Meet the Team

The Brains Behind the Operation:

   Cindy Towers, Esq.

Co-Founder/President & CEO

Email Cindy  Find me on LinkedIn!                                                

 

Education:

  • Tuck Executive Education Program, Dartmouth University
  • Juris Doctor,  Widener University
    • Activities/Honors: Order of the Coif (Top 10%)
  • BSN, Villanova University

Professional Accomplishments:

  • Founding Member, CEOs Against Cancer, Pennsylvania Chapter
  • WBENC PA-DE-sNJ Council Board Member
  • Former Chair of WBEC PA-DE-sNJ's Envoy Group
  • Member WBENC's Forum Leadership Team
  • WBE Host Committee's Chair for WBENC's 2014 National Conference and Business Fair
  • 2013 WBENC Women's Business Enterprise Star Award
  • WBENC PA-DE-sNJ 2011 Leadership Award
  • 2016 SmartCEO Circle of Excellence Nominee
  • Member, Region III Small Business Regulatory Fairness Board
  • Member, Women Owned Law Board
  • WBEC PA-DE-sNJ 2018 Shining Star Award

Fun Facts:

  • What was your favorite subject in grade school?
         Chemistry
  • What is your favorite vacation spot? 
         My house
  • What would you do with an extra half-hour in the day? 
         Watch an episode of I LOVE LUCY
  • What is your favorite snack? 
         Donuts

  

   Jim LaRosa, Esq.

Co-Founder/President, Client Services

   Find me on LinkedIn!                                                         

 

Education:

  • Juris Doctor, Villanova University School of Law
  • B.A., University of Scranton
    • Activities/Honors: President of the Pre-Law Society

Professional Accomplishments:

  • Career Planning & Placement Coordinator, Philadelphia Bar Association (PBA)
  • Presenter of Informational Podcasts, PBA
  • Chair of the Board of Directors, YMCA of Central Philadelphia
  • Board Member, YMCA of Central Philadelphia
  • Vice Chair Professional-Managerial Council, American Staffing Association (ASA)
  • Graduate, Accenture's Diverse Supplier Development Program IV
  • Board Member, Contact Community Services
  • Former Member of Board of Directors, Contact Community Services
  • Author of Career Corner 2001-2008: Monthly Column for Philadelphia Bar Reporter
  • Speaking & Panel Engagements: PBA, ASA, Penn Law, YMCA, Drexel Law, and Peirce College

Fun Facts:

  • Finish this sentence: I am most grateful for... 
         My family
  • What was your favorite subject in grade school?
         Science
  • Name a quote that speaks to you. 
         "Progress always involves risks."
  • What is the best advice you ever received? 
         Be persistent


The Solution Gurus: 

 

Rachel Homa

   Rachel O'Hara

Managing Director, Sales and Marketing             

Email Cindy                                                 

 

Education:

  • B.S. in Psychology, Western European Studies Certificate, University of Pittsburgh
    • Activities/Honors: Psi Chi, Sigma Alpha Lambda
  • Spanish Studies Program, Pablo de Olavide University

Professional Accomplishments:

 

 

  • Member, Women Owned Law

Fun Facts:

  • What is your go-to productivity trick?
         A snack always helps me focus, but when I get into a rut, I step away from my desk to clear my head for a few minutes.
  • How do you like to start the work day?
         I like to start the day with a cup of coffee and a "cleaned-up" inbox.
  • What is the best advice you have ever received?
         A successful relationship - whether it be personal or professional - is based on three things: communication, compromise and respect.
  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
         Rich & Famous

 

Stella Weiss    Stella Weiss

Managing Director, Recruitment

                                                            

 

Fun Facts:

  • What is your favorite thing about working at JSL?
         The people that comprise the organization. We have a wonderful group of people here at JSL!
  • How do you like to start the work day?
         With coffee
  • If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would you choose?
         Viola Davis
  • If you could learn to do anything in an instant, what would it be?
         How to eat all the food you want without gaining weight

 

Kristal Morris   

Kristal (Morris) Davy

Vice President, Government Services

                                                         

 

Education:

  • B.A. in Legal Communication, Howard University
    • Activities/Honors: President, Alphia Phi Omega, Zeta Phi Chapter

Professional Accomplishments:

  • Vice Chair, DC Region Women Owned Law
  • Member, Women in eDiscovery
  • Member, Buying Legal Council
  • Member, Junior League of Washington
  • Certificate, Non-Profit Board Education, BoardSource

Fun Facts:

  • Mac or PC?
         Mac
  • What is the first thing you do in the morning? 
         Make a to-do list
  • Describe yourself in three words.
         Genuine, Ambitious, Reliable
  • Name a quote that speaks to you. 

            “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined." - Henry David Thoreau

 

Rahul Yodh   

Rahul Yodh

Senior Managing Director, Link Legal Search Group

                                                         

 

Education:

  • B.A. in Government & Politics, The University of Texas at Dallas

Fun Facts:

  • What is your go-to productivity trick?
         I use a daily plan/to-do list that always grounds me when I feel myself getting distracted.
  • How do you like to start the work day?
         Complete as many of the small, easy items on my daily plan that I can within the first hour of the day
  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
         A Major League Baseball Player
  • If you could learn to do anything in an instant, what would it be?

