Founder and President
Jim Sullivan leads the BestExec Recruitment Solutions team, bringing his experience and visionary approach to seeking exceptional talent as the senior-level point of contact. Mr. Sullivan founded BestExec, a division of JCSI, to provide innovative, cost-effective, results-driven solutions for finding executive talent. As a natural evolution from JCSI, the firm he founded in 1999, BestExec embodies the values of integrity, innovation, and collaboration--the hallmark of its parent company--to deliver the best executive for your leadership needs.
Elizabeth Coveney, an experienced executive with world-renowned global firms, brings an intimate understanding of senior-level staffing needs. During her corporate tenure as a managing partner, executive director, and vice president of national accounts, Ms. Coveney's experience spanned several domains, including sales, advertising, marketing, restructuring, technology, and operations. Ms. Coveney’s personal leadership and senior-level hiring experience, coupled with strong communication and management skills, enable her to provide strategic advice for complex, multi-functional roles, as well as uphold Best Exec’s commitment to make your executive staffing needs our highest priority.
Vice President Executive Services
With more than 14 years of experience in project management, Margot Raffenetti provides exceptional professionalism and focus to the executive-search team. She has broad experience managing cross-functional teams and leading large-scale projects. Ms. Raffenetti also has an extensive background in the financial services industry that is coupled with strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills. She brings a sense of urgency to each project, providing a customized approach to your search and developing strategic solutions that best meet your leadership needs.
Executive Assessment Consultant
Nationally known Dave McKeon conducts candidate assessments and provides clients with vital insights to distinguish their best selection from a pool of talented candidates. His expertise with assessment tools and strategies to obtain critical feedback, measure knowledge, identify strengths, and recognize behavioral and communication styles reveals valuable information about each finalist. In addition, Mr. McKeon has collaborated with executives on complex leadership development initiatives for numerous industries, including bio tech/science, business services, IT, investment banking, and pharmaceutical. He holds several certified professional coach designations and has led worldwide, functional and strategic leadership initiatives for high-tech and Fortune 500 manufacturing firms.
Executive Recruitment Consultant
With a background as an entrepreneur and business owner, Nicole Botticelli brings professionalism and a commitment to excellence to each search she manages. That focus enables her to identify and develop strong relationships with top candidates who demonstrate the unique combination of skills and experiences you seek. As a member of the BestExec/JCSI family since 2015, Ms. Botticelli has led searches for many of the firm's most significant clients.
Executive Recruitment Consultant
Jane Baraban has more than 15 years of recruiting consulting experience with a proven track record for finding and attracting top-tier talent nationwide. From local start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, Ms. Barbaran has been instrumental in supporting clients across numerous sectors with particular success in leadership roles. Jane takes pride in understanding your unique culture and providing superior candidates who possess the specific attributes and competencies you require to be successful leaders of your organization.
Account Development Executive
With more than 10 years of experience in sales and marketing, as well as leadership roles in a variety of industries, Kathleen Underhill joined BestExec to accelerate new business growth by identifying key opportunities where BestExec can provide value-added solutions by capitalizing on prior successes. Ms. Underhill's sales and senior leadership experience make her an invaluable resource as you seek a recruitment partner with innovative, strategic, and proven successful tools and processes for finding exceptional talent to drive your business goals.