Our 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 & CEO

Frank has 30 years of recruiting and staffing experience, and has worked in a variety of positions throughout the recruiting industry. Those positions include: Recruiter, Sr. Recruiter, Recruiting Manager, Account Manager, Sales Manager, Trainer, Division Manager, and Branch Manager.

He founded Synergy Staffing in 2006, and Synergy is now recognized as one of the most respected and successful recruiting firms in southwestern PA. Treating people with care, integrity, honesty, and transparency has always been part of Synergy’s fabric and what Frank values most.

The relationships he shares with employees, candidates, and client companies are the most important and rewarding of his career. Frank holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Slippery Rock University and is a member of the Entrepreneurial Fellows Class through the University of Pittsburgh. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children, as well as exercising. He’s always striving to be the best husband, father, friend, colleague, and leader that he can be.


Ed Lewis, Vice President & CFO

Ed has more than 30 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

Eric joined Synergy Staffing in August of 2008, and has over 25 years of professional staffing, sales, full-desk recruiting experience. He works with key decision makers, such as CIO’s, CFO’s, Presidents, IT Managers, HR Managers, etc. Eric excels at developing new accounts in a competitive sales market by cold calling and attending network functions.  He also maintains existing client relationships with upper management and key decision makers. Eric is responsible for presenting Synergy’s staffing services to clients, which include: contract, temporary-to-hire, and permanent 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 sons. In addition to family time, Eric enjoys watching movies, cycling, and being active.


Bobby Campbell, Sr. Account Manager

Bobby joined Synergy Staffing in the spring of 2006.  He lead the IT recruiting efforts at Synergy Staffing for several 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

With 15 years of 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.


Michael Feinberg, Sr. 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 and daughter, cooking delicious meals, running Spartan Races, and going to the gym.


Jack Dobronz, Sr. Recruiter

Jack joined Synergy Staffing as an IT Recruiter in 2018 with over 8 years of recruiting experience at the time. 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.


Mike Kozikoski, Recruiter

Mike Kozikoski brings several 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.


Savannah Newkirk, Recruiter

Savannah is a second-generation IT Recruiter. She loves working with passionate clients and connecting with seasoned candidates to help create opportunities for growth. She loves the Microsoft tech stack, Architects, Project Managers, and Business Analysts just to name a few.

She graduated from USC Upstate with a degree in English. Go humanities majors!

In her free time, Savannah likes to read dense prose, work out, hang out with friends, cook new recipes, and explore her neighborhood. She’s also a basketball nerd and historian.


Chris Sciullo, Sr. Recruiter

Chris graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Applied Psychology. He planned on getting into social work, but life ended up navigating him into the world of people operations and recruitment.

Chris has over 15 years of experience in recruitment, HR operations and technical talent sourcing. He brings a mix of corporate HR and recruitment experience from his 10 year tenure from UPMC; managing an internal contingent labor operation. That experience combines with his 9 years on third party technical recruitment. Chris’s approach with people is one of tact, humility, transparency and competence. He’s been a people oriented person since the day he set foot on the planet.

Outside of work, Chris enjoys world travel, has obsessed with gardening, exercising, art and gaming.  He still possesses almost unbeatable skills in Mario Kart, Goldeneye and Super Smash Brothers.


Jada Balaski, Recruiter

Jada is an IT Recruiter at Synergy Staffing.  She came to us with previous staffing experience.  Jada studied Human Resource Management at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, where, during multiple internships, she fell in love with Recruiting.  After some time away from the industry, Jada felt the need to get back to what she truly enjoyed – she believes there is no better reward then finding the perfect match between job seeker and company.

Outside of work you will find Jada at the closest softball field. She spends her time playing a sport she has loved all her life, managing multiple teams, and spending time with the friends that have become her family. If not at the field, you can probably find her at home with her husband watching the latest Netflix release.


Heather Forney, Recruiter

Heather is a Technical Recruiter on the Synergy Staffing team. She is a Pittsburgh native with a bachelor’s degree in Business from Point Park and a culinary degree from the Culinary Institute of America. 20 years of running restaurants taught her the value of quality customer service and the importance of having the right team to achieve goals. Her dedication to helping clients perfect their careers comes from the belief this will result in their personal fulfillment, happier families, and stronger communities. Heather tries to make every client a lifelong client.

She lives in the north suburbs of Pittsburgh with her husband, daughter and three cats. Her hobbies include going to the swimming pool, listening to music, and cooking for family and friends.


Kate Shimko, Recruiter

Kate is a Recruiter at Synergy Staffing.  She came to us with 7 years of recruiting experience. Having spent 20 years in the personal service industry and in management searching for the right people for her team, she found her passion for matching people with the right person with the right position. Finding that right connection drives Kate to find the very best for her Synergy clients and candidates.

Kate is a Pittsburgh native, and outside of work she is usually running between kids sporting events and spending time with her kids, family and fur babies. She loves traveling and is always happiest on a beach.


Erin Kwiatkowski, Office Manager

Erin is the Office Manager at Synergy Staffing.  She brings 20 years of Administrative experience, as well as several years in Office Management, Bookkeeping, and Customer Service.  Erin manages and oversees the administration and back office duties within the firm.  She also helps to manage accounts payable, receivables, and billing.

Erin graduated from Robert Morris University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

A Pittsburgher her entire life, Erin is a huge Steelers fan.  She is also a fanatic about classic Hollywood movies and TV shows, and professional wrestling!  She is married, has a stepdaughter, and 4 kitties at home.  Erin loves spending time with her family and close friends in her free time.