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Sonia Aouriri

Associate, Executive Search
Sonia Aouriri

Associate, Executive Search

Sonia Aouriri is an 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

Maryum Anwar

Associate Director, Recruiting
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.

Ron Proul

Chief Executive Officer
Ron Proul

Chief Executive Officer

Ron Proul has been a member of the Century Group management team since 1995 and was appointed CEO in 2007. Over his tenure, he has held various responsibilities, including President and COO, prior to his appointment to CEO. He began his career with the firm as an associate with responsibility for direct recruiting and sourcing of candidates for the firm’s clients.

During his tenure, Ron has managed numerous clients and successfully executed hundreds of searches in a variety of industries, including biotech, consumer products, software, financial services, investments and entertainment. He currently oversees all corporate administration, business development, research, recruiting, and marketing for retained search, contingency search and project consulting practices.

Ron has also been published and quoted on the field of executive search by a variety of publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Fordyce Letter and Los Angeles Business Journal. He served on numerous committees and boards and is a judge for the annual CFO of the year Awards for the Los Angeles Business Journal.
Ron holds a Bachelor Degree from Whittier College and was previously with a national firm prior to joining Century Group in 1990.

Affiliations

  • Financial Executives International
  • Institute of Management Accountants
  • Gerson Lehrman
  • Vistage International
  • Palos Verdes Country Club

Sample Client Industries

  • Real Estate
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Entertainment
  • Manufacturing
  • Financial Services

Sample Searches

  • CFO
  • Treasurer
  • VP Finance
  • VP Technical Accounting
  • VP Taxation
  • Controller
  • Managing Director
  • Partner

Jake Barbee

Senior Associate, Executive Search
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.

Silvia Castillo

Senior Accountant
Silvia Castillo

Senior Accountant

Silvia Castillo is a Senior Accountant in the El Segundo office. In her role, she handles the consultant's payroll for the project team. She also works with the controller to assist with other accounting projects and responsibilities.

Prior to Century Group, she gained experience in payroll, accounts receivable, and accounts payable through accounting positions with small to large size companies. She earned her B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the California State University of Dominguez Hills.

Catherine Bewley

Associate Director, Client Services
Catherine Bewley

Associate Director, Client Services

Catherine Bewley is an Associate 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.

Megan Baer

Associate, Executive Search
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.

Ron Blair

President & Chief Operating Officer
Ron Blair

President & Chief Operating Officer

Based in Los Angeles, Ron's focus is executing client search engagements for CFO/Finance Executives, Controllership, and mid-management roles in finance and accounting for emerging, mid-market and Fortune 1000 clients. He is COO and Secretary of the Board for Century Group International and co-founder of Century Group Professionals LLC, which provides project and interim services in accounting and finance.

Thought Leadership
Ron has served as a judge for the CFO of the Year Awardsis a frequent speaker to professional groups and associations, and has contributed articles on career search to ExecuNet’s CareerSmart Advisor, The Daily Deal, The Business Edge and AFP’s Futures in Finance newsletter.

Beyond Century Group
Ron currently serves as Director for CFOLA, and as a Board member and committee chair for EO - Entrepreneurs' Organization. He has previously served on the Board of Directors for Glendale Memorial Health Foundation, ranked one of America's Top 50 Hospitals and Prototypes. He is also a member of Financial Executives International.

Before Century Group
Prior to joining Century Group, Ron was with the OC practice of RH Management Resources, a $500m division of a Fortune 1000 company. Previously, he was a Senior Consultant with Peterson Consulting - now Navigant Consulting (NYSE) - consulting with financial institutions and government agencies on restructuring, finance and transaction advisory. He began his career in public accounting and is a graduate of the University of Redlands, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.

Kori Chapman

Associate Director, Client Services
Kori Chapman

Associate Director, Client Services

Kori has more than 10 years of experience recruiting and placing top talent in the Orange County and LA marketplace. In the last few years, she has shifted from recruitment into developing business and building relationships with accounting and finance professionals. At Century Group, she is focused on continuing to grow the project and interim services business in Orange County. She is also an active member of American Staffing Association, and Orange County Executives and Networkers.

Dora Dang

Senior Associate, Sales Operations Support
Dora Dang

Senior Associate, Sales Operations Support

Dora Dang is an Associate, Sales Operation Support, who works with the Corporate Services team in the El Segundo Office. In her role, she supports both the interim and executive recruiting teams building their candidate and client relationships.

Prior to Century Group, Dora worked as a supervisor in the retail and airline industries, where she received many awards of Employee of the month numerous times and Excellent customer service. Dora holds a Bachelor’s degree in Asian and Asian American Studies from California State University, Los Angeles. She is currently pursuing her MBA in Project Management and Human Resources from Keller Graduate School of Management.

