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Ryan A.Murphy

Principal & Founder

With over 20 years of top-level experience in talent recruitment, Principal & Founder Ryan A. Murphy understands the importance of finding the right professionals for the job. Known in the industry for his intuitive ability to make quality professional matches, Ryan’s dependability and follow through define his commitment to solving his clients’ most challenging staffing problems. Ryan began his career in staffing with Robert Half International (RHI).

During his award-winning tenure, he oversaw a territory generating more than $80 million in revenue, was responsible for business development, request for proposals and day to day supervision and training of 300+ sales professionals. After rising to the position of Regional Vice President he left to form his own Massachusetts-based recruiting firm, Bay State Select. After several more years of specializing in the placement of Accounting and Finance, Information Technology and Administrative Professionals, Bay State Select was purchased by Spherion (SFN). Spherion was later acquired by Randstad (RAND.AMS), where Ryan served as Vice President of Professional Services, overseeing executive searches, direct hires and contract placements for the Northeast region.

Throughout his career, Ryan credits his success to the high quality of his relationships with clients, candidates and business networks.

Ryan is a graduate of the University of Southern California, with a degree in Finance.

Joe Lochiatto

Principal & Founder

Joe Lochiatto has over 20 years of professional recruiting under his belt. Known by clients for his thorough searches and commitment to superior client service, Joe has long specialized in the placement of professionals in the areas of Information Technology, Accounting and Finance, Legal Work and Administration.

Joe began his career in staffing as Permanent Placement Director at Robert Half International (RHI), where he first formed his relationship with Bay State Search co-founder Ryan A. Murphy. Joe eventually left for Rapidigm, an IT consulting firm specializing in ERP, staff augmentation and offshore consulting services, where he served as Business Development Manager until he reunited with Murphy at Bay State Select. As Executive Vice President, responsible for acquiring new corporate clients while hiring and training internal staff. When Spherion (SFN) acquired Bay State Select in 2007, Joe remained aboard as the Managing Director for Spherion’s Mergis Group, continuing with the firm when it was sold to Randstad (RAND.AMS).

Joe was with Randstad until embarking on a new venture with long-time colleague Ryan Murphy. Lochiatto and Murphy fused their decades of expertise to form Bay State Search, a national recruiting firm based in Boston, MA.

Joe received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.