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Maryum Anwar
Maryum Anwar
Associate Director, Recruiting
Maryum Anwar
Maryum Anwar

Associate Director, Recruiting

Maryum Anwar is an Associate Director of Recruiting on the Project and Interim Services team in the Costa Mesa Office, where she uses her background and expertise to recruit consultants for roles in accounting, finance, tax and audit.

Prior to joining Century Group, Maryum was a Staffing Manager in the Orange County offices of an international staffing firm specializing in finance and accounting roles. She also brings a strong background in marketing and advertising, where she served as Account Executive at Lehman Millet, Inc., managing some of the agency’s largest accounts. Maryum earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University Fullerton.

Sonia Aouriri
Sonia Aouriri
Senior Associate, Executive Search
Sonia Aouriri
Sonia Aouriri

Senior Associate, Executive Search

Sonia Aouriri is a Senior Associate on the Executive Search team in the Los Angeles office. A Certified Search Consultant®, she uses her background in accounting, finance, staffing and client development to help professionals find their next career opportunity and works with clients to build their teams.

Sonia previously matched finance and accounting professionals with career opportunities at a national staffing firm. Prior to that, she managed the daily finance and accounting operations as Director of Finance/Accounting for 24hr HomeCare LLC, a company she initially joined as an account manager, working with both clients and healthcare professionals in fulfilling home healthcare needs. Sonia began her career as a Management Assistant with Enterprise Rent A Car after earning her B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Oregan, Linquist College of Business.

Sample Searches

  • Controller
  • Financial Reporting Director
  • Financial Reporting Manager
  • Manager, FP&A
  • Senior Accountant
  • Senior Financial Analyst
  • Senior Business Analyst
  • Senior Internal Auditor
  • Senior Analyst
Megan Baer
Megan Baer
Associate, Executive Search
Megan Baer
Megan Baer

Associate, Executive Search

Megan Baer is an Associate on the Executive Search team in the El Segundo office. She brings more than 5-plus years experience recruiting in the LA market, and has a proven track record locating, identifying and closing the region's best talent.

Prior to Century Group, Megan was a top recruiter for two national staffing firms — achieving the President's Club Award and other recognition for her continued success. Megan has her Bachelor's degree in Business Management from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Jake Barbee
Jake Barbee
Senior Associate, Executive Search
Jake Barbee
Jake Barbee

Senior Associate, Executive Search

Jake Barbee has nearly 10 years of experience in the staffing industry, having worked as both an Account Manager and a Senior Executive Recruiter at two large, national staffing agencies’ offices in North Carolina and Burbank. In both roles, he assisted in launching and expanding search divisions, recruiting and mentoring associates within various divisions, and serving as a top producer in placements for accounting and finance, as well as advertising, marketing and public relations.

Prior to joining Century Group, Jake served as President and Managing General Partner of Omega Energy/Omega Development Fund, an independent energy company engaged in oil and gas exploration, development and production in the Illinois Basin. He earned his bachelor degrees in Philosophy and Media Communications from the University of Miami.

Catherine Bewley
Catherine Bewley
Director, Client Services
Catherine Bewley
Catherine Bewley

Director, Client Services

Catherine Bewley is a Director for Client Services on the Project and Interim Services team in the Glendale office. In that role, she utilizes her extensive background in the staffing industry to help clients identify key projects and fill interim roles on their accounting and finance teams.

Catherine has more than 15 years of experience in both recruiting and client development, including roles at a number of national staffing firms. She prides herself in bringing a high level of quality and significant value as she works with each client on their individual needs.

Michelle Cafagna
Michelle Cafagna
Associate Director, Client Services
Michelle Cafagna
Michelle Cafagna

Associate Director, Client Services

Michelle Cafagna is an Associate Director of Client Services on the Project and Interim Services team in the Walnut Creek office. She uses her experience in the staffing industry to create strong client relationships and connect them with top candidates.

Prior to Century Group, Michelle worked as a recruiter’s assistant at a national staffing firm — supporting her team by consistently surpassing individual metrics. There, she also helped develop new candidate and client leads, performed pre-interviews and executed other key industry practices.

Michelle holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Saint Mary's College.

Valerie Chan
Valerie Chan
Associate Director, Client Services
Valerie Chan
Valerie Chan

Associate Director, Client Services

Valerie is an Associate Director of Client Services in the Walnut Creek office, and uses her sales background to develop strong relationships with clients.

Prior to joining Century Group, Valerie was a successful Outside Sales Account Executive at a national technology company. There, she had a proven track record for finding challenges within an organization — partnering with C-Level executives to create long-lasting solutions.

