Joe Kelly is a founding partner of several growing firms. His extensive industry experience as an owner, investor, executive, and search professional has led to Joe’s founding, financing, and growing various staffing and search firms. With a strong track record of completing successful acquisitions and divestitures, he has shaped and steered both larger and smaller firms. Joe focuses his time on clients, partners, and day-to-day financial management, along with pursuing various strategic and growth initiatives.
With experience in operations, finance, and corporate management, and success in startups, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, Joe has completed deals worth in excess of $495 million. In 2003, Joe co-founded Partnership Employment and Perennial Resources International, a staffing and executive-search firm that has grown organically and profitably. From late 1999 through 2002, he was Executive Vice President, CFO, and a Director of Cape Success Inc., which comprised a broad group of businesses with activities in various niches of the human-capital-management industry, and which produced approximately $500 million in pro-forma revenue. With Career Blazers from 1994 to 1999, Joe was instrumental in developing strategies to unlock stockholder value inherent in the company’s diverse assets. Ultimately, he initiated, negotiated, and completed the recapitalization of the business in a deal valued at over $265 million, raising the financing from a mix of financial investors, including a large LBO fund, investment banks, and other financial institutions.
In addition to his companies being repeatedly recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts and Inc. 500 as one of the “fastest growing firms” in the staffing industry, Joe also advises various companies on accessing capital, structuring their business, and creating plans towards realizing shareholder value.
He is active in multiple portfolio companies and is always looking to invest in or develop additional staffing and search businesses.
Earlier in his career he worked for Hugo Neu & Sons, a large privately held metals company. Joe has served on the public and private boards of several companies. He has a degree in finance from Pace University.
Steven J. Gage, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Steve is responsible for all financial aspects of The Re-Sourcing Group and manages the firm’s back office shared services team. Prior to joining Re-Sourcing, Steve founded Merritt Staffing, a Connecticut-based search firm, in 1989. His 30 plus years of managing the operations and financial aspects of a staffing firm gives Steve a unique perspective to provide insight on the future growth of The Re-Sourcing Group as well as all the challenges that expansion will bring.
Steve believes in hiring good people, providing them with the tools they need to do their jobs, and giving them enough room to achieve success. Steve’s management style emphasizes hard work, focused effort, efficiency, integrity, respect and communication — characteristics which have helped to define how Re-Sourcing’s back office serves both internal and external clients.
Steve started his career in public accounting, having worked as a tax manager for Price Waterhouse Coopers for six years. Along with Steve’s passion of working at The Re-Sourcing Group he is an avid golfer and loves spending time with his ever growing family. He has been coaching boy’s high school basketball for almost 20 years as a head coach, assistant and volunteer. He is a graduate of Pace University.
Kristy Wright, JD
Vice President, Operations & Human Resources
With a decade of experience in the executive recruiting and staffing industry, Kristy has been involved in the day-to-day operations of The Re-Sourcing Group’s affiliate companies since 2012. Beginning her tenure at JW Michaels & Co. in 2012, followed by CRC upon its founding in 2013, Kristy’s role has expanded to encompass the execution of several overarching corporate objectives. She works closely with the executive leadership to ensure all business functions of the organization run smoothly. Kristy’s primary area of expertise is human resources operations, comprising a number of areas including employment contracts, onboarding and payroll, benefits administration, development of policies and procedures, and compliance with state, federal and local employment and labor laws. In addition, Kristy coordinates back office shared services across all affiliates throughout the US and is responsible for many corporate strategic planning initiatives.
Prior to her career in the staffing industry, Kristy managed online advertising and coordinated special projects for a group of daily newspapers. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management from Texas A&M University and a Juris Doctor degree from Penn State Dickinson School of Law.