First Fairfield Associates and Announce and Executive Team

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Executive recruiting entrepreneur and Google alumni named CEO and COO of 1stGig & VetsBridge career matching sites

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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 11:20am

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Madison, Wis., June 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ – First Fairfield Associates, LLC is pleased to announce the appointments of Al Marco as Chief Executive Officer of and and Katherine Gramann as Chief Operating Officer for both businesses.

Al Marco, founder of and, brings nearly three decades of corporate human resource management, executive consulting and recruiting experience. “I’m excited at the potential of both and,” said Marco. “Most traditional job boards are extremely time consuming and rarely end up with both parties making that all-important connection. 1stGig and VetsBridge have a proprietary algorithm that helps connect potential employees and employers. There’s nothing like it anywhere. I am confident that and will play a major role in providing real solutions to the problems facing our new college graduates in finding the right jobs and careers so they can manage their student loan debt and in ensuring that the men and woman who risked their lives to protect our freedoms get the help they need to live well when they return to us from service.”

Al’s experience encompasses a variety of industries, including real estate, insurance, manufacturing, healthcare and banking.  He founded the Trovato Group, LLC, a successful national executive search and consulting firm specializing in the real estate industry, in 2003. 

Katherine Gramann is COO. Prior to launching her own web marketing business in 2013, she spent several years at Google, providing customer support and helping grow communities around their products. She has extensive expertise in helping companies make social connections online and is passionate about user advocacy.

“Both the VetsBridge and 1stGig sites provide great opportunities for people seeking employment to find just the right fit,” said Gramann. “I’m proud to be part of both businesses, having seen so many people struggle with job seeking and hiring and gratified to be part of companies that focus their entrepreneurial activity on such public benefit outcomes. I’m especially happy to be helping returning veterans make employment connections. It’s so important to help these men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country. And having multiple servicemen and women in my own family, I wholeheartedly find it very gratifying.”

For more information on or, check out the websites or contact Al Marco, or by phone 608-620-6062.


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