Our Team


Tom Erb, President

With a career spanning nearly 20 years, Tom Erb has established himself as one of the staffing and recruiting industry’s top subject matter experts. As an executive for two of the largest staffing and recruiting companies in the world, Tom worked with some of the most recognizable and well-respected companies in the United States to help optimize their workforce strategy. As a consultant, trainer, and speaker to the staffing and recruiting industry, Tom has helped hundreds of firms create and execute sales and recruiting strategies to grow their business. Read full bio »


Jennifer Erb, Managing Director

Jennifer Erb has over 20 years experience in the human resources field.  Her experience in staffing was the foundation for expanded growth in corporate human resources roles.  She seeks to align business strategies with sound yet innovative HR initiatives to grow businesses through people practices. Read full bio »


TJ Markwas, Recruiting Services Director

TJ Markwas is an expert recruiter with over 5 years of experience between both corporate and agency staffing environments. He is well versed in recruiting processes, including sourcing, interviewing, and hiring personnel at all levels.

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Brian Shaw

Brian Shaw, Recruiting Manager

As Recruiting Manager for Tallann, Brian sources, assesses and delivers top talent for clients, along with responsibilities in new business development and account management. He is a staffing and recruiting industry veteran, having worked in business development and operational management roles for Spherion, Pulsar IT and Adecco prior to joining Tallann in 2017.  Read full bio »

  • Tom’s Talent Blog

    Freeing Yourself From Ineffective Recruiting Strategies

    Recruiters who hold on to traditional sourcing strategies risk getting outplayed by competitors who reach out beyond their markets and databases.

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  • Testimonials

    • “Currently reading your book and loving it! I’m new to staffing sales and am going after MSPs and was looking for something just like your book. I like to get as focused as possible and move out from there and…

    • “I truly loved your workshop and absolutely appreciate you sharing your processes.  Your workshop was the most valuable one that I was able to attend!”

    • “I’m sure you get a flood of messages and emails from people reaching out to say thank you for your insights and knowledge around the staffing/recruiting/talent industry. Well, I guess I just wanted to be one of those people. I…

    • “I participated in one of Tom’s NAPS presentations in Las Vegas in 2016. I wanted to thank you for the help, advice and materials you shared with us. Because of your class, I was able to secure my first client…

    • “Our team started the (Tallann Resources’) 10 week process 4-5 weeks ago with a select number of targets where communication had been a true challenge.  With this process, they have had more response and feedback than before.  At some of…

    • “We needed to hire two recruiters and two account managers. I felt like I should do the recruiting for those open reqs too, but after assessing my to-do list (which was long) and considering where I was best utilized, I…

    • “Tom Erb’s key note presentations were highly educational and knowledge based. He offered something for everyone to take-a-way and better yet, to be motivated to succeed. His ethics and strategies are remarkable and we can’t wait to have him back…

    • The Tallann Resources “…team were ideal partners. They worked with us to get to know the culture of our organization and to understand the skills and values we were looking for in new employees. They focused on finding the right…

    • “Tom Erb’s recent presentation to the Ohio Recruiters Association Columbus, “Thawing the Frozen Phone,” was excellent. The content was supported by interesting statistics, the slides were well done, and the delivery was superb. I feel that Tom’s speaking is on…

    • “Tom presented at our staff annual meeting on Its All Networking!  His presentation was not only timely but opened the eyes of many in the audience to the wide-reaching effects of the social networks and the remarkable changes in the…

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