Valerie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Anton Cuyugan
Anton Cuyugan
Director, Recruiting
Anton Cuyugan
Anton Cuyugan

Director, Recruiting

Anton Cuyugan is a Director of Recruiting on the Project and Interim Services team in the Los Angeles office, where he recruits and places accounting and finance professionals in project and interim engagements at companies in a variety of industries.

Anton brings more than 10 years of recruiting experience to his role at Century Group. He previously recruited accounting and finance professionals for a national staffing firm, where he was a top producer for many years. Prior to his work in the staffing industry, he was a financial analyst in the entertainment industry, working for such companies as Warner Bros. and Lions Gate. Anton earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Monmouth University in New Jersey.

Bobby Dillon
Bobby Diloy
Associate Director, Executive Search
Bobby Dillon
Bobby Diloy

Associate Director, Executive Search

Bobby Diloy is an Associate Director on the Executive Search team in the Walnut Creek Office. He joins Century Group with extensive recruiting experience in finance and accounting, and a strong ability to develop relationships with both clients and candidates in the Bay Area market.

Prior to Century Group, Bobby was a top producer at several global and national staffing firms. He also worked in the financial services sector —holding management positions in banking, operational audit, commercial finance treasury and credit, and AML and BSA risk management.

Bobby earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Concordia University and a Master’s degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Business Continuity, Security and Risk Management from Boston University.

Matthew Dyer
Matthew Dyer
Senior Associate, Executive Search
Matthew Dyer
Matthew Dyer

Senior Associate, Executive Search

Matthew Dyer is a Senior Associate on the Executive Search team in the Orange County Office. In that role, he uses his background in accounting to identify and recruit professionals for companies looking to build and expand their accounting, finance, tax and audit teams.

A Certified Public Accountant, Matthew was a Tax Associate with the local CPA firms of RJI International and LTSP, Inc. prior to joining Century Group. During his tenure, he prepared corporate, partnership, fiduciary, individual, sale and property tax returns and related materials; made important client discoveries that resulted in significant returns; contributed to meeting the firms’ goals by developing business opportunities through relationships with potential clients; and developed tools and trainings for increased efficiency. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Southern California.

Madison Garshman
Madison Garshman
Associate Director, Client Services
Madison Garshman
Madison Garshman

Associate Director, Client Services

Madison Garshman is an Associate Director of Client Services on the Interim and Project Services team in the Glendale office. She works with Accounting and Finance candidates to identify their next great career opportunity, and believes the key to finding the right candidate is matching the interests of the client to the goals of the candidate.

Prior to Century Group, Madison was an Account Executive responsible for both temporary and direct-hire recruiting, as well as business development. A trained Recruiter with extensive experience, she’s supported various companies/industries in her career by providing them with the most qualified candidates and the fastest service — earning the “Rising Star” award at her last company. Madison holds a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature and Art History from UC Santa Barbara.

Sean Gilmore
Sean Gilmore
Senior Associate, Executive Search
Sean Gilmore
Sean Gilmore

Senior Associate, Executive Search

Sean Gilmore is a Senior Associate on the Executive Search team in the Denver office. For the past three years, he's worked in the Denver market helping both clients and candidates across multiple industries, including oil and gas, technology, homebuilding and retail.

Prior to his move back to Colorado, Sean was with Century Group's Executive Search team in the El Segundo office. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from California State University, Northridge.

Deanna Gutman
Deanna Gutman
Senior Director, Executive Search
Deanna Gutman
Deanna Gutman

Senior Director, Executive Search

Deanna Gutman has more than 10 years of recruiting experience in the Accounting/Finance arena. She has been a top producer for many years and has made hundreds of successful matches within Fortune 100/500 companies. Prior to recruiting, she worked as an Auditor at Arthur Andersen. She earned her Bachelor's degrees in Business-Economics with an emphasis in Accounting, and Slavic Languages and Literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Sample Client Industries

  • Consumer Products
  • Entertainment
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate
  • Technology/Pre-IPO

Sample Searches

  • CFO
  • VP of Finance
  • Controller
  • Director of SEC Reporting
  • Director of Treasury
  • Manager of Internal Audit
  • Tax Manager
  • Accounting Manager
  • Senior Accountant
  • Senior Financial Analyst
Madina Hamid
Senior Associate, Executive Search
Madina Hamid

Senior Associate, Executive Search

Madina Hamid is a Senior Associate on the Executive Search team in the Los Angeles office, and works with accounting and finance professionals in various industries. Madina uses her client-relations background to help finance and accounting professionals in their search for career opportunities.

