Meet Our Expert Team

Marion Fennell

Senior Technical Recruiter

Marion has been recruiting for The E Group since 2007, and she is a Birmingham native. Marion graduated from The University of the South in Tennessee and has a Master’s degree from The University of Georgia. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, yoga, and traveling. She loves that she gets to talk on the phone for a living and is always thrilled to say, “You got the job, welcome to The E Group!”

Allison Hicklen

Technical Recruiter

Allison came on board with E Group in 2014. She is originally from New Orleans, LA, but has called Birmingham home since 2009. Allison graduated from Samford University and previously worked as an IT Recruiter before joining our team. She enjoys tennis, hiking, calligraphy, and absolutely loves college football and outdoor activities. Allison’s favorite part of recruiting is finding the perfect candidate for a position.

Evelyn Collins

Technical Recruiter

Evelyn grew up in Anniston, AL and joined E Group in 2014. She graduated from Auburn University in 2011 and moved to Birmingham for a position in property management. Evelyn enjoys participating in outdoor activities and loves watching Auburn Football, trying new restaurants, and playing with her King Charles Spaniel, Oliver. The highlight of Evelyn’s work day is building and maintaining relationships with E Group employees.

Susan Mikul-Donald

Administrative Assistant

Susan is from Birmingham and has been working for The E Group since 2005. Her previous position in banking prepared her for the high level of organization needed for keeping up with all of our employees. Susan is responsible for making sure that our employees are taken care of. Her responsibilities include onboarding paperwork, preparing invoices and reconciliations, organizing company events, and making sure new employees know where to report on the first day of work. Susan loves reading, having fun with her friends and family and watching her son play sports. She says her favorite thing about her job is working with our wonderful E Group employees!

Julia Holsey

Executive Assistant

Julia joined The E Group in 2016. She has lived in Birmingham since 2000 and graduated from The University of Alabama at Birmingham with a degree in Forensic Accounting. Her degree and background in banking prepared her for the detail oriented, fast-paced nature of her position at E Group. Julia loves singing, teaching Sunday school, traveling, and trying new food. Julia’s favorite part of her job is working behind the scenes, planning events, and meeting new people.

Nathan Smith

Corporate Counsel & Vice President of Operations

In addition to being the company’s in house attorney, Nathan is the expert on The E Group’s benefits packages and oversees annual reviews and raises. Nathan graduated from The University of Alabama with a BS in Accounting and received a J.D. from The Cumberland School of Law in 1999. He is a member of the Florida State Bar and the Alabama State Bar and has practiced law both privately and corporately for 12 years before coming on board with The E Group in 2011. Nathan served as Treasurer of The Autism Society of Alabama from 2006-2010, and remains an advocate and supporter of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as their affected families.

Holley Ellis

CEO - Managing Member

Holley Ellis founded The E Group in 2000 with a vision to provide clients and job seekers with unparalleled customer service and results. Seeing both as her clients, she developed proprietary recruiting techniques to ensure that the client requests were responded to 100% of the time and that every job applicant received feedback throughout the interview process. In addition to having a solid recruiting system to find the most talented employees, she knew she also needed top benefits packages and housing to be able to retain them. The E Group is proud to offer BC/BS health and dental insurance, as well as 401K with matching and credit union membership. In addition, E Group Support Services provides fully furnished housing to our relocating consultants. The result of building a company that serves both client companies and employees? An Award Winning firm that has risen to be one of the top suppliers of engineers and support staff in the Southeast.

Scott Ellis

Vice President

Scott has been with The E Group since the company was originally formed. He worked in commercial real estate and corporate construction before coming on board with The E Group full time in 2004. Scott graduated from The University of The South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Outside of work, Scott enjoys spending time with his family, and participating in or attending all types of sporting events. Scott is thrilled to be at the helm of a successful company that gives top notch service to our clients and finds exciting new jobs for our consultants.

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