Co-founder & Principal
Jack Harrington is a co-founder and principal for Atlantic Associates, Inc. (AAI), and has more than 25 years experience in the recruiting & information technology fields. He has personally focused a significant amount of his time on the healthcare, biotechnology, higher education and financial industries, as well as state government agencies.
Harrington began his recruiting career with The Affiliated Hospital Center (today known as Brigham and Women’s Hospital). While there, he distinguished himself in the area of affirmative action, receiving the ABCD award. In addition to his human resource background, Harrington spent eight years as owner and manager of a chain of computer retail stores called Computer Magic, Inc., employing a staff up to 100 across Greater Boston, the South Shore and Cape Cod. He has also held Director of Technology and department head status with two separate government organizations.
Being involved in the community has been an important part of Jack Harrington’s life. Active in local and state politics for over 20 years, he has been an advocate and a volunteer on behalf of a wide range of area charitable and civic organizations, as well as a coach of several youth basketball and baseball teams.
In recent years, Harrington has focused considerable time and energy in support of “The Home for Little Wanderers”. This Greater Boston area organization provides invaluable support to children in need. Today, he is Co-Chair of the Board of Advisors and was actively involved with construction of a new home for these children located in Mission Hill and named in memory of his parents, John and Patricia Harrington.
Co-founder & Principal
John Fitzgerald is a co-founder and principal of Atlantic Associates Inc. (AAI), and has a special insight and understanding of government and governmental organizations. He holds a master’s degree in public administration and is a graduate of Harvard Business School/AMP, and has held a series of senior management positions in governmental organizations with responsibility for thousands of employees and multi-billion dollar projects.
Fitzgerald began his career as a clerk at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and rose up the ladder to become the Deputy Director and Acting Director of Operations as well as Director of Materials. Among his many projects, he was directly involved in the extensions of the Red and Orange lines, as well as the purchasing of millions of dollars in capital equipment and vendor contracts.
Fitzgerald also served as the Director of the Sewerage Division for the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) and helped oversee the $3.5 billion rebuilding of the Deer Island Treatment Plant. As a part of his work at both the MBTA and MWRA, he was responsible for as many as 4,000 employees.
Active in a wide range of charitable and civic endeavors, Fitzgerald was appointed by the governor and served as Chairman of the Boston Finance Commission. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the South Boston Boys & Girls Club and Chairman of the MBTA Employees Credit Union ($180 million financial banking institution).
Patrick McNamara is a 17-year veteran of developing IT workforce solutions for companies of all sizes. Since joining Atlantic Associates in July 2010, he has served as the company’s Market Director, responsible for the day-to-day operation of the business as well as overseeing the company’s business development and growth strategy. Under McNamara’s leadership, the company has achieved year-over-year growth annually despite operating in a challenging financial and business market.
At AAI, McNamara has successfully implemented new sales strategies and also brought the company onto a cutting-edge technology platform that has increased efficiencies throughout the entire recruiting and sales process.
Prior to joining AAI, McNamara spent more than 15 years at TAC Worldwide. There he rose from an account manager to the company’s Market Director where he was responsible for overseeing the IT staffing company’s $20M Northeast region and managing a team of 25 account executives and recruiters.
McNamara began his career in financial services, working at Prudential Insurance and Financial Services and Shareholder Services Group, each for two years.
McNamara holds a bachelor of science from Northeastern University. He lives in Norfolk, Mass., with his wife, Julie and his three children, Kaleigh, Patrick and Allison.