Richard Brock


Richard Brock is a seasoned legal search consultant, attorney career coach and former practicing lawyer.  He has founded several businesses which operate in the legal industry including two attorney recruiting companies.  He has worked with dozens of law firms and corporate legal departments and hundreds of attorneys across the country.  His experience and expertise covers legal talent acquisition, strategic growth initiatives, lateral attorney placements and law firm mergers.  He is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law and Washington & Lee University.  Brock’s companies have received numerous awards and recognition for success and growth including Inc. 500 and Inc. 5000 Awards for fastest growing companies in America.

Delene Stutts

Executive Director of Recruiting

Delene has been in the recruiting business for over 15 years and has been highly successful in recruiting for a wide range of industries.  For more than ten years, her focus has been on legal recruiting. She has successfully recruited both partner-level and associate-level attorneys for a variety of positions including large firms, smaller firms and in-house legal departments. Before concentrating her efforts on recruiting lawyers, her industry experience included insurance, accounting, banking and finance, HR, IT, and more.  Delene serves her clients by utilizing a combination of research skills, business contacts, and an extensive personal network to achieve the hiring needs of the client firms and companies.  Delene’s clients have ranged from small, privately held firms to Fortune 1000 businesses.

Doug Sutton

Managing Director of Talent Acquisition

Doug has 10+ years of experience in recruiting top-level sales professionals, marketing talent, and building executive management teams, including sales managers, business managers, human resource directors, and engineers.  At OnBoard, Doug applies his expertise in executive recruitment to the legal industry, working with the most prestigious law firms in the Southeast and a wide variety of in-house legal departments.  Doug works directly with hiring managers and candidates, serving as a trusted advisor throughout the recruitment process, and leading our critical role searches.

Ashley Umbach

Director of Legal Talent Acquisition

Ashley Watkins Umbach practiced law for 24 years before joining OnBoard Search. Her legal background provides her with a comprehensive understanding of the legal industry, as well as an extensive network of practicing attorneys across the nation. She graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law, where she was on the winning team of the John A. Campbell Moot Court Board competition. She was an editor of the Alabama Law Review and won the Judge Walter P. Gewin Best Brief Award. She also competed on the American Bar Association National Moot Court Team.

She obtained her B.A. from the University of Virginia, where she was an Echols Scholar. She was active in the University Guide Service, was a Fourth Year Trustee, and served as an Honor Advisor.


Mandy Wideman

Research & Marketing Coordinator

Mandy serves as the Research & Marketing Coordinator for the OnBoard Search Team.  She utilizes her 10+ years of experience in advertising and marketing to aide her colleagues in the candidate search process.  Mandy is a graduate of Auburn University’s School of Business.



Janet Eyster

Legal Search Consultant

Janet has years of experience counseling career transitions for executives in the C-Suite and for attorneys.  As a service-oriented professional, she invests in the individual and appropriately provides career best practices garnered through years in the recruiting industry.   Prior to working with OnBoard, Janet honed her communication and career management skills working with a retained executive search firm.  She now utilizes those same skills in serving law firm clients and attorney lateral candidates.

Janet earned her degree from the University of Florida and began her career as a sales executive in the pharmaceutical and technology industries. 

Brad Hawley

Executive Director

Brad Hawley is a veteran of the recruiting and legal services industries whose experience has made him a highly effective legal talent broker.  He concentrates on client management, spending most of his time with medium to large law firms throughout the U.S.  His activities focus on dissecting client recruitment needs, developing search criteria, and managing candidates through the interview process. 

Brad earned an International Business degree and MBA from Auburn University and has spent the majority of his career working with legal professionals in the recruiting and intellectual property industries. 


Sheila Herman

Legal Search Consultant

Sheila graduated from the University of Alabama and has worked in the legal arena for close to 15 years. Her attention to detail and thorough research skills result in successful placements for law firms and attorneys. To ensure that firms are meeting their clients’ needs, she provides professional and ethical attorney placement services in order to enhance their pool of talent. She thoroughly researches her candidates to secure the best-in-class talent around the nation.

Sheila desires to help candidates further their careers, and to maintain and expand client relationships through honest, confidential, reliable counseling and smooth, successful hiring experiences.