Our Executive Recruiters

Mort Shor, Managing Partner

Key Searches: Manufacturing Operations and Senior Management for Industrial, Consumer Products and Capital Goods with an emphasis on Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing. Both contingency and retained search options are offered.  Mort received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Connecticut School of Business. He has a broad range of experience in many aspects of business. For over 15 years he has been in operations management in a variety of industries and locations.

Angela Fonyuy, Director, Environmental Health & Safety

Key searches: EHS, Safety, Environmental, Manufacturing, Operations, Plant Management, Operations Management, General Management. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Business with an emphasis in Marketing from California State University Channel Islands and my Master’s Degree in Leadership Development from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. I joined FPC of Savannah in 2015 and have used my 10+ years of business experience to help in the recruitment process. I love placing a candidate and finding out that the move you helped them make has been the best decision of their career. It is the best feeling!

April Gainey, Director, Operations

Key Searches: Manufacturing operations for industrial and consumer products. April earned her Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management from Clemson University. She has over 10 years of experience leading teams in Fortune 50 and 500 companies in Manufacturing, Food Processing, Warehousing, Supply Chain Logistics, and Continuous Improvement. She will use her knowledge and operational experience to attract top-tier candidates that fulfil your company’s unique business needs.

Cat Vasarhelyi, Director, Chemical Operations

Cat Vasarhelyi FPC Savannah

Key Searches: Chemical Operations. Both contingency and retained search options are offered. Cat attended Wake Forest University and has a background in recruiting and building diverse business partnerships. She will use her communication skills and experience to create strong relationships with her clients, understand their needs, and recruit top quality candidates.

Chris Gignac, VP, Supply Chain

Key Searches: Supply Chain. Both contingency and retained search options are offered. A member of the FPC of Savannah team since 2015, Chris has successfully transitioned from a 13-year career in intercollegiate athletics, having served as both a head and assistant coach.  She recruited qualified, talented student-athletes who fit the respective cultures of the five division I institutions where she coached. Chris eagerly leverages her vast experience building relationships with energy and integrity to her current role, facilitating connections between candidates and organizations whose core values and strengths mesh. After graduating summa cum laude from Providence College, Chris earned her Master’s degree in English Literature from the University of New Hampshire.

 Dana Bertagnolli, Director, Maintenance Engineering

Key Searches: Chemical Industry: Chemical Engineers, Maintenance Engineer, Reliability Engineer, Project Engineer. Both contingency and retained search options are offered. Dana brings to FPC a 10-year career in executive recruiting including VP and C-level searches across a spectrum of Industries. Dana has a Masters of Public Health and has spent time in community health coalitions as well as health education in addition to recruiting. Dana will utilize her diverse background in recruiting and relationship building to understand her client’s needs and recruit top quality candidates.

 David Tanner, Director, Continuous Improvement

Key searches: Continuous Improvement. Both contingency and retained search options are offered. David holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from Berry College and a Master’s degree in Political Science from Baylor University. He has over 11 years of experience in global logistics and marketing consulting. David will leverage his cross functional background and deliver top talent to his clients quickly.

 David Varon, Director, Quality

Key Searches: Quality. Both contingency and retained search options are offered. Originally from New York, David received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University at Buffalo and a Master’s Degree in Secondary Math Education from Long Island University/CW Post. David joins FPC of Savannah having spent the last 15 years in education and will use his knowledge and abilities to understand his client’s needs and recruit top quality candidates.

Jamie Gyke, Director, Operations

Jamie is a veteran of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. She joined FPC in 2016 to support office management and the recruiting process. Now as a recruiter, she utilizes her organization and versatility to engage with top companies and talent.

 Jordan Schilit, Director, Chemical Operations

Jordan Schilit FPC Savannah

Key Searches: Chemical Industry: Production Managers, Operations Managers, Production Supervisors, Operations Supervisors, and Process Engineers. Both contingency and retained search options are offered. Jordan received his Bachelor’s degree from Haverford College. As an athlete, he was an NCAA All-American and competed professionally for the Nike Oregon Track Club Elite. As a coach, he worked with NCAA record holders, national champions, and Olympians. He represented Team USA at the World Maccabiah Games in Israel, both as an athlete and a coach. Jordan eagerly uses his skills in networking and recruiting to help clients find top-quality candidates.

Mallory HolmesDirector, Legal

Mallory Holmes FPC Savannah

Key Searches: General Counsel/Legal within Manufacturing. Both contingency and retained search options are offered. Mallory received her Bachelor’s from UNC – Charlotte and her Juris Doctor from the Elon University School of Law. As the newest addition to FPC of Savannah, Mallory will couple her varied experiences in legal work, solo-backpacking and global volunteerism with her strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills to support the needs of her clients.

Melissa GuzikDirector, Human Resources

Melissa Guzik FPC Savannah

Key Searches: Human Resources within Manufacturing. Both contingency and retained search options are offered. Melissa received her Associates degree in human services and went on to pursue legal studies at the University of Hartford. She brings over 10 years’ experience to FPC of Savannah with a diverse background in human resources, talent acquisition, legal, and management. She will leverage her past experiences and interpersonal skills to connect top quality candidates with exceptional career opportunities while building and sustaining strong client relationships.

Shelly Blackman, Sr. Director, Distribution & Logistics

Key Searches:   Distribution, Logistics, Transportation, and Warehousing.  Both contingency and retained search options are offered. Shelly received an MBA from American InterContinental University. She served 8 years in the United States Marine Corps and has 10 years of civilian experience in Manufacturing and Logistics & Distribution. Shelly utilizes her strong background to understand her client’s needs and recruit top quality candidates.


Wade Holmes, Director, Accounting & Finance

Key searches: Accounting and Finance. Both contingency and retained search options are offered. Wade holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He leverages a 10-year career in business operations to connect quality candidates with exceptional career opportunities. Wade uses his diverse experiences in business development, management, finance, and sales to facilitate ideal candidate placements.

Alexis Poag, Sourcing and Media Manager

Alexis Poag

Alexis received her Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Georgia Southern University. She will utilize her marketing knowledge to enhance FPC’s social media engagement with both clients and candidates.

Hunter Walsh, Business Operations Manager

Hunter received his Master’s in English from Georgia Southern University. He is new to FPC and brings with him years of organizational and writing experience. Hunter serves as Business Operations Manager, assisting in administrative duties and training.

Lisa Porter, Executive Recruiting Assistant

Lisa joined FPC of Savannah in 2018 and brings 20+ years of experience in business management and customer service to assist and support the recruitment process.

Cheryl Searles, Controller

Cheryl has been with FPC of Savannah since 2006 and works as the Controller. She has over 20 years of accounting experience. In her free time Cheryl enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering in her church accounting department, reading and baking.