We understand the importance of building meaningful connections – between job seekers and elevated opportunities, between companies and industry trends, from where you’ve been to where you belong. Whether it’s scaling your recruitment team, optimizing employee performance, or expanding into new markets – we make traversing the gaps easy.
Paul Bridges Group changed the Recruitment 2 Recruitment industry in 2016. Our team of recruiting experts spans from coast-to-coast, covering most major metropolitan hubs across North America.
Paul Bridges Group provides comprehensive services to find top talent, train recruitment teams, and provide counsel through strategic initiatives.
To become the global strategic partner of choice in providing elevated end-to-end solutions for recruitment companies, talent acquisition teams, and recruiting professionals, whilst simultaneously elevating the growth trajectories of client partners and career paths of candidate partners alike.
Paul Bridges Group is committed to and embraces the global reality of diversity and inclusion. We strive to meet the needs of our international clients to build diverse leadership teams reacting to the changing realities and growing impact these markets create.
We believe passion and transparency are essential to who we are and the impact we make. We strive to create an environment where people can authentically express their ideas and have autonomy over their recruiting processes. Because ultimately, people are the heart and soul of every organization.
Our passion is your success. Our team helps companies to recruit better through our three business units.
Bruno Stefani has over 15 years’ experience working both in the energy and recruitment industries, in Latin and North American markets.
He has directed top performance teams and been involved in executive search assignments across industries, such as Oil & Gas, Energy & Power, Chemical & Petrochemical, Industrial Manufacturing and Consumer Goods assisting companies in their efforts to attract top talent in the marketplace.
With a large global recruitment player, Bruno was responsible for establishing 4 different offices from startup to mature operations with multidisciplinary teams, including Engineering & Manufacturing, Procurement & Supply Chain, Property & Construction, Oil & Gas and Human Resources.
Dealing with individuals and companies in different stages, countries and cultures, Bruno has an extensive track record of working in partnership with Talent Acquisition teams to develop an effective, customized recruitment strategy to identify complex technical profiles for very specific industries and markets.
Specialties: Executive Search, Staffing and Technical Recruitment, Scaled and Turnkey Recruitment projects, Talent Acquisition in Global Environments, PSA, People Management, Budgetary Management, ATS Selection, Training & Development in different cultures and languages, Talent Management.
Paulo Pontes has more than 20 years’ experience working in Recruitment and Talent Acquisition, including general management of a large recruitment company (350+ recruiters and more than 12 offices).
He was responsible for a successful startup in Brazil for the global player Page Group, where he hired and trained more than 1000 professionals through an engaging culture of meritocracy and organic growth.
For 12 years, Paulo acted as a board member for the company in Latin America and the United States.
As a Business leader, he was repeatedly recognized for a tremendous ability to partner with HR leaders, always supporting and improving his client’s internal recruitment capabilities and strategies.
His previous experience as Managing Director facilitated the development of high-performing employees by building healthy cultures and strong leadership teams in fast-paced and goals-driven environments
Paulo has a proven ability to strengthen any organization’s strategy to hire in a competitive marketplace through contributions to talent acquisition teams, development, and retention.
Specialties: Executive Search, Recruitment and all Talent programs from Workforce Planning to onboarding, Talent Acquisition in Global Environments (Permanent, Contractor and Graduate recruitment, RPO Relationship Management & Executive Relationships) Preferred Supplier Negotiation, People Management, Budgetary Management, ATS Selection, Training & Development, Talent Management and EVP.
Victoria is responsible for growing and developing our HR Practice and providing insights on HR trends to our Global network. While also managing and growing the Practice she focuses on recruiting the best in HR talent across various Executive HR functions and industries. She brings with her years of diverse experience leveraging her organizational and relationship-building skills to help recruit premier HR leaders.
Prior to joining Paul Bridges Group, Victoria spent 7+ years with Robert Half based in New Jersey specializing in Human Resources, Administrative, Sales/Business Development, Customer Experience, Training & Development, and various other specialties. Victoria has been one of the leading recruiters in the country for her division. She has achieved numerous accolades during her tenure with Robert Half and is a President Club Performer for 2018.
A member of SHRM, Victoria is based on the East Coast and is on our Board of Directors.
Specialties: Executive Human Resources Leadership, Learning and Development, Talent Management, HRBP, Total Rewards, Performance Management, Global Mobility, Compensation Management, Talent Acquisition, Employee Relations, HR Operations and Shared Services, Workforce Management, HR Information Systems, Organizational Development Transformation and Change, Diversity and Inclusion.
Stella Papadopoulos has over 12 years' experience supporting the staffing and recruitment industry. She is a true “Brand Ambassador,” having been recognized as a “Top Producer” in Business Development since 2012. She has experience serving all corporate functions including, Human Resources, Office Support, Finance, Marketing, Creative and Information Technology services.
