Our Team

Meet the Hamilton Connections leadership team.

A Message From Management

Hamilton Connections has been in business since 1986, providing staffing services and employment opportunities to companies and candidates throughout Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.

Robert Hamilton started Hamilton Connections as a boutique professional direct placement agency in Meriden, CT. I joined the company in 1998 and helped to grow the company over the next several years taking on new responsibilities including opening new office locations, expanding our businesses footprint to better serve our clients throughout CT and MA, and hiring and assembling recruiting teams.

Throughout this process, Hamilton Connections has been fortunate to hire on exceptional talent, and these individuals are the backbone of the successful company we are today. Hamilton Connections puts its reputation on the line every day with confidence because of the experience, dedication, and loyalty of our team.

We focus on building long-term relationships with our customers, and we are determined to cultivate deep-rooted partnerships to fully understand our customers’ staffing needs. Hamilton Connections is committed to deliver personalized service to each of its customers because each customer is unique.

At Hamilton Connections, there is no success without mutual success – if we win, you win. Whether you are a candidate looking for employment or a company looking for qualified employees, it is a win-win situation: We need you and you need us! And, as we continue to grow and improve, we welcome both compliments and criticism. Companies become great by effectively handling both!

To customers and candidates, thank you for allowing us to serve you over the years.

For prospects, we look forward to our future partnerships!

Anthony Bellucci
Vice President & COO

Our Leadership Team

Anthony Bellucci

Vice President

Patrick Whalen

General Manager

Martin Brickel

Regional Manager

Marie Zagorski


Dave Ferrigno

Branch Manager

Ryan Merkent

Branch Manager

Brian Barbieri

Branch Manager

Raquel Martinez

Branch Manager

Christopher Vensel

Branch Manager

Kevin Van Fleet

Branch Manager

Beatris Rodriguez

Risk Manager

Robert Hamilton, Founder

In Memoriam

Robert Hamilton (1949-2021) was a decorated veteran, serving his country courageously in Vietnam where he earned a Purple Heart fighting with the 101st Airborne. Robert was earnestly aware of the chance he was given to return home after the war and pursue his family life and a fulfilling career. He then began his career working for the Labor Department helping veterans find work. The experience of serving in active duty deeply influenced his foundational principles of service, integrity, and compassion in business. Alongside his wife Judith, Robert co-founded Hamilton Connections in 1986 as a direct hire technical recruiting firm and expanded their business model in the early 1990s to encompass the light industrial arena.

Robert felt that connection to his local community was fundamental. He sat on the boards of Leeway, Inc., the Meriden YMCA, and Bread for Friends, all non-profit agencies with the goal of helping those in need. By remaining true to his vision, Robert was able to develop long-lasting professional relationships, loyal clients, and dedicated employees. Hamilton Connections’ remains committed to the values and principles in which Robert believed and exemplified during his lifetime, with Judith Hamilton continuing her role within Hamilton Connections, serving as Board President.

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