Prior to Century Group, Madina spent many years as a top-producer with several Fortune 500 retailers in the Bay Area, during which she developed a large customer base due to a solid client-relations ability. Madina holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine.

Nick Harbaugh
Nick Harbaugh
Associate Director, Client Services
Nick Harbaugh
Nick Harbaugh

Associate Director, Client Services

Nick is an Associate Director of Client Services on the Project and Interim Services team in the Denver office. He joins Century Group with eight years of sales experience and a track record for building strong client relationships in the Denver market and increasing revenue.

Nick previously worked as a Sr. Manager of Finance and Accounting at another staffing firm, where he managed strategic accounts for high-level clients and regularly met revenue targets, sales quotas and corporate goals. Most notably, he increased the number of contractors on assignment at Kaiser Permanente from less than 10 to 70-plus — helping Nick to earn the title of Top Producer on the Finance and Accounting team. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, with a minor in English from the University of Alabama.

Brian Harkavy
Brian Harkavy
Senior Director, Executive Search
Brian Harkavy
Brian Harkavy

Senior Director, Executive Search

Brian brings more than 10 years of executive search experience to his role at Century Group. He began his career in the placement field at a multimillion dollar accounting and finance recruiting firm in New York City and quickly became a top producer. Upon joining Century Group, he immediately replicated his success and became a top producer with the firm, working with Financial Services, Hedge Fund, Real Estate and Entertainment clients.

Brian has successfully completed searches in accounting, finance and audit at the CFO, Vice President, Controller and management levels and works with the Entertainment, Financial Services, Technology and Service industries. Prior to his career in executive search, he worked as a trader for Broadway Trading in New York City. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology and Management from Syracuse University.

Sample Client Industries

  • Financial Services
  • Hedge Fund/Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Entertainment
  • Technology
  • Service

Sample Searches

  • CFO
  • Vice President
  • Controller
  • Management
Alec Henricksen
Alec Henricksen
Associate Director, Recruiting
Alec Henricksen
Alec Henricksen

Associate Director, Recruiting

Alec Henricksen is an Associate Director of Recruiting on the Interim and Project Services team in the Glendale office. His primary goal is to assist talented accounting and finance professionals in finding great careers, and firmly believes employees are the most valuable assent an organization can have.

Prior to Century Group, Alec handled recruiting for various Accounting and Finance roles at another competitive staffing firm. He also has experience working in the banking and retail industries, providing clients with excellent customer service. Alec earne his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Gabrielle Hingley
Gabrielle Hingley
Associate Director, Recruiting
Gabrielle Hingley
Gabrielle Hingley

Associate Director, Recruiting

Gabrielle is An Associate Director of Recruiting on the Project and Interim Services team in the Walnut Creek office. She uses her recruiting background to help accounting and finance professionals in their career search.

Prior to Century Group, Gabrielle worked at two national staffing firms where she developed strong client-relations skills and an inventory of high-level candidates. She regularly exceeded performance standards, even earning two promotions for her efforts within her first year at the most recent company.

Gabrielle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Sonoma State University.

Nathalie Hollants
Nathalie Hollants
Senior Director, Client Services
Nathalie Hollants
Nathalie Hollants

Senior Director, Client Services

Nathalie Hollants is a trusted advisor to companies in the recruitment of top contract talent for interim roles and projects in accounting, reporting, finance, internal audit, SOX compliance, financial systems and tax. A Certified Staffing Professional®, she works with clients in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, non-profit, healthcare, technology, entertainment and consumer products.

Prior to Century Group, Nathalie served as an executive with an internationally recognized, publicly-traded staffing firm in Brussels, Belgium, specializing in accounting and finance. In 2001, she relocated to Los Angeles and joined a well-known staffing firm, becoming entrenched in the greater Los Angeles market. She earned her degree in business, with a emphasis in international business, from Hogeschool voor Wetenschap & Kunst, Brussels, Belgium.

Sample Searches

  • Controller
  • Accounting Manager
  • Tax Manager
  • Senior Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Accounts Payable Supervisor
Brad Horton
Brad Horton
Managing Director
Brad Horton
Brad Horton

Managing Director

Brad Horton is Managing Director of Century Group’s Westlake Village office, where he works with clients on finance, accounting, tax and audit roles on both direct hire and interim-based placements.

He comes to Century Group with over a decade of recruiting and client development experience, most recently as Vice President of a national recruiting firm’s San Fernando Valley region. In that role, he lead a team that provided temp, temp-to-perm and direct hire positions for accounting, finance, IT and administrative functions in the Conejo Valley and Ventura County markets. Prior to being named Vice President, he served as the Branch Manager for the company’s Westlake Village location. He also spent nearly 10 years as COO of two successful companies in the entertainment and technology industries.

