Timothy B. Faber (Tim), Chief Executive Officer
Tim founded and served as CEO/President of U.S. Personnel, Inc. (USP), a $47 million (76,000 billable hours, 22,000 W-2) diversified staffing company. He led the expansion of the company to 21 southeastern locations, 5 service lines, and two acquisitions. The company was twice named to the Inc. 500 and was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year award by Ernst & Young, Entrepreneur Magazine and The Kaufman Foundation.
USP was acquired in 1996 by Staffing Resources, Inc., a private-equity backed, $400 million staffing roll-up with ~250 offices. Tim served as EVP/COO of SRI’s Strategic Services Group, a $120 million IBU of IT, transportation, healthcare, accounting & finance, and skilled manufacturing services. While there, he launched a national/strategic accounts division, company-wide training programs, cross-selling service-line promotions, and worked closely with the board, investors and executive team.
Following Staffing Resources, Inc., he served on the board and was interim CEO of Paradyme, Inc., a $118 million BPO/PEO private-equity backed roll-up where he led an 18-month multi-tranche’ private-placement effort raising $20 million.
Tim’s staffing industry experience extends to healthcare, physician locum tenens, executive recruiting, outsourcing, as well as IT consulting, and software integration and development.
Tim works closely with USC’s Moore School of Business as a director of the Advisory Board of the Faber Center for Entrepreneurship. The Center provides undergraduate, graduate, and executive curricula for entrepreneur and intrapreneur development and maintains close affiliations with PE, angel investment groups, departments of commerce, venture capital groups, and incubators.
He recently served as CEO of Snelling Staffing, LLC, a $225 million network of 80+ branch offices, onsites, and franchises serving domestic U.S. clients. Snelling is one of the oldest and most established brands in the industry reaching over 500 offices in the early 1990’s. Snelling is a Patriarch Partners/Lynn Tilton portfolio company.
Tim is also an investor/director of an Atlanta-based internet/ecommerce firm specializing in CPG products and has invested, assisted or consulted with numerous companies on staffing, start-up functions, training, sales and marketing in a number of industry verticals – automotive, commercial recreation equipment, orthopedic distribution, and CPG distribution and sales channels.
Prior to U.S. Personnel, he was with IBM as a Systems Engineer and subsequently a Senior Marketing Representative responsible for sales and marketing of large systems, software, and consulting services to financial, insurance and public sector accounts. He was named IBM’s NAD (National Accounts Division) Rookie of the Year.
Tim holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science with a minor in Finance (cum laude) from the University of South Carolina; was nominated for and graduated from IBM’s Executive Management Program and has attended numerous executive education programs and conferences including Wharton’s Mergers & Acquisitions program, Credit Lyonnais’ Staffing Roll-Up conference, and programs sponsored by the M&A Leadership Council, American Staffing Association (ASA), and Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA).
Prior to school, he held a Top Secret SCI clearance and served as an Intelligence Analyst in the U.S. Air Force providing analysis and reporting for Langley’s HQ Tactical Air Command (TAC) and general intelligence community sponsors.
Michael B. Martin – SVP, Corporate Development & CFO
Michael has extensive experience in mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance and financial analytics. His broadest experience is in the staffing industry + human capital management, but includes software and wholesale distribution, as well. With diverse buy-side transaction experience, Michael has led and closed thirty-six (36) transactions with total deal value of approximately $1.2B during his career.
Most recently, he has provided consulting services to companies in the staffing and equipment manufacturing industries. Services included M&A advisory, operational and financial enhancement, and strategic corporate finance.
Michael served as SVP and Chief Financial Officer for Condustrial, Inc. (Greenville, SC), a $35 million staffing provider of skilled blue-collar temporary workers to the construction industry. In this capacity he was responsible for all corporate finance activities and operational analytics as well as being a trusted strategic adviser.
Prior to joining Condustrial, he was VP – Mergers & Acquisitions for both BG Strategic Advisors (a South Florida boutique investment advisory firm) and Preferred Labor LLC (Charlotte, NC), where he was responsible for evaluating potential acquisition candidates and negotiating deal terms for prospective transactions.
He served as VP – Corporate Development and Chief Financial Officer for One Network Enterprises, Inc. (Dallas, TX), a provider of demand-driven digital network services, where he was responsible for all corporate administration and corporate finance activities, including the company’s acquisitions of Elogex, Inc. and Mobile Field Engineer, Inc.
Michael was a Director with i2 Ventures – a subsidiary of i2 Technologies (Dallas, TX), the leading provider of supply chain management software and services – where his responsibilities included leading the company’s $380M acquisition of Supplybase, Inc. as well as being a key contributor to the company’s $9.8B acquisition of Aspect Development and its $115M acquisition of RightWorks.
Prior to i2 Ventures, Michael held management-level positions with Fresh America (Dallas, TX) – a $400M distributor of wholesale produce – and Staffing Resources (currently EmployBridge) (Dallas, TX) – a $400M private-equity-backed provider of staffing & personnel services – where he led the company’s M&A activities in addition to handling corporate and operational financial analytics and reporting requirements.
Michael holds both a B.S. degree in Professional Accountancy and a B.A. degree in Political Science with a minor in Economics from Mississippi State University and has completed a number of business management certification programs at Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business.