Neely Raffellini, Founder
You know that one friend you always come to for advice? That’s me! In 2012, I started Splash Resumes. I am proud to say that we were one of the first companies to use creative resumes and I am always brainstorming unique ways to deliver the client’s message. I love working with people who are ready to take that next step in their 21st-century job search – using innovative and creative resumes, social media and personal branding techniques. In this market, you have to stand out and innovation and creativity will win every single time.
I work hard for every single client and hold myself personally accountable for your success. When you succeed, I succeed.
Favorite Book, Movie or TV Show: Too many to name. 🙂
Favorite Website: Buzzfeed and Barkpost
Hidden Talent: Quoting “Seinfeld.”
Fun Fact: My first name is from a ’60s book called “Valley of the Dolls.”
Fancy Professional Bio:
Neely Raffellini is the founder of 9 to 5 Project (formerly known as Splash Resumes), which provides women with the tools they need to get the job that they want. Before establishing 9 to 5 Project, she worked in public relations, sales and founded a number of start-ups. A proud graduate of Penn State (We Are!), she received a master’s degree from Duquesne University and attended post-graduate studies at Rutgers University and the Rhode Island School of Design. She also works as a career coach for The Muse. Her future plans include finally watching all 100 of the American Film Institute’s Greatest Films and becoming fluent in Italian.
Chief Creative Officer
I’ve been working as a freelance designer for more than 10 years. I use the experience gained as a strategic marketer to lead the conceptual creative development and execution of ideas for 9 to 5 Project. I enjoy thinking of new ways to help job seekers embrace new media to set themselves apart from other job applicants. I am a stickler for little details and I love to multi-task. I am passionate about empowering women and youth to be the best version of themselves.
Favorite Books: Give and Take by Adam Grant, Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
Favorite TED Talk: Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action
Guilty Pleasure: Peanut butter ice cream
What Gets Me Up in the Morning: My two kids, Max and Penny (and COFFEE)
Fancy Professional Bio:
Maureen Ballatori is a highly creative designer with a passion for problem solving. Her art direction and design has won her clients national awards. Before working with Neely on Splash Resumes/9 to 5 Project, she spent more than a decade working as a lead designer and strategist in the professional services industry for national and international companies. Maureen is passionate about giving back to her community, and volunteers her time as vice president of the board of directors for the Coordinated Child Development Program.