Business Directory

Digital First Media

Contact: Mary DeNatale
Digital First Media – Daily Local News, Delaware County Daily Times, The Times Herald, The Reporter, The Mercury, Trentonian, Main Line Media, Montgomery Media
Digital First Media Philly is a network of six daily newspapers, more than thirty weekly publications and 66 media websites. With a full suite of multi-platform editorial and advertising products, we continue to break new ground as one of the most powerful and influential media companies in the Philadelphia region. Our family of newspapers, websites, mobile media and creative marketing services forms a powerful communications tool. We are an extensive, integrated network of local brands that attract local audiences in markets that matter.
DFM Philly’s daily newspapers and weeklies continue to provide outstanding reach and influence in their respective communities, making them a top choice for recruitment advertisers. Reach more top candidates from across the region with DFM Philadelphia’s local and regional recruitment packages.
The digital reach of DFM Philly for recruitment is the most comprehensive in the area. Partnerships with Monster and other prominent recruitment outlets extend an advertiser’s digital reach to mobile and desktop users beyond the scope of our print audience. We offer job board, social, search and highly targeted products designed to find the right candidates for your job openings.

Benefits Consulting Firm

Two Villanova Center
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610-520-4923
Contact: Rose Marie Bezdikian
Pentra is an employee benefit consulting firm focused on improving the financial and operational performance of health care and employee benefit programs for mid-sized and large employers. Headquartered in Villanova, PA, we are privately owned with a national client base. We are expert in benefit strategy, health and productivity, population health management and benefit cost containment. We emphasize data based decision making that combines deep technical expertise with a broad based appreciation for our clients’ need to consider plan efficiency, risk, cost management, administration and compliance.
Our firm serves clients headquartered in fourteen (14) states with employees in over forty (40) states. We have managed projects for corporations with employees working in fifty (50) countries, and we represent our clients’ interests with over one hundred (100) insurers, TPA’s and associated vendors. Our clients represent industries including professional services, outsourcing, law and accounting, manufacturing, finance and insurance, technology, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and health care. We invest in our community primarily by providing our not-for profit clients with enhanced services and / or preferred pricing.
Pentra was founded on the premise that world class capabilities and client service can be delivered more effectively by privately owned organizations that are made up of experienced consultants who are committed to providing in-depth analysis to solve our clients’ challenges.


Penn State Great Valley
30 East Swedesford Road
Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: 610.725.5377
Contact: Ed Weckerly, MSOD
Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies extends the resources and reputation of one of the nation’s leading research universities to suburban Philadelphia. Penn State Great Valley delivers outstanding graduate degree programs and graduate certificates, as well as a number of professional development certificate programs.
Great Valley is located in Malvern, just west of Philadelphia which makes the campus convenient to most working professionals in southeastern Pennsylvania. More than 1,900 students are enrolled in convenient evening classes, earning master’s degrees within our:
• MBA Program
• Master of Leadership Development Program
• Master of Finance Program
• Masters in Engineering and Information Science
Some students choose to advance their careers through professional development certificate programs like: Project Management, Leadership Development, and Lean Six Sigma.
Penn State Great Valley is also happy to announce the arrival of our new Graduate Certificate in Human Resources! The goal of this graduate certificate program is to prepare students to make managerial decisions that integrate Human Resources strategies/practices with organizational strategy, in order to improve business performance.
Students enrolled in the MBA Program are able to apply the courses taken within the Human Resources graduate certificate and apply it as their electives, earning the concurrent certificate.

