruiting positions. Now, she’s putting that experience into action in the dual role of senior recruiter and recruiting training director.

Nicole loves the variety of sourcing and interviewing everyone from entry-level to executive candidates in industries ranging from renewable energy to manufacturing and other technical roles. She also enjoys the collaboration between clients and candidates, along with teaching fellow recruiters how to provide the best possible support to be successful in their positions…read more

 

 

 

 

 

John Fierro

John Fierro

Practice Leader

John Fierro is all about making a positive difference in people’s lives, whether it is helping candidates land their next big job or assisting clients in adding the ideal employees to their growing teams.

As a Practice Leader, John puts his sourcing, interviewing and storytelling skills to work in three helping professions – higher education, healthcare and the nonprofit arena. He also lends a hand in recruiting candidates in the manufacturing industry. But his commitment to giving back doesn’t end there; he is also a dedicated volunteer for St. Mary’s Food Bank…read more

 

 

 

 

 

Jackie Benton

Jackie Benton

Vice President of Operations

It’s what every company needs: a Jack or Jill of all trades who can spin a lot of plates without ever chipping a single one.

At Duffy Group, that person is Jackie Benton. As vice president of operations, this right- and left-brained leader manages everything from recruiting and business development to marketing and office operations.

Benton has plenty of experience that prepared her for this role…read more

 

 

 

 

 

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