Seth Friedland is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Phaxis, a workforce solutions company based in New York.
Phaxis was created in 2022 as a result of the merger of two leading New York-based solutions and services firms – Park Hudson International and Access Staffing. Seth was instrumental to the merger of these two successful firms, which collectively have more than 50 years of expertise across Technology, Healthcare, Accounting & Finance, Office Support, Legal and Marketing.
Seth co-founded Park Hudson in 2002, serving as Chief Executive Officer since its inception, while also running the Accounting & Finance vertical.
A graduate of SUNY Albany, with a degree in Political Science. Seth lives in Syosset, NY with his wife and their four children.
Seth is an active contributor to the COPE Foundation.
Favorite Book: 75 Hard, Andy Frisella
Favorite Team: LA Lakers
Inspirational Quote: “It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do” – Steve Jobs
Scott Forester is Chief Operating Officer of Phaxis, a workforce solutions company based on New York.
Scott joined Phaxis in 2022. As COO he is responsible for leading the Operational Strategy across People, Process and Technology for Phaxis.
Prior to joining Phaxis, Scott held financial leadership positions with numerous private and private-equity owned companies. Most recently he was CFO for a large IT staffing firm, helping facilitate the company’s rapid growth through six acquisitions over a two-year period.
Scott obtained both his Bachelor’s degree and MBA from the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond. He is also a licensed Certified Professional Accountant.
Favorite Book: Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Favorite Team: Richmond Spiders
Inspirational Quote: “Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it” – George Halas
Porzia DiGiorgio is the Vice President of Human Resources at Phaxis, a workforce solutions company based in New York, and is a Senior Certified Professional with the Society for Human Resource Management.
As the head of Human Resources at Phaxis, Porzia is responsible for planning, leading, directing, developing and coordinating the policies, activities and staff of the HR department ensuring legal compliance and implementation of Phaxis’ mission and talent strategy. Porzia serves as a link to Phaxis‘ management and its employees and helps to foster a positive company culture to promote employee engagement.
Prior to joining Phaxis in 2022, Porzia was the Human Resource Director at Mainspring Consulting Group, a Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) and Configure Price Quote (CPQ) implementation firm. In her 7 years at Mainspring, Porzia created many of the firm’s HR processes and procedures including recruitment, performance management, and onboarding. In addition, Porzia spearheaded the implementation of a number of HR systems to improve the employee experience.
Porzia began her career journey in Chase Manhattan Bank’s Management Development Program and held various operations management positions until she moved to Chase’s internal consulting department where she worked on a number of HR initiatives and most notably, helped to reengineer all of Chase’s Talent Acquisition processes for North America.
Porzia has a Masters Degree in Organizational Psychology from Teacher’s College at Columbia University and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business from Hofstra University.
Favorite Book: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Favorite Team: New York Yankees
Inspirational Quote: “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
John Magloire is President, Healthcare, Office Support and General Staffing for Phaxis, a workforce solutions company. He is based in Melville, NY.
John joined Phaxis predecessor firm Access Staffing in 1999 to create and build an Accounting & Finance Temporary Placement division. Throughout his subsequent 23 years with Access, John played a variety of roles including oversight for Long Island branch office, Vice President of Operations, Chief Operating Officer and ultimately Chief Executive Officer. He began his career in recruiting as a Staffing Manager at Robert Half’s Accountemps.
Earlier in his career, John spent nearly six years as a practicing accountant with The NPD Group and Standard & Poor’s MMS, holding the positions of Accounts Receivable Manager, Senior Accountant, Financial Analyst and Accounting Manager.
He holds a Bachelors in Business Administration in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance (with distinction), both from Hofstra University.
Favorite Book: The Road Less Traveled, M. Scott Peck
Favorite Team: New York Yankees
Inspirational Quote: “In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins, not through strength but by perseverance.” -Buddha
Erik DiGiacomo is President of the Professional Services practice at Phaxis, a workforce solutions company based in New York. He leads the professional services practice across Financial Services.
A seasoned fintech and operations executive, Erik possesses deep experience in the data, process, and regulatory intensive world of financial services both as a revenue owner and as a leader of change within both large firms and small start-ups. Having worked at broker-dealers, hedge funds, and affiliates, he is practiced at building organizational breadth and depth and brings a wealth of knowledge that spans asset classes and functional units including operations, finance, regulatory reporting, compliance, and the underlying technology and data that power those divisions.
Erik joined Phaxis predecessor firm Park Hudson in the same role in 2021 from Allvue Systems, a leading provider of investment management solutions for fund managers, where he served as Chief Operating Officer. While with Allvue, Erik managed the post-merger integration of two firms into a single organization focused on the private equity and credit markets.
Earlier in his career, Erik worked at a series of financial consulting firms including Broadridge Financial Solutions, where he built the professional services division from the ground up enabling the company to become a full-service provider and delivering revenue lift; and ALaS Consulting, where after years of significant growth he negotiated an acquisition by Virtusa Corporation and subsequently led the Financial Services Consulting division. He began his career in business by spending ten years at JP Morgan Chase and Co. in investment banking and fixed income operations.
Immediately following college, Erik spent two years working for the Japanese Ministry of Education and Science teaching English as a Second Language in the Osaka public schools.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Cornell University and lives in New Jersey.
