"Caring is the basis for community, and the first job of the leader is to build community, a deep feeling of unity, a fellowship."
-- Richard Farson: Management of the Absurd: Paradoxes in Leadership

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Craig Guisinger

Founder & President

Craig Guisinger is the founder and President of Competent Search. A 1985 graduate of Washington State University and a reserve military officer, Craig has a diverse sales career of over 18 years. His experience has encompassed all facets of sales with a strength in building relationships. He has experience within the the operations side of the mortgage industry, and has placed underwriters, processors, funders and closers.

Craig's top priority at Competent Search is ensuring client satisfaction through a core of skilled and knowledgeable recruiters.

Phone: (760) 230-6051
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Alora Loscalzo

Executive Recruiter

Alora is a western North Carolina native, now residing in New Jersey. She Is the mother of three, one of whom is a special needs child. Alora has owned and operated a successful E-commerce business for the last 5 years, also having management experience in the medical field, prior to that.

As a sales professional with a diverse employment history and proven track record, Alora is a highly motivated and energized leader. She has a strong drive and dedication to learn and grow in all areas. Her passion for helping others has led her to a career in recruiting where she enjoys connecting with talented, successful professionals and helping to change lives for the better.


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Matthew Needham

Executive Recruiter

Matthew Needham started his career in the US Army's 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, New York. Having attained the rank of sergeant in his first term of enlistment - a goal set at the beginning of his term - he reentered civilian life and began a career in IT. After a very successful 26 year run in SAP Basis administration, he decided it was time for a change.

Matthew brings his expertise in pattern analysis to the table, and approaches recruiting from a data-driven perspective, allowing him to gain insights and perspectives that others might miss.

When he's not recruiting, he enjoys playing music, scuba diving, and playing with his two dogs, Tony and Sarge.

Maddison Dierking

Executive Recruiter

Maddison is entering her first year recruiting after nine years working in customer service. Her constant drive has lead her to ever-changing opportunities.

Maddison grew up in sunny San Diego and moved coastal near the beach in 2011. She enjoys running, hiking and playing smashball on the sand. Maddison loves making a positive impact and believes that empowering others will change the world around us.

Interpersonal skills and communication are Maddison's strong suits and we are glad to have her on the Competent Search team.


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Michele Guisinger

Corporate Recruiter

Michele Guisinger brings a variety of skillsets to Competent Search, most importantly, a passion for people and the ability to relate to the needs of others. Effective recruiting boils down to establishing business needs and selecting a client that aligns skillsets with cooperate strength. This effort takes a rare individual and Michele simply has the knack to get to know people quickly. Developing trust and positive communication helps our clients become much more open with candidates and prospective hires.

Michele has extensive management experience in customer service and in 2001 built a successful print brokering company, Fine Print. On her off time Michele is committed to paying it forward makes time for service work. We welcome the positive mental attitude Michele brings to Competent Search.

Phone: (772) 204-0767
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