Meet Our Leaders
Steve Drexel, President and CEO
Steve joined Cornerstone Staffing Solutions in September 2012. He offers a unique blend of expertise as an industry executive/practitioner and economist that sets him apart from others in the industry. As a more than 20 year veteran of the staffing, human capital solutions and services industries, he operated in domestic and international markets for large commercial staffing companies such as Kelly Services and CSG Holdings, Inc. (the North American portfolio company of UK-based Impellam Group plc). Steve also worked for specialty firms such as U.S. Legal Support and the Amerit Family of Companies (now part of Evergent Group). He was formerly president and CEO of CSG Holdings, Inc.
All these firms topped $100 million in sales during his tenure. In 2013, Staffing Industry Analysts recognized Steve as one of their Staffing 100 — the 100 most influential people in the staffing industry.
Active in public policy and industry practices, Steve worked with the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) since the mid-1990s where he has served as executive committee member of the Business Research Advisory Council (BRAC) and as Chairman of the Employment & Unemployment Statistics Committee. He was appointed to BRAC in order to represent the staffing industry, help the BLS understand the nuances of the industry’s practices, and to ensure that the industry was assigned its own SIC/NAICS code to help better define the industry. He also served as the Industry Information Committee chairman for American Staffing Association for three years.
Well-known throughout the industry for his views on staffing, risk management and corporate treasury, Steve is an award-winning author and regularly featured in articles and interviews by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg Business News, Associated Press, CNN News Radio, National Public Radio, ABC News Radio, Fox News, Houston Chronicle, Houston Business Journal and others.
He has launched new lines of staffing businesses including Guidant Group — an early entrant into the VMS/MSP arena, expanded market presence offshore, improved profitability of key operations and traversed changing economic and market trends over the years. Steve also championed total quality management programs that differentiated his companies from their competition in all major benchmarks and which culminated in new/add-on business and strong revenue growth. He has taken on many difficult assignments with integrity while balancing the needs of the industry, investors, customers and employees.
He is/has been a member of the following associations: Financial Executives Institute, National Association of Business Economists, World Affairs Council of Houston, Institute of Management Accountants, Association for Financial Professionals and Houston Livestock and Rodeo.
Steve received an MBA in economics and finance from Wayne State University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Michigan State University. He also maintains credentials as a Certified Management Accountant and Certified Treasury Professional.
Brian Hatfield, Director of Recruitment
Brian joined Cornerstone Staffing in May, 2014 as the director of recruitment. He brings more than 15 years staffing industry expertise in recruitment, sales and management of staffing and human capital solutions. Brian has engineered staffing solutions across a broad range of industries from manufacturing to film studios. He successfully designs and implements flexible, scalable solutions that deliver top talent to hiring managers.
Personally, Brian chairs Project Jigsaw – a grassroots campaign between Equality Arizona and Arizona’s Children Association which builds a diverse coalition of Arizonans who are committed to working together to create an environment where all couples, regardless of sexual orientation or gender,are provided the opportunity to build a loving family.
In January, 2018 Hatfield joined the American Staffing Association’s Inclusion, Diversity and Advocacy committee. Inclusive environments transform workplaces and communities into places where individuals are valued and empowered to be their authentic selves and reach their fullest potential. Inclusion drives collaboration, innovation, and organizational growth. Brian will support the ASA in developing a strategy and mission along with developing tools and resources for members.
Brian and his husband live in Phoenix, Arizona and recently adopted a special needs child from the Arizona foster system.
Bruce Bastoky, Director of Human Resources
Bruce has spent the last 38 years as a specialist, practitioner, and executive in human resources management.After spending his early human resources career with Sara Lee Corporation, Mr. Bastoky spent the following 13 years in HR consulting, where he conducted human resources audits, installed human resources information systems, created executive and management succession plans, and designed benefit and compensation programs for large and small employers.
Following his return to corporate human resources in 2002, Mr. Bastoky was one day asked by the ownership committee to “keep an eye on” the company following the abrupt departure of its CEO. This request eventually led to Mr. Bastoky’s appointment as CEO, an assignment lasting nearly five years, concluding with its successful and profitable sale.
A graduate of Cleveland State University, Mr. Bastoky possesses senior level certifications from, among others, the Society for Human Resources Management and the American Staffing Association.
Anissa Wieck, Director of Insurance and Risk Management
Anissa joined Cornerstone Staffing Solutions, Inc. in 2012. She brings more than a decade of corporate risk management experience in the staffing industry to the organization. As head of the risk management department, Anissa is responsible for the insurance and risk management functions for Cornerstone, which includes management of the insurance program, claims administration and loss control activities.She began her career as a risk analyst at C.S.G. Holdings, Inc., the North American arm of Impellam Group plc, based in the United Kingdom, and was promoted throughout her tenure there, most recently holding the position of director of risk management.
