Maurice Stevens is the Founder and President of the Career Consulting Group, LLC (CCG), and Principal with Career Development and Placement Strategies, Inc, (CDPS) in Cleveland, Ohio. He has more than 20 years of experience as a practitioner in workforce/personal development and career planning. Maurice has consulted and trained many career development practitioners nationwide.



Paul Magnus has more than 30 years’ experience in program development and management of workforce systems working with mature workers, formerly incarcerated, and long-term unemployed individuals.



Val Evans has served as the Administrative Assistant for CDPS and its sister company, Expert Reclaim for the past 5 years.
She has more than 20 years experience in the non-profit sector and is active in many volunteer organizations throughout the greater Cleveland area.




Shantial Ferguson has 15 years of combined work experience in the fields of administration, public /community service, medical and court background. Shantial has extensive experience in  case management, community support therapy and as a deputy clerk.  She has held positions with Summit County, Oriana House, Premier Home Health Care (Arcadia). Shantial has an associate’s degree in Health Care Administration and Business Administration and is currently working on her degree in Human and Social Services at Stark State College.

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Joe Little has a deep understanding of media relations with an accomplished track record of providing live television and radio interviews. He Leverages persuasive communication and relationship management talents to achieve consensus across all levels and organizational boundaries


Carol Howlett is the President and CEO at the MBE/EDGE and female certified, Business Services organization, UStoWork, Inc. She has over 3 decades of experience in employment strategy and design. Her experience includes working across all personnel levels with diverse populations of job seekers, employers, non-profits and governmental agencies.

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Akron Office   330-752-7129

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