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Director of Operations

Director of Associate Experience

Controller

HR Assistant

Operational Assistant

Business Development Manager

Lead Recruiter, Grand Rapids

Lead Recruiter, Norton Shores

Recruiter

Recruiter

On-Site Coordinator

Recruiter

Community Outreach Coordinator

Recruiter

Recruiter

Ruben Juarez

President

ruben@teamworkforce.com
616.396.3700 ext. 9990

About

As WORKFORCE’s President & CEO, he’s a result driven business leader and entrepreneur with 15 years of extensive experience in Human Resources. Ruben’s background, experience, and business skills allow him to utilize the company’s many capabilities by building strong relationships and partnerships within our community.
 
His roles have included professional recruitment, training, and staff development. He has a passion for making a positive difference and giving back to our community. Ruben graduated from Davenport University with Bachelor Degree, majoring in business management.

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Craig Chamberlain

CFO

craig@teamworkforce.com
616.396.3700 ext. 9991

About

As WORKFORCE’s Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Craig is responsible for the company’s finance and accounting operations. As WORKFORCE continues to expand its offices, his strength in operations management and strategic operations, as well as financial management, are key components in accelerating WORKFORCE’s growth.

With over 20 years of financial management experience, Craig has held CFO positions in a wide variety of businesses. Craig graduated from Central Michigan University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts – Business Administration degree majoring in finance.

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Michael Sartor

COO

michael@teamworkforce.com
616.396.3700 ext. 9999

About

Michael is a new edition to Team WORKFORCE. Michael brings more than 15 years of staffing industry experience to the team and is a certified HR professional (PHR) with a National Certification from HRCI, and is a member of both the American Staffing Association and the Society for Human Resource Management.

He has a passion for training, development and workplace efficiency. He believes that work-life balance is the key to happiness and success in both. Work is often simplified into anecdotes, 1. Work Safely 2. Get Paid. Finally, when he’s not contemplating the world’s problems or procrastinating on earning a Phd. Michael spends his leisure time speaking about himself in the 3rd person. 😊

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Jill Cruz

Director of Operations

jill@teamworkforce.com
616.396.3700 ext. 1000

About

Jillian Cruz joined the WORKFORCE team in March 2016 as a Branch Manager bringing over 20 years of experience to the team. After a year with WORKFORCE she was promoted the Director of Human Resources and Operations.

Jillian is an innovative and creative HR professional with experience in talent management, recruiting, training, performance management, employee relations, and compensation. She specializes in compliance, workforce planning, coaching and advice, employee relations investigations and project management.

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Shelly Johnson

Controller

shelly@teamworkforce.com
616.396.3700 ext. 9000

About

Shelly is the newest addition to the WORKFORCE team joining in August of 2018. She comes to the table with 25+ years of business finance experience. She has been the “right hand man” of many successful business professionals, taking care of all their finances and helping them grow their businesses. She strives to help businesses grow and flourish to their highest potential. Shelly has run her own S-Corp finance business for the past 5 years. She enjoys working with people and helping them learn and grow in whatever capacity she can.
 
With the life model “Work Hard Play Hard”, Shelly enjoys golfing, basketball, music, travel and family time when she’s not working. Her passion and enthusiasm are contagious and she lives the “there’s no i in team” analogy.

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Thai Douangpangna

HR Assistant

thai@teamworkforce.com
616.396.3700 ext. 9002

About

Orathai Douangpangna, Human Resources & Payroll Assistant, is proud to be joining Workforce Employment Specialist’s team of highly successful professionals in the ever changing and always dynamic world of talent staffing!
 
As a member of the Human Resources and Payroll team, she champions teamwork and is committed to supporting and meeting the needs of all our valued Client’s and WORKFORCE associates.
 
Orathai possesses over eight years of diverse and versatile skills and knowledge in the areas of, Human Resources, Recruiting, Payroll, Benefits, Employee Relations and more. She has supported both large and small companies specializing in Automotive, Furniture, Plastics, Logistics and more, in the Lakeshore area.

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Mary Nethercott

Operational Assistant

mary@teamworkforce.com
616.396.3700 ext. 8009

About

Mary has been working at WORKFORCE for over 5 years. She handles a variety of administrative support work. Mary graduated from Davenport with a BAS in Computer Gaming and Simulation. Prior to WORKFORCE, Mary worked in the Customer Service industry.

