Jill Glist founded Lambent Services in 2006 and participates in all aspects of its functioning. She hires and manages office staff; interviews assistant candidates; designs recruitment strategies; and supervises client/assistant relations. Jill also directs placements for family offices and C-level principals. She graduated with a BA from Yale College in Literature and a MA from NYU in Clinical Psychology.
Past experience includes working as an individual and family therapist at the NYU Psychology Clinic, a researcher at the Yale Psychiatric Institute and Queens Hospital Center, and a caseworker at Covenant House. For eight years, Jill served on the board of the Rappaport Charitable Foundation, where she learned best practices for family philanthropy.
Jill’s background enables her to identify factors that promote the success of working relationships, with particular attention to how personality affects outcome. This is reflected in Lambent Services’ focus on providing clients with what they want with respect to both skills and character.
Jill started the company after appreciating how much her life was improved by the hours spent with her own part-time assistants, Lena and Marisa.
director of client relations
John Fitzgerald partners with our clients to assess their hiring needs and works with them to obtain the best talent to match their requirements. He manages the company's client services for full-time and temporary staffing, and is instrumental in the recruitment process. Additionally, John identifies business development opportunities and advises on corporate strategy and planning.
Prior to joining Lambent Services, John was a recruiter at EDP World / Hyatt Leader, specializing in senior-level technology staffing for the financial sector, as well as in retained executive search for major investment banking and private equity clients. His experience also includes account management for a national outplacement and career development firm, where he oversaw the firm's major accounts in the publishing and media sectors, including Time Inc., HarperCollins, Scholastic, and Oxford University Press. Prior to this, John was a writer for a New York marketing firm where he collaborated on branding initiatives for luxury automotive clients, including Volvo and Mercedes Benz.
Admitted to the New York Bar, he holds a JD from New York Law School and interned in two New York City District Attorney's offices, where he wrote numerous criminal appellate briefs that upheld multiple convictions obtained at trial, and has also practiced commercial litigation. He received his BA in English and Government from New York University.
A native of Manhattan, John grew up across the country and for college returned to New York, where he has lived ever since. When not in the office, he enjoys writing, taking walks along the Hudson, and visiting neighborhood bookshops.
Tamara Patterson manages our recruiting efforts for clients who hire dedicated staff. She conducts searches, identifies prospective candidates, interviews, and maintains Lambent Services’ database of Executive Assistants, Personal Assistants, House Managers, Chefs, and Family Office personnel. Tamara also oversees the daily operations of our office and temporary staffing department, which includes coordination between the associated employees and corporate affiliates, and conducting our temp staff payroll. She places a premium on high-end customer service, and clear, thoughtful communication in conjunction with a streamlined work environment.
Tamara received her BA in Radio & Television Communications from Rider University. Past roles have included being a Staffing Manager for Canard, where she supported over 200 employees. Tamara also worked in the JetBlue Corporate Communications and Recruitment departments, where she handled corporate video communications projects, produced events throughout the country, and large scale recruiting of JetBlue's frontline crew members.
Tamara has a strong interest in community development. She currently runs Moms L.O.V.E., Inc., a nonprofit that helps empower mothers in the New York City area. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, oil painting, photography, and renovating her home.
Magan Wiles handles all of the company’s finances: processing timesheets, invoicing, bill-pay, budgeting, taxes and year-end financial summaries. Before joining Lambent Services in 2013, Magan was a freelance bookkeeper / administrator for entities that included lawyers, winemakers, internet start-ups, small business owners, and non-profits. She continues to work with several clients in this capacity.
Magan holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and works regularly as a professional actress, most recently for the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. She is also helped found Drama Club, a non-profit in New York City that uses theater training to promote social skills and self-esteem among incarcerated youth populations.