At the helm of The Nautical Group is industry leader Jeff Stocks. The former CEO of Manpower Group in Raleigh, NC, brings nearly 40 years of experience in human capital recruitment- specializing in executive search, and offers his clients an unequaled depth of business knowledge and relationships.

A hands-on leader, Jeff works with his staff to fully understand client needs and an organization's culture to ensure a perfect fit. He believes in fostering long-term client relationships and takes pride in industry experience and personal connections that are The Nautical Group's key differentiators.

Over the past 25 years Jeff Stocks grew Manpower Group and Manpower Professional in Raleigh, North Carolina to be the largest Manpower organization in North America. Known for innovative thinking, taking care of people and having an enlightened approach, the franchise won the nationally acclaimed "Best Places to Work" award for three consecutive years under his leadership. 

Jeff Stocks is a trusted adviser to many CEO’s and a community leader who has consistently given back throughout his career. He values corporate citizenship, philanthropy, and family. He currently chairs several influential business community boards including Wells Fargo Advisors. He has served on the board for YMCA of the Triangle, WakeMed Hospital foundation, the NCSU Poole College of Management, the UNCW Board of Visitors, Research Triangle Regional Partnership and St. Mary's School.