TeamMeet Our TeamOur entire team has a real desire to help job candidates find, navigate and secure their desired positions
Erin OprianRecruitment Industry Expert
Erin Oprian, Recruitment Industry Expert, Twenty Plus years’ experience working within corporate recruiting and human resource environments. Erin is a Subject Matter Expert in Sourcing, Recruitment, Employment Branding, and Hiring Solutions. In Erin’s Twenty Plus Year Career she has hired thousands of Candidates, Coached many thousands more, and overseen recruitment and HR projects for some of the largest most well-known companies in America. Erin has been directly responsible for implementing, designing, delivering, executing, and assessment of the talent acquisition recruitment initiatives that enable companies to acquire the talent needed to meet business objectives.
Steve OprianCore’s Executive Partner
Steve Oprian and our entire team of highly experienced corporate Senior recruiters have coached thousands of people in Job Success and Job Promotions. In our combined 20+ year careers with some of the most well-known and recognizable companies in America, We have had the privilege of partnering with people through tireless battles of a company reorganization, advocating for work-life balance and overall wellbeing, job advancement, and promotion. Our entire team has a real desire to help job candidates find, navigate and secure their desired positions. As well, as helping job candidates to be prepared and knowledgeable throughout the interview, offer stage, and negotiating process.
Heidi PrescottCareer Coach
A trained and certified Career Coach who has over 12 years of experience working with clients one on one and in workshop settings related to job search and career success. Heidi has written over 700 resumes and is an expert at quickly identifying what is relevant and then assisting clients with honing their personal brand messaging. She has a work background in corporate business as a leader, manager, and team mentor in the health and life insurance and employee benefits industry.
Michelle KurtzSenior Recruiter
Michelle Kurtz is a senior recruiter with 5 plus years of progressive talent acquisition experience. Michelle spent two years as a career coach for Silicon Valley software engineers before transitioning into talent management. Before landing in career coaching and tech recruiting, she spent almost a decade working as a therapist, behavioral coach, and interventionist with some of Silicon Valley’s top earners. Michelle has a bachelor’s and master’s in clinical psychology and is certified by the Society for Human Resource Management. She is a wife and mom to two young children. Michelle’s biggest motivator is seeing clients fulfill their grandest potential in life and career.
Maison EbersoleTalent Acquisition Coordinator
Maison Ebersole has experience supporting numerous corporate clients and their Human Resources teams. Projects include candidate sourcing and interviewing, onboarding, project tool implementation, culture curation, company training, and LinkedIn branding. Maison utilizes her skill set as a Talent Acquisition Coordinator at CORE. She will be your confidant as you move through our process of building the skills needed to jumpstart your career success.
Erica Burrus FishellTalent Acquisition Leader MPS, SHRM-CP
Erica brings over 8 years of progressive experience working in the field of human resources, with expertise in talent recruiting, talent development, and employee relations. She has proven success researching and implementing talent retention programs, as well as developing comprehensive staffing programs from infancy to inception. She began her professional experience in the mortgage and finance industry, which then translated to successfully navigating the past 11 years as a manager and mentor within the Biotechnology industry. Erica is a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Certified Professional and holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources and Employment Relations, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, both earned at The Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA.
