Our Executive Team
What sets WinterWyman apart from other staffing firms is the caliber of our staff. Led by a senior leadership team with an average of 18 years with the company, the median tenure for our employees is more than seven years. In an industry known for its high turnover rate, this is a major accomplishment and a fact in which we are incredibly proud.
WinterWyman was founded in 1972 by Dave Melville who named his startup after the two streets that intersected in front of his office. Dave continues to serve as Chairman of the company. Starting with five employees, Dave has grown WinterWyman into one of the largest privately-owned staffing firms in the Northeast. Over the years, his entrepreneurial spirit has resulted in the establishment of seven corporations under The WinterWyman Companies umbrella. His insistence on always putting the customer first, and developing managers and staff that executed in this fashion, has resulted in the company gaining its sterling reputation. Dave's personal belief in giving back to the community is reflected in the company's community development initiatives. Dave is a graduate of Boston College and Harvard Business School's Owner/President Management Program. After Boston College, he served five years as a Naval Aviator in the U.S. Marine Corps attaining the rank of Captain. Prior to founding WinterWyman, Dave worked for the placement firm of EP Reardon Associates.
Bob Boudreau, CEO, oversees all strategic planning and operations and leads the senior management teams for all of WinterWyman. Bob has 20 years experience in the staffing industry and has held the position of WinterWyman’s CEO since 2002. Bob joined WinterWyman in 1992 as Controller and was promoted to CFO in 1995. Prior to joining the firm, Bob held senior financial positions with Millipore Corporation, Charles River Data Systems and Olympic Systems. Bob holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a Concentration in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and serves on the Board of Junior Achievement of Eastern Massachusetts.
Dave Sanford is Executive Vice President of Client Relations for WinterWyman and oversees the firm's consultative selling, new account development and customer relations. Previously, Dave served as Executive Vice President, Client Services and Managing Partner of the Human Resources search division. Dave first joined WinterWyman in 1986 as a recruiter in the former Sales & Marketing specialty area. Prior to WinterWyman he held senior management positions with Wang Laboratories, BankBoston and Doubleday Publishing. Dave is a graduate of Michigan State University.
Scott Ragusa, President of WinterWyman Contract Staffing, oversees the strategic direction and daily operations of three business lines: Technology Contract Staffing; Financial Contract Staffing; and HR Contract Staffing. Scott joined the firm in 1999 after more than five years with two national temporary staffing firms. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts and is a member of the board of directors of the Massachusetts Staffing Association (MSA).
As CFO, Bill Diana oversees all financial activities and financial planning for both the contract and search businesses of WinterWyman. Bill first joined the firm in 2000 as Controller and assumed the CFO role in 2006. Prior to joining WinterWyman, he held senior financial positions at Sun Life Financial, Interactive Training Systems and Ernst & Young. Bill earned his Bachelor's degree from Boston College and a Masters in Business Administration from Babson College. Bill is a licensed CPA in the state of Massachusetts.
As Executive Vice President of Employee Engagement, Michelle Roccia is responsible for developing WinterWyman’s organizational and talent management strategies, including training and development programs for all levels of the organization. She also oversees the company’s human resources function and employee relations programs. Michelle has over 20 years of senior human resources experience, including in-depth knowledge of organizational development, employee relations, staffing, benefits, training, compensation and performance management. Prior to joining WinterWyman, Michelle was Vice President of Human Resources at Authoria. She has held similar senior HR roles at Centive, Inc., the Boston Stock Exchange and Kurzweil Applied Intelligence. Michelle is a member of the Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA) and attended Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts.
As Executive Vice President of Marketing, Elizabeth Spayne develops promotional strategies that further strengthen WinterWyman’s position in the marketplace. She has extensive experience designing and implementing communication programs in both the consumer and business-to-business sectors. Prior to joining WinterWyman, Elizabeth served as Director of Marketing for Keystone Partners, a career management firm headquartered in Boston. Previously, she was Corporate Communications Manager for CareMatrix Corporation, a senior housing developer and operator. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Providence College.
As President, Ian Ide leads the operations and strategy of WinterWyman’s Technology, Accounting & Finance and Investments search divisions. Previously, he oversaw the firm’s former Metro Washington, DC division and was a Manager in WinterWyman’s Boston Information Technology division. Prior to joining WinterWyman in 1994, Ian worked for a small start-up firm in the Boston area where his role included direct sales, managing systems and software development, marketing and recruiting for the company. Ian earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire.
Steve Kasmouski is President of WinterWyman's Software & Information Technology and Human Resources search divisions and leads the operations and strategy of each of these businesses. A Partner in the firm, Steve also oversees WinterWyman's Software Technology group and is responsible for business development, managing the division's team of staffing professionals, overseeing strategy and partnering with corporate clients on their staffing needs. Prior to joining WinterWyman in 1994, Steve was a District Sales Manager at Collette Tours. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of New Hampshire.
As Director of Information Systems, John Arrigo oversees the planning, management and coordination of all aspects of internal information systems and technology for all WinterWyman divisions. Prior to joining the firm over ten years ago, John was Network Manager for Competitive Edge Services and Vicor Corporation. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, with a minor in Computer Science, from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
Melissa Cappas, a Partner, is General Manager of WinterWyman's Technology Contract Staffing division in New England, where she oversees the daily operations and staff of this impactful group. Melissa joined WinterWyman in 2004 and has ten years of operations and business development experience. Prior to joining the company, she held recruiter and staffing specialist roles with other well-known recruitment firms. Melissa has a Bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Geneseo and is a former Vice President of the Human Resources Council, the longest-standing human resources professional association in Greater Boston.
