MaryEllen began her career as a human resources generalist before deciding to focus on executive recruiting. She worked as a contract recruiter for both M & T Bank and Delaware North Company before joining Career Partners 12 years ago. MaryEllen provides full search services to both corporate and non-profit organizations across all job functions.
She is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute, and she holds SHRM-CP Certification from the Society for Human Resources Management.
She is also a WorkPlace Big 5 Assessment and DiSC Consultant. MaryEllen has over 20 years of recruiting experience on a local, national, and international level.
She attributes her success to her ability to use creative and proactive methods to fill jobs quickly, saving her clients time and money. She brings positive energy and enthusiasm to all of her recruiting projects, from the most senior-level executive position to the most junior. When talking with her candidates, she often encourages them to find a job where they can say that they are doing what they love while never working a day in their lives.
MaryEllen has been involved in leadership and volunteer roles in several local non-profit organizations and is currently an active member of the Buffalo Niagara Human Resources Association and the National Society for Human Resources Management.
The competition for recruiting high potential talent has never been more challenging, and MaryEllen is on top of employment trends and employee retention strategies. As Director of Search Services, she utilizes a highly refined search process allowing her to uncover and attract talent that is the best fit for CPI’s clients and strategically aligned to their priorities.
MaryEllen lives in Williamsville with her husband, Jerry, who is a dentist in Williamsville, NY. They have two children, Andrew and Jennifer. Andrew is a physician with Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute and Northwestern University, and he lives with his wife and daughter in Chicago. Jennifer resides in Brooklyn with her fiancé and is an Account Manager with Amazon.
MaryEllen enjoys the outdoors, reading, cooking, and spending quality time with her family and friends.