Our Team

jeff Dollar / Co-Founder

Jeff has a proven track record of delivering customized, innovative and consultative search solutions for senior strategic and niche talent on a global level, ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups to large-scale corporate and family-run organizations.  Drawing upon his unique skill set within the recruiting industry, Jeff has successfully completed hundreds of knowledge expert IT/technology/engineering assignments in addition to managing recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) programs and guiding executive leadership, sales, marketing, finance and operational projects within diverse and demanding environments.

Outside of the office, when Jeff is not spending his summers out on the water, he stays extremely active as an NCAA basketball official and serving on the Executive Committee for the local high-school organization (IAABO bd#36).   Jeff & his spouse Kelly have four wonderful daughters and have become staunch Syracuse supporters through their children’s affiliation to the University.

B.S., Health Science – State University of New York College at Cortland

Michael Noack / Co-Founder

Michael’s professional experience spans from leading boutique executive search and large-scale corporate talent acquisition to deeply technical, niche-based recruiting as well as managing enterprise-wide recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) programs. He is most engaged when he is exploring complex talent challenges for his clients and designing creative and cost-effective solutions. He is a results-oriented, hands-on leader who puts forth the relentless effort required to exceed his clients’ expectations in the competitive marketplace.

Michael serves on the Board of Directors for the Bob Lynch Boxing Foundation (and Wisconsin Golden Gloves), a 501c3 non-profit supporting amateur boxing for disadvantaged youth. He and his wife, Allison, are involved in a variety of sports for their two sons including football, basketball, soccer & hockey. As time permits, he and his family enjoy exploring the wilderness and attending music festivals.


B.S. Psychology – University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire

M.B.A. University of Wisconsin – Whitewater

Executive Education University of Wisconsin – Madison

Tim Mara Blue Lake Consulting

Tim Mara / Strategic Advisor

Tim’s professional career spans over twenty years of Human Resources and Information Technology full-cycle systems implementation experience. From a technology perspective, he has a sound understanding of the core operations of Talent Acquisition with large national and global enterprises and he has extensive functional and technical expertise in HRIS implementations. Tim has held lead consulting roles in a variety of environments gaining strong experience in business process reengineering.

Tim is an avid runner and has successfully completed 8 marathons, including the storied Boston Marathon. He enjoys traveling the globe (over +30 countries), finding personal enrichment in exploring foreign countries and immersing himself in diverse cultural experiences. The remainder of his spare time is spent with family & friends, as well as cooking, reading and biking near his home in southern California.

B.A., Economics – Villanova University

M.B.A. Tulane University