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Our Team

These Folks Drive Our Business Forward. Yours and Ours.

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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Trish Cunningham

Client Solutions Provider

Responsible for helping clients find outstanding marketers and communicators…

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Marilyn Emanuel

Talent Finder

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

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Cleo Palacios

Talent Finder

Takes pride in ensuring that any placement is a solid match for all involved, where the goal finding people a career, not just a job…

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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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