Meet Our Leaders
Steve Drexel, President and CEO
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 earned his bachelor’s degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and now lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Brian loves Arizona hiking and has traveled to 19 countries to date.
Bruce Bastoky, Director of Human Resources
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 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
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
She is an ASA Certified Staffing Professional and past president of the Michigan Association of Staffing Services.
Mary Shaw, Eastern Regional Director
Mary’s expertise includes administrative, industrial, accounting and finance, engineering, creative and sales placement, direct hire, paralegal and non-profit/NGO staffing. She has implemented various managed staffing programs for her clients.
Mary is involved locally and nationally in the American Staffing Association, and has served on the board of directors for the Maryland Staffing Association.
When she isn’t working, she is an active volunteer for Maryland Cystic Fibrosis and since 2001 has chaired the annual silent auction event for the organization. She and her husband are also active volunteers for several animal rescue groups in the Baltimore area.
She attended both Georgetown and Syracuse Universities and has a bachelor’s in business administration.
Denise Attaway, Technical Regional Manager
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
John Green, Controller
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.