Joseph (Joe) Greeves was one of the three original co-founders of Cordia Partners, a leading provider of business advisory, finance and accounting, recruiting and staffing services in the Washington DC metropolitan region. Joe joined Cordia Partners on full-time basis in April 2013 to lead the Cordia Resources operations and to provide CFO consulting and advisory services to Cordia’s clients primarily in the technology and professional services industries.
Joe has over 30 years of professional experience in the areas of accounting and financial services. He has been the CFO of several prominent public and venture backed companies in the Washington area over the last 25 years. He has extensive knowledge and experience in mentoring CFO’s and Controllers, IPO’s and raising capital for businesses, public and private company reporting and metrics, financial systems development, corporate M&A, strategy development and governance. His industry expertise includes government contracting, professional services, commercial technology and software development, real estate development, manufacturing, and retail services.
Prior to joining Cordia Partners, Joe was the EVP & CFO of GeoEye, Inc. an industry leading, publicly traded satellite imaging business, which he successfully sold for over $1 billion in 2013. Prior to GeoEye he was the CFO of several publicly traded and venture backed businesses including Managed Objects, OPNET Technologies, Fusion Systems, and ERC Environmental and a CFO mentor and consultant for Lazard technology Partner’s venture fund. His accomplishments include being named the NVTC public company CFO of the year for 2010 and where he was invited to be a judge of the awards for 2011, 2012 and 2013. He began his career as an audit supervisor with Touche Ross & co. (now Deloitte).
Donald is a Partner in Cordia Partners, a leading provider of business advisory, finance and accounting, recruiting and staffing services in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. Don joined Cordia in August 2014 to help grow the Cordia Resources operations and to provide CFO consulting and advisory services to Cordia’s clients primarily in the real estate, hospitality, technology and professional services industries.
Don has over 30 years of professional experience, including nearly 20 years as a leading hotel and real estate industry financial executive. He served as CFO and Corporate Controller of two of the nation’s largest publicly-owned hotel Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). His experience has included numerous capital market transactions, and several major corporate restructurings in addition to establishing and building several highly successful accounting and finance organizations. He has deep knowledge regarding capital raising (including IPO’s), financial reporting, effective organization structures, budgeting and forecasting, strategic planning and governance. He has industry experience with companies in the hospitality, real estate, government contracting, telecommunications and technology industries, among others.
Don’s prior experience includes having served as Corporate Controller at Host Hotels and Resorts, the largest hotel REIT in the nation. Don also served as CFO of MeriStar Hospitality, a NYSE listed hotel REIT through its sale to a fund of The Blackstone Group. He has also served as a hotel/real estate industry consultant on a variety of issues and CFO of several privately held , private equity-backed companies. Don began his career as an audit senior manager with Deloitte, focused heavily on audit and advisory services to the aerospace and defense and telecommunications industries. Don has served as a leader for a number of organizations and currently serves as President of the National Association of Real Estate Companies (NAREC) and as Vice Chairman (formerly Chairman) of the Advisory Board of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. Don and his wife reside in Montgomery County, MD.
Ryan Delaney is a Partner and founder of Cordia Resources. He is responsible for developing client/candidate relationships, coordinating candidate search efforts and developing marketing strategies. Ryan is well versed in all phases of the recruiting process and has conducted candidate searches for clients in several industries, including professional services, technology, not-for-profit, health care, and Biotechnology.
Prior to joining Cordia Resources, Ryan was a recruiter and account manager at one of the nation’s top technical staffing firms, where he played a key role in new market development. Before starting his career in recruiting, Ryan successfully owned and operated Line Distribution, a computer hardware reseller. Under Ryan’s leadership, Line Distribution experienced average annual growth of 150% until it was sold in 2003.
Ryan received his Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College, where he was a member of the varsity football team and was actively involved in charitable organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and Bike and Build.
Michael McCoy is a Partner at Cordia Resources. Mike brings years of industry expertise to the staffing of senior level finance and accounting executives. He has many years of experience as a senior executive in technology companies, including a number of years as a CFO, and has an insiders’ perspective of the issues facing companies today. He has worked on both sides of the venture funding world as an executive in residence for a Hedge Fund in New York City, as well as the CFO of venture funded companies. His expertise is particularly suited to turn around situations and fast growth technology companies.
