Diana Sziabowski – Audit Manager at Travelers
I have had a great experience partnering with Thomas Byrne Associates in order to identify and obtain the right role for my re-entrance into full time work force after maternity leave. Tom recognized my strong career experience and educational background and presented multiple opportunities to me in the Hartford area. Tom’s connections, interview prep, listening skills and positive outlook were critical to a successful offer and acceptance for a role at Travelers, without penalty for my time off to raise a family. I would recommend Thomas Byrne Associates for accounting/finance professionals in the midst of job search, career counseling and also for employers looking for strong candidates. They have been in the recruiting business for decades, and I found their perspective and values to be fresh and accommodating of the current market.
Deb Cusimano – Controller at CMIC Group
Tom is a true talent. Effective and insightful in placing the right candidate with the right opportunity as he did with me! He took the time to go beyond my resume, understand my needs, goals and aspirations. He shared his deep knowledge of the company he represented so that I was equipped to make a decision to pursue the opportunity. Whether you are an employer seeking the perfect candidate or employee seeking just the right opportunity, Tom and his staff will help you find the perfect match!
Adam May – Assistant Controller at TRC
Tom was instrumental in helping me land my current role. Tom took the time to get to know the person behind the resume and present me as a well-rounded, qualified person to the company. Tom was extremely knowledgeable about his craft and was able to not only help me through the interview process, but was also highly motivated and influential in the contract negotiations. Tom truly puts your interests first and I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a recruiter that will help them through their job search process.
Martin Morrissey – CFO at The Village for Families and Children
Tom was able to match my skills and experience with a perfect employer and went beyond my expectations by taking so much time to explain the culture and needs of the organization and how my abilities could prove worthy. Tom was more than a recruiter. He was a counselor and a problem solver who always put the needs of his client first, yet was very sensitive to the important communication protocols of the hiring process.
Kevin Duah – Manager at Landmark Partners
It was a great pleasure working with Tom. When we first connected, he immediately knew which organization would be the perfect fit based on my previous work experience, and what I was looking for. Tom kept in constant contact and kept me apprised throughout the entire process. He also prepared me for the interview and provided helpful insight. Tom is the ultimate professional, and really looks to place his clients at the right organizations. I highly recommend Tom to anyone looking for a new position, and I look forward to working with him again in the future.
Jennifer Hoyle – Senior Tax Analyst at The Hartford
Tom reached out to me and provided me with an amazing opportunity when looking for a new job. He selected options which catered to my job expertise. He also helped me during the interview process by practicing mock interviews.
I’m grateful to have had worked with Tom and certainly recommend his professional experience to anyone looking for a new position.
Albana Ndreau – Associate SOX Auditor at Webster Bank
It was a great honor and pleasure to work with Tom. Given the recruiting process was new to me, Tom patiently walked me through each step. Tom is very respectful, helpful, professional and dedicated throughout the entire process. During our discussions, he helped me understand and properly match my career needs, skills and lifestyle to the perfect opportunity, ultimately leading to a successful placement for an amazing firm. This recommendation is the least I can do to show my sincere appreciation, respect and gratitude for Tom and his team. I would highly recommend Tom and I look forward to working with him in the future.
Melinda Love – Senior Internal Auditor at Barnes Group
Tom was very helpful in my search for my next role. I was in a unique position where I was looking for job opportunities even though I wasn’t able to start for 4-5 months. Tom took the time to understand my skillset and what I was looking for in my next role. Based on Tom’s influential relationships, he was able to identify companies that would match my skillset and offer roles accepting my delayed availability. Tom’s influence and access made all the difference. I would highly recommend Tom to any accounting and finance professionals looking for a new position.
Paul Lagonigro – Director of Finance at HAI Group
Tom is truly the best recruiter I have worked with throughout my career. He took the time to understand my skills and career goals to ensure he recommended appropriate opportunities to explore. Tom provided me with valuable information and guidance throughout my entire search process. He did an outstanding job discussing each opportunity in detail, helping me prepare for interviews and providing valuable feedback during each stage of the process. I would highly recommend Tom and his team and look forward to working with him again in the future.
