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Leadership Team

We believe that a company is only as good as its people. Signature built its business with this philosophy firmly in mind. We work with the top professionals, the finest resource managers and the best account managers. Our team centers around professionals with a wealth of experience in the staffing industry. That edge sets Signature Consultants apart from the crowd.

Every time we place a consultant, we know that our reputation is on the line. So we hire exceptional people and empower them with the trust they need to do their jobs.

Jay Cohen

Over a 25-year period, I’ve had the opportunity to own and operate various businesses. After earning my Bachelor’s Degree from the State University of New York at Albany, with majors in Biology and Economics, I continued on to Cornell University Medical College where I received my M.D. degree. Upon graduation from Cornell, I did my internship and residency in Internal Medicine with the University of Miami at Jackson Memorial Hospital and was selected as Chief Resident of Internal Medicine. I then completed my fellowship in Gastroenterology, becoming board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. After leaving Jackson Memorial Hospital, while practicing Gastroenterology, I founded Medical Specialists of the Palm Beaches, Inc. (MSPB), a large, privately held, multidisciplinary medical group. I discovered that I really enjoyed the business side of the practice and, at the encouragement of a friend, I decided to invest in my own company. After exploring various business opportunities, I decided to establish a staffing company. It was only after several years of partnering that I decided to devote myself, full-time, to the growth and success of Signature. As Founder and CEO, I continue to spend my time executing the company’s strategic vision and facing the challenges of maintaining our culture through our steady growth. I also play a hands-on role in the development of Signature’s emerging leaders, assisting the Divisions with day-to-day operations and building relationships with many of our Clients and Consultants. At the end of the day, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Micki, and our three kids, Samantha, Zachary, and Joelle.

John Stolberg

I hold a BA from Boston College and have over 20 years of sales management experience in the Information Technology consulting field. I was fortunate to have met Dr. Jay (CEO) during the conceptual stages of Signature Consultants and have been part of the team since 1997. Having been with Signature for almost two decades, my responsibilities have varied to include Business Development Management, Business Development Strategist as well as Executive Branch Level Liaison. Signature’s flexible business model as well as ethos, “Do The Right Thing”, has allowed our business to evolve into a market leader. I am proud to have been part of a company that has embraced the inevitable; change is going to happen. We are truly at the forefront of using modern technology fused with modern business methodologies wrapped around the age old philosophy “Do The Right Thing” for your team, client and consultants.

Pat Quagrello

As Signature’s VP of Recruiting, it’s my job to support the goals of our Enterprise Delivery Team. This means building lasting relationships with our consultants and recruiting team across the nation. I listen to the needs and wants of our candidates and consultants in an effort to make every interaction they have with our company a great experience. I also take great pride in helping our recruiting teams find the right fit for Signature’s candidates and clients. With a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire, and more than 20 years in the staffing industry, I’ve learned to build high-performing teams through hard work, mentorship and leading by example. I helped start the Signature Boston office in 1999 and have contributed to the growth of Signature’s delivery capabilities ever since.

Candace Whitaker

My route to Signature Consultants started with a BA in communication from Michigan State University and a JD from Wayne State Law School. I spent my early professional life as a teacher, lawyer and compliance officer for the US government. During the government shutdown in 1995, I was offered a position in the HR department of a company that I had audited. This was the beginning of my 20-year career in human resources. After two years in the Corporate HR department at the Kelly Services Headquarters in Troy Michigan, I was chosen as the managing director of the Kelly Law Registry branch. The opportunity to handle sales, recruiting and branch management rounded out my understanding of the staffing industry. In 2004, I joined the seven person corporate office of Signature Consultants. In the years since, serving as Chief Human Resources Officer and Counsel, I have built a human resources department, assisted in the creation of our developmental programs and supported the company’s growth from a $50 million to a $314 million employer of choice for IT professionals across the country. Throughout our growth, I’ve stayed true to our mission of encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit. I’ve also helped to maintain the unique culture that has become the hallmark of Signature Consultants.

Brad Rosen

After graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in advertising, my initial goal was simply to work in an environment that focused on my personal and professional growth. I had an inherent understanding that working with people you can learn from is the way to find success and grow professionally. I began my career in staffing and was fortunate to meet Jay Cohen and join Signature as it was being founded. I believed then, that I had found the opportunity of a lifetime. It proved true. As we worked to get Signature off the ground, I was officially a recruiter. I had all of the responsibilities of a recruiter and was involved in many aspects of establishing the business, from finding office space and selecting a database tool, to significant business and financial matters. The opportunity to be widely exposed to all aspects of the business that I experienced continues to inspire our current approach for our newest team members. Over the years, I have supported our growth in many capacities. In 2011, I focused my passion and joy in developing others by establishing our Training and Development Team. I continue to spend the majority of my focus leading the company’s efforts in the development area and I am proud to share that we were recognized as the 14th BEST by the Association for Talent Development’s (ATD) among the award winners across all industries. I love what I am doing, and do my best to help all of our newest employees understand that they have the same opportunity today, that I had, over 20 years ago.

