Meet our team of employee-owners. Recruiters committed to the idea that finding a good match can be life-changing for a candidate and mission-critical for our employers.
Edward S. McKersie, CPC
Ed McKersie is the Founder and President of ProSearch. Established in 1994 in Portland, the firm is now the largest locally owned (non-franchised) firm of its kind in the state of Maine. He is the Founder and an Advisory Board Member of LiveandWorkinMaine, a statewide initiative launched in November 2015 to increase awareness of career opportunities here in Maine. Ed is a past President of the Human Resources Association of Southern Maine. He also served on the Maine Society of Human Resources Management Council, where he was charged with establishing the Best Places to Work in Maine program. He was inducted into the SHRM Maine HR Hall of Fame in 2012. He currently serves on the Boards of Rippleffect and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southern Maine, and is on the Leadersip team of FocusMaine. Ed was named to the Maine Business Hall of Fame by Junior Achievement of Maine in 2019. Ed graduated from Bentley University in 1983 and moved to Maine in 1989.
Dave is responsible for account management, new business development and ensuring we exceed our client’s expectations every day. Dave has spent his professional career assisting companies throughout Maine with the last 10+ years focused on their employment needs. Dave serves on the state board of Junior Achievement of Maine, the Maine State Human Resources Council, Northern New England Employment Services, and the annual Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital Golf Tournament.
Prior to joining ProSearch in 2009, Dave spent over 15 years in media sales with Time Warner here in Maine.
Mary Warren Libby, CPC
Mary is a Maine native and has her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire. She previously worked for UNUM in their Corporate Recruiting department, where she gained experience recruiting at all levels of the company. Mary is active on the executive board of the young members of the Chamber of Commerce group called PROPEL, and is also on the board of the Maine chapter of the March of Dimes. Mary leads our Direct Hire recruiting team and handles all recruiting efforts for non-IT related search assignments. Mary has been a ProSearcher since 2004.
Rhiana Lippold Leavitt, CPC, CTS
Rhiana is a Portland native, with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from St. Bonaventure University in New York. She previously worked at Pierce Promotions as Manager of the Recruitment Department and at Wright Express (now WEX) as a Human Resource Specialist. Rhiana is a committee chair for the annual March of Dimes Signature Chef’s Auction. At ProSearch, Rhiana is responsible for interviewing and placing temporary and temp-to-hire candidates. Rhiana has been a ProSearcher since 2003.
A Maine native, Todd graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington, and has been in the recruiting industry since 2003. Todd is Founder and President of B.A.S.S.A (Beaver Alum Supporting Student Athletes), a nonprofit formed to provide scholarships for UMF student athletes and financial support to athletic programs. Actively involved since 2007, Todd has been the Chair of USM Corporate Partners, is on the USM Foundation Board, and is also the founder of the IT Contractor Networking Group of Maine. Todd lives in Cumberland with his wife, two young sons, and their dog, Porter. Todd has been a ProSearcher since 2005.
Brenon joined our team in 2019, and currently leads the IT Consulting recruiting team. Brenon brought a wealth of experience and a career-long background in the IT Staffing Industry to ProSearch. After graduating from the University of Vermont as a VT native, Brenon started his career in 2011 with a start-up IT staffing firm. He quickly established himself as a top producing individual contributor and went on to manage and lead efforts for the IT Contract division. With family ties to Maine and a love for the ocean, Brenon and his growing family have recently moved to Maine and reside in Kennebunk.
Dana joined ProSearch in 2013 as a recruiter and handles a wide range of local, regional, and national search assignments. Prior to joining our team, Dana spent time as a corporate recruiter for a fast-growing advertising agency and as a recruiter-researcher for a prominent Maine-based recruiting firm. Dana graduated from Keene State College and has been a ProSearcher since 2013.
Sarah Davies, CPC
Sarah works with local and national candidates to find the right resource for our clients. She delivers high-quality service to both our candidates and clients. Sarah has been an IT recruiter for more than 12 years in Connecticut and Maine. Some of her clients have included CIGNA, ING, MassMutual, Maine Medical Center, L.L.Bean, Fleet Financial, Unum, WEX, the State of Connecticut, the State of Maine, Pfizer, and IDEXX Laboratories. A Maine native, Sarah earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Hartford. She is an active volunteer with Junior Achievement. Sarah has been a ProSearcher since 2004.
Tim joined our team to recruit IT Contract talent on a national basis for our clients. A graduate of Plymouth State University in New Hampshire and Massachusetts native, Tim has worked in the staffing industry since 2013, recruiting and managing a team for a healthcare staffing firm prior to joining our team. Tim has been a Pro Searcher since 2018!
Andrew leads sourcing projects for all three teams at ProSearch, researching internal and external sources to identify and engage with job seekers for our clients. Prior to joining our team, he spent four years as a Talent Sourcing Specialist for a national staffing firm. A graduate of Western Michigan University, Andrew has been a ProSearcher since 2021.
Maranda is responsible for supporting our staffing efforts and handles all office support functions for our team. She also manages our payroll and employee onboarding. Maranda holds a BS from the University of Vermont, and has several years of related office support and database management experience in fast paced, customer focused environments. Pro Searcher since 2019!