Maggie Shea, CPA
Managing Partner | StaffBuffalo LLC
When you first start working with Maggie, it does not take long to realize that she has one goal in mind, to make people happy. She embodies this goal every day, by matchmaking companies to future employees, in order to help businesses obtain and retain the right talent for their companies. This passion for helping people transformed into her ability to make a large impact on the recruiting industry in Buffalo since 2011. Maggie enjoys seeing her clients’ businesses grow and Buffalo, as a whole, continue to thrive.
Maggie first found herself attracted to the Human Resource and Recruiting field while living in Boston and working for a Regional Accounting & Finance Recruiting Firm, custom building resumes, and working to help expedite the full-cycle Recruitment Process. Upon graduating from Northeastern University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and a minor in Mathematics, Maggie completed three years in Big 4 Public Accounting and large regional Public Accounting firms. She then transitioned careers to Human Resources and Recruiting to pursue her true passion of working with people and building relationships within Buffalo’s professional community. Maggie was able to hone in on her high-level Recruiting skills and managed a team of recruiters, quickly building a reputation for excellence within the Western New York Recruitment circle.
Maggie’s specialty focuses on finding the right fit for companies looking for high-level Accounting and Finance candidates to complete their teams. Maggie has in-depth knowledge of the Western New York marketplace and works diligently to find the best-of-the-best in the competitive “passive” candidate talent pool market, which leads to a quick turnaround for tough to fill positions. Maggie runs the Operations, Accounting, and General Management of StaffBuffalo and encourages a culture of community involvement and volunteerism, all while building a successful business.
A bit more about her:
Maggie's Accounting background, coupled with her passion for Human Resources, creates the perfect blend for her roles on numerous Not-For-Profit boards, professional speaking engagements, and college career mentorship events. Maggie was one of the 2017 Mentors for Business First’s Women’s “Mentoring Monday”, received the 2016 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County “Women Who Move the City” Award, and has helped start two professional organizations in Buffalo (#DisruptHR Buffalo and WNY HR YPs). She is a speaker at various professional events, including Amherst Chamber of Commerce’s “Six in Sixty: Speed Learning for Small Businesses”, “Community Involvement” for Leadership Buffalo, and Emerging Business Leaders’ “Coffee Connections”.
Maggie is the Treasurer for the Buffalo Niagara Human Resources Association (BNHRA), Treasurer and Website Director for the Parkside Community Association (PCA), Communications/Media/Technology Chair for the Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance (AWFA), sits on the Membership Committee at the Saturn Club, and sits on the Ambassador Committee for Child & Family Services. She was also on the Emerging Business Leaders (EBL) Board and the WNY HR YPs. Maggie also donates her hair bi-annually to “Locks of Love” or “Children With Hair Loss”, sits on panels related to staffing and employment, and shuts down the office often to encourage her staff to participate together in volunteer activities, as a StaffBuffalo team.
In her rare spare time, Maggie is elbow deep in renovating her home from the 1890s, enjoying her North Buffalo neighborhood, volunteering, attending networking events, and playing with her Black Russian Terrier (a HUGE dog resembling a small black bear - see below!). Maggie has fantastic leadership skills, and continues to motivate professional business men and women in the Buffalo community. Her success story is a true inspiration, and proves that hard work, dedication, perseverance, and passion truly matter.