During Mike’s 25-year career history and prior to joining Cordia Resources, he has been involved in start-ups and large companies, has raised over $1 billion in funding, has taken companies public, and has been a key player in some of the most successful telecom ventures, including LCI International.
Mike has served as a Board Member of Industry Trade groups and corporations. He was a member of the Advisory Board of the Small Business Administration during the Reagan administration, and served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Mike received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University.
Marc Zeid is a Partner with Cordia Resources. Marc specializes in finding exceptional talent in all areas of accounting and finance, human resources, and government contracting positions at all levels in the organization. His has conducted searches for clients in multiple industries, including technology, biotechnology, professional services, government contracting, and financial services.
Prior to joining Cordia Resources, Marc served as Managing Director of Logue and Rice from 1998 – 2004 and then started Capital Search Group in 2004 with their leadership team. As a founding partner, Marc helped grow Capital Search Group into one of the largest contingent financial accounting firms in the Washington DC area.
Marc was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, received his BS/BA degree in Accounting from The Ohio State University and began his career at the Department of Defense as an Auditor. He continued his career as an internal auditor at Manor Care until he joined Logue and Rice as a Recruiter in 1994. He has been helping companies in the Washington DC area connect to talent ever since.
Marc lives in Gaithersburg, MD with his wife and two children.
Douglas Smith is the most recent Partner to join the Cordia Resources team. Doug is a highly experienced professional who brings almost 20 years of knowledge and business development experience in the recruiting and staffing industry to the Cordia team. Doug excels at partnering with clients to find exceptional talent in the finance and accounting arena.
Prior to joining Cordia Resources, Doug spent eighteen years with a major national recruiting and staffing firm. Starting his career as an Account Executive, Doug worked his way up to Managing Director and then to Market Vice President, leading the Finance and Accounting teams in Washington, D.C., Reston, VA, and Baltimore, MD. Doug and his recruiting teams successfully placed thousands of professionals across multiple business lines in a variety of industries, including technology, government contracting, non-profit, commercial, healthcare, and financial services.
Doug grew up in Northern New York and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Syracuse University. He was a dual major in the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the Whitman School of Management.
Doug lives in Fairfax, VA with his wife and two children and is a member of Burke Presbyterian Church.
As the Director of Marketing and Communications, Kristin Conrad oversees the firm’s public relations activities and implements communications strategies designed to advance Cordia Resources’ business objectives. She manages a broad range of outreach efforts, including marketing to prospective and current clients and leveraging the firm’s website, social media platforms, and digital and marketing materials to best meet Cordia’s goals and client needs.
Prior to working at Cordia Resources, she was the Director of Human Resources at Managed Objects, a software company headquartered in McLean, Virginia, where she managed all corporate compensation and benefit programs and the recruitment of software developers, support staff, and senior leadership.
Kristin holds a B.A. in American Literature and East Asian Studies from Vanderbilt University and earned her M.B.A. from the University of Maryland. She is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management, NOVA SHRM, and HR Alliance.
Nat Jones is a Principal for Cordia Resources. He handles all aspects of client development and retention: candidate search, discovery and cultivation; search follow-through and completion; and training and direction of several recruitment methodologies. Over his career in financial search, Nat has represented clients within the Telecommunications, Software, Biotechnology, Real Estate, Construction, REIT, Hotels & Resorts, Government/Federal Contracting, Media, Financial Services, Mortgage, Investment Banking, Not-For-Profit, Professional Services and Consulting industries. Nat handles all levels of positions for Cordia clients.
Prior to joining Cordia Resources, Nat achieved several top rankings and production levels for one the World’s most successful financial search firms, along with founding and operating his own local boutique practice from 2008-2011. Additionally, his practical corporate talent acquisition experience equips and enables him to understand and anticipate the challenges of acquiring the right talent from a client perspective.
Nat graduated from Elon University in North Carolina, where he received his B.A. in English and was a member of the Elon Division II Baseball Team.
Debbie Naraghi is the Business Manager for Cordia Resources. She manages the day-to-day operations of the placement office and oversees the contractor hiring process. Debbie is also responsible for client billing and weekly status reporting to leadership. She often manages and attends our CFO and Controller events throughout the year.
