L. Allen Baker, Jr. – President and CEO
Mr. Baker currently serves as President and CEO of the company. He joined the board in October 2008 while serving as the Executive Vice President/CFO of a confections manufacturing company in Colorado. He began serving as President and CEO in April 2009. His previous experience includes seventeen years in the staffing industry with a national, privately held staffing company headquartered in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, with operations in 43 states, where he led the growth of the company from $50 million in revenue to over $200 million in revenue through a series of acquisitions and the creation of a low cost, efficient back room operation. He has a BS degree in mathematics with a minor in computer information systems from West Texas State University and an MBA from the University of Dallas.
Debbie Jackson – Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Jackson joined the company in March 2012 as the Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the
company, Ms. Jackson was an audit partner at KPMG LLP, an international public accounting firm, where she
served as a member of the KPMG National Women’s Advisory Board. Ms. Jackson has over 20 years of experience in analyzing and resolving accounting, internal control, and business matters. She has served companies ranging from small privately-held companies to large public companies. Ms. Jackson also brings to the company her experience with public and private equity and debt offerings, as well as the implementation of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ms. Jackson graduated magna cum laude from Texas Christian University with a BBA degree in accounting.
Adam C. Tibbets – Chief Information Officer
Mr. Tibbets joined the company in July 2009. He has over 20 years experience in information technology related positions including IT Director for a technical staffing company and a confections manufacturer. He has a BBA degree in General Business with a minor in Management Information Systems from Southern Methodist University and a MS degree from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Robert Cote’ – Chief Operating Officer - Light Industrial Division
Mr. Cote’ joined the company through its acquisition of the Multifamily Division in 2010. Mr. Cote’ provides senior leadership and strategic planning to the company’s Light Industrial Division in 2010. He led the integration effort in Milwaukee of the JNA Staffing acquisition. Mr. Cote’ began working in the Multifamily Division in 2001 and was leading the Austin, Houston and San Antonio branches as Vice President. Previously, Mr. Cote’ held senior roles in Executive Search and Commercial Real Estate. Mr. Cote’ has served on the Board of Directors for the Austin Apartment Association and the Texas Apartment Association. Mr. Cote’ holds a Certified Staffing Professional designation and received a BBA from the University of Houston.
Michael Miller – Division President - Extrinsic
Mr. Miller joined the company through its acquisition of the IT Staffing firm Extrinsic. As one of Extrinsic’s
founders and president, Mr. Miller developed Extrinsic from a concept to one of the fastest growing IT
recruiting solutions organizations in North America. Before starting Extrinsic, Michael served as the Senior Regional Vice President of Headway Corporate Resources’ southeastern division. He led the dynamic
growth and expansion of a multi-million dollar staffing corporation helping to introduce and successfully build new business lines. Prior to Headway, Michael was Co-Owner and Vice President/General Manager of HealthMate, Inc., a healthcare corporation specializing in home health services, corporate occupational programs, and staffing. Michael developed and grew HealthMate from a startup to a solid financial healthcare firm. HealthMate was successfully sold to Intrepid Companies, Inc. in 1998. In the early 1990’s, Michael served as Vice President at MedStaff National Medical Staffing, Inc., a locum tenens company specializing in both physician contract and direct hire placements. Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business management from North Carolina State University.
Tom Leonard – Division President - American Partners
Mr. Leonard joined the company in December of 2012 through its acquisition of the IT Staffing firm American Partners, Inc. . Prior to the acquisition, he was the president and one of the founders of American Partners, Inc., which was founded in 2007. In January 1998, Mr. Leonard was a founding partner of The Jotorok Group, which was listed as one of the ten fastest growing IT recruitment firms in the US in the early 2000’s. In January 2004, The Jotorok Group merged with K2 Partnering Solutions. K2 Partnering Solutions was the 2nd largest provider of SAP contractors in Europe with offices in London, Geneva, Zurich and Stuttgart. Mr. Leonard has twenty years of experience in the staffing industry. For the past eleven years, he has focused on permanent and contract staffing in the Information Technology field. Located in Pawtucket, RI, American Partners was Rhode Island’s fastest growing company for four years running, and it was listed as # 371 on the Inc 500’s fastest growing private companies in America in 2012. Mr. Leonard is a Certified Personnel Consultant and graduated from North Adams State College with a BS in Marketing and Management.
Bill Penn – Chief Operating Officer - Multifamily Division
Mr. Penn joined the company through its acquisition of the Multifamily Division in 2010. He has been involved in the expansion of Multifamily Division since the company’s second branch opened in Houston in 1996. Mr. Penn has served for many years on the Apartment Association of Tarrant County’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee as well as leading numerous committees at local, state and national levels for the apartment industry. Mr. Penn also has a Certified Staffing Professional Certification from the American Staffing Association. Prior to joining the Multifamily Division, Mr. Penn spent nine years in sales account management with a national foodservice distributor. Mr. Penn’s roots were in the multi-family housing industry, as he worked many part-time and summer jobs while earning a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University in 1984.