About Us     |    Team



Joseph Konopinski, CEO

Konopinski is the Chief Executive Officer of the Pinnacle Consulting Group (PCG), the parent company of Pinnacle Center for Professional Development (PCPD). He brings over thirty-five years of experience in the computer industry to Pinnacle’s profile. His previous affiliations include working with companies such as GTE Sylvania, the Reserve Fund, Baker and Taylor, Honeywell Information Systems, Ernst & Young, Sony Corporation of America, The Chubb Institute, Trecom Business System (Fujitsu Consulting) which supports clients such as Merrill Lynch, AIG, AIU, Prudential Insurance, Sandvik, Hoffman LaRoche, Bristol Myers Squibb, State of NJ DMV, Chubb and Son and BASF to name a few. His many years of experience affords him knowledge of the information industry in various vertical markets, and an incomparable understanding for the highly demanding field of Information Technology. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences and Mathematics and certifications in various information engineering and technology disciplines.


Marlene Machbitz, PHR, Director of Operations and Human Resources

Machbitz has more than 15 years of HR experience, including working at Pinnacle since 2011. She has a strong background in all areas of human resources including a thorough understanding of employment and EEO laws, organizational design and talent development, compensation and benefits, as well as employee relations and staffing. She holds a bachelor’s degree and Master of Science from Mercy College, as well as various professional HR certifications.


A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study. ~Chinese Proverb

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