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Shane Kokoruda is a senior technology and business executive and founder of SBS. Prior to founding SBS in 2001, Shane worked as a Senior Utility Consultant and Practice Leader for a large top tier consulting firm. He worked with numerous utility and energy companies and worked with senior management to design, build, and implement value added solutions. Shane was also a founder and Executive Vice President of ProTraxx, Inc., a software and services company that provided Professional Development Management solutions to the K-12 education industry. Shane holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Bates College, and is a certified Project Management Professional.
All roads at SBS lead to Kyra who has been a critical component of the team since 2004. Whether it is helping candidates with on-boarding paperwork and benefits or ensuring our internal staff has everything we need to do our jobs successfully, she is our go-to person. She is a graduate of URI with a BA in Psychology. Her former position as financial analyst with Zurich Insurance Group provided a sound background in finance management, an integral part of her work at SBS.
Dog’s name: Pongo
If not working you can find me: At my daughters’ lacrosse games
Favorite vacation spot: Menemsha, MA
Dunkin' Donuts or Starbucks: DD
At SBS, we are more focused on doing the right thing than just closing the deal.
We believe in finding a position that is the right fit for the next stage of your career.
We build relationships that last long after you start your new job.
“Thank you for making this a great experience in job hunting. Your professionalism and ability to expedite and move things along was greatly appreciated!”
— EDI Specialist
“Working with SBS was nothing short of fantastic. Not only were they considerate of the stress that comes with interviewing, but they truly prepared me for what to expect and guided me through the process. Everything was done in an efficient timeframe and their organization was top notch. Highly recommended. I couldn't be happier with my new role and I credit Sound Business Solutions for helping me get there!”
— Nicole Roncaioli, Graphic/SharePoint Designer
Michelle, a Connecticut native, has been in the staffing industry for fifteen years. She joined SBS in 2016, bringing extensive experience in sales and management. For the past 10 years her relationships have been primarily focused and built within the Information Technology area. Territory development, account management, sales management, negotiations and vendor managed services are her specialties. Michelle is responsible for new account acquisition, development and account management at Sound Business Solutions. With her consultative approach, Michelle strives to make the perfect match for her candidates and clients through a thorough understanding of their individual needs.
Michelle’s early career was focused on advertising and design where she spent a number of years freelancing and working for local advertising firms in the Greater Hartford area. She is a graduate of the University of Hartford, Hartford Art School. When she’s not working, you can find her at the lake or traveling to a baseball game with her husband and children.
Favorite vacation spot: Aruba
You will usually find me: At the baseball field. I live there about 9 months a year (thanks to global warming in CT)
Ask me about: the time an A/C unit dropped onto the hood of my car (Yes, this happens. It is not just an insurance commercial)
My dog is a Bogle: That is one crazy breeder thinking that a Boston Terrier and a Beagle was a good idea to mix.
Richard Carotenuti, Managing Partner of Sound Business Solutions, co-founded the company in 2001. Mr. Carotenuti has over 25 years of experience in Information Technology, staffing and solutions consulting, management, marketing and sales. He was also co-founder, Executive Vice President and member of the board of directors of ProTraxx, Inc, a web based solution provider in the Education industry, until that company was acquired in 2008. Prior to that, he was a partner and Branch Vice President at CBSI, Inc, formerly c.w. Costello & Associates, as well as Regional Branch Manager for TSR, Inc. Mr. Carotenuti, who began his career at Aetna Life & Casualty, has a demonstrated ability to deal with complex business problems to deliver cost-effective, quality results by integrating leadership, vision, communication, teamwork and relevant experience.
Lisa joined SBS in 2012 after 9 years of staffing and technical recruiting in the CT, MA and RI marketplace. She has extensive experience recruiting for multiple levels of IT professionals across industries including Healthcare, Insurance, Utilities, Retail and Manufacturing. She has been trained as in AIRS Certified Internet Recruiting and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Fairfield University. She prides herself on developing long standing relationships with her candidates that have resulted in successfully pairing people with the positions that not only match their current experience but their overall career objectives.
Lisa’s early career was focused on cutting edge technology within the Broadcast Industry where she managed Training and Demonstration efforts for the North American offices of Quantel, UK Broadcast Manufacturer. After spending a few years in the Pacific Northwest, living in Seattle, this CT native returned to her home state. When she’s not working, you can find her spending time with her husband and their adorable pup or on her yoga mat.
Favorite vacation spot: Maui
No day is compete without: Coffee
Favorite yoga pose: Tree
You won’t ever find me: Camping
First concert: Sha Na Na (yup, I’m willing to own this!)
Ask me about: Not being able to ride a bike
Irrational fear: Dropping my car keys down those sewer grates in the road or a parking lot