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.

Having been with The Alpha Group since 2004, Jessica currently specializes in the placement of administrative, technical, and distribution professionals. She has learned to read people very well, utilizing her emotional intelligence to interpret and understand what an employer is looking for in an employee, as well as quickly understand each candidate’s assets, qualities, strengths, and goals. These skills allow her to determine the best fit for everyone.

Jessica often draws upon her secret weapon: an unparalleled network of contacts and resources that can make matches happen like magic. She has become a successful recruiter by remembering that making the right fit for her clients is more than just matching skillset. It is matching the right personalities and the right culture along with the right skills.

Our clients know Jessica will present the best candidates for each position. Our candidates know they will be placed in jobs where they can succeed. This saves both parties time and stress in the job searching and hiring process.

When asked to share one thing she enjoys most about working at The Alpha Group, Jessica states, “That every day is different. We work with so many unique types of businesses and recruit so many types of roles for those businesses; we are always meeting new types of professionals and new personalities. No two placements are ever identical – that keeps things interesting and dynamic!”

On her days off, Jessica can be found spending time with her husband and dogs, or shopping for antiques or buying, distressing, and painting furniture – continuing to fill her home with family treasures and heirlooms, some dating back to the Civil and Revolutionary Wars. In fact, Jessica is a proud member of DAR (Daughter of the American Revolution). Having grown up in Wisconsin, she has a love of country living, and peace and quiet. This is why when she’s not shopping or antiquing, she enjoys reading, playing the piano, relaxing on the porch, being outside in nature, or learning more about her family genealogy.

Jessica’s two favorite quotes are: “The speed of the leader will determine the pace of the pack. Lead, follow, or get out of the way!” and “Reach for the stars, don’t live on your scars.”

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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