Meet the Management Team
Rebecca Cenni, Founder & CEO
A prominent figure in the staffing industry, Rebecca Cenni founded Atrium Staffing in 1995 in New York City. After graduating from University of Wisconsin and working briefly for a national staffing firm, Rebecca set out to establish a firm focused on investing in her applicants and employees. She trademarked her Applicant-CentricTM philosophy, a unique system that fosters higher quality Associates by providing benefits normally associated with corporate employment. Rebecca received the 2010 Enterprising Woman of the Year Award and is an E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year finalist. Rebecca maintains a healthy work-life balance focused on spending time with her young son and staying involved in the New York City community through organizations such as CancerCare, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and Dress for Success.
Linda Gesell, President Atrium New York
Linda joined Atrium in 1997 just under 2 years from its inception. A quick learner, Linda dove into sales and built her own portfolio of clients that generated over $8 million in annual revenue by her third year of employment. From that point, Linda assumed a role as a leader and helped to build a strong infrastructure for Atrium with a robust training program, performance management protocols, hiring practices, formalized recruitment and sales processes. She also assisted with instituting an internal payroll, marketing and operations team to manage the unparalleled growth experienced in the first 5 years of inception. Linda currently serves as Atrium’s President based out of the New York City headquarters. She is responsible for managing the daily activities of a staff of over 40 employees in sales, marketing, recruitment, and development. She has extensive experience in performance management, business planning and analysis, training, employee relations, operations, recruitment, management of key client accounts, strategic sales and is uniquely qualified to offer guidance and direction in the development of staffing solutions for our clients. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Masters in Education.
Jill Ikens, President Atrium Boston
Jill Ikens joined Atrium Staffing in March 2005 as the President of the Boston location. She came to Atrium with 30 years of experience in the staffing industry specializing in administrative support placements at all levels. Her previous work included opening and managing multiple, national offices thus quickly understanding what it takes to build a business in a highly competitive market. She has managed up to $50M budgets and has been extremely involved with several VMS and MSP installations. Located on Newbury Street, Jill now manages a team of professionals who are considered best-in-class. She is the embodiment of Atrium’s Applicant-Centric philosophy and well known in the community for building deep-rooted and long term relationships with clients and Associates alike. Jill is a graduate of Wheelock College in Boston with a degree in Early Childhood Education.
Bernard Caputo, President Atrium Managed Services
Bernie joined Atrium in 2002 to grow the company’s thriving New Jersey practice. As the President of Atrium New Jersey, the division grew 25% year-over-year and across four offices throughout the state. Bernie created the company-wide sales training program where new hires learn the Applicant-Centric philosophy. He developed and now leads the Atrium Managed Services company which now supports a nationwide clientele, employing 5000 contingent employees year-round. A graduate of University Wisconsin in International Affairs, Bernie previously served as an executive at Conversent, a telecommunications firm, which was later acquired by One Communications.
Paul Cenni, President Atrium California
Paul joined Atrium Staffing in August 2011 to serve as President of the first West Coast office, located in downtown San Francisco. Paul is particularly adept at recruiting candidates in Real Estate and Building services, due to his 21-year-run at ABM Industries. In his position as Vice President, Paul oversaw 14 branch offices with 125 management employees and approximately 3,400 staff. With Paul leading the company in growth, profitability and customer retention, the Northern California region grew 33%. Paul is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in International Economics. Outside of the office, Paul enjoys spending time with his family and golfing with his sons.
Mark Nelson, President Atrium Chicago Oak Brook
Mark joined Atrium in the Spring of 2015 as its President of the Chicago Oak Brook location. He is responsible for the growth, strategic development and financial performance of this operation. Mark brings to Atrium over 20 years of experience in the human capital management arena and most recently owned a regional staffing company called S2i that was ranked as one of the fastest growing in the United States. He has also previously served in the capacities of Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President & Regional Vice President for both public & private national staffing organizations and has been responsible for geographic territories with revenue up to $200M. Mark is a highly motivated leader whose expertise lies in achieving rapid market expansion thru use of his major account sales & business development talents. Mark attended Northern Illinois University where he majored in Liberal Arts & Sciences. He is a member of the Phil Kappa Theta National Fraternity as well as Delta Sigma Pi Professional business Fraternity. On a personal note, Mark is a family man who enjoys spending time with wife and children and is also an avid golfer.
Lori Blandford, President Atrium Chicago Downtown
Lori first joined Atrium in 1997 as a recruiter and helped the Atrium Temporary Division quickly grow to be the premier provider of temporary staff to many of NYC’s most noted companies. She later became the company’s first Marketing Director and led several marketing, operations and technology initiatives that helped drive the company’s rapid expansion, all while preserving the unique Applicant-Centric Philosophy that the company was founded upon. She left Atrium in 2007 to relocate to Chicago where she bridged her staffing industry experience and love of technology into a marketing role for a leading VMS product and later with a technology consulting firm. Lori rejoined Atrium this year and is leading the company’s expansion into the city of Chicago market. Lori is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo with a B.A. in English & Theatre.
Adrian Cenni, COO
Adrian was the first employee at Atrium in the summer of 1995. He was eager to start the Atrium Temporary Support Placement division, as he himself had recently been a temporary worker in NYC. His goal was to find his candidates work, but to approach this task from the temporary workers, or Associate’s, perspective. Adrian’s focus has always been on the Associate and he championed the motto Applicant-CentricTM, which has become the backbone of Atrium’s service. Over the last ten years, Adrian has also facilitated the mergers and acquisitions of numerous companies into the Atrium fold. Adrian is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with two Bachelor’s degrees, one in Psychology and the other in Economics. Highly competitive outside of the office, Adrian is currently a winning Off Road Racer known as “The Wildman”.
John Liscinsky, CFO
Having previously worked with Atrium from 2000-2005, John re-joined the team in 2011 as CFO. In his first two years back with the firm, he successfully restructured the accounting department, handpicking each member to create a synergistic group. As CFO, John leads the Pittsburgh office as the accounting and operations center for the firm. In addition, he serves as Partner for the Pittsburgh sales and recruiting office which he established in a market that is known for its resilience and great strength in education, healthcare, accounting/finance, legal and science. John works closely with community organizations such as the American Diabetes Association. In addition, as an avid runner John uses his craft to raise funds for charities on a regular basis.