Our Team

The foundation of any great company is a team that works seamlessly to achieve goals and encourage growth. At M3 Placement & Partnership, we have a stellar team comprised of exceptional individuals who work synergistically to be your champion. Years of placement and relationship-driven work have resulted in a strong pool of national connections and resources that we use to accommodate varying cross-industry needs.

We invite you to meet our incredible team at M3 Placement & Partnership.

Mary Malone

For Mary Malone, the founder and CEO of M3 Placement & Partnership, it all started with a vision of excellence. She had a dream to surpass all expectations when it came to a staffing and executive search firm and most importantly, changing peoples lives. As a certified MWBE, she works both regionally and nationally with an emphasis on helping both companies and potential employees achieve ultimate success.

Growing up in a family business, Mary Malone lives by a philosophy she learned from her father: “Do a little more, a little better” each and every day. At M3, she enjoys spending time with both clients and candidates alike, and developing meaningful, deep-rooted partnerships with them. With each developing relationship and each opportunity, she gives her all to providing clients and candidates with an unwavering commitment of excellence.

Mary Malone is committed to donating her time to a variety of community organizations. Currently she serves as a trustee for Mohawk Valley Community College, the executive committee for the Mohawk Valley Health Systems Foundation, and the Women’s Giving Circle, an organization in which she founded in 2013. Mary Malone previously served on several other boards, including the Mohawk Valley EDGE, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening and growing the economy of the Mohawk Valley, United Way, chairing the campaign in 2007, along with the Stanley Center for the Arts, View, Slocum Dickson Foundation, UICD and Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce. She founded the Women’s Roundtable, which facilitates events for female CEO’s and senior executives, and is a co-founder of Accent on Excellence, which annually honored 10 young leaders who excelled in their professional work while giving back to their communities.

She has received the Women’s Business Council Young Careerist Award, and was honored by the YWCA for the Salute to Outstanding Women. Mary Malone is also a CultureTalk™ Certified Partner. CultureTalk™ offers an end-to-end system for measuring the culture of an organization, as well as the strengths of the leaders and teams that drive it.

Mary Malone is a graduate of Wells College and has a passion for mentoring others and watching them unleash their potential, both personally and professionally. When not at work, Mary Malone heads to the Adirondacks for skiing or time on the lake with her family. She resides in Clinton with her husband, Mike, and their three children.

“Do a little more, a little better”

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As Principal Consultant, Barbara adds deep experience and a passionate commitment to the M3 team. She is a seasoned professional who weaves insight garnered working in corporations, higher education, health care and more to engagements.

The best client for Barbara? An organization ready to stand out from competitors, one that differentiates itself through a commitment to the success of its people.

Her energy is contagious. Leaders and employees alike benefit as she bridges the gap between aggressively reaching goals and motivating an engaged and stable workforce. She does it by ensuring that people strategies always align with business plans.

Barbara is a CultureTalk Certified Partner. She helps clients cultivate the right culture, recruit exceptional talent, and match the right person to the right position. She provides systems and processes to support successful transitions and achieve long-term retention, and assists leaders with approaches and tools for personal and professional growth. Barbara has been a facilitator for organizations dealing with change management, leadership transition and integration, team building, consensus building and leadership development. She enjoys coaching and mentoring executives and human resources professionals.

She speaks and guest lectures on numerous topics including managing change, ethics, gender and racial bias, performance management, high performing teams and succession planning, among many others.

Her commitment to coaching is personal as well. Barbara extends her knowledge as a mentor for rising women leaders and was the Sailing Club Advisor for the Skidmore College Sailing Team in the Mid-Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association for over 15 years. Outside of work, Barbara enjoys time with her family, competitive sailing, gardening, reading and watching various sporting events. Barbara and her husband live in Galway, NY with their two Brittanys and have an adult son who lives in Central NY.

“A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.”

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Building strong, lasting relationships is a priority for Christine, something that greatly helps her in her role as a Talent Acquisition Specialist at M3 Placement & Partnership. Taking the time to get to know both clients and candidates alike, and truly understanding their needs and their desires – and then exceeding their wildest expectations – is what drives Christine every day. And she loves that everyone at M3 operates with that same goal in mind, and the energy the team represents.

Christine returned to the workforce after spending eight years doing the extremely important job of raising her daughters. She knew that when she returned to the workforce, she wanted to do something impactful. Her work at M3 provides her with just that – she says it’s wonderful and fulfilling to know she’s helped someone take that next step in their career journey.

Outside of work, Christine loves spending time with her family. She, her husband and daughters live in New Hartford, N.Y. She enjoys reading, and being outside – especially in the garden. Christine says that gardening is what she does for relaxation – it’s her Zen!

“Don’t change so people will like you – be yourself and the right people will love the real you.”

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Meeting new people every day and hearing their stories is what makes Paige, M3 Placement & Partnership’s Strategy & Talent Manager, want to get up and come to work in the morning. Paige is extremely curious and loves to learn, which makes her a natural in her role at M3.

Her duties include account management, recruiting, candidate interviews, candidate research and sourcing, relationship building – and asking a lot of questions. She loves nothing more than connecting people with fulfilling careers and discovering more about the people she assists, new industries, and the impact that clients have on their communities through the work they do.

When Paige is not at M3, she can be found spending time with her family. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, the great outdoors, travel, cooking and watching shows on the Bravo network – especially the Real Housewives franchise!

