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About Us

ConnectPoint Search Group is all about real people. Real people at real jobs, working to support real families. We never lose sight of that.

As the most successful locally-owned firm of our kind in the Sacramento region, we specialize in finding meaningful work in accounting, finance, IT, human resources, marketing, administration, and more, at the executive, professional, and technical levels. In fact, we’re so good at it, we guarantee our results to the employers we serve. That demonstrates our commitment to finding a position you’ll love and is the right fit for both you and the employer.

When you work with ConnectPoint Search Group, you’re treated like the unique individual you are. You get your own dedicated Connector who’s your single point of contact and confidant for all things career-related. Your Connector is more than your career advocate; he or she is your inside source for what is going on in the market, what the best employers want and need, and what they’re willing to pay. You’ll get the coaching you need to ensure that you’ve got the best resume, are best prepared for that interview, and can even handle a resignation or counter-offers with professionalism and grace. It’s the exact kind of preparation you need to be confident—and the exact kind of confidence that employers are looking for.

We can help you find full-time, part-time, and contract work. We can even help you find work beyond Sacramento. As a member of the American Association of Accounting & Finance Recruiters (AAFA), with offices in 35+ Metropolitan areas and staffed by over 200 specialized Accounting & Finance professional recruiters, we offer every Accounting & Finance candidate a National Partner who brings local knowledge to their search. We’re also a Top 50 ranked office of MRINetwork™, with over 600 locations in 35 countries. Chances are we can connect you with the right position anywhere in the country.

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Our Team

We don’t mean to brag—okay, we will—but we have got the smartest, most experienced, and hardest working team you’ll find anywhere, whether you’re a candidate or an employer. We’ve got over 75 years of collective experience. A track record of success that locally-owned firms can’t touch. But more important, we’re nice people. You’ll like working with us. We promise.

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Traci Cetraro

Traci Cetraro President

traci@cpsg.com 916.239.3700 x5488

Traci is a recruiting maven. With a steel-trap memory, inherent curiosity and over eighteen years of experience working with companies and professionals in the Sacramento region, she is a gal to know! And, she owns the place, but you wouldn’t know it – she’s too busy at her desk connecting companies with candidates. You’ll find her on the phone, twirling her hair, making things happen. Oh, and if you hear a bark, that’s Tucker, her little terrier mix rescue dog sitting by her side. She loves that little guy, just like she loves what she does, plain and simple, and it shows

Years recruiting accounting, finance and other back-office professionals in the Sacramento region: 18

To learn more about Traci, her background and what she’s up to, connect with her on LinkedIn.

What Traci would be doing if she weren’t recruiting: Criminal Profiler

Curt Cetraro

Curt Cetraro CEO

curt@cpsg.com 916.239.3700 x5484

A bit tightly wound at times, OK, most of the time, is our fearless leader Curt. He’s actually come a long way over the years, especially since finding Bikram Yoga. The good news is that his ways are well intentioned, driven by his passion for quality, creativity and excellence. After all, it’s his job to run the company. We like to give him a hard time, but we love him. It’s quite apparent that he cares most about our personal success and overall fulfillment in life. Curt is one of the most kindhearted, transparent and generous people you will meet. Curt and Traci have created an amazing family environment here at ConnectPoint where we all feel supported, trusted and respected. Curt and Traci sure have that yin-yang thing going on, and it works!

Years as a CFO/running companies in the Sacramento region: 16

To learn more about Curt, his background and what he’s up to, connect with him on LinkedIn.

The work Curt would do if his wife Traci kicked him out of ConnectPoint: SCUBA Instructor

Amanda Casillas

Amanda Casillas Operations Manager

amanda@cpsg.com 916.239.3700

We placed Amanda as a client and knew at that moment she was special and wished we had kept her for ourselves! A few years later, as ConnectPoint good fortune would have it, the owner of that company called to let us know that they had sold their firm, were retiring and asked if we could help Amanda. Yes indeed we said, and out went an offer to have her join our team. Lucky us! Amanda runs everything ConnectPoint operations – reception, accounting, IT, HR and vendor management – and does so with a pleasantness that is impossible to find. We all love her and could not be happier that she is “taking care of business” for us.

To learn more about Amanda, her background and what she’s up to, connect with her on LinkedIn.