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Eric Baker

Sales & Marketing

eric@teamworkforce.com
616.396.3700 ext. 8000

About

Eric was born and raised in Rockford, MI and has lived in the West Michigan area all his life. Eric has 5 years of staffing experience in Business Development and joined Workforce Employment Specialist mid-April 2018. He values each person who comes into his life and believes everyone should be treated with respect and kindness. As a graduate of Ferris State University, Eric has worked in various areas of business but has found the staffing industry to be very rewarding as he feels he is truly helping others.
 
With a passion of living in the moment, Eric enjoys competing at an elite level in OCR (Spartan) Races and is very involved with his family, as well as working with non-profit organizations at various levels. With never knowing what tomorrow will bring, he believes that each person should look at life in a positive way and strive to become better today than we were yesterday.

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Andrea Piggue

Lead Recruiter
Grand Rapids

andrea@teamworkforce.com
616.396.3700 ext.2004

About

Andrea has been in the Staffing Industry for 19 years with experience in recruiting, coaching on-site management, and building relationships with clients and associates. She loves the staffing industry and being able to help people. Staffing gives her the opportunity to help people live life and support their families. There is no greater feeling than seeing the smile on someone’s face when they get a job, and the even bigger smile they have when they get hired in.
 
When she’s not a work, Andrea loves spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She loves to play card and board games with her children, especially when she’s winning! Andrea loves having big dinners with her family and friends and she loves to smile and laugh. It doesn’t cost anything to smile and it can brighten up someone’s day!

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Marisol Cruz

Lead Recruiter
Norton Shores

marisol@teamworkforce.com
616.396.3700 ext. 2004

About

Marisol Cruz has been part of the family at WORKFORCE for the past 2 years. Prior to joining WORKFORCE, Marisol was successful as an employment specialist for ten (10) years in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her responsibilities included networking with employers to identify job leads and negotiating job opportunities.
 
Additional responsibilities included providing direct services, maintaining data on consumers, facilitating staffing, writing reports, intake completion, and detailed case documentation. Marisol’s excellent verbal and written communication and solid judgment skills have proven to be a great asset to Team WORKFORCE.

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Cassie Bartling

Director of Associate Experience
Norton Shores, Grand Rapids,
Holland

cassie@teamworkforce.com
616.396.3700 ext. 4000

About

After Cassie finally realized that she was never going to make it as a professional rodeo clown she decided to pursue her second lifelong dream of staffing. After 10+ years of being in the staffing industry, Cassie sometimes wonders why she didn’t continue to pursue the opportunity of being gorged by a bull on a daily basis.

As a Director of Associate Experience, Cassie takes pride in ensuring that placements are a strong match for all parties and always strives to bring 100% to everything she does. Cassie’s priority as a Director of Associate Experience is to build strong, long lasting relationships with candidates and clients alike.
 
Outside of the office, Cassie enjoys sitting in the woods with her bow on a beautiful fall afternoon patiently waiting to slay Bambi’s dad and feed him to her family. She also really likes coffee.

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Sulemi Rojas

Recruiter
Holland

sulemi@teamworkforce.com
616.396.3700 ext. 1002

About

Sulemi joined WORKFORCE as a Recruiter in March 2018. Sulemi finished on the Dean’s list while attending Baker College and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business. She is new to recruiting and is continually growing professionally to best assist in all recruitment goals. Sulemi has made it her mission to contribute excellent service at WORKFORCE and achieve company’s success.

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Eliza Estrada

Recruiter
Holland

eliza@teamworkforce.com
616.396.3700 ext.1003

About

Eliza joined WORKFORCE in 2016 as a recruiter. She is passionate about helping others from all walks of life and makes it her goal to find the best fit for associate and client needs alike. Eliza prides herself in being very responsive and transparent, so her drive for success is noticed by all.
 
When she’s not working she enjoys baking a traveling the states with her son.

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Jessica Huerta

On-Site Representative
Grand Rapids

jessica@teamworkforce.com
616.325.1477

About

As a recruiter, I pride myself in providing a positive experience for our clients and associates from start to finish. I have been a part of WORKFORCE since 2014 and it has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. The best experience for myself starts when the individual walks through our door for the first time, or picks up the phone and gives me a call to seek guidance for employment. My goal is to always succeed in giving an individual the best experience at WORKFORCE.
 
