Jeff Wilsey & Jim Betz, Co-Owners/Strategic-Partners
Jeff: I earned my Executive MBA from Georgetown University and most recently wrapped up a 21+ year career working for AOL, Inc. as the VP of Finance and Sales Operations. During my time at AOL I helped the executives navigate many complex business challenges, integrated numerous acquisitions into our processes, and helped the sales organization become more efficient and profitable. Everything I have done was focused on delivering superior levels of service to my partners. I bring a wealth of executive-level decision-making and leadership skills to my role as a Strategic-Partner.
Jim: I hold a master's degree in education from Frostburg State University. My diverse professional career includes coaching college football, serving as a project manager and business analyst for AOL Advertising, and working as an IT program director for The Nature Conservancy, directing global technology initiatives for the world’s largest conservation organization. I consider myself a jack of all trades, skilled in developing teams, navigating complex business relationships and innovative problem solving; I apply the breadth of professional experience I've acquired to help employers develop and implement effective staffing solutions.
The Big Picture:
Jeff: Everyone on our team exemplifies PrideStaff's core values and lives out our mission to "Consistently provide client experiences focused on what they value most." We want every client and associate we serve to succeed; treating individuals with respect allows us to build strong business relationships that create tremendous value for our customers.
Jim: PrideStaff has earned Inavero’s prestigious Best of Staffing Diamond Award five years in a row for exceptional client and talent service quality. Over the past 40 years, we've built a service model that creates tremendous value for the employers and job seekers we serve. At the end of the day it is about developing long-term, values-based relationships with both our clients and the staff we place, so that the experience is a rewarding one for all involved.
The Scoop on Staffing:
Jeff: We serve as a trusted partner to our clients. Once we understand their culture, values, business challenges and goals, we design solutions to help them: fill short-term gaps; flex their workforce to manage changing workloads; and hire the right people, more quickly, reliably and cost-effectively.
Job seekers turn to us for many reasons. Some value the flexibility and skill-building benefits of temporary work; others rely on us to help them re-enter the workforce; still others seek direct positions with our clients. We keep each candidate's best interest at heart, working proactively to keep them steadily employed and achieve their career goals.
Jim: Having great people to work with is essential to success in any role or industry but finding and employing those people requires a ton of effort. PrideStaff assumes the time-consuming aspects of recruiting, interviewing and assessing talent, freeing employers to focus on their core business activities.
We take the time to understand what each job seeker wants in their career, streamlining the job search by connecting them with opportunities that are a great fit. When individuals come to us looking for employment, they can trust our consultants to go to bat for them.
Secrets to Success:
Jeff: I've been successful by building, honoring and maintain strong relationships. I've always taken an honest and transparent approach to leading my team, as well as the people I've served.
Jim: Forging trusting relationships built on mutual respect, open communication and understanding others' perspective has fueled my success. I also live by the golden rule of treating others the way I want to be treated.
Jeff: I have an incredible wife and three young boys at home who make my life busy and fulfilling. In my spare time, I enjoy coaching youth sports, golfing, assisting with community events, spending time outdoors and an occasional glass of fine wine.
Jim: When I'm not working I love spending time with my wonderful family, playing in the yard with my kids, coaching youth sports, and hanging out with good friends.