Ellyn Ito – Managing Director & Principal

For over 20 years, Ellyn Ito has used her background in human resources management to mitigate risks and enhance operations in organizations experiencing growth and contraction. Having worked with startup and midsized telecommunications, technology, and healthcare companies, as well as Fortune 500 corporations, Ms. Ito has held leadership positions helping companies leverage their human capital. As well, she has led programs in training and development, employee relations, international recruitment and the relocation of “commodity” labor (such as call-center activities and manufacturing) both domestically and abroad. Having served in executive roles, Ms. Ito has had broad operational experience including sales/marketing, business development, mergers and acquisitions, and business restructuring. From her experience managing Human Resources, Ms. Ito gained the keen perspective of how seemingly small business decisions impact the human element and how this in turn, directly impacts the success or failure of a work community.  In addition to serving as the Managing Director of Sigma Integrated Resources, Ms. Ito is also the Executive Director and trustee for Seeds to Sew International, Inc., a non-profit focused on improving the lives of women and girls in compromised communities.  

Ms. Ito is a member of the Board of Directors for Holy Redeemer Home Care, serves on the Executive Board of Rider University’s Women’s Leadership Council, and serves as the Board Chair for the Hopewell Valley Youth Chorale.   Ms. Ito received an SPHR certification in 2005, is a certified DDI Facilitator/Trainer, and is the recipient of the “Top Human Resource Business Leader for 2004” Award from the Society of Human Resources Management organization.  She holds a dual-major B.A. in Anthropology and English Literature from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She lives in Hopewell, NJ with her two school-aged children, and her husband, Daniel M. Sigman, a Professor of Geosciences at Princeton University.

Samara McAuliffe – HR Advisor

With over ten years of human resources and management experience, Samara McAuliffe has worked as a business partner and advisor in various sectors, from finance to retail. Her hands-on experience includes researching and resolution of complex human resources related issues, recruitment process management, HRIS implementation, representation at unemployment hearings, creation of EEOC positions statements, leading and administering open enrollment initiatives, as well as management coaching and training.

Samara’s HR philosophy is based on balancing the vision of the companies she represents with ever-changing human resources standards and practices. Having started her professional career as a store manager more than ten years ago, she appreciates the complexities of running a business and the importance of the bottom line, while also maintaining an engaged and active workforce. Samara transitioned from the retail sector to finance nine years ago, acting as a Human Resource Advisor with Merrill Lynch. After Merrill Lynch, she expanded her experience acting as a business partner in both the retail and recruitment sectors, with companies such as IKEA North America and PVH Corp.

Samara holds a dual B.A. in Political Science and Religion from Rutgers University. In 2011 she earned her Certificate in Human Resources Management from the Rutgers University School of Business. An active member of her community, she is the Board Secretary of the Hopewell Harvest Fair and has contributed to the hyperlocal news source, MercerMe.com.

Joseph Camporeale – HR Advisor

Joey Camporeale joined Sigma Integrated Resources in August of 2013 and is engaged with Sigma Clients in HR administration, recruitment, compliance and general employee relations.   A graduate of Rider’s Business School with a degree in Human Resources Management, Joey worked at Trane-Ingersoll Rand as an HR Administrator for his summer internships.   Going on his fourth year of providing solid HR generalist support, Joey is a superstar within the firm and both the Principal and clients love his efficient and sound support.

Lisa Barder – HR Advisor

With over 15 years in HR special projects, internal communications and recruitment marketing, Lisa has worked with Sigma as a consultant for Sigma Integrated Resources since the Fall of 2009 and came on board as a full-time HR Advisor in March of 2014.   From 1998, Ms. Barder worked as a Senior Manager at RCN Telecommunications in a variety of HR positions, including Recruitment, HR Project Consultant, HR/Internal Communications, and External Communications/PR.  Prior to joining Sigma full-time, she served as a Client Liaison at ChemRes in Princeton, NJ.   Ms. Barder works with a number of Sigma clients in recruitment, workflow management, process documentation and policy development.  On more than one occasion, Lisa has been dispatched to a customer in need of a last-minute, on-site HR Manager and has fulfilled the task without missing a beat!


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