Brian Rhonemus



Brian Rhonemus is active in several state, regional and national financial association trade groups. Brian and his team participate and attend association events in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Florida, Colorado, Texas, Arizona, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Massachusetts. Learn more about Brian’s speaking engagements.

Brian draws on his nearly thirty years of service to the banking, financial services and recruiting industries, to deliver valuable and timely career management to candidates and clients. His keen understanding of mortgage banking, commercial lending and credit administration allows him to identify top candidates who will become successful, stellar performers for his client companies. His career has afforded him the honor to support and contribute to state bank associations and publications all over the United States, focusing on topics such as succession planning, management training, social media integration, behavioral interviewing, candidate assessment, and career planning for new bankers. Since 2001, he has been a featured guest speaker at state bank conventions across the US on HR-related issues with a focus on succession planning, talent management, and employee retention.

Brian is a noted speaker and his career has afforded him the honor to support and contribute to state bank associations and publications all over the United States, focusing on topics such as:

  • succession planning
  • management training
  • social media integration
  • behavioral interviewing
  • candidate assessment
  • career planning for new bankers

Brian has published articles for The Wall Street Journal, The Nashville Business Journal, The Birmingham Business Journal, The Job Scholar, The Staffing Stream, Corp Magazine, American Banker Association, Ohio Banker League, Oakland Press, Indiana Banker Magazine, Michigan Banker Magazine, The Ohio Community Banker, Fairfield County Jobs, Credit Union Times, Illinois Banker Association, West Virginia Bankers, and Pennsylvania Bankers Magazine.

Brian is a supporter of the Ohio Banker League, Community Bankers Association of Ohio, Pennsylvania Banker Association, Indiana Bankers Association, Illinois Bankers Association, Michigan Bankers Association, Community Bankers of Michigan and SHRM.

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Jim Oswald
Search Consultant



Prior to joining Sanford Rose Associates® – Rhonemus Group, Jim spent over 25 years in the space and defense industry managing large integration projects. Jim is bringing the same focus, determination and experiences over a working career to the executive search business. Jim’s business acumen, Six Sigma certification, Professional Certification in Project Management and his MBA degree provide the necessary experience to accomplish the Rhonemus Group goal of ensuring every recruitment process is the right long term fit for both the client company and the candidate.

He is a Search Consultant with Sanford Rose Associates® – Rhonemus Group in Columbus, Ohio specializing in executive level searches for community and regional banks, succession planning and career planning for new bankers.

Jim has proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corp and currently lives in the Columbus Ohio area with his two children Emma and Jake.

Stacey Trimmer
Talent Acquisition Specialist



Stacey Trimmer joined Sanford Rose Associates® – Rhonemus Group in July 2016 as a Candidate Sourcing Specialist bringing 7 years of experience in sourcing strategy and solutions. She credits family members, who are deeply rooted in recruiting, for introducing her to the industry. Prior to immersing herself in the sourcing arena, Stacey worked in retail management, community relations and the computer software industry.

Stacey is a results-oriented talent acquisition specialist with expansive experience in utilizing traditional and non-traditional sourcing methods and practices to ensure that the client’s needs are met by presenting high quality candidates. Her capabilities allow her to identify quality candidates, with pinpoint accuracy and speed. She has experience and networking capabilities in international and domestic talent mapping. She is Airs certified (CIR, ACIR and DIR). Her specialties are, but not limited to, retail, polymers, biomedical, biofuels, pharmaceuticals, and now the banking and legal industries.

She is attacking the banking and legal areas with unmatchable energy, enthusiasm and success. Her project management skills and leadership abilities make her a powerhouse to lead and assist our recruiters to excel on behalf of our clients.

Stacey is focused and committed and attributes her successes to her Christian faith and to her family.

Community Involvement

We are passionate about giving back to our community by investing our resources and personal time to support a number of organizations. Brian served as the Vice Chairman and Secretary at Lighthouse of Oakland’s PATH subsidiary, and continues to support the mission. Lighthouse PATH is an empowerment program which offers transitional housing for up to 65 homeless women and their children. At PATH, formerly homeless families live in a safe, nurturing environment for two years. During that time they are provided with quality empowerment programs and life skills training which is essential for them to begin to rebuild and transform their lives from poverty to self-sufficiency. PATH‘s programs are so successful that nearly 91% of PATH residents start their new life with full-time employment and permanent housing.

Please help the Sanford Rose Associates® – Rhonemus Group break the cycle of poverty and support Lighthouse. Donate NOW.