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 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 the 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!

Tiffany Canna, CSP– Recruiting Coordinator 

Tiffany started her career as a Recruiting Coordinator for APS back in 2011. She left for a short stint and has recently rejoined our APS family. She handles the front desk as well as assisting Isabel with recruiting light industrial positions. Her experience gives her the communication skills needed to interview and connect with candidates on a daily basis!

Tyler Lombard, CSP– Recruiting Coordinator

Tyler received his Bachelor’s degree from Brockport State University in Marketing. Shortly after, he started his career as a Recruiting Coordinator for the Kenmore branch of APS in late 2019. Tyler screens, interviews, and places applicants in positions with our clients within the Industrial industry. He takes pride in finding the perfect candidate for each position!

Hayden Fischer – Administrative Assistant

Hayden is our newest addition to the office!  She has the role of Administrative Assistant and she comes from a background of 5 years in the brokerage industry. Hayden’s daily tasks are to aid in helping applicants make sure everything is filled out so they can be set up to succeed in any position they are placed in. She aims to people please, share her sense of humor, and help wherever is needed.  Hayden is a great addition to our company!




Sarah Jordan, CSP – Assistant Branch Manager

Sarah is a Certified Staffing Professional and has been with APS Staffing since the spring of 2013. Sarah started here as an Administrative Assistant and was quickly promoted to Recruiting Coordinator and then to her current role of Assistant Branch Manager. Sarah has Associates degrees in both Administration and Accounting. Sarah interviews and places applicants at positions with our clients, focusing on placements in manufacturing and administration industries. In addition, Sarah also handles payroll and other HR matters for our Erie Office. Sarah is eager to help and is always here to greet you with a smile!