Location: Jackson, MS
Brenda began her staffing career in 1999 in Jackson, MS. She began with an empty office and zero revenue, but quickly grew her branch, earning millions in revenue by focusing on the light industrial and office clerical sectors. After transitioning into the role of Regional Manager, Brenda relocated to Atlanta, GA, before the company was sold.
After relocating to Atlanta her employer sold, and mergers of multiple entities took place, leading her to leave the company to pursue a career with a major driver staffing organization, where she managed and directed business development and delivery for five years.
More recently, as the Vice President of a national firm, Brenda used her many talents and vast experience to provide the delivery of service and talent to a more niche industry, specializing in the management of outsourced services to major e-commerce corporations. Brenda relocated back to Mississippi in 2017 while continuing to work in her current role.
Shortly thereafter, the owner of Professional Staffing Group (PSG) contacted her about a role she couldn’t refuse, an offer to be an integral part of an independently-owned staffing firm focused on professional-level services using large firm recruiting technologies to meet the needs for select industrial sectors.
There is nothing like a small business to represent the opportunity for its management to wear multiple hats in one working day. That one person can function in leadership, business development, sales coaching, recruiting and social worker roles! It takes a remarkable and strong person to be able to function in so many roles at one time; and, on rare occasion, that special person comes along, crosses a path and responds to a post. Someone who just happens to be at the right place at the right time in their life to say “YES” to an entirely new adventure.
Professional Staffing Group welcomed that someone, Brenda Barron, into the PSG business family in March of 2019. In June of 2019 Brenda acquired Professional Staffing and became the owner and president. As President and owner, Brenda is indeed cut out for her new career. She primarily focuses on business development in both professional services and light industrial sectors. She also manages the training and career development of PSG recruiters and provides support to the entire staff to increase the company’s capacity to provide exceptional service to more clients and candidates.
While Brenda is not one to stay still very long, her career is not her only focus. Having just built a home on 8 acres of Mississippi land, she is starting to grow roots. She loves decorating projects, growing flowers in her garden and spending time with her 3 grandchildren and family on her spacious back porch complete with a dream outdoor kitchen.
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Born in Oklahoma City, but raised in Mississippi, Amber has lived in Brandon most of her life. She is the proud mother of a daughter who is a miniature version of herself. Amber graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2007 with a degree in marketing. Her career since has consisted of both business development and marketing roles where she has experienced success in business and relationship development.
Amber joined PSG in July 2019, bringing her background in business development and a love for meeting new people with her. Although new to staffing, she is eager to learn and excited to be an integral part of the success and growth of the organization.
Amber, like everyone else at Professional Staffing Group, wears multiple hats. Amber’s day-to-day focus is on finding the ideal candidate to fill job opportunities with our clients. Amber also works in conjunction with our clients to ensure we are helping them achieve their long-term goals within their various organizations.
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Location: Flowood, MS
Born in the Mississippi Delta, Heather moved to Brandon, MS in 1998 and graduated from Northwest Rankin High School. After graduation, Heather attended Hinds Community College, earning a degree in early childhood development. After graduating from college Heather found herself as a stay home mom with a thriving online business. This business afforded her the opportunity to stay at home, yet further develop her skills in online marketing, customer service and business development. Heather lives in Carthage with her husband and three children. She enjoys spending time on the ball fields, where all three of her children play sports.
Heather joined the PSG team in January 2020. She loves meeting new people and is excited about helping candidates find the perfect career. Having grown up in a family where staffing was an everyday part of life, she understands the business like a seasoned veteran.
Heather’s day to day responsibilities include assisting our associates in finding the ideal career opportunity and assuring we meet the needs of Professional Staffing Groups clients. She also is responsible for payroll processing for our many associates.
Business Development Director
Having been raised in both New Orleans and Little Rock, Phoebe moved to Mississippi to attend University of Mississippi. She graduated from University of Mississippi in 2015 and soon thereafter moved to Jackson to pursue a career in business development. Phoebe is a resident of Jackson, where she and her boyfriend enjoy all the culture of the downtown area. She has multiple fur babies that she loves and spoils rotten.
Phoebe joined the PSG team in May 2020. As the director of business development, Phoebe is responsible for strategic marketing and operations planning with top executives, setting objectives and identifying methods to help her clients reach their goals. A seasoned sales rep, she is accustomed to working with small businesses in particular, and is confident in her ability to help her clients grow professionally. She is new to the staffing industry but is eager to start building relationships with her clients and colleagues.