About Us


At M3 Placement & Partnership, we believe in the power of people.

We understand that the success of an organization is defined by the caliber of its talent. The right people can unlock potential and

  • Bring passion that inspires cohesive teams
  • Turn problems into progress
  • Drive potential opportunities to resounding success
  • Propel initiatives forward to surpass expectations
  • Differentiate themselves from their competitors
  • Build a culture of creativity and innovation

This philosophy is the foundation of all we do. And it is just the beginning. We go above and beyond to bring the right people together.

M3 creates meaningful human connections that feel right from the outset and are fortified at every turn thereafter. We see our purpose as striking synergies between our clients and new talent. Fully appreciating the trust our clients place in us to guide them to the best solution, we take this responsibility very seriously. In short, our clients’ missions become our missions.

Core Values

Firmly believing that every action is a reflection of who we are and who we strive to be, we pledge an unwavering commitment to our core values:

Our greatest success is to see our clients thrive
M3’s primary goal is meeting the needs of our clients, thus enabling them to focus on their priority – the health and growth of their own organization. We take pride in the fact that many of our clients came to us through referral and have grown into long-term relationships.

Success is best achieved through informed analysis and decision making
We believe that to best serve our clients, we must fundamentally understand their organization at a meaningful level – their mission, culture, differentiators, needs, and goals. Taking the time to ask the right questions and finding the answers is paramount to creating powerful, long-term solutions.

Our clients deserve impeccable service
We aim to consistently exceed expectations by doing a little more, a little better, each and every day. We believe a proactive approach driven by honesty, diligence and follow-through makes all the difference.

Relationships are at the core of what we do
The impact of trustworthy, meaningful professional relationships cannot be overstated. This approach results in seamless communication and makes doing business with us simple and enjoyable.


Our core values drive our proven methodology

Informed immersion
We commit the time and resources to understand our clients’ mission, culture, differentiators, needs, and short- and long-term goals.

Needs analysis
In our experience, perceived challenges are very often untapped opportunities. By identifying unmet needs, we help transform potential limitations into possibility and prospect.

Candidate or Partner Identification
The key to success is finding the optimal fit for all involved. Through a clear understanding of our clients’ needs, combined with our powerful network, we create matches to transform projects and positions.

Match Making
The introduction is just the beginning. Facilitating the development of meaningful, effective relationships is where we really shine and is the source of a lasting difference for our clients.

Open Dialog & Support
Our clients can expect frequent and forthright communication throughout the on-boarding process, and can rely on our support whenever it is needed.

Decision Facilitation
Entering a relationship with a new hire or consultant can be complex. We keep the transition as simple and seamless as possible, leaving little room for guess work.


We have a stellar team!

Our growing team has a range of deep-rooted experience connecting and working with people. Years of placement and relationship-driven work have resulted in a strong pool of national connections and resources that we use to accommodate varying cross-industry needs. But top on our list of credentials is our unwavering commitment to ask the probing questions, proceed with integrity, and always find a top-notch solution.


Mary Malone McCarthy is founder and CEO of M3 Placement & Partnership. As CEO she has led the organization to significant growth through her focus on building strong partnerships and a passion for exceptional service. Prior to founding M3, Mary Malone spent over 15 years as Senior Vice President at Northland Communications, responsible for the oversight of Public Relations, Marketing and Customer Relations for the firm. She is a believer in building long standing relationships and is a true networker at heart. Growing up in a family business, Mary Malone lives by a philosophy of delivering “a little more, a little better” each and every day.

Mary Malone is committed to donating her time to a variety of community organizations. Currently she serves as a Director for Mohawk Valley EDGE, a not for profit organization dedicated to strengthening and growing the economy of the Mohawk Valley. Mary Malone also serves on the Faxton St. Luke’s Foundation board and View Art Center in the Adirondacks. Mary Malone previously served on several other boards, including the United Way, chairing the campaign in 2007, along with the Stanley Center for the Arts, Slocum Dickson Foundation, UICD and Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce. She founded the Women’s Roundtable, which facilitates events for female CEO’s and senior executives, and is a co-founder of Accent on Excellence, which annually honored 10 young leaders who excelled in their professional work while giving back to their communities.

She has received the Women’s Business Council Young Careerist Award, and was honored by the YWCA for the Salute to Outstanding Women.
Mary Malone is a graduate of Wells College and has a passion for mentoring others and watching them unleash their potential whether personally or professionally. When not at work, Mary Malone heads to the Adirondacks for skiing or time on the lake with her family. She resides in Clinton with her husband, Mike, and their three children.

Contact Mary Malone at mmccarthy@m3placement.com


Paige Treen is a Client Relations Specialist at M3 Placement & Partnership. At M3, Paige focuses on helping professionals attain their career goals by understanding their strengths and experiences.

Prior to joining M3, Paige was a Sports Information Aide at the SUNY Oswego athletic department, where she graduated with a degree in Communications & Social Interaction in May 2013.

Paige currently serves as a member of The Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce Catalyst Events task force. Her energy and enthusiasm is contagious as she loves to find the perfect opportunity for candidates she works with. A native of Central New York, she enjoys kayaking, hiking, and spending time with her two nieces, and beagle, Duke.

Contact Paige at ptreen@m3placement.com