Who we are

Devoted, perceptive, enthusiastic, caring and creative.

We help people expand their lives through permanent, temporary and temp-to-hire placement services in the functional areas of administrative, human resources, accounting, sales, and marketing/advertising.

We have been described as devoted, perceptive, enthusiastic, caring and creative. Each member of the experienced Laufer recruiting team fundamentally understands the importance of integrity in our business and works proudly everyday to discover the details required for excellent staffing placements.
We fundamentally believe that discovering perfect matches between our talented candidates and our roster of long-standing clients is all in the details.

While this may sound simple, it requires a steadfast and disciplined focus on the little things – and that takes real work.

Through a rare combination of deep respect for each individual and perceptive observation of subtleties and unspoken messages, the Laufer team helps candidates understand themselves and shape their lives beneficially with their next career move. Confident, energetic and passionate about what we do, we listen for and identify critical details unlike others in the staffing industry, becoming “infected with you,” as described by one of the firm’s many delighted candidates.

Learn more about the team:


Julie Laufer

President and Founder

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"I believe change and growth are essential to our success. As such, my ear is always to the ground to ensure that we will continually delight our candidates and clients."

Julie Laufer founded Laufer and Associates in 2001, with a steadfast devotion to excellence, a disciplined focus on details, and a creative flare. With 20 years of prior experience in the recruiting industry, Julie observed a tremendous opportunity to improve staffing outcomes by ensuring that candidates and clients are truly heard and understood. She has built her firm on the guiding belief that discovering perfect staffing matches is all in the details – and that takes real work and a uniquely discerning, highly individualized approach.

In the earliest years of the firm, Julie, who is passionate about the arts, enjoyed a creative renaissance of a sort, with the opportunity to put her vision into practice. Another integral element of her vision was the creation of an office environment that was warm, respectful, positive, and fun. Now, with a client roster that includes many of the region’s preeminent firms, she is supremely proud of the firm's progress and thankful for the loyalty of clients who made the founding and success of Laufer and Associates possible.

Today, Julie spends her time working with clients and candidates, motivating and growing her team, and on business development and strategic planning.

In her never-ending pursuit of ways to be ahead of the curve, Julie listens intently and evolves her firm to best support her clients’ business objectives. And, with the warmth and natural talents that she is known for, Julie is passionate about working with her expert team to shape people’s lives and find the right "home" for candidates.

Julie graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Art from SUNY-Albany. While she intended to pursue a graduate program in art, she applied to a staffing agency that recognized her talents, ultimately cementing her future career in recruiting. Julie often reminds herself – and others – that the serendipitous events that occur in our lives sometimes are the greatest gifts.

Julie still finds time outside of the office to feed her passion with the arts as an artist and collector. She cares about giving back where she can, and has volunteered at the Shattuck Hospital in Jamaica Plain, working with quadriplegic and AIDS patients. Julie has also served as a Big Sister, and a mentor to girls to help empower them with the knowledge that there is no limit to what they can do, become or achieve.


Eric Nielsen

Chief Financial Officer

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"Working with candidates and clients at Laufer and Associates has been such rewarding experience - I get to learn about the process that each person goes through to either find a new employee for their business, or find their dream job. My initial experience with Laufer and Associates made me feel welcome, comfortable, and informed. This is what I hope to do for each and every person I get to interact with."

Eric has over fifteen years of public accounting experience with large Boston based regional accounting firms.  He works mostly with closely held companies ranging from those in the start-up phase to over $100 million of revenues. Eric has a broad range of industry expertise including closely-held businesses within the industries of professional service firms, retailers, food and hospitality companies, manufacturers and distributors, and commercial and residential real-estate.

Eric consults companies in many areas including accounting system implementation and organization, ownership transition, strategic mergers and acquisitions, profitability analysis, budgets and forecasts, and general ongoing consulting with business owners, CEO’s, CFO’s, corporate controllers, and bookkeepers.

Eric is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Eric attended high school in Harvard, Massachusetts and college at the University of Vermont where he earned a degree in economics and accounting.

Eric currently resides in Marshfield, Massachusetts with his wife Margaret and three children.


Kat Glidden

Communications/Talent Manager

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"Working at Laufer and Associates gives me the opportunity to combine my background experiences with my passion for connecting with and helping others. The Laufer and Associates team goes above and beyond to listen to our candidates' needs to ensure that we make the best career connections. We truly strive to not only help facilitate these professional connections, but to guarantee that the ties we create will have a positive and lasting impact."

Kat brings a background in marketing and communications to Laufer and Associates, after earning her degree from Quinnipiac University in journalism and studies in public relations. She enjoys making connections with new candidates and helping them find the perfect “fit” for their career aspirations. She strives to be the go-to person for applicants of all different background to assist in educating them on new opportunities and bringing them one step closer to being placed in that perfect role.

Acting as a voice for Laufer and Associates, Kat is eager to share new insights and news within the job market through her weekly blogs, social media postings, and newsletter announcements.

You can connect with her via Facebook and follow her tweets promoting the latest and greatest opportunities in the market.

In addition to staying active through running and other fun workout classes in the area, outside of work, Kat enjoys reading and writing, and is always looking for a new travel adventure!


Kim Szottfried

Accounting ​& Finance ​Manager

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"What immediately attracted me to Laufer and Associates was their ability to find the perfect"fit" for each candidate and employer. Experience is just one piece of the puzzle. Julie takes the time to learn about the personal side of each candidate so she can find a company and culture that will enable that person to thrive. When that happens, it's a win-win for everyone!"

After obtaining her degree in Finance from Boston College, Kim began her professional career in the travel industry. During her 10 years there, she was able to see the world - including a move to Kuwait for two years. Living in a foreign country was truly an eye opening experience - not only learning about other cultures but also how the world perceives ours.

Upon returning to the States, Kim decided to work part time which allowed her to raise her 3 children yet keep her foot in the door of the professional world. Never one to sit idle, she became active in the local schools, chairing the fundraising committee and organizing the annual auctions. Later that energy was channeled into planning bar/bat mitzvahs, and a major home remodeling project. Now entering the empty-nester phase of life, Kim has transitioned back into the work force full time, and feels incredibly fortunate to have been able to find the perfect work/life balance that works for her and her family.