Brad is a member and has served on the boards of the Ventura County Chapter of the American Payroll Association, Ventura County Executive Financial Forum, and the San Fernando Valley Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from San Diego State University and his Master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica.

Jennifer Jacobs
Jennifer Jacobs
Associate Director, Client Services
Jennifer Jacobs
Jennifer Jacobs

Associate Director, Client Services

Jennifer Jacobs is an Associate Director of Client Services on the Project and Interim Services team in the Westlake Village office. With over 10 years of experience, Jennifer specializes in placing top candidates into project-based and interim roles for a variety of companies in need, and believes building great relationships and providing quality candidates is key to being successful in a business development role.

Prior to Century Group, Jennifer was a Talent Acquisition Manager at another consulting firm where she led a team of direct reports while hiring top-level candidates within four major markets. There, Jennifer played an instrumental role in the company’s overall growth and success, and has also been recognized for developing new recruiting and hiring techniques, training programs and best practices. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida.

Cynthia Jane
Cynthia Jane
Associate Director, Executive Search
Cynthia Jane
Cynthia Jane

Associate Director, Executive Search

Cynthia Jane is an Associate Director of the Executive Search team in the Glendale office. She focuses on client management and candidate representation for large Fortune 500 and private clients in Media/Entertainment, Technology/ Software, Real Estate, Financial Services, Consumer/Retail,  Investment Management Automotive and startup industries — ranging in annual revenues of $50 million to $1.4 trillion. She represents all levels of professionals in Accounting and Finance, including Big 4, Top 10 Nationally recognized accounting firms and various organizations in the Southern California market.

Prior to joining Century Group, Cynthia had more than five years of professional recruiting experience for reputable staffing firms specializing in Finance and Accounting. Throughout her career, Cynthia has followed two important principles to drive her success: Match candidates with the right client and company culture, and build lasting relationships with both parties to help further their career development and growth.

Wade Kegley
Wade Kegley
Associate Director, Client Services
Wade Kegley
Wade Kegley

Associate Director, Client Services

Wade is an Associate Director of Client Services on the Project and Interim Services team in the Westlake Village office. With more than six years of sales experience, he prides himself on developing long-lasting relationships with clients.

Prior to Century Group, Wade was a District Manager for a boutique video agency — quarterbacking all sales processes and establishing innovative ways to grow the business. He consistently found success by bringing on some of the company’s largest clients, which allowed him to work alongside executives at several Fortune 500 companies.

Wade received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Northridge.

Chantel LeBoff Greene
Chantel LeBoff Greene
Director, Recruiting
Chantel LeBoff Greene
Chantel LeBoff Greene

Director, Recruiting

Chantel LeBoff Greene is a Director of Recruiting for Century Group's Project and Interim Services practice in the Los Angeles Office. A Certified Staffing Professional®, she focuses on recruiting and deploying professionals on project and interim engagements across a range of functional areas, including financial executives; controllership services; corporate finance; accounting and reporting; and internal audit, tax, and IT audit.

Prior to joining Century Group, Chantel was in the Business Risk Services practice at Ernst & Young for six years. Her clients included Fortune 500 companies in the entertainment, media, manufacturing, retail, and managed health care industries. During her internal audit career, she provided expertise in risk assessments, risks and control reviews, compliance, minimum control standards, and industry best practices. She was also responsible for a $30 billion revenue company’s organization-wide controls program. Her strengths included developing and maintaining productive relationships with clients with a commitment to client satisfaction. She holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Business Administration, with emphases in Finance and Information Systems, from the University of Southern California.

Sample Client Industries

  • Entertainment
  • Manufacturing
  • Consumer Products
  • Financial Services

Sample Searches

  • Interim Controller
  • Interim Accounting Manager
  • Tax Consulting
  • SEC Reporting - 10K / 10Q
  • Financial Reporting
  • Audit
Arielle LeBoulch Share
Arielle LeBoulch Share
Director, Client Services
Arielle LeBoulch Share
Arielle LeBoulch Share

Director, Client Services

Arielle LeBoulch Share is a Director of Client Services on the Project and Interim Services team. A Certified Staffing Professional®, she partners with clients to provide them with top talent for project and interim engagements in finance and accounting. Her aptitude for understanding a client’s unique needs has allowed her to successfully complete searches for such roles as Corporate Finance Director, Controller, Reporting Manager, Senior Accountant, and Senior Analyst, as well as roles in internal audit and tax.

