Who We Are

Steve Shapiro

Executive Recruiter & Principal

steve@thecardeagroup.com

Steve manages a team of superstar recruiters at Cardea Group overseeing the successful placement of talented individuals into investment management firms. He is sought after as one of the most trusted headhunters in the industry, and also as one of the best golf partners to have on the course.

Obsessed with:

Refigerated apples, The Bachelor and self-help books

Favorite quote:

"Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to." - Henry van Dyke

On a Sunday afternoon you can find me:

Playing golf

Ideal escape from work:

The beach, golf course or casino

I'm an expert in:

5th grade math (ex. 13.4 x 3 = 40.2) !!

Believe it or not:

I got my abs from CoolSculpting

Andrea Colabella

Executive Recruiter & Principal

andrea@thecardeagroup.com

Andrea leads a team of outstanding recruiters at Cardea Group delivering top quality service and candidates to asset managers. She has a knack for introducing the most qualified candidates to some of the best investment managers in the city, and is credited with other successful “love” connections outside the office.

Obsessed with:

Bright colors, Rhode Island, dancing down the street, German Shepard puppies, IDTV, and my family

Favorite quote:

"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln

On a Sunday afternoon you can find me:

Either at one of my favorite boozy brunch spots with my friends or playing full field soccer on the East River!

Ideal escape from work:

Being on a boat or a beach with an IPA!

I'm an expert in:

Quahogging, networking, East Village bars and restaurants

Believe it or not:

I thought I was going to be an actuary when I grew up...!

Favorite recruiting story:

Heartwarming? There are too many. Hilarious? An elevator was out of service at our client's office so my candidate had to walk up 17 flights of stairs to his interview only to realize that all of the doors letting him out of the stairwell were all locked. He ended up making it into the interview (a bit sweaty) and landed the job!

Kim Autuori Weisberg

Principal and Executive Recruiter

kim@thecardeagroup.com

Obsessed with:
My French bulldog Bagels Weisberg, being back in NYC, the Equinox, the CT Shoreline!

Favorite quote:
"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream"- C.S. Lewis

On a Sunday afternoon you can find me:
Exploring new brunch spots

Ideal Escape from work:
Beach vacation with my husband. The more sun the better

I'm an expert in:
Cooking Italian food and reality TV


Believe it or not:
I have a NYC public library card (and it's put to good use!)

Stephanie Melendez

Recruiting Coordinator

stephanie@thecardeagroup.com

Obsessed with:
Dark chocolate, every dog ever, Game of Thrones, Fixer Upper, shopping

Favorite quote:
"Intelligence without ambition, is a bird without wings." Salvador Dali

On a Sunday afternoon you can find me:
Getting my hot Pilates on before a good ol brunch

Ideal Escape from work:
Hammock in the woods with a good book and a large glass of Malbec

I'm an expert in:
Dancing to whatever music is playing, baking brownies

Believe it or not:
I've seen every Star Wars movie

Bella Vianellos

Recruiter

bella@thecardeagroup.com

Obsessed with:
Special K cereal and True Crime podcasts

Favorite quote:
"Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best" - Henry Van Dyke

On a Sunday afternoon you can find me:
By the beach!

Ideal escape from work:
A vacation to Australia to visit my friends and family! The South of France would be nice too… 

I’m an expert in:
Online shopping 

Believe it or not:
I've read every Harry Potter book, twice!




 
 

Rob DelliBovi

Managing Director, Hospitality Recruiting

rob@thecardeagroup.com

Rob manages the hospitality division of Cardea Group, recruiting professionals within all areas of the hotel and food & beverage industries.  Prior to joining Cardea Group, he was Vice President of Global Sales for Dream Hotels Group, overseeing the group's portfolio of brands: Dream Hotels, Time Hotels, The Chatwal and Unscripted Hotels. Bringing more than 15 years of experience, DelliBovi has a diverse rolodex of contacts across the hospitality industry. 

DelliBovi also held various management positions with New York’s leading boutique and lifestyle hotel brands, including Hotel Gansevoort, Soho & Tribeca Grand Hotels, Hotel on Rivington and Cooper Square Hotel, where he gained invaluable sales, marketing, revenue & operations experience.

DelliBovi holds a BA in Communications from Fairfield University.

 

Obsessed with: CHEESE

 

Favorite quote: "Other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?" - Judge Judy 

 

On a Sunday afternoon you can find me: SVU and chill..

 

Ideal Escape from work: Concerts, Sporting Events, Food, Wine

 

I'm an expert in: Getting tan, endlessly talking, judging

 

Believe it or not: I hate Ketchup, Peanut Butter, and Tom Hanks 

Punky

Office Pup

woof@thecardeagroup.com

Obsessed with:
Treats, wine bottle corks, naps, the sound of opening wrappers (ya never know, it could be an opportune snack moment)

Favorite Quote:
"You wanna go for a walk?!" - Mom 

On a Sunday afternoon, you can find me:
Hanging out on a boat with my tongue out, with the coolest parents

Ideal escape from work:
Any participating human throwing my favorite ball

I'm an expert in:
Receiving belly rubs and being REALLY cute

Believe it or not:
I'm a mut with a lot of love to give! WOOF!

Stephanie Melzi

Recruiter

melzi@thecardeagroup.com

Obsessed with:

New restaurants, pushing myself outside of my comfort zone, learning, and taking weekend trips. 


Favorite quote:

“...when you know better, do better.” Maya Angelou


On a Sunday afternoon you can find me:

With friends and family, watching football or cooking. 


Ideal Escape from work:

Tropical vacation or spa day


I'm an expert in:

Bringing people together, and making a spaghetti sauce. 


Believe it or not:

I love to sing and attend the opera.

 


 
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