Ed Weckerly, MSOD
Academic Program Manager
Graduate & Professional Programs
Penn State Great Valley
30 E. Swedesford Rd
Malvern, PA 19355
Office: 610.725.5377


Saint Joseph University
Erivan K. Haub School of Business
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone: 610-660-1318
Contact: Dr. Patricia Rafferty, Director
Master of Science in Managing Human Capital
Saint Joseph’s University’s Human Capital Management Program offers an advanced graduate business degree for those who wish to become strategic partners within their organization – with the convenience of a fully online program.
This program prepares 21st century professionals to drive organizational performance by leveraging human capital at the individual and organizational level. This focus is relevant for aspiring or current professionals in all functional areas, from HR to operations, from sales to marketing to finance, and from production to customer service. The Haub School of Business is AACSB accredited and ranked among one of the top business schools.
Apply now we’ll waive the application fee. For those who begin their coursework in the upcoming semester, a scholarship stipend to off-set the cost of your first semester is available.
Learn more by contacting Dr. Patricia Rafferty at 610-660-1318 or


Temple University

Phone: 215-204-8099
Contact: Deborah Donato, Assistant director
The Fox School of Business, Temple University, is the largest, most comprehensive business school in the greater Philadelphia area and among the largest in the world with nearly 6,500 students and more than 59,000 alumni. One in five employees in the area is a graduate of Temple. Accredited by AACSB International, Fox undergraduate and graduate programs are highly ranked internationally and nationally by leading business publications and organizations, including Financial Times, The Economist, and U.S.News & World Report. Our online MBA is 1st in the region and our executive MBA program is ranked #17 nationally.
Housed in the Fox School is the largest and most awarded Human Resource Management (HRM) Department in the region. With 17 full-time faculty, the Fox Department of HRM offers an HRM undergraduate degree as well as several Graduate HR Certificate programs and a Masters of Science degree. Our MS in HRM provides in-depth knowledge of contemporary HR management and is designed for the working HR professional. Classes are offered at convenient times on weekends and evenings in our downtown Philadelphia campus. Our HRM Graduate Certificate and Masters Programs provide a solid foundation for those pursuing certification through the Society of Human Resource Management.
Deborah Donato, Assistant Director
Dept. of Human Resource Management
Fox School of Business
Temple University

Phone: 215-204-8099

Villanova University
Office of Continuing Studies, Stanford Hall, Ground Floor
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: (610) 519-4310
Fax: (610) 519-6144
Contact: James Kane
Villanova HR Certification
Villanova University in partnership with GVFHRA is pleased to announce the Spring 2015 schedule.
Our course is based on the NEW 2015 SHRM Learning System® for SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). Comprised of comprehensive learning modules teaching the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™), and advanced online multimedia resources, these study materials streamline study time, accelerate learning and build confidence for passing the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam.
Special pricing for corporate on-site programs - contact the College of Professional Studies at 610.519.4310 for more information on how Villanova can bring the SHRM Learning System to your organization.
Click here to learn more!
Certification is a great choice for HR professionals who want to:
• Increase their knowledge
• Advance their skills
• Earn recognition from the global community
By attending our course, you’ll benefit from:
• An experienced, certified instructor
• The SHRM Learning System, historically ranked the #1 HR certification prep tool
• A structured learning experience that keeps you on track
• Opportunities to network and learn from your peers
• Tuition reimbursement and up to 36 professional development credits (PDCs)
Advancing your career. For those not seeking certification, the SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP course provides a comprehensive and accelerated option for professional development. Participants gain a generalist viewpoint, refresh key ideas and concepts, strengthen their understanding of core HR competencies and increase productivity.
Villanova University is a national leader in providing the SHRM Learning System course within an instructor-led and online environment, offering the program in full partnership with SHRM.

Thursdays beginning FEBRUARY 19, 2015
Instructor: James P. McHale, MBA, SPHR, President, Strategic Source, Inc., Instructor, Gwynedd-Mercy College

Wednesdays beginning FEBRUARY 25, 2015
Instructor: James Kane, MS, SPHR, Director, Continuing Studies, Villanova University

Alternate Saturdays beginning FEBRUARY 28, 2015
Instructor: Brian Costello, MS, SPHR, Retired Associate Vice President, Human Resource Operations, Thomas Jefferson University.
Main Campus
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Tuesdays beginning FEBRUARY 17, 2015
Instructor: Heather Gelting, MS, SPHR, Human Resource Director
3222 Phoenixville Pike
Suite 200
Malvern, PA 19355


