About Us

WHY SYNDICATEBLEU

Syndicatebleu was created with the idea that you don’t have to be the biggest to be the best. In fact, some of our key members came from many of the world’s largest staffing companies and learned the limitations of being that big. So they built Syndicatebleu with the resources of a large creative recruitment agency, while still remaining personal and nimble enough to respond immediately to the specific, individual needs of our clients and talent.

meet the team

We value the relationships we have built with our talent and leading clients. Our goal is to impress you. Our team is exceptional  –  get to know us!


Diana Qasabian - West Coast Team | diana@syndicatebleu.com

Originally from Australia, Diana is a founding member and the Managing Director of Syndicatebleu. Prior to that, she was an Account Manager for Australian ELLE magazine. Diana is the heart and soul of the team. Her passion for fashion, style and design translates into an inherent ability to find exceptional talent for her clients.

Diane Pirritino - West Coast Team | dianep@syndicatebleu.com

Diane is a true talent advocate with many years of experience managing candidates and clients in the creative, marketing and interactive spaces. She has successfully recruited for both corporate and entertainment industries. As a Director of Syndicatebleu, her amazing energy and drive has helped place countless individuals in their dream jobs.

Mariette Dean - West Coast Team | mariette@syndicatebleu.com

With over 7 years of industry experience, Mariette’s focus is on Account Management and Talent Acquisition. As a Senior Account Manager, her ability to develop strong relationships with clients and candidates has allowed her the success to achieve perfect placements.

Laura Burns - West Coast Team | lburns@syndicatebleu.com

With more than 8 years of creative recruiting experience, Laura takes a long-term approach to her professional relationships. Her incredible eye for talent and amazing people skills enable her to routinely deliver on the most demanding searches for our clients, including many leading advertising, creative, and media companies. As a Senior Account Executive, Laura specializes in direct hire placements.

Esti Ross - West Coast Team | eross@syndicatebleu.com

Esti earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from Cornell University and then furthered her education by attending John Hopkins University for her Master’s in Public Health. Originally from New York, Esti worked for a leading PR agency as a Senior Account Executive, partnering with clients in the healthcare industry. After coming to Los Angeles, she joined Syndicatebleu in 2016 as an Account Executive specializing in Marketing and Communication roles. In her spare time, Esti enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and trying new restaurants.

Jen Solomon - West Coast Team | jsolomon@syndicatebleu.com

Originally from Long Island, Jen earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from SUNY Albany before making the move to the West Coast. With a decade of healthcare and consumer health Public Relations under her belt, Jen made the seamless transition to recruiting for similar creative roles here at Syndicatebleu. Outside of work, you may find Jen at a comedy show or volunteering for the Southern California Bulldog Association. 

Jake Weingarten - West Coast Team | jweingarten@syndicatebleu.com

After completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Writing from The New School, Jake worked as a Copywriter at a number of Internet media outlets. He also spent a few years teaching abroad in South Korea and Israel, among other countries. Jake’s favorite aspect of being a recruiter is working with talented candidates to find the perfect fit, while striving to exceed client expectations. In his spare time, Jake enjoys writing, trying new restaurants, travelling, and reading. 

Jerry Maggio - East Coast Team | jerry@syndicatebleu.com

Jerry has been a creative recruiter for 9 years and has an innate sense for identifying top talent in the industry, as well as for making the best career matches for them. He’s worked with some of the finest talent from designers and art directors to project managers and marketing professionals.

Jessica Lentini - East Coast Team | jcoleman@syndicatebleu.com

Jessica began her career as a Junior Print Production Manager at a leading ad agency in New York City. After two years excelling in the ad industry, Jessica was drawn to recruiting. She joined an in-house corporate recruiting team at a leading company where she honed her recruiting skills. Six years later, Jessica joined Syndicatebleu as an Account Manager where she matched the best creative talent with our clients. Jessica has since transitioned into a Business Development leader, where she focuses on sourcing and developing new client relationships.  

Daisy Tan - East Coast Team | daisy@syndicatebleu.com

Daisy started her career working for a luxury cosmetics line. Over time, she found herself drawn toward the collaborative, people-oriented element of the industry. This led her to pursue a career that would not only challenge her, but satisfy her creative drive and allow her to build strong relationships with innovative professionals. She quickly found her passion in recruiting, where she has built an impressive track record connecting clients and talent. As a Creative Recruiter, Daisy takes a personal and positive approach to seeking professionals in creative design, technology, and a variety of other positions.  

Brittany Barnes-East Coast Team | bbarnes@syndicatebleu.com

A New York City native, Brittany graduated from the University of Connecticut, where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism.  After an internship at PIX 11, Brittany joined Syndicatebleu in 2014.  Since joining Syndicatebleu, Brittany has become a vital member of the team.  She is passionate about people and possesses the ability to connect with her clients and candidates.  Britany specializes in Marketing, Graphic Design, Communications, and Project Management.  Outside of the office, she enjoys watching reality television and going to brunch.

Emma Hayes-East Coast Team | ehayes@syndicatebleu.com

Emma attended Trinity College in Connecticut, where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art History and a Minor in Writing.  In 2015, Emma joined Syndicatebleu as an Account Coordinator.  She has since transitioned into her role as a Creative Recruiter where she has helped numerous creative professionals find their next great opportunity.  Her strong communication skills and unwavering dedication to her clients has allowed her to thrive in this fast-paced role.  Emma specializes in Graphic Design, Art Direction, Copywriting, and more.  In her free time, she enjoys traveling, art, and trying new restaurants.

Allie Kwasnik - East Coast Team | akwasnik@syndicatebleu.com

Prior to her tenure with Syndicatebleu, Allie graduated from Ithaca College with her undergraduate degree in Biological Anthropology, Environmental Studies, and Psychology. Before becoming a Creative Recruiter, Allie worked within ecology and environmental sciences as a state park tour guide, publishing assistant, veterinary assistant, and steward. Her diverse work history and multifaceted academic background has given her the ability to source and match candidates across a wide range of industries. Her hobbies include spending time on the waterfront, playing with puppies, and making smoked jerky.

Ashley Didawick - EVENT Team | adidawick@careergroupcompanies.com

Originally from Virginia, Ashley graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History. Her natural affinity for the arts led to a career in recruiting for creative events. She has played a pivotal role in launching the Career Group Companies EVENT Team. Her innovative, forward-thinking approach to recruiting and her knowledge of the creative industry make her a trusted partner to her clients and candidates. 

Caitlin Rafferty - EVENT Team | crafferty@careergroupcompanies.com

Prior to joining the EVENT Team at Career Group Companies, Caitlin spent 4 years as an Account Executive at a full-service public relations agency. Inspired by the fast-paced environment of events, Caitlin turned her focus to the staffing industry. Now as Event Manager, she takes pride in working with the leading creative companies in Los Angeles. Caitlin’s natural affinity for networking and strong interpersonal skills make her a valued asset to the team.