The Emerald Group Consultants, LLC was founded by John McKenna in 2019.  John is an accomplished Recruiting and Business Development executive that has specialized in the Financial Services industry


Our History

The Emerald Group Consultants, LLC was founded by John McKenna in 2019 to be a true partner and representative to the top professionals across multiple industries. The company prides itself on getting to know the needs and goals of top professionals rather than trying to fit them into a specific box that may not be in their best interest. Having built relationships with many successful organizations, The Emerald Group is well positioned to align our clients with an opportunity that is right for them.

Our Team

John McKenna

Founder and President

John is an accomplished Recruiting and Business Development executive that has spent most of his career working with professionals in the Mortgage industry.  It was always a goal of John’s to work for himself and start a company that he could build and grow proudly.  John is passionate about surrounding himself with like-minded colleagues and clients to ensure success both personally and professionally.  John resides in Pepper Pike, OH with his wife and 3 children. 

Michael McKenna

VP of Talent Acquisition

Michael was born and raised in Cleveland, OH and spent most of his professional career in the golf industry. After being a sports agent and recruiting professional golfers for 3 years, he jumped at the opportunity to join The Emerald Group in 2020. Michael specializes in both sales and operations in the Mortgage industry. 

Joe Shomion

Talent Consultant

Joe is based in Minnesota with 23 years of recruiting experience, including 13 years of mortgage sales recruiting experience.  Joe has worked both internally and on the agency side recruiting for some of the top lenders in the mortgage industry.  Joe specializes in Mortgage sales recruiting for The Emerald Group. 

Rachel LeMire

Talent Consultant

Rachel joined The Emerald Group with over a decade of Sales, Business Development, and Recruiting experience across multiple industries.   She grew up in Long Island, New York.   After expanding her career in Los Angeles and Miami she settled down in Virginia with her husband and four children.   

Chris Carr

Talent Consultant

With a robust background in sales and recruiting, Chris brings his client-oriented dedication and expertise to The Emerald Group. Chris has spent his career helping people to both discover new opportunities and win at the highest level. Chris is an expert at connecting the dots. He understands communication is key, and sharing information is as important as listening. In his free time, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 adult children.

Derek Unnasch

Talent Consultant

After a successful career in mortgage origination and private money financing, Derek opted to enter the recruiting field in 2017. He has serviced a wide variety of fields including mortgage, tech, executive, medical, aviation & fitness. Originally from Rocky River, Ohio, Derek now calls sunny Tampa, Florida his forever home, and is thrilled to represent The Emerald Group focusing on mortgage and title. 

Rich Sinatra

Talent Consultant

Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Rich brought with him 30 years of recruiting experience to The Emerald Group.  He has enjoyed the last 20 years in the mortgage and healthcare arenas and enjoys the experience of working with clients and candidates.  Rich specializes in healthcare, legal and mortgage recruiting for The Emerald Group.

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29425 Chagrin Blvd.
Suite 230
Pepper Pike, OH 44122

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