Meet Our Members

Joe Adamek

Veritas Solutions LLC
Racine, WI
Years in the Industry: 19 (IT), 6(Staffing)

Veritas Solutions LLC is a certified Veteran-owned IT staffing company serving companies of all sizes and financial footprints throughout the Midwest, as well as special assignments in states across the US. In addition to Joe's extensive experience in IT Operations, he holds a Master Lean Facilitator Certification and has led over 125 process improvement and Lean initiatives within the IT industry driving total savings of more than $25M for those companies served.


Crystal Blackwell

Staffing One, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
Years in the Industry: 32

Crystal Blackwell is President and Chief Executive Officer of Staffing One, Inc. based in Decatur, GA. She is also Chief Executive Officer of Human Capital Development, LLC, Human Capital Management, Inc., a direct hire firm, and Blackwell Capital, LLC, all Atlanta-based firms. Staffing One began operations in Atlanta in 1996 and currently provides Administrative, Accounting, Legal and Engineering staffing services in 34 states in the U.S. Crystal has over 30 years of staffing services experience. She has also marketed staffing services in the Boston and New York markets.


Julie Ann Blazei

President & CEO,
Tricom Funding
Menomonee Falls, WI
Years in the Industry: 23
Julie Ann Blazei is President and CEO of Tricom Funding. Since 1989, Tricom Funding has been a trusted resource exclusively serving staffing companies of all sizes through flexible and unlimited payroll funding and professional back office solutions. Tricom Funding is proud to be a founding member of the National Staffing Alliance, offering timely, consistent, accurate and customized invoicing and payroll processing to NSA customers and members throughout North America.



Richard Brinkley

President / CEO,
Priority Staffing Services
Chesapeake, VA
Years in the Industry: 30

Richard Brinkley is President and Chief Executive Officer of Priority Staffing Services Inc. and Priority Direct located in Chesapeake, VA. We primarily serve the Hampton Roads and Tidewater areas of Virginia. Before starting Priority in 1994, Richard owned a license of a national staffing service for 10 years. Priority Staffing and Priority Direct are a full service temporary and direct hire recruiting firm offering staffing solutions for administrative, customer service, IT, engineering, finance, accounting, import export specialist, buyers, project management and management. Four of Priority's employees have worked together for almost 30 years. We hire great people and keep them to build long-term relationships with our clients.


Ray McDaniel

Founder & President,
Metro Industrial
Years in the Industry: 30

Ray McDaniel is Founder and President of Metro Industrial, as well as former co-owner and President of AMR, a staffing organization with 55 office locations across 13 states and sales of $150M. A 30-year veteran of the staffing industry, Ray's experience includes 14 years in branch operations, seven  years in senior management (with a focus on mergers and acquisitions) and nine years in ownership. Ray studied engineering and business and is married with 3 children, aged 22, 17 and 14.  He enjoys personal travel, camping, hiking and church life.


Morgan Nichols

Managing Partner,
Torrey & Gray
Chicago, IL
Years in the Industry: 12

With twelve years in the Staffing and recruiting industry, Morgan Nichols manages NSA's Accounting and Finance practice. With marketing and finance degrees from Chicago's North Park University, Morgan serves a wide variety of industries, and his expertise lies in filling Accounting, Finance, Tax, Payroll and Financial Systems positions.


Todd Schuler

Azule Staffing
Minneapolis, MN
US Army Reserve (81-91)
Years in the Industry: 25

Todd is a Director at of Azule Staffing based in Minneapolis MN. Azule Staffing is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and was formed in 2012. Azule Staffing focuses on IT placement and Veteran Reintegration. Current placements include: IT, Accounting, Engineering, Administrative/Clerical, LI and Payroll Services. Todd has 25 years of Staffing Industry Experience, specializing in sales, business development, strategic planning and recruiting.


Jennifer Sheets

MasterStaff, Inc.
Franklin, TN
Years in the Industry: 17

Jennifer Sheets, the CEO and Owner of MasterStaff, Inc. has over 17 years experience in the staffing industry and has an extensive background in providing professional placement services. She was recently named a Top 3 Finalist for Women of Influence 2012 Entrepreneur of the year Established in 1999 and based in Franklin, TN, MasterStaff, Inc. is now one of the fastest growing staffing agencies, placing over 12,000 employees throughout the past 12 years.


Marianne Trotter

President / CEO,
Accessible Staffing
Deerfield, IL
Years in the Industry: 30

Accessible Staffing is a temporary medical Staffing firm serving healthcare organizations throughout Iowa and Indiana, as well as fulfilling special assignments across the country. The firm was founded in 1998 by Marianne Trotter, who remains president and CEO. She has 30 years experience in health care, holds a business degree from St. Xavier University, is a certified paralegal and is a licensed nursing home administrator. Her hands-on approach to client and staff management, and her steadfast focus on customer service and client satisfaction have made Accessible Staffing a leader in the markets it serves.


Daniel White

Veritas Solutions LLC
Racine, WI
Years in the Industry: 10

Veritas Solutions began operations in 2008 and has expanded in to a nationally focused IT Veteran-owned Staffing company. Dan has over 10 years working with Staffing organizations, holds a degree in Finance, and has held multiple roles in IT, Finance, Project Management, and Customer Service. Our mission at Veritas Solutions is simple: to  set the highest standards in technology staffing and IT excellence.  



Mike Wolbrink

Azule Staffing
Minneapolis, MN
US Army (88-98)
Years in the Industry: 7

Azule Staffing is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and was formed in 2012. Azule Staffing focuses on IT placement and Veteran Reintegration. Current placements include: IT, Accounting, Engineering, Administrative/Clerical, LI and Payroll Services. Mike has 2 combat tours and over 25 years of sales, training, project management in the military and private sector.