LOCATION: 9001 N. 76th St. Suite 201, Milwaukee, WI 53223
Year founded: 1991
Product or service offered:
Recruitment and placement of entry level to executive employees on a contract, contract to hire, or direct hire basis with small to mid size companies.
Projected 2009 revenue: Not disclosed
CEO, President/Owner(s): Tom Krist, president/owner; Fredd D’Amato vice president/owner, Todd Strehlow, CFO/owner
Target clientele: Small to mid size companies located in southeast Wisconsin.
Business organization memberships: Milwaukee Metropolitan Association of Commerce, Milwaukee North Sunrise Rotary, UW Alumni, UWM Alumni Grandville-Brown Deer Chamber of Commerce
What has fueled your company’s growth?
Avoiding turnover of our very experienced staff while hiring additional people with industry experience. Maintaining our long term relationships with growing companies while still bringing in new clients on a weekly basis.
What is the biggest obstacle to your company’s growth?
A prolonged recession with increased taxes and government regulation will impede our growth.
Do you plan any changes in your company in the upcoming months?
We plan on hiring additional employees with industry experience and increase the services offered and territory covered by our company at this time.
Who are the business people, locally or nationally, whom you admire? And what traits do those people exhibit that make you admire them?
On a national level, I admire Alan Mulally the chief executive officer of Ford Motor Co. After leaving Boeing three years ago he has already established himself as a rising star in the auto industry. He had the foresight to reorganize this company before the recession, and he has created a real team atmosphere at Ford. On the local level, I have been fortunate to work for many good business leaders in my career and I have learned some good things from each one of them. Most of all treat your employees and customers well and just do the right thing when a difficult decision must be made!
What is the outlook for the business conditions of your industry over the next several months?
Challenging! After record growth, we are adjusting to the economic slow down, but we are prepared for the eventual turnaround.
What is your company’s key strategy for rising out of the recession?
By keeping and training our employees, developing new services and staying close to our customers (even when they are not hiring) we will be in a great position to help them when the economy turns. Many of our competitors have laid off much of their staff and that has created opportunity for us. Nothing lasts forever and that includes the recession.
Congratulations from the strategic partners behind WFA Staffing.
Charles P. Stevens
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