Francesca Brooks

Managing Director, Human Resources and General Counsel
Francesca Brooks

Managing Director, Human Resources and General Counsel

Francesca Brooks joined Century Group in 2016 as General Counsel & Managing Director, Human Resources. She previously served as a Director of Human Resources and General Counsel for Nautilus International Holdings Corporation and Aston Marketing Group.

After earning her Bachelor's degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills and Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law, Francesca worked as an Associate Attorney with Rovens Lamb LLP, a boutique law firm focused on business law. After which, she had a successful practice specializing in employment law, litigating employment matters on behalf of both employees and employers in California state and federal courts.

She holds a Professional Human Resources certificate and is a member of the California State Bar. She has been honored as a Rising Star, as well as a Leader in Law by the Corporate Counsel of the Year Awards. Francesca is also an alumna and former board member of Leadership Hermosa Beach, member of Kiwanis International and former member of the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club.

Matthew Dyer

Associate, Executive Search
Matthew Dyer

Associate, Executive Search

Matthew Dyer is an 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.

Phil Bruno

Managing Director
Phil Bruno

Managing Director

A veteran of nearly 20 years in the staffing industry, Phil Bruno serves as Executive Director of Century Group’s San Fernando Valley Office. Throughout his career, he has participated in all aspects of the business, from hands-on sales and recruiting to serving as Regional Vice President of one of the national leaders in employment and staffing services. He has also worked in various business lines of the industry as well, including management consulting, accounting and finance, legal, technology, and creative, which helped prepare him for the task of building and managing markets.

Phil took this expertise and expanded on it when he served as Market Manager for another leading staffing firm, turning a small operation into a multi-division team with internal growth potential. He earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Redlands. Beyond the staffing industry, he is a proud supporter of the March of Dimes and their annual fundraiser, March for Babies, as well as the Dolores Mission and HFS Adoption and Foster Care.

Sabrina Maharaj

Senior Marketing Manager
Sabrina Maharaj

Senior Marketing Manager

Sabrina Maharaj is the Sr. Marketing Manager in the El Segundo office responsible for leading Century Group's overall marketing strategy. She works with the executive leadership team to promote the Century Group brand and drive the candidate and client experience through targeted marketing strategies. She has a passion for understanding user behavior and enjoys exploring data to identify optimization opportunities and develop informed business recommendations.

Prior to joining Century Group, Sabrina held various digital marketing roles working within the entertainment, tech and retail industries — focused primarily on driving brand awareness, developing consumer-driven content and implementing acquisition and engagement strategies. Sabrina holds a B.S. in Business Administration from California State University, Long Beach.

Anna Coumans

Associate, Executive Search
Anna Coumans

Associate, Executive Search

Anna Coumans is an Associate on the Executive Search team in the Glendale office. In her role, she handles search assignments in accounting, finance, audit and tax, where she uses her comprehensive expertise in these areas to help companies build and expand top level teams.

A licensed CPA, she comes to Century Group after serving in various finance roles over the last decade. She was most recently the Director of Financial Reporting for United Online, Inc., a leading content and communication services provider. In that role, she managed the financial reporting process, reviewed earning materials and monitored assets, among other responsibilities. She has also served as an SEC Reporting Manager, Audit Manager and Staff Auditor for several high-profile companies, including ReachLocal, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Walt Disney Company. She earned her Bachelor’s Degrees in Accountancy and Business Administration, with a finance concentration, from California State University, Northridge.

Anton Cuyugan

Associate Director, Recruiting
Anton Cuyugan

Associate Director, Recruiting

Anton Cuyugan is an Associate 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.

Melody Parker

Manager of Sales Operations
Melody Parker

Manager of Sales Operations

Melody Parker is a Project Manager on the Corporate Services team in the El Segundo office. In her role, she has helped the company’s back-end operations by managing the sales support team, implementing and launching system and database solutions, and providing sales analysis and performance metrics. While studying Business Management at the University of Phoenix, she has worked in operational and administrative support roles to various mid to large sized organizations.

Madison Garshman

Associate Director, Recruiting
Madison Garshman

Associate Director, Recruiting

Madison Garshman is an Associate Director of Recruiting 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.

Peter Nelson

Managing Director
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

Deanna Gutman

Senior Director, Executive Search
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

Associate, Executive Search
Madina Hamid

Associate, Executive Search

Madina Hamid is an 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.

Alexandra Real

Associate, Sales Operations Support
Alexandra Real

Associate, Sales Operations Support

Alexandra Real is an Associate, Sales Operations Support who works with the Corporate Services team in the El Segundo Office. In her role, she supports both the interim and executive recruiting teams with building their candidate and client relationships.

