About Us

By now the phrase, “It’s not what you know. It’s who you know.” has become hackneyed and painfully overused. Especially in the job world. Yeah, the phrase sucks. But what’s worse is the truth it contains.

Because when it comes to finding work—whether it’s landing your first job, hiring talent, optimizing workforce levels, maintaining productivity or finding your next best gig—who you know does, in fact, go a long way. That’s why businesses and job seekers alike choose EG. With six offices and 75 employees strong, EG doesn’t just know a thing or two about staffing and recruiting. We know people. Inside and out.

When you’ve been in this business as long as we have, you develop a deep network of professional connections. Whether they’re companies looking for talent, job seekers looking for work or an up-and-coming store in need of some temporary help, we know the right people to bridge the gap between the hiring and the hired.

But what’s more, we get to know people. From employers hiring to candidates looking, we take the time to listen and learn. We hear your likes, talents and needs. We gain an understanding and with it we’re able to facilitate lasting relationships between businesses and people.

We’ve stood where you’re standing. We’ve been there before. On both sides. At EG, it’s not what you know. It’s who you know. And we know people.

It’s not a placement process. It’s a people process.

  • Mark Lancaster

    President & Chief Executive Officer

    Mark Lancaster

    President & Chief Executive Officer

    Mark Lancaster is a hands-on leader whose business drive is fueled by a heartfelt desire to help people succeed. Mark expects himself, his company and his team to continually develop knowledge and capabilities in order to deliver innovative thinking and disciplined service to EG candidates and customers. Under Mark’s leadership, EG has expanded its service offering beyond the legacy Contingent Staffing division to include Professional Recruitment, Recruitment Process Outsourcing, and Managed Services divisions. Mark’s concern for the health and prosperity of people throughout Michigan has compelled him to serve on non-profit boards including Hope Network Foundation, Battle Creek Unlimited, Gull Lake Community Schools Foundation, Sherman Lake YMCA, and Talent 2025.

  • Linda Miller

    Chief Financial Officer

    Linda Miller

    Chief Financial Officer

    Linda Miller’s career with EG spans 30 years. She leads the company’s financial and administration functions. Linda’s deep industry knowledge and sincere desire to build strong teams and communities provide the solid foundation for EG’s people-centered corporate philosophy. In support of EG’s mission to help people succeed, Linda serves on several boards including Family & Children Services, YMCA, United Way of Battle Creek & Kalamazoo, and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.

  • Jim Tanchon

    Senior Vice President, Sales

    Jim Tanchon

    Senior Vice President, Sales

    Jim Tanchon is a dedicated partner to the team he leads and the clients he serves. Jim takes an active approach to delivering workforce solutions–combining the EG team’s knowledge, creativity and expertise to develop new and innovative solutions for EG clients. Jim’s credentials include 20 years in leadership roles at workforce solutions providers including Kelly Services, PeopleScout, and AdvantagexPO.

  • Tracy Richey

    Director, Professional Recruiting & On-site Accounts

    Tracy Richey

    Director, Professional Recruiting & On-site Accounts

    Tracy Richey’s compassion for helping others achieve their workforce goals has followed her throughout her 22-year career in the Human Resources industry. She is a dedicated consultative partner for her clients–always willing to collaborate to overcome challenges and optimize workforce solutions. A proud veteran of the United States Army, her eye for operational detail is unparalleled.

  • Chloe Ryan

    Senior Director, Staffing & RPO

    Chloe Ryan

    Senior Director, Staffing & RPO

    For Chloe Ryan, talent acquisition is about more than directing recruiters and managing technology to match job seekers with open positions. Her ultimate goal is to facilitate successful, lasting relationships for companies and candidates alike. Chloe brings 7 years of industry experience, boundless energy and acute problem-solving creativity to the projects and team she leads.

  • Kurt Wagner

    Director, Human Resources

    Kurt Wagner

    Director, Human Resources

    As Director of Human Resources, Kurt Wagner builds bridges and breaks down barriers to help people achieve their potential. Kurt’s professional credentials include a Masters Degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from Loyola University. He has a keen interest in working alongside a variety of clients and team members to create impactful solutions for employment-related challenges.

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