Chief Executive Officer, President
As CEO, Stacey drives the strategic direction, business operations, and execution for Staffmark Group’s eight major staffing brands. She is a driving force behind Staffmark Group’s transformation as a data-driven organization with a human touch at its core. Stacey has a proven track record of leading high-performance teams, creating a strong workplace culture, and developing people, and she brings a pioneering attitude to business challenges. She bets on a people-first strategy and focuses on delivering customer experiences that are the best in the industry, which has resulted in high levels of customer loyalty and client satisfaction.
With nearly three decades of experience in the staffing industry, Stacey is a trusted advisor and thought leader. She was recognized as one of the most influential women in the industry in 2019, 2020, 2022, and 2023 when she was named to the SIA Global 150 - Women in Staffing list. Stacey is passionate about promoting diversity and inclusion, as well as the advancement of women in leadership. She is also active in the Women in Leadership Council through the American Staffing Association and volunteers at Second Harvest Food Bank and Coachella Valley Rescue Mission. She is a Certified Staffing Professional (CSP) with the American Staffing Association (ASA). Academically, Stacey holds a bachelor’s degree from the New York University Tisch School of Arts and is a Certified Staffing Professional (CSP) with the American Staffing Association (ASA).
Chief People Officer
Serving as CPO, Suzanne is responsible for the human resources, compensation, and benefits programs for Staffmark Group and its family of staffing brands. She has worked in the human resources field since 1986, with an emphasis on employee relations, compensation, benefits, recruitment, selection, and legal compliance.
Prior to joining Staffmark Group, Suzanne held senior human resources positions, both domestic and abroad, at Fortune 500 companies. She received her professional certification from the Society for Human Resource Management in 1994 and her Certified Staffing Professional accreditation from the American Staffing Association. Academically, she holds a B.S. in business administration from San Jose State University and an MBA from Thomas More College. Her long-standing professional certifications and academic credentials demonstrate Suzanne's commitment to excellence in human resources.
Chief Technology Officer
Leveraging over two decades of experience in information technology, Forrest is responsible for building and sustaining Staffmark Group’s technology infrastructure, applications, and business processes to support recruiting, staffing, and operations. His extensive background spans web design, custom application development, database design, infrastructure maintenance and support, and project management.
As CTO, Forrest drives innovation by identifying and delivering technology solutions that create business value and exceptional experiences for clients and employees alike. His technical expertise and strategic vision equip Staffmark Group for continued success.
Forrest holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Cincinnati.
Chief Financial Officer
Serving as CFO for Staffmark Group, Tom has three decades of experience in the staffing, FP&A, and accounting industries. Tom supports the field with tools, data, and analysis in their quest for industry-leading growth. He is responsible for many initiatives, including the implementation of the BI reporting platform, the design and implementation of incentive plans, business plans, budgets, and various support tools.
Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Eastern Illinois University and holds a Certificated Staffing Professional (CSP) designation from the American Staffing Association (ASA).
Senior Vice President, Risk Management
As SVP of risk management, Melissa is responsible for property and liability insurance, safety, and workers’ compensation claims management, with past responsibilities including employment screening and unemployment. She has nearly three decades of staffing and risk management experience, and her successful oversight of these areas has been integral to the organization’s success.
Melissa holds a M.S. from Clemson University in industrial/organizational psychology and a Certified Staffing Professional designation from the American Staffing Association (ASA). She has been published in various risk and staffing periodicals and is a national and regional speaker on staffing and risk-related topics. Melissa is a Risk Insurance Management Society (RIMS) Board member, RIMS National Delegate, past President of the Ohio River Valley Chapter of RIMS, and past Chair of the ASA Workers’ Compensation Committee.
Senior Vice President, Finance/Group Controller
In her role as SVP of finance, Clara is responsible for all aspects of accounting operations, overseeing all transactions related to general ledger, receivables, payables, and financial reporting, ensuring all records are maintained in accordance with GAAP. She also oversees the treasury functions of the organization, along with credit, purchasing, and real estate.
With over two decades of experience in the staffing industry, Clara has previously served as VP of administration and SVP of finance. Clara holds an MBA and bachelor’s degree from Nova Southeastern University.
Senior Vice President, Revenue Performance
Nina joined our team in 2020 as the regional VP and was responsible for growing one of the company's largest regions in the U.S. Now serving as SVP of revenue performance, Nina draws on nearly two decades of staffing and recruiting experience to develop next-generation go-to-market strategies, sales training programs, and sales management best practices for Staffmark Group.
Nina holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and business administration from the University of Albany.
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Transformation
As Staffmark Group’s SVP of enterprise transformation, Emily is responsible for the implementation and establishment of the company’s project management and change management offices. Emily leads our CDX initiative, a global strategy focusing on improving our clients’ journeys, leveraging data to identify business strategy, and driving a world-class digital strategy, including oversight of our marketplace app, Staffmark Group WorkNow.
Emily has over 30 years of experience in the staffing industry and has served in many roles, from account management to VP of operations. Academically, she holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from Western Kentucky University and holds both the Certified Search Consultant (CSC) and Certificated Staffing Professional (CSP) designations from the American Staffing Association (ASA). She is a past chairman of the ASA Education Committee, and she continues to serve as a member of that committee. Emily has also served on the ASA Operational Excellence Taskforce.