Prior to Century Group, Alexandra was self-employed selling bikes and antiques. She was also a junior mural painter who worked with The Santa Barbara Arts Alliance to create art and discourage graffiti in public places. A member of the Sociology and Psychology International Honors Societies, Alexandra holds a Sociology major and Psychology minor from CSU Channel Islands.

Alec Henricksen

Associate Director, Recruiting
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.

Carolyn Sweeney

Managing Director
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

Nathalie Hollants

Senior Director, Client Services
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

Managing Director
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.

Crystal Santillan

Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition
Crystal Santillan

Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition

Crystal Santillan is the Senior Manger of Talent Acquisition who works with our leadership team to meet the needs of the company and find quality talent to best meet those needs. Crystal believes in the importance of understanding the culture of a company and what is needed to attract serious talent. Crystal is a bilingual Talent Acquisition professional with expertise in full cycle recruitment.

Prior to Century Group, Crystal managed a team at the national level to place candidates across the country in various hospitality, telecommunication, and corporate roles. During her career she has executed recruitment strategies, created a full cycle recruitment process, and partnered with human resource teams in succession planning. Crystal holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication from the California State Polytechnic University of Pomona.

Brian Harkavy

Senior Director, Executive Search
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

Lisa Chang

Director of Talent Acquisition
Lisa Chang

Director of Talent Acquisition

Lisa Chang joined Century Group as the Director of Talent Acquisition in 2015. Prior to that, she spent more than a decade honing her skills in recruitment and talent acquisition through positions with a number of companies – both locally and nationally – and as a consultant. This background makes her well-suited to lead the company's internal recruitment efforts as the company continues to grow.

Lisa previously handled the recruitment process for the tech and entertainment industries with companies such as Disney and Technicolor, as well as in finance, more specifically in the areas of banking, financial planning and tax with Indymac Bank and KPMG. She has been described as extremely knowledgeable, professional and polished – a recruiter who makes it a point to get to know the needs of a company, has a positive attitude, stays ahead of industry trends, and has keen understanding of the hiring process. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, with a concentration in Human Resources Management from the University of California, Riverside.

Kathleen Hsu

Associate, Executive Search
Kathleen Hsu

Associate, Executive Search

Kathleen Hsu is an Associate on the Executive Search team in the Orange County Office. In that role, she uses her background in accounting, finance and audit to identify and recruit professionals, and helps companies build and expand their teams.

A Certified Public Accountant, Kathleen most recently served clients with Gursey ǀ Schneider, LLP. Prior to that, she focused on financial analysis and reporting with Thomas Properties Group. Kathleen began her career as an Assurance Associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, after earning her bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Southern California.

Gregory Siqueiros

Senior Accountant
Gregory Siqueiros

Senior Accountant

Gregory Siqueiros is a Senior Accountant in the El Segundo office. He works to ensure the integrity of the firm’s accounting information by recording, verifying, consolidating and entering transactions, as well as maintaining account balances, financial statements, general ledger and all reports.

Prior to Century Group, Gregory was a Senior Accountant for a commercial real estate company, managing all accounting functions for multiple retail properties throughout Southern California. He began his career in the hospitality industry as an auditor, where he reconciled daily activity, maintained budget control and analyzed financial statements. A Los Angeles native, Gregory earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from New Mexico Highlands University.

Jennifer Jacobs

Associate Director, Client Services
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.

Elizabeth Valadez

Associate, Sales Operations Support
Elizabeth Valadez

Associate, Sales Operations Support

Elizabeth Valadez is an Associate, Sales Operations Support who works with the Corporate Services team in the El Segundo Office. In her role, she supports both the interim and executive recruiting teams with building their candidate and client relationships.

Prior to Century Group, Elizabeth worked as a manager at a rental company where she assisted with customer relations and personnel training. She obtained her degrees in Psychology and Human Development from California State University, Long Beach, and earned her Human Resource Management Certificate from Loyola Marymount University.

Chantel LeBoff Greene

Director, Recruiting
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

Ryan Malcolm

Corporate Controller
Ryan Malcolm

Corporate Controller

Ryan Malcolm joined Century Group as Corporate Controller in 2017. A Certified Public Accountant, he began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, where he spent more than seven years. In his last role as Manager in the Assurance and Business Advisory Services group, he worked with large and middle market clients in the manufacturing/distribution, retail and service industries.

Most recently, Ryan held a Senior Accounting Management role with DirecTV, where he managed a variety of aspects of operational accounting and finance in the Supplier Payments division. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California.

Cynthia Jane

Associate Director, Executive Search
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.

