Meet the Team
Chief Executive Officer
President, Alliance Solutions Group
Tony Nicol is Group President of Alliance Solutions Group (ASG) which is comprised of 7 specialized staffing and recruitment companies. Tony leverages 15 years of strategic leadership in the recruiting industry to mentor company leaders, facilitating organic growth. Tony partnered with Aaron Grossman in founding Alliance Search Solutions, a retained and contingent Search firm in 2009. He became the President of Alliance Solutions Group in January 2016.
Tony has a BS in Marketing from Bowling Green State University. He is a member of Entrepreneur’s Organization and a board of member of Medina Creative Housing. Tony resides in Medina with his wife and two children.
Practice Leader, Alliance Healthcare Solutions
Frank Fauskey joined Alliance Healthcare Solutions in 2014 as an Executive Recruiter. He quickly earned his role as the practice leader of Alliance Healthcare Solutions due to his strong track record of success. At Alliance Healthcare Solutions, Frank’s responsibilities include business development, creating and executing effective search strategies to identify qualified candidates, and candidate and client account management.
He previously worked at a local healthcare non-profit in the Cleveland area, as the Director of Staff Development and Recruiting. Frank is a Cleveland area native and is a graduate of the University of Dayton, where he majored in Psychology.
Practice Leader, Major Legal Services
Deborah started at Major Legal Services in 1994, soon after graduating from CWRU School of Law and passing the Ohio Bar exam. She did not necessarily think she would make a career in the Legal Search Consultant business. In fact, specializing exclusively in the temporary and direct hire placement of attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants and other legal support professionals was a brand new concept in N.E. Ohio at that time.
Twenty plus years later, Deborah truly has found her calling in this industry. Most attorneys realize that the practice of law is about serving the public through the analysis and interpretation of the law. Deb also feels rewarded and excited about the daily opportunity to serve the legal community both by assisting candidates to identify the next steps in their career path, and by helping our law firm and in-house counsel clients identify the talent best suited to their own unique culture and needs.
Practice Leader, Alliance Technical Solutions
In 2001, Kevin Kramer, along with Aaron Grossman opened Alliance Staffing Solutions, now known as Alliance Solutions Group. That small but fully functional 2-person company has turned into a multi-state operation that prides itself on excellence within the recruiting industry. Kevin Kramer feels that the basic cores of building a successful company (hard work, believing in yourself, and hiring the right people) are what has attributed to the growth of Alliance Staffing Solutions. Kevin Kramer has always felt that if you do what others are not willing to do then you will differentiate yourself from the competition.
Kevin Kramer truly believes that there is a huge difference in how he stacks himself up compared to the competition when it comes to his recruiting philosophy. “I think of recruiting as a giant puzzle. The candidates being the puzzle pieces. An excellent recruiter will take those puzzle pieces and know where to put them. The average recruiter will take those pieces and shove them in there and hope it fits. Most times it doesn’t.”
Practice Leader, Alliance Scientific Solutions
Marc Kotora is the practice leader and founder of Alliance Scientific Solutions. He initially joined the Alliance Solutions Group (ASG) family as an Executive Recruiter in 2008. Prior to joining ASG, Marc was an executive recruiter for a leading MRI firm (Management Recruiters International).
At Alliance Scientific Solutions, Marc is responsible for leading a group of specialized staffing and recruitment specialists. In addition, Marc is responsible for internal talent development, sales, brand awareness, and overall business strategy and operations. In his tenure with Alliance Scientific Solutions, Marc has successfully partnered with many leading global manufacturers and helped align hiring strategies to build successful teams for his clients. Through the success of these partnerships, Marc has placed over 1000 candidates.
Marc is a Cleveland native who graduated from the University of Akron with a degree in Business Administration.
Practice Leader, Alliance Resource Solutions
Michael Hoffman is the practice leader of Alliance Resource Solutions. Michael is an experienced executive with talent acquisition, sales, operational, accounting and audit expertise. With over 25 years experience in consulting and staffing Michael helps his clients and candidates to unlock their unrealized potential.
His experience includes working with clients and candidates at all levels, including the C-Suite. He has experience in numerous industries and functional areas.