Meet The Team

Peter Friedman

CEO & Founder

Peter has nearly twenty years of experience advising and recruiting industry leaders in quantitative trading and software development in the quant job placement field. Peter has a keen eye for emerging talent and identifying the few candidates that can have a material impact on an organization or project. Before founding Integra Advisors, Peter was the Chief Talent Officer at Teza Technologies, a proprietary trading firm, and investment advisor. As a member of Teza’s management team, Peter was responsible for creating a highly efficient recruiting process, growing a transparent and collaborative culture, and helping develop and pursue the company’s overall growth strategy. Prior to Teza, Peter founded Peter Friedman Associates (PFA), a boutique recruiting firm that focused on components of automated trading including research, statistics, and technology. As a testament to the services provided, PFA retained clients for more than ten years. Peter sits on the board of two charitable organizations; The Valerie Fund and Willa's Wish. A graduate of Colgate University, Peter lives in Short Hills, NJ with his wife, Jennifer, and their four children.

Kelly Florentino

Partner

Kelly has over ten years of recruiting experience in the financial services space, with the last eight focused specifically on quantitative trading and technology. Previously Kelly was the Director of Recruiting at Teza Technologies, a proprietary trading firm, and investment advisor. At Teza, Kelly ran all aspects of recruiting, while also working internally to help foster communication and to grow a more collaborative culture. Prior to Teza, Kelly worked for Peter Friedman Associates (PFA) for three years where she was responsible for research, candidate development, and developing market intelligence. Kelly received a MBA in Finance from Fordham University and a BA from Brown University, where she also played on the Women’s Ice Hockey team.  She currently resides in Chatham, NJ with her husband, Patrick, and three children.

Julia Fisher

Vice President of Recruiting

Julia graduated from Binghamton University with a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Law, and joined the Integra team in June 2018. During her time at Binghamton, Julia hosted a weekly radio show, which gave her the opportunity to interact with listeners seeking advice, through which she discovered her passion for listening and providing sound guidance. After doing further research, and with input from family members working in the recruiting space, Julia decided to pursue a career in recruiting, where she can utilize her skills to help provide direction to people in their search for the next step in their careers.  When she isn’t learning and working at Integra, Julia enjoys going to the movies, walking her dog, and discovering new places to eat with friends.

Katarina Tornich

Vice President Of Recruiting

Katarina graduated from Moravian College with a B.A. in Business Management, Organizational Leadership, and a minor in Psychology in 2017. During the last year of her college career, Katarina held an internship in Dun & Bradstreet's Trade Department as a Project Analyst. Through cross-collaboration between teams, Katarina was exposed to the talent and recruitment space. This is where she identified her passion to inspire others to find their own passion and purpose and to have an impact on their life through recruiting. Following graduation, Katarina began her career as a Scientific Recruiter for Aerotek Staffing Agency and has proudly been in the talent space for three years since. Katarina joined Integra in April 2020 and is excited to continue to grow in both her personal and professional career. When she is not connecting with candidates, Katarina can be found at the Jersey Shore with her family and German shepherd, Kaia.

Wil Dunn

Associate

Wil graduated from Penn State University in 2020 with a degree in Health Policy and Administration. During his time at Penn State, he was actively involved in a number of activities, including the world’s largest student-run philanthropy, Penn State THON. He danced in THON 2019, which means he did not sit or sleep for 46 hours straight. Wil has many different experiences in the healthcare sector including positions with information services, scheduling, insurance, and development and fundraising. He joined the Integra team in September of 2020 and is excited to learn more about the financial services and systematic trading spaces. When Wil is not in the office, he enjoys spending time with friends and going to the beach.

Gabriella Willingham

Associate

Gabriella graduated from Middlebury college with a BA in Economics and minors in anthropology and religion in May of 2020. She joined Integra Advisors that September. During her time at Middlebury she was a tour guide and president of the Swing Dance club. Tour guiding helped her discover a passion for helping individuals find an institution that is the right fit for them, and would best facilitate their growth. This passion led her to pursue roles in recruiting after college, and she is excited to have landed at Integra. When she isn’t working, Gabriella enjoys reading, going on hikes and exploring the local food scene.

Julia Wise

Associate

Julia graduated from Lehigh University with a B.S. in Psychology and Marketing in 2020. Throughout her last year of her college career, Julia worked part time for SponsorUnited, a digital sponsorship company and scouting network, as a Business Solutions Analyst. Here, she was introduced to the realm of recruiting through connecting brands, properties and agencies to the best fitting sponsorship opportunities. Julia joined the Integra team in September 2020 and is eager to interact with candidates and to grow herself as a young professional. Outside of the office, Julia can almost always be found at the beach or spending time with any (or all) of her four sisters.