Dani Villalobos

Marketing Associate
Dani Villalobos

Marketing Associate

Dani Villalobos is a Marketing Associate in the El Segundo office. She utilizes her background in broadcast, online and print journalism to successfully share Century Group’s brand and services in a compelling, strategic fashion across multiple platforms.

Prior to joining Century Group, Dani wrote in the areas of health and fitness, arts and entertainment, agriculture, education, green-living and others for news organizations throughout the country. Most recently, she worked as an award-winning niche publications reporter at The Fresno Bee — highlighting lifestyle and community news. Dani holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from California State University, Fresno and a Master’s degree in Arts Journalism from Syracuse University.

Arielle LeBoulch Share

Director, Client Services
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.

David Liebman

Director, Executive Search
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

 

Raymond Madden

Associate, Executive Search
Raymond Madden

Associate, Executive Search

Raymond Madden is an 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.

Colin Miller

Director, Client Services
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

Associate Director, Recruiting
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.

Brandon Schlig

Associate, Executive Search
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.

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.

Tom Tran

Associate, Executive Search
Tom Tran

Associate, Executive Search

Tom Tran is an 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.

Lisette Neira

Associate Director, Client Services
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.

Lana Sanei

Director, Recruiting
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.

Barnaby Wang

Senior Director, Executive Search
Barnaby Wang

Senior Director, Executive Search

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.

Nijal Shah

Associate Director, Recruiting
Nijal Shah

Associate Director, Recruiting

Nijal Shah is an Associate 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

Matt Wethington

Director, Executive Search
Matt Wethington

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 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

 

Sean Gilmore

Senior Associate, Executive Search
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.

Lizzie Vogel

Associate Director, Client Services
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.

Harry Boxer

Founder and Chairman Emeritus
Harry Boxer

Founder and Chairman Emeritus

Graduating with a bachelor's degree in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University in the '70s, Harry landed his dream job as a broker on Wall Street. But in 1974, with the market collapsing, he knew he would have to find a new opportunity. He began making the rounds to search firms hoping to find work as an analyst. With nothing available, but impressed by Harry's energy, every one of those firms offered him a position as a recruiter.

Out of the numerous firms, Harry selected and began his search career with a New Jersey-based firm, wasting no time becoming its top producer. Harry later convinced the partners to launch an office in Southern California. In a matter of months, he had relocated and had it up and running strong.

By 1989, Harry wanted to create a new firm based on his own vision — what he called the "group concept." Soon, recruiters whose talents he had spotted and tapped in the past were lining up to join him. Among them: Don Yaeger, who would become his partner, and Ron Proul as a staff recruiter.

In the early days, Century Group didn’t need next-gen technology or corporate backing — it had more than enough raw collective energy, talent and ambition to catapult it to the next level. With automation technology and advancements, the firm's productivity, reputation and reach have only grown exponentially.

Quite possibly, Harry's greatest achievement is that he has been able to bring together — and keep together — so many talented people for so many years. A collaborative work environment has kept many Century Group staffers with the company for over a decade. It is a testament to Harry's uncanny aptitude for spotting the right people and putting them in the group concept to achieve their full potential. Perhaps it's not all that uncanny when you consider that he has conducted over 20,000 interviews in his career.

In 2015, after 40 years in search, Harry retired — allowing the firm to continue under the loyal team he assembled over the years. He is still active on the firm's Board of Directors as a chief advisor and keeps himself very busy as an investor, publishing books, speaking nationally and internationally as well as working daily with his website (thetechtrader.com).

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.

Josh Wilson

Associate Director, Client Services
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

Associate Director, Client Services
Jordan Wood

Associate Director, Client Services

Jordan Wood is an Associate 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.

Don Yaeger

Co-Founder
Don Yaeger

Co-Founder

With master's degrees in Psycho-Diagnostics and Behavior Development from Yeshiva University and CUNY, Don Yaeger always loved to find out what makes people tick. So it came as no surprise that the challenge of motivating candidates to make a career move would immediately pique Don's interest with a career as a recruiter in the late '70s.
By the late '80s, Harry Boxer was starting his own firm and invited Don to join him as partner and VP, along with a keen, young colleague named Ron Proul. In the fall of 1989, Century Group was born.

From a founding group of half a dozen recruiters, Century Group has grown into the largest accounting and finance search firm in LA. Don's exploratory style complemented the point-and-shoot efficiency of co-founder  Harry Boxer — developing a firm-wide approach that focuses on meeting clients' immediate needs, while setting them up to thrive long-term.
After serving Century Group's clients for 25 years, Don credits its now CEO, Ron Proul, for continuing to transform the company he helped found into a flourishing, forward-thinking corporation following his retirement in 2015.

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