            Read minds, accurately!

 


The Talent Scouts:

Darius Treadwell

   Darius Treadwell

Senior Executive Recruiter

                                                      

 

Education:

  • M.B.A., Harvard University
  • B.S. in Economics, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School

Professional Accomplishments:

  • Former Board Member, Penn Alumni
  • Former Co-Chair, Penn Alumni Diversity Alliance
  • Former Vice President, Black Alumni 

Fun Facts:

  • What is the best advice you have ever received?
         Practice being thankful and grateful every day
  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
         Sports Broadcaster/Sports Statistician
  • If you could learn to do anything in an instant, what would it be?
         Mastering foreign languages
  • What would you do with an extra 30 minutes in the day?
         Playing Djembe/Conga

 

Naché Patoir    Naché Patoir, Esq.

Recruiter

                                                    

 

Education:

  • J.D., Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
    • Activities/Honors: President of the Student Bar Association, Founding President of the Federal Bar Association, Treasurer of the Black Law Students Association
  • B.B.A. in Accounting and Finance, Hofstra University
    • Activities/Honors: Beta Alpha Psi

Fun Facts:

  • What is your typical Starbucks order?
         Chai Latte (hot or iced)
  • What is your favorite vacation spot?
         Isla Barù, Colombia, or anywhere with no internet/cellular service
  • What is the best advice you ever received? 
         Being a successful professional requires more than being great at your job.
  • If you were an animal, what would you be?
         Lion

  

Darlene Sistrunk    Darlene Sistrunk

Senior Recruiter

                                                

 

Education:

  • M.B.A., Rosemont College
  • B.A. in Business Communications, Rosemont College
    • Activities/Honors: Magna cum laude

Fun Facts:

  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
         A Journalist
  • If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would you choose?
         Coretta Scott-King
  • If you could learn to do anything in an instant, what would it be?
         Carpentry
  • What 3 words would you use to describe the JSL team?
         Relentless, Motivated, Hilarious

  

Christopher Lins

   Christopher A. Lins, Esq.

Executive Recruiter, Attorney Business Development

                                                          

 

Education:

  • J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • B.A., Political Science, Washington and Lee University
    • Activities/Honors: Beta Theta Pi, Pennsylvania Chair - Mock Convention, Dean's List

Professional Accomplishments:

  • Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bar Licenses, 2011
  • Admitted to U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Pennsylvania- April 2012
  • Elected 9th Ward Leader- Philadelphia Republican Party (August 2014- present)
  • Alternate Delegate to the 2012 Republican National Convention

Fun Facts:

  • What is the best advice you have ever received?
         Do what you love to do.
  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
         A Fireman
  • If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would you choose?
         The President of the United States
  • If you could learn to do anything in an instant, what would it be?
         Stock market forecasting and evaluation

  

 Kaitlin Marsi   

Kaitlin Marsi

Recruiter

                                                         

 

 Education:

  • Paralegal Certificate, Villanova University
  • B.A., Communication Sciences, Temple University

Fun Facts:

  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
         Pediatrician, Marine Biologist OR a Waitress. True story.
  • What would you do with an extra 30 minutes in the day?
         Stay longer at the gym, or actually go.
  • What is your favorite item in your office and why?

            My white board. As my whole team knows, I can't function without it - keeps me sane!

  • What 3 words would you use to describe the JSL team?

            Hardworking, Supportive, Fun

 

 Adam Murphy   

Adam Murphy

Recruiter

                                                         

 

 Education:

  • J.D., Thomas Kline School of Law at Drexel University
  • B.A., University of Alabama

Fun Facts:

  • What was your favorite subject in grade school?
         History
  • What is your favorite vacation spot? 
         Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • What would you do with an extra 30 minutes added to the day?

            Probably watch another episode of whatever I'm binging on Netflix.

  • What is your favorite sports team?

            Alabama Crimson Tide football

 


The Glue That Holds Everything Together: 
   

 

Christine Durham    Christine Durham

Managing Director, Human Resources

                                                            

 

Education:

  • M.A. and B.A. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus
    • Activities/Honors: Summa cum Laude, Presidential Scholar, completed 5 year program in 4 years
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus


Fun Facts:

  • What is your favorite thing about working at JSL?
         The people that work here are the best!
  • How do you like to start the work day?
         Computer mouse in one hand, coffee in the other
  • What is the best advice you have ever received?
         Don't worry about things you cannot control.
  • What 3 words would you use to describe the JSL team?
         Dedicated, Philanthropic, Fun-Spirited

 

Rick Quinones    Rick Quinones

Client Services Consultant

                                                       

 

Education:

  • Attended Cornell University, Business of Banking School
  • Coursework in Economics, Long Island University

Fun Facts:

  • What is your go-to productivity trick?
         Preparing a to-do list for the following day
  • What is the best advice you have ever received?
         Listen to your wife.
  • If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would you choose?
         Neil Armstrong when he stepped on the moon
  • If you could learn to do anything in an instant, what would it be?
         Write bestsellers à la Michael Lewis

