President & CEO
Pedro founded Creative Financial Staffing of Puerto Rico in 1996. From 1996 until 2008, Pedro served as General Manager and was responsible for obtaining nationwide lead sales, within the CFS network, from 2001 up to 2005. In 2002, Pedro was awarded with CFS Corporate’s “Best Manager”, competing amongst all of CFS's offices nationwide. In 2009, Pedro became president and is currently expanding operations overseas to Miami, Fl.
Pedro started his career as an Auditor for Baker Tilly Puerto Rico, formerly known as Rivera Rodriguez & Co., from 1992 until 1995. Soon thereafter, assuming the role of Vice President of Human Resources and Audit Supervisor from 1995 to 1997. Pedro’s success is much attributed to his leadership, passion and know-how, but also to his 15 years+ of experience in Audit, Business Consulting and Human Resources. Pedro studied Accounting from The State University of New York, Buffalo campus.
Executive Recruiter Manager
Mariana joined Creative Financial Staffing of Puerto Rico in 2010, as Executive Recruiter Manager. In her first year at CFS, Mariana achieved the second highest perm sales of CFS in Puerto Rico's history, and has been the highest since 2001. As a result, she was nominated for CFS Corporate’s “Rookie of the Year", competing nationally amongst all of CFS’s offices. Later in 2013, Mariana was awarded with CFS Corporate's "Perm Sendouts Award".
Mariana maintains and manages Client Relations, General Consulting, Executive Recruiting and placement of accounting and finance professionals - mainly at higher and mid-level positions - on a regular basis.
Prior to joining CFS, Mariana served 4 years as Assurance Senior Associate at PwC and completed a Corporate Taxes internship at Ernst & Young. In 2007, Mariana acquired her CPA License and in 2006, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, from the University of Puerto Rico.
Business Development Manager
Tamara joined Creative Financial Staffing of Puerto Rico in 2000 as a Marketing Consultant. In 2003, Tamara was awarded with CFS Corporate’s “Marketing Consultant of the Year”, competing with over 200 consultants internationally. In the last 14 years, Tamara has developed both strong client and business relationships with some of Puerto Rico’s top companies. Tamara serves as Business Development Manager for both Puerto Rico and Miami offices.
Tamara continues her commitment to help clients in search of their best resource: The People. Tamara graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Puerto Rico.
Business Development Manager
Joining in 2013, Carmen is Creative Financial Staffing of Puerto Rico’s latest acquisition and serves as the Business Development Manager. Carmen’s empathy and talent for working with people help her drive sales and generate New Business leads. She is also very active in the company’s expansion and growth plans for both the Puerto Rico and Miami offices.
Prior to joining CFS, Carmen served as an Office Manager at a trading and recycling company. Carmen has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Psychology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, graduating with honors.
Lourdes started her career at Creative Financial Staffing of Puerto Rico in 2011. Currently, she serves as Staffing Manager and handles the placement of accounting and finance professionals at all levels – ranging from Accounting Clerk to CFO – in a temporary and temp-to-hire basis. Lourdes is ranked within the first three positions of hours billed nationally and has received recognitions and awards such as the "CFS National Temp Contest" in August 2012 and "CFS National Interview Contest" in July 2013.
Lourdes graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and a Major in Human Resources from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus in 2008. She also graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Masters of Arts Degree in Labor Relations from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, Metropolitan Campus in 2010.
Desiree joined Creative Financial Staffing of Puerto Rico in early 2012 as Staffing Consultant. Since then, Desiree has been responsible for temporary and temp-to-perm based candidate interviews and placements of accounting and finance professionals. Working at CFS is Desiree’s first professional experience in the Human Resources industry.
Prior to joining CFS, Desiree worked as Store Manager for Richart Chocolat PR. Desiree has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with a major in Human Resources Management.