Meet Our Team

Kelly Burgess

Kelly Burgess is a Senior Account Executive for the Poston Group with over four years of search experience in mortgage banking. Kelly's areas of expertise include Risk Management, Capital Markets, Finance, Compliance, Quality Control and all aspects of Production. She has grown from a premier recruiter into a well-rounded Account Executive. Her attention to detail and tireless pursuit of the industry leading talent has earned her the respect and appreciation of her clients. She enjoys working together with clients to understand their specific goals and contributing to their fulfillment and success. Prior to working with the Poston Group, Kelly worked as a Medical Licensure and Quality Control specialist for a Health Care staffing firm in North Carolina.

Kelly earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and a Minor in Sociology from Radford University in Virginia. When she isn't busy working with clients and individuals in the Mortgage Banking industry, Kelly enjoys spending quality time with her husband, Jason, reading, and visiting family and friends.

Kelly can be reached at 828-328-4800 ext 221, or via email:




Ty Poston

Ty Poston has over 20 years of recruiting experience in the Financial Services industry. He started as an Account Executive with Management Advisors in 1986. Within three years Ty became the firms top placement specialist, a distinction he maintained until his departure in 2002. He assisted clients in locating and securing top talent in the areas of production, secondary and operations. In 1992, he became President of the Real Estate Finance division of MAI and helped build one of the industry's top executive recruiting teams. Throughout the nineties Ty continued to refine this relational based recruiting approach, developing innovative ways for his clients to benefit from the training and expertise of an Executive Search partner. As he has progressed in the industry, Ty has gained industry expertise in all facets of mortgage banking. His track record includes the placement of all levels of positions from Sales and Account Executives to Chief Operating Officers. Ty has also advised numerous clients through joint ventures and acquisitions helping to place production teams and entire business units.

Prior to entering the executive recruiting industry, Ty spent 2 years in the real estate and development industry. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Appalachian State University with concentrations in Real Estate and Finance. In his spare time he enjoys coaching youth sports, being a Youth Advisor at First Presbyterian Church, and volunteering as an adult leader with the Boy Scouts. He has three boys.

Ty can be reached at 828-328-4800 ext 222, or via email:

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