QPS Employment Group, a Wisconsin-based staffing and recruiting firm, has added to their leadership group. Lisa Cooney has been hired as executive vice president of field operations. She will oversee operations in all of QPS’ 54 locations.
Cooney has over 25 years of experience in the staffing industry, starting her staffing career in a sales representative role for Spherion. Over the years, Lisa has accepted roles with increased responsibility having experienced both operations and sales responsibilities before leaving the company in 2005.
Cooney then joined EmployBridge as Regional President for the South Central Region and most recently served in a senior vice president role, Sales Excellence.
“We are excited to welcome Lisa’s wealth of experience to QPS,” said Ryan Festerling, president of QPS Employment Group. “As a veteran of the staffing industry, she knows by helping people find meaningful employment, while partnering with companies to become employers of choice, we can have a significant impact on the communities we live in and the work we do truly matters.”
Lisa was brought on board to backfill the position held by Laura Cole, as she has been appointed to executive vice president of strategic accounts. Cole has been with QPS for two years, but has a long history in staffing.
Festerling says, “Laura has a strong background in both sales and operations, particularly within large accounts. Her combination of enterprise sales experience and operational know-how make her the perfect person to lead a newly developed role as our Executive Vice President of Strategic Accounts. Over the past two years, Laura has accomplished great things leading our Operations team. QPS is a stronger company thanks to her expertise. I am extremely excited to see her bring that same passion, innovation, and collaboration to her new role.”
QPS has 54 locations throughout the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. It ranks #30 on the list of largest US industrial staffing firms and is the 95th largest staffing firm in the US, according to Staffing Industry Analysts.
About: QPS was founded in 1985 and has grown from a two-person operation to a company whose internal staff now numbers 350 employees in 54 office locations throughout the Midwest and mid-Atlantic. QPS has experienced substantial growth over the last 35 years. We currently employ more than 7,000 associate employees weekly and work with over 1,800 companies. QPS has earned a reputation for responding to both employees and customers, finding optimal employment for applicants and taking initiative to resolve customers’ staffing needs.