The Ona Group was created to provide a true solution to the way that our clients attract and hire top talent.  We are experts at connecting world-class talent with world-class career opportunities.  Further, we believe that regardless of how technologically advanced the world becomes, nothing can replace the importance of human interaction and relationships.  Through straight talk, defined expectations, and by embracing flexibility, we help professionals and our clients achieve a mutually beneficial relationship.

Jeff Prater

Founder & Managing Director

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With over 20 years of experience in human capital, Jeff has spent his career focused on people and the work they do.  From his college days as a career counselor to his most recent leadership roles, Jeff has always been interested in helping people find meaningful professions.  Jeff has been involved in every aspect of talent acquisition, serving in a variety of positions in both corporate, as well as agency settings.  He has excelled in the placement of individuals in positions ranging from truck drivers to executives.


A native of West Virginia, Jeff spent his childhood in the small, unincorporated town of Ona.  Jeff attended Marshall University, where he obtained an undergraduate degree and went on to earn a Masters degree in Human Resources from Clemson University.  Jeff has called the Charlotte area home for more than a decade, residing in Fort Mill with his wife Kristin and their two sons.



Our mission is to provide best in class service to our clients and to the candidates we represent.  We strive to match top talent with great career opportunities within companies where they will feel valued, challenged, and rewarded.



Connecting world-class talent with world-class career opportunities.








candidates and clients within the United States.

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