Anissa is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor of business administration in finance with a concentration in accounting.
Wendy Sanders, Western Regional Director
Wendy oversees all branch operations and strategic partnerships for Cornerstone in the western region.Sanders began her staffing career as a placement specialist in 1987 and has worked her way up through the ranks in the ensuing years. Her expertise includes strategic business planning, budgeting, P&L management, business development, account retention, operations and management of high performance work teams.
A passionate leader and top performer, she drives her team to success in reaching sales and growth objectives.
Wendy earned her bachelor of arts in information and communication studies with a minor in marketing from California State University, Chico.
Brenda Self, Central Regional Director
Brenda joined the Cornerstone team in 2009 after more than two decades in the staffing industry. She is responsible for the successful operation and overall performance of four multimillion dollar branch offices.She is noted for her skill in project management, budget planning, process improvement, organization and her analytic and leadership abilities.
She is an ASA Certified Staffing Professional and past president of the Michigan Association of Staffing Services.
Denise Attaway, Technical Regional Manager
As Executive Vice President of Business Operations for RightStone, a technical arm in the Cornerstone family, Denise oversees daily operations leading sales and business processes while improving top-line revenue and bottom-line profitability.With more than 25 years of operations experience, Denise has worked closely with complex organizations across the IT industry. Her hands-on style is strategic and tactical with a continual focus on addressing specific needs to best serve business partners.
Denise joined RightStone (formerly, Valtech) in 1998 as the director of human resources and administration. In 2010, she became the vice president of human resources and administration. During her tenure, she has successfully overseen integration with international operations and multiple system implementations. She is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®), a reflection of her mastery in strategy and policymaking.
Diane Mazza, General Manager, New Jersey
Diane Mazza oversees the operations and management functions for Cornerstone Staffing’s New Jersey offices. Before joining the Cornerstone family, Diane previously served as the CFO and COO of the Wyckoff Group, recently acquired by Cornerstone Staffing. With a passion for managing and developing recruitment teams, Mazza’s leadership is a welcome addition to our Eastern operations.
John Green, Controller
As Controller, John Green is responsible for managing Cornerstone Staffing Solutions finance and accounting organization, including corporate accounting and internal controls, financial reporting, tax compliance and support of the corporate financial planning and analysis functions.
With more than 20 years of experience in the staffing industry, John Green will bring in depth-knowledge of financials, accounting and organizational leadership. He combines sharp financial insight with a board perspective, enabling him to deliver high value results. His result-oriented, dedicated approach combined with proven organization, financial and communication skills give Cornerstone Staffing Solutions the financial leadership needed for success in the marketplace.
Mr. Green most recently served as Vice President of Finance and Controller of privately held company specializing in human capital, business services and technology solutions. He was responsible for overseeing the daily functions of the accounting team, treasury management and preparation of the monthly financial statements. He also served as Director, Field Controller of a major national staffing firm where he was responsible for the corporate accounting, internal control compliance, audit liaison, financial reporting and analysis.
Prior staffing industry experience for Mr. Green includes accounting for real estate management, convenience store industry, and marine transportation where he was responsible for financial reporting, treasury, internal control compliance, and information technology. He also spent time as a Maritime instructor.
John holds Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from University of St. Thomas in Houston.
Robert Lawrence, Director of Transportation
Robert Lawrence joined the Cornerstone team in January 2017. As Director of Transportation, he oversees the national and regional transportation programs, policies and procedures. With over 20 years of experience in the staffing industry working in business development and regional operations, he brings a wealth of knowledge and business insight to the Cornerstone family. Robert’s hands on approach and positive attitude towards team development and client services has garnered him accolades and awards with a proven record of client retention, market expansion and transportation expertise.
Drew Meisenheimer, Director of Sales
Drew Meisenheimer, national director of sales, joined Cornerstone Staffing Solutions in November 2017 and is accountable for the performance of the sales and marketing teams. His career spans more than a dozen years of contingent labor experience for large commercial staffing companies.
Drew is well known for designing staffing strategies that create positive experiences for his clients. He most recently held the role of director at Staff Management | SMX based in Memphis, TN where he focused on customer-centric approaches to on-site contingent labor programs. Prior to that, Drew was regional vice president for Adecco Services where he managed multiple national accounts and was awarded Region of the Year. He began his staffing career with Kelly Services as a business development representative. While at Kelly Services, the markets he managed experienced a 300% growth.
Drew earned his bachelor of arts in Business Management from the University of Mississippi.
He is based in Memphis, TN where he lives with his wife, four children, and his chocolate Labrador, Gus. He’s active in his children’s activities, enjoys sports and the beach, and is a die-hard “Ole Miss” fan.