Niagara's Professional Opportunity Developers (POD) Group

Are you looking to recruit an Executive, Technical, or Management professional? workingwomen

Why pay a fee to a headhunter or spend a fortune on a national or international recruitment campaign?

POD  is your No-Fee source for experienced talent!

Niagara’s Professional Opportunity Developers (POD) group represents a premier pool of highly skilled individuals with proven track records in project management and supervision across a broad range of backgrounds and industries.

Comprised exclusively of local talent, these individuals are familiar with our area and its resources. With considerable talent and expertise to their credit and a wealth of established business contacts, they are sure to be an immediate asset to your organization and customers!

We invite you to sit in with these accomplished, motivated professionals at our next meeting – get to know the talent in the room, then set up interviews from the group!

Call (716) 278-8246 or email Kevin at to learn more about Niagara’s POD members.

POD Member Spotlight

Meet Francesca

Francesca is an experienced nonprofit leader with extensive experience in governance, program and fiscal oversight. She has successfully managed programs and services with portfolios ranging from $4 to $15 million, consistently meeting and exceeding program and revenue benchmarks.  She is a skilled negotiator of business and service agreements with strategic partners to increase organizational capacity. Francesca enjoys mentoring, developing and training high-performance teams and engaging stakeholders and funders to expand and improve community-based and statewide services. Francesca has been an invited speaker at national and state conferences. She is an effective advocate before state and national government bodies and has been successful in achieving legislation to benefit the various constituencies she has represented.

Francesca has expertise in regulatory compliance and performance improvement achieving service excellence and commendation for program operations.  Francesca is a Licensed Master Social Worker, holds a certificate in Basic Mediation and successfully completed Leadership Training from the National Leadership Institute on Developmental Disabilities from the University of Delaware.

  Are you interested in interviewing Francesca? Call or email Kerrie Heffernan at 716-278-8281

Quick Quotes From POD Members

"I just wanted to let you know that I accepted a job offer …Thank you so much for all your help. Honestly, I don't think I would have been able to stay as vigilant had it not been for the support you and the POD group gave me during my 5 months of unemployment."

"The company I am truly considering called yesterday … Thank you for all your help and your kind encouragement."

"Word is out on New POD; you need a bigger room!"

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