The work Amanda would do if she had to give up running the operations of ConnectPoint: Forensic Investigator

Cortney Andersen

Cortney Andersen Director, Accounting & Finance Practice Group

cortney@cpsg.com 916.239.3700 x5480

Unique in the local-market recruiting profession, Cortney has amazing balance in his mix of client and candidate relationships. He’s a guy you like to have around, a little particular maybe, but we like that –and it’s one of the reasons why our clients love him and why he is so good at what he does. Trustworthy – check, loyal – check, consistent and reliable – check, check. After working with Cortney for several years, it’s safe to say we all think he is an all-around great guy who’s great at what he does.

Years recruiting accounting, finance and other back-office professionals in the Sacramento region: 9

To learn more about Cortney, his background and what he’s up to, connect with him on LinkedIn.

What Cortney would be doing if he weren’t recruiting: Engineer

Maria Martinez

Maria Martinez Director, Information Technology Practice Group

maria@cpsg.com 916.239.3700 x5471

Maria is a tiny little thing, but don’t let that fool you – she’s a powerhouse. Sixteen years of information technology recruiting right here in Sacramento and a “taking care of business” style gets her to the top of the stack around here. And that’s where she’s consistently been for the last eight years. She’s focused and intentional, and only takes a break on occasion to shop online for handbags or to check in on her dogs at home via her doggie-cam :). Maria has been with us from day one, kinda like the first-born – a little extra 0special, which she most certainly is.

Years recruiting information technology professionals in the Sacramento region: 16

To learn more about Maria, her background and what she’s up to, connect with her on LinkedIn.

What Maria would be doing if she weren’t recruiting: Art dealer with a little professional matchmaking on the side

Tom Hoffart

Tom Hoffart Search Consultant

tom@cpsg.com 916-239-3700 x5477

Tom is an active Certified Public Accountant, and comes to us with almost 8 years of public accounting experience. His extensive background in accounting allows him to relate to both candidates and clients.

Years as an accounting professional in the Sacramento region: 8

To learn more about Tom, his background and what he’s up to, connect with him on LinkedIn.

What Tom would be doing if he weren’t recruiting: Farmer

Karen Marsh-Beedy

Karen Marsh-Beedy Business Development Manager

karen@cpsg.com 916-239-3700 x5476

Karen brings with her over 10 years of experience in the staffing industry as a successful Business Development Manager. Her primary focus has been to consult with local companies in the Sacramento and surrounding areas and assist in the growth and development of their accounting and finance staff. Karen has tenacity, and follow through, and as a result became a leader in the industry.

Years recruiting accounting, finance and other back-office professionals in the Sacramento region: 10

To learn more about Karen, her background and what she’s up to, connect with her on LinkedIn.

What Karen would be doing if he weren’t recruiting: Creating stained glass masterpieces from her ocean cottage

Nadica Kraljevich-Dunkhase

Nadica Kraljevich-Dunkhase VP, Contract Staffing Practice Group

nadica@cpsg.com 916-239-3700 x5485

It has been amazing how good karma and good fortune have shined upon CPSG.  Case in point: connecting with Nadica, a deeply successful staffing professional in the Sacramento market who heard good things about us and thought she would give us a call.  Fate brought us together and we instantly found a synergistic connection.  In fact, mutual clients wanted us to be on the same team! We could not be more thrilled.  Nadica, pronounced “Na-dē-sa,” or Nadia as many call her, is spearheading the reengineering of our Contract Staffing Practice Group.  While we’ve always provided temp and temp to hire services, Nadica has big plans to take our client and candidate services to the next level.  She’ll be leveraging over 20 successful years of staffing experience in the Sacramento/NorCal market building and leading “Best in the Business” teams.  She’s a passionate one, for sure, and as a result is positively inspiring. Personally, Nadica finds great joy in in helping people exceed their own personal or professional expectations.

To learn more about Nadica, her background and what she’s up to, connect with her on LinkedIn.

What Nadica would be doing if she weren’t recruiting she’d be working with a non-profit educating folks on professionalism in the workplace, or motivational speaker, or a dance choreographer.

Danica Edgar

Danica Edgar Staffing Consultant

danica@cpsg.com 916-239-3700 x5468

Our newest addition to our contract staffing team, Danica is positive and easy-going with a passion and commitment to helping others.  She returns to recruiting in the Sacramento area after spending some time off running after her family.   With a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and over 10 years Contract Accounting and Finance staffing, she is ready to be a valuable resource to candidates and clients.

Years recruiting accounting, finance and other back-office professionals in the Sacramento region: 10

To learn more about Danica, her background and what she’s up to, connect with her on LinkedIn.

What Danica would be doing if she weren’t recruiting: running a daycare.

