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.
APS STAFFING of Erie, PA
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!