About The O’Connor Group

Marcia Zaruba O’Connor is Founder and CEO of The O’Connor Group (TOC).  Founded in 2007, TOC provides flexible outsourced Human Resources and Talent Acquisition solutions to small and mid-market companies.

The O’Connor Group has 75+ talented Human Resources and Talent Acquisition Partners around the country and is based in King of Prussia, PA.  Since 2021, TOC has been the recipient of many rewards, including Inc. 5000, Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania, PBJ Healthiest Employers, Quartz Best Small Remote Companies, Soaring 76, and Philadelphia 100.  The O’Connor Group is a Certified Women-Owned Business with WBENC.


Marcia recognized the opportunity to materially accelerate TOC’s growth and planned to pursue multiple growth strategies for the business.   These moves would take Marcia into new markets and new service lines.  With great opportunity comes great challenge, and Marcia was looking to build a plan that would:

  • Grow the core business while launching a new service line
  • Grow leadership talent and mature the operations
  • Build out the TOC sales and marketing engine
  • Rapidly identify and on-board new employees
  • Expand local presence into new geographies


Advisory Board Members


Founded in 2007


Human Resources & Talent Acquisition Partners


To meet these challenges, in 2019 Marcia began exploring the possibility of working with a group of Advisors as she matured and built out her vision for the business.  This led Marcia to engage in an ELAB Growth Company Catalyst session for personalized feedback regarding her business plans.  Marcia then chose to establish a three-person ELAB Advisory Board to meet monthly to review strategy and operations.

Marcia is a passionate and visionary leader.  With the Advisory Board’s continuous review and feedback on strategy and operations, Marcia has confidently led The O’Connor Group through growth that sustained throughout 2020 and has continued to accelerate since then.  The O’Connor group continues to wow clients with high value customer service and the Advisory Board continues to provide a sounding board and insights as the business achieves new levels!