Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) has named Geno Cutolo, CEO Staffmark Group, and Suzanne Perry, CHRO Staffmark Group, to their 2021 Staffing 100 list. Staffmark Group is a proud member of the RGF Staffing family and one of the leading staffing companies in the US. RGF Staffing congratulates Geno and Suzanne with their nominations!

The annual list, now in its tenth year, honors the best and brightest of the industry. Sponsored by Indeed, part of RGF Staffing’s parent company Recruit Holdings, it includes men and women who are shaping the future of workforce solutions.

Geno Cutolo

Geno Cutolo has been named to the Staffing 100 for five consecutive years. As CEO of Staffmark Group, one of his top priorities is to create a work culture that embraces transparency and innovation. He focuses on open and honest communication with his team, while also soliciting their creative ideas and feedback. This was especially apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through every twist and turn, he kept his team informed, motivated, and engaged so that they could continue to serve their talent and clients, many of whom provide essential services. Geno is proud of how his team is stepping up: “We aren’t sitting back and waiting for things to happen; we’re making them happen!”

Suzanne Perry

Suzanne Perry served as chief human resources officer for Staffmark Group for nearly two decades. In this time, she has spearheaded digitalization initiatives, mergers and acquisitions, and a number of HR strategies and implementations, including a sustainability program that focuses on diversity and inclusion. In 2020, Perry added crisis management to her role, taking responsibility for protecting the health and safety of Staffmark Group’s internal and external workforce. She led efforts to seamlessly move over 400 locations to nearly 100% remote operations. Once businesses began to reopen, she quickly switched gears to prepare safe, compliant return-to-work processes and support.

Leaders with a relentless commitment

“I would like to congratulate Geno and Suzanne on their nomination to the 2021 Staffing 100 North America honorees. Both Geno and Suzanne are two great leaders on whose relentless commitment and passion Staffmark Group can depend. I'm proud to have them on our team”, said Rob Zandbergen, CEO RGF Staffing.

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The CSI Companies and Staffmark Group, staffing brands and both member of RGF Staffing, have been awarded ClearlyRated’s 2021 Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards for providing superior service to their clients and talents. The award winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based entirely on ratings provided by their clients and candidates.

"After one of the most turbulent years in modern history, winners of the 2021 Best of Staffing award have proven their commitment to go above and beyond in support of their clients and placed talent," said ClearlyRated's CEO and Founder, Eric Gregg.

Diamond Level Status

Both companies earned at least five years in a row the Best of Staffing Award, giving them the Diamond Level Status. CSI Financial earned the Best of Staffing awards for both candidate and client satisfaction for the second year in a row. CSI Professional has earned the Best of Staffing awards since 2013 while CSI Tech has earned the Best of Staffing awards since 2014, keeping their Diamond status at 2021. Staffmark Group earned 18 Best of Staffing Awards, including five at the Diamond Award level.

Excellent performance

Chris Flakus, COO of The CSI Companies is extremely proud of this performance: “The year 2020 brought numerous unexpected challenges to all of us. Instead of giving in to these challenges, our team members stepped up to the plate and found opportunities to lift ourselves and others out of adversity.”

Geno Cutolo, CEO of Staffmark Group feels honored: “Our team has worked tirelessly to meet ever-changing needs over the past year, and I couldn’t be more proud of them. We value our partnership with our clients and talent, and we’re dedicated to continuing to earn their stamp of approval each and every day.”

"It makes me proud to see that our companies are always going that extra mile, even in these unprecedented times", said Rob Zandbergen, CEO of RGF Staffing. "This award is an important recognition from clients and talents and it just goes to show how The CSI Companies and Staffmark Group are able to provide the service with which they can thrive."  

Background Awards

ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing® Award is the only award in the U.S. and Canada that recognizes staffing agencies that have proven superior service quality based entirely on ratings provided by their clients and placed talent.

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Rob Zandbergen, CEO of RGF Staffing, has been included in the Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) 2020 Staffing 100 Europe list. On behalf of the entire RGF Staffing family, and our members, we congratulate Rob on his nomination.