Mark Nussbaum

Although a BGS in anthropology and a JD in law isn’t the expected route to a career in IT staffing, my education taught me the importance of getting to know and understand people. As such, my joint degrees from the University of Michigan have served me well as Chief Operating Officer of Signature Consultants. Prior to joining Signature, I served as Executive Vice President of Rendina Companies, the country’s premiere medical real estate development firm. Before that, I was a senior partner at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, a leading law firm. When I joined Signature in 2000, we did just 18M in sales annually. Today, we achieve more than that each month. This success is particularly gratifying because it results from the retention and growth of good people, rather than buying other companies. I now put my knowledge of people to work on a daily basis, interacting with our staff, consultants and customers. I’m also tasked with making sure we stay on top of emerging technologies. By encouraging my management team to uncover the newest developments in the industry, we help our customers and consultants improve processes and drive success. If you have a technology challenge you need help with, let’s talk. There’s a good chance we’ll have a solution.

Chris Tyrell

My 24 year journey has been solely focused on the technology services industry working for government contractors, technology outsourcers and technology staffing firms. My BBA with a focus in Computer Information Systems from Texas State University allowed me to apply my knowledge to these industries not only from a technology perspective, but also understanding the core of their business as technology providers. In 2008 I received my Masters of Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University. Prior to joining Signature, I worked in application development for CSC, SAIC, and Getronics, and then led the information technology organization for Butler International. While at Butler, I was also asked to oversee the recruiting teams and enhance their processes and technology to create a more efficient delivery process. This experience has helped me to understand the staffing business, and the technology behind it. As Signature’s CIO, I have been charged with two basic objectives, reliability and innovation. Our information technology team works hard every day to make sure our staff, consultants and clients have a technology framework that reliably supports their common objectives. In addition, we are always focused on the future, looking at ways to enhance experiences through process and technology advancements. Just like Signature, my mission for our technology team is “Getting IT Right”.

Philip Monti

Long before joining Signature Consultants, I became a CPA with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Florida and a Master of Science in Accounting from the University of North Florida. I started my career in 1996 with Arthur Andersen, LLP, as an Audit Senior. From there, I joined MPS Group and served as VP, Corporate Controller, and Divisional Chief Financial Officer for its Domestic Accounting and Finance and Legal Staffing divisions. MPS was a leading provider of human resource solutions with more than 200 offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, continental Europe, Australia and Asia. In 2010, MPS was acquired by Adecco, the global industry leader in human resource solutions. My responsibilities spanned accounting, financial forecasting and reporting, M&A, SEC compliance, treasury and other controllership functions. I also acted in a divisional strategic financial capacity. Just before joining Signature, I served as SVP, Corporate Finance & Planning for Acosta, a leading, full-service sales and marketing firm with over 35,000 employees in the United States and Canada. My responsibilities included FP&A, M&A, risk management, tax and treasury. I also played a key role in two private equity leveraged recapitalizations. My broad base of experience providing financial discipline, capital direction and the development of cost-effective operations eventually led me to Signature Consultants, where I’ve served as Chief Financial Officer since October 2014.

Geoff Gray

I am fortunate to have over 20 years of sales, business development, management and leadership expertise within the Information Technology (IT) staffing industry. I joined Signature Consultants in 1997, the year it was founded, and have been one of many who’ve organically grown the company to one of the largest privately held IT Staffing Firms, ranked in 2016. Over the years, my responsibilities have included business development, customer service and satisfaction, management of large geographic sales territories and the identification, and hiring and management of key staff. Most of all, I enjoy helping individual members of our sales teams achieve success with our large enterprise accounts. Like Signature, I’ve succeeded by always putting our customers first and never compromising on integrity, hard work and treating people right. Throughout my career I have been responsible for identifying and resolving problems, executing detailed strategic account planning and account management initiatives, budgeting and forecasting, P&L, as well as managing and motivating people for mutual success. I’d welcome the opportunity to put my unique skills to work helping you achieve your success. As a privately owned company, Signature is beholden only to our clients, our consultants and our staff. Our flexibility and our philosophy of “doing the right thing” has been paramount to our success. We can, and we will, do what is right for you!

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