With over 25 years of combined recruiting experience, co-owners Dan Farina and Gina Cicconetti created PSS RECRUITING with the belief there was a better way to help clients fill their hiring needs with qualified employees. As innovative and forward-thinking individuals, they take a process-oriented approach in order to provide top talent to their customers. The initial step in this process is to understand the clients’ needs and company culture in order to lay the foundation for a long-term relationship. Working with honesty and integrity, they realize placing experienced individuals that bring success to the customer is more important than just filling an open position. Dan and Gina are committed to providing value-added services to their clients, their candidates, and their company.

Dan Farina


Dan Farina founded Permanent Solution Staffing with his business partners in 2007 after spending the first 11 years of his career with Avery Dennison. During his time at Avery Dennison, Dan was an extremely decorated Sales Executive that was promoted into larger opportunities within the company’s Marketing and Innovation Functions towards the second half of his tenure. After 5 years of focus on building the Permanent Solution Staffing brand, Dan felt that there was definitely a need for the company to offer Executive Recruiting Services to an already robust customer base. In 2012, PSS Recruiting was created to be a stand-alone business that could not only assist the company’s growing NE Ohio customer base, but also similar companies across North America. Dan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Youngstown State University and an International MBA from Baldwin-Wallace College.

Gina Cicconetti

Vice President

Since 2007, Gina has been the Co-Owner and Vice President of Permanent Solution Staffing and PSS Recruiting. Prior to her own company, Gina worked in the staffing industry for 4 years as a recruiter and office manager in the temporary staffing arena. In addition to staffing, she has past experience with Corporate Group Sales in the Hospitality/Hotel/Event Planning industry. Gina is a member of Lake County Safety Council, WWLC Chamber of Commerce, SHRM, Eastern Lake County Chamber of Commerce, and has been a volunteer for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Americans of Italian Heritage, and Susan G. Komen.

Jeff Smith

Director of Recruiting


Jeff Smith joined the PSS family in 2011 as a Staffing Professional, transitioned into an Executive Recruiter and was recently promoted to the Director of Recruiting. He is a dedicated individual that takes pride in his attention to detail and his ability to provide a comprehensive experience for each and every customer and candidate engagement. Upon graduation, Jeff received an opportunity within the Event Marketing/Management industry where he spent a year and a half managing and staffing promotional events for Fortune 500 organizations. After a successful run in event management, Jeff decided to pursue an opportunity in Recruiting. He is a 2010 graduate of Baldwin-Wallace University where he obtained his undergraduate degree in Marketing and Finance.

Amy Capelli

Managing Director


Amy Capelli is the Managing Director at PSS RECRUITING and oversees the Executive and Specialty Recruiting Divisions. She has responsibility for marketing programs and partnering with clients in various industries throughout the United States. Prior to joining PSS RECRUITING, Amy worked in pharmaceutical sales for Novartis Pharmaceuticals. With her strong analytical and clinical background, she achieved success in the pharmaceutical industry and enjoyed building rapport with her customers. Amy has been recognized within Novartis for Teamwork and Collaboration, High Performance, and Customer Focus. She thrives on challenges and takes pleasure in delivering results for her customers. She received her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Kyle Trent

Executive Recruiter


Austin Winters

Sales Development Specialist


Marty Waldhelm

Recruiting Coordinator


Nanci Futchi

Specialty and Skilled Recruiting



PSS RECRUITING is committed to expanding our client base by creating long-term business partnerships that make a positive impact with every opportunity that is granted to our dedicated team. In addition, we want to become knowledge experts in a diverse range of industries to ensure we maintain our reputation as one of the best firms nationwide. We realize that each of our customers has different hiring needs and their own unique operating culture. We take great pride in customizing our searches to ensure those needs are met by providing exceptional candidates for full time, permanent positions. By managing the hiring process with diligence, loyalty, and efficiency, we continuously strive to meet and exceed client expectations.