The Nautical Group recruits
world-class talent for industry leaders.


Our Leadership

Jeff Stocks

CEO & Founder


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

A hands-on leader, Jeff works with his staff to understand client needs to ensure a perfect fit. 

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 team.

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.