Karin Lihzis: Founder & CEO
Karin was born and raised in Norton, MA. After moving around the US for several years, with her husband and family, they settled back in Norton. It was at this time, in 1981, that The Alpha Group was started. Karin had an idea – to create a staffing agency that would put the puzzle pieces together – matching the client (business) with the candidate (job seeker). Alpha's goal continues to “be the best at what we do, not the biggest.”

Karin’s mission was and still is to “put people first.” She believes the people are ultimately what determines the success of a business. As she often states, “If a company is going to invest in anything it should be in their people,” and they should treat them like family. If you walk into The Alpha Group you will see this family mind-set in action, from the “feel at home” environment to everyone working to help each other out.

The passion for helping others succeed allows Karin to effectively coach each candidate and guide them successfully through the job-searching process. She takes time to learn about each business – who they are and what they need to succeed. This enables her to make successful matches happen between employees and employers!

Using her strong emotional intelligence and ability to read individuals and situations clearly and quickly, Karin successfully determines the best placement for each employee and employer – helping the puzzle pieces fall together. Her energy and passion are contagious, compelling those around her to want to work hard and succeed.

When asked what she enjoys most about The Alpha Group, Karin warmly states, “it’s family-oriented…I treat everyone as part of my family.”

The belief in putting people first shines through Karin in both the workplace and at home. If you were to walk into her home you would most likely find her relaxing with her husband and two dogs – a Cavalier cocker spaniel and Havanese – cooking, listening to classical music, enjoying a fire in the fireplace, and spending time with her sons and their families, especially the grandchildren. Home is one of Karin’s favorite places to be. But when she’s not there or at work she’ll most likely be boating, sailing, shopping, tending to her flower gardens, traveling, or maybe trying to get back on the ski slopes.

Karin is a walking example of “home is where the heart is !"

Karin Lihzis: Founder & CEO
Karin was born and raised in Norton, MA. After moving around the US for several years, with her husband and family, they settled back in Norton. It was at this time, in 1981, that The Alpha Group was started. Karin had an idea – to create a staffing agency that would put the puzzle pieces together – matching the client (business) with the candidate (job seeker). Alpha's goal continues to “be the best at what we do, not the biggest.”

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Chris Lihzis: President
Some could argue that Chris has been with The Alpha Group since he was 3 months old, which would be accurate. The Alpha Group was started by Chris’ mom, Karin Lihzis, in 1981. The skills needed to be successful have been part of him since infancy (literally for both the company and Chris). In fact, he may have learned how to put the pieces of the placement puzzle together before he could even walk.

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Jessica Kegler: Sales Manager
Jessica has been playing matchmaker for over 15 years at The Alpha Group. Whether you’re a client (aka employer) searching for an employee or a candidate (aka employee) looking for your next job, there’s a good chance you will have some interaction with Jessica.

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Danielle Tocco: Recruitment
Danielle is new to The Alpha Group and is very eager to develop in the recruiting role. She has always had a passion of connecting with people to learn their strengths and how to help them on their career path.
She is a great resource to help candidates find their way.

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Laura Morse: Recruitment 
Since 2001 Laura has worked with The Alpha Group in various roles. Using her background in customer service and administrative support Laura makes clients and candidates feel welcomed immediately. It’s not just her work experience that benefit The Alpha Group and our customers, it’s also Laura’s positive attitude and ability to jump in and help wherever she’s needed.

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Aly Morales: Bilingual Recruiting Assistant

Aly was born and raised in Taunton, MA. Her family is originally from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Aly joined the Alpha team in 2022 as a Bilingual Recruiter. Spanish is actually her first language!

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Denise Allen: Administrative Support Specialist
Denise joined our front desk in Fall 2018, adding to the already upbeat reception our customers have come to expect. Whether it’s Denise or her teammate Laura, you can be assured you will be welcomed immediately with a smile and warm “Hi! How can I help you?”

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Jen Lihzis: Payroll and Human Resources

Jen has been in the Alpha Group family for over twenty years. She is a Jill of all trades and has spent time in just about every department over the course of her time with Alpha. She currently handles payroll, human resources and everything in between.

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Jennifer Corby: Accounting Manager
Jennifer is, in her own words, “southern born and southern bred, but lives up north.” Other than the owner, Jennifer has been with The Alpha Group since 1994! When Jennifer began her journey with The Alpha Group she brought with her six years of customer service experience, as well as education and training in computerized business administration. With Jennifer’s incredible memory she is able to assist customers on all their payroll and account questions. 

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