Brendan McCarthy, CPA – Manager of Financial Analysis at Prudential Financial
I had an excellent experience working with Tom. Tom and his team were easily accessible, prompt in response, and always professional. What I found most valuable in working with Tom was his focus on what I was really looking for in my next role and not only what potential positions he had available. Tom understood my goals and applied them to his extensive area network to match me with a great opportunity. I would highly recommend Tom and his team and would certainly go to him first for any future career moves.
Michael Prior, CPA – Corporate Auditor at Travelers
Tom went above and beyond in terms of getting to know me and the kind of job opportunities that were right for me. He is very knowledgeable about the market and put me in contact with a number of high-profile potential employers. Tom truly puts your interests first and I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a recruiter that will help them through their job search process.
Matthew LaPointe, CPA – Corporate Audit Manager at Travelers
I have had a relationship with Tom for several years and he did a great job working with me to understand what I was looking for in the next step of my career. Tom really took the time to listen and use his experience and knowledge of the market to be able to provide me numerous job openings that sparked my interest. Tom was able to help take the stress off of me and answer a lot of questions that I had during the whole process. I highly recommend using Tom as a recruiter and look forward to staying in touch with him.
Patrick Geryk, CPA, CFE – Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at CleanSlate Centers
Tom was extremely helpful in placing me in my new position. He presented me with a variety of opportunities that matched my interests and needs. Tom made the application and interview process very easy on me by providing me with excellent coaching and insights throughout the process. I highly recommend Thomas Byrne Associates to anyone looking for new career opportunities. Thank you Tom!
John Darin, CPA – Controller at Catalina US Holdings
I’ve known Tom now for five years. He came highly recommended by several of my peers with whom he’s worked with and mentored in their careers. At each point in which we discussed my ambitions, Tom always had insight and options for a path forward. Tom approached me with opportunities that were relevant to my background and were well thought out. It was clear from our conversations that he put a lot of effort into learning about each position, understood what the company was looking for, and the opportunity for development. I look forward to working with Tom in the future when looking to bring on talented finance and accounting professionals.
Paul Middleton – CFO
I have worked with Tom for over 20 years as a recruiter. Tom has an amazing read of people and situations. On multiple occasions during my job searches in the past 20 years he has been instrumental at connecting me with great organizations that fit my criteria. In all cases it was with companies he had deep, long tenured relationships where he had placed many people and knew the organizations and their needs extremely well. He was incredibly supportive through the process and did a great job assuring the right communication mutually flowed between the hiring company and myself.
Vanessa Burns, CPA – FMLDP Graduate and AVP at Travelers
My experience with Tom was exceptional. He was everything I was looking for in a recruiter: professional, well-connected, and intuitive. Tom’s profound knowledge of the industry, the current marketplace, and the recruitment process is apparent and an enormous benefit to anyone working with him. He listened to what I wanted in a future job placement and delivered exactly that. His feedback and guidance during the interview process was invaluable and I enjoyed the process of finding a new job as much as the result of accepting a great position. I have recommended both family and friends to Tom, will continue to do so, and I very much look forward to working with him again in the future.
Lavanya Tadinada, CPA, CGMA – Director, Marketing Effectiveness at Aetna
Tom is one of the most intuitive and insightful persons I have ever met or worked with. Not only did he help me find a job that perfectly matched my skill set and capabilities, but he went above and beyond – he coached me on areas that I needed to work on. I found his advice very impactful and useful in my professional and day-to-day life.
Tom is very knowledgeable in Finance and Talent Management and it is this unique and powerful combination that distinguishes him from other recruiters. I think Tom does what most people fail to do – he LISTENS. He is GENUINELY interested in understanding you, your needs, your strengths and weaknesses.
Working with Tom has been a very enriching experience and I look forward to working with him in the future.
Jeffrey Beecher – Director of the Financial Leadership Program at Aetna
It was an absolute pleasure working with Tom over the past few months. He handled every interaction and engagement with the utmost professionalism, respect and efficacy. Tom has incredibly strong business acumen, in addition to exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to extrapolate what one’s key strengths are. Throughout my discussions with Tom, I gained better transparency into my core competencies, and as a result I was able to direct my interviews into focusing on those areas. This allowed me to better portray my capabilities and make a stronger impression, ultimately leading to a successful placement for an amazing opportunity.
