Executive Search and Talent Acquisition Consultants that serves the Financial Services Industry by recruiting the top 15% of Talent in the marketplace that will move the needle from day one and positively impact your shareholders value in four specific sectors:
Private Equity

Investment Banking

Mortgage Banking

Private Banking & Wealth Management

Some Key differentiators for using ESG as your Executive Search partner of choice are:

• Delivering only the top 15% of Talent in the marketplace. •A fair and flexible fee schedule based on milestones achieved not on calendar days. •An average completion time of <90 days from start to finish. • A true client/partner relationship built on trust. • We deliver what we promise, on time, every time, with no exceptions.

About US

Put our 100+ years' combined experience to work for you.
Our solutions enable you to grow market share and increase shareholder value.

Employer Solutions Group, LLC (ESG) is a privately held Executive Search, Talent Acquisition, and Management Consulting Firm that provides high quality executive search and talent advisory services for lower Mid-Market companies, their PE/VC sponsors, and Financial Services Providers. We have hands-on experience and extensive knowledge across several major sectors. Our Associates are successful in working across a broad range of a client company’s lifespan, from early stage privately funded firms, to publicly traded organizations. In addition to executive search, we serve as consultants to our clients on all matters pertaining to human capital needs, including talent acquisition & recruitment strategies, succession planning, and SWOT/Competitive analysis. We serve a limited number of clients. We work confidentially, and our success rate is exceptional. Our consultants place a premium on building-maintaining long-term relationships. We are very nimble and work diligently. This allows us to produce results rapidly. So if you have a need a C-Level Executive or Senior Sales talent that will immediately impact shareholder value, call us, we have a solution.

  • The top 15% talent

    We only represent the best available talent.

  • 100% client driven

    If you don't succeed, we don't succeed.

  • 90 days

    Your time is precious, and we have average completion times of less than 90 days.

  • 50/50 rule

    We beleive in the 50/50 rule, so we share the risk pf hiring talent with an Earn-Out option.


Our Team

Jim Helms
Jim Helms
Jim is the Managing Director of ESG’s Executive Search Division. Jim brings 25+ years of experience in Executive Search. Jim has successfully completed dozens of search assignments for ‘C-Level’ positions including: CEO, COO, CFO, VP & Director level, etc., and hundreds of searches for Branch Managers and Loan Officers. Jim completed his undergraduate studies at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a Bachelor in Workforce Management (Human Resources) and completed a Masters Certificate in Human Resources from Cornell University’s School of Industrial & Labor relations. Prior to founding ESG, Jim has worked for large national HR and executive search firms such as Gevity HR, Management Recruiters International (MRI), etc., Jim was the EVP & National Sales Manager for a Mortgage Recruiting Firm and also owned and operated his own Boutique Retained-Search Firm.
Julie Marcus
Julie Marcus
Managing Director – Executive Search and Director of Research
Julie is the Managing Director – Executive Search and Director of Research for ESG. Julie also brings 25+ years of experience in Executive Search. Julie helps define the strategy & search process, and manages the research and information needs for candidate identification and development. Julie majored in Political Science at the University of Maryland and completed a Master’s in Library and Information Science from Long Island University as well as a Master’s in Business Administration from Arizona State University. Prior to joining ESG, Julie has had her own consulting practice and has worked for several premier firms including Egon Zehnder, NBCUniversal, Wolters Kluwer, Find/SVP (now ORC International).
Marc Early
Marc Early
Managing Director – Mortgage Banking
Marc brings to ESG 15+ of Mortgage Recruiting experience. Marc began his career in Collections and Retail Banking. He then moved on to Loan Officer, Branch Manager, Area Manager, and ultimately National Sales Manager for a non-bank Mortgage Lender. Marc then focused solely on recruiting. He has served as the National Recruiting Manager for Sunset Mortgage, and Eagle National Bank. Marc completed his undergraduate studies at Indiana University at Bloomington with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.