The Palma Group conducts confidential searches for top senior marketing & advertising talent on a retainer basis — the most effective and cost efficient way to way to attract and hire top talent.

The most prolific recruiting firm in the history of marketing and advertising.

More than 1,300 successful talent placements since 1989

Over 31 years of experience placing top talent

Averaging $10K per placement


  • Weeding through job boards, resumes, and links?
  • Recruiters that dump loads of unqualified resumes on your desk?
  • Getting applications from freelance free agents?
  • Throwing money away searching on your own or with an ineffective recruiter?

We can help you…

  • Attract top talent to your organization fast
  • Reduce wasted time with a recruiter that knows the right talent
  • Review only qualified candidates who are known and vetted by our marketing specialists
  • Keep your search confidential

we can help you Hire Top-Tier Talent at any level

  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • Executive Creative Director
  • Creative Director
  • Marketing Director
  • Art Director
  • Account Director
  • Business Development Director
  • Account Planner
  • Digital Strategist
  • Content Strategist
  • Designer
  • Copywriter

We’ve Placed Top Talent at Hundreds of the World’s Leading Brands and Creative Agencies

  • Arby’s Restaurant Group
  • BBDO
  • Church’s Chicken
  • Cramer-Krasselt
  • Crispin, Porter + Bogusky
  • GSD&M
  • McKinney
  • TBWA/Chiat/Day
  • Connelly Partners
  • The Johnson Group
  • Tombras Group


Ryan Farinella National Recruiting Director/Partner

Ryan is one of the top recruiters in the Southeast with over a decade of experience attracting top talent to the best independent agencies in Atlanta: 22squared, EP+Co, Blue Sky, Bright Red, BooneOakley, The Johnson Group, Trade School, and more. His dedication to understanding what makes agencies grow positions him as a strategic partner to the C-Suite, Directors and Managers. Ryan’s roles have been critical in advancing the key initiatives of recruiting and retaining top professionals as well as maximizing client revenue.

A SHRM-certified recruiting veteran, his passion lies in solving Human Resource challenges. When he isn’t searching for the rising agency rockstars or giving career advice to candidates, you can find him at Taqueria Del Sol with his wife Michelle or messing around in his yard planting and gardening. He is an avid sports fan with loyalties to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Manchester United, and his alma mater, the Tennessee Vols.

Ryan will lead national recruiting efforts at The Palma Group, the most prolific headhunting firm in the history of advertising.

Contact Ryan at or (865) 414-7507