Michael PaulicanoTalent Acquisition Career Coach
<p style="font-weight: 400;">Michael Paulicano, Recruitment & Sales Industry Expert, 20+ year career experience working both internally and externally in corporate recruiting, enterprise selling, coaching and leading roles within the Talent Management space, and specifically in the areas of human resources, executive search & staffing, full life-cycle talent acquisition, individual/team purpose-driven leadership development, executive-career coaching, learning & development, productivity and effectiveness, influential communication, time management, eLearning, talent assessment & measurement, performance management software as a service (SaaS), coaching as a service (CaaS), and organizational leadership consulting & strategy development.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">Michael began his recruiting & selling management career working for the leading nationwide technical staffing firm, Aerotek (Allegis Group), and then internally for large global corporations at Peoplesoft, DHL, Danka Technology Solutions & ProBusiness/ADP along with smaller, start-up companies such as Reply.com, in which he received a strong foundation in both the science & art of recruiting and selling as well as leadership and coaching. After attaining 10 years of expertise in the recruiting world, he expanded his talent management education and enterprise sales experience with top-ranked global leadership development & coaching companies like FranklinCovey, Center for Creative Leadership, Decker Communications, SuccessFactors, NinthHouse, Lapin Consulting, and Hudson Institute of Coaching where he also completed multiple executive coaching, communication and selling certification programs as well as attended a doctoral program in psychology at John F. Kennedy University. Michael spent most of his professional career living-working in the Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bay Area where he established many relationships with Fortune 500/1000 companies to smaller-medium tech startups within a variety of industries including pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, and health care.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">Since returning to recruiting, he has successfully partnered with executive search firms as a full life-cycle executive recruiter & talent career coach, specializing in strategizing, marketing, sourcing, networking, identifying, attracting, recruiting, interviewing, negotiating, job-offering & coaching senior, high-level talent primarily consisting of electrical, mechanical and field application engineers, Python software programmers, lead technical key account/national sales experts, accounting & financial executives, health care leaders, and marketing managers Currently, Michael is spearheading & implementing a new talent project initiative in which he is responsible for all sourcing & recruiting in the U.S. as the Lead Corporate Recruiter for a mid-size, international organization who is a leader in the OEM semiconductor-sensor manufacturing space and ranked #1 company to work for in Switzerland where global HQ is located.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">His true passion is career, purpose-driven life coaching in conjunction with enabling companies to acquire the talent needed to meet their business objectives. With his extensive experience, career accomplishments and unique perspective from wearing different hats for many types of organizations as a corporate recruiter, sales executive, talent manager, coach, and job seeker, he deeply understands his clients’ needs and the importance of delivering and executing with a results-driven focus based on performance. Michael now resides and enjoys living and being back in the Southern California area where he was born and raised.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"></p>
Brian FurmanCareer Strategist
<p style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="color: #333333;">As a dedicated and results-oriented Resume Writer, I am passionate about empowering professionals to achieve their career aspirations. With a keen understanding of the ever-evolving job market, I specialize in creating impactful resumes that make a lasting impression and open doors to exciting opportunities.</span></p> Drawing upon my expertise in career strategy and extensive knowledge of industry trends, I collaborate closely with clients to craft personalized resumes that effectively showcase their unique skills, experiences, and achievements. I have a meticulous eye for detail, ensuring that every word and section of the resume is strategically positioned to highlight the individual's value proposition and captivate potential employers. Beyond crafting compelling resumes, I also provide comprehensive career guidance. Through one-on-one consultations, I delve into clients' career goals, aspirations, and challenges, offering insights and tailored advice to accelerate their professional growth. I offer expertise in cover letter writing, LinkedIn profile optimization, interview preparation, and job search strategies, equipping clients with a holistic toolkit for success. My commitment to excellence extends to staying abreast of industry trends and leveraging the most effective resume-writing techniques. I am well-versed in applicant tracking systems (ATS) and understand the importance of incorporating relevant keywords and formatting resumes to pass through these systems seamlessly. With a track record of helping professionals from diverse industries secure their dream jobs, I bring a blend of creativity, strategic thinking, and in-depth market knowledge to each resume I create. I am deeply invested in my clients' success and derive immense satisfaction from witnessing their professional transformations.
Stacey BloeserTalent Acquisition Career Coach
<p style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="color: #333333;">Stacey brings a wealth of expertise in Talent Acquisition, having successfully recruited top-tier talent for renowned companies like Amazon, Houzz, and Lionsgate. In her previous role as a Recruiter at Amazon Web Services, Stacey demonstrated her exceptional skills by managing multiple open roles collaborating closely with hiring managers to surpass hiring goals, and consistently delivering high-quality talent to drive overall company success.</span></p> In addition to her achievements in Talent Acquisition, Stacey also spent two years as a Career Coach at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School. During this time, she provided invaluable guidance and support to MBA students, offering insights on resume crafting, effective networking strategies, interview preparation, and overall career development. Stacey's dedication to helping students and alumni achieve their career aspirations was instrumental in their professional growth. Stacey holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Loyola Marymount University, underpinning her deep understanding of human dynamics and diverse perspectives. She currently resides in Orange County and enjoys a fulfilling family life with her husband, German Shepherd, and vibrant 2.5-year-old daughter. With her remarkable track record in Talent Acquisition and passion for empowering individuals to excel in their careers, Stacey is a highly skilled professional committed to driving organizational success and fostering personal growth.
Chrissy EbinHead of Operations of Core
Experienced Chief Operations Officer with strong business development skills, responsible for the overall efficiency of the business by driving continuous improvements throughout the company, maintaining and executing processes and ensuring that targets are met. Chrissy is responsible for people, processes and key projects and getting them implemented in record time while maintaining quality and a tempered approach throughout the completion of these projects.