Our Family

What do you like to do in your spare time, family and home life?

In my spare time, I enjoy putting the pieces together and doing a lot of crossword and jigsaw puzzles. Bringing people together is also a big part of what matters at home and outings, keeping me surrounded by family. Travel with my wonderful wife Vickie includes introducing my children and grandchildren to new cultural experiences. Always been a teacher and a mentor.

Tell me something most people would not know about you:

I cherish my long-time relationships and communicate on a daily basis with 4 or 5 of my high school friends.

HARVEY HOHAUSER - PH.D. FOUNDER

Harvey is the bridge between the first two decades of client relationships and the next generation of leadership. A firm believer in well-planned succession Harvey keeps an active role as a teacher and a mentor. Over the past 3 decades he has dealt with thousands of owners, investors and candidates creating a rich network and continuity throughout service. He has set the foundation for a firm that sustains the trust and respect of the current and past clients. HH&A now serves many second-generation leaders who are the children of the founders that have retained the firm. Read More

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University – Bachelor of Arts
  • Michigan State University – Masters of Arts
  • Case Western Reserve University – Ph.D.
  • Comerica Inc., Vice President of Corporate Communications
  • Comerica Inc., managed Chairman’s office (e.g. government relations, public relations, communication, community relations, investor relations)
  • Comerica Inc., President of Corporate Foundation
  • Served on boards of numerous regional and state non-profit organizations, e.g., United Way, Goodwill, Services to the Aging.
  • Private, Public and Eleemosynary
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What are the strengths of your experience and personality that you bring to your position that provides value to the clients?

Experience. Patience. Tolerance. Connectivity. Relationships provide a breadth leadership resource allowing for multiple options in finding the best candidate to suit the corporate culture, objectives and goals. A collector of interesting people and experiences, Harvey enjoys every minute he spends building relationships that stand the test of time.

5 words that speak of how you approach your work:

Conscientious. Serious. Creative. Bottom-Line Driven. Relationship-Centered

What do you like to do in your spare time, family and home life?

I enjoy travelling internationally and gaining insight on the world with my wife and family. This new perspective includes learning about the culture in other parts of the world – food, art, history, life-views and how other people find balance in their lives. I was raised in Michigan and now live in Ferndale. The active lifestyle and the growing buzz in the region is exciting to be a part of.

Tell me something most people would not know about you:

As a raving fan of super heroes, I’m a long time reader of comic books with a collection that spans three decades.

TODD HOHAUSER - CEO, FEA

Todd provides strategic direction for HH&A, ensuring the firm continues to be a leader in the industry. In this capacity, he provides guidance, training and support for the team. Todd also maintains an active role on the client-side of the business. He plays an active role in client development by fostering strong relationships and high-level service delivery. Interacting and performing face to face interviews with potential candidates, he assesses executives fit with his corporate clients culture. Read More

  • Western Michigan University – Bachelor of Science
  • Walsh College – Master of Science in Management, “Outstanding Alum of the Decade”
  • Seven years of service in the behavioral sciences
  • IIC Partners – Global Chair; Previously served as: IIC Partners – Vice Chair, Americas; Deputy Practice Group Leader – Industrial Practice Group
  • Walsh College Foundation; Board Member
  • Former Chair, Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan
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What are the strengths of your experience and personality that you bring to your position that provides value to the clients?

Todd’s background in social sciences, combined with an MSM in Business, helps him to advise the firm from a broad, well-rounded perspective. For 16 years, he has helped privately held and publically traded companies navigate the recruitment process. Todd offers business owners and leaders a strong understanding of what makes a good executive and how to attract, recruit and retain the best talent. Whether its client or candidate, Todd has the ability to truly hear what people are telling him and “put himself in their shoes.” He considers all aspects to present the best fit for the position. As a second generational business leader, Todd brings a progressive, forward-thinking approach to everything he does.

5 words that speak of how you approach your work:

Mindful. Insightful. Experienced. Focus. Results-driven.

What do you like to do in your spare time, family and home life?

Bringing family and friends together is important in all areas of my life. I’m an avid fisherman as a sport and a fisher of people as a recruiter. Married to my soulmate, I enjoy spending every minute together whether it’s doing chores on a weekend or out fishing and enjoying nature.

Tell me something most people would not know about you:

I understand facing challenges firsthand. As a child, I had to overcome dyslexia to learn how to read and write.

ERIC HOHAUSER - PRESIDENT, FEA

Eric likes to roll up his sleeves and lead by example. He partners with clients to define and identify the integration of key leaders in a variety of industries. He leads a forensic assessment that provides a 360-perspective on the company and the industry, as well as how its corporate culture supports the goals and objectives. Then, Eric identifies key performance indicators to build the leadership team that will provide the talent to meet the established goals and objectives. Finally, he applies a wealth of industry knowledge and experience-based intuition to define the key competencies and attributes needed by a candidate to be successful within the culture and the position. Read More

  • Oakland University – BA Anthropology / Sociology
  • Walsh College – Master of Science in Management
  • Operations with multi-site distribution/retail corporations, responsible for management of cross functional merchandising, recruitment, training teams
  • Specialist in sales, sales management, purchasing & executive recruitment for publicly traded international and privately held corporations in the consumer products, engineered product solutions, manufacturing, technology industries
  • Served on boards of numerous regional and state non-profit organizations, e.g. Eaton Academy, Homes for Autism and The Boy Scouts of America.
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What are the strengths of your experience and personality that you bring to your position that provides value to the clients?

A Master of Science in Management is more than a degree, it is how Eric applies his experience to cut through the sometimes murky perceptions of a corporate culture and to clearly see what’s going on. He unveils a qualitative and quantitative reality that can be stated and reported, as well as a vision that can be followed and measured. Eric knows that understanding human behavior is a key element in turning multiple disciplines to an aligned culture.

5 words that speak of how you approach your work:

Passionate. Disciplined. Empathetic. Energetic. Jovial.

What do you like to do in your spare time, family and home life?

My spare time is spent with family. Everything I do and think about is for my children. My son and daughter are my first thought of the day, my motivation, my growth, my love. We are active explorers, travelers and camping enthusiasts. I value teaching my children strong character qualities, morals and ethics which is clear when you meet them. Parenting is not easy but is worth more than I could have ever imagined.

Tell me something most people would not know about you:

I expect a lot from myself and personal growth is most important. Setting intentions, taking moments throughout the day to reflect on what I’m grateful for, practicing self-care and striving to do and be more for myself and those around me.

JODI ELLIS - DIRECTOR, EXECUTIVE RECRUITMENT

Jodi manages the executive recruitment process to identify and attract key leaders to fill critical positions. She partners with the clients to gain a solid understanding of the position requirements and corporate culture and then customizes a recruitment strategy. Honesty and transparency are paramount to Jodi in the identification of the right fit and it also produces expeditious results. Read More

  • Oakland Community College, Associates Degree in Liberal Arts
  • Inforum Genuine Leadership Presence Program Member
  • Nearly 20 years of experience in recruitment for various industries and disciplines with a heavy focus at the executive level
  • Committed to her community, Jodi volunteers with local charities and school committees to assist with planned fundraising activities, as well as collecting donations for local food banks and shelters
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What are the strengths of your experience and personality that you bring to your position that provides value to the clients?

Jodi is approachable and adaptive. She is professional and warm while helping to guide executives through a sensitive transition. Her attention to detail, disciplined style and poise cultivate a professional constitution that is deeply rooted. She feels that open and honest communication is key to establishing long-term connections. She has a strong character, is thorough and respectful which cultivates comfortable yet firm relationships.

5 words that speak of how you approach your work:

Determined. Effective. Efficient. Intuitive. Approachable.

What do you like to do in your spare time, family and home life?

My interests have always been focused on family and supporting my children’s passion for athletics and academics. I have three remarkable children.  My oldest son plays D1 hockey at Ohio State University, and my youngest son plays in the OHL for the London Knights Junior Hockey Team, and has signed with the Chicago Blackhawks NHL.  As a high school senior, my daughter is committed to attending college at Tulane University.  In additional to academic excellence, she enjoys horseback riding and volleyball.  My weekends are spent with family and traveling across the country to watch my children do what they love. I am engaged to be married to my best friend, Sean. We enjoy the simple things in life together; quality time with family, cooking, fishing, watching football/hockey and touring wineries.

Tell me something most people would not know about you:

I have a mentally challenged brother, Bryan. At 6 months old, he was diagnosed with Spinal Meningitis and had 2 neurosurgeries by the age of one. Bryan lives with my parents, whom have devoted their life to caring for his special needs.  Our family wouldn’t change a thing!

NICOLE REGULA - DIRECTOR, EXECUTIVE RECRUITMENT

Nicole manages the candidate development process in its entirety. Key to her success is the application and implementation of the HH&A signature 94 step process, to identify, assess and attract key leaders to fill critical executive level roles. Partnering with a client for understanding, recognition of job position needs and how to match the best candidates for the corporate culture and growth are essential in her successful results.
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  • University of Michigan – Bachelor of Science
  • Strategic cultural executive recruitment within various industries for family business, privately held and public corporations
  • Office Management within the healthcare industry
  • Fundraising – Cranbrook Schools Brookside, Children’s Artwork & Set-Up Committee Co-Chair with Kaleidoscope Annual School Fundraiser
  • Management of Cranbrook School Varsity Hockey Team and other AAA Hockey Teams
  • Volunteer at Salvation Army: “Ringing the Bell” during the holidays with athletic teams
  • Volunteer at Bryant School as teacher’s aide for mentally challenged children
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What are the strengths of your experience and personality that you bring to your position that provides value to the clients?

A team player and leader by nature, from education to healthcare, Nicole is easily adaptable with a passion for embracing the variety of people and situations. She brings value to the HH&A team by assessing the opportunities that each day, each client, and each candidate brings. Nicole is a good listener and committed to providing premier opportunities to clients, candidates and families worldwide by genuinely getting to know them and their specific leadership needs. Her satisfaction comes in knowing that she can make a difference by creating relationships and partnerships that are built for a long-lasting benefit.

5 words that speak of how you approach your work:

Committed. Results-driven. Organized. Detail-oriented. Reliable.

What do you like to do in your spare time, family and home life?

I love spending time with my three wonderful children and my extended family. As a mother of athletes, you can find me on a field most afternoons. I also enjoy going to see movies, reading, gardening, and home projects.

Kate is proud to be a part of the rich environment of diverse people at HH&A that encourage and support continuous growth in a dynamic workplace.

Tell me something most people would not know about you:

A life-long learner, I have a big interest in science. In addition to my liberal arts degree, I also have a considerable education in the biological sciences.

KATE SCOTT - DIRECTOR, EXECUTIVE RECRUITMENT

Working with a lead consultant, Kate partners with clients to gather company information, candidate requirements and cultural needs. Together, they determine the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as behavioral and personality traits needed in candidates. Kate then identifies and interviews candidates to determine their potential alignment and interest in the position, recruiting them into the process. She manages the tasks and projects required to meet business needs that support attracting, hiring, and retaining excellent talent for HH&A clients.Read More

  • B.A. in English and Theatre
  • Administration Support in Education
  • Fundraising
  • Hospitality
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What are the strengths of your experience and personality that you bring to your position that provides value to the clients?

Kate uses her experience in the professional services and hospitality industries, as well as the organizational and planning skills learned in the field of education, to bring a pragmatic and efficient approach to each search project. Building on a solid foundation of understanding both client and candidate needs, Kate fosters lasting relationships that are rewarding and successful. She has the ability to see the “big picture” as well as the details of a situation. Keeping a focus on the end game, while enjoying the process, Kate has a sense of humor that puts colleagues, clients and candidates at ease.

Kate is proud to be a part of the rich environment of diverse people at HH&A that encourage and support continuous growth in a dynamic workplace.

5 words that speak of how you approach your work:

Integrity. Diligence. Responsible. Innovative. Proactive.

What do you like to do in your spare time, family and home life?

I live in Grand Blanc with the love of my life, Jeff, and we’re raising 4 children – 2 daughters, 2 sons and proud grandparents of first grandson. Our family enjoys an active life of camping, boating and traveling as well as many family functions.

