The Team

Ashley Barbee

Ashley Barbee

Sales & Staffing Consultant

Ashley joined Gateway Group’s Temporary Services team in March of 2015.  She was in the news business for nearly 10 years as a producer at both WREG and WHBQ in Memphis.  Having a mind for finding the best stories to tell in the television world is now helping her in finding the best candidates to fill jobs for clients.  Ashley attended The University of Memphis, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a Master’s degree in Leadership & Policy Studies.  In her spare time, Ashley loves cheering for the Memphis Tigers and spending time with her husband and daughter.

ashley@gatewaypersonnel.com 

Justin Totty

Justin Totty

Research Associate

Justin joined Gateway Group in September 2014 focusing on candidate research. Currently he is focused on sourcing the best candidates for clients across numerous fields and industries. He began his career in recruiting within the Higher Education industry. Shortly after graduating in 2011 from The University of Tennessee at Martin with a Marketing degree, he began as a recruiter/counselor for his Alma Mater. While serving as an Admissions Counselor he was able to complete a Master’s of Business Administration in December 2013. He stayed active as an undergraduate by interning with Monster Energy, serving as his university’s mascot, and by taking leadership roles on campus and within Greek Life. 

justin@gatewaypersonnel.com 

Cameron Magee

Cameron Magee

Senior Search Consultant

Cameron has been with the firm since August 2006. Cameron partners with Memphis and Mid-South based companies to provide specialized contingency and retained search services for finance, accounting and banking professionals for permanent placement. As a Mississippi native, Cameron has expanded Gateway Group’s reach into new markets and has built relationships with many of Mississippi’s top employers. He began his career with Knobias – providing proprietary financial information for all sides of the U.S. stock market. He received his undergraduate finance degree from Mississippi State University in 2004.

cameron@gatewaypersonnel.com
Angela Aghabeg, CPA

Angela Aghabeg, CPA

Controller

Angela joined Gateway Group Personnel in November 2013.  She has over 14 years of accounting experience in audit and corporate accounting.  She holds a degree in Economics from University of California, Irvine and a degree in Accounting from California State University at Fullerton. Originally from southern California, she and her husband moved to the Memphis area in 1997. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids, reading, and cheering on UCLA.

angela@gatewaypersonnel.com

Betty Martin

Betty Martin

Payroll & Billing Administrator

In 1996 Betty’s family was transferred from Louisiana to Memphis. She came to Gateway seeking help finding a job that would utilize her background in customer service.  She started out as our office receptionist with her warm smile and friendly voice. Her duties have since grown to Payroll & Billing Administrator and assisting in back office functions.

betty@gatewaypersonnel.com

Matt Derry

Matt Derry

Research Consultant

Matt Derry has been with Gateway Group Personnel since August 2012. Matt’s 10 year public accounting career began in his hometown in St. Albans, Vermont until April of 2005 when he relocated to the Memphis area. Prior to joining the team at Gateway Group, he worked for some of the top CPA and financial planning firms in the city of Memphis. Currently, his primary focus is on the recruitment and placement of Accounting and Finance professionals. When not in the office Matt is enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children, and he is an avid Boston Red Sox fan. Matt holds a degree in accounting from Western New England University. 

matt@gatewaypersonnel.com

Melissa Callegari

Melissa Callegari

Sales and Staffing Specialist

Melissa Callegari joined our temporary staffing division as a Sales and Staffing Specialist in 2011. After a successful stint in ballet, she worked temporary assignments in customer service and general office positions, soon joining the staffing industry as a Staffing Specialist. Prior to joining Gateway Group, Melissa worked for two successful, national staffing firms. She has a background in administrative and light industrial staffing, and has also serviced Human Resource professionals in the fields of employee benefits and pre-employment screening. Melissa graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance. When not at work Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband, watching sports and salsa dancing. 

melissa@gatewaypersonnel.com

James Murdock

James Murdock

Search Consultant

James joined the firm in November of 2007 upon graduating from Jacksonville University with a degree in Marketing. He played baseball for Jacksonville University and help lead the team to NCAA Regionals in 2001, 2003, and 2006. Upon completion of his degree and baseball career, James moved back to Memphis and began his recruiting career with Gateway Group Personnel. James works with clients in all industries and helps candidates locate career opportunities from staff accountants to CFO’s. Although his primary focus is placing Accounting and Finance professionals, he also recruits professionals in Human Resource, Information Technology, Marketing, Engineering, Purchasing, and Operations Management disciplines. James has developed an expert understanding of the importance of effective career management, matching your professional experience with top employers. Along with supporting University of Memphis athletic teams, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

james@gatewaypersonnel.com

Christiana Helvie

Christiana Helvie

Senior Sales & Staffing Consultant

Christiana Helvie joined Gateway Group Personnel’s Temporary Services team in 2007. She began her career in Broadcast Journalism as an Executive Producer at WBBJ in Jackson, TN. From there she left the South and headed to the Midwest to Champaign, Illinois as the Assistant News Director at WICD News Channel 15. Christiana left the news business but didn’t lose her love of communicating with people. Her strong research and developing skills have in turn led to strong relationships with both her clients and candidates. She specializes in the placement of contract/temporary professionals in the areas of accounting, legal, administration and medical administration. Christiana graduated from the University of Memphis with a bachelors degree in Journalism. When out of the office she enjoys spending time with her family and cheering on the Memphis Tigers. 

christiana@gatewaypersonnel.com

Manley Douglas

Manley Douglas

Senior Search Consultant

Manley recently celebrated 16 years in the recruiting industry. He began his professional career with a large, international recruiting firm before joining Gateway Group Personnel in July of 2000. He manages a full service recruiting desk; identifying clients, recruiting candidates and handling all aspects of the placement cycle. Although his primary focus is placing Accounting and Finance professionals, he also recruits professionals in Human Resources, Information Technology, Operations Management and Marketing. His clients include Fortune 50 to small privately-held corporations in manufacturing, distribution, transportation, public accounting firms, pharmaceutical, financial services and as well as several other industries. He has been recognized by the Tennessee Society of Personnel Services as a “Top Producer”. He graduated from the University of Mississippi and remains an active board member of the Rebel Club of Memphis. He enjoys doing anything with his family, coaching youth sports, and playing golf.

manley@gatewaypersonnel.com

Natalie Churchill

Natalie Churchill

Sales & Staffing Specialist

Natalie joined Gateway Group’s Temporary Services in January 2014 focusing on candidate research. With a background in non-profit and customer service, matching candidates with exciting career opportunities is a natural fit due to her understanding and passion for helping others. Natalie attended The University of Memphis where she graduated magna cum laude in 2010 with a BBA in Marketing Management. She was a member of the nationally ranked U of M Pom Squad and still enjoys cheering on the Tigers from the stands. 

natalie@gatewaypersonnel.com

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