Partners in Success

Frank Yocca

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.

"I wanted to create win – win scenarios for clients needing assistance to complete projects and professionals looking for new and interesting assignments."

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John Yocca

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.

“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.”

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Joe Adams

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.”

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Joe Falascino

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."

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Suzie Zinger

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."

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Liz Piotrowski-Gump

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?"

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Darren Williams

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!

“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.”

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Kevin Buck

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.”

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Tanner McKibben

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.

“My approach is to get people better jobs. That’s a huge perk. You get to improve someone’s life.”

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