About Us

Having the right people, in the right roles, at the right time is critical to the success of any business strategy.  Afton Consulting Group understands the nature of your hiring needs and creates specialized solutions for your unique challenges.  

Founded in 2017 by a career talent acquisition professional, Afton Consulting Group is a global human resources consulting firm with a specialty in executive search.  Providing advisory, analytics, training, and recruiting services, Afton Consulting Group is uniquely positioned to help you create and implement a sustainable strategy for your internal recruiting team while also addressing the immediate openings in your organization.

Executive Search Services

Having the right people, in the right roles, at the right time is critical for the success of any business strategy.  Afton Consulting Group brings experience from both executive search and corporate recruiting, allowing us to understand the critical nature of your hiring needs and creates specialized solutions for your unique challenges.

Human Resources Consulting

Afton Consulting Group is a human resources consulting firm with a specialty in talent acquisition.  Having held the position of Global Talent Acquisition Leader allows us to provide you with real-world, actionable guidance in three key areas:

Advisory | Analytics | Training


“John is a strong leader with the passion to strengthen any organization through the creative sourcing of top industry talent and the inherent ability to understand the needs of an organization in great detail.”

Patrick Wicks, Director, Talent Acquisition

“John is a true professional with a strong work ethic and business acumen. John was well respected by his peers, customers and management. I fully endorse John as he will be a tremendous asset to any organization…”

Steve Koehler, President & CEO

“John’s ability to provide necessary results in filling critical open positions comes from his strength in getting to know exactly what his clients needs are and then laying out a strategy to get to the desired goals. He always lays out a clear game plan to achieve necessary hiring quotas. John has a very ejoyable personality and is fun to work with, which seems to make the process easier for all involved.”

John Peace, Sr. Global Talent Acquisition Consultant

“John has always been dedicated to providing the best service to his clients. Underselling and over producing has been the hallmark of his style. Always organized and an asset to any organization he has been a part of.”

Christopher Cordoza, Verizon

“John leads by example, he is a hands on manager who is always available to offer guidance and trusts his employees to complete any task given to them. He has demonstrated exemplary managerial skills through constant coaching and mentoring. He continually challenges his direct reports to be the best they can be in their role and is motivated by their accomplishments. John is committed to leading the organization he works for to success as well driving his team to be at the top.”

Radha Patel, Director, Talent Acquisition

“…John is an exceptional person and one of the most knowledgeable professionals I know in the pharmaceutical staffing industry. Everyone I meet that knows John, loves him. John has a calming way about him that makes him a great partner during those stressful recruiting and hiring times. He knows how to get the job done and I hold him as one of my closest allies in the ‘war for talent’.”

Chad Hensler, VP of Sales & Marketing

“Personable and professional, John is always on the move, listening to the needs of his clients and translating those needs into action that his team can deliver on. John is a huge pleasure to work with. He maintains a track record of success that speaks to his leadership and solid service.”

Mike Jarvinen, VP Marketing

John is a Talent Acquisition Mastermind who can empathize with every aspect of end to end recruiting from the “for profit” operators lens, recruiting leader and candidate experience perspective. John embodies growth mindset in how he engages his clients by wanting everyone to succeed, finding curve balls the ultimate challenge while persevering and seeing every opportunity as a chance to learn while differentiating his own toolkit.

Jen Moyer, VP Human Resources

Following a busy but fruitless job search, I had the pleasure of being introduced to John, who was able to immediately come through and provide me with my first solid opportunity. He is personable, knowledgeable, professional, and highly communicative. Our conversations were always very informative and personalized for the unique role I was applying for.

Melissa Mulla, Lab Manager

I worked with John as a candidate for a senior biotech position he was retained to fill. I was very impressed with his thoroughness, professionalism, and diligence. I’ve worked with recruiters from many of the big name biotech & pharma recruiting firms, both as a client looking to fill a position, and as a candidate. John is easily the best I’ve had the pleasure to work with! 

Ross Durland, Sr. Vice President, Development

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