Meet The Team
Our writers are accomplished and certified in delivering powerful resumes and expert career guidance
Deidre Pannazzo, CPRW
Executive Director, Resume Writer & Blogger
Deidre is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and Executive Director at Inspired Resumes. She leverages strong writing, blogging, communication, branding and marketing skills – along with her experience of working within the executive search industry – to provide effectively-written resumes and goal-oriented career strategies to active job seekers. Her professional advice has been published on TheLadders.com and other highly-recognized job search related sites.
Managing the operations of a financial services recruiting firm for several years gave Deidre a thorough understanding into the needs of human resources and hiring managers, and working directly with executive recruiters offered first-hand knowledge of the many levels involved in the job search process, providing insights Deidre uses to successfully assist clients during their job search. In addition, she demonstrates her project management and business development skills to direct the operations, marketing and administration for Inspired Resumes, where she shows dedication to providing professional career services to clients, keeping up with industry trends to ensure the firm is on the cutting edge.
Deidre’s other roles include project and event management for a small creative services firm, and previously directed the event planning at Magazine Publishers of America (MPA), the trade association of consumer magazines. At MPA she organized and produced 30+ events a year including award-winning banquets, conferences, and trade shows for executives within the magazine industry. Prior to that, she managed business training seminars for the American Management Association (AMA), and also worked within sales and promotions in the radio industry. Deidre holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University at Albany, and a Professional Certificate in Meeting, Conference, and Event Management from New York University.
Kimberly, CPA, ACRW, CPRW
Kimberly, a CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CPRW (Certified Professional Resume Writer), and ACRW (Academy Certified Resume Writer), is the Senior Writer for Inspired Resumes and a dynamic professional eager to write confidence-building resumes and LinkedIn profiles for clients. She began her career in public accounting. While working for Andersen and Deloitte as a financial statement auditor for four years, Kimberly gained diverse exposure to organizations within manufacturing, sales, distribution, education, government, and healthcare.
For the next six years, Kimberly grew in high-profile finance positions at W.W. Grainger and HSBC, winning awards and promotions annually. Her work cultivated almost 10 years of extensive private sector business writing, audit, and corporate finance experience. Within each of her roles, Kimberly recognized a passion for writing and career development. In 2010, she began her career consultation practice. Because of her demonstrated ability to operate in varying industries and with all-levels of professionals, Kimberly has partnered with executives and directors, mid-level professionals and managers, entry level professionals and recent graduates, post-retirement and new career transition job seekers, and military-to-civilian transition job seekers. Kimberly brings unique insight to resume and LinkedIn profile writing, with a highly collaborative approach that pulls from her own corporate experiences and current industry trends. Engaging an effective, confident prose that maximizes client accomplishments, Kimberly aligns resumes with hiring manager expectations, increasing the chance for an invitation to interview.
Francis is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) who has spent his entire career on Wall Street. He began as an investment banking analyst with UBS Warburg before transitioning to an investment banking finance, strategy and management track with Morgan Stanley Capital International, and later J.P. Morgan. Francis graduated from Harvard with a degree in History and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School. He has spent valuable time on the other side of the job search table as a member of the Harvard undergrad and Columbia Business School recruiting teams, and knows first-hand how valuable a well-thought-out, clearly written, and impeccably formatted resume can be in terms of offering a positive first impression. He likes to say he became a professional resume writer by accident and credits his meticulous approach to editing resumes to his mother, who taught him the value of less being more.
In business school, Francis volunteered to help critique and revise resumes of first-year MBA students seeking opportunities in the financial services industry, and offered expertise and experience in many ways. Francis then went on to work with Vault.com as an MBA admissions essay consultant, leading to an opportunity to write resumes professionally. Since 2009 Francis has developed over 900 resumes for professionals and executives at all levels. He is established in writing interview-winning resumes that resonate in any industry, with a background translating best to those seeking jobs in high finance, management consulting, law, healthcare, biotechnology, and high technology. Francis currently splits his time between the United States and Seoul, Korea with his family, offering the ability to strategically service clients globally.
As a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) Steve brings over 18 years of writing clear and effective resumes and CVs for clients at every level around the world. He is familiar with job dynamics and responsibilities in a wide range of industries, such as Financial Services, Accounting, Sales, Marketing, Operations, Supply Chain, Customer Service, HR, Advertising, PR, Education, Non-Profit, Government, Military Transitions, and other niches. Steve also has experience working in the retained executive search sector, where he polished his talents in communications, customer service, and project management. He gained valuable exposure to the fast-paced executive recruiting marketplace. He always puts a premium on accurately identifying and packaging a client’s best skills, abilities, and achievements in order to create a sharper tool and get better traction in the job search.
Steve has helped executives and managers optimally position and promote themselves to companies of all sizes, from start-ups to Global Fortune 50 leaders, as well as compete in the growing flexible workforce sector. Steve has interviewed, coached and counseled top executives, managers and professionals in multiple cultures through difficult transition processes, having acquired a solid understanding of cross-cultural dynamics after living overseas himself for long periods of time. Steve has an extensive academic background with an M.A. Degree in German Literature, an M.Div. Degree in Theology, and a B.A. degree in History.
Janelle brings more than 10 years of skilled and knowledgeable experience as a specialist in human resources, recruitment, and career advising. Working in professional and educational environments, Janelle has assisted candidates ranging from entry level to C-level executives within popular and niche industries including Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Operations, and more. She is an accomplished professional with vast experience in writing who successfully helps people brand themselves with effective resumes. She brings valuable insight to the writing process and understands the best tools needed to develop clear and marketable resumes. Recognized as an expert in candidate assessment, Janelle is able to connect with highly desired contacts while focusing on achieving client deliverables. Her areas of expertise include career planning and placement, human resources and staffing, on-boarding, and full cycle recruitment. Janelle demonstrates extensive industry experience and continuously keeps her skills current through involvement in professional development and research. Janelle is presently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management.