Our Team

Scott Kenfield

Scott Kenfield is a Certified Staffing Professional (CSP) who has successfully hired hundreds of candidates for clients in almost every industry.  Scott’s career path, filled with eclectic managerial roles, has cultivated in him a unique talent for connecting the right people with the right opportunities.  Scott’s professional experience includes being a Branch Manager for a staffing company and serving as the Executive Officer for a U.S. Marine Corps tank company.  Scott holds an Economics Degree from Tulane University.

Tom Lippie

Tom Lippie is the founder of Client First Associates, a Vann Group Company.  With decades of experience in organizational design, leadership development, strategic planning, training and even as a hostage negotiator in the New York Correctional system; Tom is a master at enabling people to work together toward shared goals with clarity and energy.   He has spear­headed organizational initiatives at all levels for countless businesses and non-profits and has a repu­tation among current and former clients as a craftsman in the field.  With so much experience and insight about roles, responsibilities, skills and abilities; Tom’s insights and experience were utilized to create the organizational development best practices that are the foundation for Hire EQ’s process.  Tom is a graduate of Siena College and attended Albany Law School.

Laura Block

After serving six years in the United States Army Reserve, Laura began her professional career in the Northampton Public School system as an Oral Transliterator for the Deaf.  Passionate about helping both individuals and organizations succeed, she found her niche in human resources.  Utilizing a “whole systems” approach to recruiting, Laura looks at not only the technical skills needed for the position both today and tomorrow, but also management philosophies, emotional intelligence, and culture of the organization.