Meet the Authors

Brian Styers

Brian is now in his 10th year of leading executive search services, having developed cross-functional teams fueling the completion of more than 1,600 searches on behalf of hundreds of client organizations. He previously served as a Vice President of Marketing, Digital & Research with Charles Aris Executive Search and as an editorial leader with Yahoo! Sports and USA Today. Brian holds bachelor’s degrees in political science and journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studied as a Morehead-Cain and Coca-Cola scholar. Beyond CRG Search, Brian serves as the lay leader of Christ United Methodist Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he and his wife, daughter and son are actively engaged in the community.

Evan Sparks

Evan Sparks is the Vice President of Integration for CRG Search. Evan brings 7 years of Recruiting industry experience and has successfully made over 350 placements. Prior to joining CRG, Evan was a Top Ranked Recruiter for Randstad, the Largest Recruiting Firm in the World. Evan holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and was a Ruck Leadership Institute Scholar.

Kyle DePraeter

Kyle DePraeter is a Digital Marketing leader in consulting, graphic design and media production for CRG. Bringing 6 years of Digital Marketing and Design experience to the team, he has a background in talent acquisition and retention solutions having served as a contractor providing marketing and brand support services to clients in the Charlotte area. Kyle holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication and Business from Appalachian State University.

John Binkley

John is the Founder and President of CRG Search. He has more than 20 years of executive search experience, has been ranked a Top 1% Recruiter for more than 15 years, and leads a CRG Search team that has completed more than 5,000 executive searches. He holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication and a master’s degree in theology, and is completing a Ph.D. in leadership. John is married; is the father of four; is a foster parent; and resides in Charlotte. Some of his philanthropic endeavors include foster care, the Wounded Warrior Project, Compassion International, Habitat for Humanity and Samaritan’s Purse.

Jason Heller

Jason Heller is the Chief Operating Officer and Owner of CRG. Having 20+ years of Executive Search, Sales & Recruiting Experience, he also brings over 7 years of Finance & Securities Experience through Entrepreneurship and Business Building. Jason also holds a Bachelor of Science in Corporate Finance.