Our Story


The story of Curate Partners began with five industry veterans who took a step back to move forward. We were tired of working for the “big company” and had a vision to create something special, different and better. We saw that digital transformation, along with technology innovation, was going to disrupt corporate America. We also saw that recruiting companies were not adapting to these changes and had no game plan to recruit the “Purple Squirrels”. Without a plan, organizations are faced with the #1 challenge in business transformation—a talent gap.

In his book, Practically Radical, William C. Taylor suggests that “the best leaders demonstrate a capacity for Vuja de, looking at a familiar situation (an industry you’ve worked in for decades) as if you’ve never seen it before and, with that fresh line of sight, developing a distinctive point of view on the future." Embracing this concept, we built a solution from the customer and the candidate’s perspectives. We looked at all the flaws in the recruitment process and in the industry itself and developed a business model to address those shortcomings.

Curate Partners derives its name from the Latin word “to care” (cura). Translated into the English noun version, curate means “one who looks after souls”. We began our journey with a firm belief that our stakeholders–employees, candidates, clients and communities (charities) should be treated as equals and partners. People are the core of our business. Not numbers. Not spreadsheets. Not profits.

The Founders of Curate Partners

Daniel Foley

Founder, CEO

Dan has over 23 years of experience in the human capital space, having served as the President of the US division of the world’s second largest staffing company from 2008-2013. Previous to that, he was CEO of Sapphire Technologies North America from 2002-2008, taking the company from $200 million to over $500 million during this period. Sapphire Technologies was voted a Best Places to Work 6 consecutive years under Dan’s leadership. Believing strongly in giving back to the community, Foley was awarded the Franklin Delano Roosevelt award in 2011 by the March of Dimes for all his charitable work. Dan also sits on the Advisory Council for the Home Base program, a collaboration between the Boston Red Sox and Massachusetts General Hospital which helps returning veterans deal with the invisible wounds of war, including TBI and PTSD. Dan graduated from Boston College with a BA in English.

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Ron Fuccillo

Co-founder, CFO

Ron has over 20 years of experience managing key back office support departments including: tax, internal audit, risk management, benefits, legal, human resources, IT, accounting, treasury, accounts payable, internal payroll, procurement, M&A, real estate and credit and collections. Ron began his career as a practicing Certified Public Accountant. He then moved into private industry and worked his way up to the position of CFO for the US division of the world’s second largest staffing company. As CFO, Ron played a leading role in the acquisition and integration of nine companies and the sale of two companies. Ron earned a Bachelor of Science, Accountancy degree and a Master of Science, Taxation degree from Bentley University.

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Sean Brady

Founding Member, COO

Sean has over 17 years of technology recruiting experience, having served as SVP for the 2nd largest Technology Staffing firm in the world for Eastern and National Strategic Organizations. With P&L responsibility of over $600 million, Sean was instrumental in building enterprise and mid-market strategies that produced consistent results. Sean also enjoys being active in the community and has served on the board of The March of Dimes, The Joe Andruzzi Foundation – Boston Marathon Team and the Boston Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Committee A graduate from Northeastern University in Business, he enjoys coaching his children’s youth sports in his free time.

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Chris White

Founding Member, Managing Partner

Chris White is Managing Partner of Business Development at Curate Partners. In this role, Chris has responsibility for our client experience including strategy, segmentation, quality processes and growth. Chris has 14 years of experience having worked for the 2nd largest Technology staffing firm in the world for 14 years before starting at Curate. Chris started his career as a local recruiter in the Boston area and became the #1 Account Manager in the company. He then opened the company’s first branch in Portland, ME, which became a top 10 office for the company. In his previous role, he had overall responsibility for the Mid-Atlantic Region with offices in Washington D.C., Baltimore, Rockville, Richmond and Portland ME with over $100 million in annual sales. As a top performer and manager, he qualified for Presidents Club 7 out of the 14 years with the company.

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Mike Giglio

Founding Member, Managing Partner

Mike Giglio is Managing Partner of Recruiting at Curate Partners. In this role, Mike has overall responsibility for our candidate experience including strategy, quality, communications, referral programs and segmentation. Mike has 13 years of experience in the IT recruitment industry. Previously, he was with the worlds second largest IT staffing company, where he was the top recruiter 7 out of 10 years, including making Presidents Club for top performance every year while there. Mike has extensive experience in National Recruiting as well. Mike has a reputation and mindset of always communicating openly and honestly with his candidates and building long-term relationships. He engages his network to discover the highest quality talent and benefit from professional networking which is why he developed the “Purple Squirrel Referral Program.”

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