Our Team

Matching top talent with opportunities in our communities.

Our team of seasoned recruiters are experienced at finding the perfect match for local industries and government agencies. The longevity of our staff provides a knowledgeable team prepared to identify the right candidates for the job. We encourage our clients and employees to share their experiences with our office, ensuring happy and successful clients and employees.

We would like to find the best fit for you info@creativeoptionsdc.com or 703-294-4800

paul_loftus Paul Loftus, Owner

Paul has over 20 years of management experience in both the public and private sector. Prior to working at Creative Options, Paul spent 18 years working for a Fortune 500 company in management positions in Business Development, Operations, and Finance. Since 2006, Paul has served as General Manager of Creative Options.  He has drawn from his previous business experience to streamline processes, foster client relationships, improve recruitment, and broaden business services offered, which have strengthened the business future of Creative Options.  In 2014, Paul became Owner of Creative Options, thus transitioning the family-owned business to the next generation.

One of Paul’s memorable jobs in college was driving the Zamboni at the University of Delaware ice rink.  When Paul is not working, he is busy with the various sports activities of his children.  In his free time, he enjoys hiking, biking, running, and spending time cheering on his favorite Washington sports teams.

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steve_smithSteve Smith, Founder and Chairman

Steve established Creative Options in 1991. Prior to taking on varied responsibilities here he served as Vice President, Corporate Communications at one of the country’s largest corporations, as well as spending years in management roles in leading advertising agencies, including J. Walter Thompson. He also served as an officer in the U.S. Navy for 5 years. He remains active in the daily operations of Creative Options. In his spare time he loves hiking, particularly his annual visit to the Swiss Alps.

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alison_waliskoAlison Walisko, Personnel Director

Alison has been with Creative Options since its inception. She is currently the Personnel Director, handling everything from sourcing and recruiting the most talented staff to matching the talent with the clients’ specific needs. Alison also handles payroll and invoicing.

She previously worked as a graphic designer for several ad agencies in the DC area. She got her BA from Virginia Tech and enjoys traveling, music and biking.

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