Lianna Jackter – Director of the Financial Leadership Program at Aetna
Tom was a pleasure to work with as he helped place me into my latest role at a new company. He is polite, attentive and all around he really cares about you as his client. He is well prepared each time you speak, and he helps you prepare for interviews by giving you insightful information ahead of time. He is on your side for the entire journey and he gives great advice. I would absolutely recommend working with Tom for your next career move.
Bill Kennedy, CPA – Director at HIMCO
I had a great experience working with Tom. Tom took the time to understand what I was looking for in a future job and did not try to sell me on other jobs that I was not interested in. Tom was there providing guidance during every phase of the recruitment process; from tips on my resume to preparing for the interview. I enjoyed working with Tom and have recommended him to friends and family. I look forward to working with him again in the future.
Dominick Baraiolo, CPA, CISA – Assistant Director Management Advisory Services at The Hartford
I worked with Carmela when searching for a new job. Carmela was very patient and took the time to meet with me in person to understand the type of position I would be interested in. Over the next few weeks she continued to provide very timely updates of opportunities in the market place. I was most impressed by Carmela’s relationships with senior level managers in various companies in the Hartford area as well as her knowledge about company (e.g. their culture, the types of candidate they were looking to hire, etc.) I strongly recommend working with Carmela if you are considering a career change or are looking to fill an open position.
Brian Gineo – Director of the Financial Leadership Program at Aetna
I have had the pleasure of working with Tom over the past few months and it has been a very rewarding experience. Tom took a process, which was otherwise foreign to me, and walked me through each detailed step of the way. I was and continue to be impressed by Tom’s professionalism, dedication and service. I would recommend Tom’s to anyone looking for placement into an accounting or financial role.
Lauren Rosenberg, CPA – Financial Leadership Program Graduate at Cigna
I had a wonderful experience with Tom. He really took the time to get to know who I was and what I was looking for in my career. Together we discussed various placement options, and refined my resume. He understood what the company was looking for and prepped me to handle every aspect of the interview process. Tom kept in constant contact with me through each step of the interview process and even researched the latest announcements the company made. I truly enjoyed working for Tom and would not hesitate to recommend him to friends and family in the future.
Whitney Matthies – Treasury Analyst at White Mountains Advisors
It was a pleasure to work with Carmela! I was very impressed by her honesty as well as her commitment to my search. Carmela invested the time to understand my skills and goals to match me with the right employer in the right position. She truly had my best interests in mind. The resume revisions, advice and interview coaching from Carmela gave me confidence that I was putting my best foot forward and that I was as prepared as possible. I would absolutely recommend her services to anyone seeking new employment.
Donna Grenier, CPA – CT TyMetrix
Carmela is an exceptionally professional and astute recruiter who comes with a strong track record. I have used Carmela’s services when searching for new roles for myself as well as for hiring. Carmela devotes a significant amount of time listening to candidates and employers so that she can successfully balance their others needs and find an ideal match. In addition, Carmela invests considerable time in the candidates she represents by offering pre-interview preparation and post interview follow up. These extra efforts help candidates attend interviews with confidence and continue to build and improve skills to exercise in future interviews. I can easily recommend Carmela’s expertise to anyone who is searching for a job or who is searching for the ideal candidate for an open position.
Michael Parillo, CPA – Audit Manager at PwC
Tom was thoughtful, thorough and very helpful in my search for a new career. He helped in all steps of my search from fine-tuning my resume to preparing for the interview and in negotiations. Unlike other recruiters I’ve worked with in the past that brought any job I was qualified for to me, Tom put a lot of thought into it. He only presented jobs that he knew I would be interested in. He wasn’t just interested in getting me a job…he was interested in helping me find the right job for my skill set and career goals. I would recommend Tom to my friends/family and will definitely contact him if I ever find myself looking for a job in the future.