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Together, our SMART Team members form your virtual brain trust which enables you to hire or be hired effectively. Through this network of experienced professionals, we continuously lead candidates to leading companies and lead companies to leading solutions.

Our flexible SMART team is also able to fill the gap during the interim periodwhen you’re looking for a new hire. By offering expert consultation to your company during the vacancy period, they help fill the void, so you don’t have to rush to make a hasty hiring decision. Their ability to step in during this critical phase decreases potential downtime, mitigates suffering to your bottom line, and ensures a seamless transition.


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Michael Schlager

Michael Schlager

Hiring Solutions Group, Founder

Michael graduated with a degree in Political Science, is certified by Rutgers in Next Generation Human Resources, has NAPS certification as a Certified Personal Consultant (CPC), has Elite Certified Recruitment Expert from AIRS, and studied business in Wharton. He has also been in the executive recruitment business for over 20 years.

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Scott Krepps

Scott Krepps

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Scott is both a Talent Acquisition Specialist and a member of the SMART Team with over 17 years of Supply Chain experience including time as a Systems Integration Leader and Inventory Manager with experience in both manufacturing and distribution.

Scott is dedicated to the placement of professionals within all departments and at all levels of manufacturing, warehousing and distribution organizations.

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Jess Todtfeld

Jess Todtfeld

NBC, ABC, and Fox, TV Producer

Jess Todtfeld is an expert in the field of media and communications. With over 15 years of experience as a TV producer at major broadcasting stations like NBC, ABC, and Fox, he can provide exclusive insight into what it takes to make the cut in one of the most competitive industries out there.

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Robert Kovacs

Digital Media Professional

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.

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Jeffrey P. Cohen, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics, University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business

Jeffrey P. Cohen, Ph.D. has been a full-time faculty member at the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business since August 2000. Jeffery conducts federally-sponsored and non-profit sponsored research on urban development, real estate, housing, land-use, and environmental economics.

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Greg Jarboe

SEO-PR, President and Co-Founder

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.

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Edward H. Schulman

Professional Engineer and Consultant

Mr. Schulman joined the Hiring Solutions Group team to work with start-ups and more developed engineering and construction companies to help define who they are looking for and how that person can bring them to their goals. As a professional engineer, Ed works as a consultant and as a member of our SMART Team.

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Dr. Risa Schulman

Tap~Root, President and Founder

Risa Schulman, PhD is a functional food and dietary supplement expert, professional speaker and writer, and an industry leader with 18 years of experience at such major industry players as POM Wonderful, Solgar Vitamins, and Mars Botanical. She is the president and founder of Tap~Root, a New Jersey-based consulting firm.

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Boris Kerzhner

BookXChange, Senior Data Scientist

Boris Kerzhner combines his experience with Big Data and using many of the tools and techniques he had learned for Bioinformatics 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.

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Daniel Goldfine

Professional Sales Manager

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.

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