Where are you from? What drew you to the staffing industry?
I am from Jonesborough, TN (Oldest Town in Tennessee). I had two friends who were in the staffing industry and raved about the opportunity to impact people’s lives in a positive manner. I am a people person and I like solving problems and figuring out solutions to clients’ staffing pains to impact their departments and business positively.
What unique perspective or experience do you bring to staffing that benefits your clients?
I’ve had the opportunity to sell and recruit in several markets that includes Engineering, Professional Services, and Manufacturing over my 17+ years in the industry. I’ve really tried to be the market expert that my clients can turn to in order to get a beat on the employment market for the skills sets that they most rely on.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give to a client looking to hire someone?
Make sure you act quickly in securing the right person for your organization. In the war for talent, the slowest acting company doesn’t get the top candidates because they don’t stay on the market for long.
How is M Force different?
M Force really sets itself apart by making the experience Personal, Simple, and Easy. It’s small enough to have that personal touch with their candidates, their clients, and their own internal employees. The leadership really cares about its employees and takes time to get to know them so they can help impact their careers and families.
What’s one thing you like to do outside of work?
I love to spend time with my wife and kids, and watch my kids in their sporting activities. I also like throwing baseball, football, or volleyball with them in the yard (gotta show them Dad still has it!). I also enjoy going to church with my family and praying with them at night.
What do you call a carbonated drink that comes in a can, bottle or from a fountain?
Coke. A true Southerner calls it a Coke. Anything else is a signal that someone is not from around here.
Tennessee Volunteers. YAY! Or BOO! ?
Absolutely a Big Orange Yay. I’m a VFL, class of 95’ alumnus of the University of Tennessee…Go Vols!