Yvette Simmons, the owner and founder, was born in Kingston, Jamaica where she gained her experience in entrepreneurship working in her mother’s business. After helping her mother in her business, she decided to move to the United States to join her husband who was enticed to move to the United States by his sister. She started her career in the US working as an Executive Assistant in Manhattan, New York and after 8 years relocated to Atlanta, Georgia again because her husband was enticed by his mother to move to Georgia. There, she worked as an Executive Assistant for one of the premier physician staffing agencies in the country.
She was often told while working with physicians and clients at the staffing agency in Georgia that she sounded very convincing and when a sales position became available her then manager asked her if she would consider a career in sales. She was promoted to an Account Manager and never looked back.
She has over 3 decades of experience in the temporary staffing industry. She has experience in providing marketing and recruiting services for hospitals nation-wide, including Allied Health Staffing from 1991-1996, and Physician (locum tenens) staffing from 1996-2006.
She served as Assistant Director (2000-2005) and Director (2006) for the North Carolina division of a nationally recognized medical staffing company, thereby adding experience in management, human resources and employee training to her list of qualifications.
Yvette consistently ranked as a top performer for the staffing companies she worked for and won multiple awards, including third place in a company-wide marketing contest in where the emphasis was placed on bringing in new contracts. She was a President’s Club winner grossing over $1 million in gross margins.
It was always a dream for Yvette to be a business owner. Coming from a family of entrepreneurs and her many years of success in the staffing industry she decided to start her own staffing company.
Originally the company was founded to meet the needs of professionals in the medical field but her first contract when opened was from a retirement home for wait staff for a party for the residents of the retirement home. Recognizing that the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area had a shortage of hospitality workers the business switched to focus on hospitality. In 2008, to help with the quick growth of the business, she made her children part owners in the business. When she is not working in her business, she enjoys dancing, spending time with her family, and being involved in her church as a lector reading her assigned morning lesson for the congregation on her designated Sunday.