Victoria Tri

Victoria Tri Front Desk Coordinator

victoria@cpsg.com 916-239-3700 x5466

Victoria is a Jane of all trades with experience ranging from event planning, to executive administration, to marketing and sales. We first met Victoria when sending her out on assignment with a client. We received such positive feedback we decided that we wanted her for ourselves.  Chances are Victoria will answer the phone when you call, so make sure to say “Hi.”

To learn more about Victoria, her background and what she’s up to, connect with her on LinkedIn.

What Victoria would be doing if she had to give up running the front office at ConnectPoint: Stay at home dog mom

Bailey MacAdam

Bailey MacAdam Search Consultant

bailey@CPSG.com P: (916) 800-5473 | F: (916) 239-3708

Bailey started her professional career with ConnectPoint Search Group working in administration. She stepped away for a few years to pursue other dreams and when we found her again, she was recruiting for another firm. We knew she was the missing link our contract team needed and quickly brought her on as one of our contract staffing Accounting and Finance recruiters. Bailey’s high energy and out-going personality combined with her drive to succeed and dominate the market make her unstoppable.

To  learn more about Bailey, her background and what she’s up to, connect with her on LinkedIn.

What Bailey would be doing If she wasn’t recruiting: Public Relations in the entertainment industry

Damian Patterson

Damian Patterson IT Search Consultant

damian@cpsg.com P: (916) 239-3700 | F: (916) 239-3708

Damian is a dynamic communicator and has forged lasting relationships throughout his professional career. Before ConnectPoint, Damian worked in education for 8 years where he served as Director of Admissions. Although soft spoken with a laid back demeanor, Damian thrives on competition and wont stop until the job is done to his standards. He carries that same mindset with all his clients and candidates; making sure to provide nothing but the best to both. His background in admissions was the perfect segue to his new role of connecting IT candidates to technology clients.

To learn more about Damian, his background and what he’s up to, connect with him on LinkedIn.

What Damian would be doing if he weren’t recruiting: NBA General Manager

Tucker

Tucker Office Security Dog

Hi, I’m Tucker. I work here with my mom Traci and the recruiters in the bullpen. They call me Tuck-Tuck. If you hear barking in the background – that’s me. As the “office dog”, I am pretty important around here. I mostly keep my mom company and hang out with all my work friends. I make them smile and they give me treats! I sure love working here and I love the team too.

Traci Cetraro Traci CetraroPresident
Curt Cetraro Curt CetraroCEO
Amanda Casillas Amanda CasillasOperations Manager
Cortney Andersen Cortney AndersenDirector, Accounting & Finance Practice Group
Maria Martinez Maria MartinezDirector, Information Technology Practice Group
Tom Hoffart Tom HoffartSearch Consultant
Karen Marsh-Beedy Karen Marsh-BeedyBusiness Development Manager
Nadica Kraljevich-Dunkhase Nadica Kraljevich-DunkhaseVP, Contract Staffing Practice Group
Danica Edgar Danica EdgarStaffing Consultant
Victoria Tri Victoria TriFront Desk Coordinator
Bailey MacAdam Bailey MacAdamSearch Consultant
Damian Patterson Damian PattersonIT Search Consultant
Tucker TuckerOffice Security Dog
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Join Our Team

Love. It’s a big thing at ConnectPoint Search Group. All of us love our jobs. We love this community. We love helping people and businesses. And, in a family-like way, we love each other. As you might’ve guessed, this is a great place to work. It’s a place where you’ll find the environment, training, tools, amenities, trust, and autonomy you need to succeed like nowhere else, along with best-in-class pay and opportunities for growth as a recruiting professional. It’s a place where you won’t find micro-management, quotas, or anything less than unqualified support and honesty. If you have the desire, the work ethic, and the winning team spirit that fit our culture, we would love to meet with you. We’re currently looking for outstanding individuals to join our family and play these important roles:

  • IT Full Desk Search Consultant
  • IT Recruiter
  • Contract Staffing Practice Group Leader
  • Contract Staffing Account Executives
  • Accounting & Finance Full Desk Search Consultant

Interested? Qualified? Hungry? We’d like to hear from you. Contact us right now to set up a confidential meeting.

Testimonials

Good Morning Curt – A note of thanks to you and your team for the wonderful reception I received last Thursday when I visited your office. I appreciate the time and attention each of you provided to me and I was especially impressed by the overall willingness to assist someone you just met! It’s easy to see why your company is doing so well in today’s challenging employment market. I have already shared my experience with other professionals and will continue to do so at every opportunity. You’ve got a great team, which is the core of every great company.

