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

Daniel Foley

Founder, CEO

Dan Foley is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Curate Partners. Having started the company back in September 2014, Dan’s vision for a people-first business grew from a concept into a reality. With over 25 years of experience in the human capital space, Dan now invests his time in aligning Curate’s people, core values, culture and business strategy to cultivate a best-in-class service for our clients and candidates. Under Dan’s leadership, Curate was recognized at the #1 Fastest Growing Private Company in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal and ranked as the 20th Fastest Growing Private Company on the Inc5000 list by Inc Magazine.

Prior to starting Curate Partners, Dan 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.

Believing strongly in giving back to the community, Dan is devoted to practicing our Cur8 Values—starting with people first and ending with a focus on charitable outreach. He 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. As part of Dan’s commitment to the Home Base program, he participated in the Big Game Fishing Tournament and collectively his team fundraised and donated over $175,000.

    
Ron

Ron Fuccillo

Co-founder, CFO

Ron Fuccillo is the Co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of Curate Partners. In his role, Ron has led Curate Partners’ finances and corporate operations to sustain exponential growth since 2014. Under Ron’s advisory, Curate reported a 2,266.41% growth rate from 2014-2018 earning them the #1 spot in the Boston Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Private Companies in Massachusetts. 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.

    
Sean

Sean Brady

Founding Member, COO

Sean is a founding member and the Chief Operations Officer at Curate Partners. He is responsible for the success of all operations including: sales, recruiting, marketing, internal talent acquisition, and expansion. Sean focuses on providing employees with the resources and mentorship needed to foster long-term, impactful relationships with their clients, candidates and team members. Under his leadership, Curate’s internal team has grown over 300% in the last 4 years and has won numerous awards such as SIA’s Best Staffing Firm to Work For in 2018 and 2019 and Boston’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work For in 2018.

Sean started Curate Partners with over 20 years of technology recruiting experience, having served as SVP for the 2nd largest Technology Staffing firm in the world for both Eastern and National Strategic Organizations. Sean has a comprehensive understanding of digital and tech innovation and firmly believes that quality talent drives successful business transformation. He works closely with each team member to emphasize a high-touch, quality approach to ensure that our clients are receiving the precise vetting and delivery required for their digital needs.

Sean is a dedicated leader not only to Curate Partners but within our community. He enjoys volunteering his time and getting the team involved in our Curate Cares program; a company-wide effort that encourages and supports charitable outreach. Sean’s partnership with Massachusetts DCF (Department of Children and Families) kick-started Curate’s annual Holiday Gift Wrapping event where the team sponsors several local underprivileged children’s Christmas wish list to deliver a bright and memorable holiday for them. Sean has also 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.

    
Chris

Chris White

Founding Member, Managing Partner

Chris White is Managing Partner of Business Development at Curate Partners. Chris is responsible for Curate’s client experience including strategy, segmentation, quality processes and growth. Chris has over 15 years of experience having worked for the 2nd largest Technology staffing firm in the world before starting at Curate. Chris’s deep understanding of delivering creative and innovative talent solutions has helped develop key differentiators in the market for Curate Partners. Helping large enterprises successfully navigate through massive digital and technology transformations, Chris believes that people and relationships make the difference in delivering high quality talent to our clients.

Chris has a proven client-centric approach for new, current and prospective customers at Curate. He works to put the customer’s success at the heart of everything he does and because of this philosophy, he has developed long-term partnerships within the clients in the financial, healthcare, technology and services industries; including several Fortune 100 companies.

As the managing partner of Business Development, Chris enjoys advising and mentoring the Account Management team. Under his leadership, Curate was recognized as a 2019 Inavero® Best of Staffing in Client Satisfaction winner earning a 4.9 out of 5.0 rating and a 94% NPS score. As a founding member, Chris is actively involved in non-profit organizations in the Greater Boston Area, more notably, he initiated Curate’s partnership with Rosie’s Place. Employees and their family members volunteer their time to prepare and serve a dinner for poor and homeless women in Boston.

    
Mike

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 over 15 years of experience in the IT recruitment industry. Previously, he was with the world’s 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 employed there. Mike has extensive experience in National Recruiting, sourcing talent in multiple markets across the country.

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.” As a result of Mike’s dedication to and vision of the Purple Squirrel Community, Curate has earned the 2019 Inavero® Best of Staffing in Talent Satisfaction.