 

Fawn Linn    Fawn Linn

HR Recruitment Coordinator

                                                       

 

Education:

  • A.A. in Communication Studies, Community College of Philadelphia
    • Activities/Honors: Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Fun Facts:

  • What is your go-to productivity trick?
         I REALLY try to stay as organized as I can, so one thing I do is make a list and take it one task at a time.
  • How do you like to start the work day?
         Checking my emails while drinking my morning coffee
  • What would you do with an extra 30 minutes in the day?
         Relax! Catch up on whatever I'm watching on TV, take a nap, or go on a walk with my dog, Summer.
  • What is your favorite item in your office and why?
         My favorite item would have to be my cat paw mouse pad. It's ergonomic and                         adorable.

 

Shannon Homa    Shannon Homa

Project Manager

                                                       

 

Education:

  • B.A. in Communication, Alvernia University
    • Activities/Honors: Magna cum Laude, Sigma Tau Delta, Delta Epsilon Sigma

Professional Accomplishments:

  • Notary Public in Pennsylvania
  • Social Marketing Certification, Hootsuite Academy

Fun Facts:

  • What is your go-to productivity trick?
         Stepping away from my desk for a few quick minutes to clear my head before diving into a project
  • How do you like to start the work day?
         Eating breakfast while checking emails and getting organized for the day
  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
         A teacher or, more comically, an opera singer
  • What 3 words would you use to describe the JSL team?
         Dedicated, Down-to-Earth, Team-Oriented

 

Sam Akula    Samson Akula

Managing Director, Sourcing

                                                            

 

Education:

  • Coursework in Computer Science, Community College of Philadelphia

Fun Facts:

  • What is your favorite thing about working at JSL?
         The collective energy that drives client solutions
  • What is your go-to productivity trick?
         Data management through thoughtful organization keeps me on track and focused.
  • What is the best advice you have ever received?
         Ignore the noise.
  • What is your favorite item in your office and why?
         My view of the clock at Philadelphia City Hall - it reminds me that the city never sleeps

 

Stuart Davis    Stuart Davis

Talent Sourcing Specialist

                                                            

 

Education:

  • B.B.A. in International Business Administration, Temple University

Fun Facts:

  • What is your favorite thing about working at JSL?
         The company culture
  • How do you like to start the work day?
         Envision that the day will be pleasant and productive
  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when 
         A Professional Chef
  • If you could learn to do anything in an instant, what would it be?
         How to use a sewing machine

  

Florenz Balane    Florenz Balane

Recruitment Assistant

                                                            

 

Education:

  • B.F.A. in Art Management, Ateneo de Manila University

Fun Facts:

  • What is your go-to productivity trick?
         My white noise machine
  • How do you like to start the work day?
         Coffee and a podcast
  • What is the best advice you have ever received?
         Everything is in the details, so pay attention to everything.
  • What three words would you use to describe the JSL team?
         Diverse, Diligent, Down-to-Earth

 

John O'Donnell    John O'Donnell

Office Manager

                                                            

 

Education:

  • B.S. in Business Management, Temple University

Fun Facts:

  • What is the best advice you have ever received?
         A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures.
  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
         A Philadelphia 76er. Being vertically challenged thwarted that dream.
  • If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would you choose?
         The President of the United States
  • What would you do with an extra 30 minutes in the day?
         Spend it with my wife and children

 


The Number Crunchers: 

 Bob Guthmann    Bob Guthmann

Chief Financial Officer

                                                        

 

Education:

  • M.B.A., Keller Graduate School of Management
  • B.S. in Accounting, Southern Illinois University

Fun Facts:

  • What is your go-to productivity trick?
         I am an early riser, so I get started while others are still sleeping.
  • What is the best advice you have ever received?
         If you do the same thing all the time, you should expect the same results.
  • If you could learn to do anything in an instant, what would it be?
         How to fly a jet.
  • What 3 words would you use to describe the JSL team?
         Dedicated, Friendly, Diverse

  

Stephanie Warren    Stephanie Warren

Managing Director, Accounting and Payroll

                                                         

 

Education:

  • Expected B.A. in Accounting, American Public University System
  • Coursework in Anthropology, Vanderbilt University

Fun Facts:

  • What are you most thankful for? 
         Air conditioning
  • What did you want to be when you grew up?
         A doctor who was also a lawyer and a baker.
  • Who is the most famous person you've met? 
         Colin Powell
  • What is the best advice you ever received? 
         Assume nothing, question everything.

 

 David Coleman   

David Coleman

Junior Accountant

                                                         

 

Education:

 

  • B.B.A. in Business Management, Monroe College

Fun Facts:

  • How do you like to start the work day?
         With a nice breakfast and some comedy.
  • What is the best advice you have ever received?
         Stay strong, you are being tested
  • What would you do with an extra 30 minutes in the day?

            Take a 30-minute nap

  • What 3 words would you use to describe the JSL team?

            Funny, Hardworking, Teamplayers