Wednesdays beginning FEBRUARY 18, 2015
Instructor: Jon McDowell, MS SPHR
Retired, Ass’t Director of Personnel, Crozer-Keystone Health System
JP Morgan Chase
500 Stanton Christiana Road
Newark, DE 19713

Mondays beginning FEBRUARY 23, 2015
Instructor: Jon McDowell, MS SPHR, Retired, Ass’t Director of Personnel, Crozer-Keystone Health System
Del-One Credit Union
270 Beiser Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904
Spring Dates: Saturday, May 23, 2015
and June 20, 2015
Details: Instructors will supply details. Villanova Conference Center
601 County Line Road
Radnor, PA 19087
For More Information
• Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM):
• SHRM Certification Details:
• Rules of Eligibility:
• Exam Requirements:

Office of Continuing Studies,
Stanford Hall, Ground Floor
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: (610) 519-4303
Contacts: Linda Pugliese and Jim Kane, M.S., SPHR


Villanova University HRD

Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: (610) 519-4582
Contact: Dr. David Bush
For more than 30 years, Villanova University's comprehensive graduate programs in Human Resource Development (HRD) have provided professionals the expertise for dynamic careers in all areas of HR.

Options: Learn on campus or through distance education. On campus, you can enroll in one-credit weekend seminars, earn a certificate, or the full 33-credit M.S. degree. Your degree can also be customized with a variety of HR electives.
Affordability: The HRD program is one of the most affordable in the tri-state area. Our tuition rates are competitively priced and students can attend through full-time status can qualify for financial assistance and potentially for merit-based scholarships and assistantships.
Real-World Expertise: The curriculum is aligned with SHRM standards and all courses qualify for HRCI credits. Courses are taught by tenured faculty and experienced adjunct instructors who are respected HR professionals. The HRD faculty and staff members have been actively engaged as leaders in HR associations throughout the Greater Philadelphia area.
Alumni Success: Our alumni are working around the world, in all levels of organizations. HRD alumnus, Govi V. Rao, President and CEO, Noveda Technologies, praised the HRD program as a “significant ‘game changer,’ for me with an ideal blend of theory and real time business case studies. The exposure to practicing business leaders as faculty was powerful and helped me prepare for real work place challenges. The entire experience was memorable and has helped me establish and build relationships that continue to help me grow—both personally and professionally.”
Whatever your path, we look forward to helping you develop the leadership skills, knowledge and technical competencies necessary to meet workplace challenges and launch into new career opportunities.


Global Brokerage

HUB International

Phone: 484-344-4409
Contact: Carolyn Collins
Why work with HUB International?
HUB is the 10th Largest Global Brokerage firm. As a leading advisor serving both small and large clients, HUB International offers a customized, strategic planning process with solutions scaled to meet your specific business needs. We manage all areas of Risk Management- including Employee Benefits, Property & Casualty, Professional Liability, Executive and Voluntary benefits and Personal Insurance. We partner with our clients to develop a three – five year road map with detailed action steps needed to achieve company objectives. At HUB, we ensure compliance, offer custom employee education and communications, create health improvement programs, manage overall human capital risk and control premium costs. Our goal is to meet and exceed client needs and to foster long-term successful partnerships. If you would like to learn more about HUB, please contact me.
Carolyn Collins, AVP, Employee Benefits at 484-344-4409 or

Investment Advisory Firm

Villanova Financial Services, Inc.
20 Valley Stream Parkway
Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: 610.296.6370
Contact: Brian J Fisher
Villanova Financial Services, Inc. (VFS) is a registered investment advisory firm located in Malvern, Pennsylvania. VFS provides both personal and business advisory solutions to clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and our planners have over two decades of experience in the financial services industry.
Our philosophy is to put our clients’ interests first in every aspect of our business. We were founded on the principle that careful and detailed planning will greatly improve ones’ chances of reaching their goals.
Choosing a financial advisor may be one of the most important decisions you will make. While the common impression is that advisors tell you how to invest your money, at VFS we take a more comprehensive approach. We want to thoroughly understand your situation so we can guide you through the process. Accumulating wealth may be the main focus, but preserving and protecting those assets is equally important. We will identify your tolerance for risk and time horizon so that your plan is custom fit to you. We work in conjunction with your CPA and attorney so that there are clear checks and balances in the planning process. A transparent approach that clearly discloses all fees associated with our work is also paramount to our method.
We look forward to helping you “Plan your Success.”

