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Getting to Know the New Express Owner in Easley, SC

April 09, 2014 - by Lindsey Eidson

Mike Mercier is the new owner of the Express Employment Professionals office in Easley, SC.  Previously, Mike worked for a multinational electronics corporation that is one of the world's largest original equipment manufacturers. There, Mike was a team leader responsible for the largest distribution account which produces more than $400M in annual revenue.

Mike’s Achievements
Throughout Mike’s experience with the electronics corporation, he achieved the President’s Club sales award multiple times, was selected twice for the President’s Shark Tank, which is a team of employees picked by the company president to assist with special projects, normally associated with improving operations and increasing efficiency. Mike achieved top sales representative in 2012 for one of the company’s key product lines, and was selected to be a part of the Excellence Leadership Development program. 

Mike’s strong integrity and loyal spirit are a great fit for the Express culture. He envisions himself as a successful Express business owner and has already been building relationships and networking in his community to make sure he has a great start to owning his own staffing business.

Business Ownership Opportunity
Do you want to help make a positive difference in your own community by providing quality staffing solutions? Each year, Express Employment Professionals is recognized as a leader in the franchising and staffing industries, including being named one of the top in the franchising industry and the fastest growing staffing franchise in America by Entrepreneur magazine. Until June 30th, Express is giving away $31,000 to franchise owners to kickstart their new business. Learn more about Express from our humble beginnings to our current-day success.

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Getting to Know the Vani Family

April 08, 2014 - by Lindsey Eidson

Maya, Jagdish, and their son, Konark Vani, are the owners of the new Express Employment Professionals office in Dearborn, MI. The Vani family are very experienced business leaders in their community. Their family business, which has grown over the past 20 years, serves the automotive industry, and a portion of their business involves staffing. They have the necessary people in place to operate their other business while they build their new Express franchise in Dearborn. 

Like Father Like Son
Jagdish has a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Marketing. After obtaining his master’s degree, Jagdish worked as a marketing executive in India for three years and then moved to the United States. Shortly after his move, Jagdish got a job with an automotive supplier as a contract engineer for Ford and General Motors. After three years, he was promoted to Engineering Group Manager and managed more than 40 engineers. He also has experience working with several contract staffing-leasing service providers at GM, where he recruited contract engineers for projects. Jagdish is very familiar with contract staffing processes and requirements, terms, rates, markups, and direct hire requirements.

Konark has a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics from the University of Michigan and began his career at a large computer company in the business process transformation consulting division as an associate consultant. Konark was quickly recognized as a leader within his division on specific projects and was given management responsibilities.

In 2010, their family business had some very promising growth opportunities, so Konark resigned from the computer company and moved back to Detroit to join the business as Director of Operations. His main task was to open and successfully launch their fourth satellite operation. It quickly became his responsibility to manage and oversee the operations of all of their businesses sites. He manages roughly 200 employees, as well as logistical matters and IT systems to keep the company current.  

The Vani family is looking forward to helping serve the needs of their city and surrounding communities by providing quality staffing solutions. They have seen firsthand the demand for more work in their area and are ready to help make a difference through their Express office.

Business Ownership Opportunity
Do you want to help make a positive difference in your own community by providing quality staffing solutions? If so, take a look at a day in the life of a business owner in the staffing industry. For more information on owning an Express franchise, visit ExpressFranchising.com. Each year, Express Employment Professionals is recognized as a leader in the franchising and staffing industries, including being named one of the top in the franchising industry and the fastest growing staffing franchise in America by Entrepreneur magazine. Until June 30th, Express is giving away $31,000 to franchise owners to kickstart their new business. Visit ExpressFranchising.com to learn more about Express from our humble beginnings to our current-day success.

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Getting to Know Matt and Natalee Ziebro

April 07, 2014 - by Lindsey Eidson

Matt and Natalee Ziebro are the owners of the new Express Employment Professionals office in NW Cincinnati, OH.

Why Express?
Matt and Natalee looked into many franchise options. Some initially looked promising, but in the end they felt Express provided the best combination of support, limited investment, and rate of return. “We feel that the staffing industry is a growing market segment and should enjoy favorable tailwinds for the foreseeable future,” Matt said. “Express also validated very well when we spoke to current owners. We heard many positive things about different aspects of the business. Most importantly, we felt that Express satisfied our desire to partner with a company whose values aligned with our own.” It is clear why Express has been ranked the #1 staffing franchise in America for three consecutive years!

Experience Led to Express
Matt and Natalee started a telecommunications company in 1998, which grew to over $3.7 million in annual sales within five years. In order to take on another business opportunity, they sold their share of the telecom business in 2005. For the past eight years, Matt has been Executive Vice President of Sales for a national telecom carrier.

Throughout the past decade, Natalee has been very involved in the local pregnancy crisis center where she works to provide education, professional, and personal coaching to the low income segment of their area.

Community Interaction
Natalee moderates a local chapter of the National Honor Society where homeschooled children have the opportunity to perform service projects for their community and showcase their academic achievements to improve their college prospects.

Matt is very active at his local tennis club and plays on a team that travels around the city. He has been involved in fundraising for their church and actively networks by attending local business meetings.

Family Matters
Matt and Natalee have a family of eight children, and pride themselves on seeing their children grow into entrepreneurial, responsible, successful people. Three of their children even own their own microbusinesses. They all thrive in their homeschooling, which provides a lot of flexibility in both their education and daily life.

