Our Team

Lisa Manning


Jarrett Brimmer

Senior Staffing Consultant

Karen Maki

Senior National Recruiter

Amie Schneller

Sr. Staffing Consultant

Cynthia Upham

Senior National Recruiter

Melissa Manning

Office Manager

Benjamin Greenberg

Talent Hunter/Gatherer

Jarrett is an expert of multiple industries. His knowledge of the technology, creative and digital space, alongside his passion for finding solutions for our clients, has made him a key member of our team. With 10 years’ experience representing print and creative companies, Jarrett transitioned naturally into the world of talent acquisition. His ability to find new business and identify opportunities to optimize talent has earned him the trust of our clients across the board. Throughout his professional life, Jarrett has developed a discerning awareness of the unique challenges and personalities that comprise the tech and digital industries. He has been able to define the needs of our clients making him a valuable asset to CM Access.

Katherine is an ambitious HR professional with a mind for people first. Building relationships with our talent and facilitating their success is her business. Prior to her experience in human resources, Katherine developed her skills working in education and customer service. Her success in these people-forward roles made for a natural transition into CM Access. As our Office Manager and resident human resources expert, Katherine understands that the success of our clients and employees is our success. She thrives here because she strives to ensure a great experience for all people involved in our pursuit, which is helping clients and professionals find their perfect match.

Katherine is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Human Resources. Beyond HR, she is also an avid reader, photographer, soccer fan, hockey fan and aficionado of the Marvel Universe in all of its iterations.

My 15 years of sales and recruitment experience in creative and interactive have made me a pro in career counseling and client relationship development. I love getting to know New England’s top talent, providing career guidance and coaching while developing professional relationships that last. My favorite “staffing success” story is a placement that lasted a year, when it had originally been contracted for just one week. As a devoted wife and mother of two beautiful boys, I love to spend time with my family -- biking and swimming when we can.

I've been working in sales and recruitment for over 15 years. I love building new client relationships and establishing a great rapport based on mutual success. When your business needs creative, marketing or interactive minds, I'm here to help. When it's time to play, you'll find me spending time with my two young sons, reading and filling my brain with useless trivia.

From carrying a certain News personality’s briefcase of shoes, to planning an amazingly successful recruiting open house with a mere 3 days lead time, Karen Maki comes to CM Access with a broad, intriguing background completely unique to her. It’s this unique perspective that allows Karen to be not just successful, but deeply insightful to the needs of her talent, and our clients. Her curiosity, sharp instincts, and quick sense of humor make Karen a wonderful colleague, and we look forward to what she’ll do next!

Cynthia came to staffing in a serendipitously organic manner. Once upon a time, she was grinding out 60+ hour work weeks at a prestigious advertising agency. She reached out to a good friend who happened to be a recruiter, and they thought Cynthia would be fantastic in staffing. They were 100% correct, and we couldn’t be happier that Cynthia has joined the CM Access family. She’s worked on ad campaigns from concept to execution, and can speak to our talent both candidly and knowledgeably. This, combined with her sharp wit, gregarious personality, and drive, makes Cynthia a great fit for CM Access.

Melissa is self-proclaimed "jack of all trades" in an office setting. Her philosophy is to be customer service orientated, whether you are the paying client or a co-worker needing my assistance. Organization and multi-tasking are the base of all Melissa’s skills that are utilized to coordinate the logistics of the day to day operations of an office. New to the recruiting world Melissa has jumped right in with employee relations and sourcing.

Ben has spent a decade working in an industry he didn’t even know existed before starting his first “real job” as a technical recruiter for a boutique staffing startup. As a lifelong “people person” constantly chided in school for “distracting other students” and “talking to his neighbors,” the role was a natural fit. Ben enjoys the collaborative and cooperative process of talent acquisition and management from a Hiring perspective, and takes acute attention to detail in order to identify the “right opportunity” from a Candidate perspective.

Ben enjoys spending time with his wife, friends, and family, loves all things Boston, and has an encyclopedic knowledge of meaningless facts that make him an asset for any trivia team.