ConnectPoint Search Group is your inside connection to the best qualified accounting, finance, IT, human resources, marketing, and administration professionals (and more) in Sacramento. That’s because we’ve placed more people in more businesses here than any locally-owned firm of our kind.
Our success speaks for itself. In the last two years alone, more than 70 percent of the professionals we presented to companies were selected for interviews. More than a third turned into hires, which is well above industry average. Those are the kinds of results you deserve—and we’re happy to deliver—whether you need a full-time employee, part-time assistance, surge support to complete a project, or a temp to fill a vacancy.
We also offer cost-efficient “unbundled” recruitment and consulting services to help your company establish or maximize the effectiveness of your own internal recruiting systems and processes. It’s a combination of flexibility and power you won’t find anywhere else.
Our knowledge of the talent pool in Sacramento is matched only by our industry expertise, long-term relationships we build with companies and candidates alike, and proprietary ConnectPoint Recruitment approach.
As a leading member of MRINetwork™, one of the world’s largest and most successful recruiting organizations, with over 600 offices in 35 countries, we can support your organization, no matter how it’s distributed across the globe.
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 120 years of collective experience in the executive search, staffing and recruiting industries. A track record of success that locally-owned Sacramento firms can’t touch. But more important, we’re nice people. You’ll like working with us. We promise.
Traci Cetraro Presidenttraci@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 CEOcurt@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 Operations Manageramanda@cpsg.com 916.239.3700 x5465
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
Maria Martinez VP Information Technology Practice Groupmaria@cpsg.com 916.239.3700
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
Karen Marsh-Beedy Staffing Business Development Managerkaren@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.
Nadica Kraljevich-Dunkhase VP, Contract Staffing Practice Groupnadica@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 Staffing Consultantdanica@cpsg.com 916.239.3700 x5468
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.
Melody Andaya Accounting & Finance Sr. Search Consultantmelody@cpsg.com 916-239-3700
Tyler Privette Accounting & Finance Search Consultanttyler@cpsg.com 916.239.3700 x5475
Chris Truax Information Technology Recruiterchris@cpsg.com 916-239-3700 x5469
Alisha Smith Staffing Consultantalisha@cpsg.com 916-239-3700 x5473
Kyle Robinson Information Technology Sr. Search Consultantkyle@cpsg.com 916-239-3700 x5480
Staci Heidensen Recruiter Support Associatestaci@cpsg.com 916.239.3700 x5478
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.
Amanda CasillasOperations Manager
Maria MartinezVP Information Technology Practice Group
Karen Marsh-BeedyStaffing Business Development Manager
Nadica Kraljevich-DunkhaseVP, Contract Staffing Practice Group
Danica EdgarStaffing Consultant
Melody AndayaAccounting & Finance Sr. Search Consultant
Tyler PrivetteAccounting & Finance Search Consultant
Chris TruaxInformation Technology Recruiter
Alisha SmithStaffing Consultant
Kyle RobinsonInformation Technology Sr. Search Consultant
Staci HeidensenRecruiter Support Associate
TuckerOffice Security Dog
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.
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