Meet the

committed to showing up differently.

Scott MacGregor

Founder & CEO

Founder & CEO of SomethingNew, has 20+ years of experience as a top sales performer and Chief Revenue Officer in the technology industry working for and with Fortune 500/1000 companies. Highlights of his career include:

  • Record 7 consecutive American Business Awards Winner for Innovation (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Best of Staffing Winner 2020
  • Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 94.4%
  • Non Profit Advisory Board Member for The Look for the Good Project & Blankets of Hope
  • Business Advisory Board Member for Rich Cardona Media, College Collections LLC & Stix
  • Advisory Council-Harvard Business Review
  • LinkedIn Hiring Advisors Member
  • Former Chairman of the Board for Elevate New York
  • Winner of Sales Executive of the Year, American Business Awards (2005)
  • By 29 recruited by tech start up as Chief Revenue Officer
  • Youngest National Account Manager in the history of Fortune 500 Company, Pitney Bowes
Scott MacGregor is the founder & CEO of
SomethingNew LLC, one of the
fastest-growing talent strategy companies in
the country. SomethingNew is a record
six-time recipient of the American Business
Award for Innovation and winner of Best of
Staffing. Beyond finding clients exceptional
talent, SomethingNew’s advisory services
called SomethingNew Labs™ save
companies millions of dollars through
teaching and providing proprietary tools
centered on the three pillars of an effective
people strategy: talent acquisition,
onboarding and retention. MacGregor’s
belief that good companies do good things
led him to establish SomethingGood™,
which is the social mission component of
SomethingNew. His books, Standing
O!, Standing O! Encore, Standing O!
Salute and now Standing O! Tribute are part of that mission as all of the
proceeds go to charity.

Did you know?

Scott MacGregor

Founder & CEO

I never missed a single class in 4 years of college
I had a Major League Baseball tryout (look at my LinkedIn profile and you can guess how well it went)
I’m pretty awesome at Brady Bunch and sports trivia and am ready to take on all challengers
I’ve been to Bora Bora
I own a guitar but can’t play
I have zero and I mean zero sense of direction
I don’t really know how to smile or dance
My lunch is sometimes peanut butter straight out of the jar
I have a relative who for years told her friends I went to Harvard (sorry Aunt Betty)
I hung out with Barry Manilow in Vegas (pictures can be sent on request)
I tried to rescue a seal lion who apparently didn’t need to be rescued in Cabo and it was less than pleased with me (the video can be sent on request).
I’m pretty obsessed with sampling different craft beers and stopped counting long ago at 500.
I don’t believe in ghosts or UFO’s or anything even remotely like that
I’m allergic to cheese but can eat cheesecake which I’ve been told makes no sense
I love the Great Lakes Brewing Co in Cleveland (if you send me Edmund Fitzgerald Porter we are true friends for life)
My wife is awesome and I’m not just saying that
I’ve watched full seasons of The Bachelorette (with my wife) and am only slightly ashamed of it
I cried when the Vikings lost Super Bowl XI (I was 1 day shy of turning 9)
Every year I predict the Vikings are going to win the Super Bowl (I’m obviously no Nostradamus but I am a positive thinker)
I’ve called in sick to work less than 5 times total in my entire career

Did you know?

Diane Ristau

I LOVE to dine outside in the summer.
I’m a coffee snob. I like really good, dark roast coffee.
I am not a wine snob. Give me a good glass of $5 chardonnay and I am happy.
The song Take It Easy by the Eagles always makes me smile.
I’ll go up against anyone in parallel parking contest and will probably win.
I love fitness! One of my favorite places to be is at the gym or exercising outside
Traveling is one of the best medicines out there. I highly recommend it! Especially in the middle of a Minnesota winter.

I have my MBA but find spreadsheets extremely boring.
I believe God created each of us for a purpose. Only when we find it are we fulfilled.
Three kids = busy, fun, rewarding, crazy life.
Favorite family past time – Cabin time, where the business of life goes away and we can truly relax and enjoy nature.
Music feeds my soul and helps me run faster… everything from Usher to Tim McGraw to Tobymac to Van Halen and even a little Justin Bieber!
My first job was working at McDonald’s.
If I’m crabby, two things always fix it = prayer and exercise!
I love dogs, especially labs.
I find New York City fascinating.
Bucket list = sky diving.
I once roller bladed 75 miles over two days.
I have no rhythm.

I’ve learned that most people have a lot more to offer this world than they know. Sometimes it just takes a little encouragement from ONE person to give the courage they need.

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Kathy Leckey

I have been present for the births of two babies-soon to be three (other than my own)
I have seen the sunrise over the Grand Canyon.
I have had a guitar for 20 years and cannot play. Scott and I would make a terrible duet.
I have seen U2 and Liberace in concert, not at the same time.

I love chocolate and peanut butter, especially when they accidentally get mixed together.
I used to drive a 14 passenger Tour Bus at Niagara Falls.
I was a speaker at the 2014 TEDxYouth at Buffalo Conference.
Earth day is my favorite holiday.
“The Office” still makes me laugh out loud.
I never text lol, always hahahaha.
If I could have two wishes, they would be to be able to sing and swim.
Someday I would love to swim with dolphins.

Two awards I am most proud of: Ice Cream Scooper of the Month at Friendly’s in college and a Green Peace essay contest to Save the Seals in 5th grade..
I volunteered with the Red Cross for 3 weeks in Miami after Hurricane Andrew.
I always wanted to join the Peace Corps.
I love the Foo Fighters.

I once joined a support group for sugar addicts, where we fought our addiction “one day at a time.”
My happy place is a campfire on a beach at sunset.
I coached the Yankees for one winning season of t-ball.

I am full of gratitude.

Did you know?

Joanne Schwartz

My drink of choice is Chardonnay, second only to Diet Pepsi.
I love Broadway musicals (The Toxic Avenger and American Idiot not withstanding!)

The entertainment at my 6th birthday was a local kid who called himself “Davino”. Today he calls himself David Copperfield!(Pictures available on request)

I love audiobooks, Scrabble and WordsWithFriends.
I have absolutely no sense of direction
I prefer Dunkin Donuts to Starbucks, Vanilla to Chocolate and Reeses’ to Godiva.
I listen better when I’m doodling.
I think in spreadsheets.

I love arts and crafts.
I am a news junkie.
I don’t believe in haunted houses – but would not want to spend the night alone in one!
I know just enough Spanish to get myself in trouble.
I cry at most movies and even some commercials! This cracks my daughter up!
Favorite gadget: “Alexa”
I don’t like shopping or going to the mall.

I’ve been happily married for 24 years and yet still cannot fathom that my husband chooses to do 140.6 miles of straight exercise in just for fun”!

We have two amazing kids that bring lots of laughter, sunshine (and laundry) into our home!

On my first-ever day of work (@ NJ Bell), I showed up in a suit only to be told that I needed to wear a hard hat and steel tipped shoes moving forward! (ß Boy, I sure could have used a good recruiter back then!!!) J

I am grateful every day for my family, my friends, my customers and my colleagues and I take none of this for granted.