Michael Schlager, CPC, Founder

Michael SchlagerMichael Schlager is a business consultant, executive recruiter, visionary and change agent. He has personally counseled nearly 5,000 job seekers, resulting in more than 430 direct placements and thousands of referrals and informal connections. He has helped small and large companies find – and keep – the talent that enables them to grow and prosper.

Michael has placed high-level and mid-level job seekers in a variety of fields at successful companies. (See testimonials) He has created proprietary processes that excite employers because his candidates are carefully screened, tested and fine-tuned for a near-perfect match to the company. His candidates have had a major impact on companies, dramatically raising their industry ranking. His focus is on bringing Purple Squirrels and Game Changers to their dream jobs.

Read more about Michael Schlager.

E-Mail: Michael@HiringSolutionsGroup.com

Real-World Technical Interviewers

The following exceptional individuals bring their talent to the Hiring Solutions Group in their capacity as “Real-World Technical Interviewers”.

They each are a Purple Squirrel in their various fields, and consult to HSG by creating RWTIs (Real-World Technical Interviews) for our valued clients.  Together, they form a virtual brain trust which allows HSG to support hiring authorities across the country.  We lead candidates to leading companieswith their help.

“HSG is proud to have their support!”

– Michael Schlager

Risa Schulman

Dr. Risa Schulman

Dr. Schulman brings us a wealth of knowledge in Life Sciences and Nutrition. She provides support in the following areas:

  • Strategic Guidance
  • Claims Substantiation
  • Regulatory
  • Due Diligence

If you are in the life sciences and natural food industry please read more about Dr. Shulman and how she can help you or your firm.

E-Mail: Risa@HiringSolutionsGroup.com


Jess Todtfeld

Jess Todtfeld brings a wealth of media industry knowledge to the HSG team and provides technical interview support in the following areas:

  • Broadcasting
  • Communications
  • Film
  • Television
  • Media Development and Support
Greg Jarboe

Greg Jarboe

Greg Jarboe is the president and co-founder of SEO-PR and the author of YouTube and Video Marketing: An Hour a Day. He is also one of the 25 successful online marketing gurus profiled in Michael Miller’s Online Marketing Heroes: Interviews with 25 Successful Online Marketing Gurus.  Greg is member of the Rutgers faculty for the Mini-MBA: Digital Marketing program and a member of the Market Motive faculty.  He is also a correspondent for Search Engine Watch and a frequent speaker at industry conferences.  He provides RWTIs on the following subjects:

  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Search Engine Marketing
  • Internet Marketing
  • Public Relations
Tanja Sarett

Tanja Sarett

Tanja Sarett is a seasoned nonprofit and fundraising professional with almost twenty years of international work and leadership experience. Her passion for, and experience in, program development, fundraising, PR/marketing, and management has enabled to her revitalize organizations and programs, and ensure fiscal and programmatic viability. Tanja holds a M.A. in political science from Munich University, a Diploma in PR from the Bavarian Academy of Advertising & Marketing, a certificate in fundraising & philanthropy from NYU, and a certificate in supervision & management from the Support Center/Partnership in Philanthropy. She currently serves as a Program Officer at the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. She provides RWTIs on the following subjects:

  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Nonprofit Public Relations & Marketing
  • Fundraising
  • Nonprofit Program Development
Boris Kerzhner

Boris Kerzhner

Boris Kerzhner is a Senior Data Scientist at BookXChange. Combining his experience with Big Data and using many of the tools and techniques he had learned for Bio-Informatics he finds answers to some classic questions of customer segmentation, customer lifetime value, fraud detection, profile matching, and awards and rankings just to name a few. Passionate about data science, he is always eager to engage in a discussion around different modeling techniques and algorithms. He was an invited guest speaker at Predictive Analytics World Business Conference 2015, and will be presenting another one of his models at the Open Data Science Conference (Boston Data Festival), in September 2016. Boris holds a graduate degree in BioInformatics from the Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT). He holds undergraduate degrees (Summa Cum Laude) in Mathematics and Psychology with minors in Cognitive Science and Philosophy from Georgia Institute of Technology, where he graduated valedictorian. He provides RWTIs on the following subjects:

  • Data Science
  • Data Modeling
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Big Data
Dr. Jeffrey P. Cohen

Dr. Jeffrey P. Cohen

Dr. Cohen is an established expert in the financial field, having published multiple peer-reviewed papers and currently serves as a Professor of Economics at the University of Hartford.  He is here to help companies in the following areas:

  • Finance
  • Municipal Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Governmental & Institutional Issues and Concerns

Edward H. Schulman

Ed Schulman works with both start-ups and more developed engineering and construction companies in the following areas:

  • Professional engineering
  • Construction
  • Research & Development
  • Product-Related P&L

If you are a start-up, engineering, or construction firm looking for business development, or looking for your purple squirrel, please read more about how Ed Schulman can help you.

E-Mail: Ed@HiringSolutionsGroup.com

kate rafferty

Kate Rafferty

Kate Rafferty is an online marketing expert who has worked with Hiring Solutions Group for many years. Her RWTIs focus on the following areas:

  • SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
  • Social Media
  • Online Marketing
  • Online Press Releases

Daniel Goldfine

After many years of being a professional sales manager and representative for several companies, Dan helps to verify the history of our potential placements with sales & marketing backgrounds.  He provides RWTIs for the following areas:

  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Business Development
  • Sales Management

Robert Kovacs

Robert Kovacs is a digital media professional with many years of both agency and client experience. His experience with technology implementation makes him suited to identifying ideal candidates for tech positions from startups to established firms.

If your tech firm needs top talent, contact Robert Kovacs!

E-Mail: Robert@HiringSolutionsGroup.com


Teresa Leeds

IT Expert Teresa Leeds brings her practical experience to both our recruiting needs and to the office as a whole. As personable as she is knowledgeable, Teresa enjoys our love for thinking outside the box.

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