Process / Career Center

Jeffrey Olshin

Managing Principal

610.692.0927 w
215.872.8793 c
jolshin@xplorasearch.com

Jeff is an Executive Recruiter and Managing Principal for Xplora Search Group with 20+ years of recruiting experience for positions in accounting, finance, internal audit and tax. He specializes in both permanent and temporary placements of technically skilled professionals from staff accountant through CFO. His CPA and accounting roots enable him to gain an in-depth understanding of clients’ and candidates’ needs and serve as a strategic partner throughout the hiring process, providing insight into the Philadelphia job market, best practices for interviewing and evaluation, and essential salary information.

Prior to joining Xplora, he founded a boutique practice, JSO Staffing, which he later combined with a regional recruiting firm. Jeff also spent 14 years at Gateway Search Associates where he was recognized as one of their top producers for 10 consecutive years. Before beginning his career as a recruiter, he worked in the Business Assurance and Advisory Services group at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he performed audits of publicly-held Fortune 100 organizations. Jeff earned a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Delaware. He also is a Pennsylvania licensed CPA and active member of the AICPA and the PICPA.

Kevin Vesci

Managing Principal

215.564.0502 w
267.254.0433 c
kvesci@xplorasearch.com

Kevin is an Executive Recruiter and Managing Principal for Xplora Search Group with 16+ years of recruiting experience for positions in accounting, finance, audit, tax, legal, and human resources.  He specializes in both permanent and temporary placements for any role within the CFO organization. His experience as an accountant first and a recruiter second allows him to gain an in-depth understanding and partner with clients and candidates throughout the entire hiring process.

Prior to Xplora, he was the managing director for Oxford Legal Associates, where he oversaw the sourcing, creating and filling of job orders for attorneys, paralegals, contract managers, and executive assistants. He established a high degree of client loyalty recruiting candidates for all levels of accounting and finance and won numerous professional awards as a division director and recruiting manager at Robert Half. He established the foundation for his accounting and finance expertise as a capital markets trader for GMAC Mortgage and accountant for Columbia Coastal Transport. Kevin has a B.B.A. from St. Bonaventure University.

Sara Babitt, MBA

Director

215.564.0537 w
856.495.6286 c
sbabitt@xplorasearch.com

Sara is an Executive Recruiter and Director for Xplora Search Group with 5+ years of direct-hire recruiting experience for positions in accounting, finance, audit and tax at all levels, from staff to CFO. Sara has been consistently recognized as the company’s top producer and prides herself in making her clients her highest priority and helping accounting & finance professionals make strategic career decisions. In addition to receiving excellence awards, she was acknowledged as one of Philadelphia Business Journal’s “People on the Move” in 2015.

In addition to her recruiting career, she proudly serves as an Adjunct Professor at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. Her professional background in accounting and finance, coupled with her passion for mentoring and teaching business professionals, allow her to help candidates make impactful careers moves while simultaneously discovering top talent for her clients’ teams.

Sara earned a B.S. in Finance and Legal Studies as well as a MBA in Organization Management from Drexel University.