Sweet November!

Employee Spotlight – Matt Devine

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What do you like best about working at Focus Forward? My coworkers. I would not be where I am today without my team always there to have my back. Whether it is work or sport, having a team around you that will support you as well as make you better, is always a recipe for success. A good laugh never hurts either.

Tell us a little about where you grew up.  I am in fact a Philadelphia native. Born in Abington, Pennsylvania, I lived in Willow Grove until the age of 10. My family and I then proceeded to move into Bucks County, where I currently reside in the Borough of Chalfont.

What is a unique or fun fact about yourself that most people don’t know? My girlfriend, Brittany and I grew up 15 minutes from each other, yet did not meet until college. She grew up in Horsham, and although we had mutual friends, it was not until we met by chance at Moravian College, where we eventually started dating.

What is your favorite Philadelphia area/activity? My favorite Philadelphia areas are either nearby Doylestown on weekend nights or Manayunk, which is where a handful my best friends reside.

What are your hobbies? I enjoy the little things in life: spending time with friends and girlfriend, as well as watching my beloved Philadelphia sports teams.

Tell us about your favorite travel destination. My favorite travel destination is Sea Isle City, NJ. My family and I have vacationed here since I was 5 years old. It has truly become my own little oasis.

What are your favorite sports teams? All Philadelphia. 4 for 4 fan. Phillies, Eagles, Flyers, 76ers.

What are some of your favorite musicians/bands? I am all over the map when it comes to music. Really depends on my mood. Growing up, my favorite band was Blink-182. Although once I entered college, I began to enjoy country music more and more. Currently my favorite band is Florida-Georgia Line.

What is your favorite area restaurant and dish? My favorite bar/restaurant is one that resides in Doylestown, PA and it is called “Mosquito Grille”. Best wings you will ever have.

Do you have any pets? Personally, no. But I live with my brother, who has a beautiful black lab mutt named Brody.

What was your prom song? Oh man. I really do not think I had a “prom song”.

What was your first car? 2004 Honda Civic, LX.

Tell us about a movie you have enjoyed. I enjoy a nice funny movie every now and then. My latest favorite was 22 Jump Street.

What superhero do you most identify with? Batman. Does good for the right reasons.

Food Drive!

Thank you to everyone who brought in donations for the 2014 Focus Forward Food Drive. We were able to bring in 287 lbs. of food to help support the Delaware Valley area!

Focus Forward is also proud to provide a donation of $500.00 to Phil abundance.

Here’s to the start of a cheerful and giving holiday!

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Announcement!!!

We are pleased to announce the 5th anniversary for Mark Mundy, Krystina Brindley, and Jack Shmukler. Focus Forward’s success is directly attributable to the dedication of employees like Mark, Kystina, and Jack who have stayed with us through the years. They all have been an invaluable asset to the Firm.

Thank you for your continued service and congratulations!

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Birthday Wish!

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Congrats!!!

Focus Forward’s Danica Hall married Dr. Raymond G. Burns III on August 10th in Lancaster, PA. The happy couple honeymooned in Costa Rica. We wish them many years of love & happiness!!!

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11 Years!!!

Focus Forward celebrated 11 years! Thank you to all the people who have helped us reach this point!

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EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

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Q. Job Title – Associate Project Manager

Q.  Please provide a brief job description: Right hand of the Project Manager – help in all aspects of project management except client interaction.

Q. When did you join Focus Forward? March 2014

Q. What do you like best about working at Focus Forward? The people. Everyone has been open and friendly.

They encourage you to grow and answer any questions you have. They always make time for you, no matter how up to their elbows in work they are.

Q.Tell us a little about where you grew up. Are you a Philadelphia native? I am not. I’m from a small town on top of mountain appropriately named: Mountain Top. It’s above Wilkes Barre in PA.

Q.What is a unique or fun fact about yourself that most people don’t know? I’m actually a fraternal twin

Q.What are your hobbies? I enjoy reading and writing and have been writing short stories since I was 8 years old.

Q.Do you have any pets? I have three black cats that I adore, and a Jack Russell Terrier at home with my parents.

Q.What was your first car? I actually just got my first car when I moved here; it is a Black Ford Taurus.

Promotion Announcements

 

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We are pleased to announce that Krystina Brindley has been promoted to Project Director in the Qualitative department.  Krystina joined Focus Forward as a recruiter in 2009. In nearly 5 years with the firm, she has held several positions including Recruiting Supervisor, Qualitative Services Associate and most recently, Project Manager. We wish Krystina continued success in her new position as Project Director.

 

 

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We are pleased to announce that Mark Mundy has been promoted to Director of Recruiting. Mark joined Focus Forward as a Recruiter in 2009 and was promoted to Recruiting Supervisor in 2011.  Mark has been a tremendous asset to our firm during his tenure and we know he will be very successful in his new role.

Congrats Lisa!!!

Focus Forward’s Lisa Albright married Dr. Andrew Diamond this past Saturday, May 31st at 4pm. Congrats to the happy couple; we wish you years of love and happiness…and more immediately, an amazing honeymoon!

 Check out the pictures of the beautiful couple and some of the FF crew who were there to celebrate, along with a picture of their honey bear favors, complete with honey from the father and brother of the bride’s beehives.

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