Staffing Industry Analysts, the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions, annually recognizes a diverse group of influential European staffing leaders - individuals who are elevating the ecosystem and taking it forward – in its Staffing 100 Europe list. The list is not a ranking but rather a way to celebrate a set of individuals whose accomplishments, dedication and drive are making a difference to work today, and to what work will look like in the future. The list, now it in its seventh year, is based on the impact and influence individuals have had on the workforce solutions ecosystem over the past twelve months.

“The 2020 Staffing 100 Europe leaders stand out in an unprecedented year, going above and beyond in navigating the ‘new normal’ as the world faces a global pandemic and a climate of intense uncertainty,” stated SIA. “We congratulate this year’s honourees as they continue to lead theirs teams in a significantly changed world, staying ahead of the trends, meeting the disruption head on, and doing so with courage, compassion, creativity and commitment.”

Rob Zandbergen

Rob Zandbergen is Managing Corporate Executive Officer at Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. and the head of Recruit group’s global staffing business unit, RGF Staffing. With annual revenue of approximately 12 billion US dollars, RGF Staffing is one of the world’s leading HR service providers, headquartered in the Netherlands.

‘A recognition for RGF Staffing’

Rob: “I’m very proud of my nomination on the SIA Staffing 100 Europe list. I don't consider this a personal nomination, but a recognition of the work that the entire RGF Staffing family does each and every day to accomplish our mission. 2020 was a challenging year for everyone, with unprecedented obstacles. Thanks to our tireless efforts, we have been able to continue to provide new opportunities for our employees and our customers.”

Creating greater value

Previously, Rob was CEO and CFO of the publicly listed USG People. He has been active in the staffing sector since early 2003. Under his leadership, the staffing business of Recruit and the activities of USG People were successfully combined in a global business unit as part of the Recruit group network. Rob: “I am passionate about further developing our industry and growing the position of RGF Staffing in the current times in which people and technology can create even greater value.”

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Jennifer Prospero, Stacey Lane and Emily Giltner have been named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) 2020 Global Power 150 Women in Staffing list, which celebrates the most influential women in staffing. Giltner, Lane and Prospero work for Staffmark Group, a member of RGF Staffing. RGF Staffing is proud that the three have been awarded. We consider diversity and inclusion of paramount importance. Our local operating companies all contribute to this commitment.

It’s the sixth year SIA has released the Global Power 150 Women in Staffing List. “The list highlights 100 women from the Americas and 50 globally who have made significant contributions to the success of their companies and the ecosystem. These are women who are making a difference by building new companies, products, divisions and creating a future of work where women and men can thrive”, the organization writes.

Emily Giltner

Emily GiltnerEmily Giltner is senior VP of enterprise operations at Staffmark Group. She began her career with Staffmark Group as a recruiter 30 years ago. Today she heads the enterprise operations department, supporting the field organization in technical solutions, processes, and initiatives.
Many of these solutions became the backbone of Staffmark Group’s strategy during the pandemic. While she is driven by technology, she is focused on people: “The thing that I like best about my role is the diversity of people that I get to work with, including our field and corporate team members, temporary talent, and clients.”

Stacey Lane

Stacey LaneStacey Lane is executive VP of field operations and responsible for leading field teams and developing innovative staffing strategies for its commercial line of business. Prior to COVID-19, Lane was a self-proclaimed “road warrior,” visiting hundreds of branches and client locations across the U.S. each year. For a period of time that came to a halt, yet Lane found new ways to connect and challenge her teams.
Lane says, “This is not a job for me; it’s my life’s work. After 20 years in the staffing industry, I’m still excited about this company and this industry. I look forward to continuing the journey and working with our team to impact more lives.”

Jennifer Prospero

Jennifer ProsperoCFO Jennifer Prospero joined Staffmark Group 16 years ago to be a
part of an organization and industry that changes lives. While she is responsible for all financial aspects of the organization, she says that she is most fulfilled by building relationships: “I’ve never sought out to be a behind-the-desk accountant. I want to build relationships and
make a difference in others’ lives. While numbers drive the business, people drive the numbers – and I welcome any opportunity to connect and help our others reach their goals.”

‘Instrumental in managing recent changes’

Geno Cutolo, CEO of Staffmark Group. “When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, our organization quickly mobilized and transitioned to a remote work environment. Emily, Stacey, and Jenn were instrumental in managing these changes and helping us maintain business operations during a challenging time,” said Cutolo,. “No matter the circumstances, they each lead with compassion, creativity, and skill, and we are fortunate to have them on our team!”

