Jackie Connors, Principal


"Her thorough understanding of the wholesale and retail apparel industry’s processes and technologies gives her a clear advantage ..."

Jackie Connors, Principal

Jackie Connors co-founded The Connors Group in June, 2001 and has been pivotal in building this premier IT Staffing Organization that serves clients in the areas of Executive Search, Staff Placements and Consulting Services. Jackie has over 20 years experience placing IT professionals, with the past 7 years focused on Information Technology and eCommerce Executives within the Retail and Apparel markets.

Jackie believes that building solid relationships with clients and candidates is the key to success. She always takes the time to listen, because she is truly interested in the needs of her clients and candidates. That's also how she has built her in-depth market knowledge and extensive network of contacts.

Prior to founding The Connors Group, Jackie was a Managing Partner at Jesse Garon Associates, where she became an expert in developing high-production recruitment strategies. Her methods utilize strategic sourcing as well as extensive networking to qualify and assess information technology and upper level management candidates. She is creative in her approach, which yields her clients the results they are looking for.

Jackie's philosophy is that life is 10% what happens to you and 90% what you do with it. Her career is proof: She began at Jesse Garon as a Recruiter Trainee in 1986 and worked her way up through several promotions and key accomplishments. As The Connors Group continues to grow Jackie believes referrals and repeat business are the only true signs of success.

Jackie was formerly a competitive ballroom dancer and is passionate about photography, dancing, music, traveling, and reading. She is sincerely interested in helping others and strives to understand people's perspectives through a greater understanding of temperament and an empathetic approach.

As a mother and wife, Jackie's greatest joy comes from her family and she strives to achieve the ever elusive balance between work and home!

Jackie is driven to succeed for the people and companies she represents. As many of them can attest, she takes great pride in the results she brings them.

Jackie is also a member of SIM NJ

"The depth of her network in retail IT, and her connections at executive levels, allow her to reach deep into the resource pool. I would definitely recommend Jackie, either to build an IT team, or simply to find the talent needed for a specific position.”

—Patrick Boulard, VP, Information Technology

"Her thorough understanding of the wholesale and retail apparel industry’s processes and technologies gives her a clear advantage in matching qualified individuals to the appropriate corporate positions. Her leadership, tenacity and know-how have built The Connors Group into a well respected recruitment and staffing agency."

—Len Jacaruso, VP, Applications

"Jackie Connors understands IT and the retail industry so well she's able to produce the best candidates quickly so that I can have a person in place in a short time. If you are looking to fill any IT roles within the retail industry, speak with Jackie Connors!"

—Rick Davenport, VP Application Development