Cornerstone Staffing Leadership
Mike Mitchell, President and CEO
Mike joined Cornerstone Staffing Solutions in February 2023. He is a 40-year staffing industry veteran – commercial, logistics/transportation, and outsourcing – who has grown the companies and regions he’s been responsible for, all the while maintaining a culture of “people matter.”
Mike brings a well-rounded business acumen as he leads the next stage of the company’s growth. His in-depth experience in business development, operations management, strategic planning, profit and loss management, relationship building, and coaching and performance management have all contributed to his success and the strong achievements of the companies and divisions he’s led. He loves to see a company grow but more importantly, he has executed that growth and profitability by building people, teams and a strong culture mindset.
Mike has delivered models of profitability in his previous roles and shaped teams and organizations to work smarter. While Division President at ProDrivers, he took the company from $100MM to over $200MM in four years, with the last two years of record EBITDA. While at Norrell/Spherion as the Area VP – Outsourcing, Mike was known for solving problems. He has also owned/co-owned transportation companies and helped launch the startup of another company. Mike has undertaken many challenging assignments with integrity, honesty, simplifying complex processes and procedures, and enabling people to see what is possible.
Mike is a leader who empowers people and who wants to make a difference – both operationally for the company and to support people in their professional goals. He has managed organizations as large as 450 employees where he has developed training programs and provided performance management coaching within all levels of the organization.
Mike received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance with heavy Accounting academics, as well, from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida.
Mike has been married to his wife, Cindy, for 42 years. They have three children and eight grandchildren. Besides his family, there are two things that he says thrill him: people and the opportunity to build and grow. He considers leadership, more specifically servant leadership, a privilege not a right, and is something that must be earned every day.
Brenda Massey, CFO
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.
Jeff Koc, Managing Director
Jeff 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.