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 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 in North America and the third largest in the world. Known for innovative thinking, taking care of people and having an enlightened approach to staffing, the franchise won the nationally acclaimed "Best Places to Work" award for three consecutive years under his leadership. 

Jeff Stocks is a dynamic community leader who has consistently given back throughout his career. Corporate citizenship, philanthropy, and family are the key values he holds. He currently chairs several influential business community boards including Wells Fargo Advisors and North Carolina Research Triangle Regional Partnership. He has served on the board for WakeMed Hospital foundation, the NCSU Poole College of Management, the UNCW Board of Visitors, and St. Mary's School.