Arielle began her career as a top sales associate for a large recruiting firm in New York City, where she worked with middle market and Fortune 500 clients in financial services, media, entertainment, retail, real estate, and private equity. She earned her bachelor's degree from Florida State University.

Eric Levine
Eric Levine
Associate Director, Recruiting
Eric Levine
Eric Levine

Associate Director, Recruiting

Eric is an Associate Director of Recruiting on the Project and Interim Services team in the Westlake Village office. A trained recruiting professional, he uses his experience to find the right people the right job.

Prior to Century Group, Eric worked at two national staffing firms where he placed high-level technology and accounting and finance professionals. He earned a RightSkill Certificate of Achievement and was recognized as a $100K Perm Biller after his first full calendar year with the most recent company.

Eric holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations from the University of South Carolina.

David Liebman
David Liebman
Director, Executive Search
David Liebman
David Liebman

Director, Executive Search

David began his career in Executive Search in 2002 and joined Century Group in 2003. A Certified Search Consultant®, he has completed searches in the healthcare, consumer products, entertainment, defense, financial services, manufacturing and technology industries up to the CFO, Controller and management levels.

Prior to Executive Search, David worked for a Fortune 500 technology firm, where he was rapidly promoted into sales management. He  went on to hold positions with other Fortune Global 500 companies, including serving as Vice President of Business Development at a firm specializing in outsourced consulting services. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree with a dual concentration in Business Administration and Management.

Sample Client Industries

  • Manufacturing
  • Technology
  • Real Estate
  • Consumer Products
  • Defense
  • Energy

Sample Searches

  • Controller
  • CFO
  • Audit Manager
  • Financial Analysis Manager
  • VP, Finance & Accounting

 

Cheyenne Lounsbrough
Cheyenne Lounsbrough
Associate Director, Recruiting
Cheyenne Lounsbrough
Cheyenne Lounsbrough

Associate Director, Recruiting

Cheyenne is an Associate Director of Recruiting on the Interim and Project Services team in the Denver office. She brings 4 years of sales experience and a track record of building strong client relationships.

Prior to Century Group, Cheyenne worked as an Inside Sales Representative for both the San Diego Chargers and San Diego Padres. She was a top-earner, and consistently surpassed sales goals, outbound call numbers and revenue acquired. A Southern California native, she’s excited to use her experience to help clients find the perfect candidate and be apart of the Denver team.

Cheyenne holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from California State University, Channel Islands.

Ray Madden
Raymond Madden
Senior Associate, Executive Search
Ray Madden
Raymond Madden

Senior Associate, Executive Search

Raymond Madden is a Senior Associate on the Executive Search team in the Westlake Village Office. In that role, he uses his background in accounting, finance and audit to help clients identify their needs and build their teams.

Raymond most recently placed finance and accounting professionals with a national staffing firm. Prior to that, he was a Senior Assurance Associate in the Healthcare Practice for EY; a Senior Audit Associate in the Financial Services, Not-for-Profit and Higher Education Practices for Grant Thornton; and a Financial Analyst in the SEC Reporting Group with Citigroup in the New York area. He earned his Bachelor’s degrees in business administration and accounting from Villanova University.

Hannah Marshall
Hannah Marshall
Associate Director, Recruiting
Hannah Marshall
Hannah Marshall

Associate Director, Recruiting

Hannah Marshall is an Associate Director of Recruiting in the Glendale office. She uses her recruiting background to identify top talent and assist them in making their next career move.

Prior to Century Group, Hannah placed business operations professionals at a global staffing company in Orlando, Fla. She handled full-cycle recruiting for contract-to-hire-roles and successfully met key performance metrics during her time there. Hannah also has experience as a billing and payment analyst — giving her an intimate understanding of the positions we place.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from Florida State University.

Colin Miller
Colin Miller
Director, Client Services
Colin Miller
Colin Miller

Director, Client Services

Colin is a Director of Client Services on the Interim & Project Services team in the El Segundo office. He brings five years of staffing and consulting experience working with a range of clients from high-growth startups to Fortune 100 organizations. His philosophy is to invest the time and commitment necessary to truly understand his clients' business and organizational goals.

Prior to Century Group, Colin held multiple roles at a national consulting firm — most recently serving as the Director of its LA Finance & Accounting practice. He played an instrumental role in building a best-in-class consulting practice in San Francisco before moving to Los Angeles. He was a two-time Gold Performer and President's Trip qualifier. Colin holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Communications from Stevenson University in Baltimore.

