Team

At Synergy Staffing, we understand what it means to love what you do. Each member of our team is genuinely passionate about connecting individuals with incredible opportunities. With Synergy, you’ll gain a partner to help you on your career path. Your recruiter will help you find the right career opportunity and get the most out of your employment search. When you’re happy and your new employer is happy, your recruiter will be happy. We invite you to get to know a little bit about them.

Frank Civitate, Founder & President

Frank has over 25 years of recruiting and placement experience. He has worked in many capacities throughout the staffing industry, including Recruiter, Recruiting Manager, Account Manager, Sales Team Manager, Branch/Division Manager and now Founder/President.

In 2006, Frank decided to pursue his dream of becoming a business owner. He has never had a more enjoyable and challenging experience.  The success of Synergy can be directly attributed to a number of factors, including Frank’s work ethic, honesty, passion, and desire to help both the customer and the candidate.  He realized from the very beginning that those relationships would be the most important and rewarding aspects of his career.

Frank holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.  When he’s away from work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, exercising, and being his kids’ biggest fan when they’re participating in sports. His continued goals are not only to be a great person to work with and for, but to be a great husband, father, and friend.

 

Ed Lewis, Vice President & CFO

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Ed has more than 22 years of experience in financial planning and tax preparation, where he helped individuals and businesses to achieve their goals through expert advice. His experience includes owning several small businesses, working for the IRS, and working in the insurance sector.  Ed helped to finance the beginning stages of Synergy Staffing Inc. and is a member of the ownership team. He holds a BS in Business Administration with an Accounting major from Duquesne University.  Beyond work, Ed enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.  He enjoys working out, skiing, and being part of his kids’ outside activities.

 

Eric Walker, Sr. Account Manager

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Eric has over 20 years of professional staffing experience.  He has worked with key decision makers, such as CIO’s, Presidents, HR Managers, and CFO’s, to name a few.  He excels at developing new accounts in a competitive sales market by cold calling and establishing relationships with upper-level management and key decision-makers. Eric is responsible for presenting Synergy as the go-to solution for Pittsburgh companies that need to fill contract, contract-to-hire, and direct positions. He also keeps the stream of qualified positions fresh and helps the recruiting team to prioritize each day.

Eric is a 1996 graduate of Bethany College who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three boys. He also enjoys being involved in his kids’ sporting activities.

 

Chris LaCamera, Sr. Account Manager

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Chris excels in the role of Sr. Account Manager with Synergy Staffing.  He joined the Synergy team in January 2009.

Chris has more than 19 years of experience in the recruiting and placement industry, mainly concentrated in the Information Technology sector.  With Synergy, Chris provides staffing solutions for clients in diverse industries, including Banking/Finance, Education, Health Care, Software, Client Services, Engineering, Supply Chain, Government, Manufacturing, IT & Managed Services, and Technology start-ups.

Prior to his tenure with Synergy, Chris was employed as a Client/Account Manager by two recruiting firms in the Pittsburgh area, where he was responsible for executive recruitment and client development across a similar industry spectrum.  His background prior to IT recruiting was concentrated in Sales.

A Pittsburgh native, Chris earned his B.A. in Communications and Rhetoric from the University of Pittsburgh. He also attended West Virginia University and the Columbia School of Broadcasting.  Outside of work, Chris can be found with his wife and family in the southwest Pittsburgh suburbs, where he enjoys making wine, discovering new restaurants, swimming laps, playing chauffer for his kids, and coaching youth hockey and recreational baseball teams.

 

Bobby Campbell, Account Manager

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Bobby joined Synergy Staffing in the spring of 2006.  He lead the IT recruiting efforts at Synergy Staffing for the last eight years and was instrumental in the growth and the positive brand awareness the company has experienced. In April 2014, he transitioned full time into Account Management to continue to develop new client relationships. Bobby’s success was rewarded when he was offered minority ownership, solidifying his future with the company.

Bobby has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Duquesne University and maintains a steady presence at many Pittsburgh Technology Council events. Outside of work, Bobby enjoys being an uncle, skiing, fitness, ATV riding, and working on home projects. In the fall, you will most likely find Bobby with his bow chasing trophy whitetails and other big game species in various parts of the country.

 

Ryan Colditz, Sr. Recruiter

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With 10+ years recruiting experience ranging from Information Technology to light industrial, Ryan brings a diverse recruiting background to Synergy Staffing.  Ryan tries to separate himself from the competition with a very personal approach to the employment-seeking process. His approach allows him to have a long-standing relationship with anyone he works with.

Ryan loves his job and enjoys working at Synergy.  When he’s not working, Ryan enjoys working out, playing tennis and basketball, shopping, and volunteering for local Humane Societies.

