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Staff Bios

Meet Our Team


Carolyn Gala

Carolyn Gala, CPC


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


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.

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Adrienne Faso

Adrienne Faso

Vice President of Operations

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!

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Jessica Chislett

Jessica Chislett

Marketing Manager

Before we hired Jessica, she was using the services of KRG to find a job. We loved her so much that we knew we needed to make a spot for her on our team! After 2 years of being our Resource Coordinator, Jessica now handles our marketing and helps out wherever needed.

Jessica earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design from Buffalo State College and uses her creative talents to benefit KRG in any way possible. She was born and raised here in Buffalo and loves seeing WNY thrive! Outside of work, you can find Jessica getting her butt kicked at spin class or out to dinner with friends, all while anxiously awaiting football season (Go Bills).

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Hayley Colosimo

Hayley Colosimo


Hayley graduated from the University at Buffalo with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Since graduating from college, Hayley has gained extensive experience in both sales and recruiting. She quickly became very passionate about recruiting and has the goal of providing exceptional service to both KRG’s candidates and clients. She is looking forward to expanding her recruiting experience at KRG.

Hayley is a lifelong resident of Buffalo. When she is not at the office, she enjoys spending time with friends and family. She also takes every opportunity to explore all of the exciting amenities that WNY has to offer. Hayley is a Bills fan and you will find her cheering on our beloved Buffalo Bills in the fall.

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Brittany Rydza

Brittany Rydza

Recruiting Assistant

Brittany graduated from Trocaire College with her Associates Degree in Human Resources. She then transferred to Daemen College where she received her Bachelor’s in Business Management.

After completing multiple internships in the Buffalo area, she caught the recruiting bug and realized that her talents would be well-utilized in the staffing industry. She is very excited to put her education and experience to work for KRG’s clients and candidates.

When Brittany is out of the office, you can find her enjoying the outdoors. She loves to camp, hike and travel. She also loves to spend most of her time hanging out with her puppy, Mabel.

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Alicia Vilnyanskiy

Alicia Vilnyanskiy

Administrative Support

Around the office, Alicia makes sure our recruiters always have what they need to best assist our clients.

Originally from Brooklyn, Alicia moved to Buffalo in 2017 to pursue her Doctor of Audiology and MBA degrees. When she’s not hitting the books or working, she’s traveling, trying a new restaurant, or hanging with friends. Alicia enjoys being a part of the warm and friendly work family at KRG!

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