“I am proud of Stacey, Jennifer and Emily’s accomplishments,” said Rob Zandbergen, CEO of RGF Staffing. “This recognition from SIA shows that they play an important role in bringing value to the workforce solutions ecosystem and creating positive and inclusive cultures in which women and men can prosper.”

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RGF Staffing is pleased to announce that Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) has named two of Staffmark Group executives to the 2020 40 Under 40 list: Julie Litteral, VP of field human resources, and Justin McCollum, director of sales. The list, now in its third year, recognizes rising stars in workforce solutions who are moving the industry forward.

“We are so proud and honored to have leaders like Julie and Justin on our team”, said Geno Cutolo, CEO of Staffmark Group.


Litteral is vice president of field human resources for Staffmark Group, a family of staffing brands. Over the past 12 years, she
has served in a number of roles and leadership positions within the staffing industry, including branch operations, corporate training, recruiting, and human resources. Throughout her tenure with Staffmark Group, she has maintained a focus on human resources and has received countless promotions, a testament to her hard work and drive to succeed.

“Julie is one of our executive team’s most trusted advisors who faces every challenge with determination, and she has built high-performing teams that support the future growth of our company”, said Cutolo. “She believes that people are our most valuable resource, and that’s evident in the work she does each and every day for Staffmark Group.”

Prior to joining Staffmark Group, McCollum built a large book of business with a local staffing agency in Texas. He joined Staffmark Group to transition to strategic staffing and make an impact on a national level. He was initially hired to manage onsite staffing programs and was quickly promoted to sales director of Advantage xPO, a Staffmark Group company, selling MSP, BPO and RPO solutions.

Cutolo noted, “Justin is a determined, disciplined, and compassionate individual, and he pushes himself to excellence like no one else I know. He consistently produces results that exceed our expectations, and he’s regularly one of our company’s top performers. Justin has a heart for helping others, personally and professionally, and he strives to make a difference each and every day.”

SIA’s 2020 40 Under 40 list includes individuals from a variety of industry segments who are making an impact. It is not a ranking but a recognition of professionals from companies operating in the US who stand out as industry leaders. The honorees will be recognized in print in the May/June 2020 issue of Staffing Industry Review magazine.

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Due to the widespread outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19 many people around the world are insecure about their own health and that of their loved ones, as well as about their jobs. That is why it’s more important than ever for employers to create a working environment in which people feel safe and cared for. Being a good employer is a cornerstone of RGF Staffing’s strategy and day-to-day business, so we were proud to learn that four of our companies in Belgium have been recognized as a ‘Great Place to Work’.

Start People Best Employer in Belgium

Start People Belgium Best Place To Work 2020Four of our organizations in Belgium were recognized as ‘Great Place To Work 2019’ by Europe’s Best Place to Work® Institute. In the category ‘Companies with more than 500 employees’ Start People finished first, after
5 consecutive top-10 rankings. Ann Martens, General Manager Start People Belgium: “I’m extremely proud and honored that our employees voted Start People as the number
1 Best Workplace in Belgium!"

"Our permanent focus on transparent communication has certainly paid off. We encourage all our employees to express themselves in any way possible. We also involve them in important decisions. The combination of our hands on result driven mentality and the celebration of large and small company successes is our secret to a great company culture.” 

Bright Plus awarded for the eighth time 

Bright Plus Belgium Grate Place To Work 2020

Bright Plus was named one of the best workplaces in Belgium by the Great Place to Work Institute ending up in fifth place. This honor has now been awarded to them eight times. Linda Cappelle, General Manager
Bright Plus: “We’re honored to have received this recognition for the eight time because especially in times like these, it is important
to take care of one another and to be there
for our employees. In that lies the strength of Bright Plus: our employees make all the difference. They are the ‘Plus’ in Bright Plus. We empower them and give them the opportunity to shape their own future. By encouraging each and every one of them to show initiative and intrapreneurship, we enable all our colleagues to contribute to a better working environment.”

