Mike Astringer, Founder and CEO

Mike Astringer founded Human Capital Consultants in 2005 and Marea in 2012. Mike is a Recruitment, Human Resources and Human Capital Strategy Consultant with over 20 years of experience serving clients across the United States. Prior to founding Human Capital Consultants Mike was the Founder and CEO of Las Vegas based Information Technology Associates, a leading provider of IT Staff Augmentation and Contingency Recruitment Services.

Mike believes strongly in giving back to the community. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Human Resources Committee at Livengrin Foundation, a non-profit drug and alcohol rehab. Previously Mike has served in board and volunteer roles for Junior Achievement, United Way, Nevada Development Authority, State of New Jersey Workforce Development Board and other business and service organizations. He’s also served as an Advisor and Advisory Board Member to startups such as The Resumator.

When not working with clients and managing Human Capital Consultants and Marea Mike enjoys traveling with his wife Kimberly, son Steve and daughter Michelle, the Jersey Shore, boating and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Mike can be reached by telephone 609-280-1367 or e-mail

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Jim Elgart, CPA, Partner and CFO

Jim joined Human Capital Consultants in 2011 and is a member of the senior management team at Human Capital Consultants and Marea. Jim is responsible for driving strategic and financial initiatives to drive and manage growth.

Jim is a senior finance professional and entrepreneur who has dedicated over 20 years to building businesses and creating the infrastructure needed for those businesses to succeed. Jim’s career has taken him from CPA, to CFO to Entrepreneur. Jim earned a BA in economics from Boston University, an MBA and MA in Latin American studies from Tulane University and is a Massachusetts licensed CPA. In addition to his responsibilities to Human Capital Consultants and Marea Jim is the Founder and CEO of Marathon Consulting Partners.

When not driving financial and operational initiatives for his companies and clients Jim enjoys blue cheese stuffed olive martinis, travel and Boston sports with his wife Gisele and young daughters. You will find Jim whenever he can break away at Fenway cheering on his beloved Red Sox.

Jim can be reached by telephone 781-314-6076 or e-mail

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