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Meet The Team

Everyone has a story to tell. Here’s ours:

Founded in 2008, we got our start in a tough market. But we’ve never been afraid of hard work, so our beginnings reflect that. We’ve grown steadily and built our business the only way we believe you can – one relationship at a time.

Our consultants have made our practice one of the best in Boston. We have proudly become the chosen partner to several Fortune 500 companies, made possible only by our network of industry leaders, pioneers and top technologists.

As a team, we’ve been honored by Staffing Industry Analysts as a Best Staffing Firm to Work and Consult For, Inc. Magazine as one of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies, and by the Boston Business Journal as a Pacesetter, to name a few of our accolades.

But enough about our company, meet our people who make it all possible:

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Darrin Lang
CEO & Co-Founder
Who has impressed you most with what they’ve accomplished?

Og Mandino: Natick, MA born, a military officer; self-help books saved him from contemplated suicide and alcoholism; he became a successful salesman and later a successful author, writing The Greatest Salesman in the World among other books.

Why did you decide to do the work you are doing now?

Relationship building and helping companies and professionals achieve their goals is my life's work and building LABUR has allowed me to continue to fulfill this passion.

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Seth Burr
CSO and Co-Founder
If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning a medal for?

Journaling, if it was such a thing. I am a voracious reader and make a habit of writing my daily, weekly, monthly, annual, and lifelong goals down. My life is dedicated to being the best person I can be, personally and professionally.

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Petra Mandrus
Practice Lead, Advisory Services
Why did you decide to do the work you are doing now?

Puzzles, I love solving puzzles! Technology is amazing, an enabler, a game changer. And also daunting. Looking at problems through a people lens, listening, relating, shaping the lines of inquiry with fresh ways of thinking. Illuminating unique client needs. And helping clients see a pragmatic and actionable path forward. That is where sustainable and rewarding change can happen, and where I like to dig deep.

What's your favorite piece of technology, new or old, and why?

Collaboration tools – a sketchpad, digital workspace, illustration tools, online meeting software. I work with people (before working with technology) and I rely on these tools to get to know them, to listen and learn, to visualize current state and new ideas, to decide what is relevant, build trust, a vision of their future and roadmaps. And ultimately shape answers to their most pressing problems and help them navigate change.

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Nick Regan
Managing Director, Delivery
What game or movie universe would you most like to live in?

Moana

What song have you completely memorized?

Paradise City by Guns N’ Roses

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Dylan Jones
Managing Director, Sales
What do you wish you knew more about?

Speaking additional languages. The ability to communicate with others is so important to everything we do, and to be able to do that with the nuances that fluency in a language brings allows for an even greater exchange of ideas and for relationships to flourish.

Why did you decide to do the work you are doing now?

Having scaled and led client-facing growth teams, building relationships centered in trust and mutual value creation and enabling teams to do their best work so that both individuals and organizations achieve success is what really gets me excited. Focusing on these aspects of my work with a group as caring, agile, and driven as LABUR is truly compelling.

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Andy Bank
Managing Director, Finance
What’s the best way to start the day?

A walk along the ocean followed by breakfast on the deck with my family and some James Taylor playing.

Who has impressed you most with what they’ve accomplished?

My grandmother who raised a family as a single mother in the 1950s. She worked harder than anyone I know day after day, but always did so with a smile. Her glass was consistently half full!

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Dessa Payne
Manager, Operations
If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning a medal for?

Processing payroll.

What are some small things that make your day better?

Music, laughter, and a good cup of coffee.

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Ryan Soucy
Manager, Information Technology
Who has impressed you most with what they’ve accomplished?

My father. He has an amazing work ethic that I work to emulate. He got to where he is today by putting his nose to the grindstone and building himself up.

What songs have you completely memorized?

Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker, Springsteen - Eric Church, Chicken Fried - Zac Brown Band, Hooked on a Feeling - Blue Swede

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Ken Burr
Senior Associate, Delivery
If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning a medal for?

Chasing after my kids.

Why did you decide to do the work you are doing now?

I enjoy the ability to build lifelong relationships, and that's exactly what my work at LABUR allows me to do.

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Logan Spillane
Senior Associate, Sales
What’s your claim to fame?

I was sued for $50 million dollars for a college assignment, and the case made it to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Why did you decide to do the work you are doing now?

I decided to get into business development because I wanted the opportunity to build meaningful relationships while helping our clients accomplish significant technology initiatives.

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Adam Burr
Senior Associate, Delivery
What skill would you like to master?

How to play an instrument.

Why did you decide to do the work you are doing now?

I'm a people-person and the work I do is a great opportunity to always be meeting new people.

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Anna Healy
Team Lead, Delivery
Who has impressed you most with what they’ve accomplished?

Warren Miller, American ski and snowboard film maker, the most impressive ski bum.

Why did you decide to do the work you are doing now?

To build my communication and interpersonal skills, help people and get paid to do it.

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Owen Juros
Associate, Delivery & Social Media
What songs have you completely memorized?

"Summer Nights" by Rascal Flatts or "Fire Burnin'" by Sean Kingston

Who has impressed you most with what they’ve accomplished?

