Attolon's team has expertise in executive recruiting and a rich network in the Delaware Valley.


Christopher J. Fazio

Founding Partner

Chris is a co-founder of Attolon Partners and has 15 years of experience recruiting and consulting with a broad range of organizations, including manufacturing, healthcare, life sciences, financial services and non-profit. Chris has managed several hundred senior level accounting and IT searches throughout his career in the emerging growth and middle market sectors. He is expert in advising senior professionals in career development, compensation and organizational matters. As a founding partner, Chris also shares responsibility for Attolon's general operating functions, including training and development of new and existing employees, business development and recruiting.

Prior to founding Attolon, Chris spent 5 years with a large, multi-national recruiting firm, where he enjoyed a tremendous amount of success as a producer. His success as a recruiter eventually led him to management roles within the company in the Philadelphia region. Before beginning his recruiting career, Chris spent 4 years with KPMG and KPMG Consulting where he served a variety of clients as an auditor and Senior Consultant in the Washington, DC and Silicon Valley offices.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Georgetown University. Chris lives in Maple Glen, PA with his wife and three children.

Chris is President and Founder of the Susan Fazio Foundation for Melanoma Research (www.susanfazio.org), a non-profit organization started in 2006 to raise funds to support research and increase awareness of Metastatic Melanoma and Mucosal Melanoma cancers.

Ryan G. Lafferty

Founding Partner

Ryan is a co-founder of Attolon and has over two decades of experience within the finance and accounting industry both as a recruiter and as a CPA. At Attolon, Ryan is responsible for client relations, business development and firm strategy. Ryan began his career as an Audit Manager at KPMG, serving Philadelphia area healthcare and life sciences companies. From there, he became Controller of a publicly-traded pharmaceutical services company. In his next roles as Vice President of Finance and later Chief Operating Officer for a successful technology start-up, he was directly responsible for all financial functions including capital raising, human resource management and controllership.

Ryan’s mix of experience as an accounting professional, a hiring manager and a recruiter gives him expert insight from both sides of the desk; he understands his client’s hiring cycle and technical requirements and is also able to relate to his candidate’s needs in terms of career goals and fit.

Ryan graduated from Lafayette College with a BA in Economics and is a CPA. He lives in Jenkintown with his wife and five children. Ryan serves on the PICPA (Pennsylvania Institute of Chartered Public Accountants) editorial board, has authored many articles and is a regular speaker at industry seminars. Ryan is a Founding Committee Member of the Friends of Lankenau Institute for Medical Research (LIMR). LIMR is a nonprofit biomedical research center dedicated to advancing the understanding of the causes of heart disease and cancer.

Patrick Moran

Director of Operations

Patrick joined Attolon Partners in 2010 as the Manager of Operations. He is responsible for coordinating the search process and supervising the production of client deliverables, as well as managing the accounting, finance, and human resources functions for the practice.

Patrick brings to Attolon over 20 years of operational, financial, and administrative management experience. Prior to joining Attolon Patrick was the Director of Operations for World Wide Stereo–a Philadelphia–area retail and custom installation company. He was responsible for financial management and strategic planning, risk management, and process improvement. Before World Wide Stereo Patrick held operations and business development positions with Commerce Bank and Citizens Bank.

Patrick graduated from Duke University with a BS in Psychology. He holds an MA in Accounting and Financial Management from Keller Graduate School of Management. After college Patrick served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, flying the CH-53D/E helicopter. He has three children and lives in Ambler, PA.


Jason G. Beckman

Executive Recruiter

Jason joined Attolon Partners, LLC in 2015 as an Executive Recruiter. He comes to Attolon with a strong background in recruiting, including fifteen years’ experience focused on the Accounting and Finance industry. Most recently Jason spent five years as a Senior Director in the Accounting and Finance division of a leading regional search firm. Prior to recruiting, he worked in corporate accounting for a Fortune 500 company, and he began his career in public accounting as an auditor with a regional CPA firm. His mix of experience as a recruiter and an accounting professional gives him the ability to better understand his clients’ needs and manage his candidates’ expectations. 
Jason graduated from Temple University with a BS in Accounting and has served on various committees and boards, including academic student affairs and North Penn Chapter of the IMA. He is an active supporter of various non-profits, including Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Make-A-Wish, and Deborah Heart and Lung Center.
He lives in Doylestown, PA with his wife and 2 children. 

Toya Lawson

Executive Recruiter

Toya joined Attolon Partners in 2014 as an Executive Recruiter. Toya comes to Attolon with fourteen years of recruitment experience, ten of which have been focused in the accounting and finance industry. Toya began her career as a Staffing Specialist with Contemporary Staffing Solutions. From there, she joined AC Lordi Search (formerly Peopleflex Accounting Professionals) as a Recruiter. She later moved to the consulting practice of AC Lordi as the Internal Recruiter Manager where she was responsible for managing the recruitment and on-boarding process for the Risk Management/Internal Audit and Accounting Services business lines.

Toya graduated from Arcadia University with a BA in Health Administration, and since 2004, she has served on the Board of Trustees of Arcadia University as a member of various committees, including the Executive Committee, University Advancement, International Programs, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs and Governance. She lives in Wyncote with her husband and two children.

Al Niemela

Executive Recruiter

Al has been an Executive Recruiter at Attolon Partners since 2014. Al comes to Attolon with a strong background in recruiting, including over 14 years in various executive search roles.  He spent the last four years with a retained search firm focusing on Senior level positions in the pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods industries. His primary responsibilities were sourcing and recruiting for multiple positions and managing the candidate through the interview process.

Al holds an undergraduate degree from West Chester University and lives in Mt Laurel, NJ    

Mary Porreca

Executive Recruiter

Mary joined Attolon Partners in 2014 as an Executive Recruiter. Mary brings 20+ years of strategic and tactical search techniques to attract the passive candidate.  Prior to Attolon Mary enjoyed a lengthy and rewarding career with Diversified Search, where she was instrumental in managing multiple on-going high profile executive searches; developing and executing search strategies, sourcing, candidate development and client interaction. She also worked with Ashton Tweed (Life Sciences recruitment) as an Executive Recruiter, and on the Corporate-side with Lincoln Financial Group as a Staffing Consultant responsible for building relationships with corporate hiring management to determine their staffing needs. 

Mary attended Pierce College and lives in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

Carlton Whittington

Executive Recruiter

Carlton is an Executive Recruiter at Attolon Partners LLC and has been with the firm since 2003. He is responsible for candidate identification and qualification for all executive searches companywide. He has been instrumental in the recruitment of "A" player financial and information technology talent for companies of various sizes and disciplines, including financial services, manufacturing, life sciences and non profit. Carlton also manages charity functions and event planning activities for the firm.

Prior to joining Attolon, Carlton was the Vice President and Senior Associate at Diversified Search Ray & Berndtson in Philadelphia where he managed and executed multiple complex and high profile search assignments simultaneously. He was responsible for strategy development, candidate development and presentation of top quality individuals to premier clients of all disciplines.

Carlton holds an undergraduate degree from Bloomsburg University and lives in Center City Philadelphia.


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