Favorite Book: Where the Sidewalk Ends, Shel Silverstein
Favorite Team: Los Angeles Rams
Inspirational Quote: ”Drive it like you stole it” -Unknown
Whitney Fields is Executive Vice President, Travel Healthcare at Phaxis, a workforce solutions company. She is based in Charleston, SC.
Whitney is an experienced producer and leader within the Travel Healthcare industry who possesses deep market knowledge and an understanding of the vital role that healthcare plays in communities around the globe. She joined Phaxis predecessor firm, Park Hudson in 2021 to build its Travel Healthcare practice and open the Charleston office.
Previously, Whitney spent nearly eight years with Soliant, a leading healthcare staffing provider. Throughout her time with Soliant, she played a variety of roles with increasing responsibility, rising from Senior Account Executive roles in both Nursing and Allied Health to Department Manager, Allied Health; Division Director, Nursing; and ultimately Managing Director of the Nursing Division.
A graduate of the University of Georgia with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Microbiology and Biological Sciences, Whitney has also completed coursework toward a Masters of Medical Science in Anesthesiology and an Executive MBA.
Favorite Book: How I Built This: The Unexpected Paths to Success from the World’s Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs Hardcover
Favorite Team: Atlanta Falcons
Inspirational Quote: “If you only ever did the things you don’t want to do, you’d have everything you’ve ever wanted” -Mel Robbins
Drew Anson is Chief Delivery Officer at Phaxis, a workforce solutions company based in New York.
In this role, Drew leads the delivery and recruiting working closely with the leadership team to define a model that is efficient at supporting the firm’s current needs and is scalable for future growth.
Drew is a seasoned executive with more than 13 years of Services & Recruitment experience. In that time, he has supported numerous Fortune 100/500/1000 organizations across industries by providing global workforce solutions, namely resources and thought leadership for large-scale projects, implementations, and managed services.
Prior to joining Phaxis predecessor firm Park Hudson in 2021, Drew spent three years at engineering technology and talent solutions firm, Collabera, as Director of Sales in North Carolina. Earlier in his career, he spent nearly eight years at Insight Global, most recently as Sales Manager of the Columbus, OH office.
He holds a degree from Central Michigan University in Sales & Marketing.
Favorite Book: Extreme Ownership – Jocko Willink & Leif Babin
Favorite Team: Michigan Wolverines
Inspirational Quote: “There is no substitute for hard work.” – Thomas A. Edison
John Bonade is a partner at Phaxis, a workforce solutions company based in New York City.
Prior to the merger of Park Hudson International and Access Staffing to form Phaxis, John was Managing Partner at Park Hudson for nearly 15 years. With the formation of Phaxis, John remains responsible for the firm’s Technology Staffing Division.
Previously, John spent more than a decade with Infinity Consulting Group, a technology staffing company. He was most recently Vice President with responsibility for the New York City practice and was instrumental in growing the organization.
He is a graduate of SUNY University at Albany with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.
Steve Weber is a partner at Phaxis, a workforce solutions company based in New York.
Steve co-founded Phaxis predecessor firm Access Staffing in 1986 with partner Mike Weinstein. During that time, he also continued to actively work a recruiting desk while managing the Finance and Investment recruitment division of the firm. Over more than 30 years in business, Access grew to become one of New York’s leading staffing firms, providing temporary, direct hire and customized career staffing solutions nationally.
He is a graduate of Syracuse University with a degree in Finance and Marketing.
Michael Weinstein is a partner at Phaxis, a workforce solutions company based in New York.
Michael founded Phaxis predecessor firm Access Staffing in 1986 with partner Steve Weber. Throughout the years, Michael continued to work his own recruiting desk and is recognized as one of the most successful, effective technology recruiters in the region. Over more than 30 years in business, Access grew to become one of New York’s leading staffing firms, providing temporary, direct hire and customized career staffing solutions nationally.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Syracuse University.
Mark Young is a partner at Phaxis, a workforce solutions company based in New York.
Mark was a co-founder of Phaxis predecessor firm, Park Hudson and was responsible for all aspects of running the business including day-to-day operations, technology, accounting, legal, human resources, and all other administrative aspects. He will continue to oversee these areas for Phaxis.
In addition, Mark specializes in the recruitment and placement of IT professionals in the greater New York City-area. His areas of expertise include software developers, infrastructure engineers, and Executives in IT Management.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration – Marketing & Management from SUNY University at Albany.
Favorite Book – Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert T. Kiyosaki
Favorite Team – New York Mets
Favorite Quote – Just do it – Nike
Michael Dimitrov is Chief Financial Officer of Phaxis, a workforce solutions company. He is based in Boston.
An accomplished Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Michael has over 25 years of experience at IT staffing and solutions-based companies and has a demonstrated track record of guiding both large, multi-national public and small, privately-held companies through profitable growth.
Michael joined Phaxis predecessor Park Hudson in 2021 as Chief Financial Officer from Hollister Staffing, where he held the same role. Previously, Michael was Chief Operating Officer of MRCC, an IT/software services provider. Prior to that he was Chief Financial Officer of Softworld, a staffing and consulting firm specialized in technology services, banking, government, engineering and clinical and biometric sciences.
Earlier in his career, Michael spent time in a variety of finance roles at well-known companies such as Randstad USA, Stride Rite, Wang Laboratories and TAD Resources International.
He is a graduate of Plymouth State University with a Bachelors in Management and holds a Masters of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.
Favorite Book: Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand
Favorite Team: The New England Patriots
Inspirational Quote: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”, Michael Scott (but really Wayne Gretzky)