Tony G. Horne, Managing Partner

Tony is currently President at The Herring Group and has enjoyed over twenty successful years in the search business helping solve many staffing and organizational development challenges for our clients. He has a proven record of accomplishments in recruiting and placing talent for the distribution, transportation, human resources, and manufacturing sectors. His interest and expertise ranges from key supervisory positions to the President level. Tony provides both retained & contingency search for The Herring Group. He has completed operational, administrative and engineering roles on behalf of several Fortune 500 companies. Prior to entering the recruiting field, Tony spent 28 years as an Engineering Manager. As a leader in this field, Tony increased productivity, lowered costs, and reduced personnel injuries. His work experience includes service to The Herring Group, Alcoa, ARKLA Chemical, Weyerhauser, and Brown & Root Construction Company.

Mark Pruitt

Mark is the Vice President of Client Services for The Herring Group. He has held senior executive positions in Retail, Technology, Manufacturing and Distribution sectors over the past 25 years.  His recent positions have been COO at Exebridge, Vice President of Operations and General Manager  at Visual Comfort and Vice President of Stores, Operations and Logistics at Garden Ridge. Mark successfully lead teams in store operations, distribution, transportation, technology, sales, procurement, accounting and human resources.  Recognizing, recruiting and retaining talent has always been a cornerstone of Mark’s success.  Leveraging his years of practical experience is key while assisting The Herring Group’s clients with their search needs.

Ed Fields SR Director – Talent Acquisition – Supply Chain Sectors

Ed has a successful and diverse background in all aspects of logistics management. He has managed large automated operations for such respected fortune 500 companies as Johnson & Johnson, Bristol-Myers, and Target. Additionally, Ed has senior management experience in sales and operations for third party logistics companies; he consistently attained the companies’ financial and strategic objectives. He was a Senior Vice President and Executive Committee Member for Caldor. In his capacity at Caldor, Ed reduced distribution expense as a percent of sales and built a 500,000 square foot Bulk Distribution and Return Goods Center to better support store operations. Ed transferred his practical experience and co-founded Nexus Management Group, which designs, sells and installs automated storage systems. Ed’s background enables him to effectively satisfy the staffing needs of a company, from entry level to senior management, with consideration to both the company and candidate.

Elaina Allen – Vice President of Recruiting

Elaina has over 8 years’ experience matching the most talented accounting and human resource professionals with growing companies in the state of Arkansas. Her relationships have been built by holding a firm commitment to 3 things: Ethics, Trust, and providing Exceptional Client Service. Her desire is to not only fill positions, but advance professionals’ careers. Elaina enhances the success of companies by placing professionals with not only the required skills sets but also the best cultural fit for the organization.


Before entering Executive Recruitment, Elaina worked 25 years in various Finance and Accounting Management positions with Fortune 500 companies in the telecom, IT and healthcare industries. She is also very active in the accounting and human resource industry by delivering presentations to professional organizations, including the Internal Auditors Association the Arkansas Society of CPA’s and the Central Arkansas Human Resource Association. After hours, Elaina is involved with several non-profit organizations, including Civitan International, where she is a board member and past President of the West Little Rock Civitan Club. She also volunteers for Arkansas Special Olympics, and The Arkansas School for the Deaf. As part of The Herring Group, Elaina is committed to providing excellent personal service to clients and candidates.