Laurie Koller Munning

President / Owner

Laurie Koller Munning spent over 10 years in sales and marketing roles with some of the largest and well-known manufacturers in the Building Materials Industry such as CertainTeed, American Woodmark and AZEK Building Products.  During her tenure within the industry, Laurie built phenomenal relationships not only by interacting extensively with customers and colleagues, but also by volunteering within many trade organizations.

In 2012, Laurie took on a new direction in her career and began working in the recruiting industry.  Her industry specific knowledge from the manufacturing and distribution levels all the way down to the installer has enabled Laurie to be extremely successful in placing numerous qualified and professional candidates from high level sales positions to executive level marketing roles within the Building Material and Construction Industries.

Laurie has an MBA from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA and a BS from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. In addition to her education, Laurie excelled as a Division 1 Lacrosse player at ODU.

Fran Brady

Executive Vice President

Fran Brady started her career in Public Accounting with PricewaterhouseCoopers, and then moved into the corporate accounting environment managing external reporting for a privately held company for the next 12 years.  In 2001, she and her husband became Shareholder/Operators of a New York Metro Building Materials Distributor which they grew from $4 million to $100 million in annual revenues over the next 13 years. Fran quickly moved out of her accounting role and began recruiting for the business early on, developing a unique prospecting and screening process which ensured the company was hiring the best and brightest to enable the growth of the business. She has experience recruiting for positions ranging from the high level management side to sales, operations, purchasing, accounting, and warehousing.  Her belief is that “a company’s employees are its greatest asset”, and she is eager to help other businesses find the talent they need to drive growth and profitability. Her unique approach to recruiting and in-depth understanding of the building materials industry, make her an incredible asset to K44.  Fran holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Manhattan College.

Amanda Bruton

Senior Vice President

Amanda Bruton started her career as the Business Development Manager for a .com Travel Agency which led her to own her own Event Planning company doing Destination Concert Events for 7 years.   Amanda’s detail oriented work ethic, organizational and interpersonal skills then brought her into the recruiting industry.  Amanda has developed many relationships in the building materials industry through her own projects and has grasped all levels of the industry.  She continues to grow with K44 Consulting and is an integral part of the team.   Amanda has her degree from Harcum College.

Caron Coladonato

Vice President

Caron Coladonato began with K44 at its inception. She had instant success finding the right candidate for entry to executive level positions.  Caron has developed countless relationships in the industry, providing stellar account management and customer service.  Caron is an integral member of the company’s success and was promoted to Senior Executive Recruiter in her first year with K44.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Villanova University.

Kristen Lowe

Executive Recruiter

Kristen Lowe spent 25 years of her professional career as a collegiate lacrosse head coach.  Throughout her tenure she guided programs of all three NCAA Divisions, spending the majority of her career coaching Division I and Division II programs.  Kristen volunteered her service to the IWLCA, NCAA, and US Lacrosse in various roles throughout her time, including her time as the IWLCA President and many years on the IWLCA Board of Directors. 

Throughout her career, recruitment was the most valued aspect of success in collegiate athletics.  As the time came for a new beginning, Kristen found a natural transition from recruiting athletes to recruiting qualified candidates for our valued clients.  Her strengths have become her ability to connect with her candidates coupled with her drive and persistence. Ultimately, her goal is to source candidates that will have a long and successful career with our clients.  While her knowledge of the Building Supply industry grows, she will continue to expand her network within the industry. She has had a great deal of early success and is passionate about finding excellent candidates for our clients. 

Kristen has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Sports Administration, both from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania.