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.
DezziSr. Recruiter & Career Coach Expert
With over 10 years experience as a full life cycle recruiter who has handled talent acquisition for companies ranging from early-stage tech startups to Fortune 500’s, and has worked with industries ranging from mortgage and real estate to fintech, augmented reality, Software As A Service to entertainment. Her hands-on style of prepping her own candidates through the interview process, thus enabling them to land the right roles sooner than their competition, was what led her to becoming a career coach. She brings a unique perspective to her role as a career coach, given that her being a full life cycle recruiter means that, just like her own career coaching clients, she still has to constantly and actively reach out to companies to tap the hidden job market. In addition, she not only has reviewed thousands of resumes and Linkedin profiles, interviewed hundreds of candidates, but has also designed, executed and implemented hiring plans for companies. From coming up with candidate personas to writing the job postings and interview scorecards to shortlisting applicants, handling screenings and salary negotiations, she coaches by drawing back the insider curtain that the average job hunter doesn’t get an opportunity to see past.
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>
Amanda HernandezExecutive Assistant
Amanda Hernandez is a meticulous, task-driven Executive Assistant with over 15 years of administration experience managing client-centric office operations. She is very collaborative and is motivated by helping a team achieve its goals of excellent customer service. Having held positions in various industries, Amanda tailor's her skills to meet the needs of multiple clients. She can interact directly with potential and existing clients and has increased customer satisfaction ratings at numerous companies.
Sarah KingRegional Sales Manager
With over 6 years of Healthcare Revenue & Premier Health Plan Management, Sarah joins the team with transferrable skills including organizational time management and positive customer-orientated driven skills. Being a previous dual-sport Women's Athlete in College, she is passionate about helping others, being a team player, and making those long-lasting connections both internally and externally!
Allison SimoneResume and LinkedIn Writer
I am Allison Simone, and I started my journey into the field of career consulting 5+ years ago as a freelancer. Over the last 3 years, I have grown my expertise and experience in multiple industries from Customer Service, Health and Medical, Tech and more. From taking resume writing courses to working with over 200+ clients and companies my experience has helped me position myself within various industries and truly understand what employers and recruiters are looking for in a candidate. I am a five-star rated writer because I take every step possible to ensure jobseekers have a professional and outstanding resume that will showcase their accomplishments in ways employers cannot pass up. I have studied keywords, optimization, and industry-relevant content to ensure every document is equipped with the necessary factors to land your dream career. My passion is helping jobseekers achieve ultimate career growth and successfully highlighting their years of accomplishments through achievement-based writing for them to land positions they not only want but deserve.
Melissa WinfreeCareer Coach
Melissa is a results-driven recruiter with high energy and a passion for sourcing and recruiting top talent. She is passionate about helping clients meet their career goals. As your Career Coach, Melissa will help you tap into your full potential, find direction and accomplish your goals. She takes pride in providing the best candidate experience ever. With over 10 years of being a successful advisor and collaborator, she has managed and met the needs and objectives of her clients. Some of her core competencies include: <ul> <li>Motivational Interviewing</li> <li>Career Counselling</li> <li>Diversity & Inclusion</li> <li>Strategy Development & Implementation</li> </ul> Melissa is keen on providing premium service enabling each client to identify and reach their goals.