 

Justin Benson, Sr. Recruiter

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As an Information Technology Recruiter at Synergy Staffing, Justin is responsible for sourcing and qualifying candidates based on position requirements. Justin joined Synergy Staffing after attending Washington and Jefferson College, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology.

Justin was a four-year starter for the Washington & Jefferson Baseball team and served as team captain during his senior season.  His passion for sports has provided him the opportunity to coach both high-school and summer collegiate baseball programs. Justin is also a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.  His interests continue to be athletics, information technology, meeting new people, and continuing to grow as a professional in the Pittsburgh community.

Justin also offers mentoring services to W&J students who seek career advice and general guidance.

Mike Kozikoski, Recruiter

Mike Kozikoski brings 5+ years experience and passion working in the recruiting field to Synergy Staffing. Mike graduated from Waynesburg University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

After growing up in Peters Township, Mike made a change and accepted a position in Michigan.  Two years later, he would accept a position back home and continue his successful career in the recruiting field.

Mike is a huge Steelers fan and an athlete. He played collegiate football and golf at Waynesburg. You can see him on the links around Pittsburgh on weekends, continuing his golf career. With his booming voice and exciting personality, he fits in perfectly at Synergy Staffing.

Lindsay Sembrat, Recruiter

Lindsay joined Synergy Staffing Inc. in 2011.  She has been successful in many roles throughout the organization.  She considers herself a real “people person” and her goal is to build lasting, professional relationships with each candidate she represents.  She understands that a true match between candidate and career is made when a person finds a great working environment, being professionally challenged by co-workers and supervisors, utilizing cutting-edge technology.

When Lindsay is not working, you can probably find her with her daughter, Kalli, running from Cheer practice to football games! She enjoys the outdoors, camping, and is a huge advocate for Bully Breeds. Her dream is to one day open her own Pitbull rescue.

Dante Odorisio, Recruiter

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As an Information Technology Recruiter with Synergy, Dante seeks to build lasting and successful relationships with candidates. He strives to work with candidates across the IT and business spectrum and aims to find them ideal employment opportunities, where their individual styles and talents are fostered.

Dante is a proud alumnus of Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School and the University of Pittsburgh, where he graduated in 2013. He is an avid martial artist, is an experienced ESL professional and volunteer, and is an advanced Russian language speaker.

 

Katie Lucas, Recruiter

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Katie Lucas joined the Synergy team as an IT Recruiter in May 2016 after her graduation from Saint Vincent College. She obtained a B.S. degree in Business Management along with a Marketing minor, with a focus in Human Resources. Katie plans on bringing her competitive, hard-working nature from the SVC volleyball court to her role as an IT Recruiter with Synergy. She hopes to build meaningful, professional relationships with the candidates she works with through her listening skills.

When not in the office, Katie enjoys spending her time being active-whether that be at the gym, going on runs or just being outside! Katie also loves anything involving sports, especially Pittsburgh teams. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially at the beach on vacation.

Michael Feinberg, Recruiter

Michael Feinberg joined Synergy Staffing in January 2018 as an Information Technology Recruiter. He is a true professional with his ability to source and screen top talent while building long lasting relationships with his candidates.

Michael graduated from Robert Morris University, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He also received his Master’s Degree in Employment and Labor Relations from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Outside of the office, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife, cooking delicious meals, running a Spartan Race, or at the gym.

Jack Dobronz, Sr. Recruiter

Jack joined Synergy Staffing as an IT Recruiter in 2018 with over 8 years of recruiting experience. He has recruited in IT, Engineering and Manufacturing. Jack graduated from Edinboro University in 1999 with a BA in Communication. He’s held various roles throughout his career, in sales and management but found his passion and success in recruiting.

A Pittsburgh native, Jack lived in South Florida for 5 years before returning to his hometown where he lives with his wife and two children. He enjoys all Pittsburgh sports teams, but his favorite athletes are his son Jack and daughter Abigail. Jack spends his free time at his children’s activities, especially as his role as a soccer coach.

 

Ryan Mains, Recruiter

Ryan Mains joined Synergy Staffing in August 2018 as an IT Recruiter. Ryan looks to bring his non-stop competitive attitude from his soccer playing days to his role with Synergy. Ryan graduated from West Virginia University, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with an area of emphasis in Human Resource Management.

Outside of the office, you can find Ryan at a local deck hockey rink playing some hockey or find him on a soccer field throughout the city. Ryan is also a college soccer referee who refs all three divisions in the surrounding areas of Pittsburgh and West Virginia. On his days off from all the activities he enjoys working out, going for a run, and hanging out with friends.