Success Stories

Marina Sirras’ business is to make other business’ legal recruiting and staffing problems go away. And she’s been at it through her company, Marina Sirras & Associates LLC, since 1987.

MS&A helps firms and corporations throughout the world connect with the resources they need and specializes in the placement of attorneys and administrative staff at all levels of experience within legal settings. The company also provides consulting services for office expansions, growth strategies, mergers and practice group acquisitions. MS&A is successful and held in high regard in the industry---a tribute to Sirras’ knowledge, business sense and networking skills.

Prior to launching MS&A, Sirras spent several years as a marketing analyst at the A.C. Nielsen Company and then joined Warwick & Legler, a mid-sized New York advertising agency. Her professional career was going very well when, in 1968, she left the workforce to be a stay-at-home mom, and spent the... Read More

A farm boy from Wisconsin, Rob Halle never predicted he would have become a successful entrepreneur within the high-fashion photography industry of New York City. He also never would have anticipated overcoming the level of disaster that almost destroyed his business after 9/11.

After earning a master’s degree in production management from the University of Wisconsin, Halle moved to Los Angeles in 1976 to put his knowledge into practice. For the next five years he worked for an international theatre, film and television equipment supply company. He then relocated to New York in 1981 to work for a lighting- industry manufacturer. After a year Halle decided he wanted to strike out on his own and in 1982 incorporated RGH Lighting, Inc. and opened a store in the West Village offering fullservice lighting and equipment rentals. Over time, RGH became well-established within the fashion industry and thrived on cover shoots for magazines such as Vogue, Victoria’s Secret and Revlon.... Read More

As an amateur bodybuilder and women’s football player, Carolyn Mazur was well-acquainted with the debilitating injuries that sports can inflict on the body. So it became her dream to one day establish a center to provide a variety of health- and fitness-related services to both the injured and those who simply wished to improve their overall physical fitness. She accomplished that goal when she opened Fusion Physical Therapy and Sports Wellness, PC.

Born and raised in Shawnee, Kansas, and getting a degree in 1998 in the highly regarded Master of Physical Therapy Program at Kansas City’s Rockhurst College, Mazur first began applying her skills to professional and collegiate athletes at the North American Institute of Sports Physical Therapy in Arizona. While continuing to work through the Institute, in 1999 she headed to New York City where she began a fellowship at St. John’s University and worked as an athletic trainer for the Red Storm’s football and basketball teams for... Read More

Suspended from the ceiling in the center of the world’s largest toy store---the Toy’s R Us in New York’s Times Square---is a multi-venue  apparatus with movable panels that allows for dynamic use of lighting, an open or closed environment and acoustic separation for events ranging from children’s birthday parties to evening cocktail receptions. It is just one example one of the innovative and beautiful designs produced by Manhattan’s Kenny & Khan, Inc. architectural firm.

Kenny & Khan was founded in 2002 by partners Rolando Kenny and Indian-American Khalida Khan who had worked together for four years at SBLM Architects before they started their own architectural planning and design firm. The firm specializes in interior and exterior designs of educational and government projects requiring strict compliance with the city’s and state’s myriad of construction laws.

The company’s institutional work ranges from K-12 public and private schools to... Read More