Sean Morley
Sean Morley
Associate Director, Recruiting
Sean Morley
Sean Morley

Associate Director, Recruiting

Sean Morley is an Associate Director of Recruiting on the Project and Interim Services team in the Orange County Office, where he uses his background and expertise to recruit consultants for roles in accounting, finance, tax and audit.

Prior to joining Century Group, Sean worked on both the candidate and client-facing sides of the business. He previously worked for regional and national staffing firms, where he recruited temporary and direct hire candidates for accounting and finance roles. Prior to that, he was a top producer in sales with W.W. Grainger. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University.

Erik Mosson
Director, Client Services
Erik Mosson

Director, Client Services

Erik Mosson is a Director of Client Services on the Project and Interim Services team. A Certified Staffing Professional®, he works with clients to identify and fill their project and interim needs in the areas of accounting, finance, tax and audit.

Prior to joining Century Group, Erik was a Branch Manager and top producer for Enterprise Rent-a-Car, improving performance, sales and training during his tenure. He also served as an Executive Branch Manager for National Services Group, where he hired and supervised a team, maintained a high customer satisfaction rating, and increased both revenue and profit. He earned his Bachelor's degrees in Finance and Marketing from the School of Business Administration at Loyola University-Chicago.

Lisette Neira
Lisette Neira
Associate Director, Client Services
Lisette Neira
Lisette Neira

Associate Director, Client Services

Lisette Neira is an Associate Director of Client Services on the Project and Interim Services team in the Costa Mesa office. She joins Century Group with 2-years experience working at a national accounting and finance staffing firm, and helped to place the right candidates for every client in the Orange County marketplace. She was recognized as the No. 1 Top Performer for best year-over-year growth in 2017 among 500 employees in the nation — illustrating Lisette's expertise in client relations and ensuring expectations are met on both sides.

Prior to staffing, Lisette was a Director of Career Services in the education industry, where she provided students with coaching and interview techniques. She earned her Bachelor's degree from California State University, Long Beach.

Peter Nelson
Peter Nelson
Managing Director
Peter Nelson
Peter Nelson

Managing Director

Peter Nelson is the Managing Director of Century Group's Denver, Colorado office. In this role, he provides mentorship to team members, strengthens client relationships and identifies new business opportunities.

Prior to that, Peter acted as Director, Executive Search at the firm's El Segundo office — managing and completing searches in the entertainment, engineering, technology, real estate, legal and service industries. He's successfully placed professionals at the CEO, CFO, Vice President, Controller and Management levels within Finance, Accounting, Tax and Audit.

He joined Century Group in 1999 as an Associate, where he focused on developing relationships with talented professionals in public accounting to help with their transition into industry. He was later promoted to Senior Associate, where he focused on managing a diverse client list in both public and private companies, ranging from start-up to Fortune 500. His success in completing searches and providing a valuable consultative service to his clients has resulted in repeat business from his clients, accounting for 62% of his placements.

Peter was a Division I baseball player at Texas Tech University, and was previously a top producer in retail sales with a Fortune 500 company. He still focuses on business development and research, recruiting and marketing for retained and contingency searches and expanding his overall network within the Denver, Colorado marketplace.

Sample Client Industries

  • Consumer Products
  • Entertainment
  • Financial Services
  • Legal Services
  • Real Estate
  • Technology

Sample Searches

  • CFO
  • Vice President
  • Controller
  • Finance & Accounting Management

Affiliations

  • LA's Best
Lana Sanei
Lana Sanei
Director, Recruiting
Lana Sanei
Lana Sanei

Director, Recruiting

Lana Sanei is a Director of Recruiting on the Project and Interim Services team. A Certified Staffing Professional®, she works with professionals to place them in a variety of project and interim engagements across a range of functional areas.

Prior to joining Century Group, she spent three years as a Tax Associate with International Lease Finance Corporation, a subsidiary of AIG. In that role, she prepared corporate income tax returns for over 100+ companies, oversaw compliance and income tax issues, and monitored departmental budgets on a quarterly basis. She began her career as a Corporate Hospitality Trainer for a regional restaurant chain, where she led a team of professionals, including training, development and relationship-building. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from George Mason University.

Brandon Schlig
Brandon Schlig
Associate, Executive Search
Brandon Schlig
Brandon Schlig

Associate, Executive Search

Brandon Schlig is an Associate on the Executive Search team in the Glendale office. Brandon focuses on the recruitment and placement of professionals for accounting and finance roles, and enjoys helping people reach the next stage in their careers.