Goals for 2014
Matt and Natalee are looking forward to getting their Express office off the ground, hiring some talented staff members, becoming recognized in their territory, and setting themselves up for a big 2015. They are very interested in driving an enterprise that will have a positive impact on every person and organization that connects, both directly and indirectly, to their business.

Business Ownership Opportunity
Do you want to help make a positive difference in your own community by providing quality staffing solutions? If so, take a look at a day in the life of a business owner in staffing, and for more information on owning an Express franchise, visit ExpressFranchising.com. Each year, Express Employment Professionals is recognized as a leader in the franchising and staffing industries, including being named one of the top in the franchising industry and the fastest growing staffing franchise in America by Entrepreneur magazine. Until June 30th, Express is giving away $31,000 to franchise owners to kickstart their new business. Visit ExpressFranchising.com to learn more about Express from our humble beginnings to our current-day success.

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Welcome to Express, Stoeckigt Family!

April 07, 2014 - by Lindsey Eidson

Jerry Stoeckigt is the owner of the new Express Employment Professionals office in Wheaton-Carol Stream, IL. When asked why he chose Express, Jerry said, “I knew this was a group I wanted to be involved with, but what closed the deal for me was talking to other franchisees.”  Jerry said every franchisee he spoke with had nothing but very positive things to say about the company and the industry. At that point Jerry knew that Express was the best decision.

Getting to Know Jerry
Jerry is a sales and marketing professional with more than 20 years of leadership experience in team building, cross-functional team leadership, and new-hire integrated marketing. He has worked in many leadership roles and knows what it takes to build start-up companies. He also has experience in investment-backed purchases and sales, and multi-national organizations. Jerry graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Business Administration.

Jerry and his wife, Kathy, have two children, who will graduate college this year.

Community Involvement
Jerry and his family are very active in their community. In Jerry’s spare time, he enjoys mountain biking, and is the executive director of the Chicago Area Mountain Bikers Association, a volunteer organization with over 6,000 registered members that help build and maintain multi-use trails in the Chicago area. 

Ready for Success with Express
Jerry’s experience has led him to business ownership, and he is looking forward to this new adventure and to making a difference in his community by providing quality staffing solutions through his Express office.

Business Ownership Opportunity
Do you want to help make a positive difference in your own community by providing quality staffing solutions? If so, take a look at a day in the life of a business owner in staffing. And for more information on owning an Express franchise, visit ExpressFranchising.com. Each year, Express Employment Professionals is recognized as a leader in the franchising and staffing industries, including being named one of the top in the franchising industry and the fastest growing staffing franchise in America by Entrepreneur magazine. Until June 30th, Express is giving away $31,000 to franchise owners to kickstart their new business. Visit ExpressFranchising.com to learn more about Express from our humble beginnings to our current-day success.

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Building a Business and Fulfilling a Cause

March 27, 2014 - by Lindsey Eidson

Chris Garrett is the owner of the new Express Employment Professionals office in Las Vegas (West), NV. Having previously lived and worked in the Oklahoma City area where Express is headquartered, Chris was familiar with Express. Before his family moved from Oklahoma City, one of his sons had worked as an Express associate and had a positive experience. Over the past year, Chris looked at many other franchise opportunities, but Express rose to the top of his list. When asked why he chose Express, Chris said, “I realized with Express I could build a business while also fulfilling a cause – helping people find jobs. Having found Express, I knew that this type of work would be consistent with my personal vision and sense of mission.”

Getting to Know Chris Garrett
Chris has a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University, a master’s degree from Oregon State University, and a  Ph.D. in English from Texas A&M. Over the years, Chris held various sales jobs, working for a sporting goods company and a hair products company. He also served as a personal banker. After obtaining his doctoral degree, Chris directed the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and taught in the English Department at Oklahoma City University. He eventually worked his way up the organizational ladder as University Administrator before accepting a position at the University of Southern Indiana as Director of Faculty Development and Associate Professor of English.

Faith and Family
Chris strives to be an active supporter of his children by attending their activities and events and he enjoys playing soccer, tennis, swimming, and running with his children. Chris and his family are active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and have served in various callings and leadership roles. 

Beyond 8 to 5
Family and religion are important to Chris. He has been married to his wife, Brenda, for 25 years. They are blessed with six children: Austin, Alycia, Adam, Amy, Anna, and Amber. They also currently have two foster children.

While working in banking, Chris was very active in various business networking groups, including the Salem Chamber of Commerce and the Lions’ Club. He enjoyed networking with entrepreneurs and business leaders in the community and is excited to transition to franchise ownership with Express.

Aside from business, a few of Chris’ other passions include scuba diving, tennis, and music.  He has always had a desire to own a business and realized his entrepreneur dreams could come true through Express. The idea of following a franchise system that has a proven success for more than 30 years is very motivating for him.

Business Ownership Opportunity
Do you want to help make a positive difference in your own community by providing quality staffing solutions? If so, take a look at a day in the life of a business owner in staffing, and for more information on owning an Express franchise, visit ExpressFranchising.com. Each year, Express Employment Professionals is recognized as a leader in the franchising and staffing industries, including being named one of the top in the franchising industry and the fastest growing staffing franchise in America by Entrepreneur magazine. Right now, Express is giving away $31,000 to franchise owners to kickstart their new business. Learn more about Express from our humble beginnings to our current-day success.

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