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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 Temp 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
COO 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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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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Matthew Leathers
Practice Lead, Advisory Services
What game or movie universe would you most like to live in?

I introduced my kids to The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl a few years ago. Her corner of the Marvel Universe is boundlessly optimistic, funny, and creative. Those aspects are pretty appealing to me these days. Although I'd also be happy to have a Pokémon friend. Snubbull, I choose you!

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

The variety of clients and their problems is hard to beat. I get to see a wide range of challenges, work to solve them, and adapt and evolve my thinking. As a curious person who likes people and wants to see them thrive, business and technology consulting is a hand-in-glove fit for me.

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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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Chris Doherty
Senior Associate, Delivery
What’s the best way to start the day?

A strong cup of black coffee.

What’s something you like to do the old-fashioned way?

Send handwritten thank you notes.

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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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Bob Dunakin
Senior Associate, Sales
What are some small things that make your day better?

At work the great sense of building something together that is tangible and makes the struggles worthwhile. Taking time to walk my dog and enjoy my neighborhood and the other families who are walking their dogs. Listening to music with my sons.

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

The Godfather, at least the food and music would always be good.

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Marc Parmet
Strategic Advisor
What's been the biggest success of your career?

Connecting with business and technology leadership, and working together to develop innovative and transformational strategies that ultimately deliver unique customer value. Whenever my advisory contributions help to elevate an organization - regardless of its size or stature - it is a source of great personal satisfaction and professional pride.

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

The technology that is simultaneously powerful, capable, and yet elegant in its transparency for people to use - that's when technology is compelling, valuable, and transformational.

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Peter Blackwood
Strategic Advisor
Why did you decide to do the work you are doing now?

I've always been thankful for the unique opportunities I've had to help the leaders of so many great companies with their most important business and technology decisions and plans. As the pace of change in the world has accelerated, things have only gotten more interesting.

What's been the biggest success of your career?

As a strategic advisor, I recognize that my own success depends 100% on the success of my clients. There's nothing more satisfying than the feeling I've helped to bring clarity, consensus, direction, momentum, and/or a positive impact to the people and companies I'm so fortunate to work with each day.

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Jack Lawhorn
Associate, Marketing
What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?

The rules of Dungeons & Dragons and the benefits of playing it.

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

I first joined the LABUR team as a Northeastern University Co-Op and loved the opportunity to both work with amazing people and have a more significant impact that I had been able to elsewhere.

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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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Owen Juros
Associate, Delivery
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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Anna Healy
Associate, 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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James Farnen
Junior 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.