Cornerstone Staffing Leadership

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.


Brenda Self, Central Regional Director

brenda_selfBrenda 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.

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.

Kara Morrison, Director of Human Resources

Kara Morrison, director of human resources for Cornerstone Staffing Solutions, is an executive leader with diverse experience managing people teams, company-wide HR compliance, talent acquisition, onboarding/offboarding, and training/development programs for domestic and global brands. A natural listener and connected business partner, Kara is well known for building personal relationships with all to ensure organization mission and people goals are aligned for maximum culture expansion and business growth.

Blending an MBA in HR Management with a rich background deploying connected talent management processes, Kara creates smart, simple programs and leverages technology to transform the work. Prior to Cornerstone, Morrison worked at AMN Healthcare where she participated in a variety of HR center of excellence functions including talent acquisition, learning and employee development. She also brings additional staffing industry experience from Randstad, Aerotek and TRC Staffing.

Kara earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Missouri and a Master of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in human resources, from Purdue University.


RightStone Leadership

Jeff Koc, Managing Director

Jeff KocJeff Koc, managing director, joined RightStone in January 2020. Koc, an accomplished sales, operations and business development professional, will lead the technical and VMS-focused operations for the company in Texas, Massachusetts, Florida and the Philippines. His career spans more than two decades of senior level sales and regional operations management for staffing and recruiting firms Aerotek / TEKsystems, Randstad Technologies, Modis, and smaller IT niche firms. With a mix of experience with large, small, public and private companies, RightStone will look to his guidance and leadership to help grow the organization.

Koc earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Oswego where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Koc’s energetic and enthusiastic personality is evident not only at work, but also at play. An active athlete and sports fan, he can be found rooting for his favorite teams – the Dallas Cowboys and New York Yankees. He can be found boating at the lake, riding his motorcycle, attending concerts, enjoying time with his canine companion, and visiting family in his central New York state hometown.

Arlington Resources Leadership

Cheryl Reinwald, Director of Recruiting and Sales

Cheryl Reinwald, director of recruiting & sales, started her staffing career in 1995 and is consistently recognized as a top producer. Cheryl is exceptional at partnering with client organizations and providing outstanding customer service. Her HR expertise allows her to clearly understand the professional goals of candidates and to also be a true business partner to clients. She excels at navigating the terrain of assessing talent and resolving recruiting needs with flawless precision. She provides a value-added approach to every client and candidate she works with and has a tenacious spirit which enables her to go above and beyond to get the job done extremely well. Cheryl also gained invaluable HR experience while in a corporate HR/Recruiting role with Avis Rent-A-Car, Inc. where she worked with union and non-union employee groups.

With abundant professionalism and enthusiasm, Cheryl also excels in mentoring her direct reports with a clear and concise path towards success. She understands that developing professional relationships is what differentiates those within the recruiting and staffing profession and helps her recruiting team develop the same skills that will make them successful.

Cheryl holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Illinois State University and is a Certified Placement Consultant through the National Association of Personnel Services.

Born and raised in Chicago, Cheryl is a self-described health and fitness nut. When not working, she loves to travel with her husband and two daughters.

Denise Young, Director of Recruiting and Sales

Denise Young, director of recruiting & sales, joined Arlington Resources in 1997 and has been the top producing professional in the company for more than a decade. She has more than 20 years’ experience making professional HR placements both locally and nationwide. Along with business development responsibilities, Young oversees the coaching, training, development, and performance for the recruiting team, including all aspects of daily operations.

Well known for her high integrity, Young builds strong working relationships with candidates and clients alike to design strategic initiatives that produce strong outcomes for both. Prior to Arlington Resources, Young was a Manager of Human Resources for Pinkerton Security & Investigation Services where she gained valuable experience in a Generalist role supporting more than 600 employees in both union and non-union environments. As a dedicated HR professional, she is a Certified Placement Consultant and subject matter expert on HR compliance.

Young holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Justice from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

A native of Detroit, Michigan, Young is an avid horseback rider, spends time at her second home in Upper Michigan, and enjoys boating on the Fox River.

Casey Accounting and Finance Resources Leadership

Eileen Renk, Director of Recruiting and Sales

Eileen Renk, director of recruiting and sales for Casey Accounting and Finance Resources, has more than 25 years’ experience in recruiting for accounting, finance, food science, sales, engineering and general operations. Renk’s diverse recruiting and staffing background began in the staffing industry with Casey Services, Inc. in 1990 and then with Mondelez International’s Kraft Foods Research and Development Center. Renk returned to the staffing industry to the rebranded Casey Accounting & Finance Resources, Inc. in 2002. She is responsible for running a full desk of sales and recruiting for accounting, finance, credit and payroll professionals as well as responsible for mentoring, coaching and developing the recruiting team. Her well-respected coaching and management have earned Renk Team Member of the Year recognition.

Renk is well known for her ability to match client companies with a candidate’s desired career path. She mentors her team to tackle recruiting challenges, learn from the experiences, and apply the knowledge to improve their level of service with every subsequent staffing request.

Renk holds a Certified Personnel Consultant certification from the National Association of Personnel Services and is an active member with various organizations including Northwest Human Resources Council (NHRC), Society of Human Resources Management, Institute of Management Accountants, and IL CPA Society.

Renk earned a master’s degree in Education, focusing on behavioral disordered/learning disabled students, from Northeastern Illinois University. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Western Illinois University.

When she’s not working, Renk enjoys spending time at her cabin in Eagle River, Wisconsin. It’s her little slice of heaven on earth.

Pete McTague, Director of Recruiting and Sales

Pete McTague, director of recruiting and sales for Casey Accounting and Finance Resources, is consistently a top producer for the company earning several awards for his achievements in the staffing industry. Those who have worked with him appreciate his responsiveness and professionalism, earning him a reputation as a trusted business partner for client and candidate searches.

McTague’s expertise in direct hire and temporary staffing with accounting and finance positions provides a consultative approach and extraordinary service experience backed by nearly three decades of recruiting expertise in the industry. With deep knowledge of the Chicagoland talent market, McTague is well known for understanding the subtle dynamics of the search process and offers a superior level of insight and communication to those he serves.

McTague is a guest speaker on employment related topics for Chicago area professional organizations and networking groups. He is a Certified Personnel Consultant through the National Association of Personnel Services.

He holds a Bachelor of Science, Communications degree from Illinois State University.