L. Allen Baker, Jr. – President and CEO
Mr. Baker currently serves as President and CEO of BG Staffing, a private equity backed staffing firm with operations in 19 states and headquartered in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
He joined the board of directors of BG Staffing in October 2008 while serving as the Executive Vice President/CFO of a confections manufacturing company in Colorado. During his tenure at the confections manufacturing company, he led in the acquisition and integration of 2 other confection manufacturing companies and spearheaded the exit of the company to a private equity buyer.
He began serving as President and CEO of BG Staffing in April 2009. To date, Mr. Baker has successfully integrated 7 staffing brands under the BG Staffing umbrella. His previous experience includes 17 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 12 acquisitions/integrations 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.
Michael Rutledge – Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Rutledge currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of BG Staffing, Inc. He joined the company in September 2013. Mr. Rutledge has held executive management positions since 2005, having served as the Chief Financial Officer/Vice President of Finance of one public company and three private companies. Mr. Rutledge began his career in public accounting at Ernst & Young LLP in Houston. He has a BBA in Accounting from Texas A&M.
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.
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.
Jamie Gile – Division President - Multifamily
Jamie Gile joined BG in 1999 and currently serves as the President of the Multifamily Division. Jamie has worked in multiple positions with BG Staffing prior to becoming President in September 2013. Jamie graduated from Central Missouri State University in 1987 and worked for a Fortune 500 transportation firm in various capacities prior to joining BG Staffing.
Beth Garvey – Division President – InStaff – Light Industrial
Ms. Garvey is currently the President of the Light Industrial Division. She joined the BG Staffing team through the InStaff acquisition in May of 2013. Ms. Garvey started at InStaff in 1998, as Director of Human Resources, she was soon promoted to Director of Operations in 1999, VP of Operations in 2000, Senior VP of Operations from 2001 – 2003, and held the position of COO from 2003 – 2009, before assuming the CEO position in 2009. Prior to joining InStaff, she worked in Human Resources at El Chico Corporation from 1990 – 1994 and Madix Store Fixtures from 1986 – 1989. Ms. Garvey currently serves on the Advisory Board for and the Dallas Regional Chamber and the Board of Directors for the Texas Association of Business. She is also currently serving on the Executive Committee for the Dallas Executive Women’s Roundtable.