Meet Our Executive Team

Ready to partner with people dedicated to your needs with high standards of integrity? Perceptive and tenacious, with an impeccable eye for details, our executive team plays full out to guarantee your success.

Accomplished individuals on their own, they come together to form a strong partnership that is sophisticated, savvy (and yes, fun) and dedicated to creating relationships grounded in what is highest and best for all. They are there to serve you through all phases of your career development, in effortless times as well as challenging times, or—as it is said—through thick and thin.

With the ability to respond to constant change being paramount these days, it is refreshing to engage with a team that steadfastly focuses on servicing your needs and concerns, short and long term.

Kathleen Griffiths, Managing Director Client Relationships

Kathleen is a professional’s professional. She is the one top-notch senior professionals turn to when they need results. A straight shooter, Kathleen nails down the details that matter the most. Her focus is quality: quality service to her clients and quality service to her candidates. She takes the time to help her clients identify their needs and aligns them with the best talent. Very simple really, but everyone knows the very simple is the hardest to deliver. Kathleen delivers it.

One of the original founders of Select Group Inc., Kathleen’s track record is unmatched: more than twenty years of successfully serving the IT financial services industry, an industry where competition is always rising and innovation is essential.

Creative, fun and approachable, Kathleen has built her business on her passion that the perfect match does exist. And seeing the high regard and trust she establishes with her clients, it’s easy to see why when others fail or fade away, Kathleen succeeds.

Michael Mande, Director National Sourcing

From London to New York, Michael has been on both sides of the recruiting table. As an IT developer/consultant, both contractor and employee, Michael knows what is involved in career transitions and ensures that candidates land the “perfect” position for their career goals. Yes, perfect.

How? It’s in his bones. Michael has been there professionally, firsthand for a long time—decades to be exact. His talent: that sweet balance of serious focus, jesting repose and a killer insider’s view that allows him to listen, probe and have clarity on a completely different level than others. The bottom line is his (and his candidates’) repeated success in a very competitive business arena. By the way, he was born in Zimbabwe, and lived and worked in South Africa and London before moving to New York; he really does understand employment visa issues.

Gary Calka, Managing Director Operations

Gary has over 20 years of experience in the financial services technical staffing industry. Gary is responsible for sales, recruiting and finance.  He has in-depth expertise in full-time and contracting positions.  He is very clear and concise about what will work and what will not. If he represents you be prepared for your candidacy to move quickly, one way or the other – there are no grey areas in his world.  If you need advice, let him help you sort through your options.  It might be blunt, but it will be exact.  He is great working with ambitious, top-tier candidates ready for the next challenge.

He holds a BS in Accounting, an MBA and he is a CPA.