Prior to Century Group, he was a consultant for a national staffing firm that specialized in the finance and human resources industries. Brandon is a California native, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from University California, Santa Barbara.

Nijal Shah
Director, Recruiting
Nijal Shah

Director, Recruiting

Nijal Shah is a Director on the Interim & Project Services team in the Westlake Village office. She focuses on recruiting and deploying professionals on project and interim engagements across a range of functional areas, including financial executives, controllership services, corporate finance, accounting and reporting, and internal audit, tax and IT audit.

Prior to joining Century Group, Nijal worked for a national staffing firm, where she worked on both temporary and direct hire roles in finance and accounting. Her experience there included both recruiting and client development. Nijal earned her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of California, Irvine.

Westlake Village
Managing Director, Carolyn Sweeney
Carolyn Sweeney
Managing Director
Managing Director, Carolyn Sweeney
Carolyn Sweeney

Managing Director

Carolyn Sweeney is the Managing Director of Century Group's Walnut Creek, California office. During the course of her career, she's filled over a thousand direct hire searches and temporary assignments for leading Bay Area companies and is known for her deep network, professionalism and for building award-winning teams.

Prior to joining Century Group, Carolyn spent 17 years with an international NYSE traded staffing firm where she won multiple awards for exceptional performance and leadership.
She has been recognized as Partner of the Year by the FPA of the East Bay for her contributions to the business community and is presently the acting President for the Accounting and Finance Women's Alliance, where she's served on the board and has been an active member for more than 10 years. Carolyn also enjoys being involved with her children's school and her Saint Mary’s College alumni community.

Sample Searches Include:

  • CFO
  • VP of Finance
  • Controller
  • Accounting Manager
  • Senior Director of Accounting Operations
  • Director of Financial Analytics
  • Senior Accountant
  • Operational Accounting roles
Patrick Takeshita
Patrick Takeshita
Associate Director, Recruiting
Patrick Takeshita
Patrick Takeshita

Associate Director, Recruiting

Patrick is an Associate Director of Recruiting on the Project and Interim Services team in the Costa Mesa office. He utilizes his accounting degree and recruiting background to place top industry consultants in accounting and finance roles.

Prior to joining Century Group, Patrick oversaw recruitment for a boutique firm specializing in creative and operational positions in consumer goods and retail spaces. There, he successfully sourced and placed managers through C-suite executives — contributing to 49 percent of net revenue for the company in 2017 and maintained a 100% retention rate of candidates placed.

Patrick earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Chapman University’s Argyros School of Business.

Monica Tobin
Monica Tobin
Associate Director, Executive Search
Monica Tobin
Monica Tobin

Associate Director, Executive Search

Monica is an Associate Director on the Executive Search team in the Westlake Village office. She uses her extensive recruiting experience to help accounting and finance professionals achieve their career goals and prides herself on a customized client experience.

Prior to Century Group, Monica spent 15 years with a national staffing firm working in roles of increasing responsibility across both Temporary and Permanent placement services. She also traveled the country as an internal Training and Development Manager for three years — facilitating recruiting and sales trainings for more than 30 offices in North America.

Monica’s received several top achievement awards for her success in the industry, including ranking No. 1 in placements and revenue in multiple markets. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from California State University Northridge in Psychology, and earned her Master’s Degree in Social Psychology at San Francisco State University.

Westlake Village
Tom Tran
Senior Associate, Executive Search
Tom Tran

Senior Associate, Executive Search

Tom Tran is a Senior Associate on the Executive Search team in the Glendale Office. In that role, he uses his background in accounting to identify and recruit professionals, while working with companies to build and expand their teams.

Prior to joining Century Group, Tom was an accountant for more than three years with notable investment firms, including State Street Corp., Colony Capital and Wedgewood, LLC in Sacramento and Los Angeles. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, Sacramento.

Daniel Van Hill
Associate Director, Executive Search
Daniel Van Hill

Associate Director, Executive Search

Daniel Van Hill is an Associate Director on the Executive Search team in the Orange County office. In that role, he uses his extensive expertise as both a Certified Public Accountant and Executive Recruiter to help clients identify needs and build teams.

Prior to joining Century Group, Daniel worked with middle market firms to fill finance and accounting roles for a national staffing firm. After earning his Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Southern California, he honed his audit and accounting skills in roles with PricewaterhouseCoopers, BNY Mellon, Windes & McClaughry, and RBZ LLP.

Lizzie Vogel
Lizzie Vogel
Associate Director, Client Services
Lizzie Vogel
Lizzie Vogel

Associate Director, Client Services

Lizzie Vogel is an Associate Director of Client Services on the Project and Interim Services team in the Glendale Office. She understands the importance of devoting her time to listening to clients, so she can provide the best solution for their business and help with accomplishing their goals.

