About Us

Our History

Advice started in 1984 placing professionals in accounting, finance and tax positions. Our areas of expertise have expanded to include human resources, office support, pharmaceutical advertising and real estate operations. We believe our success is the result of our consistency in providing quality, personalized service to our highly selective clientele.

Our Philosophy

We take pride in our successful history and the close, respected relationships that we have developed with our valued clientele. These long standing, highly effective relationships are built around a simple philosophy; our success is your success. We seek to understand the unique needs and objectives of every client and candidate. Our highly trained, collaborative team is here for you every step of the way. Our goal is your success.

Management Team

Alan Schwartz, Principal

Alan founded Advice Personnel in 1984 with the vision of bringing a more personalized approach to servicing both his clients and candidates. With over 30 years of experience, Alan understands the needs of his clients and excels at developing strategic hiring solutions that drive successful employee acquisition. He has the highest level of commitment to each of his client relationships and is a respected leader in the industry. Alan specializes in accounting and finance positions within the fields of public accounting, real estate, advertising, manufacturing and professional services.

Alan started his career as a CPA and HR Manager at Goldstein, Golub and Kessler P.C. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Baruch College and enjoys fitness training and golfing with many of his long-standing clients and friends.

Phone: (212) 682-4401

Email: aschwartz@adviceny.com

Aaron Greenberg, Principal

Aaron is an integral leader behind the growth and longstanding success of Advice Personnel. With more than 30 years of experience in the recruiting industry, Aaron is widely recognized as a trusted advisor to both his clients and candidates. He is known for his professional integrity, straightforward approach, and unmatched personalized service.

Aaron continues to direct the daily operations of Advice while guiding the recruiting team to achieve the standards of excellence that sets Advice apart.

Aaron began his career in public accounting at KPMG. His expertise lies in accounting and finance positions within High Net Worth family firms, as well as the real estate, financial service, professional service, and technology industries.

Aaron holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from NYU and enjoys spending his free time enjoying his many interests including music, biking and appreciating all the beauty and wonder of nature.

Phone: (212) 682-4402

Email: agreenberg@adviceny.com

Jody Fox, Director of Recruiting

Jody joined Advice in 2000 and is a key member of the Advice team. She has over 20 years of recruiting experience and a natural ability to understand the critical needs of both candidates and clients. Jody is a leading recruiter in the fashion/luxury goods, advertising,  professional services, technology/start-ups and real-estate industries. Her accomplishments were featured in Avenue Magazine.

Jody earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from San Francisco State University. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and skiing in Aspen, Colorado, and is an avid Pilates enthusiast.

Phone: (917) 206-1780

Email: jfox@adviceny.com

Jules Ehrenberg, Director of Temporary and Contract Staffing

Jules has been an integral part of the Advice Personnel leadership team since 2007. His 20+ years of experience along with an innate ability to understand the needs of his clients have made his team the go-to resource in the temporary and contract staffing industry.

His wealth of expertise allows him to oversee the recruiting for a range of fields including accounting, finance, administrative support, marketing, customer service and more, for both boutique companies and global organizations.

Jules earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Brooklyn College and an MBA from Long Island University. He enjoys volunteering with organizations that help children with special needs.

Phone: (917) 206-1790

Email: jehrenberg@adviceny.com

Matthew West, Director of Recruiting – Pharmaceutical Advertising

Matthew is a leader in the recruitment of advertising and marketing professionals within the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries for almost two decades. With his unparalleled strategic business sense, combined with his ability to recruit top talent he is an asset to Advice’s leadership team.

In August 2013, Matthew was honored to be awarded both the prestigious PharmaVoice Top 100 Most Inspiring People in the healthcare marketing industry and Workforce Management’s Game Changers Award for Business and Talent Recruitment (link to article). Most recently, in May of 2017, Matthew won an industry award for being one of the best Talent Acquisition Leaders in the country.

Matthew earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and his Master’s degree from Harvard University. Actively involved in his community, Matthew regularly volunteers to speak at universities sharing his knowledge of effective interviewing and resume building.

Phone: (917) 206-1785

Email: mwest@adviceny.com

Salvatore Saccoccio, Associate Director of Recruiting

Since joining Advice in 2011, Sal has become recognized and appreciated for his personalized attention, tailored approach, and ability to understand the goals and needs of both clients and candidates.

Sal’s areas of expertise are diverse and include technology, marketing/advertising, media and entertainment, real estate operations, and e-commerce. He has an interest in “industry disruptors” – high-growth, venture-backed companies – and enjoys developing relationships with and recruiting individuals who thrive in these innovative environments.

Sal earned his BS in Management, with a concentration in Marketing, from Providence College (Go Friars!)  He is a passionate NY Giants and Yankees fan, with an avid appreciation for music, drumming, and Golden Retrievers.

Phone: (917) 206-1797

Email: ssaccoccio@adviceny.com

Kevin Roth, Associate Director of Recruiting

Kevin joined Advice in 2014, and brought with him an entrepreneurial spirit and keen interest in both established and emerging companies, primarily in the technology, media and entertainment markets.

He specializes in finance and accounting occupations, for which he possesses such extensive understanding of technical skills and proficiencies that he can operate as a virtual extension of his clients’ finance team when screening and evaluating candidates. That, combined with his acute sense for the intangible traits that make for team coherence, have made him the go-to tactical partner his clients trust and rely upon.

Kevin graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Central Florida College of Business Administration with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. An avid New York sports fan, Kevin spends his off-time rooting for his hometown teams. He is also a self-described “movie nut”, with the memory to quote at least a few lines from most IMDb top 250 films.

Phone: (917) 206-1792

Email: kroth@adviceny.com

Warren Gurtman, Director of Recruiting

Warren joined Advice Personnel as a Director of Recruiting in 2008. Warren specializes in establishing new client relationships and recruiting professionals at all levels in the areas of accounting, tax, finance and consulting within diversified industries including, but not limited to, public accounting, real estate, professional services firms, family offices and financial services firms (Private Equity / Hedge Funds).

Prior to joining Advice he had an accomplished 30 year career in public accounting as a Human Resources Partner, Director and Manager with Goldstein Golub Kessler & Co (GGK) a top 10 regional CPA firm located in NYC. With his years of experience within the professional services industry he has been able to be a highly respected valued added business partner with both his clients and candidates.

Warren earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Brooklyn College. He enjoys reading and giving back to his community through philanthropic involvement.

Phone: (917) 206-1796

Email: wgurtman@adviceny.com

Robert Wolberg, Associate Director of Recruiting and Operations

Robert joined Advice in 2012 and has become a respected member of the management team. He has over thirty years of diversified business experience, which include public accounting, being a successful business owner and serving as CFO for a financial service company.

At Advice, Robert oversees the office operations and specializes in the placement of professionals at all levels in public accounting, real estate and not for profit. Robert takes a genuine interest in advising our candidates.  His guidance is centered around his strong belief that, “ setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan”.

Robert earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Brooklyn College. In his spare time he enjoys golfing.

Phone: (917) 206-1787

Email: rwolberg@adviceny.com