Maureen Mackey

Maureen Mackey

Founder and President

Maureen Mackey is the Founder and President of Mackey Staffing & Co. LLC and was a Co-Founder and Partner at Mackey & Guasco Staffing (MGS), founded in 2002. She has been a leader in the Staffing Industry for over 33 years specializing in the areas of Human Resources, Office Administration, Marketing and Accounting. Prior to launching MGS, Maureen was a Co-Founder and Partner at Impact Personnel in Norwalk, CT.  Over the years, Maureen has held a number of Board positions for the Southern Connecticut Chapter of The Society of Human Resources Management (SOCT SHRM) including President for two terms. Additionally, Maureen served on The Advisory Board of Allcountyjobs.com and is a member of The CEO Roundtable.  She has also served on the Board of Directors as Vice President of Programs with the National Human Resources Association (NHRA) and has been affiliated with both The Connecticut Association of Personnel Services (CAPS) and the American Staffing Association (ASA) over the course of her career. Maureen earned her BA from Pace University.

Maureen is a “SUPER EMPATH” which means her intuition allows her to have an uncanny ability to read and expertly match candidates to a variety of corporate cultures with EASE. In addition, Maureen has mastered the art of networking while maintaining an empathetic personal approach to both job seekers and businesses alike. In other words, Maureen will go to the “end of the earth” to understand and be of service to you!

Maureen’s passion:

Maureen enjoys traveling, is an avid foodie and loves to cook --- she believes she was a superstar on the Food Network in another life! Maureen loves to entertain -- making people feel welcome in her home and life. 

Maureen can be contacted at: Maureen@mackeystaffing.com.

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Nancy Marino

Nancy Marino

VP of Recruitment

Nancy joined Mackey Staffing & Co. in 2010 as Director of Recruitment with 20+ years’ Staffing Industry experience and 13 years of Corporate HR experience.  Her HR experience includes Recruiting, Benefits, Employee Relations, Onboarding and RIFs.  As the VP of Recruitment, Nancy is responsible for Recruiting Direct-Hire placements and focuses on driving Sales activities for their rapidly growing Recruiting team. Nancy has been nominated for the 2016 Fairchester Recruiting Summit Awards in the category of 'Top Recruiter in an Employment Agency or Search Firm'.

Nancy’s passion:

Nancy is a supporter of animal causes, enjoys travel and spending time with friends and family.

Nancy can be contacted at: Nancy@mackeystaffing.com.

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Michael Fox

Michael Fox

VP, Healthcare Staffing

Michael has over 15 years of experience in the staffing industry where he has worked within multiple verticals such as technology, healthcare and finance. During his career, he has sold B2B on a global scale in addition to recruiting exceptional professionals. He is an alum of the University of Kansas and a native of Nashville, TN. 

Mike's passion:

When not at work, his passions include rooting for the Jayhawks, Tennessee Titans and Nashville Predators with his 7 year old daughter while she beats him badly while they play Monopoly.

Mike can be contacted at:
Michael@mackeystaffing.com.

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Deborah DiRago

Deborah DiRago

Senior Recruiting Specialist

“Deb” has successfully been in the staffing industry for over 20 years specializing in the areas of Administrative, Finance and Accounting, Supply Chain, Legal, Human Resources, Marketing and HealthCare.  She recruits for Temp, Temp to Hire, Contract and Direct-Hire positions.  Deborah prides herself on sourcing top-quality talent and matching them with top-notch companies.

Before joining the staffing industry, Deborah attended Iona College and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.  While attending Iona College she had the opportunity to work for a staffing agency where she developed an interest and passion for the staffing industry and never left it. 

Deb’s Passion:

Deborah enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.  During the summer Deborah enjoys boating on Candlewood Lake and Lake George.

Deb can be reached at: 
Deb@mackeystaffing.com 

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Nicole Zezima

Nicole Zezima

Director of Operations

Nicole Zezima was promoted in January 2019 to Director of Operations from her role as Operational Recruitment Manager.   Nicole joined Mackey Staffing & Co. as a Recruiting Coordinator in 2016 with over 20 years prior experience in Office Management coupled with an extensive background in client relations and office support.

Nicole’s passion:

Nicole enjoys getting outdoors for a long hike, playing golf and traveling.  She took a big step toward conquering her fear of heights when she went zip lining in the Costa Rican rainforest!

Nicole can be contacted at: Nicole@mackeystaffing.com.

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Donna Frate

Donna Frate

Manager of Accounting

Donna joined Mackey Staffing & Co. in 2008 with 10+ years’ of accounting and banking experience. Her expertise includes general accounting, collections, financial analysis, insurance and monitoring budgets and profitability.

Donna’s passion:

Donna loves animals, especially cats, and baking.  Her free time is spent with family and friends.

Donna can be contacted at: Donna@mackeystaffing.com.