Meet The Howell, NJ Team

  • Express Jobs Anna Santucci
    Anna Santucci-Braun

    Owner

    Anna Santucci-Braun is the owner and general manager of Howell, NJ franchise.

    Anna was born in Moscow, Russia, and holds a MS degree in Applied Mathematics from Moscow State Aircraft Technology University. She was trained to become a hedge fund analyst, received prestigious certifications such as CFA and CMT, published numerous books and articles in two languages, and grew her financial career for over two decades.

    Anna always believed that every person has the right job for them, and the only challenge is to find where and what that job is. After over 20 successful years in the financial career, Anna has embraced her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for finding people the right job and opened the Howell office. As one of the newest and fastest growing offices in Express, Anna is thrilled to bring opportunities to jobseekers in our area, and helping companies hire the right people to achieve their full potential. It's a win/win!

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    Express Jobs Kim Vargas
    Kim Vargas

    Director of Sales and Recruitment

    Kim was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, and holds a BA in Psychology from Georgian Court University. While at Georgian Court, Kim has truly embodied her passion to help people by following the school's Mercy core values in everything she did.  

    While still in college, Kim joined a local bank as a teller and she grew into a business banking professional in less than two years. While contributing to the team, Kim learned client rapport building and leadership skills. 

    In addition to banking, Kim joined a health and wellness company as an independent consultant to help people achieve their fitness and health goals.  Although she had a successful career and part time consulting, she knew this was not her only calling.

    Kim has always believed in helping people by going above and beyond to ensure they meet their long term goals financially and in the rest of their life aspirations. After seeing her father laid off after over 30 years with the same company, she decided to start a new career path and join Anna on her path to find great people great jobs by finding great companies great people.  Her father was the very first person she was able to help find an opportunity, and by now he is running most of his new company's operations! 

    Since the Howell franchise opened in 2015, Kim has been able to place hundreds of people into their very own dream jobs! She thinks Bob Funk said it best, "WE ARE ON MISSION TO PUT A MILLION PEOPLE TO WORK!"

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    Express Howell Jobs Zuneidy Matos
    Zuneidy Matos

    Recruiting Specialist

    Zuneidy Matos was born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. She graduated from Lakewood High school, and worked in a large grocery store in her senior year. Her manager always said she was his go-to person and problem solver. She started as a cashier, and was promoted to customer service representative. She later went back to Puerto Rico to obtain her BA in Education.

    In 2019, Zuneidy came back to NJ for what was a brief visit, but she ended up staying here. Now she needed a job, and her mother referred her to Express Employment. She walked through the door looking for anything, and she walked out of the door the same day with an offer to join our team. 

    In Zuneidy's own words: "Never in a million years would I have thought I would be working for an employment agency. Though I plan to continue my studies and eventually become a teacher, right now I'm working with a  wonderful team and continue to give my best and help find jobs for others who are in the same position where I was a year ago.  I love to see the excitement on people's faces when we find them that perfect job, and that's what makes me happy to walk through the door each morning."

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    Chris Guzman

    Employment Specialist

    Chris was born in White Plains, NY and attended Rutgers University. He studied Biochemistry before transitioning to Environmental Policy, Institutions and Behavior. 

    During his studies Chris held an executive role in his fraternity. He helped nurture and maintain alumni-relations to foster professional opportunities for current and soon to be graduate members. Chris also participated in various fundraising activities for organizations including the Alzheimer's Association, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Autism Speaks U.

    In addition, while at Rutgers University Chris participated in an internship for a prominent CPA, beginning his journey into the financial services industry. With time Chris achieved positions with Fortune 500 companies as a Fund of Funds/Hedge Fund Administrator and Analyst.

    During the Great Recession of 2008 circumstance empowered Chris to make a decision to pivot into small business.  Chris thrived in a diversity of roles such as financial analyst, controller, operations manager and more... He helped a variety of businesses become prominent names in their communities.

    Chris continues to practice volunteerism and community outreach in and around Monmouth and Ocean Counties.  He believes that the simplest acts of kindness can greatly and positively impact our community.

    Chris understands firsthand that the seeds of opportunity come through hard work and helping hands.  This is why he decided to pursue a new career path in talent recruiting, which is aligned with his love of helping people grow.

    Chris joined the Howell office in 2021 as an Employment Specialist.  Each and every day, he uses his old and new skills and experience to help jobseekers achieve their professional goals. 

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    Express Jobs - Delilah HIlcken
    Delilah Hilcken

    Strategic Sales Implementation

    Delilah was born in Ridgewood, NJ and is graduating from Rutgers University in May 2019 with a BA with a double major in Communication and Human Resource Management. 

    During college Delilah was in a sorority that participated in five different philanthropies. She participated in various fundraisers such as walks, galas, dance marathons, and many more raising funds for organizations such as the Alzheimer's Association and Children's Miracle Network. Since she was young she has had a passion for helping people, and her current role has enabled her to continue doing what she loves by helping people find jobs that they love!

    Delilah joined the Howell office in 2017 as a part time intern working on various projects and is now an integral part of the team as an Employment Specialist!  She is ready to take her career to the next level by doing what she loves, by helping companies find great employees and helping job seekers find new career opportunities! 

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