Meet The Team

Bill Barrett

Founder & President

Bill founded Golden Hire in December of 2000 and thrives on bringing national companies and candidates together. He has built a career, and now a company, that puts companies and candidates in the right place at the right time.

Bill understands that the world of business never stands still, but is a universe unto itself where the only constant is change. Believing such, he works tenaciously to stay on top of business trends and shifts, especially in the rapidly evolving world of technology.

Heather Arcia

Managing Partner

Heather Arcia is a Managing Partner at Golden Hire Consulting. Heather brings 10 years of recruiting experience primarily in IT. She is experienced working with privately-owned software companies recruiting technical and executive-level non-technical talent. She specializes in building SOLID and winning teams while building long-lasting client relationships.

Joel Borrello

Managing Partner

Joel brings over a dozen years of recruiting experience on a national scale. He has attributed a lot of his success to learning Sourcing Semantics early on while building-up sales and sales engineering firms in start-ups and ``early-stage`` companies. He's proud to have helped high-growth companies achieve their goals by finding top talent to match their specific culture, DNA and growth plans.

Jackie Lopez

Managing Partner

Jackie Lopez, a Buffalo native, has been in the recruiting industry for 20 years. For the first 16 years, she specialized in Accounting, Finance, and IT positions for the Western NY community. She transitioned to the national market for Sales professionals in the Software Tech space in 2015. In her spare time, she dotes on her dogs, Vladimir and Beatrix Kiddo because her children are grown.

Andrej Krajewski

Senior Recruiter

Andrej has a background in both technical and sales recruiting. He is originally from Buffalo, New York, and has a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource Management from St. John Fisher College. In his spare time he enjoys playing hockey, skiing, golfing, and playing guitar.

Mark Cergol

Managing Partner

Mark Cergol, a Long Island native, has spent almost 10 years recruiting candidates nationally for various roles with technology companies ranging in size from early-stage start-ups to global, public companies. Prior to that, he spent 15 years in software sales selling directly and through channel partners. Mark joined Golden Hire in 2021 and looks forward to adding to an already successful team.

Dan Borrello


Dan Borrello is Joel's ``older`` brother. Dan spent 15 years in the media industry, joining GoldenHire in 2018 and is enjoying working in an environment with great leadership, honest people, and a fun atmosphere--which is what most people think radio is. He wishes he had gone into this sooner.

Matthew Bartnik


Matthew Bartnik is a researcher at Golden Hire Consulting. He currently is at Canisius College studying Sports Management on schedule to graduate in Fall 2020. Outside of work Matthew helps run the statistics for Canisius College D1 Hockey and enjoys golfing.