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 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.
John joined Attolon Partners as an Executive Recruiter in 2006 and was elevated to Partner in 2012. In his role as Partner, John is focused on exceptional client service and business development with a particular emphasis on both small and mid-market companies. He also continues to play a key role in managing the firm’s existing client relationships and recruiting executive-level talent.
John has demonstrated outstanding service to the firm as well as the local business community. He has led the successful placement of finance and information technology executives for a wide variety of companies across all industries. John regularly presents to outplacement and industry associations, and has published several articles with the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants quarterly journal on topics such as best hiring practices, effective use of LinkedIn technology and professional networking strategies. He also developed Attolon’s first e-newsletter for which he authored a five-part series of feature articles providing career advice to executives, and is responsible for managing and presenting at CPE events and other programs hosted by the firm.
Prior to joining Attolon, John managed the sales and marketing function for a subsidiary of Random House, the publishing giant. He spent time overseas helping to build the company's offshore operation, recruiting a sales team that he grew from 3 to 50 members. John attended Bloomsburg University, where he graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Theatre Arts. He is an accomplished actor having performed with a number of theatre companies on the east coast. He lives with his wife, Janette, and two sons, Gabe and Holden, in Skippack, PA.
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.
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.
Liz joined Attolon Partners in 2013 as Project Manager. She is responsible for managing the search process and the creation of client deliverables.
Prior to joining Attolon, Elizabeth was a Process Consultant and Project Manager at Soltex Consulting LLP, a boutique pharmaceutical consulting company. She was responsible for all internal operations, as well as, consulted on process re-engineering and change management projects. Before Soltex, Liz was Administration Manager at Ken Clark International.
Liz graduated from Kutztown University in 2010, where she studied Business Management and lives in Roxborough, PA.