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John W. Nilon, III

Founder & CEO

John founded J.N. Solutions in 2001 to pursue his belief that each customer, which includes employers and employees, deserves the opportunity to achieve their potential. As achieving one's potential is dependent upon those one works with, John and his team have developed a unique set proprietary tools, methodologies and services that empower each customer to make more effectual choices about their talent.

Previously, John spent two years with Howard Fischer Associates focused on the executive staffing needs of Venture Capital firms and their portfolio companies. John began his career as an executive recruiter in 1994 with IBM (formerly Kenexa). John earned a Bachelor's of Arts in Economics & Business Administration and a Bachelor's of Arts in International Relations, from Ursinus College.

John is driven to continuously learn and loves to study the endless variability of humanity. As much as John loves the impact J.N. Solutions has had on the trajectory of businesses and the lives of others, John's favorite thing in the world is being a father. Among the many people who have contributed to his growth, being a dad inspires him to work towards his own potential more than any other factor.


Diane Craver

Executive Search Client

Diane is driven to make a positive impact that helps people and companies transform and grow. She is passionate about learning and uses her natural curiosity to create opportunities and solve problems in a systematic way.

She began her career in Human Resources for a global telecommunications company. For the past 20+ years, Diane has been a talent strategist and partner to leading companies in life science, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, technology, manufacturing, retail, and healthcare industries. Diane also provides executive coaching to leaders at some of the world’s best companies. She holds a master’s degree in Liberal Studies and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Diane is a certified Business Coach.

Diane is happiest at home when she is building something – plans for a new travel adventure, expanding her book collection, mapping out a new garden, or designing a space in her new house that she shares with her husband and spirited dog, Lola.

Ashley Pogue

Operations Manager

Ashley is driven each day to help others. She focuses on where she can provide support, insight, and organization so others can focus on their growth. Ashley enjoys the behind-the-scenes role in helping companies and people succeed.

Ashley is the resident expert on the tools and workflows that make JN Solutions run efficiently. She comes from the leading venture capital firm, First Round, where she was a back office swiss army knife managing accounting, events, and multiple offices. She studied at the University of Kentucky, where she received her BS in Merchandising.

When Ashley is not creating operational excellence, you can find her spending time with her family, testing out new recipes and kitchen gadgets, and organizing anything she can get her hands on.


Zac Keller

Talent Partner

Zac seeks the big picture; learning what makes everything and everyone tick. That coupled with his love of people and desire to serve, led the call to recruiting. Zac strives to best understand people, their behavior, and motivations to help build them into people they were called to be.

Zac attended the United States Naval Academy, studying History and Engineering. He became a Surface Warfare Officer. He left active duty in 2014 to seek adventures in various parts of corporate America. He then joined the St. Jude Medical as Clinical Operations Manager and later took on the role of Senior Territory Manager at Medtronic. Zac has carried these roles while maintaining his Lieutenant Commander title in the U.S. Navy Reserves.

A fun fact about Zac: he has traveled to every continent, with exception of Antarctica, by the time he was 25.


Ben Salzer

Market Researcher and
Operations Analyst

As a recent graduate from Temple University in Economics, I enjoy using my analytical skills to catalyze improvements in efficiency and quality for our wide array of projects. I immediately felt comfortable upon joining the J.N. Solutions team in July '19 due to its culture of humility and enthusiasm. Even though I have been in my position for over a year now, I still get excited to learn new techniques from my colleagues and continue to develop my own style!