The Maven Team


We strive to serve as your competent and reliable partner in business.


Our friendly and attentive staff is looking forward to serving you.



Frank DeGeorge, President     (view LinkedIn)


Frank is responsible for the day to day oversight and strategic direction of The Maven Group and is a founding partner. Prior to founding The Maven Group, Frank formerly served as the Regional Director of Sales for TMP Worldwide/Hudson Global Resources, parent company of  While at TMP/Hudson, Mr. DeGeorge focused on providing contract IT resources at all levels and grew out the most profitable region within Hudson’s national IT organization.  He also was responsible for bringing in the company’s largest single source contract in history for all staffing needs to include IT, legal, manufacturing, administrative, and sales professionals for a multi-billion dollar global corporation. Mr. DeGeorge also held management positions in other industries after finishing his tour of duty in the United States Army as an Artillery Officer.  Mr. DeGeorge graduated from the United States Military Academy. 



Jeff Walton, COO/FSO  (view LinkedIn)


Jeff is responsible for overseeing sales and operations execution at The Maven Group and is a founding partner. Jeff also serves as Facility Security Officer (FSO) for The Maven Group where he represents the company in any government security clearance issues. Prior to founding The Maven Group, Jeff formally served as a Regional Manager, IT Permanent Services for TMP Worldwide/Hudson Global Resources, parent company of  While at TMP/Hudson, Mr. Walton focused on providing permanent placement of IT professionals on a national level.  Prior to TMP/Hudson, Mr. Walton provided permanent placement professionals at Hall-Kinion, an IT specialty recruiting firm, based in San Francisco, CA.  Mr. Walton also held multiple Managerial positions during a 15 year career in the Jewelry Industry.  During that time he was individually responsible for regional sales and operations of over 200 employees and 20+ Million dollars a year in revenue.




Nanci Cronk,  Senior Account Executive / Senior Executive Recruiter  (view LinkedIn)


Nanci has 15 years of Technical Recruiting and Account Management/Sales experience with a specialty in recruiting for engineering (mechanical and electrical, test/quality and other), software development and general IT. She started her recruiting career with global staffing leader Hall Kinion and prior to this she sold Technical Products and Services in the computer software industry for 10+ years.  Nanci is a ‘military brat’ and has lived all over the world including Germany, Okinawa and various locations across The States. Nanci holds a BSBA and MBA from University of Tulsa and she currently manages The Maven Group’s Dallas office.


Matt Feinstein, National Sales Manager     (view LinkedIn)

Matt is responsible for developing strategic relationships in the commercial and federal sectors within The Maven Group. Matt works in various areas of IT and Engineering and deals with both candidates and hiring managers across the nation. Prior to joining The Maven Group, Matt spent time with Sageworks Inc where he was an account lead in the southeast US in various accounting markets. Before Sageworks, Matt worked with the University of Tennessee while finishing his Masters. While at Tennessee, Matt worked within the $70 million athletic department from a video and data standpoint.  Previous to finishing his Masters, Matt worked with the Milwaukee Brewers AAA team in Nashville as an account lead on a sales team that more than doubled any previous revenue records. Matt holds a MS, BA and minor from The University of Tennessee and currently manages The Maven Group's Nashville, TN office.





Thomas Rickenbaker,  Senior Technical Recruiter             (view LinkedIn)                  


Thomas is a North Carolina native and graduate of Appalachian State University. After college, Thomas served three years as an AmeriCorps VISTA and VISTA Leader in West Virginia working at a university and then for a small rural non-profit. Thomas moved to Raleigh in 2013 and was exposed to the staffing industry through working for Tradesmen International, recruiting skilled workers. Thomas lives in Apex and works out of the Apex, NC office.







Nick Walton, Technical Recruiter             (view LinkedIn)                  


Nick is a North Carolina native and graduate of University of North Carolina Wilmington. After college, Nick began his career in the hospitality industry before moving to Charlotte, NC where he was exposed to the staffing industry. Nick moved to Raleigh in 2019 and works out of the Apex, NC office.  





Graham Fowler, Technical Recruiter             (view LinkedIn)                  


Graham is a graduate of North Carolina State University.  While a student there, he was able to obtain management experience within the university's housing department by running his own staff of service desk employees.  Shortly after graduation, Graham and his wife got married and moved to Apex, NC where they now happily live with their black lab, Daisy.  Graham works out of the Apex, NC office.







Ryn Hagstrom, Internet Sourcing Specialist and Sales Support             (view LinkedIn)                  


Ryn is a North Carolina native and a graduate of Appalachian State University.  She worked for over 10 years in sales and marketing for various companies including recruiting and medical firms.  Ryn's second career was raising her two boys with her husband Todd.  Now, back in the workforce at The Maven Group, Ryn handles internet sourcing for Maven recruiters and sales support.






Simon Sim, Internet Sourcing Specialist                                               (view LinkedIn)                  


Simon is a North Carolina native and graduated from North Carolina State University. While in school, Simon was involved in several organizations on campus including a multicultural Greek organization in which he held multiple leadership positions. He also gained experience in the service industry working three different jobs throughout his time  at school. After graduating, Simon moved to Durham and is working as the Internet Sourcer for The Maven Group at our Apex, NC office. 





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