Brandon Smith, managing partner at Flexicrew Technical Services, cites the power of belief as a key to success in the staffing industry. “If you care enough, build the right team around you and work hard enough in the staffing industry, then success will follow,” Smith says.
Smith’s company was started in 2015, and he is managing partner and co-founder. It provides recruitment in IT, engineering, finance/accounting and administrative positions. Smith is based in Metairie, La., a suburb of New Orleans. Flexicrew Technical Services is a spin off from another firm, Flexicrew Staffing, which Smith joined in 2009 as VP of sales. Flexicrew Staffing has appeared for a number of years on SIA’s list of fastest-growing staffing firms, and it focuses on skilled and unskilled blue-collar staffing throughout the southeast US.
Smith got into staffing by way of his college fraternity, for which he worked for a year after he graduated, traveling the country to college campuses as a recruitment consultant. The experiences he had at the job opened his mind to recruiting, and he eventually joined a national staffing firm before moving to Flexicrew.
Staffing can be a business with long hours, but Smith makes sure he devotes time to his family as well. He is also on the board of the Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans.