Mark James, CPC founded Hire Consulting Services to help high level executives become leaders and optimize the fit between people and companies.

Mark James
Mark James
President & Founder

Mark James, CPC is the Founder and President of Hire Consulting Services, established in 1999. He is a Certified Personnel Consultant and has been providing executive career transition coaching and executive search consulting services for over 20 years. He is also a Certified Partner with the Predictive Index suite of behavior assessments. Mark has the reputation for delivering a proven structure and process, coupled with honest expert advice. Mark coaches executives in career transition. His passion is to coach executives manage their careers more effectively and guide growing companies to hire and manage the best talent. He brings a positive approach to the career search — enabling his clients to develop their personal brand identity, leverage their strengths, dramatically improve their interview skills, salary negotiation, creating professional job search strategies and to clearly articulate their networking messages about their background, passions, and career objectives. Mark’s clients are then able to separate themselves from the rest of the job searchers, and uniquely present themselves as the solution to the needs of their target companies. Since 2005, he has been the host and facilitator of the monthly CareerNET Executive Leadership Network for executives in career transition in San Diego and Orange County, CA.  He has a successful blog called The Career Catalyst and has been published in several news articles, books and newsletters, conducted numerous seminars and career workshops, and has been a guest speaker at several career and networking events.

Teddi Reilly
Teddi Reilly
Vice President

Teddi Reilly is an accomplished human resources executive and advisor to management possessing experience across diverse private and public rapid growth, rapidly transitioning and start-up organizations, which include life sciences, technology, manufacturing, and consumer products with international and domestic markets. She is recognized as a results oriented leader, diverse thinker and team player with high standards and a strong commitment to people development who implements strong human resources strategies and infrastructures that align organizational efforts, while maximizing employee potential and engagement. Ms. Reilly has held Executive Human Resources roles for Sanford Burnham Prebys Discovery Institute, D&K Engineering, Cymer, Illumina and La Jolla Pharmaceutical.  Additionally, she is an active advisor to executive management and Board of Directors in various industries. Ms. Reilly has a BS and MBA from the University of Phoenix. She currently and has previously served on various not-for-profit boards, and has taught in various undergraduate and professional Human Resource certification programs.

Deborah Buzan, PHR
Deborah Buzan, PHR
Vice President

Deborah Buzan is an accomplished solution-oriented senior Human Resources professional and Career Transition Coach. She has over 20 years of experience in a variety of industries working as an integral member of leadership teams and trusted advisor to senior staff. Deborah has a passion for helping businesses make the most of their resources and achieve their goals. She has proven expertise in leadership coaching, strategic workforce planning, performance management, succession planning, reorganizations, team assessments, mentorship programs, conflict management, investigations and facilitating corporate-wide initiatives. Deborah attended University of California San Diego (UCSD) where she received her certification in Human Resource Management. Deborah is also certified in Leadership and Facilitation through the Newton Learning Organization. Deborah served two terms on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Employers Association.  Additionally, she served one year on the Advisory Board for San Diego State University Human Resources Extension (SDSU)

Brian Wirtz, MBA, PMP, SPHR
Brian Wirtz, MBA, PMP, SPHR
Vice President

As a combat decorated Veteran Brian Wirtz leverages two decades of high consequence, progressive military leadership experience—further refined through five additional years of diverse corporate management—to deliver transformational talent solutions. An entrepreneur at heart, Brian brings a strong foundation in Operations, Project, and Training Management along with a success record inclusive of strategic planning, portfolio development, talent acquisition, business consulting, and P&L oversight. Formally educated in communications, journalism, business, and project management, Brian’s earned an MBA, a graduate certificate in project management, and has attained advanced certifications in project management (PMP), human resources (SPHR), and is a certified practitioner of the Predictive Index (PI) assessments. He combines the rigor of project delivery, the insights of assessments and analytics, and the art of conversation to make connections, find talent, grow teams, and achieve the improbable knowing exceptional results are the byproduct of appreciating where you are, clearly defining where you’re going, and taking a project-based approach to getting there. A true entrepreneur, he has operated and consulted in multiple industries and types of business entities and has discovered how corporate culture, strategy, and governance are the pillars of change initiatives that both ”satisfy the need” and “move the needle.” Brian enjoys helping leaders and their teams grow by defining, detailing, and delivering these changes that change the business.