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”

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When organizations need to find the right person, or people, for their company, they can count on Carrie. As M3 Placement & Partnership’s Executive Recruiter and Career Specialist, she helps people connect in a way that is rewarding and meaningful. She targets ideal candidates and builds relationships to determine the best fit.

Carrie brings a wealth of experience to M3, having worked in a variety of industries. In addition to recruiting, Carrie has over twenty years’ experience in career coaching, training, facilitation and program development. She loves working with companies and individuals to establish goals, and then facilitate the process from assessing the current to executing the plan. Identifying the purpose of each action and decision is important to Carrie, as she feels this serves as a guidepost to track progress and measure success.

Carrie graduated from the College of New Rochelle with a double major in Business and Psychology, and is a 2001 graduate of Leadership Greater Syracuse. Carrie is also a CultureTalk™ Certified Partner. CultureTalk™ offers an end-to-end system for measuring the culture of an organization, as well as the strengths of the leaders and teams that drive it. She currently sits on the Hospice Foundation of Central New York Board of Directors as Vice President. Carrie also served on the Executive Committee of the Global Outplacement Alliance.

When she’s not at work, Carrie enjoys running, both for fun and competitively (recently completing a half-marathon and triathlon!). For something more relaxing, she loves the theater and reading. She and her husband love to go sailing on the St. Lawrence, explore Green Lakes State Park, and entertain friends and family. The couple lives in Fayetteville, NY with their pup, and has four grown daughters, two sons-in-law, three grandchildren, one grand-cat and three grand-dogs!

“Do what you love, love what you do.”

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Denise Hash recognizes that a single executive placement can touch every aspect of a business. She knows how career moves at the executive level can impact every aspect of life, both professional and personal. When the stakes are this high, it pays to have someone with her experience as your guide. As Executive Placement Consultant at M3, she applies knowledge gained as chief operating officer for a small business and nearly twenty years in business development for major oil companies.

Denise has spent her career building relationships. So she understands that the connection between a candidate and their colleagues at a new company are integral to success, and that culture fit is critical. She applies attention to the finer details of every opportunity, bringing business development, strategic planning, personnel development, operational planning, and sales and marketing skills to her role.

Her focus is both regional and national.She is actively involved in the Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce and has intimate knowledge of the region and community. Her national connections were honed with major corporations as she oversaw sales, distribution and dispatch across a number of US states.

In her free time, Denise enjoys playing golf, entertaining, traveling and spending time with her husband, two children and three grand children.

“Not doing it is certainly the best way to not getting it.”
Wayne Gretzky


Joe Millington’s leadership coaching and organizational consulting expertise was honed during his tenure as an accomplished Human Resources and Organizational Development executive.  He brings to his clients over 25 years of global experience and accomplishments with Momentive Performance Materials, Hewlett-Packard, Plug Power, and Acterna Corporation (JDSU).  Throughout his corporate career, Joe has been positioned and welcomed as an executive coach and a strategic business partner.

His functional expertise and global work experiences, combined with a keen understanding of organizational and human behavior, serve as the foundation for his success as a leadership coach and organizational consultant.  He holds a Master of Education degree from the University of Vermont, and he is a graduate of Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Certification Program. Joe has facilitated leadership coaching seminars in New York City and New Jersey, and he has been a guest lecturer at Siena College, Case Western University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic University.

Giving back to the community has always been important to Joe. Currently, he serves as a Board Member and Committee Chair for the Brant Lake Association. Most recently, he served as an Advisory Board member for a successful Capital Campaign for the Sisters of St. Joseph. Joe is a former member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the School of Business at Siena College, and has been recognized for his leadership in establishing the Annual Alumni Fund Drive for Catholic Central High School in Troy.

Joe’s corporate career enabled him to live in several metropolitan communities in the United States and Shanghai, China. He was born and raised in Troy, New York, and he has returned to his “roots.”  Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, skiing, boating, and lakeside entertaining with family and friends at his home on Brant Lake in the Adirondack Park.

“Bring your best self forward”



As Human Resource Consultant at M3, Caryn brings years of Human Resource experience working and consulting in a variety of industries, including: Insurance, Higher Education, Healthcare, and Small/Medium Business. She enjoys building strong relationships and helping clients achieve their business and human resource goals. Her focus includes career coaching, talent acquisition and developing HR strategy.

Most recently, Caryn was with a large insurance agency where she established business partner relationships with payroll providers, HCM software companies, recruiting agencies, and professional training firms. Her HR consulting specialized in recruiting, outplacement, HCM systems, employee compensation, and employee benefit programs. Prior to HR consulting, Caryn was HR Manager at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Employee Benefits Manager at Berkshire Health Systems, and Lecturer at the College of Saint Rose.

Caryn graduated with a bachelor’s degree from LeMoyne College and a master’s in business administration from the State University of New York at Albany. She achieved HR accreditation as Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS).

Caryn has been very active in the HR community through the Capital District Human Resource Association as past Treasurer, Board Member and 10 years on the program planning committee. She has inspired girls as Girl Scout Leader and facilitated parent involvement as PTA President.

Outside of work, Caryn is an avid reader and enjoys skiing, boating, hiking, yoga, and pickle-ball. She resides in Lake George with her husband and their Goldendoodle. Their two children work and reside in Manhattan.

“If you are positive, you’ll see opportunities instead of obstacles.”

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