Some of my passions outside of work include: Spending time with family, friends and traveling!

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Edith Ledezma

Recruiter
Grand Rapids

edith@teamworkforce.com
616.396.3700 ext. 2002

About

My name is Edith Ledezma and I am a recruiter. I have been doing customer service for the past 5 years, and it is something I enjoy doing very much. In my free time I like to go to the movies and spend time with my family as much as I can.

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Angie Morales

Recruiter
Grand Rapids

angie@teamworkforce.com
616.396.3700 ext. 2005

About

Angie joined Team Workforce in 2017 and serves as a Recruiter in our Grand Rapids Branch. One of her responsibilities is to seek out professionals with the right combination of experience, education and skills to fill a particular position. She is focused and has a positive attitude, which serves her well while putting in hours to source candidates for our clients. She understands the importance from the client’s perspective of having the right staff in place in order for the business to succeed.

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Kimley Rodas

Recruiter
Grand Rapids

kimley@teamworkforce.com
616.396.3700 ext. 2001

About

Kimley’s passion for recruiting grows more each day thanks to her background in International Business and Human Resources. Equipped with heart and devotion, she now brings her many talents to the Grand Rapids community as part of Team WORKFORCE for many years to come.

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Mike Valdez

Community Outreach Coordinator
Grand Rapids

valdez@teamworkforce.com
616.396.3700 ext. 2003

About

Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michael’s passion for community growth and unity has led him to be a part of many projects as an entrepreneur in West Michigan. With knowledge in business and digital marketing he now brings his ambitions to the WORKFORCE Team as a Recruiter for your neighborhood.

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Johnny Villarreal-Morales

Recruiter
Grand Rapids

johnny@teamworkforce.com
616.396.3700 etx.2003

About

Johnny Villarreal-Morales joined WORKFORCE in September 2018. He took on the challenge to be a recruiter to help people find job opportunities within the community.
 
Outside of WORKFORCE Johnny loves watching sports and is a fan of University of Michigan Athletics.

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Ruben Juarez

President

ruben@teamworkforce.com
616.396.3700 ext. 9990

About

As WORKFORCE’s President & CEO, he’s a result driven business leader and entrepreneur with 15 years of extensive experience in Human Resources. Ruben’s background, experience, and business skills allow him to utilize the company’s many capabilities by building strong relationships and partnerships within our community.
 
His roles have included professional recruitment, training, and staff development. He has a passion for making a positive difference and giving back to our community. Ruben graduated from Davenport University with Bachelor Degree, majoring in business management.

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Craig Chamberlain

CFO

craig@teamworkforce.com
616.396.3700 ext. 9991

About

As WORKFORCE’s Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Craig is responsible for the company’s finance and accounting operations. As WORKFORCE continues to expand its offices, his strength in operations management and strategic operations, as well as financial management, are key components in accelerating WORKFORCE’s growth.

With over 20 years of financial management experience, Craig has held CFO positions in a wide variety of businesses. Craig graduated from Central Michigan University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts – Business Administration degree majoring in finance.

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Michael Sartor

COO

michael@teamworkforce.com
616.396.3700 ext. 9999

About

Michael is a new edition to Team WORKFORCE. Michael brings more than 15 years of staffing industry experience to the team and is a certified HR professional (PHR) with a National Certification from HRCI, and is a member of both the American Staffing Association and the Society for Human Resource Management.

He has a passion for training, development and workplace efficiency. He believes that work-life balance is the key to happiness and success in both. Work is often simplified into anecdotes, 1. Work Safely 2. Get Paid. Finally, when he’s not contemplating the world’s problems or procrastinating on earning a Phd. Michael spends his leisure time speaking about himself in the 3rd person. 😊

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Jill Cruz

Director of Operations

jill@teamworkforce.com
616.396.3700 ext. 1000

About

Jillian Cruz joined the WORKFORCE team in March 2016 as a Branch Manager bringing over 20 years of experience to the team. After a year with WORKFORCE she was promoted the Director of Human Resources and Operations.

Jillian is an innovative and creative HR professional with experience in talent management, recruiting, training, performance management, employee relations, and compensation. She specializes in compliance, workforce planning, coaching and advice, employee relations investigations and project management.

