Blair Sollenberger, CTS
Blair has 25+ years of successful staffing industry experience from top revenue producer to the President of a startup that was recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the Houston market for 2008 and 2009. He is now president and partner/owner in a new concept of staffing business process outsourcing, the HIRE4Group.
He recently opened the HIRE4Group to provide recruiter professionals with all the advantages of working with a staffing agency in a virtual environment. This concept provides better Work/Life balance and increased income potential as well as expert training and a sense of virtual community to experienced professional recruiters.
Prior to this new venture, Blair was president of Brooke Staffing Companies, Inc. a mid-size regional staffing company. In additional to developing and implementing business processes and financial operations, he was responsible for staff development, new office expansion and company development. He led the company through the complete loss of business from Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, LA to opening four new branches in Houston and the relocation of the corporate office to Houston and reestablished two strong branches in New Orleans. He set sales and target account plans and reviewed quarterly performance to refine operations and sales strategies, performance goals and staff development. Blair and the company owner engineered the company through the transition from a small, “mom-and-pop” operation to a highly competitive mid-sized regional staffing agency.
Houston Business Journal recognized the Brooke Companies as “Fastest Growing 100 Companies”, awarded in 2008 and 2009. The company grew from under $6 million to over $16 million in just over two years.
Blair is most proud of building a strong and unique corporate culture, extraordinary staff loyalty, brand image and powerful exclusiveness and corporate pride during his 20 years with the Brooke Companies.
Prior to joining Brooke Staffing Companies, Inc. Blair worked for two small staffing agencies on the west coast quickly moving from top sales producer to branch manager before relocating to New Orleans.Certifications: CTS, Certified Temporary Specialist NLP Practitioner Certification, NLP Center of Texas Certified in Group Dynamics, Grinder & Associates