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Our leadership team

At Parker + Lynch, we work with executives and leaders that are seeking new opportunities. We also work with executives and leaders at prominent companies that are seeking to add to their team. Because of this, we have a deep understanding of what is expected of leaders, and know that companies will only go as far as their leaders take them. Needless to say, we’re confident that we have put together a talented leadership team of our own—a team full of ability, adaptability and executive recruiting experience.

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John L. Marshall


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John Marshall serves as president of Ajilon Professional Staffing, Accounting Principals, Parker + Lynch and Special Counsel. Prior to taking on his role as president, John was a senior vice president of the former MPS Group, with responsibility for its North American accounting and finance and legal staffing business. John joined MPS as a practicing attorney and eventually became responsible for mergers and acquisitions and corporate securities matters, MIS, purchasing, real estate, and benefits administration. Mr. Marshall began his legal career with King & Spalding in Atlanta, one of the nation's premier law firms. John also served as chief legal officer for AT&T American Transtech. He holds degrees in economics and political science from the University of Georgia, is an honors graduate of the University of Florida College of Law, and a member of the Georgia Bar.

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Trent Beekman

Senior Vice President, National Executive Search and Permanent Placement

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Trent Beekman is the senior vice president of Parker + Lynch. He oversees 25 markets and hundreds of accounts in Texas, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee and Minnesota. He also serves as the national executive responsible for developing and implementing strategies and tactics that expand our search and permanent placement business across the country.

Trent has been with Parker + Lynch since 2002 and has extensive and diverse experience in the staffing industry, having held a variety of leadership positions with our company and others. He has a proven track record of success supporting businesses and leading winning teams, and he has been recognized with awards for his contributions to our company and his clients many times.

Trent holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Oklahoma.

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Doug Greene Jr.

Vice President

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As vice president of Parker + Lynch, Doug Greene Jr. is responsible for providing operational leadership, setting strategic direction and growing sales related to executive search throughout the country. He also oversees the recruitment, on-boarding, training and development of all Parker + Lynch executive recruiters across the United States.

Doug has been with Parker + Lynch since 1998 and has held multiple leadership positions throughout his 21 year career in the staffing industry. He has been the recipient of numerous industry and company awards. Doug holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Kansas State University.

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Amanda C. Ellis, Esq.

Vice President of Search, Parker + Lynch Legal

amanda.ellis@parkerlynch.com 214.775.2662 Follow Amanda on Twitter » Connect with Amanda on LinkedIn »

Amanda Ellis is the Vice President of Search for Parker + Lynch. Amanda plans, designs and implements all direct hire training, development, integration and mentoring programs for all of Parker + Lynch. Prior to her current role, Amanda worked as an Attorney Search Director for Parker + Lynch. Additionally, Amanda also established her own search firm where she placed direct hire attorneys in law firms and corporate legal departments.

Prior to entering the legal recruiting field, Amanda practiced in the area of commercial bankruptcy law in Massachusetts and Texas. Amanda received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, summa cum laude, from Centenary College of Louisiana. Amanda obtained her J.D. degree from The University of Texas School of Law.

Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts Bar
  • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas
Professional Memberships/Associations
  • Texas Women Lawyers – Immediate Pas President
  • Dallas Chi Omega Alumnae Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Dallas Bar Association
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Nondas Davis, Esq.

Regional Search Director

nondas.davis@parkerlynch.com 954.764.5474

Nondas Davis is a Regional Search Director for Parker + Lynch. In her role, Nondas directly supports Parker + Lynch’s Vice President of Search in the training, mentoring and developing of Attorney Search Directors across various markets in the Southeast and Midwest. Nondas partners with the Executive Directors of Parker + Lynch's branches to ensure their Attorney Search Directors are as successful as possible.

Nondas is a native Floridian and a graduate of Florida State University and Florida State College of Law. After graduation, she served as an Assistant State Attorney in Jacksonville, Florida. Nondas was an Attorney Search Director with Parker + Lynch for thirteen years. Nondas worked in the Charlotte market for a number of years, placing attorneys and paralegals into positions with law firms and corporations across North and South Carolina. In 2006, Nondas returned to South Florida and handled direct hire attorney placement for law firms and corporate legal departments all over the state of Florida.

Having lived in Jacksonville, South Florida, and Tampa, Nondas is familiar with the nuances of the various Florida markets. Nondas is also well versed in the staffing of attorney document review projects and contract attorneys throughout Central and North Florida. Nondas is a frequent speaker and author on topics such as corporate counsel compensation, resume and interview tips, and social media.

