January 6, 2015 – Search firm Lucas Group has named Vincent Gagliano as managing partner in its accounting & finance practice group. Mr. Gagliano will expand the firm's Tampa branch. He joins Michael Decker, Tampa managing partner for the firm’s information technology division, in guiding a team of recruiters dedicated to the Florida market. Mr. Gagliano served as director of recruitment for The Execu|Search Group. In that role, he was responsible for full life-cycle staffing, recruitment and business development, and specialized in recruiting high-performing finance, technology, engineering, and procurement & supply chain professionals. Experienced in planning, developing and implementing comprehensive recruiting programs, he will serve both as team lead and executive recruiter in his new role with Lucas Group. “Lucas Group is focused on growth, and part of our strategic development includes expanding services in markets and functionalities where we know our consultative experts can help solve real business challenges through the delivery of top talent,” said Andi Jennings, president and CEO. “Vincent’s leadership in our Tampa A&F branch enables us to further provide proven recruitment skills and talent acquisition services to a dynamic, evolving regional market.” With seven practice groups, Lucas Group recruits for key business functionalities, including accounting and finance, human resources, information technology, legal, sales and marketing, manufacturing and military transition.