Debbie joined us from Grant Thornton where she managed client billing, divisional budgets, and provided operational support to multiple partners. She also gained extensive accounting and management experience during her tenure at Grant Thornton.
Debbie was an accounting major at Mississippi State University.
Christopher Pabilonia has been sourcing and placing top tier accounting and financial professionals within the greater D.C. market since 2001. Prior to 2001, he was placing contractors in accounting and finance within the greater Seattle, WA area. Overall, he as been in the recruiting industry for the past 18 years and currently places contractors, contract to hire, and full-time candidates ranging from staff accountants all the way up to CFO’s.
Christopher’s past experience of having been a client and a candidate gives him the unique insight to make excellent cultural matches for candidates and clients. His clients include CPA firms, large publicly traded companies (commercial & government contractors), privately held companies, and small emerging companies. Clients rely on his industry experience for market intelligence such as the availability of talent, employment/hiring trends, structuring competitive offers, and industry best hiring practices.
Prior to his recruiting industry experience, Christopher was a stock broker, money manager, and manager of a small accounting and tax practice. Christopher is active within his community and has been a Cub Scouts Den Leader, Little League Baseball Coach, Youth basketball and a wrestling coach. When not coaching youth athletics, Christopher plays the guitar & ukulele, and enjoys jamming and writing/compositing music with others. His other interests include living a healthy life style and helping others achieve a healthy life style along with playing basketball for the Cordia Heat in the Legend’s Basketball League of Northern Virginia.
Christopher graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.S. Finance and has the required 150 credits and the required accounting curriculum to qualify to sit for the CPA exam in any state.
Christine Pazmino is a Senior Recruiter at Cordia Resources and is located in the Rockville Office. She is responsible for candidate search efforts in Maryland. Christine’s role is candidate-driven and is primarily focused on sourcing, qualifying, and networking. Prior to working for Cordia, Christine worked in Real Estate Acquisitions both in DC and Los Angeles. Christine graduated from California State University Northridge with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration.
Cory Abernethy is a Resource Manager for Cordia Resources. Since joining the team in June 2014, Cory has been responsible for focusing on our target candidate market and proactively finding talent for the variety of positions we work on. She focuses on qualifying candidates for the right roles and leading them through the full-cycle recruiting process.
Before joining Cordia, Cory received her Bachelors of Science from Virginia Tech in December 2012 and moved to the DC Metro area in January 2013. She was in Events Management for a national hotel corporation where she played in integral part in relationship management for her clients and working collaboratively with all employees.
Jordan Willetts is a Senior Recruiter at Cordia Resources and is located in the Tysons Corner office. He is responsible for candidate search efforts in the Northern Virginia area. Jordan’s role is candidate-driven and primarily focused on sourcing, qualifying, and networking. Prior to working for Cordia Resources, Jordan worked in defense contracting and recruiting for the Federal Government. Jordan graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminology, Law and Society. Jordan is also a strong wildlife conservationist and plans to start his own part-time nonprofit within the next two years for wildlife restoration.
Ryan Brizzolara is a Senior Recruiter supporting the Cordia Resources team in Washington DC. She focuses primarily on candidate relationships while performing full-cycle recruiting efforts, including sourcing, qualifying, and networking with exceptional finance and accounting talent throughout the Washington DC metropolitan area. Ryan also heads up the DC office’s events and office management. She joins Cordia Resources after 4 years of experience in the Recruiting, Sales, and Commercial Real Estate industries. Ryan graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies with a focus on Public Relations and a minor in Art History in 2012. Ryan moved to the Washington DC area shortly after graduation and lives in Bethesda, MD with her fiancée.
Shelby Lemmon is the Operations Coordinator at Cordia Resources and is located in the Tysons Corner office. She is responsible for supporting both the business development team and office team through assisting in the day-to-day operations. As well as that she will serve as a point of contact for our client and consultant communication and scheduling for the senior management team. Shelby will also help coordinate company sponsored events for our 3 locations. Prior to joining us she was working for a national residential property management company as a leasing consultant. While in her position she helped to achieve sales goals for the company and planned events for resident retention. Shelby received her Bachelors of Science from James Madison University in May 2015.
Evan Seward is a Senior Recruiter for Cordia Resources and is located in the Washington D.C. office. Evan is responsible for full-cycle search efforts with finance and accounting professionals in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding metropolitan area.
