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Max Siegman

Senior Vice President

Max is the Senior Vice President at SourceLab where he leads the nation wide recruiting process. Max graduated from Indiana University with a Degree in Telecommunications and a minor in Business. Having always been passionate about Digital Media and Marketing, he has been able to help companies build out their internal marketing teams as well as help staff advertising agencies, creative departments and luxury brands to name a few across the country. Max has a flawless reputation in the Digital Media & Marketing recruiting world. He has partnered with top C-Level executives across the country to strategically help plan their internal hiring needs.

James Schindler

Senior Vice President

James is the Senior Vice President at SourceLab. He is also the National Managing Director of Sales at The Bachrach Group. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, James graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from St. Francis College. With a background in Marketing and Recruiting, it was a no-brainer to help lead Source Lab in their first chapter of success. By networking and collaborating with leading advertising agencies, start-ups, ad-tech, and retail companies, James has effectively helped place the best talent nationwide. James is heavily involved with charitable organizations such as The Pajama Program, Marine Toys for Tots, and Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Sophia Interlicchio

Operations Manager

Sophia graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with a Bachelor of Science in History with coursework geared towards political science, international business, and gender & women’s studies. After graduating, Sophia worked as an executive assistant for entrepreneurs in the tech and recruiting industries where she gained an appreciation and skills for operations and administration. She prides herself on being energetic and pragmatic and hopes to bring this attitude to her SourceLab team. In her free time she enjoys getting lost in Central Park, playing Catan, and window shopping.

Alina Paskhaver

Director of Talent Strategy

Alina graduated from Hunter College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.  Upon graduating, she found herself in various staffing and recruiting roles. After getting a holistic overview of the industry and developing a passion for it, she became a proven leader in the industry. Her goal is to gain her clients’ trust and be a true partner, while also staying sensitive to candidates’ career goals and true motivations.

Stephenie Trepess

Director of Talent Strategy

Stephenie holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Savannah College of Art and Design. She has over a decade of experience recruiting for creative and digital marketing professionals. After having successfully worked with both small and large companies, she prides herself on her ability to understand her client and find the perfect match. Stephenie shines when it comes to recruiting in the creative marketing world, across the country.

Brittany Sklar

Senior Recruiting Strategist

Brittany holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Pennsylvania State University. She began her career interning, where she learned the “ins and outs” of the digital recruiting world.  This internship sparked her passion for recruiting, networking, and researching, which in turn has led to her success in finding the best talent for our clients. Brittany is now a huge contributor to Source Lab.

Steve Fippinger

Director of Talent Strategy

Steve graduated from Colgate University with a Bachelor’s Degree in History. After changing career directions, he became an experienced Senior Recruiter in the Advertising and Marketing space. With over 25 years of experience placing candidates at all levels across the nation, Steve will help make Source Lab a driving force in the industry.

Patrick Davey

Senior Recruiting Strategist

Patrick graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a Bachelors’s Degree in Geography and a minor in Political Science. Patrick started his career as a commercial real estate agent, representing some of the most well-known hospitality groups in New York City. Before moving into his current role, Patrick worked in Business Development, cultivating relationships and learning the ins and outs of the recruiting industry. In his free time, he is an avid golfer, concert-goer, and sports fan.

Nicole Klein

Senior Recruiting Strategist

Nicole graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Labor Employment Relations in May 2020. Before joining Source Lab and moving to NYC, Nicole spent six months at a staffing firm in Philadelphia where she was a part of the IT team. She is thrilled to be a part of the team and is enjoying developing her knowledge and expertise in the field. 

Andrea Forstadt

Recruiting Strategist

Andrea comes to Source Lab with an extensive band varied background in marketing and marketing communications  – both traditional and digital – and has held various roles in high-profile retail, fashion and beauty companies. She is also a contributing writer for the U.S.. Chamber of Commerce’s digital platform, CO—a resource for small business owners with actionable information and insights to help cultivate growth. Her resourcefulness, research-driven, in-depth approach and elevated attention to detail make her an asset to SourceLab.

Deirdre Paul

Recruiting Strategist

Deirdre attended SUNY Dutchess & SUNY Empire Majoring in both Human Resources & Human Services. Deirdre loves working with and being able to help & support her candidates to grow and succeed in all that they do. Deirdre is looking forward to learning the ins and outs of the Digital Marketing world and being part of such an amazing team! In her free time, she enjoys going to the gym, trying new restaurants & breweries, and finding new hiking places to adventure!

Alexandra Sofia

Recruiting Strategist

Ally Sofia is a Recruiting Strategist at SourceLab Search. Ally graduated with a degree in Advertising Management from Michigan State University. Ally began her career on the advertising agency side working on media planning, digital investment buying, and social activation. She decided to switch to the recruiting side of the industry as she began to appreciate the consistent hiring demand in the evolving media landscape, where she can now help others pursue their passions in the space. Ally is so excited to be with the SourceLab family!

Samantha Traum

Recruiting Strategist

Samantha Traum is a Recruiting Strategist at SourceLab Search. Samantha graduated from The University of Delaware in 2020 and received a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She is always willing to help others and is excited to continue doing so at SourceLab. In her free time, Samantha enjoys reading and cooking. Samantha looks forward to being a great asset to the company!

Casandra Valencia

HR Manager

Casandra is the HR Manager at SourceLab. She graduated from John Jay College with a BA in Criminology. She started her career in Human Resources because of her love for people and passion for helping. Casandra is an office culture enthusiast and enjoys cultivating and thinking of new ways to make the company a great place to work.

Brenda Kelly


Brenda is the Deputy CFO at SourceLab. She graduated from Old Westbury with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. She is a CPA with nearly 30 years of experience. She has an invaluable background including over 23 years as Director of Accounting for Cablevision. She joined the Bachrach Group in August of 2020 as the Controller for multiple sister companies including Cloud 9, D2C, CLS and several others.  She has an exciting and strategic vision for SourceLab’s future.