Consistency is key in this business and Stella has proven that by delivering 70% YOY growth in a forever changing industry. Serving as a key member to the senior leadership team, it is no surprise that Stella has been consecutively promoted throughout her career. Most recently, she served as the Director of Client Development for a boutique-staffing agency in lower Fairfield County CT.
As a networking extraordinaire, Stella has participated in several local business and industry specific sponsored events such as Society of Human Resource Management, Chambers of Commerce, 100 Women in Finance, Top 40 under 40, Milli Awards, etc. For five years, Stella served as President, Co-President and Member of a private networking group named “Strategic Business Alliance.”
Stella is a passionate, enthusiastic, and results-driven sales professional that puts an extraordinary amount of pride into her work. She brings a consultative and methodical approach to client engagement and thrives in cultivating relationships with C-Suite and Human Resources leaders.
Stella is a consummate professional and natural-born business builder. The most rewarding aspect of her career has been the personal and long-standing relationships she has built with her clients who she now calls friends.
Specialties: Contingency Search, Business Development, Client Development, Permanent, Contract and Contract to Hire Recruitment, Staffing Solutions, RPO & VMS Relationship Management, Preferred Supplier Negotiation, Market & Territory Development, Training & Development, Networking.
Verticals: Financial Services, Consumer Products, Manufacturing, IT/Software, Energy, Digital, Legal, Publishing, Nonprofit, Biopharma, Communications, Education, Medical, Engineering, Insurance, Reinsurance, Telecom, Financial Advisory, Accountancy, Beverage/Spirits, Healthcare, Travel, Procurement.
Travis has 11 years of professional experience with a focus in sales and recruitment. He has worked in multiple industries ranging from construction, consumer goods, heavy industrial, IT, power & renewables, oil & gas, and petrochemical. He has been a part of leading top performance teams providing workforce and recruiting solutions for business owners, HR leaders, and hiring managers with some of the top companies in their respective markets. Working as a recruitment technical expert, he was able to thrive through earning trust from key stakeholders from providing the best talent in a timely manner.
Travis has a track record of working with clients to develop a better and customized recruitment strategy to identify complex technical profiles for very specific industries and markets. He is very proud to have helped individuals and companies in different stages, countries, and cultures.
He is motivated daily, by the thrill of opening doors and creating opportunities for you, Top Talent! Recognized for his relentless activity and as a true optimist. He does not stop working for our Candidates and Clients until the right connection is made.
Paul Bridges Group has an acute focus on matching the best Recruiters with the best companies. My opportunity to join an expert team specializing in Recruitment, Training, and Consultation complements my past experience and my audacious future career goals!
Specialties: Rec2Rec, Talent Management, Headhunting, Executive Search, Staffing Solutions, Client Partnership Recruiting, Contingency Staffing & Employee Leasing, Training & Development, Market & Territory Development.
Verticals: IT/Banking, Accountancy, BA/PM, Dynamics, Cyber Security, BI/Big Data, Cloud, Digital, Development, Infrastructure, Development, IT/Energy, Life Science, Pharma, Energy, Oil & Gas, Petrochemical
Upon graduating from the University of Idaho, Joe sought out a Full Desk role focusing on Information Technology in the San Francisco Bay Area. Joe had a knack for building great relationships with CTO’s, Directors, and Candidates. Most of the client's Joe worked with ranged from young tech startups to venture capitalists firms.
After a highly successful career in IT recruitment, Joe wanted a new challenge and currently focuses on Rec to Rec. Currently, Joe is focusing on finding the industries top talent in Staffing and Recruiting. Joe prides himself on forging strong relationships with candidates and gets a great understanding of what they are looking for out of their next role.
Specialties: Executive Search, Full Desk Permanent Recruiting, Retained Search, Contingency Search, Staffing, Training & Development, Talent Management, Technical Recruitment, Recruiting Consulting.
Paula Serje is a Principal at Paul Bridges Group, she partners with Recruitment Firms to help them grow their teams. Paula has focused her professional experience within the staffing and recruitment industry on two of her favorite things: people and food. She places Recruiter, Account Executives, Business Development Managers, Team Leaders, and Branch Managers in the Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles markets.
A University of Houston graduate who prides herself on building relationships with clients and candidates to understand their needs and meet their expectations. Working at Paul Bridges HQ in Houston, TX, she’s developing an in-depth knowledge of the Recruitment to the Recruitment industry.
Paula’s areas of expertise include Talent Acquisition/Recruitment, Compensation Management, Benefits Administration, Training and Development, Performance Appraisal and Management, Employee and Labor Relations, and Compliance Management.
David offering 16 years of experience in managing and staffing talent. Results oriented executive with ability to build and develop teams that consistently deliver above corporate recruitment and retention goals while simultaneously ensuring diversity and inclusion objectives are integrated into overall talent sourcing strategies. Unique blend of both individual talent acquisition success placing 700+ new employees over 16 years while also leading and training teams of talent acquisition specialist.
