Karin Lihzis: Founder & CEO
Karin was born and raised in Norton, MA. After moving around the US for several years, with her husband and family, they settled back in Norton. It was at this time, in 1981, that The Alpha Group was started. Karin had an idea – to create a staffing agency that would put the puzzle pieces together – matching the client (business) with the candidate (job seeker). Alpha's goal continues to “be the best at what we do, not the biggest.”

Karin’s mission was and still is to “put people first.” She believes the people are ultimately what determines the success of a business. As she often states, “If a company is going to invest in anything it should be in their people,” and they should treat them like family. If you walk into The Alpha Group you will see this family mind-set in action, from the “feel at home” environment to everyone working to help each other out.

The passion for helping others succeed allows Karin to effectively coach each candidate and guide them successfully through the job-searching process. She takes time to learn about each business – who they are and what they need to succeed. This enables her to make successful matches happen between employees and employers!

Using her strong emotional intelligence and ability to read individuals and situations clearly and quickly, Karin successfully determines the best placement for each employee and employer – helping the puzzle pieces fall together. Her energy and passion are contagious, compelling those around her to want to work hard and succeed.

When asked what she enjoys most about The Alpha Group, Karin warmly states, “it’s family-oriented…I treat everyone as part of my family.”

The belief in putting people first shines through Karin in both the workplace and at home. If you were to walk into her home you would most likely find her relaxing with her husband and two dogs – a Cavalier cocker spaniel and Havanese – cooking, listening to classical music, enjoying a fire in the fireplace, and spending time with her sons and their families, especially the grandchildren. Home is one of Karin’s favorite places to be. But when she’s not there or at work she’ll most likely be boating, sailing, shopping, tending to her flower gardens, traveling, or maybe trying to get back on the ski slopes.

Karin is a walking example of “home is where the heart is !"

Karin Lihzis: Founder & CEO
Karin was born and raised in Norton, MA. After moving around the US for several years, with her husband and family, they settled back in Norton. It was at this time, in 1981, that The Alpha Group was started. Karin had an idea – to create a staffing agency that would put the puzzle pieces together – matching the client (business) with the candidate (job seeker). Alpha's goal continues to “be the best at what we do, not the biggest.”

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Chris Lihzis: President
Some could argue that Chris has been with The Alpha Group since he was 3 months old, which would be accurate. The Alpha Group was started by Chris’ mom, Karin Lihzis, in 1981. The skills needed to be successful have been part of him since infancy (literally for both the company and Chris). In fact, he may have learned how to put the pieces of the placement puzzle together before he could even walk.

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Jennifer Corby: Accounting Manager
Jennifer is, in her own words, “southern born and southern bred, but lives up north.” Other than the owner, Jennifer has been with The Alpha Group the longest – since 1994! When Jennifer began her journey with The Alpha Group she brought with her six years of customer service experience, as well as education and training in computerized business administration. With Jennifer’s incredible memory she is able to assist customers on all their payroll and account questions. 

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Jessica Kegler: Sales Manager
Jessica has been playing matchmaker for over 15 years at The Alpha Group. Whether you’re a client (aka employer) searching for an employee or a candidate (aka employee) looking for your next job, there’s a good chance you will have some interaction with Jessica.

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Lory Taylor: Human Resources Director
Lory is a SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Certified Professional, which is one of “the most comprehensive competency-based certifications for HR professionals.” Speaking with Lory for five minutes you will quickly understand her passion for HR (human resource) and working with both our employees and employers. Lory’s ability to assist you with all your HR needs and questions comes from her 10 plus years of HR experience.

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Denise Allen: Administrative Support Specialist
Denise joined our front desk in Fall 2018, adding to the already upbeat reception our customers have come to expect. Whether it’s Denise or her teammate Laura, you can be assured you will be welcomed immediately with a smile and warm “Hi! How can I help you?”

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Laura Morse: Administrative Support Specialist
When you walk into or call The Alpha Group office Laura is one of the first persons you’ll meet, along with her teammate Denise Allen. Since 2001 Laura has worked at the front desk, greeting everyone who calls or walks through our doors with a smile and warm “Hi! How can I help you?”  Using her background in customer service and administrative support Laura makes clients and candidates feel welcomed immediately.

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Lori Narewski: Marketing Manager
Lori is the newest member of The Alpha Group. Joining us in Fall 2019, she brings with her a background of business, marketing, and education. Having ten years of experience teaching in vocational high schools, preparing students for the workforce, it is fitting for her to be part of the marketing team for a staffing agency. Lori has a bachelor’s in accounting with a psychology concentration, master’s in business education and co-op coordinator, as well as a graduate certificate in social media marketing.

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Cedes (Marcedes) Corby: Accounting Assistant
Cedes is one of the newer members of The Alpha Group family. She joined the team Summer 2019 in the accounting department, working with receivables and timecards. If you are an Alpha employee there is a good chance you have spoken with Cedes regarding your timecards and hours.

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