At North Coast you will find that we strive for the utmost professionalism in our work and we are real. Our leadership team is dedicated to providing the highest quality of service and we strive to exceed expectations.  Here is a glimpse into the people who make up our leadership team

Jennifer Meyer, CSM - President

Jennifer is the President and Co-Founder of North Coast ExecuSearch, Inc.  She opened the office in 2002 and in total has more than 18 years of experience in the search and recruiting industry.  She is recognized as one of the most continuously successful professionals in our system of over 600 offices worldwide.  Jennifer excels at building solid long-lasting relationships with our client companies and candidates.  As a result, she is often the first call when companies have a need or a candidate is exploring the market.

While Jennifer thrives on driving the company and the individual/professional growth of our team, she can often be found driving her two daughters around the Greater Cleveland area.  You may also find her poolside soaking up some rays during the few days in summer when it's actually sunny in Cleveland!  Jennifer ended up in Cleveland via Arizona so in the winter you will likely find her by the nearest fireplace.  She also enjoys boxing which highlights her competitive nature.  Jennifer embraces philanthropy and gives back to her community whenever possible.

In all seriousness, although she does have a degree in Leisure + Recreation, when it comes to the business Jennifer is no-nonsense.  She has successfully completed projects ranging from high-speed and high-volume assignments to extremely confidential "C" level positions for major clients.  Her approach is not simply to identify qualified candidates for our clients, but to guide the process so that our clients will be successful in hiring the candidates they choose.

Jennifer is tenacious and combines her passion for success with her drive and is constantly being recognized for her performance.  She is a 14-time Pacesetter Award Winner, an MRI Hall of Fame inductee and an MRI Top Gun designee.  Four times in seven years she was a Top 15 Producing Manager for the entire MRI Network.  She consistently ranks in the top 2% of all owners.


Stephanie is the CFO of the company and has been with North Coast from the beginning.  For many years Stephanie was the Administrative Director for a large non-profit organization.  Her background is in education and she is indeed our wise sage.  Stephanie is responsible for virtually anything that keeps the company up and running, short of making recruiting or sales calls.  From a financial perspective she takes a forensic approach to her work and leaves no stone unturned.  

Without a doubt Stephanie is the backbone of the organization, bringing with her a smiling face and a wonderful sense of humor each day.  Most of all, she brings the love and support to nurture us which comes from her experience raising two wonderful daughters, not to mention the time she spends with her grandchildren.  But don't be fooled, inside her warm and loving persona is a born and bred New Yorker who will let that accent out when needed!  Stephanie may be the single biggest fan of Cleveland State Basketball there is -- Go Vikings!!

 Stephanie Snyder - Chief Financial Officer
Angelique Owen - Practice Leader
Operations/Engineering/Product Management


Angelique joined North Coast early in 2010 after spending 15 years with a Fortune 250 manufacturer where she progressed in her career from Customer Service to Technical Sales to Engineering.  She was ultimately appointed the main contact for the one of the top three regions from a technical sales and support perspective.  She was added to the Lean Manufacturing Core Team as part of a group that implemented Lean into their manufacturing process.  With an impeccable memory and ability to build strong relationships, her depth of knowledge is incredible.  This is why Angelique is perfectly equipped to head up our Operations, Engineering & Product Development practice.

As devoted as Angelique is to her work she is also incredibly dedicated to her family.  In fact, when talking to her outside of normal business hours you may notice she is also coaching her daughter's softball team and running the concession stand all at the same time.  Who does that??  Well Angelique does!  However it demonstrates her commitment and is why she's never met a stranger and everyone she talks to feels they are the most important person.  Angelique enjoys sports as well, so you can count on her using her knowledge and competitive edge to successfully fill the recruiting needs of her clients.  If she's really lucky and her work and home schedule allow, you may even find Angelique at a local golf course or even a concert!

Josh came to us in 2012 with a background in the recruiting world.  Through his career he gained a depth of experience working with various industries and numerous roles.  By combining current strategies with more traditional methods, Josh has helped to streamline support of the office resulting in productivity increasing by 37% thus far.  He never hesitates to jump in and help when needed and is constantly working to improve our processes and procedures.  With his varied experience, Josh is intimately familiar with the tools and resources needed to successfully lead a research department.

When Josh is not focused on helping to generate revenue here, you will likely find him engrossed in one of his hobbies.  He ranks in the all-time top 350 fantasy players on ESPN, something he is very proud of.  With his love of music, in his spare time you might find him travelling somewhere to see one of his favorite bands play.  Whatever he is doing you can count on one thing - Josh is passionate and he brings that passion to everything he does.  Just be sure to think twice before asking him for advice or opinions.  With his degree in Philosophy he will give it you, over and over and over!  However to be fair, it is his background in Philosophy and problem-solving which completely equips and drives him to be the best researcher possible.

  Joshua Lapine -  Research Department Leader