About Us

Pinnacle Human Capital is an Atlanta based national Human Resources consulting and Recruitment search firm offering a wide compliment of Human Resources/Talent Management services to its clients.  Its founder and managing principal, Doug Lucas brings nearly 30 years of human capital/talent acquisition consulting and leadership experience across multiple industries:


  • Health Care
  • Information Technology
  • Professional Services
  • Security Services
  • Telecommunications

Whether you’re an employer with 10 employees or 1,000 employees, a job candidate seeking your next career move, Pinnacle Human Capital can scale its resources to provide creative and innovative solutions to fit your human capital/ career growth needs.


Doug Lucas

Human Resources and Talent Acquisition Executive Consultant

Professional Experience

Vice President, Human Resources (contract), Jackson & Coker Locum Tenens, Atlanta, GA, 2016
Director, Talent Acquisition, AlliedBarton Security Services, Philadelphia, PA, 2008-2016
egional Human Resources Director, AlliedBarton Security Services, Atlanta, GA, 2006-2008
Division Director, Employee Relations, AlliedBarton Security Services, Atlanta, GA, 2005-2006
Director, Organization Effectiveness, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, 2003-2005
Manager, HR Strategies Consulting, Deloitte & Touche, Dallas, TX, 2001–2003
Director, Human Resources, Verizon Wireless (formerly AirTouch), Dallas, TX, 1997–2001
Senior Compensation Consultant (contract), National Data Corp., Atlanta, GA, 1996 - 1997
Director, Human Resources, HBO & Company (now McKesson), Atlanta, GA, 1987-1996

Doug has over 25 years of human resources and talent acquisition leadership experience where he has driven enterprise wide change in large service organizations with employee populations of over 60,000 and thousands of locations domestic and international. 


M.S., Industrial Relations, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, 1987
B.S., Business Administration, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 1985

Certifications & Awards

Certified Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI) Coach – The Hay Group, 2015
Certified 16PF Security & Safety Selection Report Administrator, iPAT, 2014
Certified 360 Feedback Coach, Leadership Research Institute, 2010
Award for Excellence in Talent Acquisition, Philadelphia HR Planning Society, 2009
Onrec Most Innovative Recruiters Award, 2009
Certified DISC Administrator and Team Building Facilitator, Thomas International, 2005
HR Excellence Award in Recruiting, SHRM Atlanta, 2004