Management Team

Alan Schwartz, Principal

As Founder and Principal of Advice Personnel, Alan Schwartz is the director of one of the most respected executive search firms in the New York metropolitan area. Alan began his career as a CPA and HR Manager in public accounting. He founded Advice Personnel in 1984 with the vision of bringing a more personalized approach to servicing both his clients and candidates. Today, Alan oversees the business operations at Advice and is dedicated to cultivating the professional growth of his team members. Alan has the highest level of commitment to each of his client relationships and is a respected leader in the industry.

With over 30 years of experience, Alan understands the needs of his clients and excels at developing strategic hiring solutions that drive successful employee acquisition. He specializes in accounting and finance positions within the fields of public accounting, real estate, advertising, manufacturing and professional services.

Alan earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Baruch College and often spends his free time on the golf course with many of his long-standing clients and friends. He also enjoys spending time with his family, fitness training, and maintaining Koi ponds in his backyard garden.

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Aaron Greenberg, Principal

Principal and Managing Director Aaron Greenberg is an integral leader behind the growth and longstanding success of Advice Personnel. With more than 25 years of experience in the recruiting industry, Aaron is widely recognized as a trusted advisor to both his clients and candidates. He is known for his professional integrity, straightforward approach, and unmatched personalized service.

Aaron continues to direct the daily operations of both the permanent and staffing divisions while guiding the recruiting team to achieve the uncompromising standards of excellence that set Advice apart. Under Aaron’s direction, Advice Personnel has become the recruiting firm of choice for companies that expect the best industry results.

Prior to joining Advice Personnel in 1986,  Aaron began his career in public accounting at KPMG. His expertise lies in accounting and finance positions within High Net Worth family firms, as well as the financial service, professional service, media and real estate industries.

Aaron holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from NYU and enjoys spending his free time his wife and two children. Aaron has a strong appreciation of the arts and is an enthusiastic connoisseur of fine wines. He likes exploring nature and can often be found either hiking or biking in his great state of New Jersey.

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Jody Fox, Director

Jody Fox is a key member of the Advice Personnel leadership team, currently serving as Director of Recruitment. She joined the company in 2000 and brings over 20 years of recruiting experience to the firm, along with outstanding knowledge of the financial and operations sectors within the fashion/luxury goods, advertising and real-estate industries.

A trusted advisor among CFOs, controllers and VPs, Jody has used her skills and industry expertise to find talent for some of the most prestigious fashion houses, investment firms, technology companies, wealth management firms and family operations in the New York metropolitan area.  In November 2012, Jody’s accomplishments were featured in Avenue magazine (see featured article). Jody continues to be a leading industry recruiter with a natural ability to develop a rapport with candidates and clients. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from San Francisco State University and is an avid Pilates enthusiast. She also enjoys hiking and skiing in Aspen, Colorado.

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Jules Ehrenberg, Director, Temporary/Contract Staffing Services

Jules Ehrenberg has been an essential part of the Advice Personnel leadership team since 2007. With over 20 years of experience in managing diverse staffing requirements, he specializes in both boutique company individual assignments and managing large scale recruitment engagements for global organizations. He has a wealth of expertise that includes, but is not limited to, the fields accounting, finance, administrative, marketing and customer service. Jules’ natural ability to understand the needs of his clients and make advisements that move their businesses forward, has made him a go-to resource in the industry.

Prior to joining Advice Personnel, Jules worked as a SVP/Managing Director at InSearch Worldwide, a retained executive search/RPO firm where he lead a high volume of successful on-site recruiting engagements for an exclusive list of clientele across multiple industries.

Jules earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting at City University of New York-Brooklyn College and an MBA from Long Island University. A true family man, he currently lives with his wife, four children and two dogs. Jules can often be found on the court coaching his children’s basketball teams and volunteering for organizations that help children with special needs.

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Matthew West, Director

Matthew West has been a leader in the recruitment of advertising and marketing professionals within the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries for almost two decades.  As Vice President and Chief Talent Officer of a healthcare division of McCann for the past 13 years, Matthew was responsible for personally sourcing and hiring over 70% of the agency’s new employees, ranging from account managers to creative professionals.

In August 2013, Matthew was awarded the prestigious PharmaVoice Top 100 Most Inspiring People in the healthcare marketing industry (See Featured Article) . This recognition made Matthew the first Chief Talent Officer and recruiter to ever win this award.   In August, 2013, Matthew also was honored to win Workforce Management’s Game Changers Award for Business and Talent Recruitment. Matthew’s unparalleled strategic business sense, combined with his extensive knowledge of  brand building and the ability to recruit extraordinary talent, make him a galvanizing asset to Advice’s leadership team.

Matthew earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and a Master’s degree from Harvard University. Actively involved in his community, Matthew volunteers at area universities by speaking on effective interviewing and resume building within the advertising and pharmaceutical industries. He is also committed to organizations that are working to find cures for cancer and autism.  Matthew enjoys spending time with, and is most proud of his two children, Emma and Ryan and lives with his wife, Hallie in Scarsdale, NY.

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