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Laura Burns

Sr. HR Generalist

laura@teamworkforce.com
616.396.3700 ext. 9001

About

I’ve spent the last 40 years learning everything there is to know about Payroll ad HR Management. I am currently applying this knowledge in my role as Lead HR Generalist for WORKFORCE, where I am responsible for the payroll, billing, Insurance and ACA reporting. I also head up all the company events. I earned my Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

I enjoy traveling to warm places and spending time with my friends and big family.

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Thai Douangpangna

HR Assistant

thai@teamworkforce.com
616.396.3700 ext. 9002

About

Orathai Douangpangna, Human Resources & Payroll Assistant, is proud to be joining Workforce Employment Specialist’s team of highly successful professionals in the ever changing and always dynamic world of talent staffing!
 
As a member of the Human Resources and Payroll team, she champions teamwork and is committed to supporting and meeting the needs of all our valued Client’s and WORKFORCE associates.
 
Orathai possesses over eight years of diverse and versatile skills and knowledge in the areas of, Human Resources, Recruiting, Payroll, Benefits, Employee Relations and more. She has supported both large and small companies specializing in Automotive, Furniture, Plastics, Logistics and more, in the Lakeshore area.

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Mary Nethercott

Operational Assistant

mary@teamworkforce.com
616.396.3700 ext. 8009

About

Mary has been working at WORKFORCE for over 5 years. She handles a variety of administrative support work. Mary graduated from Davenport with a BAS in Computer Gaming and Simulation. Prior to WORKFORCE, Mary worked in the Customer Service industry.

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Eric Baker

Sales & Marketing

eric@teamworkforce.com
616.396.3700 ext. 8000

About

Eric was born and raised in Rockford, MI and has lived in the West Michigan area all his life. Eric has 5 years of staffing experience in Business Development and joined Workforce Employment Specialist mid-April 2018. He values each person who comes into his life and believes everyone should be treated with respect and kindness. As a graduate of Ferris State University, Eric has worked in various areas of business but has found the staffing industry to be very rewarding as he feels he is truly helping others.
 
With a passion of living in the moment, Eric enjoys competing at an elite level in OCR (Spartan) Races and is very involved with his family, as well as working with non-profit organizations at various levels. With never knowing what tomorrow will bring, he believes that each person should look at life in a positive way and strive to become better today than we were yesterday.

Top of Page

Andrea Piggue

Lead Recruiter
Grand Rapids

andrea@teamworkforce.com
616.396.3700 ext.2004

About

Andrea has been in the Staffing Industry for 19 years with experience in recruiting, coaching on-site management, and building relationships with clients and associates. She loves the staffing industry and being able to help people. Staffing gives her the opportunity to help people live life and support their families. There is no greater feeling than seeing the smile on someone’s face when they get a job, and the even bigger smile they have when they get hired in.
 
When she’s not a work, Andrea loves spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She loves to play card and board games with her children, especially when she’s winning! Andrea loves having big dinners with her family and friends and she loves to smile and laugh. It doesn’t cost anything to smile and it can brighten up someone’s day!

Top of Page

Shelly Johnson

Controller

shelly@teamworkforce.com
616.396.3700 ext. 9000

About

Shelly is the newest addition to the WORKFORCE team joining in August of 2018. She comes to the table with 25+ years of business finance experience. She has been the “right hand man” of many successful business professionals, taking care of all their finances and helping them grow their businesses. She strives to help businesses grow and flourish to their highest potential. Shelly has run her own S-Corp finance business for the past 5 years. She enjoys working with people and helping them learn and grow in whatever capacity she can.
 
With the life model “Work Hard Play Hard”, Shelly enjoys golfing, basketball, music, travel and family time when she’s not working. Her passion and enthusiasm are contagious and she lives the “there’s no i in team” analogy.

Top of Page

Marisol Cruz

Lead Recruiter
Grand Rapids

marisol@teamworkforce.com
616.396.3700 ext. 2004

About

Marisol Cruz has been part of the family at WORKFORCE for the past 2 years. Prior to joining WORKFORCE, Marisol was successful as an employment specialist for ten (10) years in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her responsibilities included networking with employers to identify job leads and negotiating job opportunities.
 
Additional responsibilities included providing direct services, maintaining data on consumers, facilitating staffing, writing reports, intake completion, and detailed case documentation. Marisol’s excellent verbal and written communication and solid judgment skills have proven to be a great asset to Team WORKFORCE.

