Awesome news! We had a record First Quarter at MRA Search. We also added three new team members. I cannot tell you how excited I am to come to work every day. I am looking forward to another excellent Quarter in Q2.
Please see the updated bios and professional head shots for our team here or on our Team page.
Ed currently leads the Accounting/Finance practice at MRA Search.
He began his career in accounting with KPMG in Atlanta. In 2001, he joined Spherion and found his niche in recruiting and talent search. In 2003, at age 28, Ed ranked 13th out of 250 U.S. Spherion associates. Ed left Spherion in 2004 to become a partner at BlueTree Search. As the youngest partner, Ed was consistently the top revenue producer in the company for more than five years.
Ed holds both undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Accounting from the University of Mississippi.
Ed has been involved as a Volunteer in the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Atlanta, has served on the Board of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) as VP of Education and Director at Large (Corporate Development), and is currently a Gold Sponsor for the Atlanta Chapter of FENG (Financial Executives Networking Group) and an affiliate member of SHRM – Atlanta Chapter.
Senior Vice President for Business Development and Client Relations
Katherine is an innovative marketing manager who comes to MRA Search with over 15 years of successful brand marketing, sponsorship and event management, branded entertainment, and development of strategic partnerships that strengthen brand, engage consumers, and drive business metrics. She is a passionate business partner with strong project management experience in organizing, planning and executing large-scale projects from conception through implementation — and is adept at developing collaborative partnerships and building cross-functional teams to ensure marketing strategies are executed efficiently and delivers maximize return on investment.
Director of Candidate Recruiting
Hillary is a team-oriented, highly motivated professional with strong qualifications, experience, and brings to MRA Search a verifiable track record of success backed by impeccable references in the areas of: strategic & contingency planning, project management, quality control, supplier quality, ISO implementation, streamlining/automating processes, compliance internal/external auditing, employee training, quality problem solving and team building while motivating employees to achieve maximum results with minimal resources.
Janet L. Poole, CPA, CFE
Director of Operations Administration
Janet is a fun-loving, self-motivated change leader who has many years of experience helping turn around companies’ operations and management focus. She started her career at KPMG and has held management positions at several large Atlanta companies-of-choice, including Manhattan Associates and SiteOne Landscape Supply, Inc. (previously John Deere Landscapes LLC). Janet is dedicated to helping companies succeed and grow, and is excited to join MRA Search. In her spare time, she loves to travel, hike, read, socialize, and work on her true passion — nature photography.