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Staffmark Announces New Chief Executive Officer


CINCINNATI, OH – Staffmark announced today that Eugene A. Cutolo has been promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer effective June 27, 2016. Cutolo was most recently Senior Vice President of the company's Output Solutions group, and has been with Staffmark since 1998. Lesa Francis, the current President and CEO, will be leaving the company on July 8 to pursue a new opportunity.

Cutolo has more than 23 years of staffing industry experience and, prior to joining Staffmark, was General Manager for Prostaff Personnel and Regional Sales Manager for Kelly Services.

Commenting on the promotion, Hitoshi Motohara, Chairman of Staffmark's Board of Directors and a Managing Corporate Executive Officer of Global Staffing for Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd., said, "Geno is well respected both within our company and the staffing industry, and we are excited about the direction he will take Staffmark. He has been instrumental in Staffmark's growth and success, and I am confident that the company will continue to excel under his leadership."

Motohara also thanked Francis for her leadership, saying, "Lesa has been an outstanding CEO, and we wish her much success in her new endeavor."

"Staffmark is a leader in our industry," said Cutolo, "and I am honored to be a part of this company. Our team has the expertise, experience, passion, and drive to deliver the best solutions for our customers and the best job opportunities for our applicants and employees. I’m looking forward to working alongside our dedicated team as we continue to expand our scope and services."

About Staffmark
Staffmark is one of the largest staffing companies in the United States, and has been in business over 40 years. Recognized for its outstanding customer service, Staffmark has been named Best of Staffing for five years in a row. The company operates over 280 locations, providing staffing solutions across a comprehensive range of disciplines. In 2011, Staffmark became a part of Recruit Co., Ltd., one of the largest staffing firms in the world. To find out more about Staffmark, please go to For more information on Recruit, please visit