Partners in Success
Frank Yocca, Founder & Principal
Frank retired as an engineering manager from U.S.Steel Corporation once it divested the American Bridge Division in 1986. Wanting to stay in the Pittsburgh area, he founded the A.C.Coy Company.
Started The A.C.Coy Company: 1986
Education: B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Manhattan College
Experience: Project Management and Process Control Technologies
Outside of Work: Frank enjoys spending time with family, traveling, gardening, cooking and wine.
E-Mail Frank See Frank’s LinkedIn Profile
"I wanted to create win – win scenarios for clients needing assistance to complete projects and professionals looking for new and interesting assignments."
John Yocca, Owner & Principal
Initially an asset backed securities financial analyst in New York, John has worn many hats in the IT and finance recruiting and consulting industry. Some of these included business owner, sales manager, account manager, recruiter, operations manager and financial administrator. In this space, he has more than 28 years of experience and still is learning on the job.
Joined The A.C.Coy Company: 1991
Education: B.S. in Mathematics/Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Experience: John was working on Wall Street for Bear Stearns, at the time, one of the biggest investment banks in the world. The Persian Gulf War triggered layoffs, John moved back to his hometown and joined his father’s company.
Outside of Work: John enjoys travel, sports, and working on his hold ‘em game.
E-Mail John See John’s LinkedIn Profile
“We get people better jobs, for better pay, and move people incrementally up. It’s a ‘triple win’: candidates get a great job, clients get a great candidate, and we win when everyone is happy.”
Joe Adams, Senior Account Manager
Joe was John's first hire at The A.C.Coy Company. He brings nearly 40 years in the computer and information technology field to work every day, and is integral in establishing relationships with clients and prospects, developing internal champions with other companies and working diligently on the company's strategic positioning.
Joined The A.C.Coy Company: 1991
Education: State University of New York, both Brockport and Potsdam
Experience: Joe has worked with thousands of professionals since joining the consulting industry in the 1980s. He enjoys very long term relationships with key decision makers.
Outside of Work: Joe is a Rochester, NY native and avid Buffalo Bills fan and ham radio enthusiast.
"It's not just business. It’s helping people help themselves.”E-Mail Joe See Joe’s LinkedIn Profile
Joe Falascino, Controller
Joined the A.C.Coy Company: 2000
Education: B.A. in Accounting, Washington & Jefferson College
Experience: Financial Controller for DBE Aggregate Construction Company; Assistant Controller for privately-held $20M lumber company
Outside of Work: Enjoys camping, outside activities, and volunteering for church.
"I love using my abilities to guide our company to financial success, and also in assisting my co-workers with the information they need to reach their full potential in our industry."E-Mail Joe
Suzie Zinger, Assistant Controller
Joined The A.C.Coy Company: 2004
Education: Business Administration, Robert Morris University
Experience: 30+ years of accounting experience, including PrintCafe, Stargate, CISCORP
Outside of Work: Suzie enjoys spending time on her family farm with her children and grandchildren.
"My favorite part of working at A.C.Coy is interacting with a diverse group of employees while assisting them with payroll and personnel situations, as well as my interaction with the customers regarding invoicing."E-Mail Suzie
Liz Piotrowski-Gump, Senior Account Manager
Joined the A.C.Coy Company: 2011
Education: B.S. in Human Resource Management, Michigan State University
Experience: More than 20 years in the IT staffing industry
Outside of Work: The majority of my time is spent with my husband and school-age daughters. When I do have free time, I enjoy reading, trying out new recipes on Pinterest and crafting.
"What could be more rewarding than changing someone's life by helping them find a job?"E-Mail Liz See Liz’s LinkedIn Profile
Darren Williams, Senior Recruiter
Joined The A.C.Coy Company: 2011
Education: B.A. in Psychology, West Virginia University
Experience: Development Dimensions International; UPMC; SAP (formerly Ariba)
Outside of Work: Family is everything...everything else is just that!
E-Mail Darren See Darren’s LinkedIn Profile
“After 17 years of IT staffing and corporate recruiting, I still find joy in putting good people to work! I love working for A.C.Coy, because leadership here is always accessible with their open door policy.”
Kevin Buck, Director of Recruitment
Kevin last served as a Director of Recruitment at UPMC, and has a history of working in the IT and services industry with a wide variety of clients. “The skill sets of recruiting are always the same,” he says. “It’s the process of finding what a client wants. Let them paint the picture. And then you paint the picture for the candidate.”
Joined The A.C.Coy Company: 2014
Education: B.A. in Marketing, American Public University System
Experience: Kevin last served as a Director of Recruitment at UPMC. He always had a penchant for strategic positioning -- ever since he was stationed in the Fulda Gap during the Cold War when the Berlin Wall fell.
Outside of Work: Kevin is a Volunteer at the Holy Trinity Church.
“It’s always been about the team, seeing the client happy, and seeing the candidates happy. And then you see that client come back to A.C.Coy and saying you did a great job, or the candidate saying ‘you’ve placed me before’. From the client, to the candidate, to the staff...it comes full-circle.”E-Mail Kevin See Kevin’s LinkedIn Profile
Tanner McKibben, Finance Account Manager
An experienced business development manager with a demonstrated history of working in the IT and services industry, Tanner comes to The A.C.Coy Company with a variety of experience and organizational pedigree in the accounting and finance fields, including a stint at a “Big Four” accounting organization, Deloitte. Tanner's process-driven method for finding quality clients and candidates by resourceful digital and face-to-face networking have been a breath of fresh air for the company.
Joined The A.C.Coy Company: 2017
Education: B.S. and M.S. in Accounting and Information Systems, Virginia Tech University
Experience: Deloitte, BroadPoint Technologies, ANSER
Outside of Work: Tanner and his wife have a beautiful three-year-old daughter that keep them extremely busy. Tanner is also a sports junkie -- both as a participant and observer.
E-Mail Tanner See Tanner’s LinkedIn Profile
“My approach is to get people better jobs. That’s a huge perk. You get to improve someone’s life.”