Success Through Partnerships

"Cedrone & O'Neill is extremely thorough in finding candidates with the specific qualities that I look for as a hiring manager. Their outstanding follow-up skills and attention to detail make it a pleasure working with the team."

- Regional Sales Manager

Our Management Team

Matt Cedrone is the founder and President of Cedrone & O'Neill Inc., a nationally recognized executive search, outplacement and consulting firm. Matt has over 18 years of experience within the consumer and industrial marketplace, partnering with both public and private companies to increase their strategic advantage through talent acquisition and consulting services.

Prior to founding Cedrone & O'Neill, Matt spent eight years with a Fortune 500 Industrial and Consumer manufacturer. During this time Matt was promoted five times, and ended his tenure as the Vice President of Industrial Sales & Marketing.

Matt's industry knowledge, strategic relationships and commitment to excellence set him apart in the industry.

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David Sugar serves as the Executive Vice President at Cedrone and O'Neill, where he places top sales, marketing, operations, and senior-level talent in the consumer and industrial markets.

Before joining Cedrone and O'Neill in 2002, Dave developed his career in the consumer and industrial product industries working for Black & Decker, GE Plastics, Kryptonite Lock, and The Stanley Works. During his twenty-four years in the business, he has held positions in sales, sales management, marketing, training, organizational planning, and corporate recruiting before becoming Vice President of Sales at Stanley Door Systems.

Dave has active relationships with a broad mix of leaders throughout the consumer and industrial channels. His experience at all levels of the corporate structure provides a solid understanding of organizational planning and development needs in the consumer and industrial marketplace.

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Joe Voelker - EVP – Organization Innovation will be leading client and candidate development for retained Executive Recruiting assignments with key clients in the Building Materials, Consumer and Industrial Products, and Private Equity.

Joe’s Human Resource Career spans over 30 years. He joins C&O from Stanley Black & Decker, where he formerly served as the Chief Human Resource Officer. In this role, Joe oversaw and managed human capital strategy, as well as environmental health and safety, corporate social responsibility, corporate brand management, and corporate communication. His most recent experience includes overseeing the development of “Purpose-Driven Performance” talent strategy. Joe also spearheaded the “Talent Factory” in order to align talent to value creation and performance.

Joe began his career at the General Electric Company and held numerous positions in the transportation, quartz, and lighting business. He graduated cum laude from Gannon University and received the Kinnane Graduate Award from Mercyhurst College where he earned a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Management. Joe also earned a Master’s Degree in Adult Education from Penn State University. He is committed to community service. Joe currently serves as the Vice Chair of Hartford Healthcare Board of Directors and Board Chair of Ready Connecticut.

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Michelle Petersen is the Director of Talent Management and has worked for the firm for eight years. She manages candidate development and assessment, sourcing and relationship building with key clients and candidates. Her network of leaders in the consumer and industrial sectors provides access to a channel of talent, helping to solve the most challenging needs on your team.

Before joining Cedrone & O'Neill, she worked for three years as a Recruiter and Researcher at a retained search firm specializing in the technology, healthcare and electronics industry.

Michelle's extensive knowledge in research, market assessment and candidate sourcing provides a great foundation for the support and development of ideal candidates for your search needs.

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Dianna DeConciliis has eleven years of experience in the recruiting industry with channel focus in healthcare, software, financial services, government, energy, biotech, retail, education, architecture and engineering. Dianna has experience with: full life cycle recruiting, candidate sourcing, cold calling, salary negotiations, closing candidates, and being a brand ambassador. In her role as a Talent Manager Dianna will be supporting both our outplacement division and recruiting function to guide, develop and coach candidates through their transition.

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Michelle Ferrara has twenty years of sales, marketing and operations experience supporting the Consumer products channel. Michelle's expertise in career development, coaching and mentoring will provide Outplacement candidates in transition with exceptional career support and guidance.

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Margaret Ross, Strategic Communications is a senior public relations major at Quinnipiac University and will be pursuing her MBA in 2021-2022. Her passion is for writing, editing and brand management. Margaret’s coursework has included strategic campaigns, modeled press conferences, written case studies, crisis management planning and much more. Margaret offers experience with resume editing, candidate positioning, PowerPoint, copywriting, Zoom and creating company materials.