Senior Vice President, Field Operations
Since joining our team in 2009, John has held positions ranging from account manager, account executive, professional services recruiter, branch manager, operations manager, region director, and region VP. As our current SVP of field operations, John has extensive experience in a wide variety of vertical markets within the staffing and specialty services arena, including professional and technical services and call centers.
John holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Arizona State University.
Senior Vice President, National Sales
With more than 30 years of experience in sales and account management, Sally serves as SVP of national sales for Staffmark Group. During her time with Staffmark Group, she's brought together a first-class national sales and account management team. She is responsible for business development in the company's strategic business lines and developing solutions that exceed our clients' expectations, which has led to a proven history of impeccable service delivery.
Sally holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.
Senior Vice President, Client Success
With over 20 years of experience in business development in the staffing industry, Eric leads strategic initiatives to enhance service delivery and optimize client outcomes across all Staffmark Group's business lines and solution offerings. Leveraging his extensive expertise, he focuses intently on client relationships as SVP of client success to support Staffmark Group’s continued growth.
Eric holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Webber College.
Senior Vice President, Advantage xPO
As SVP of Advantage xPO, Kari is responsible for strategic solutions within total talent management: including large scale, enterprise account partnerships within managed services programs (MSP), recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), business process outsourcing (BPO), and direct sourcing models. Kari has more than 30 years of experience within the staffing industry leading national sales, operations, and recruiting teams to deliver impressive financial results.
Kari holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and economics from Washington State University.
Senior Vice President, Marketing
Serving as SVP of marketing for Staffmark Group and its family of brands, Liza is responsible for developing data-driven client and talent marketing strategies that drive enterprise-wide growth. She has over 30 years of experience in boosting revenues and brand equity through innovative marketing, change management, and talent acquisition and retention initiatives. Liza is passionate about building empowered teams and collaboration across sales, data analytics, operations, technology, training, and marketing to drive business growth.
Liza holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Boston University.
Senior Vice President, Commercial Field Operations
As SVP of commercial field operations, Brent is at the forefront of cutting-edge workforce management and leadership. He directs key segments of Staffmark Group's operations in the U.S., leveraging his extensive expertise to drive innovation and excellence.
Brent embarked on his journey with Staffmark Group in 2000 and has since held various roles, including director of strategic sales and regional VP. Leading Staffmark Group's specialty divisions, he spearheaded workforce design initiatives within the performance-based Cost Per Unit Engineering Solutions, Staffmark Drivers, and Employee Management Services (PEO) verticals.
In his current role, Brent provides field support to over 200 branch and onsite locations and has been instrumental in forging vital customer partnerships. He deploys advanced workforce management strategies, leveraging supply chain optimization, operational cost enhancement, and performance-driven labor management designs, all rooted in LEAN manufacturing principles.
Brent holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Shawnee State University.
Senior Vice President, Technical and Professional Services
As SVP of technical and professional services team, Tom is responsible for ensuring our clients’ competitive success by providing highly skilled talent and talent services within the information technology, engineering, finance, and professional placement specialties across North America.
Tom has more than two decades of U.S. and global experience in the staffing, technical services, and talent acquisition industries, and he is also a U.S. Army veteran.
Senior Vice President, Digital Staffing
As SVP of digital staffing Barbara’s responsible for leading the collaboration between our commercial staffing operations and our sister company, Indeed Flex. Barbara joined the company in 2015 with more than 20 years of experience in staffing and recruiting. She has a strong background in both sales and operations, having served in roles from branch manager, regional director, and regional VP. In her current role, she focuses on digital transformation through a collaboration with Indeed Flex, helping select branch locations work through the latest innovation impacting the staffing industry – platforms. She also works closely with the account management team at Indeed Flex to improve overall branch operations, service delivery, and engagement through the Indeed Flex platform.
Barbara has served as a mentor to other up and coming leaders in our industry through the ASA Mentorship Program and has been a guest speaker for other professional organizations on industry topics. She was named to the Staffing Industry Analyst’s 2023 Global Power 150 Women in Staffing list. She holds a bachelor's degree with dual majors in human resources and change management from Ottawa University, Ottawa Kansas.
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
With over 30 years of experience in safety, risk, and legal matters, Pat serves as the SVP and general counsel for Staffmark Group. In his role, Pat oversees contract negotiation, real estate, risk evaluation and management, regulatory compliance, and employment disputes.
Academically, Pat earned his law degree from St. John's University School of Law and is a member of the Bar Association in Connecticut, the District of Connecticut, New York, and Ohio. He is currently the president of the Connecticut chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel and serves on several industry committees, including the American Staffing Association Legal and Legislative Committee.
Senior Vice President, Workforce Solutions
Serving as SVP of workforce solutions, Karen spearheads the development of on-site partnerships throughout the U.S. With an unwavering dedication to understanding clients' operational needs, Karen and her team's expertise lies in crafting comprehensive service plans and implementing tailored solutions for on-site staffing programs that span from 50 talented individuals to over 2,500.
Having successfully overseen the establishment of more than 240 on-site programs, Karen's team collaborates to design custom solutions, encompassing everything from large-scale recruiting strategies to effective onboarding and retention tactics. Her approach is firmly rooted in a results-oriented mindset, utilizing data-driven measurements to drive continuous improvement and ensure optimal outcomes for clients and stakeholders alike.
The Staffing Industry Analyst's 2023 Global Power 150 Women in Staffing list is an annual award that recognizes the most influential women in the industry.