Meet the Team
At the heart of Emerald Resource Group’s vibrant culture is a proven set of core values that reap a dedicated commitment to results. Our goal is to make a difference in everything we do.
- Embodies tenacity & persistence
- Does the right thing.
- Maintains optimism.
- Thirsts for learning more!
- Focuses on family and a work/life balance.
Specialties: Java Developers, Architects, Managers, Directors, Vice Presidents of Software
Founder of Emerald Resource Group and Emerald Consulting Group
With 30 years in the recruiting field- patience and balance is truly his virtue! Mark runs a full desk, trains/mentors the team, and STILL finds time to stay immersed in his own professional and personal growth. Outside of work- he’s a husband, father of four, head swim coach for Brecksville-Broadview Heights, and avid contributor to the community.
Bragging rights (though he’s a big slice of humble pie) include- Cleveland State graduate, Certified Personal Consultant (CPC Certified), member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization, has appeared on PBS and NBC, presented at IT Talent CIO Symposium’s, Computerworld, Ohio & National Associates of Staffing, and PC Weekly.
“I believe that you can get everything you want in life, if you just help enough people get what they want.”
Fact: Mark’s coined phrase: “Did I catch you, okay?’ is the most contagious, and down right, considerate phrase now used around the office.
Specialties: Developers, Database Administrators, Managers/Leads
Lead IT Recruiter- Columbus, Ohio
Tom yields a combined 15+ years of vibrant account management, sales, and recruiting experience. He’s a man with a very refreshing, direct approach- he prides himself in being upfront with process, in asking succinct questions, and in generating matter-of-fact responses. Candidates can appreciate the openness and clients are confident he’s best representing them. Those closest to Tom can vouch for this same kind of loyalty, tenacity, and overall intuitiveness even beyond the work place. Maybe it’s the ‘Buckeye blood’ in him that instilled such consistency… He’s a proud graduate of The Ohio State University, and truly enjoys recruiting within the geographical territory of his Alma Mater.
Tom is married and sees parenting as one of his biggest accomplishments to date.
Office chatter: Tom wins the award for the ‘most active’ in the office. He’s a habitual pacer, from the moment he turns on his headset and averages at least 10 miles a day while walking and talking to candidates and clients throughout the day.
Specialties: Developers, QA/BA, Production Support, Special Projects
IT Recruiter/ Project Management- Northeast Ohio
A bit feisty, and furiously compassionate, Kelly is mission-minded and in the industry to truly influence lives. She keeps oversight on a considerable amount- tasked with recruiting, managing administrative and corporate initiatives for Emerald. She also routinely networks on Emerald’s behalf with local professional groups. A passionate relationship-builder and connector, Kelly is always finding ways to make introductions and establish common grounds within her circles. Nevertheless, whether it’s behind the scenes or front line work, she aims to execute with diligence.
A Capital University graduate, Kelly is an active Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters, volunteer teacher with Junior Achievement, and Startingbloc Fellow. Kelly and her husband Sam are committed to various ministries within their church community and when given the chance, jumps at the opportunity to travel and visit friends. She’s even acquired a hefty thimble collection – after visiting all 50 states and some outlying countries.
IT Recruiter- Northeast Ohio
Kenyon brings 20+ years in the industry, with a much needed focus in Cyber Security and Infrastructure. His enthusiasm is hard to beat around the office! He carries a healthy blend of optimism mixed with a very forward-thinking approach, remaining happily focused on the needs of the client at hand. A graduate of both the College of Wooster (undergrad) and Kent State University (MBA), Kenyon is an adjunct teacher at a local university and an avid reader on topics of history, popular culture and music. Beyond work and study, hands down, it’s his two children and two dogs that are the secret to his joy.
Kenyon is an active Board Chair for One Health Organization, which benefits sustainable and affordable healthcare as it relates to veterinary medicine.
Fun fact: He may just challenge you to a game of Trivial Pursuit. Count on him winning!
IT Recruiter- Northeast & Central Ohio
From Columbus to Cleveland, intern to recruiter, what will Ryan set his mind to next?! For now, it’s the technology community of Ohio! At Emerald, we are obsessed with his can-do attitude and persistence in connecting with as many people in IT as he can each day, not to mention the genuineness put forth in every call. Ryan truly enjoys linking with professionals who are navigating career changes! We’re so glad to have him on our team!
Ryan launched his sales career while pursuing college in a joint effort. He proudly graduated with a degree in Psychology from Kent State and maintained a steady career the entire time! When he’s not at the office, you’re likely to find him active at the gym, on a long hike, or enjoying an OSU game. Yet, don’t be fooled by this seemingly ‘macho’ lifestyle; he also readily enjoys reading, writing, and photography as side hobbies. (Well-rounded, indeed!).
Fun fact: A tornado could be spiraling around our office… and Ryan would be the ONLY person even-keeled and seemingly unafraid.
*Photography: Tim Mirande, Stingray Tech, Ltd.