Prior to Century Group, Lizzie worked at Enterprise Rent-A -Car as a Branch Manager. While there, she was able to increase her corporate referral business — resulting in office growth of 12% and multiple customer service awards. Lizzie holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication with an emphasis in Business Management from California State University, Long Beach.

Zach Waldron
Associate Director, Client Services
Zach Waldron

Associate Director, Client Services

Zach Waldron is an Associate Director for Client Services on the Project and Interim Services team in the Westlake Village office. In that role, he utilizes his expertise in recruitment and client development when working with business partners to identify key projects and fill interim roles in accounting, finance, tax and audit.

Prior to joining Century Group, Zach managed both client development and the recruitment of finance and accounting professionals at a national staffing firm. Before that, he managed a sales team, daily operations, promotional events and customer engagement for Val Surf, one of the oldest family-owned surf, skate and snowboarding shops that is still in operation. Zach is an active member and sits on the board of the Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA). He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing Communications for California Lutheran University.

Barnaby Wang
Barnaby Wang
Managing Director
Barnaby Wang
Barnaby Wang

Managing Director

Barnaby Wang is the Managing Director for the Orange County office. A Certified Search Consultant®, he has more than 10 years of experience in executive search, direct hire, temporary and consultant services, specializing in finance and accounting.

Prior to joining Century Group, Barnaby worked at two international publicly-traded staffing firms in three major metropolitan markets: Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. He has been actively involved with the Orange County Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) since 2011, including serving as Programs Chairman. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and is actively involved with the local alumni group, OC Bruins, currently serving as President.

Matt Wethington
Matt Wethington
Senior Director, Executive Search
Matt Wethington
Matt Wethington

Senior Director, Executive Search

Matt Wethington brings more than 17 years of executive search experience to his client engagements. He joined Century Group as an Associate in 2000 and quickly established himself in the field, achieving successive promotions to his current role as Senior Director. Since transitioning into executive search, he has consistently been a top producer, successfully executing numerous finance and accounting searches in a variety of industries, including entertainment, pharmaceuticals, technology, automotive, financial services and consumer products.

Prior to joining Century Group, Matt worked in corporate financial planning and analysis for two Fortune 500 companies, IBM and Hewlett-Packard. He earned his Bachelor's degree in international business from Pepperdine University and his MBA in finance from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Sample Client Industries

  • Entertainment
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Technology
  • Automotive
  • Financial Services
  • Consumer Products

Sample Searches

  • CFO
  • Controller
  • Treasurer
  • VP of Financial Planning
  • Director of SEC Reporting
  • Accounting Manager
  • Tax Compliance Manager
  • Manager of Internal Audit

 

Josh Wilson
Josh Wilson
Associate Director, Client Services
Josh Wilson
Josh Wilson

Associate Director, Client Services

Josh Wilson is an Associate Director of Client Services on the Project and Interim Services team in the El Segundo office. He uses his skill set to help build long-term relationships with clients to identify and fill their project and interim needs in the areas of accounting, finance, tax and audit.

Prior to Century Group, Josh was a Branch Manager at one of the largest Enterprise Rent-a-Car branches in the world. He supervised and managed a large team — helping to grow the business by more than 125% within the course of a year and maintained a high customer service satisfaction rating. Josh holds a BA in History and a Minor in Political Science from Southern Methodist University.

Jordan Wood
Director, Client Services
Jordan Wood

Director, Client Services

Jordan Wood is a Director for Client Services on the Project and Interim Services team in the Orange County office. In that role, he uses his background and expertise to help clients identify key projects and fill interim roles in the areas of accounting, finance, tax and audit.

Prior to joining Century Group, Jordan worked for a regional staffing firm, where he worked on both temporary and direct hire roles in finance and accounting, human resources, and IT, among other areas. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Buyer for Tilly’s and Zumiez. Jordan earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing from Western Washington University.

James Zaffino
James Zaffino
Associate, Executive Search
James Zaffino
James Zaffino

Associate, Executive Search

James is an Associate on the Executive Search team in the Westlake Village office. A CPA, he uses his accounting background to successfully place accounting and finance professionals into new opportunities that are the best fit for them.

Prior to joining Century Group, James gained audit experience with KPMG and most recently worked as Tax Staff for EY. There, he performed tax real estate work on EY’s largest tax client, analyzed and solved technical tax issues and actively recruited top talent for the EY brand. James is a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

He holds a Master of Professional Accountancy and Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

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