Meet the Team

//Meet the Team
Meet the Team 2020-04-08T14:36:16+00:00

Meet The Team

Laura MauricePresident
Laura founded Connect Staffing in 2007 with the goal of creating a staffing firm that provides positive experiences and outcomes for candidates, clients and employees. Prior to becoming a professional recruiter, she spent 20 years in public relations and marketing in Washington, DC, and Atlanta. Laura continues to write as a side gig and has been published in various legal trade magazines.

She received her B.A. from Duke University and her M.B.A. from Georgia State University. She moved to Marietta in 1988 with her husband, Richard, and raised three children who have since left the nest but left behind two cats and a boxer named Coco. Laura relocated Connect Staffing to the quaint-meets-hip Marietta Square area in 2018. In her spare time, she is an avid yoga & pilates devotee as a balance to her Type-A personality.

Emily AaronSourcing/Recruiting Coordinator
Emily Aaron is a Legal Sourcing/Recruiting Coordinator for Connect Staffing and wears dual hats as Social Media Manager. She is adept at leveraging social media to raise the firm’s visibility and attract both candidates and clients. Recruiting is a career path that Emily stumbled upon after graduating from Valdosta State in 2017 and moving back home to the Atlanta area. Using staffing firms for her own job search sparked her interest in the industry. As a relatively new member of the professional workforce, she understands how complex and exhausting the job search can be and aims to simplify the process. She prides herself in matching candidates with the right career by building and maintaining a personal connection with each candidate. Emily loves a well-formatted resume and the excitement in candidates when they accept an offer!

When she’s not digging through LinkedIn and playing career-matchmaker, you can find her strolling the aisles of Target or playing with her Goldendoodle pup, Riley. Riley frequently hangs at the office and supports Emily and Connect Staffing with her #RecruiterRiley hashtag on LinkedIn.

Sherrie OsterlohSenior Recruiter
Sherrie Osterloh brings expertise in recruiting, business development and relationship management to her role as Senior Recruiter at Connect Staffing and considers recruiting her passion. She started her career as a Paralegal and utilized that knowledge and subject matter expertise to work as a Relationship Manager for technology companies that developed proprietary software in the legal field. She subsequently leveraged both her knowledge of the legal field and her account management experience to begin her recruiting career in 2003, initially working with a staffing firm where she specialized in legal recruiting. From there, she went on to handle full lifecycle recruiting in corporate and agency settings for a variety of industries including legal, marketing, sales, accounting & finance, executive/administrative support, human resource and high-volume roles.

Sherrie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Shorter University and her Paralegal Certificate from the National Center for Paralegal Training. She lives in Inman Park where she and her adopted Siberian Husky, Alaska, enjoy visiting the many dog-friendly restaurants and parks.

Yvonne IrbyHR Specialist
Yvonne Irby is the point person for the Connect Staffing administrative team and has over 15 years of experience in a variety of HR functional areas. Prior to joining Connect Staffing, Yvonne worked in the non-profit and commercial real estate arenas, where she managed all aspects of the recruiting and employment processes. Her areas of expertise also include HR compliance and best practices, policy and procedure development, creation of position descriptions and employee relations.

The New York transplant has spent most of her life in Atlanta and currently resides in East Cobb with her husband, two children and her black Labrador, Benjamin. While not working or volunteering at school, she loves spending time at the lake and beach as well as watching her children play soccer and basketball. She’s a jack-of-all-trades with a quick wit that her co-workers rely on.