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 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 candles loses nothing by lighting another candle.”

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Meeting new people every day and hearing their stories is what makes Paige, M3 Placement & Partnership’s Talent and Client Relations 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.

Paige 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.

When Paige is not at M3, she can be found spending time with her nieces and nephew. 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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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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Just because he crunches numbers for M3 Placement & Partnership doesn’t mean Lance isn’t a people person. In fact, he fulfills both roles at M3, as Business Administrator and Talent Acquisition Specialist. Lance’s duties include the day-to-day business operations of the company, as well as assisting with the recruitment process whenever needed.

Like many others on the M3 team, the feeling he gets from helping people find new, exciting careers is very rewarding for him. He says that working at M3 affords him the opportunity to help others while also learning as much as he can about his field.

Outside of work, Lance enjoys spending times with friends and family, and is an avid outdoorsman. He loves to watch football, and is a Dallas Cowboys fan. An interesting fact that people may be surprised to learn about Lance is that he’s also a professional arm wrestler – in fact, he’s a New York State champion and competes in the World Arm wrestling League!

“It’s not about being the best, it’s about being better than you were yesterday.”

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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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Cultivating relationships energizes and motivates Colleen, which is vital in her role as Client Relations and Career Specialist at M3 Placement & Partnership. Colleen helps to create and execute programs that focus on professional development opportunities for both clients and candidates. Additionally, she works on projects that help connect clients and candidates for successful and meaningful employment partnerships.

Colleen appreciates working with professionals from all backgrounds, levels of experience and industries. Working individually with clients and candidates affords her the opportunity to garner a complete understanding of their needs and opportunities for growth, and she enjoys facilitating successful connections in the world of work.

Before joining M3, Colleen spent over 20 years in higher education where her professional focus was in the area of career services, specializing in career advising and program management. She received her B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross, M.A. from Boston College and is certified to administer the Strong Interest Inventory® career assessment. Colleen 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.

Originally from Boston, Colleen truly enjoys living in Central New York. She loves spending time with her husband and daughter. In her spare time, she enjoys crafting with her daughter and family movie night.

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

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Behind every great organization is a support staff that keeps everything running smoothly. As the Office Administrator at M3 Placement & Partnership, Rosemary does just that. She provides secretarial support to staff, as well as just about any other task that may be needed around the office. She loves the excitement and enthusiasm of her colleagues at M3, and the feeling that comes with knowing her company actively strives to change people’s lives for the better.

Rosemary is known for being upbeat, as well as her willingness to share her life experiences with her co-workers. Her goal is to keep a steady balance in the office and to maintain a positive, proactive attitude.

Rosemary is married, with three adult sons and two teenage grandchildren. She has been a catechist for many years, teaching children spanning from kindergarten to 10th grade. In the summer months, she enjoys her backyard pool and gazebo, and in the winter, she loves to cruise the blue waters of the Caribbean. She unwinds by taking yoga lessons twice a week.

“Treat others as you would like to be treated.”

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