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34 January 23 • 2014
Township and Brian Binke of Orchard Lake
ason Epstein, 31, left
Metro Detroit for law
school at Florida State.
He began his law career
in Florida and last year moved back
to the area to launch a different
career in executive recruiting.
"This is home. This is where I want
to establish my roots," said Epstein,
who grew up in West Bloomfield,
went to Adat Shalom Synagogue
in Farmington Hills and attended
University of Michigan for his
undergrad work. "I think there are
a lot of people out there like me —
people who left the area for college
and want to come back."
Epstein said he became
disillusioned with practicing
law. His father knew Brian
Binke, president and CEO of the
Birmingham Group, a recruiting
firm in Berkley. "I reached out
and found out that recruiting is
a hidden gem of a business. It's
entrepreneurial, with unlimited
earning potential," he said.
Epstein now works as a recruiter
at the Birmingham Group, which
recently moved into a new
building on Woodward in Berkley.
The building has two kitchens,
hardwood floors throughout and
six TVs, one of which is a 70-inch
flat screen in an employee lounge
that doubles as a home theater
with surround sound. "It's almost
like working out of a house,"
That was done intentionally,
according to Binke. "It has a startup
feel to it," he said. "I wanted a
place where people would come
here and feel like they're at home.
Our people love the new location.
It puts us less than five minutes
away from downtown Royal Oak,
eight minutes from downtown
Birmingham and Ferndale, and
we can catch a Tigers game at
Comerica Park in 15 minutes."
Binke is looking to hire more
recruiters like Epstein, "driven,
ethical, entrepreneurial and ready to
make a difference."
People like Adam Cohen of
Bloomfield Township, vice president
of the Birmingham Group, who's
been with the firm for more than
six years. Cohen, who grew up in
Birmingham and went to Michigan
State, previously worked in retail
management. "I was looking for
a job that had infinite earning
potential," he said of making the
switch to recruiting. "I made the
Business is booming right now,
said Binke, who makes his home in
Orchard Lake and is affiliated with
Temple Israel in West Bloomfield. He