Eric Handler

Chief Executive Officer


  • Positions he’s held at Handler

    Started as Director of Research, led our research function, got involved with client-facing activities, presenting candidates to our clients, and now “our fearless leader” for the last six years

  • His passion

    Helping others, solving problems, and creating processes and ideas to innovate and grow something (when I do this, time flies)

  • What matters most to him

    Matthew 22:37-39

  • His alma mater

    Proud to be an Auburn Tiger and say War Eagle

  • Fun fact

    He ran his first marathon in 2020, completing a life goal

About Eric

Wakes up on a level 12

As the son of our founder, Bill Handler, Eric grew up in the search business.  Leveraging our network to positively impact a life brings purpose to our work.  Our clients experience the benefits of hiring a leader worth following while our candidates quickly understand why we are so different than other recruiters.

What a leader worth following means to Eric:

 If you were to leave tomorrow, people would follow you, wherever you go. They’re courageous to make decisions, empathetic to the needs of others, and driven to celebrate others first.

Eric strives to seek God’s wisdom and follow His direction every day.  He enjoys serving at Atlanta Jobseekers, a non-profit dedicated to helping those in professional transition.  Eric is married to Jamie.  They have two children, Ella and Luke.  He received his Bachelor’s degree from Auburn University and his MBA from Georgia State University.

Meet his dog, Bailey

Bailey is a female Goldendoodle.  Eric and his family brought her home on St. Patrick’s Day 2021. Bailey’s favorite activities? She loves to sleep with the kids and gives great puppy kisses!