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Staff Bios

Meet Our Team

 

Carolyn Gala

Carolyn Gala, CPC

Owner

Carolyn started in the staffing industry nearly 30 years ago, as an employee with Key Resource Group. Within two years, she was managing the direct hire division and had founded and managed a legal placement division that is still, to this day, WNY’s premier legal staffing service. Within 15 years she became a Partner with KRG, and in 2006 became the sole owner of Key Resource Group.

Ann Cardena

Ann Cardena

President

acardena@krgstaffing.com

As one of the leading search experts in Western New York, Ann has built a reputation for her valuable insight on recruiting strategies and providing white glove service to both clients and candidates.  Ann Is an 8 year veteran of the staffing and recruiting industry, and joined KRG in 2012.  Since then, Ann has been an integral part of the Legal division, while also developing and expanding other niche markets for the company.  She has extensive experience in sales, marketing and business development.  Prior to joining KRG, Ann worked in the travel industry for 25 years.  She was employed by several Fortune 500 companies, and ran a successful business for 12 years.  Ann is involved in every aspect of the business at KRG.

Ann believes that investing in employees is the key to continued growth and success for everyone involved.  She is passionate about helping others succeed in their professional careers and is very big on a “hands-on” approach.

In her free time, Ann enjoys cooking, gardening and travel.  She is a wine aficionados and loves history.  If she weren’t recruiting, Ann would love to be running an estate winery.

Contact Ann at: acardena@krgstaffing.com

Adrienne Faso

Adrienne Faso

Vice President of Operations

afaso@krgstaffing.com

After studying history and a career in HR and Staffing, Adrienne discovered her passion was…..accounting. A success story in changing careers, Adrienne has been with KRG for over 8 years and leads the Finance team in the delivery of reporting, budgeting, payroll, insurance management, organizational strategy and human resources functions.

When not knee deep in spreadsheets you can find Adrienne on the fields, courts and ice rinks of Western New York with her two young boys, Eli and Bennett. She and her husband, Matt, make their home in the city’s Elmwood Village where they love the dynamic and walkable neighborhood. Adrienne is the most outgoing and generous person we know and is known to pop into an interview just to say hello!

Contact Adrienne at: afaso@krgstaffing.com

Meghan Provenzano

Meghan Provenzano

Resource Coordinator

mprovenzano@krgstaffing.com

Meghan graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Buffalo State College. A few years later she earned a Master’s certificate in Professional Writing and Digital Communication from the University at Buffalo.

Before she was hired as our Resource Coordinator, Meghan had been using KRG’s services to find a job. When an opening arose to join our team, Meghan jumped at the opportunity! From posting job updates to providing administrative support to our recruiters, Meghan is always ready to assist wherever she can.

In her free time, Meghan can be found with a book in her hand. She also enjoys walking around her North Buffalo neighborhood and trying out new spots in the city’s ever-growing restaurant scene.

Contact Meghan at: mprovenzano@krgstaffing.com

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Blair Budzinski

Recruiter

bbudzinski@krgstaffing.com

Blair graduated from St. John Fisher College with a Bachelor’s Degree in HR Management. Prior to joining Key Resource Group, Blair gained years of experience working in different parts of the HR world, from benefits to employee relations. Blair discovered that her true passion was talent acquisition and we were thrilled when she joined our team! Blair’s goal is to help candidates find a great place to call home, where they can develop their skills even more!

Outside of work, Blair is a true travel lover! She spent a semester abroad in Rome, Italy and was lucky enough to spend 2 weeks in Ireland during a recent vacation. Blair is always looking for new adventures and places to walk her Australian Shepard, Blu. You can catch Blair at almost every Buffalo Bills home game. If you see her, make sure to yell “Go Bills!”

Contact Blair Budzinski at: bbudzinski@krgstaffing.com

Maria Cardena

Maria Cardena

Recruiting Assistant

Maria graduated from Monroe Community College with an Associates Degree in Theatre Arts. She held several lead roles in various performances during her time at the college, gaining hands-on experience onstage to include musicals, comedies, dramas and children’s theatre.

Maria also worked in retail and customer service throughout high school and during college. She’s a born “people-person” and always leaves a lasting impression on those she connects with. She loves to meet people and enjoys learning about their backgrounds and career goals.

An avid Disney fan, you will find Maria visiting one of their parks several times a year. She loves to travel and check out the current events happening in our local community.

Andrea Livsey

Andrea Livsey

Staff Accountant

With over 30 years’ experience, Andrea is an integral part of our Accounting Team. As a dedicated and detail-oriented professional, she is always ensuring the accuracy and transparency of our accounting needs. When she isn’t reviewing reports, Andrea makes the most of her time with her family. She resides in the Southtowns with her husband and three daughters. Always smiling, Andrea brings a bit of sunshine with her wherever she goes!