Good help can be hard to find, but local companies are well-prepared to take the guesswork out of the hiring process. Offering some combination of professional recruiting, personnel consulting, headhunting, and executive placement, these companies serve employer clients throughout the city, region, and country. Whether it be direct hire, contract, or contract-for-hire services, staffing agencies make it their business to fill the gaps in your work force, with a broad range of job opportunities. These companies are dedicated to the talent needs of clients, as well as the goals and interests of the candidates they represent.

Tommy Floyd

President and Owner, Talent Force Staffing. Purchased company in 1991. Graduate, Mississippi State University and LSU School of Banking. More than 20 years in banking. Worked for three of Mississippi’s largest banks, serving on many decision-making committees, including board of directors. Former bank president, president of chambers of commerce, Rotary International, and district governor of Civitan International. Former Board Member, Greater Memphis Chamber, and Salvation Army. Former Member, Administrative Board and Finance Committee at Christ United Methodist Church. 

Denise Gaither Burnett

President and Owner, O.R. Nurses, Inc., a Source One Company. Received R.N., St. John’s School of Nursing, Springfield, Missouri; B.S.N., Maryville College. Company provides temporary healthcare staffing for facilities locally, regionally, and nationally. Named “Largest Women Owned Business” by Memphis Business Journal. First Runner up, “Best Places to Work,” Large Business Category, in Memphis magazine. Named to “Top 10 Women in Business” in Memphis magazine. Partner in The Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Joint Commission Certification. 

Garen Haddad

President, Gateway Group Personnel. Has undergraduate degree in Personnel Management, Eckerd College. Former search consultant for ROMAC & Associates, which later became Gateway. Accepted into Pinnacle Society, the nation’s premier consortium of top recruiters within the permanent placement and search industry. Named to Memphis’ “Top 40 Under 40,” Memphis Business Journal. Board Member and former Board Chair, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Memphis.

Kirk Johnston  

Managing Partner, Vaco. Received B.A. in Finance, University of Memphis. Company has three main practice areas: technology: contract and direct hire, finance/accounting: consulting and placement; and logistics: focused on management/executive positions in supply chain/transportation/distribution. Company named to Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies and BusinessTN’s “Hot 100.” Company memberships include Financial Executives International, International Institute of Business Analysts, Project Management Institute, and others.

James Keegan Jr.

President, CEO, and Director, Adams Keegan, Inc., and founder, Staff Line, LLC. Former COO, CFO, and Vice President of Sales. Co-founded The James Group, LLC. President’s Club Award, AutoZone. Appointed to Employee Leasing Advisory Board. Member, Young Presidents’ Organization. Supports Leadership Memphis, The Leadership Academy. Past Chairman of the Board of Directors, EmergeMemphis. Member, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s Memphis Club, and Development Board for the Church Health Center. 

Dotty Summerfield Guisti

President, Summerfield Associates, Inc. Specializes in human resources, corporate attorneys, and information technology and telecommunications. Member, Tennessee Association of Personnel Services (TAPS). Charter Member, Million Dollar Circle, one of first in Five Million Dollar Circle. Received Norbert I.B. Fried Ethics Award from National Association of Personnel Services. Named one of “50 Women Who Make a Difference” by Memphis Woman Magazine. Former West Tennessee Director of TAPS.  Former Region VIII Director, National Association of Personnel Services.

Dinah Terry

CEO and President, Omni Staffing Plus, Inc. Specializes in placing administrative, clerical, customer service, and light-industrial candidates with corporations and government agencies. Former Owner and Director, Certified Omni Adult Training Center. Previously staffed companies such as WREG-TV Channel 3, Memphis Housing Authority, Thomas & Betts, and Methodist Hospital Laundry Service. Currently provides professionals for Glaxo-Smith Kline, Memphis City Schools, and LeMoyne-Owen College. Received Outstanding Vendor Award from Memphis City Schools in 2011. 

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