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Joel Reffner

Talent Acquisition Manager

Joel is a Talent Acquisition Manager for Pathfinder, LLC with over 30 years of recruiting, sales, engineering & management experience in the Technical Staffing and Engineering industries. Over his career, he has successfully recruited technical consultants for direct hire and contract positions including: Project Managers, Project Engineers, Construction and Discipline Engineers.  In addition to his Engineering and Design consulting experience, Joel was Owner and Principle of a Technical Service Firm that provided in-house design and engineering services along with seconded staffing services.  He also productively managed a recruiting staff for a $10 million Engineering Division of a Global Staffing firm. Prior to joining Pathfinder, Joel successfully supported a major Philadelphia EPC firm’s $35 million Life Sciences Division.  

For Pathfinder as Talent Acquisition Manager, Joel not only manages and directs the Project Resources Group, he also develops and manages effective primary relationships with Pathfinder’s team of Project Resources.  Joel works with Pathfinder’s vast cadre of highly specialized and experienced project resources to solve short-term and long-term Owner team needs.  His background offers a unique advantage to matching senior level project management professionals with the experience and skills required to address, mitigate and provide practiced as well as innovative solutions to our client’s challenging situations. Joel actively uses LinkedIn as one of his networking tools - connect with him if you are interested in a working relationship with Pathfinder, LLC.


  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Talent Aquisition                                     


  • Associate Technical Degree in Mechanical Design & Engineering, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard in conjunction with Philadelphia Community College


  • Former Member of ISPE
  • Former National Member NTSA
  • Former NTSA Delaware Valley Chapter Officer


  • English