Employee Spotlight

Brian Bednarek

Branch Manager, Finance and Accounting

 

 

We are excited to announce that Addison Group will be expanding our finance & accounting talent solutions offering to Atlanta, Georgia and its surrounding areas! Brian Bednarek, Branch Manager of our Boston office, will be overseeing the launch and serving as a mentor for recently promoted Branch Manager Maggie Burns. Recently we sat down with Brian to hear his thoughts on this next step in his career at Addison and his role in the Atlanta office expansion.

What are you most proud of during your journey with Addison Group?

Being with Addison Group throughout our massive growth over the last ten years, many things come to mind, but the moments that stand out always involve people development. I’m extremely proud of the practice and culture that we’ve built in Boston but promoting Maggie to open Atlanta is certainly one of my proudest Addison moments. It’s been a pleasure to be involved in her professional growth and development.

What are you most excited about starting this new office location in Atlanta?

I’m excited to start that process in a new city and partner with Maggie to hire, train, and develop an exceptional team of staffing professionals aspiring to be the premiere Finance and Accounting firm in the Atlanta market. One of the more rewarding aspects of this job is relationship building: internally with my teammates and externally with Finance and Accounting professionals.

What are your main goals with this new initiative?

A short-term goal is to provide Maggie and her team with the resources to succeed in a new market. My long-term goal is to earn the trust of accounting and finance professionals in the Atlanta market and become their go-to accounting and finance talent solutions provider.

What sets Addison Group’s finance and accounting talent solutions apart from the rest?

Our approach to the business is simple – people first, process second. We’re committed to understanding who you are and what you’re looking for to ensure we’re making a successful match on both sides. We take the time to understand the unique accounting or finance challenges our clients face and help find the right talent solutions for those roles. We also work with our candidates to build long-term careers and find long-term homes for our clients.

What is the biggest career lesson you’ve learned so far?

I launched the Boston Finance & Accounting – Contract practice in 2015 and overcoming the adversities and challenges that come with opening a new market is something I look back fondly on. Addison Group and my mentor Jay Houston provided me with the autonomy to fail and learn from my mistakes. Obviously, those stressful moments can feel overwhelming, but looking back at those moments, I value those most because they helped me grow professionally and personally.

What is one thing you want your clients and candidates to know about Addison’s culture?

We value the impact of what we’re doing on both sides of the coin.  From a hiring manager’s perspective, it can impact their career if they make the wrong hire. On the candidate’s side, if they make the bad career decision to join a particular organization, it has long term impact on their career. We want to ensure that we’re making successful placements and matches that are mutually beneficial to both the candidate and client.

At Addison Group, we’re always on the lookout for top talent. Check out our current openings and become part of our team!

 

“I always encourage my team to make their primary focus on building relationships with candidates and clients and success will follow. From the initial meeting to making a successful placement, I want all parties involved to feel valued and know that we have their best interests in mind.”

– Brian Bednarek


Employee Spotlight: 

 

Brian Bednarek

Brian Bednarek, Branch Manager

Brian Bednarek joined Addison Group’s Chicago office as a Recruiter in our Finance & Accounting division in 2012. He was soon promoted to a Sr. Recruiter position, before eventually transitioning to a Business Development Manager position, which he held for over a year. In June 2015, Brian became a Branch Manager to expand the Finance & Accounting footprint in Addison’s Boston office.

In Boston, he has been responsible for building business in this new market and managing a team of Recruiters and Business Development Managers who place professionals with companies in search of their specialized skills. In Spring 2022, Brian is playing an integral role in supporting the opening of Addison’s Atlanta office. Brian is constantly striving to stay abreast of the latest regulations and advancements within the Finance & Accounting industry in order to recognize trends, read the market, and identify opportunities. In addition to his sales responsibilities, Brian directly supports the hiring, training, and developing for a team of junior and mid-career associates. He is responsible for leading training sessions, coaching in one-on-one meetings, and hiring and onboarding all new associates.

At Addison Group, we’re always on the lookout for top talent. View current openings and become part of our team!

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About Addison Group

Addison Group is a leading professional services firm specializing in talent solutions and consulting services, offering a full suite of capabilities across multiple sectors, including information technology, finance and accounting, healthcare, human resources, administrative, and digital marketing. With a growing network of companies, offices across the United States, and deep relationships in regional and local markets, Addison is one of the top talent solutions and consulting services companies in the US, providing industry-leading expertise with a national reach and a localized touch. Founded in 1999, Addison has been repeatedly recognized by the media as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States and a top workplace and a Best of Staffing Company by Inavero. Learn more at https://addisongroup.com