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Our Team

These Folks Drive Your Business Forward.

Brookwoods Leadership

Brookwoods Group is led by a team of human resources, financial, business, marketing, communications, change, quality, continuous improvement and health/safety/environment veterans who know that finding the perfect match between client and candidate can mean all the difference in the world. Since 1998, we’ve been driving businesses forward with comprehensive, value-added, Houston personnel solutions that get results.


John Sweney

Cofounder, President, and CEO

Responsible for client services, professional recruiting, strategic consulting, and team development...

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Mike Stargel

Cofounder, Senior Vice President, and CFO

Responsible for business management and control, accounting, and human resources...

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Debbie Milks

Vice President of Operations and COO

Responsible for business development and recruiting operations...

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Richard Ferguson

Business Development Director

Specializes in business development and recruiting, driven by a passion for forging connections that propel both businesses and individuals forward...

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Trish Cunningham

Client Solutions Provider

Responsible for helping clients find outstanding marketers and communicators...

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Lionel Simmons

Talent Finder

Considers himself a difference maker. Listens as a recruiter so he can be the best in servicing candidates and clients...

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Marilyn Emanuel

Talent Finder

Responsible for helping professionals pursue their career goals and change their lives...

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Brooks Doggerel

Canine Assistant

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Ben Baker

Financial Compliance Manager

Supports finance and accounting, assuring compliance with rules and regulations as well as internal processes.

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