FRANKLIN, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In a move that may reflect broader economic momentum, Franklin, Tennessee-based talent acquisition and development firm Ryan Search & Consulting today announced it has added two professionals to conduct search projects that have spiked at three times their normal rate.
John "Jay" Conner, a senior talent development executive, joins Ryan Search as a senior consultant and Virginia “Graham” Manning boards as a consultant. Both will provide talent acquisition and development services to the firm's expanding client base in the healthcare, life sciences, architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing and economic development fields.
"Our recent growth may foretell stronger and more lasting economic growth than we've seen in a long while," said Dan Ryan, principal at Ryan Search & Consulting. "Both Jay and Graham will significantly broaden our abilities to help more clients identify, acquire, retain and develop leaders and workers in a number of professional fields."
With a background in employee and labor relations, employee benefits, career development and succession planning, Conner most recently was a human resources and management consultant with Conner, Gering & Associates. Clients included HCA, Bridgestone/Firestone and Dell. He previously held HR/management development positions with Urology Healthcare Group, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Ryder Systems and Truckstops of America.
Connor holds a B.A. in Communications from Georgetown College, an M.A. and Ph.D. in Communications from Louisiana State University, the SPHR certification in Human Resources and a Six Sigma Green Belt certification. He will focus on the healthcare industry.
Prior to Ryan Search, Manning was a recreational therapist with Tennessee-based Cumberland Heights Treatment Center and administrative assistant for the Vanderbilt University Athletic Department. Most recently, Graham has been a key leader at lululemon athletica.
A University of Georgia graduate with a B.S. in Sports Management, she will direct her efforts in all of the industries served by Ryan Search & Consulting.
About Ryan Search & Consulting
Headquartered in Nashville, Ryan Search & Consulting provides Talent Acquisition and Talent Development services for clients in the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, healthcare, life science and economic development fields. www.ryansearch.net.