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Our Team

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Elisa Sheftic

President and Managing Partner

Ms. Sheftic is currently the President and Managing Partner of Right Executive Search, LLC. Her main area of expertise is placing mid to C-level professionals in the Financial Services, Banking, Hedge Fund/Private Equity, Accounting and Management Consulting industries. She is also responsible for all aspects of sourcing strategy development, client service, operations and administration.

Prior to starting her own firm, Elisa was a Partner and Senior Managing Director for The Patton Group LLC, a national search organization, where she managed the New York/New Jersey office. Previously, she was employed with R&L Solutions, a boutique Executive Search firm in the Tri-State area. Additional experience includes Associate Director positions at Quellos (Blackrock) and Bear Stearns as well as tenures in the Private Client divisions at Salomon Brothers and Morgan Stanley.

She received her BA from Rutgers University and received her MBA from New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business, with a concentration in Finance/Marketing, in 1995. Elisa is currently completing post-graduate studies in Human Resources at Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

Elisa's expertise is in PROACTIVELY SOURCING & ACTIVELY CONNECTING with talent.


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Jane V. Randazzo, CPRW

VP, Talent Acquisition

Ms. Randazzo is currently a Vice President of Talent Acquisition for Right Executive Search, LLC and prior to joining RES, Jane worked at Corbin Capital Partners for more than six years as the head of Client Services, responsible for client relations and administration. Previously,  Ms. Randazzo was a Vice President and Director of Institutional Client Services at BNY Asset Management and was responsible for managing the client services and presentation production teams. Ms. Randazzo has also held positions at Credit Suisse Asset Management and Schroder Investment Management. She holds a BA from Franklin & Marshall College and an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business.


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Linda Iceland

VP, Talent Acquisition,
Research & Administration

Linda Iceland is currently a Talent Acquisition Associate and administrative aide for Right Executive Search. Linda joined RES after a long career in the media industry, in positions spanning editorial, marketing, communications and human resources, including managerial roles in recruitment, hiring, employee retention and employee relations. Linda is a cum laude graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University.


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Melanie Donus, CPRW

VP, Diversity Acquisition,
Career Exploration Testing Consultant

elanie (Mel) Donus is a Vice President at Right Executive Search where she directs the Diversity Talent Acquisition division and spearheads the career exploratory testing service for college students, recent graduates, or any candidate looking to launch or redirect their career.  Her function within the Diversity Talent Acquisition line focuses on fostering diversity within the workplace as a holistic concept; and more specifically, career empowerment for female “Returners” and neurodiverse (Autism) candidates, in addition to supporting clients on promoting autism awareness within their corporate culture.  Melanie promotes the importance of knowing yourself and assists job seekers gain clarity about their career compatibility by analyzing their Birkman® career exploratory test report findings and coaching them on “best fit” industry and job title matches.  


In addition to her 10 year RES tenure, Melanie’s previous titles include Vice President at Deutsche Bank for over 11 years in various Structured Product client facing roles, Chief Operations Officer at Precision Capital Advisors, Private Equity Administrator at Banker’s Trust, and Trading Assistant at a boutique investment advisory firm in Beverly Hills, CA.


Melanie received her Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia State University and holds a Six Sigma Black Belt certification in Project Management. She utilizes her expansive networking list in addition to expertise in Birkman® career exploratory reporting, a Certified Professional Resume Writer credential, and an active membership in the Professional Association of Résumé Writers and Career Coaches to support RES candidates and clients.  She is active in giving back to the community and her background includes extensive philanthropic leadership roles.  In addition, she frequently speaks at various local colleges and universities regarding the day to day impact of Autism on families and the latest job market trends regarding female returners and neurodiversity inclusion in the workplace. 


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Danielle Potschantek

VP, Talent Acquisition

Ms. Potschantek is currently a Vice President of Talent Acquisition for Right Executive Search,  LLC and  has 18 years’ experience in Human Resources with a focus on recruiting, building recruitment programs, and international expansion. Prior to RES, Ms. Potschantek had the unique opportunity to work in HR/Recruitment capacities in dynamic and varied environments, including: VP of Recruiting for Citigroup/Lava Trading, HR Consultant at CR Bard, Talent Acquisition Specialist at Mercer Delta Consulting, and Senior Manager, Strategic Recruiting at She is a certified trainer in behavioral-based interviewing. Danielle holds a Bachelor's degree from William Paterson University and a Master’s degree from Fordham University in Human Resources and Organizational Development.


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Rebecca Rund

Talent Acquisition Associate

Ms. Rund is a Talent Acquisition Associate for Right Executive Search, LLC. Prior to joining RES, Rebecca worked at Deloitte for six years as a project manager focusing on processing reengineering and change management solutions for clients. Rebecca is now responsible for candidate identification and sourcing, as well as administrative and technology initiatives related to full-cycle recruitment and candidate and client relations. Rebecca holds a B.A. from the University of Maryland and a Master's from Duke University.


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Cathy Tidmarsh

Talent Acquisition Associate

Ms. Tidmarsh is currently a Talent Acquisition Associate for Right Executive Search, LLC. Prior to joining RES, Cathy was sole proprietor of MHT Executive Search. Her main area of expertise was placing executives in the Technology, Health Care, and Call Center industries. Previously, she was a multi-industry Senior Manager with over 20 years in Call Center Technology and Operations. Cathy holds a B.A. from Adelphi University.


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Joana Berry

Assistant Talent Acquisition Associate

Ms. Berry is currently an Assistant Talent Acquisition Associate at Right Executive Search, LLC. Joana utilizes multiple sourcing methods to connect with top talent. Joana has 8 years' experience in Human Resources Management, where she provided extensive recruitment and retention strategies, training, and benefits administration, in the fields of technology, medical, and property management sectors.


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