Meet the Team
Ron Herzog, CEO
Ron has spent a number of years developing extensive knowledge of the recruitment industry and successful franchising since joining FPC in January 1995. He rose through the FPC ranks, beginning as an operations and training consultant, to become director of operations, executive vice president and ascending to the role of president in 2005. Ron became CEO and president when he acquired the business from founder Rudy Schott in 2007.
In addition to providing a vision for the company, he oversees the day-to-day operations for the FPC system nationwide. Ron developed a comprehensive training program that is a template for success for FPC franchisees. He works personally with each office, in collaboration with FPC’s New York-based training team, to maximize system productivity. Ron has developed a team of training consultants to help each recruiter reach his or her potential.
Ron is considered an industry expert and has provided insight into workforce trends for print publications, radio broadcasts and industry podcasts.
Ron earned his MBA in management and an undergraduate degree in marketing and management. He is an avid tennis player and golfer. He currently resides in Westchester, NY with his wife, with whom he has raised two accomplished sons.
Jeff Herzog, President
Jeff brings over 15 years of experience in the recruitment business from a variety of companies including Update Legal Staffing, CareerBuilder.com and Tribune Corporation. He joined FPC National after five successful years running the FPC of New York City franchise. Prior to FPC, Jeff was the director of recruitment and real estate advertising for Newsday, a Tribune Publishing Company. There, he managed a budget of over $80 million and oversaw a staff of over 70 employees. In 2006, he was voted Manager of the Year and was one of the youngest employees to be selected to join the exclusive Tribune Leadership Development Program.
Jeff came to Newsday via another Tribune subsidiary, CareerBuilder.com, where he was the area sales manager for the New York office. He managed a team of 12 account executives and oversaw all aspects of the business including sales, marketing, budgeting and technology. Jeff began his career in recruitment as the manager of the New Jersey office of Update Legal Staffing in 1997.
Jeff and his wife Denise live in Old Bethpage, New York, with their three sons, Benjamin, Derek and Chase. He enjoys running, hockey, basketball and cooking.
Dylan DeYoung, Director of Training and Operations
Dylan joined FPC National in 2005 and brings his hands-on recruiting talent, mentoring and training ability, and strong communication skills to FPC National. Dylan spent three years as a recruiter focusing on financial and legal services in NYC. Dylan took part in training and mentoring new hires while working as a recruiter, and realized that training was the right direction for his career. Previously, Dylan worked in the Private Client Division for Credit Suisse First Boston.
Roland Jasper, Controller
Roland joined the company in 1983. After working a few years in the accounting department of FPC-affiliated companies, he became the controller. He has developed a great deal of knowledge and experience in financial accounting, budgeting, cash-flow management, payroll taxes and state and local sales and miscellaneous taxes. He has successfully worked with federal and state tax agencies to resolve various tax and audit issues. Roland graduated from Baruch College 1983 with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in accounting. His experience and background allow him to act as a sounding board for FPC owners who may have questions relating to accounting, taxation and business operations.
Samirat Rivers, Director of Operations
Samirat joined the FPC National Headquarters team in 2004. She comes with a strong background in human resources and excellent customer and client service. Samirat works closely with the franchise owners and trainers providing support, resources development, day-to-day operations, event planning and database/intranet management.
Gregg David, Training and Operations Consultant
Gregg joined FPC National in 2012. His experience includes 16 years in executive recruiting primarily within the accounting/finance industry. Gregg was involved in day-to-day company activities such as streamlining and enhancing recruiting standards, policy and procedure, and quality controls. Gregg’s duties now include new owner training, new recruiter training, franchise and business development as well as planning growth strategies for all FPC offices.
Steve Margalit, Training and Operations Consultant
Steve joined FPC National in May, 2015. A certified public accountant by trade, Steve comes to us with ten years of executive recruiting experience placing accounting and finance professionals. He brings to the FPC system an expertise in targeting passive candidates and organizational skills for ensuring optimal productivity. Steve resides in Yonkers, NY with his wife and two daughters.
Judy Harte, Franchise Development Coordinator
Judy joined FPC in 2011. She is a seasoned administrator who brings her organizational experience and expertise to the FPC (F-O-R-T-UN-E Personnel Consultants) franchise system. Judy has extensive and varied experience in the field of healthcare administration, having spent 23 years at Stamford Hospital, Stamford, Connecticut in several different roles including Psychiatric Services Coordinator in the Department of Psychiatry and Residency Coordinator in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Judy is responsible for identifying and recruiting individuals whose backgrounds and experience lend themselves to successful careers in executive recruiting.
Jenna DeVincenzo, Director – Talent Acquisition
Jenna joined FPC National upon graduating from the University of Rhode Island in 2007, with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in business administration. Between her education and internship at Nord Landesbank in the structured finance department, she holds significant knowledge of accounting and finance. In 2010, she received her Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management from New York University and has been a certified PHR since. She is currently the Director of Talent Acquisition, finding qualified candidates to fill the needs of FPC’s clients. Outside of recruiting, Jenna enjoys staying active, cooking, dancing and spending time with her family and friends.