The Herring Group

Meet The Team

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, Vice President of Client Services

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.