Great Service Starts with Great Staff!

Our agency has been helping good people find honest work since we opened our doors in October of 1998… and that started with our staff! In the years since, although some of our staff has changed and we have grown, one thing remains the same: our staff is treated like family. We have some folks who work “behind the scenes” to get your time cards and paychecks processed and the following staff members are available in our branches for clients, employees, and applicants:

Affinity Personnel Solutions- Buffalo:

Tom Scanlon, CSP – General Manager 

Tom is one of two senior executives who have been a part of the company since its founding in 1998. Tom is an alumnus of the University of Buffalo and was a Series 7 Registered Stock Broker, Real Estate Broker and Business Broker before establishing several local area businesses as either a founder or co-founder.  In 1996, Tom entered the staffing industry as a senior executive and two years later became General Manager of APS.  Tom is a Certified Staffing Professional (CSP) through the American Staffing Association.

Isabel Diaz, CSP –  Area Manager 

Isabel started at APS in 2001. She is a Certified Staffing Professional specializing in high volume accounts. Isabel has been an APS Manager since 2005. Isabel works with our recruiting and back office staff to source great candidates for a range of clients!

Darren Ziembo – Regional Sales Manager

Darren handles the strategic development and on-boarding of new business relationships with a wide variety of clients across Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania. While earning his Bachelor’s degree in Communications from SUNY Oswego, he worked as a temp for APS on a few assignments during summer and holiday breaks. After completing his degree in 2007, Darren was offered a permanent spot on our team! Since that time, he has worked in sales, client development, and direct recruiting for APS. Clients and coworkers appreciate his drive and willingness to help out wherever he can.  Part of his success comes from understanding our client’s staffing needs first hand. As a former temp, he understands the high demands of industry!

Eric Gunderson, CSP – Recruiting Manager 

Eric received his undergraduate degree in Communication from University at Buffalo before beginning his career in the staffing industry. After two years of recruiting experience in the Rochester area, he joined the Kenmore branch of APS in 2016. Eric is a Certified Staffing Professional who specializes in client relations, contractual negotiations, recruitment and placement of individuals within skilled trades, manufacturing, industrial, and administrative roles for a wide variety of companies in Western NY. His prior experience in landscaping, skilled trades, and heavy labor allows him to identify with applicants and potential candidates in order to match them up best with opportunities for our clients. Timeliness and feedback are very essential for speed to market recruitment, and this is something that Eric pushes for on a daily basis for both applicants and clients!

Joseph Atwell – Recruiting Coordinator

Joe joined the APS team in Kenmore in April of 2022, bringing about a year of previous recruiting experience, personal training and customer service, and a construction background with him. Joe went to Central College in Iowa where he received a BA in Exercise Science, and relocated to Buffalo back in 2018. Joe works with candidates to place them in a wide variety of roles from production and warehouse to skilled trades and office related work with companies in the Greater Buffalo area. Joe’s ability to listen and understand, along with his previous work experience, allows him to relate to people, and determine what jobs are the best fit for candidates who come in to our office. Joe has a bright future, and looks forward to helping you find your next long term job!

Alyssa Rea – Administrative Assistant

Alyssa, our administrative assistant, is the newest addition to our team, and started with us in June of 2022. Alyssa brings with her over 7 years of insurance sales and service, along with other customer service background, so she is very effective in working with applicants to find the solutions they need and guiding them through the application process. Alyssa is responsible for many administrative duties in the office, answering phones, and handling front desk work, along with assisting with recruiting. She will be the first person you see when you come into our office, and she looks forward to helping make the process of finding a new job as easy as can be.

Jordan Hart – Recruiting Coordinator

Jordan Hart joined the APS team in September of 2022, bringing 7+ years of customer service experience including real estate and hospitality. Jordan relocated to Buffalo back in 2016 from California and has since looked to utilize his skills and experience in his new community. With a background that also includes social media management, Jordan looks for new and creative ways to bring people together. From his experience in real estate and now to recruiting the goal is still the same – helping people find the best long-term fit.