Tell me something most people would not know about you:

As a couple, we enjoy riding our Harleys and exploring the beauty of Michigan from a roadside seat, heading north and experiencing the adventure with friends.

REBECCA HICKS - CFO

Rebecca is responsible for overseeing finances, planning, projections and management of all of HH&A assets. These include payroll, payables & receivables, and, of course, the company’s human resources. She is also key in maintaining master files and communications with clients and candidates. Read More

  • Associates Degree in Business Management
  • Real Estate License and Property Management – Alabama
  • Property management in southern states and Michigan
  • Experience in office management and finances, including medical, sports, hockey team, arena management
  • Perani Arena (Flint), VP of Finance & General Manager
  • Diverse administration and management background with all facets of human resources from onboarding to budgeting and project management (eg. $1.2 million renovation of the arena, managed and executed in 3 months while meeting all objectives and deadlines)
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What are the strengths of your experience and personality that you bring to your position that provides value to the clients?

Establishing & meeting deadlines and Rebecca’s organization are key strengths in taking projects through the HH&A process with checks and balances. Her attention to detail ensure reporting is on time, accurate and comprehensive.

5 words that speak of how you approach your work:

Organized. Task-oriented. Focused. Meticulous. Mentor.

What do you like to do in your spare time, family and home life?

I am blessed with two adult children and two grandchildren – the joy of my life. I teach Yoga, facilitate eight spiritual retreats per year for the homeless population, enjoy travel, art, gardening and classical music.

Tell me something most people would not know about you:

I make one or two International Pilgrimages per year. (Eastern Europe, Israel, Italy, France, Ireland, Spain)

KATHY PORTER - EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Supporting the executive team is first and foremost in ensuring that all communications and touch points with our colleagues, clients and candidates are ones that reflect the values of the firm. Kathy takes pride in ensuring everyone she interacts with feels welcome, heard and cared for. Her talents are an exacting blend of methodical detail, priority setting and closure while remaining flexible to the variety of encounters and tasks. Her travels internationally have imprinted a sense of global understanding and appreciation for the different cultures that make life so rich.

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  • Three-year Internship in Ignatian Spirituality at Manresa Jesuit Retreat House affiliated with the University of Detroit; Certified Marian Catechist and Certified Yoga Instructor.
  • 30+ years of Executive Assistant to COO and above in the Automotive, Philanthropy, Health Insurance and Retained Executive Search Industries.
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What are the strengths of your experience and personality that you bring to your position that provide value to the clients?

I believe in hospitality not just to the clients but to everyone who I interact with…I like to make people feel welcomed and cared for.

5 words that speak of how you approach your work:

Prioritize, execute, methodical but flexible, detailed, close looped.

What do you like to do in your spare time, family and home life?

As the father of two girls, there’s not a lot of spare time, but we enjoy visits to the Detroit Institute of Art, The Henry Ford, Detroit Zoo and often go the library as a family.

Tell me something most people would not know about you:

I was there at Circuit City for the Midnight launch of Windows 95.  After 16 years as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, on all my personal machines, I now run Linux.

CHANNING LIMBAUGH - DIRECTOR OF IT SERVICES

Mr. Limbaugh began his career as a risk analysis contractor on Air Force bases throughout Southern California.

After completing the Spares and Costs Project for the Delta III rocket program, and the closing of Norton AFB, he transitioned to the financial services industry in Orange County, CA.

Starting as a network engineer, then moving to the business side, Mr. Limbaugh implemented automated underwriting (AU) systems, management reporting and dashboards, and built custom software for ensuring federal compliance with red-lining and anti-money laundering legislation.

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What is your role?

Recruitment Analyst and Director of Information Technology.

What are the strengths of your experience and personality that you bring to your position that provide value to the clients?

Managing the information and data flow for our Executive Recruiters allows me to see many facets of our Search and Candidate selection Processes. This view provides opportunities to collect pools of knowledge and market mapping that ensure each Search is a success.

5 words that speak of how you approach your work:

Collect, review, screen, check and present.

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