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PCG Announces First Leadership Change in Over 3 Decades
The Personnel Consulting Group is experiencing our first leadership change in decades with the retirement of long-time President & Owner, Frank Loria, and the transition into firm ownership of Michael Hecker, Jim Schneider, and Toby Toups. Though Frank will be greatly missed by all of those who interact with the organization, the incoming partners plan to maintain the same caring, faith-based culture that has allowed personal and professional success to be enjoyed by employees, clients, and candidates over the last 53 years.
“After nearly 44 years with PCG and 40 as its President, I have handed the reins of the company to Jim Schneider, Toby Toups and Michael Hecker. There is no question in my mind that this was and is God’s timing and His plan for the foreseeable future for PCG. I could not be more grateful for the privilege the Lord afforded my wife, Annette, and me over these many decades to be associated with some of the finest, most caring and professional men and women. They are truly family to me and always will be”, says Loria regarding the transition.
“Our PCG team is forever grateful for Frank. His legacy as our leader will live on for many years through the impact he had on each one of us professionally, personally, and spiritually. Michael, Toby, and I are humbled by the opportunity to steward this organization and also excited about the many lives PCG will impact in the years to come as we continue to bring together great people and organizations. Further, the support of our administrative team has been invaluable as we have worked through the logistics of this transition- we are grateful for the support of Dawn Fletcher, Melissa Soriano, and David Lucien“, says Jim Schneider.
Michael Hecker will now serve as the firm’s partner responsible for the operation & growth of the petrochemical & manufacturing recruitment service line. Having already developed a stellar reputation recruiting the I-10 corridor since joining the firm in 2007, Michael’s team grew late in 2022 as he added another recruiter that has strong relationships and understanding of the industry, Jeremy Angle. Poised to continue expanding the division’s reach, Michael is looking forward to 2023 and beyond.
Jim Schneider, having joined the organization 6 years ago after a career in accounting, will be supervising and growing both the firm’s technology & accounting recruitment service lines while also managing day-to-day firm activities as managing partner. Jim is thankful that these divisions have 2 of the most respected recruiters in the Gulf South (Laura Miller & Dan Prados), while also having 3 emerging team members join the organization in the last year (Bailey Loria, Tristan Roberts, and Julie Montalbano) who will add value for clients & candidates for decades to come.
PCG Welcomes Julie Montalbano To Our Team
We are so excited that our family is continuing to grow! The Personnel Consulting Group is pleased to announce that Julie Montalbano has joined the organization in the role of Accounting & Finance Recruiter. Make sure to connect with her on LinkedIn. Julie has both a Bachelors and Masters of Accounting from UNO, in addition to having worked in both public accounting and industry. She is excited to combine her passion for building relationships with her technical knowledge in her role in our growing accounting recruitment practice.
Julie is fervent about developing relationships and helping others to achieve their goals. She began her career in the tax division of a well-respected, large local CPA firm. She later worked in finance with a large, complex public health organization before deciding to combine her professional knowledge with her passion for connecting people.
The Personnel Consulting Group is a professional New Orleans direct hire recruiting and contract staffing agency.
Since 1969, it has been the mission of the the men and women of The Personnel Consulting Group to offer the most professional and caring direct hire recruiting and contract staffing services available. It is not a mission we take lightly. Pairing qualified candidates with jobs at successful companies affects the lives of so many people. It is sobering and humbling that we have the ability to build bridges in people’s lives that bring companies, families and successes together.
Meeting Needs...Changing Lives
The bottom line of what we do is not a “transaction.” It is a relationship. Our results are measured by the long term success of individuals in the position for which they have been recruited – and that means success for the companies in which they work as well. We know we are doing our job when our clients continue to come back to us for their recruiting needs, and professionals thank us for locating them for the right position.
We have built a family of professionals to work with the candidates and clients who have entrusted us with their futures and their success. In an industry with an average tenure of less than 2 years, the average tenure at The Personnel Consulting Group is over 15 years. Such amazing longevity has enabled us to strengthen and enhance our business and personal relationships with our clients and candidates, as well as within our own office.
The mission statement is very brief but to the point: “Meeting Needs, Changing Lives.” It’s PCG’s history, and by the grace of God, it will be PCG’s future.