Tracy Cashman joined WinterWyman as a consultant in 1992, and was named a Partner of the firm in 2002. In her role as General Manager of the Information Technology search group, Tracy oversees the staffing and daily operations of this high-impact division. As part of her responsibilities, she manages search consultants who specialize in the recruiting of information technology professionals, as well as provides direct placement services to clients. Tracy is a graduate of Connecticut College in New London, CT. She is involved with several technology groups including the Boston Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM). Tracy is routinely sought out by media sources such as Fortune, CIO.com and NECN for her career management and hiring expertise. Additionally, she is a regular contributor to Boston.com's Job Doc where she answers job seekers' questions during live chats.
As Partner and Senior General Manager, Stuart Coleman oversees the strategy and operations of WinterWyman's Financial Contract Staffing divisions in New England and New York. Since joining WinterWyman in 1999 as an Account Manager, Stu has helped the company expand its financial services placement offerings and managed and mentored both recruiters and account managers. Previously, he served as the Sales Manager for Mid Atlantic Medical Services, Inc. (MAMSI) Health Plans. Stu has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He is also a contributor to Boston.com's Job Doc where he chats regularly with viewers on job search strategies.
Frank Dadah is the Principal Account Manager and General Manager of WinterWyman's New York Financial Contract Staffing division. In his role, Frank is responsible for business development, overseeing strategy and partnering with corporate clients on their staffing needs. He also manages the division’s team of staffing professionals. Prior to joining WinterWyman, Frank held the position of business development manager for Creative Financial Staffing in Boston. Previously, he was division director/sales manager for a national accounting temp firm and a restaurant manager for Legal Sea Foods. Frank is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Sara Ferraioli joined WinterWyman as a Staffing Manager in 2003, and was named General Manager and Partner of WinterWyman's HR Contract Staffing divisions in 2013. In her role, Sara oversees the day-to-day operations of the New England and New York HR Contract Staffing divisions in addition to managing staff, training & development, business strategy and partnering with candidates and clients to provide HR contract talent. She currently manages seven consultants who specialize in expeditiously finding the right HR talent for clients, as well as personally providing job search assistance to contract candidates. Previously, Sara was a staffing manager at Interim Healthcare, a recruiter at Hall Kinion and a staffing coordinator at Bose Corporation. Sara holds a Bachelor's degree in in Business Management from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT.
As Partner and General Manager of the Investment and Financial Services search division, Jim Langan oversees the staffing and daily operations of this high-impact group. As part of his responsibilities, Jim manages Winter Wyman's consultants who specialize in the recruiting of investment management, mutual fund management, portfolio accounting, hedge fund, banking, investment technology and institutional investment management professionals. He has close to 20 years experience in the financial services industry, and joined WinterWyman in 1996 after positions with Commonwealth Financial Network, Boston Capital and Shawmut Bank in Boston. Jim is a graduate of Norwich University Military College in Northfield, Vermont.
As Partner and Senior General Manager of WinterWyman's Technology Contract Staffing division, Laurie Lopez is responsible for overseeing the daily operations and staffing of both the New England and National Technology Contracting divisions. Laurie joined WinterWyman in 2003 with over 10 years of staffing, client relations and business development experience. Before taking over the Technology Contracting group, Laurie was Manager of WinterWyman's HR Contract Staffing division. Prior to joining the company, she was a National Account Manager for Rapidigm, a consulting firm specializing in business information solutions. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon and is a member of several professional associations.
Jonathan Mazzocchi re-joined WinterWyman in 2000 to establish and serve as Partner and Manager of the New York Accounting & Finance search division. He has since become General Manager of the group. Previously, he was with the firm for almost four years as a Principal Consultant in the Boston Accounting & Finance search division. In between his tenures with WinterWyman, Jon was Director of Strategic Partnerships for Stockpower, Inc., a business-to-consumer and business-to-business e-commerce enabler and direct marketing start-up. At Stockpower, he was responsible for new business development, devising entire B2E product lines and presentations, marketing research and competitive analysis. Prior, Jon served as Stockpower’s Director of Human Resources where he built the HR function from the ground up, including all recruiting, staffing, compensation, benefits, training and development initiatives. Jon earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology/Pre-Medical Studies from Boston College.
Beverly Morgan is a Partner and the General Manager of WinterWyman's Human Resources search division. In her role, Beverly manages the division and provides senior-level placement for VP of HR, Chief Learning Officers, Director of Talent Management, Human Resource Directors and Managers along with Global Compensation, Benefits and HR Technology leaders. She also partners closely with her clients' senior leadership teams to address staffing trends, talent assessment and creative recruiting strategies. Beverly has more than 20 years of experience in the HR contingency industry, is involved with several HR professional associations and has a Bachelor's degree from Northeastern University.
As Manager of Employee Health & Wellness and Community Development, Ruth Dufresne oversees all volunteer services, committee activities and donations of WinterWyman’s giving back program. She is the primary liaison between the firm and partnered non-profit organizations for community service projects and donations. Ruth joined WinterWyman in 1998 and formerly served as the firm’s Human Resources Generalist. She received her MBA from the University of Rhode Island and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Westfield State College in Westfield, Massachusetts.