First Name: Brian
Last Name: Wright
Brian earned a BA in Business Administration from the University of Kentucky and a MA from Webster University while working full-time in the retail industry. During Brian’s 21 year career in the corporate environment, he served in marketing, operations, purchasing, and human resources during his stint with three different organizations. His final role was a VP/COO for a $290M retail marketer. In 1997, Brian started Absolute Activewear, a uniform manufacturing company. After selling this venture in 1999, Brian began his career as an executive recruiter and, in 2003, he founded Coleman Haley & Wright.
Professional associations include serving as the Vice Chair for the “National Association of Executive Recruiters” as well as membership in the National Association of Personnel Services, American Staffing Association, International Association of Corporate and Professional Recruiters. Brian also serves on the Board of “The Pinnacle Society”, a consortium of the 75 highest volume recruiters in the United States.
First Name: Justin
Last Name: Breland
Justin Breland earned a BA in Marketing from Southeastern Louisiana University after being honorably discharged from the US Army for four years of active duty service. Justin has over five years of recruiting experience in the Accounting & Finance field having worked as a Recruiting Manager for one of the largest specialized recruiting firms in the world, and as an Assistant Vice President in the second largest recruiting firm in New York City. Justin recently became a partner at Breland, Coleman, Haley, & Wright and besides personally operating a high volume recruiting practice also leads the staff of BCHW as the Chief Placement Officer. With this background, Justin has attained an extensive knowledge of Accounting & Finance executive search and works across multiple industries with the top talent at all levels in the profession.
First Name: Alex
Last Name: Franklin
Allen and his family retired from the U.S. Navy with 20 years of service. In the U. S. Navy, Allen worked as a Roll Keeper, Fiscal Accountant, Financial Counselor, and in his last position recruited commissioned and non-commissioned officers. Allen has more than 3 years of experience in recruiting and 17 years of building long-lasting customer relationships. Allen’s vast knowledge propelled him to the ranking 6 out of 142 recruiting personnel in Southwest Florida. His dedication and motivation for candidate and client success are paramount. Allen specializes in Accounting and Finance and works diligently at satisfying both candidates’ and client’s needs.
First Name: Joe Garcia
Last Name: Garcia
Joe Garcia was born and bred in New York City, where he received his BA from Brooklyn College and his law degree from Touro College School of Law. Joe is married to Carol and they have three children: Jamie(24), Gina(21) and Jonathan(19). They presently reside in Naples, FL. After a legal career in NY, NJ and CT, Joe became as business owner of one of the largest theater ticket brokerages in the nation. Upon the sale of that successful business, he joined the recruiting firm Cyberforce where he specialized in recruiting candidates for all levels within the emerging telecommunications industry. Joe brings to Breland, Coleman, Haley and Wright over 25 years of varied experience in Sales, Sales Management, Customer Service, Talent Acquisition and Human Resources.
Joe loves sports so when he’s not officiating high school football, basketball and lacrosse he enjoys playing goalie in the local men’s ice hockey league. Joe is really excited about the recruiting business and loves business development along with helping candidates advance along their career path. He is a talented professional with extensive experience and knowledge of personnel needs within multiple industries. Joe’s customer service skills are second to none and he looks forward to working for you on your recruiting needs.
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First Name: Kirk
Last Name: Riley
Kirk is married to Robin and they have two children; Katie (18) and Heather (16). They make there home in Ft. Myers, FL. Kirk has four years experience in recruiting, working in the banking industry placing banking executives.
During his previous recruiting experience, Kirk won numerous honors for number of placements and total billings, that put him in the top 10 % of Account Executives worldwide for a major recruiting firm in the United States. Kirk earned an Associate Degree in Small Business Management from Schoolcraft College, Livonia, MI, and a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Madonna University, Livonia, MI. Kirk brings to Executive Leadership Solutions over 20 years experience in the banking industry.
During his banking career Kirk was successful in working his way through a number of Management positions, that included being a First Vice President/ Senior Lending Officer of a $145 Million Community Bank. Kirk looks forward to utilizing his previous experience in the recruiting and banking industry, that will allow him to create a successful environment for our clients and candidates. His favorite past times are family activities, sports, and following politics.
First Name: Jerry
Last Name: Mount
Prior to joining the “recruiting industry” Jerry served as a Regional Vice President with A L Williams Financial Services, now Primerica, a subsidiary of Citigroup. Jerry cut his teeth by setting record one month production numbers in term insurance, IRA mutual fund accounts, and new recruits. He applied Art Williams’ “pushing up people” philosophy, and educate the consumer first emphasis, and he made a difference in the finances of his neighbors. In less than three years Jerry had mentored 4 new RVP’s through his sales organization and personal recruiting, and he served as motivational speaker/trainer for a considerable sales hierarchy.
Jerry holds a Master Degree in Cross Cultural Studies from Fuller School of Inter-Cultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, Ca and his Bachelor’s degree is in Christian ministries from Point University, Atlanta, GA. Jerry’s life experiences focused on serving the needs and issues that affect men. His hobbies are fishing, boating and creative writing. Jerry’s also a very accomplished chess player, where he tends to take his gift for strategic interaction and foresight into the recruiting arena to benefit his clients.
Jerry makes his home in Southwest, Fl, where he’s from, and his passion is for developing win win win solutions to meet his clients urgent staffing needs, in a timely fashion, matching the right candidate with the right company and resulting in a love relationship that will last! Jerry’s goal is to bring you the candidate you can’t live without.
First Name: Ken
Last Name: Kitchens
Ken and his wife Karen make there home in Cape Coral, FL after a recent move from Denver Colorado. They have four grown children, Stephanie, Brittany, Matthew and Derrick and enjoy spending time with there six grandchildren. Ken grew up in Romulus Michigan before enlisting in the United States Air Force. During his ten years with the Air Force, Ken served four years as an Allied Trades Technician and six years as a Maintenance Control and Analysis Technician. Ken’s educational accomplishments include a BS in Human Resources, EMBA in Management and an EMBA in Project Management.
After separating from the military in 1996, Ken’s professional career has encompassed management and project management positions within the retail and automotive industries as well as contract administration and management while serving with the Federal Government in support of the General Services Administration. During his career, Ken and Karen have lived in several areas of the country, learning about and providing assistance through charitable work including developing and organizing art exhibitions and shows, auctions, and golf tournaments. Organizations served through this work include The Friends of Man, The American Cancer Society, Toys for Tots, The Raptor Society of Fort Collins and Battered Woman’s Association of Colorado. Additionally, Ken and Karen worked with Night Walker Enterprises to organize and manage a Native American Art Exhibition to celebrate Native American artist with a five state invitational and juried art exhibition held at Colorado State University. Karen, a professional artist and employing real estate broker has been instrumental in the success of these endeavors and has joined the local art scene in Fort Myers and Naples Florida to continue with her art career and ambitions and to assist with those in need.
Ken enjoys sharing his time with friends and family, on the water, flying R/C and ultralight aircraft and golfing.
Lindsey is interested in the fashion industry, and has become active with the local scene as an experienced model. She is also passionate about art and theater, and enjoys traveling, reading, and any activities involving nature.