Website: http:/
Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Preferred
220 West Germantown Pike Suite 200
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Phone: 484-654-1080
Contact: Colette Staub, CRP
The Preferred Moves Program
is a free, no-obligation benefits program offered in all states through Coldwell Banker Preferred.

Work With Professionals
Experienced counselors will help you to assess your needs, select an agent, and assist you in moving anywhere in the world.
Preferred Moves Program Benefits
Your savings come from a credit equal to 10% of the commission earned on the listing or buying side of the transaction

We do it all!
The Preferred Moves Program is an invaluable resource designed to help home buyers and sellers during all stages of the real estate process. We can arrange for all the professional services needed in a move with one phone call.
For more information contact Colette Staub at 484-654-1080 or


Async Interview

Phone: 215-645-7132
About Async Interview
Async Interview is a technology and service company meeting the needs of corporate and outsourced recruitment professionals through its video interviewing technology. Its suite of video interviewing tools are built to address a process bogged down in inefficiencies, rising costs and laborious procedures. The cloud-based, real-time system gives recruiters, HR Professionals and hiring managers the ability to interview, evaluate, collaborate and hire the emerging workforce.
Companies as small as 50 employees all the way up to Fortune 500 companies use Async Interview¡¦s technology because it can:
„X Save time and money in every aspect of interviewing: from scheduling to initial screens
„X Streamline your recruiting process
„X Demonstrate that your company is ¡§tech savvy¡¨ and allow candidates to complete interviews at their convenience
„X Allow the hiring team to review interviews at their convenience
„X Reduce travel and optimize scheduling for first round candidates

Contact Us!
Async Interview
(215) 645-7132

Security & Intelligence

Lehigh Valley Paladin, LLC
1866 Leithsville Rd
Hellertown, PA 18055
Phone: 908-307-3750
Contact: Dr. Diana Sorrentino
Security & Intelligence Professionals at Lehigh Valley Paladin, LLC provide their Corporate, Institutional and Individual clients with customized and specifically tailored security solutions, training and educational services (Seminars, Symposiums, Workshops & In-service Training Programs) so that the organization’s security and safety policies, procedures and personnel are better prepared to deal with an ever changing and increasingly violent environment.

These customized and specifically tailored security solutions and educational services include, but are not limited to:

• Workplace Violence Prevention
• High Risk Terminations
• Active Shooter Preparedness, Prevention & Response
• Safety, Security & Conflict Avoidance – Concepts & Strategies
• Security Assessments, Consulting & Advisory Services
• Critical Incident Response, Intervention & Management
• Threat Assessment, Intervention & Management
• Executive Protection

Our educational seminars and in-service training programs are routinely tailored to the specific needs and training requirements of our clients. We have also routinely designed, developed and implemented training programs which we designed specifically for our clients; as well as to develop and implement comprehensive lessons plans for Train the Trainer development programs.

Please visit for more detailed information on the comprehensive security, intelligence and consulting services we provide. To discuss specific needs; please contact Dr. Diana Sorrentino at .


Robert Half

Founded in 1948, Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized staffing firm. Robert Half’s specialized staffing divisions include Accountemps, Robert Half Finance & Accounting and Robert Half Management Resources for temporary, full-time and senior-level project professionals in the fields of accounting and finance; OfficeTeam for highly skilled office and administrative support professionals; Robert Half Technology for information technology professionals; Robert Half Legal for legal personnel; and The Creative Group for interactive, design and marketing professionals.

Robert Half has more than 400 staffing and consulting locations worldwide and offers online job search services at


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