At the Nautical Group we are guided by three principles Transparency, Accountability and a Passion for People. These three values anchor every decision we make and have enabled us to excel at finding the right people for our clients.

Our Leadership

Jeff Stocks

CEO & Founder

Throughout my more than 30 years in business I have been guided by three principles, which are the cornerstones of how we do business at the The Nautical Group:

  • Transparency

  • Accountability

  • A Passion for People

The team I have assembled shares these beliefs, and are dedicated to them every day.

Kathryn Hoover

managing partner

Kathryn Hoover has more than 14 years of experience in corporate and executive recruitment.

Kathryn’s experience includes working as a corporate recruiter for the SAY Group and Manpower, both in Raleigh, North Carolina. She has an extensive background in the recruitment lifecycle process – from candidate sourcing to hire and placement.



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VP Client Development

John Reid Sidebotham brings a background in Economic Development and Public Affairs to The Nautical Group. At Wake County Economic Development (WCED), a program out of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, John Reid was a key member of WCED’s business recruitment and expansion team - focusing on inbound projects and foreign direct investment.