Founder, CEO of Mercer1 Inc. native of Detroit, Michigan...more than twenty-four years of experience in business management he focuses on finding senior level executives for a diverse array of mostly domestic and some international clients. Active in executive search since 1994, Mr. Mercer began his career as founder of the privately held search firm. His recruiting experience spans most aspects of technology, legal, and medical. Prior to Mercer1, Mr. Mercer was President and managing partner of Green, Ford, & Mercer, a small business management consulting firm where he was a key member for the firm's negotiations, human resources, legal executive managaement & research practices. He has earned numerous honor awards and certifications; Fraud Institute CITRMS, CPC designation, Attended John Marshall, Michigan State University, Harvard Business School (HBS) Executive Education Program. Honorary Kappa Alpha Psi, community award. Honorary Phi Beta Sigma, Charities; United Way and Habitat For Humanities.
Michael A. Avillo, President, Chief Operating & Financial Officer Mr.Avillo is an entrepreneurial spirited sales and marketing leader who spent 25 years in Corporate America. Born and raised in North Bergen, New Jersey, Mr. Avillo secured B.S.E.E., M.S.E.E. and M.B.A. degrees from Fairleigh Dickinson University and Pace University, respectively. After moving to Atlanta, Georgia in 1990, Mr. Avillo assumed a number of leadership roles in world class firms focused on driving change and growing profitable revenue. His primary focus has always been uncovering needs in order to recommend the best solution, Mr Avillo has consulted for insurance and financial industries, offering best solutions for both businesses and consumers,. Affiliations are Metro Chamber of Commerce, American Management Association, Engineer's Association of NJ and others.
Felecia Hampton, Senior VP of Public Relations/Business Markets
Felecia Hampton a native of Macon Georgia is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience within diverse careers, a bulk working internal management for the Board of Education School Systems both , Macon Georgia and Midland Texas. Felecia adds a successful public relations/broadcasting skills as a former radio personality for the Community News for WIBB Station of (Macon Georgia). Another expertise is the insurance industry, in business markets and internal polices. She received her education West Georgia College (Carrollton Georgia) Savannah State College (Savannah Georgia) and Midland College (Midland Texas).Felecia has been active in her community with several charities such as American Cancer Society, Save The Children Volunteer Match and United Way.
Leonardo Zea, Chief Advisor, Sr. V P of Operations
A native of Cali, South America however twenty years based in the metro Atlanta area of Georgia. Mr. Zea brings over twenty years of experience as a former judge, attorney, and law clerk within areas of the judicial court systems in Cali, South America. After retiring from law he relocated to the U.S. and advised several fortune 100 companies as a independent senior consultant. He evaluates our company's internal processes and procedures, detects performance (productivity) levels and provides recommendations for improvement. He also works on special projects. He attended University Santiago De Cali and graduated with honors . political science B.S. J.D. (equivalent) law school in Cali, South America. Attends many executive continuing education programs.
Nancy Gossel, Vice President of Human Resources
Nancy was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, she has over 15 years of experience in Human Resources consulting and management. Her experience spans all areas of human resources, including talent management, compensation, performance management, recruiting, and employment branding. Prior to joining Mercer1, she was the regional HR leader for Harris Associates' consulting division. Nancy is highly respected by her peers, and often invited to speak and participate with diverse social, civic, and church organizations throughout metro-Atlanta and across Georgia. She holds a degree from Georgia State University, Business Admin (MS, PH