Celeste M. Calfe, CMF
Owner & President

The President and founder of Calfe & Associates, Celeste was the visionary and entrepreneur who built Calfe & Associates from a dream into one of the most successful independent providers of human resource consulting in the area. Celeste is noted for her “thousands of success stories” which cite examples of how candidates have made truly remarkable career changes throughout her 25+ years experience in the career management industry. 
She is an active facilitator, executive coach and organizational consultant known for her innovative and successful strategic business solutions. In 2008, Celeste was named Career Management Fellow (CMF) in recognition of her contributions to the field of Career Management including Leadership Coaching and Executive Career Transition by the Institute of Career Certification International, the not-for-profit and independent certifying body for professionals in the career management field. She has also been interviewed by Forbes.com, WSJ.com, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and the South Florida Business Times; and was featured in Women of Distinction Magazine's "Top 2016 Women" and was interviewed on Professional Radio Network. She has presented at several regional SHRM meetings and conferences.

Prior to founding Calfe & Associates, Celeste worked at an executive level for Bizet Human Asset Management, Right Management Consultants and Performance Group Associates securing major accounts and working with senior level candidates.  Before entering this exciting industry, Celeste worked as a teacher and was an executive liaison for a state representative.
Celeste received her undergraduate education from Carlow University and completed select courses within the Masters Continuing Education Program at Penn State University. She is the immediate Past President of the Association of Career Firms North America, Treasurer of the Association of Career Firms International, Governor on the Board for the Institute of Career Certification International, Former Board Member and Network Committee Member-PHRA, Former Board Member, Membership and Conference Chair-WHRA, Past Membership Chair-PHRPS, Past President of Indiana County SHRM, Current Carlow University Alumni Board Member,  Current Board Member of Whitaker House, Professional Member SHRM and Professional Member National Association of Female Executives. She is also an active member of several SHRM regional groups including: PHRA, WHRA, and HR Alleghenies.

Paula Kuzma
Vice President Client Services

Paula brings to Calfe & Associates more than 20 years of expertise working in both the private and public sectors.  She was the Assistant Vice President of Training for PromisStar Financial Corporation where she gained considerable experience in the areas of recruiting, employee training and development, employee career planning, and matters related to compensation and benefits. Paula earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Pittsburgh.

John Cottrell
Senior Career Consultant

John has over 20 years of training and coaching experience from a diverse background that includes a background managing a multi-million dollar federal entitlement program providing re-employment services for exempt and non-exempt workers, not-for-profit job training organization, and private sector experience.  John has taught psychology and provided counseling services at several community and junior colleges in West Virginia. He holds a Bachelor and Masters Degree from the University of Charleston. 

Our Team

Calfe & Associates

Phone: (412) 760-1619
Toll Free: (800) 307-4513
Fax:  (866) 373-5774