Lucas Group Marks 50th Anniversary, Firmly Established as Recruitment Industry-Leader
13 July 2020
The full-service professional search firm delivers comprehensive human capital solutions through direct hire and contract placements across seven practice groups.
Lucas Group provides direct hire recruitment and contract solutions, acting as a comprehensive human capital provider with a genuine enthusiasm for talent acquisition success. Direct hire experts draw on deep industry expertise to deliver the talent that makes a lasting impact. Contract teams customize solutions to solve short-term, project, seasonal, or interim talent needs with experienced mid-to-senior level professionals.
“Lucas Group is unique in the recruiting industry; we deliver core executive and professional talent with some compensation packages reaching into the 7 figures as well as mid to executive level permanent and contract services to meet a full spectrum of human capital needs,” said Lucas Group CEO Randy Marmon.
Marmon is just the third CEO in the company’s history, following Andi Jennings, who retired in 2019. Jennings was with Lucas Group for more than four decades and became CEO in 2009, succeeding the company’s founder Art Lucas.
Art Lucas founded the firm as a small business in 1970 to help military personnel transition to the civilian workforce after honorably completing their military service. Headquartered in Atlanta, the company quickly grew to include locations in Dallas and Houston by 1973, then expanded to Irvine, CA in 1989. With this growth, Lucas Group officially separated its Military Transition Division (1987) from other practices and created its Accounting & Finance Division (1988), before adding an Executive Search Division in the early 1990s.
The late 1990s and early 2000s marked a period of dynamic expansion with Lucas Group opening offices in Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, San Diego, Tampa and Washington, DC, and grew our Legal Search Division in 2005 with the acquisition of The Williamson Group.
In response to increased growth, in 2010 Lucas Group split its large Executive Search Division into four, industry-focused practice areas: Human Resources, Information Technology, Manufacturing, and Sales and Marketing. The firm added its most recent location, Cincinnati, in 2015.
While Lucas Group has expanded the scope of its practice groups since the company’s founding, the company remains true to it roots supporting military service members. In recognition of this commitment, Lucas Group received the prestigious Seven Seals Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) in 2013. ESGR, an office in the Department of Defense, bestows the award upon companies that strongly support their employees who are actively engaged in reserve military service.
Today, Lucas Group has 14 locations with seven practice areas: Accounting & Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Military Transition, Sales & Marketing, and Supply Chain & Operations.
“When Lucas Group was first founded, the year-end meeting was held at a small lodge in the Georgia mountains and members of our corporate team prepared meals for all of the attendees” reflects Marmon. “Today, we bring hundreds of our employees together for a full week of leadership development, team celebration and individual recognition. Our collaborative culture and commitment to helping every associate achieve their full potential has turned Lucas Group into a magnet for top recruiters who are passionate about changing lives.”
We would like to extend a special thank you to all our clients and candidates that have entrusted their success to Lucas Group over the last 50 years and a very special thank you to all of our current associates and Lucas alumni. Your individual and collective contributions have made Lucas Group the successful firm that we are today.
“At Lucas Group, we’ve always been about more than just filling an open position,” says Marmon. “Through long-term relationships with our clients, candidates and associates, we add real economic value to businesses and career growth and financial security for individuals. We don’t believe in ‘good enough.’ By tailoring our services to our client’s specific requirements and each candidate’s career goals, we deliver game-changing results. To paraphrase Churchill, today simply marks the end of the beginning, we are very excited about the next 50 years.”
About Lucas Group
Lucas Group is North America’s premier executive recruiting solutions firm. Since 1970, our culture and methodologies have driven superior results. We assist clients ranging in size from small to medium-sized businesses to Fortune 500 companies by providing staffing solutions on a contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire basis. To learn more, please visit Lucas Group at www.lucasgroup.com and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.