OUR TEAM


Marcus Ollig

President
D: 303-825-4456
O: 303-534-TLSS (8577)
mollig@targetedlegal.com

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.

Publications:

 The Colorado Lawyer

 The Denver Business Journal

Activities:

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

Languages:

German

Education:

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)
epepper@targetedlegal.com

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. 

Education

University of Colorado, J.D.

University of Michigan

  • BA in History, Minor in Spanish


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Susan Schorer

Advocate
D: 303-825-4458
O: 303-534-TLSS (8577)
sschorer@targetedlegal.com

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.

Education

University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

  • B.A. in Education


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Robert Foglia

Advocate
D: 303-825-4463
O: 303-534-TLSS (8577)
rfoglia@targetedlegal.com

Robert joined TLSS in September 2018. Prior to joining TLSS, Rob began his professional career as a legal clerk in the Oil and Gas industry. He learned how to effectively communicate with the General Counsel and other members of the legal team. More recently, he began developing his matching skills at a tech staffing firm. He was able to identify and utilize the best tech talent Denver had to offer.

Rob finds joy in helping others achieve happiness in their career - this drives him to ensure that a true fit is the highest priority for everyone he works with.

Education

University of Colorado, Denver

  • B.S. in Human Resources Management


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Madrianna quesada

Executive Administrative Assistant
O: 303-534-TLSS (8577)
mquesada@targetedlegal.com

Madrianna joined TLSS in February 2018 as the Executive Administrative Assistant. She assists the President, Marcus Ollig, and her teammates in serving their clients by using her exceptional administrative skill developed from over 8 years of administrative experience at various law firms. 

Originally from Texas, Madrianna freelances as a special effects make-up artist for commercials, independent or feature films and local theaters. 

Education

University of Texas at Arlington

  • B.A. in Fine Arts