  • "LinkedIn – A Multifaceted Tool," Raleigh Durham Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (November 2012)
  • "What’s New – Compensation for In-House Counsel," Association of Corporate Counsel South Florida Chapter (November 2012)
  • "What’s New – Compensation for In-House Counsel," Association of Corporate Counsel North Florida Chapter (September 2012)
  • "What’s New – Compensation for In-House Counsel," Association of Corporate Counsel North Florida Chapter (September 2011)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida State Bar

Sharon A. McLaughlin, Esq.

Regional Search Director

sharon.mclaughlin@parkerlynch.com 713.552.2906 Connect with Sharon on LinkedIn »

Sharon A. McLaughlin, Esq. is a Regional Search Director with Parker + Lynch in Houston, Texas. In her current role, she trains and advises internal Attorney Search Directors on the permanent placement of attorneys in in-house corporate legal departments. She focuses on training, strategizing, coaching, developing and implementing solutions for Parker + Lynch’s Attorney Search Directors nationally to provide the company’s clients the best attorney search experience and results on the market.

Sharon has more than nine years of legal recruiting experience placing associate and partner-level attorneys with law firms and in-house corporate legal departments throughout the country. Prior to transitioning into legal recruiting, she was an attorney in private practice and specialized in business and employment-based immigration law in Texas and California.

Sharon is admitted to the State Bar of Texas as well as the State Bar of California. She received her B.A. from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas in 1992, and her J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, California in 1996.

Bar Admissions
  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of Texas
Practice Areas or Areas of Focus
  • Employment Law
  • Business Immigration Law

Chris Soderlund

Regional Permanent Placement Director

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Chris Soderlund is Parker + Lynch’s regional permanent placement director. Operating out of our office in Woodland Hills, California, Chris oversees the recruitment activities of more than 40 executive recruiters across 25 branch locations in California, Nevada, Arizona and Georgia. He’s also responsible for hiring, training and developing the executive recruiting team in these states.

Chris has more than 15 years experience aligning senior and executive-level professionals with great companies, primarily in the accounting and finance industry. Before joining Parker + Lynch, Chris worked as a financial analyst for more than four years, and he leverages his hands-on experience to make superior matches between candidates and businesses every day.

Chris holds a Master of Business Administration and a bachelor’s degree in human resources from California State University, Northridge.

Steven Gash

Regional Permanent Placement Director

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Steven Gash is Parker + Lynch's regional permanent placement director. Based in Denver, Steven works in a training, advisory and operational oversight capacity supporting our direct-hire service offerings in branches across the United States. He works closely with national, regional and local leadership teams to drive keystone organizational principles and implement new initiatives and strategies related to the achievement of regional, branch and individual goals.

A graduate of the University of Nebraska, Steven began his staffing career more than 17 years ago in the banking and brokerage arena on Wall Street in New York City. In 1998, he was recruited by a Fortune 500 specialized staffing and consulting firm. Steven went on to work in a number of different capacities in New York City and Denver over the course of his 15 year tenure with the organization before transitioning into his current role with Parker + Lynch.

Todd Weneck

Regional Permanent Placement Director

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Todd Weneck, regional permanent placement director for Parker + Lynch, spearheads the recruitment, on-boarding, training and development of executive recruiters throughout the central portion of the United States. In addition, he advises various levels of local management on operational best practices and facilitates national training programs at Parker + Lynch’s North American headquarters. Based in Kansas City, his territory consists of offices in Kansas, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Texas and Tennessee.

Todd started his recruiting career with Accounting Principals, our sister company, as a staffing manager. He subsequently spent more than five years with a large international finance and accounting recruiting firm as a division director before joining Parker + Lynch in 2012 in his current capacity.

Todd earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Kansas.

Shawn Santos

Regional Search Director

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Shawn Santos has been with the company since 1998 and started as a Staffing Manager for 2 years before joining the permanent placement team as an Executive Recruiter. In 2005 he became the first Division Leader in New Jersey overseeing the permanent placement team in Edison NJ. The following year, became the Area Perm Director for all of the offices in New Jersey and by 2009 became the Regional Search Director and oversaw the Executive Recruiters in NJ, NYC, Long Island and by 2015, also oversees the offices in Boston and the greater Philadelphia area.

Shawn Santos specializes in the recruitment, training, mentoring and coaching of all Executive Recruiters for the region.

Steven Zarch

Regional Search Director

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Steven has been in the staffing and recruiting industry since 1998 and has experience working for boutique, regional and international search firms. Since 2003 Steven has been a leader who has built and managed search teams focused on local, national and international contingent and retained search efforts. Areas of specialization include the disciplines of finance and accounting, engineering and information technology, serving clients that include Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies. His expertise includes business development, search, training, budgeting, planning and strategy. Steven holds a BS degree in Finance and a BS degree in Communications from Northern Illinois University.

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