Unique Belgium and Solvus

Unique Belgium renewed their Great Place To Work certificate for the 3rd year in a row. Solvus is certified for the fourth time. Katty Scheerlinck, Country Director USG People Belgium: “We are very excited and proud that all four of our companies in Belgium have been recognized as a Great Place to Work. Every day, our colleagues and management teams invest in an inspiring workplace, where people are encouraged to create their opportunities for development. In these tough times, connectivity is even more important for all our people. Obviously we fully comply with privacy regulations, but within those boundaries we’re doing everything we can to stay in touch and cultivate strong connections with our employees, clients and candidates.”

Rob Zandbergen, CEO RGF Staffing: “Especially in these difficult times it is more important than ever to be a great place to work and to take care of each other. I would like to thank all our employees for their dedication and hard work and for the wonderful recognition they have given us as an employer.”

How the list is compiled

The list of best employers is compiled annually by the Great Place To Work® Institute based on an in-depth analysis of the corporate culture and the level of trust between employer and employees. Two-thirds of the overall score is determined by the staff while one-third is based on a detailed analysis of the HR policy and corporate culture by the Great Place To Work® Institute.

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RGF Staffing is pleased and proud to announce that Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) has named Staffmark Group CEO Geno Cutolo to their 2020 Staffing 100 list. This is Cutolo’s fourth consecutive year to be named to this prestigious list. Staffmark Group, a family of staffing brands, is part of RGF Staffing.

The annual list, now in its ninth year, honors the best and brightest of the industry. Sponsored by Indeed, it includes men and women who are molding the future of workforce solutions. These individuals have a proven reputation for creating new models of work, driving efficiencies, influencing legislation, and introducing technologies.

“I am thankful and humbled to represent the Staffmark Group Family and be included on this list with so many great leaders in our industry,” said Geno Cutolo. “I look forward to continuing to transform and innovate the staffing industry. Thank you, Staffing Industry Analysts.”


Since joining the company in 1998, Cutolo has united two national staffing companies with twelve specialty brands to form Staffmark Group. Most recently, he spearheaded an internal contest that led to the launch of a mobile recruiting vehicle, and he oversaw the integration of the separate brands’ front- and back-office systems into one system. He is currently working with his team to launch a fully integrated, end-to-end native app that enables employees to apply, get hired, and schedule themselves for shifts.

“It’s no longer about the talent gap but the talent crisis,” said Subadhra Sriram, editor and publisher, media products, SIA. “In this economy, creating new models of work and placing people in them is challenging to say the least. So, all the credits to the 2020 Staffing 100 honorees for taking our industry forward in these turbulent times.”

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Staffing brands Staffmark Group, CSI Financial, CSI Professional and CSI Tech, all proud members of RGF Staffing, have been awarded ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards for providing superior service to their clients and placed talent.

Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, Indeed, and Glassdoor, ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing is the only service award program in the US and Canada for the staffing industry that leverages third party-validated survey responses from clients and job seekers. Clients of winning agencies are 3.3 times more likely to be completely satisfied, and job seekers who work with winning agencies are 1.7 times more likely to be completely satisfied with the services provided compared to those working with non-winning agencies.

Staffmark Group

“We are honored to once again be recognized among the Best of Staffing for our remarkable scores in client and talent satisfaction,” said Geno Cutolo, CEO of Staffmark Group. “We greatly appreciate the trust and confidence that our clients and talent have in us. Receiving this award shows that we are making a positive impact, and it inspires us to continue to work hard and provide best-in-class service.”

In total, Staffmark Group brands, including Staffmark, Advantage Resourcing, and Pro Staff, earned 17 Best of Staffing Awards, with both Staffmark and Advantage Resourcing maintaining their Diamond status again for 2020.

The CSI Companies

The CSI Companies earned 10 Best of Staffing Awards. CSI Professional and CSI Tech maintained their Diamond Award winner status in 2020. The Diamond Award distinguishes companies who have earned the Best of Staffing Award for at least 5 years in a row. CSI Professional and CSI Tech have earned the Best of Staffing awards since 2013.

“These awards remind us that our people make all the difference,” said Chris Flakus, Chief Operating Officer of The CSI Companies. “When clients and candidates feel taken care of, long-lasting relationships are built, and we look forward to replicating that experience for many years to come.”

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