Allison is the founder of Mom Corps and an award winning entrepreneur. Since founding Mom Corps in 2005, Allison has grown the business to 15 franchise locations and has become a sought after expert in work place flexibility. She has been featured in television, radio and print media including The Today Show, Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, and Working Mother magazine. Before founding Mom Corps, Allison was in a fast track management program at Toys “R” Us, where she had various roles including launching the original Babiesrus.com web site and running an $11 million Toys "R" Us Store. She began her career in public accounting at KPMG Peat Marwick. Allison received her MBA from Harvard Business School and her BBA in Accounting from the University of Georgia, Cum Laude. Allison is a CPA, licensed in Georgia, and the mother of three little boys who appreciate their mom’s flexible schedule.
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Maria comes to Mom Corps with an extensive background in organizational and talent development, culture management and work/life program implementation. Before coming to Mom Corps, Maria served as Director of Organizational Development for The Weather Channel where she had been since 2002. Prior to that, Goldsholl was a Partner and Managing Director for the executive search firm The Right Brain Group, Inc. Maria has also been a Director of Human Resources for such companies as Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc. and National Video Center. Maria has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of La Verne in Athens, Greece and a master’s degree in Organizational Behavior from Brooklyn College in New York. She is the mother of two young boys who are always teaching her something new about life.
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Shoshana comes to Mom Corps after spending 10 years as a Controller working in the government contracting industry, most recently at Catapult Technology. During that time she strove to implement accounting standards that improved efficiencies as well as automate accounting procedures. She also worked as the Director of Finance for a Non-profit, Alliance to Save Energy. Prior to that, Shoshana was a Staff Accountant for a business management firm managing finances for high net worth individuals. Shoshana has a bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a CPA. She is the mother of one young boy who has changed the way she sees the world.
Mary Kai joined Mom Corps in 2011 bringing extensive experience in staffing and executive search to the Mom Corps team. She currently serves as Director of Corporate Business Development and Operations. Mary Kai began her career in the staffing industry 20 years ago working for TRC Staffing Services, Pro Staff Personnel and PIC Marubeni Group providing skilled personnel to independent power producers and utilities worldwide.
Mary Kai transitioned from staffing domestic and international large scale projects to executive search while serving as Director at Wyndham Mills International. During her tenure Mary Kai cultivated and managed a portfolio of retained executive searches for key accounts nationwide and traveled extensively managing client partnerships, providing consulting services and successfully implementing human capital acquisition strategies.
In her free time she enjoys tennis, travel and most importantly spending time with her husband and 3 children.
Trista joined Mom Corps in 2006. She has extensive experience in staffing and recruiting with an expertise in applicant tracking systems, operational support and project management. Trista serves as our business process lead with responsibilities encompassing technology and special projects. She supports operations, compliance and legal. Additionally, Trista collaborates with the franchise relations team and is often a liaison between franchisees and corporate.
Trista received her bachelor's degree in human ecology with a minor in business administration from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. As the mother of two young boys, she appreciates our core value of responsible flexibility.
Melissa joined Mom Corps in 2009 serving an imperative role as Mom Corps' Office Manager - supporting both corporate as well as franchisees to make sure their needs were addressed. Melissa handled all payroll related issues as well as ensured that Mom Corps was in compliance in all states where we do business in terms of Unemployment, Workers Comp, Sales Tax, and Employer Withholding as well as business registrations and renewals. In addition she processed paperwork for unemployment requests and constructed territories for new franchises. In 2011 she transitioned into franchise relations where she assists new franchises in all aspects of growing their businesses.
An integral part of our Mom Corps team, Melissa has a BA in International Relations from the University of Connecticut and is excited to work for a company that enables to her to spend more time with her two amazing boys.
Nichole comes to Mom Corps with an extensive background in Human Resources, including employee recruitment and retention, staff development, mediation, conflict resolution, benefits and compensation, policy development and legal compliance. Prior to joining Mom Corps, Nichole worked in the private and public sector with such organizations as the New York City Department of Employment, Spherion and Accenture. While at the New York City Department of Employment she worked under the Mayoral Commission where she spearheaded recruitment and contract negotiation through the YES Commission. She is an award-winning Human Resources professional with proven success in all aspects of recruiting staff, and administering complex benefit, compensation and budget programs.
Nichole is savvy in running smooth operations under demanding conditions applying strong organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills. She is known best for an intuitive “6th sense” in selecting appropriate hires. She is also skilled in crises management, conflict resolution, negotiation, mediation and conciliation. Most importantly, she is recognized for resourcefulness, professionalism, “people” skills and commitment. Nichole received a bachelor’s in English from Florida Atlantic University as well as a Human Resources Certification from FAU.
In her spare time, Nichole teaches English courses at Broward College and has been an Adjunct English Professor for the past thirteen years. She is also an author, wife and the mother of two beautiful sons residing in sunny Florida.
Renee joined Mom Corps in October 2013 with a background in digital marketing and public relations. She has led award-winning email, experiential and interactive marketing and media relations campaigns for local, regional and national brands in a variety of industries.
Renee graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a bachelor's degree in communication and a minor in business, and completed her master's in corporate public relations at Boston University's College of Communication. She is an active member of the Atlanta chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA), where she serves as president.
Karoline joined Mom Corps in 2011. She has an extensive background in the Cable and Communications industry with a focus in Human Resources and Advertising Sales. Prior to Mom Corps, Karoline worked for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., The Weather Channel and most recently Fox Sports. Karoline is the right hand of the Marketing Department assisting with internal communications and franchise needs.
Karoline has a bachelor's degree in Journalism with a concentration in PR. She is the mother of three young girls and has come to appreciate the beauty of work/life balance!
Mary-Lee manages social media for Mom Corps. She started her career in advertising at Ogilvy and Mather in Chicago. As a Media Planner, she was responsible for planning and negotiating print, television and radio. Following her time in media, she joined the Company’s account team developing brand strategy and strategic marketing platforms. Mary-Lee left the agency business in pursuit of advertising sales and joined Gruner & Jahr Publishing. As Midwest Account Manager, she represented Family Circle Magazine as well as their eight Lifestyle Publications, and the Family Circle Tennis Cup Tournament.
Mary-Lee enjoys spending time with her husband and three busy daughters.