Executive Level Candidate

ConnectPoint Search Group played an integral part in my placement as a Business Systems Analyst. In this unique function within IT, Maria Martinez took the time to learn my career goals and objectives. With that knowledge, she was able to place me in an appropriate environment which was comparable to my skills and experience. Thanks to Maria and CPSG – I am much happier in my career.

Business Systems Analyst III, Communications

The people at ConnectPoint Search Group are the best. When I was searching for my first job out of public accounting and later when my company was sold the people at ConnectPoint Search Group were there. They took the time to get to know me and what was important to me. Each time, they only sent me on one interview and I landed that perfect job each time. Not only do they take the time to know the candidate, they also take the time to know the Company and what they are looking for. Other recruiters don’t do that. When I spoke to other recruiters they didn’t seem to care about what I was looking for, they wanted to send me on interviews for positions that I didn’t want. I have worked with the people at ConnectPoint Search Group for 4 years on both sides of the job search and can say that they have the highest integrity and honesty and are committed to matching the right candidate with the right job.

CPA/Financial Reporting Manager, Communications

Maria is among the very best I’ve worked with 20+ years of contracting and consulting – east coast and west. It is rare to find such a straight-forward and honest person with such amazing attention to detail and uncommon follow-through. Thanks a bunch Maria. You listened, you didn’t waste my time, and you delivered. You’re the best!

Web Applications Developer, High Tech Firm

Thank you so much for your hard work on my behalf. You’re much like a match maker using skill, experience and intuition to match employers with job seekers like myself. While I’ve been here only a short time I am happy to say this is a win-win situation. You found an opportunity where the people are wonderful, position challenging and benefits better than most. Continue to encourage people to step outside their comfort zone as you did with me and to take a chance. I am so glad I did.

Accountant, Financial Services

I would love to [provide a testimonial]. Let me think about the reasons you stand out in a crowd.

  • You stayed in touch regularly, whether you had something or not.
  • You matched my qualifications with the position rather than just shoving me into the first place you could find.
  • You didn’t waste my time with measly salaries.
  • You found me a position within walking distance to my new home.
  • You were DISCREET!!! You were very careful not to place my existing job in jeopardy.
  • You were totally professional and you treated me as one.

I have to tell you, not all recruiters are like you. Not all recruiters are discreet, not all recruiters return phone calls. You really do stand out in a crowd.

Accountant, Automotive

Dear ConnectPoint. I recently moved here from out of state. I came to your group looking for a new position. Your staff, specifically Maria was amazing. Not only did she connect me with multiple companies that wanted my services, but followed up with me, asking how I liked working with the companies I contracted with. Her follow-up is amazing, and I felt like I was in the loop for the entire process. Thank you, ConnectPoint, and Maria. I love my new full-time position. I couldn’t have gotten it without you.

C# WinForms/ASP.Net Developer, Service Industry

I wanted to first thank your staff for taking the time to meet with me on Friday. I was very excited and quite pleased with the reception I received at ConnectPoint Search Group. The atmosphere was welcoming, relaxed and quite professional, in all aspects. I can’t tell you how important that is to someone who is seeking employment or is interested in advancement opportunities in their career. I would like to say that my impression of ConnectPoint is that the personal attention and the quality of the customer or client relations far exceeds those of other recruiting agencies that I have dealt with. Thank you again for your help and I look forward to working with Connect Point Search Group. Have a great day!

Accountant, Manufacturing

I really enjoy working with you and the client you placed me at on contract. Temporary or permanent, this is one of the most pleasant working experiences I’ve ever had. In my experience, “Staffing Agencies” seem to always take a lot of time, travel & testing. THEN, you still need to interview for each position with the various “clients”. At times, it has felt like a lot of “extra” work. ConnectPoint is quite a refreshing alternative to the standard “Temporary/ Staffing Agency”. I’m very impressed, pleased to be a part of & am excited to recommend your company to anyone seeking a truly exceptional, professional & rewarding career, working for an agency such as yours.

Accountant

I would like to say that out of the many job employment ads, ConnectPoint Search Group was very professional and is the reason I applied for the position.

Accounting Clerk

I am very impressed with ConnectPoint Search Group. Their professionalism and work ethic, combined with their personal care, makes all the difference in a competitive job market and at a time when I really needed the help. The overall quality and support Cortney and his associates have given me has instilled a genuine respect and definite appreciation, especially in contrast to my experience with some other local staffing agencies. Furthermore, Cortney’s ability to ascertain my skills and career goals matched me with my dream job working as a Financial Assistant with an outstanding company. Thank you ConnectPoint!

Financial Assistant, Consulting Firm

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