Prior to working for Cordia Resources, Evan worked several years in the public accounting industry for KPMG and the corporate accounting industry for Navy Federal Credit Union. Evan earned a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from King’s College in 2011 and a Master of Business Administration from Wilkes University in 2012. Evan is also a registered CPA in the state of Virginia. Evan is active in coaching youth lacrosse as well as an advocate for animal rescue organizations and nature conservation efforts.
Gabby Sciacca is a Senior Recruiter at Cordia Resources and is located in the Rockville office. Her role is candidate-driven and focused on full-lifecycle recruiting, by sourcing, qualifying, and networking with candidates in the financial and accounting industry. Prior to working at Cordia Resources, Gabby worked in IT contracting and recruiting for the Federal Government. Gabby graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelors of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications.
Dana Fisher is the business development partner and has over 18 years of business development, sales and marketing experience in the accounting and legal industry. She is responsible for strategic partner referral management, business development, sales networking, coaching, pipeline management, event management, and strategic market planning and development. Dana provides superior business development and sales process acumen to ensure the continued successful growth of the firm.
Prior to joining Cordia Partners, Dana was the marketing manager for the Mid-Atlantic region of McGuire Woods LLP, a national law firm headquartered in Virginia. While at McGuire Woods, Dana provided marketing strategy and direction for the Mid-Atlantic practice area. Before McGuire Woods, Dana was director of client development and sales for the Technology, Communications, and Entertainment (TCE) Practice Area at Ernst & Young LLP in the Mid-Atlantic region. Through her leadership the TCE practice of Ernst & Young LLP become a market leader during the internet boom.
Dana holds a Bachelors Degree of Arts in Public Administration and is very active in a number of business and community organizations including the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, SECAF, and ACG. In addition, she was the founding member of the Executive Womens Networking Forum that meets bi-annually.
Tom Williams is the Director of Business Development with over 15 years of sales and marketing and business development experience in the technology and accounting industry. His expertise includes client development and management, strategic market planning and development, partner referral management, business development, strategic selling and sales networking.
Prior to Cordia, Tom was the Business Development Manager at Aronson LLC, a regional accounting and consulting firm headquartered in Rockville, MD. While at Aronson, Tom developed and managed client relationships for small to medium sized government contractors and nonprofit organizations. Prior to Aronson, Tom was the IBM z-Series Account Manager for IBM where he specialized in developing and managing client relationships for top tier fortune 500 companies with z-Series software portfolio solutions.
Tom holds a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering form the University of Rhode Island. He is very active in the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce (FCCC), Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC), Tech Council of Maryland Financial Executive Forum (TCM) and The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC). Tom serves on the Executive Committee for Easter Seals Advocacy Dinner and the Leadership Circle for the National Alliance for Mental Illness – Northern Virginia (NAMI – NoVA).
Ellen Mundell is a senior level business development executive with over 20 years of experience, most of which has been with Big Four and other international accounting firms. She represents Cordia across all lines of service – including outsourcing, consulting and search. To support Cordia’s fast growth goals, Ellen builds and nurtures strategic relationships across a variety of industry segments.
Ellen launched her career at Price Waterhouse, where she ultimately rose to be a regional marketing manager for PW’s consulting practice. In 1994, she joined CDSI, a publicly traded government contractor, where she sold a financial management system to the federal government. Ellen also spent time at Grant Thornton in the late 1990’s as the Southeast Regional Director of Marketing. She left Grant Thornton to start a consulting practice where she provided marketing and business development services to professional services firms. During that time, she launched and chaired the NVTC Hot Ticket Awards – one of NVTC’s signature events. In 2004, Ellen joined Deloitte as Director of Business Development for Deloitte’s Emerging Growth Company practice, and later, to support the firm’s middle market practice. After ten years with Deloitte, she returned to PWC, where she became Director of Business Development and sold a variety of services, including internal audit, SOX compliance, audit, tax and IPO-readiness services.
Ellen earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Wooster, where she was a co-founder of the Alpha Gamma Phi sorority, which is still going strong today. She earned her Masters in Marketing from Johns Hopkins University, and lives in Bethesda with her husband, two kids and two dogs.