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Kelly Bouchard || Director of Business Development ||

Kelly Bouchard brings a background in chemical engineering and over five years of experience in technology sales at leading multinational technology corporation serving financial services clients. Her experience has allowed her to bridge the gap between technical expertise and client needs. She has a proven track record of building strong client relationships and delivering innovative solutions tailored to meet specific business requirements.

In her role as Director of Business Development for a M3, Kelly is excited to apply her expertise to drive growth and make a meaningful impact for her clients. Her commitment to impact the world for good aligns perfectly with M3’s mission in connecting talented individuals with organizations that can transform lives and businesses.

Kelly is passionate about aligning her personal mission with her career and is excited to join M3 in their legacy of successfully finding better talent to create even better organizations.  

Outside of work, Kelly enjoys reading, hiking in the Adirondacks, and skiing. She serves on the Young Professional’s Council for Start Lighthouse, a Bronx based nonprofit focused on narrowing the literacy gap through a social justice lens.

Paige Treen Maciewicz || Director of Special Projects ||

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!

Kathy Rowe || Vice President of Business Development ||

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.  

Elisha Gilroy || Vice President of Direct Placement and Executive Search ||

Elisha has over 7 years of experience working in Talent Acquisition, and over 11 years within Sales and Operations. Elisha contributes a wealth of knowledge to the team from her previous role as Talent Acquisition Specialist and prior to that as a Staffing Manager. Elisha has worked in high volume recruiting roles, direct placement searches for mid-level talent, and executive level searches where seeking passive talent is key. 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.

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.

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. 

Kristi Richtmyer || Vice President of RPO ||

Kristi has 20 years of professional recruiting experience in RPO and internal human resources. After earning a Master of Science in Human Resources Development from the Rochester Institute of Technology, Kristi started recruiting in the non-profit and healthcare industries. These industries are where the majority of her experience has taken place, but she has also recruited in the construction and manufacturing fields. Kristi has expertise in full life cycle recruitment in both high volume and professional recruitment. Onboarding and process improvement are other areas that Kristi has extensive experience in.

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 like-minded 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.

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.

Jackie Walters || Vice President of Strategy and Operations ||

Establishing strong relationships and managing growth are central to the role of Jackie Walters, Vice President of Strategy and Operations at M3. With a deep understanding of the complexities involved in delivering an exceptional client experience, Jackie expertly oversees the broader operational aspects of a rapidly growing business.

Throughout her professional career, Jackie has made a significant impact as a highly respected collaborator and community leader. She possesses a deep understanding of the fundamental needs of business owners while adeptly managing multiple roles as a high-level administrator. At M3, she oversees various facets of the business, including long-term planning and initiatives, team leadership, setting company goals and projects, and identifying opportunities for growth. In addition, Jackie is responsible for M3’s Women-Owned Business Enterprise certifications, develops and manages proposals for RFPs and leads Supplier Diversity outreach initiatives.

In her previous role as the Executive Director of the Clinton Chamber of Commerce, Jackie played a pivotal role on the Local Planning Committee for two notable initiatives.

She spearheaded and secured the 2018 Kraft Hockeyville title for the Clinton Arena, which allowed the venue to host an exhibition game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Buffalo Sabres, broadcasted by NBC Sports.

In 2022, Jackie was part of an ad-hoc committee that formed a 501(c)(3) and subsequently won the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) from New York State for the Mohawk Valley Region.

Jackie received the Robert J. Uplinger Distinguished Service Award, established in 1993 by the New York State and Bermuda Lions Foundation and presented by the Clinton Lions Club for “Recognition of her positive, energetic, and hands-on leadership as Executive Director of the Clinton Chamber of Commerce since 2015.” She serves as a member of the Clarkson University Alumni Association Leadership Board and the Hamilton College Town Gown Fund Committee. Jackie actively participates in local economic development organizations. Her roles include serving as an Ambassador for CenterState CEO and a member of both the Local Planning Committee (LPC) for the Clinton Kirkland DRI and the Clinton Kirkland Improvement Corporation (CKIC).

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 has two kids in college. 

Mary Malone McCarthy || Founder and CEO ||

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, a Certified Woman-Owned national executive search, talent acquisition, and strategic HR firm, her vision of excellence begins with a focus on building strong partnerships and a passion for exceptional service.  

As a certified MWBE, Minority/Women-owned Business Enterprise, Mary Malone works nationwide, 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. 

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 on the leadership board for the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce Center for Economic Growth (CEG) and Albany CanCode Communities. Mary Malone previously served on several other boards including the Mohawk Valley Health System Foundation, Mohawk Valley Community College, 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 2023, she was awarded Women in Business Champion Award by the US Small Business Administration Upstate New York District. In May of 2024, she will receive the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce’s Women of Excellence, Excellence in Business Award.     

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 grown children. 

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