Meet our Leaders

  • Darren Isaacs

    Darren Isaacs

    Co-Founder, CEO

    Chartered Account from South Africa and Ex-PwC Project Management Professional. Co-founded Makosi in 2005. Loves Bikes, Guitars and Home Farming.

    David Madden

    David Madden

    Co-Founder, CEO

    David is co-founder of Makosi and has over 20 years’ experience within Capital Markets across Back, Middle and Front Office. He has lead project teams at Tier 1 Investment Banking clients, executing change related initiatives. Prior to Makosi, David worked at institutions such as RBS, Deutsche, Credit Suisse and BAML in Sydney, London and New York.

    Paul Emery

    Paul Emery

    Relationship Manager

    I'm Paul, I'm part of the relationship management team here at Makosi. Focused on Project execution and business growth.

    Bret Scesa

    Bret Scesa

    Director

    Sales, Sales Leadership, and Revenue Driver! Bret joined Makosi to lead the charge in growing our core business services including Project Staffing & Consulting, PEO & Passthrough, and our AI & Robotics Process Automation business through our subsidiary Reveal Group USA. Bret is married with 3 boys living in Long Beach NY where he and his family enjoy boating, fishing, sports, and quality family time.

    Candace Cort

    Candace Cort

    Human Resources

    A Guyanese girl living her life in NYC/NJ, Candace is redefining what you can expect from your Human Resources Manager. Her goal is to put the HUMAN back in Human Resources. Candace is truly here to help you unleash your Potential!

    Christopher Stern

    Christopher Stern

    Manager, VMS Delivery

    Coming from a diverse professional background, Chris joined Makosi to help grow both the recruitment and sales departments. Chris is a competitive cyclist and triathlete, and is always up for a challenge.

    Karla Zaballero

    Karla Zaballero

    Senior Associate

    Karla Zaballero joined the recruitment team at Makosi to bring value and build long-term relationships with our candidates and clients. She’s passionate about consulting with clients to find out their business needs and placing candidates in projects where they are best positioned to find professional growth. Outside of work, she enjoys soaking up some sun at the beach and snowboarding out west.

    James Fraser

    James Fraser

    VP - Consultant Success Specialist

    James has represented Makosi on three continents: Africa, Europe and the USA. From managing our teams on site delivering the standard in project execution to his internal efforts across the Recruitment and Operations functions, James has been a loyal employee of the firm for over 7 years. An avid and competitive golfer, his hobby has taken him from California to Ireland and he’s never short of a good tale from a recent trip. Fore!

    Ruby Arreola

    Ruby Arreola

    Recruitment Coordinator

    Ruby joined Makosi fresh out college to join our recruitment team all the way from San Jose, California. Her interests include fashion, surfing and exploring NYC’s greatest food spots. She is motivated, excited to learn and ready to put her skills to use.

    Melissa Weaver

    Melissa Weaver

    Recruitment Coordinator

    With a background in political science and psychology, Melissa moved from Mississippi to New York in May, and she joined the Makosi Recruitment team shortly after. An avid yogi and dessert connoisseur, Melissa lives by the philosophy "spontaneity breeds serendipity."

    Alex Mirzakandov

    Alex Mirzakandov

    Head of Accounting

    Alex Mirzakandov heads the payroll and accounting departments. He strives to streamline processes and eases payroll frustrations. He loves to cook and travel with his wife and son.

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