Candidate surpassed individual annual and quarterly hiring goals by 90% for the last 13 years, while simultaneously leading a team of talent acquisition specialist that have hit 85% of their annual and quarterly hiring goals 13 years running. At his current start-up in the hire, train and Candidate developed and rolled out new on-campus recruiting strategy to hire 1000+ new employees annually with an emphasis on decreasing attrition and number of new interviews while increasing bring-back ratios, offers, and ultimately acceptance ratios. This new approach resulted in a decrease in attrition by 30% with an increase in bring-back ration from 20% to 50%, offers increased from 30% to 60%, and acceptance ratio went from 50% to 80% after just two years of implantation. Implemented new talent acquisition specialist training to include the development of new training guides for all nationwide offices that includes VP’s, Regional’s, Directors, Sales Managers, and Account Managers all responsible for hiring personnel into the company.
Candidate has been tremendously successful as a Manager of Talent Acquisition. He has specific numbers and examples to back up his successes and is looking for a new company and opportunity to bring his talents.
Nicole is an experienced HR professional who not only brings over 8 years of recruiting experience, but also has worked in high level HR roles herself, both as a HR Manager and HR Business Partner supporting C-level executives. Nicole knows the ins and outs of the HR field and understands the crucial role of human resources in an organization. Nicole has worked on both the agency side during her time at one of the largest recruitment players in the world and on the corporate side. She knows firsthand how much time and resources go into onboarding a new hire and knows the importance of getting the right fit the first time. Nicole is a great person to partner with to identify who to hire to perfectly round out your team.
Specialties: Executive Human Resources Leadership, Talent Management, HRBP, Total Rewards, Talent Acquisition, Employee Relations, HR Operations, HRIS, Payroll & Benefits. Verticals: Human Resources, IT, Private Sector, Medical Device/Pharma, Manufacturing, and Management Consulting.
Tina Slocum has spent the last eight years working in the staffing industry where she has been able to build strong candidate and client relationships in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
After spending almost 7 years in the insurance industry, she shifted her professional focus to human resources, recruiting and business development. Tina’s first exposure in this field came as a recruiting manager at a small boutique legal recruiting firm in New Haven. Later, she assumed leadership positions at Kforce and Roth Staffing where she not only helped grow her team’s revenue YOY but also gained top notch training and the opportunity to work with multi-talented teams, divisions and leaders. Here, she acquired additional experience in business development, recruiting for both direct hire and contract, training and development staffing for within Finance and Accounting, Administrative, Legal, HR and Customer Service roles.
Tina Slocum takes a targeted and thorough approach to understand the needs of her clients and candidates by asking the right questions and establishing their trust to deliver the best possible outcome to both parties.
She currently resides in Southern Connecticut with her husband, Josh, and their two young children. In her family time, Tina enjoys all the indoor and outdoor activities that are available in New England.
John is a matchmaker and relationship builder. With over 8 years of experience in staffing & recruiting, John’s expertise is finding the right person for your open position. John prides himself in taking the time to find the right person, not the first person for an opening. It is John’s goal to make the hiring process as seamless as possible for both his clients and candidates.
As a Monmouth University Alum, John has a very strong network in the New York/New Jersey area. John has prior experience placing HR Professionals on the Permanent basis from his time at dominant recruitment firm. He loves to utilize his passion for sports as a means of building professional relationships outside of the office, whether it is on the golf course or attending sporting events.
Specialties: Executive Human Resources Leadership, Talent Management, HRBP, Total Rewards, Talent Acquisition, Employee Relations, HR Operations, HR Information Systems, Payroll and Benefits.
Verticals: Human Resources, IT, Data & Analytics, Private Sector, Business Administration, Finance & Accounting Pharma, Insurance and Logistics.
As Practice Director of Paul Bridges Consulting, Melissa's main priority is providing the highest quality of service and expertise to both client companies and consultants. Responsible for the oversight of full cycle recruitment and business development, her goal is to provide interim and project staffing solutions to Human Resource teams of all sizes. Melissa brings with her years of experience managing highly effective teams specialized in contract placement.
Prior to joining Paul Bridges Consulting, Melissa spent 5 years with a large staffing organization based in New Jersey specializing in Human Resources, Administrative, Customer Service, Accounting & Finance across multiple verticals including Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing, HealthCare, Distribution, Energy, Freight & Transportation and Public Accounting. Melissa was a leading producing manager during her tenure with the firm and is a Chairman’s Club Performer for 2019.
Our focus is tailored exclusively to Talent Acquisition & Recruitment teams. When you think of hiring, training and developing recruiters, consider Paul Bridges Group – the best-suited partner for the Talent Acquisition Executive.