Meet the J. Sheppard Associates Team

Jonathan Sheppard, President and CEO, has been a member of the staffing industry for 35 years. In 2000, Jon founded DayBreak Staffing with the goal of building a company dedicated to respect and excellence. J. Sheppard Associates is building on that success. Jon and his talented team consistently strive to exceed their clients’, and their own, expectations. Jon possesses extensive experience in recruiting and placements, sales and marketing and administration, with a heavy concentration in customer service. Jon’s passion for his work is always evident in his continuous hard work and professionalism with clients, applicants and his team. You can contact Jon at

John Lyons, Managing Director, brings 35 years of experience in local, regional and national staffing firms, having provided staffing advisory services to employers and human resource professionals. By providing straightforward and honest counsel, John has spent a career developing strong working relationships with clients and candidates alike. John’s network embraces a wide variety of business sectors and is particularly strong within the B2B professional service organizations, especially in the legal, entertainment, not for profit, financial services and advertising communities. You can contact John at

Peggy Connolly-Angello, Associate Managing Director, is a former Am Law 20 Human Resources Director of 14 years. Prior to her law firm experience, Peggy was a successful Human Resources Officer for an International Bank. Peggy’s unique combination of experience brings an “insider view” to both the Attorney Searches and Executive Searches that J. Sheppard Associates engages in. Her perspective is invaluable to both candidates and clients alike, as she engages the highest caliber attorneys and executives with our top tier clients. You can contact Peggy at