Marcus Ollig

D: 303-825-4456
O: 303-534-TLSS (8577)

Along with managing The Advocates and Targeted Legal Staffing Solutions, Marcus' practice at the Advocates is focused on partner level placements and consulting services.

Marcus is a business veteran with over 25 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. The Advocates' and Targeted Legal Staffing Solutions’ unique processes, designed to save our clients time and reduce turnover, reflects the best practices learned over that career. He has consulted with law firm leaders on law firm management issues, consultative marketing techniques, associate retention, and interviewing practices.

Prior to founding The Advocates, Marcus served as Vice President, Western Region for Randstad, N.A., the second largest staffing services company in the world. In that role he opened several branches for the company in California, Colorado and Oregon, while successfully managing as many as 30 locations and over 160 people in five states. His business unit was responsible for putting in excess of 2000 employees to work weekly. Marcus has been quoted in various news outlets in Seattle and Denver on employment trends.

Marcus started his professional career serving the Lt. Governor of Colorado. He started out a special assistant, was promoted to Special Projects Director and liaison to Always Buy Colorado and finally served as Chief of Staff. He was recruited to join the sales force at Airborne Express toward the end of the Lt. Governor’s term. 

He spent five years at Airborne Express serving as an Account Executive, Sr. Account Executive and District Sales Manager. While there, he sold several multi-million dollar national accounts and turned the second smallest sales district into the second largest. As a sales manager, he first employed an early version of a Behavior/Trait-based interview process, parts of which were later incorporated into the Chronological Behavior-based interview he developed for The Advocates. At Airborne Express, Marcus learned to employ a consultative sales approach featured in the best selling book "The Discipline of Market Leaders" for the unique way that it develops a deeper understanding client needs.

In 1995, Office Specialists (which was later acquired by Randstad) recruited Marcus to tackle the newly created Major Account Executive position. In that role he sold multi-million dollar accounts while assisting the company with the development a national account sales process, products and training tools. After that he served as Area Manager for Colorado, Western Regional Manager and finally, Vice President of the Western Region.

His most recent experiences at Randstad included: performing due diligence in several acquisitions, which helped him gain additional insight into best practices around the country; implementing new behavior-based interviewing and hiring practices; working on a team with the Hay Group to re-design the company's compensation structure; and assisting in the design and implementation of a completely new field structure for Randstad. In 2001 Marcus was one of three executives chosen from North America to study international staffing trends at IESE and TIAS in Europe.

He founded The Advocates in September, 2002.


 The Colorado Lawyer

 The Denver Business Journal


Past Chair, Vice Chair of the Logan School Board of Trustees




University of Colorado at Boulder

IESE, Barcelona, Spain

TiasNimbus Business School, The Netherlands

  • Graduate work completed in Business Administration and Management, Service-Profit Chain and Mediation.

University of Colorado at Boulder

  • BA, International Relations

Ellen Pepper

Search Consultant
D: 303-825-4457
O: 303-534-TLSS (8577)

Ellen joined TLSS in 2016 as a search consultant. Prior to TLSS, she practiced immigration law at Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, worked as a fellow for the Chief Justice at the Colorado Supreme Court, and was a project manager in the design and marketing industry.

As a search consultant, she uses her legal knowledge to bring further insight to the complexities and challenges law firms and individuals work within daily. She focuses on clear communication and in-depth understanding with each of her clients and candidates.

Ellen's intentional and personal approach to understanding the nuanced needs of firms planning to grow as well as individuals considering career moves helps to make certain that each placement makes sense. 


University of Colorado, J.D.

University of Michigan

  • BA in History, Minor in Spanish

Kady DeGeorge

D: 303-825-4463
O: 303-534-TLSS (8577)

Prior to joining TLSS in 2016, Kady worked for a national retailer as a manager and recruiter for Milwaukee and Cleveland area stores. Her time working in retail taught her how to keep up with the demands of a sometimes unpredictable environment, along with building lasting relationships with her employees and customers.

Kady uses her background in sales, recruiting, and management to help her clients make sure their short-term and long-term staffing needs are met not only based on skills and requirements, but personality and fit. She enjoys getting to know candidates through our process and helping them find meaningful employment.


University of Wisconsin - Madison

  • B.S. in Economics

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Susan Schorer

D: 303-825-4458
O: 303-534-TLSS (8577)

Prior to joining TLSS in 2017 Susan worked for a Fortune 500 company helping hospitals navigate along their performance improvement journey. Here she successfully managed her client relationships by taking the time to listen to their needs and providing the best solutions. 

Before moving to Colorado, Susan was a Special Education Teacher in Wisconsin. Her time as a teacher taught her how to work collaboratively with educators and community services to support the diverse learning needs of her students.

Susan uses her background in education and sales to find the best fit for her clients and candidates. Her passion for helping people reach their full potential is a welcome addition to the team.


University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

  • B.A. in Education

Emily Fox

Executive Administrative Assistant
O: 303-534-TLSS (8577)

Emily began with TLSS in July 2015 as the Executive Administrative Assistant. She assists the President, Marcus Ollig, and her teammates in serving their clients using her writing and editing skills learned during her time at Regis University, along with her previous experience as an Executive Assistant

Emily developed her administrative skills at the Denver Urban Debate League, a local non-profit that brings debate programming to underprivileged high school students. She served the league in both an administrative and programming fashion, both working behind the scenes and running events.

Emily graduated with honors from Regis University with a B.A. in Philosophy.


Regis University

  • B.A. in Philosophy, Minor in Politics

Deanna Sinclair

Marketing Manager
O: 303-534-TLSS (8577)

Prior to joining Targeted Legal, Deanna practiced law in Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado.  Deanna focused her practice on helping clients and victims through legal matters by navigating the legal process with foresight, understanding and compassion.  Deanna is a skilled trial attorney, having spent several years as a felony prosecutor and in private practice in Houston, Texas.  During her time in private practice, she represented clients in criminal and civil litigation matters from initial intake through trial.

Deanna’s years of legal experience have enriched her with valuable knowledge of what law firms and corporate legal departments expect from the attorneys and support staff they employ.  Deanna has a great appreciation of the demands and day-to-day challenges in the legal profession and she uses her experience to ensure that her clients receive the right candidate the first time.     

Deanna earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing where she gained valuable insights into many aspects of the business world including advertising and promotion. 

While in law school, Deanna competed on several trial advocacy teams, mentored new students as a Law Student Ambassador, held several elected positions for student government and worked as a Property teaching assistant.   


University of Tulsa College of Law, J.D.

University of Oklahoma

  • B.B.A. in Business Marketing