Top of Page

Cassie Bartling

Lead Recruiter
Norton Shores

cassie@teamworkforce.com
616.396.3700 ext. 4002

About

After Cassie finally realized that she was never going to make it as a professional rodeo clown she decided to pursue her second lifelong dream of staffing. After 10+ years of being in the staffing industry, Cassie sometimes wonders why she didn’t continue to pursue the opportunity of being gorged by a bull on a daily basis.

As a Director of Associate Experience, Cassie takes pride in ensuring that placements are a strong match for all parties and always strives to bring 100% to everything she does. Cassie’s priority as a Director of Associate Experience is to build strong, long lasting relationships with candidates and clients alike.
 
Outside of the office, Cassie enjoys sitting in the woods with her bow on a beautiful fall afternoon patiently waiting to slay Bambi’s dad and feed him to her family. She also really likes coffee.

Top of Page

Sulemi Rojas

Recruiter
Holland

sulemi@teamworkforce.com
616.396.3700 ext. 1002

About

Sulemi joined WORKFORCE as a Recruiter in March 2018. Sulemi finished on the Dean’s list while attending Baker College and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business. She is new to recruiting and is continually growing professionally to best assist in all recruitment goals. Sulemi has made it her mission to contribute excellent service at WORKFORCE and achieve company’s success.

Top of Page

Eliza Estrada

Recruiter
Holland

eliza@teamworkforce.com
616.396.3700 ext.1003

About

Eliza joined WORKFORCE in 2016 as a recruiter. She is passionate about helping others from all walks of life and makes it her goal to find the best fit for associate and client needs alike. Eliza prides herself in being very responsive and transparent, so her drive for success is noticed by all.
 
When she’s not working she enjoys baking a traveling the states with her son.

Top of Page

Jessica Huerta

On-Site Representative
Grand Rapids

jessica@teamworkforce.com
616.325.1477

About

As a recruiter, I pride myself in providing a positive experience for our clients and associates from start to finish. I have been a part of WORKFORCE since 2014 and it has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. The best experience for myself starts when the individual walks through our door for the first time, or picks up the phone and gives me a call to seek guidance for employment. My goal is to always succeed in giving an individual the best experience at WORKFORCE.
 
Some of my passions outside of work include: Spending time with family, friends and traveling!

Top of Page

Edith Ledezma

Recruiter
Grand Rapids

edith@teamworkforce.com
616.396.3700 ext. 2002

About

My name is Edith Ledezma and I am a recruiter. I have been doing customer service for the past 5 years, and it is something I enjoy doing very much. In my free time I like to go to the movies and spend time with my family as much as I can.

Top of Page

Angie Morales

Recruiter
Grand Rapids

angie@teamworkforce.com
616.396.3700 ext. 2005

About

Angie joined Team Workforce in 2017 and serves as a Recruiter in our Grand Rapids Branch. One of her responsibilities is to seek out professionals with the right combination of experience, education and skills to fill a particular position. She is focused and has a positive attitude, which serves her well while putting in hours to source candidates for our clients. She understands the importance from the client’s perspective of having the right staff in place in order for the business to succeed.

Top of Page

Kimley Rodas

Recruiter
Grand Rapids

kimley@teamworkforce.com
616.396.3700 ext. 2001

About

Kimley’s passion for recruiting grows more each day thanks to her background in International Business and Human Resources. Equipped with heart and devotion, she now brings her many talents to the Grand Rapids community as part of Team WORKFORCE for many years to come.

Top of Page

Mike Valdez

Recruiter
Grand Rapids

valdez@teamworkforce.com
616.396.3700 ext. 2003

About

Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michael’s passion for community growth and unity has led him to be a part of many projects as an entrepreneur in West Michigan. With knowledge in business and digital marketing he now brings his ambitions to the WORKFORCE Team as a Recruiter for your neighborhood.

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Johnny Villarreal-Morales

Recruiter
Grand Rapids

johnny@teamworkforce.com
616.396.3700 ext.2003

About

Johnny Villarreal-Morales joined WORKFORCE in September 2018. He took on the challenge to be a recruiter to help people find job opportunities within the community.
 
Outside of WORKFORCE Johnny loves watching sports and is a fan of University of Michigan Athletics.

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