Lucas Group Expands IT Practice In New York

February 23, 2017 – Executive search firm Lucas Group has expanded with the addition of Marc Wilder as a managing partner and leader for the firm’s information technology division in New York City. He will help meet the increased demands of clients and candidates in the New York tri-state market.

“We are thrilled to have Marc lead the team with his positive attitude, wealth of industry knowledge and effective leadership capabilities,” said Steven Robinson, general manager of Lucas Group’s IT executive recruitment services practice. “I am confident his strong technical-industry expertise, along with his sales and recruiting proficiencies, will be an invaluable asset to our recruiters’ success.”

Mr. Wilder joins Lucas Group with more than a decade of sales, recruiting and leadership experience. Most recently, he held the position of director of business development / principal recruiter at Harvey Nash USA, where he created and employed new sales and recruiting initiatives, coached and trained various associates.

Rapid Growth

“Lucas Group, a company immersed in successfully executing recruiting efforts across the nation, continues to grow rapidly as demand increases,” said Mr. Robinson. “Dynamic leaders are a fundamental element for every organization. Marc’s leadership and recruiting abilities will play an integral role in uncovering and acquiring the most talented individuals and innovative clients in the IT space.”

New York, of course, is a global hub of international business and commerce. Many Fortune 500 corporations are headquartered in New York City, as are a large number of foreign companies. Silicon Alley, centered in Manhattan, has evolved into a metonym for the sphere encompassing the metropolitan region’s high technology industries involving the Internet, new media, telecommunications, digital media, software development, biotechnology, game design, financial technology, and other fields within information technology that are supported by its entrepreneurship ecosystem and venture capital investments.

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Lucas Group works with mid-tier to Fortune 500 clients in consumer products; energy (oil, gas, chemicals, and alternatives); aerospace & defense; call center and customer services; global supply chain management; industrial products; food & beverage; and biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical device services.

In addition to its IT sector specialty, the firm specializes in several other practice groups, including accounting & finance, human resources, manufacturing, legal, sales & marketing, and military transition. It has more than 300 affiliate recruiters located in offices throughout the U.S.

Just recently, the firm expanded its footprint in Cincinnati with the addition of a new regional manufacturing practice. Jimmy Dwertman was hired to lead the office as managing partner. He is expanding the firm’s team of executive recruiters in Cincinnati, adding recruiters to expand the branch. A graduate of the United States Army Ranger School in Fort Benning, Mr. Dwertman continued his service as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army until 2007. He then proceeded to work in leadership roles within several manufacturing companies, including Avery Dennison and Clopay Plastics, before beginning his recruiting career with Orion International.

Lucas Group also appointed Laura Kesler as managing partner for its information technology offices in San Diego, Las Vegas and Phoenix. She manages a team of five recruiters between San Diego and Las Vegas with team growth projected to reach 10 in the immediate future. Previously, Ms. Kesler was a managing director at Netview, a national technology solutions and IT recruiting provider.

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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