Meeting new people every day and hearing their stories is what makes Paige, M3 Placement & Partnership’s Director of Special Projects, 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!
Amanda is the newest member of the M3 Team, holding the title of Vice President of Marketing within our organization. With a passion to craft compelling narratives about our mission and impact, she is excited to communicate our story to the world. With a rich background encompassing diverse leadership roles across both public and private sectors, Amanda brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her current role.
Creating engagement and marketing strategies for businesses, nonprofits and government offices, has shaped her belief that all organizations regardless of size or revenue source have the potential to make a difference in the lives of their stakeholders and the communities they serve.
Amanda is a graduate of Boston University’s School of Management and a graduate of the Stagen Leadership Academy. When not working with M3, Amanda, her husband Geoff and two children live in central Ohio, caring for their goats, pig, and chickens.
Kathy Kozera Rowe is M3’s Vice President of Business Development. Kathy has a long history of successful business and sales leadership – providing high value for clients, leading teams and establishing innovative partnerships.
Kathy’s decades of experience include Fortune 500, large non-profits, mid-size and start-up companies across several industries- technology, manufacturing and healthcare.
Through her roles as Capital Region business owner, sales director, regional director and national executive liaison for the largest US organizations, Kathy and her teams grew business exponentially and created business collaborations that have lasted decades.
She has first-hand experience with the challenges of attracting/ retaining great talent and managing in-person and remote teams.
Kathy’s aspirations for current and prospective M3 clients are to help them solve the challenges of recruiting and retaining top talent and think differently regarding more effective organizational structure and processes.
She has won numerous company awards over the years and was recognized by the Albany Regional Chamber of Commerce as a Woman of Excellence in Sales. She started a non-profit organization for women in technology, served on several regional and community boards such the Women’s Employment Resource Center (WERC) and the American Heart Association and done pro-bono work for Catholic Charities.
Kathy is a graduate of Union College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Psychology. Outside of work, Kathy enjoys many different styles of dance, spending time with her family and friends and travelling. She lives with her husband and two rescue shepherds in Delmar, NY.
Working in Talent Acquisition and building connections with both candidates and clients is what Elisha loves most about working at M3. Taking the time to get to know what the candidates are looking for in a position and matching them with a company that is the perfect fit for their values and career goals is what is most fulfilling about her role as Vice President of Direct Placement and Executive Search. She loves leading a team and helping others grow their careers.
Elisha contributes a wealth of knowledge to the team from her previous role as Talent Acquisition Specialist with Eklego Workforce Solutions, and prior to that, as a Staffing Manager at with Robert Half. Customer service has always been a part of her career and she tries to handle every approach with quality service which is why she was drawn to M3. M3 Placement and Partnership exhibits the same high standards for taking great care of clients and contacts, which is very important to her.
Outside of work, Elisha enjoys travel and tries to take advantage of what the Upstate NY weather brings while spending time with her husband and two daughters.
Vice President of RPO, has over 15 years of professional recruiting experience in RPO and Internal Human Resources. She enjoys building relationships with clients, candidates, and team members. High volume recruitment is her specialty, and she enjoys the challenge of this fast-paced work.
Kristi was drawn to M3’s mission to impact individuals, organizations, and the community for the better while also ensuring that all are fulfilled and cared for. These values are important to Kristi both personally and professionally and she is grateful to work with a likeminded organization where she can contribute to making a positive difference in the lives of others and the world.
Her approach is to look for the strengths and the positives in every situation and build from there. She believes that everyone is doing the best that they can and she tries to meet everyone where they are at. A great sense of humor always helps too!
Outside of work, Kristi’s favorite thing to do is spend time with her daughters and husband. Over the past few years she has become a dance and sports mom, and can often be found watching her daughters in their activities. You can also find her out shopping, one of her other favorite pastimes.
Establishing strong relationships and managing growth is the order of the day for Jackie Walters, Vice President of Strategy and Operations. She knows the ins and outs of delivering an exceptional client experience all while overseeing the larger operational aspects of a rapidly growing business.
Throughout her professional career, Jackie has made an impact as a highly respected collaborator and community leader. She understands the fundamental needs of business owners while wearing multiple hats as a high-level administrator. She joined the M3 team in September 2022 as the Director of Operations, where she oversees multiple facets of the business including long-term planning and initiatives, teams, setting company goals and projects, and identifying opportunities for growth.
She’s excited to be working with the M3 team in continuing to make an impact on people and organizations in our community.
Jackie received the Robert J. Uplinger Distinguished Service Award established in 1993 by New York State and Bermuda Lions Foundation by the Clinton Lions Club for “Recognition of her positive, energetic, hands-on leadership serving as Executive Director of the Clinton Chamber of Commerce since 2015.”
Jackie is a graduate of Clarkson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Outside of work, Jackie loves to travel, spend time with family and volunteer with local community organizations. She lives with her husband in Clinton, NY and two children in college.
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Guided by a set of values that prioritize people, Mary Malone McCarthy believes that the work that you do can change people’s lives. As Founder and CEO of M3 Placement and Partnership, an Executive Search and Strategic HR firm, her vision of excellence begins with a focus on building strong partnerships and a passion for exceptional service. Her leadership and vision has led the M3 organization to significant growth and to an impressive career as a leader in the Executive Search and Strategic HR space.
As a certified MWBE, (Minority/Women-owned Business Enterprise), Mary Malone works nationwide in helping both companies and talent achieve ultimate success. She is a believer in building long standing relationships and is a true servant leader at heart. Growing up in a family business, Mary Malone lives by a simple philosophy of delivering “a little more, a little better” each and every day. This philosophy has guided her in her commitment to her relationships, her work and her community.
Mary Malone is also co-Founder of Grapevine Partners, a new and growing Technology Marketplace for Strategic HR. Prior to founding M3, Mary Malone spent over 15 years as Senior Vice President at Northland Communications, responsible for the oversight of Public Relations, Marketing and Customer Relations for the firm.
Mary Malone’s commitment to building healthy and economically viable communities continues to be an important part of her extended mission. She currently serves as a founding member of the Senior Leader Network for Conscious Capitalism, a movement built by leaders committed to advancing the world through their businesses. She also serves on the executive committee of the Mohawk Valley Health System Foundation, and most recently served as a Trustee with Mohawk Valley Community College. Mary Malone previously served on several other boards, including the United Way, Stanley Center for the Arts, and Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce. She founded the Women’s Roundtable, which facilitates meaningful conversations for female senior executives and was co-founder of Accent on Excellence which is a program that honored young leaders who excel in their professional work while giving back to their communities.
Mary Malone has received the Women’s Business Council Young Careerist Award, and was honored by the YWCA for the Salute to Outstanding Women. In 2020 she launched the podcast “Moments with M3” where she talks with leaders on how to lead purpose driven lives, build organizations that inspire greatness and excel at impacting others.
Mary Malone is a graduate of Wells College and has an unwavering commitment to building better organizations and communities. When not at work, Mary Malone enjoys spending time in the Adirondacks with her husband and three teenage children.