My grandfather because he was always willing to put in the time and effort to make his work product the best it can be in his career and in life. I have always been impressed at his commitment to his family and doing things the right way, even if they are the more difficult path.

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Elise Cobb
Associate, Delivery & Care Team Coordinator
What do you wish you knew more about?

Indoors/in apartment gardening so I could grow things to eat

What’s the best way to start the day?

Waking up from natural lighting and playing some jazz

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Jon Passman
Associate, Delivery
What’s your claim to fame?

Back-to-back little league championships. Dominant performances on the mini diamond.

What do you wish you knew more about?

Anything and everything psychology.

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James Farnen
Associate, Sales
What songs have you completely memorized?

American Pie - Don McLean, Take it Easy - Eagles, Trying Your Luck - The Strokes, Instant Crush Unpeeled - Cage The Elephant.

Why did you decide to do the work you are doing now?

I love the opportunity to make long term connections with people and working in a small, tight-knit environment.

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Tom Bean
Associate, Delivery
What’s your claim to fame?

I hit a homerun during batting practice over the green monster at Fenway Park.

What skill would you like to master?

I'd like to master cooking. I love food but my patience in the kitchen is not long. If I became a master chef it would not only satisfy me but also the people I am cooking for.

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Peter Treyz
Associate, Delivery
What does LABUR do well?

The LABUR team is driven and hard-working, and we push each other to succeed in a healthy, competitive way. Getting to work and compete against friends and succeeding in getting placements makes it exciting to work here. We take the work seriously and have good pride in our final product because we know that what we deliver to clients is going to be superior to other companies.

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Courtney Johnstone
Executive Assistant
What songs have you completely memorized?

Me on Whiskey by Morgan Wallen

What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?

Travel to an island in the Caribbean

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Nina Dooley
Junior Associate, Sales
Who has impressed you most with what they’ve accomplished?

My grandfather is my biggest inspiration. He is a United States Hockey Hall of Famer, served in the US Army, and put his Olympic dreams on hold to pursue a successful sales career and provide for his five children.

Why did you decide to do the work you are doing now?

I was lucky to have the opportunity to work with LABUR through the Northeastern Co-Op program. I was most intrigued by the learning experiences and the team culture.

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Aveen Hallissey
Junior Associate, Delivery
Why did you decide to do the work you are doing now?

It's never boring. I feel like I'm doing something important and, just even on the phones, getting to speak with really interesting, intelligent, cool people that you wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity to. The consultants you work with, it is a mutually beneficial partnership. Essentially you're making a positive impact on their life and that's a pretty cool thing.

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Alicia Mroczkowski
Junior Associate, Delivery
What songs have you completely memorized?

Jersey Girl by the LEGEND Bruce Springsteen

What game or movie universe would you most like to live in?

Sixteen Candles. I love the vibe 80s movies give

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Matt Hart
Junior Associate, Delivery
Who has impressed you most with what they’ve accomplished?

My grandfather had a high school education and through hard work, perseverance and intelligence built a very successful business from the ground up and became a well-respected community and business leader.

Why did you decide to do the work you are doing now?

I decided to get into business development because I wanted the opportunity to build meaningful relationships while helping our clients accomplish significant technology initiatives.

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Anthony Avallone
Junior Associate, Delivery
What skill would you like to master?

One skill I would like to master is painting. The art and skill of painting has always been something I have been greatly intrigued by and have always appreciated. There is nothing more satisfying than being able to be a skilled artist.

Why did you decide to do the work you are doing now?

I decided to work at LABUR for several reasons but the primary ones align with their core virtues, their close knit office, and their true desire for everyone to succeed and progress as not only a professional but an individual as well.

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Tate Rietkerk
Junior Associate, Delivery
What skill would you like to master?

I have always wanted to master the game of Chess. I have played since I can remember and love finding ways to get better.

Who has impressed you most with what they’ve accomplished?

Erik Spoelstra, coach of the Miami heat, has always impressed me with how he rose throughout the organization. Starting as a mid-level video coordinator, he quickly rose up the ranks until he became the head coach for the franchise. It is inspiring to see someone start so low in an organization and rise to the top.

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Pearl Rincon
Junior Associate, Delivery
What songs have you completely memorized?

"Love You Like A Love Song" by Selena Gomez, "Boyfriend" by Big Time Rush, and "Somewhere Only We Know" by Keane

Why did you decide to do the work you are doing now?

I decided to do the work I'm doing now because I wanted to work on my people skills. I also wanted to learn how to create professional relationships.

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Maisie Maver
Junior Associate, Delivery
What’s the best way to start the day?

Enjoying leftover pizza

What are some small things that make your day better?

Hitting no red lights on my way home from work

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Samuel Spingola
Junior Associate, Delivery
Who has impressed you most with what they’ve accomplished?

I'm extremely impressed by the accomplishments of Derrick Rose, one of my favorite athletes growing up. It's unbelievable that he began his basketball journey in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods of Chicago and then become one of the most famous point guards of my time, including an MVP award and rookie of the year.

Why did you decide to do the work you are doing now?

I consider myself a very extroverted person so I find it very fulfilling to meet new people and help them achieve their professional goals. I enjoy LABUR's very tight knit work environment which lends me the ability to ask questions and receive feedback from my peers.