Tom Landry is a co-founder of Allegiance Staffing. Along with the original partner group, they built a staffing company focused on the client and performance accountability. This model has made Allegiance Staffing one of only 13 staffing companies to be named Best in Staffing® by Clearly Rated every year since the award was started in 2008. This prestigious award is based 100% on client and employee satisfaction.
Tom has made his career in the staffing industry since 1986. He created and successfully implemented the Allegiance “3-Phase” hiring system that has dramatically outperformed the staffing industry in producing high-quality talent and unparalleled talent retention rates. He is the past President of the Texas Association of Staffing, the Board of Directors of Contract Packaging Association, the Diversity Council of IWLA, as well as chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Council for the International Warehousing and Logistics Association . Tom and Allegiance Staffing are active members of CPA, IWLA, and WERC.
A sought after speaker, Tom has presented at the WERC, the annual conference on Total Cost of Ownership, the IWLA Operations Conference on Affordable Care Act compliance, and at the Contract Packaging Association Annual Meeting for four consecutive years. He has also published several papers on effective purchasing of talent to reduce cost.
“Labor resources optimized” is more than a motto, it is who we are and why we exist as a company.
“My total focus is on aligning with my customers, understanding the drivers of how they make money, and delivering a service that maximizes the output of the talent we provide them. In logistics, packaging, and manufacturing, labor efficiency is the key to profitability. Allegiance is all about delivering tangible, sustainable results.”
After a successful decade in social services, Shannon realized she could have a greater impact on the community through helping to connect job seekers with great companies.
Shannon found the Allegiance Staffing team shared her core values and desire to help and empower employees. She was able to give something back to the community while simultaneously providing great labor solutions and acting as a strategic advisor to her customers.
Shannon joined the Allegiance Staffing group in 2014 with her first branch in Louisville, KY. She has since successfully grown her Allegiance portfolio expanding to four locations. Shannon plans to continue to grow and expand her operations in the Midwest.
Shannon has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN and a Masters of Science in Social Work from the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY.
As a member of multiple community organizations and social outreach programs, Shannon and her team have impacted the community in many ways. She has volunteered her time and skills to serve meals to the homeless, assist the community’s youth with job workshops, participated at her alma-mater by conducting mock interviews for upcoming graduates, and in many other ways.
Scott began his staffing career immediately following college in 2001. He has been involved in every aspect of the business from operations and sales, to strategic planning. He has been deeply involved with the evolution of the company from the beginning model to becoming an industry leader. Scott currently is the COO of Pittsburgh and Phoenix. He is a strong proponent of the culture of “WE” through his strategic planning, development of processes and procedures to maximize customer service, as well as professional development of staff.
Outside of the office Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and three sons. He is very involved with his kids’ activities, coaching many of their sports teams.
Sagiv Barmor joined the staffing company founded in 1995 by his parents, Carol and Isaac, four short months after they opened. Carol and Isaac knew they always wanted to open a business together, and in the summer of 1994, they moved to Seattle to chase their dreams. Sagiv has been involved in every aspect of the company and has done every position within the company, from starting as a staffing coordinator to business development, to managing the company upon Carol and Isaac’s retirement in 2014. Sagiv is committed to providing the highest quality of customer service to clients and employees through empowering his team and focusing on continuous improvement and professional development.
Lisa Barger is a Partner of the Allegiance Staffing North Carolina locations with more than 24 years of experience in the staffing industry. As founding members of Allegiance Staffing, Lisa and her husband Robert own offices in Charlotte, Mooresville, Raleigh, and Shelby, North Carolina, and are partners in the Greer, SC location. Lisa has been a certified Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) since 2002 and was listed in the Top 10 of Charlotte’s largest temporary staffing companies in 2016.
Prior to entering the staffing industry in 1991, Lisa spent four years in the banking industry. She is originally from East Tennessee, where she attended Walters State Community College (WSCC).
Lisa is passionate about children’s ministry and giving back to her community. She served on the Board of Directors for Global Children Outreach in Charlotte, NC. She and her husband Robert also hosted children from Ecuador through the program. After the program dissolved in 2006, Lisa continued her passion by traveling to Ecuador to volunteer and support various churches, orphanages, and Compassion International. Lisa has also volunteered as a Financial Advisor at Jackson Park Ministries in Charlotte, NC.
In her spare time, Lisa enjoys traveling, photography, and golf. She also loves spending time with family, nature, and the mountains.
With over twenty years of experience in management, Ms. Laura Diaz is a recognized and respected staffing industry leader. Prior to starting Allegiance Staffing in Chicago, Ms. Diaz spent ten years as a key executive with West Staff, helping to build the company into a market-leading staffing agency. While serving as Vice President at West Staff, Ms. Diaz built extensive executive-level relationships with companies from different industries. Before joining West Staff, Ms. Diaz spent five years with Walgreens, managing several stores in the Chicagoland area.
Ms. Diaz is an active member of numerous industry associations including SHRM, ASA, and SIA.
Joe oversees the Sales and Marketing efforts for Allegiance Jacksonville. He has always had a passion for the “Sales Process” and started his first retail business at the age of 20. After selling that operation, Joe and his brother Jim joined Allegiance Staffing in Jacksonville in 1995.
Joe’s ability to understand a prospective client’s needs, and develop a strategy that meets those needs, is key to the success of the Jacksonville operation. He is the main point of contact for all of the Strategic Clients for the Jacksonville branch.
Joe splits his time away from work between his “house flipping” hobby and his love for songwriting. He makes yearly trips to Nashville to network with local musicians and songwriters.
As a partner of Allegiance Staffing, Mr. Jose Cerda specializes in entrepreneurial real estate. Since the company’s inception, Mr. Cerda has managed real estate development, property management, construction, and event planning needs. Prior to joining Allegiance Staffing, Mr. Cerda spent several years working for The City of Chicago. During this time, he held several operating positions and developed a strong network of business relationships essential to the city’s growth.
Jim heads up the Operations Team at Allegiance in Jacksonville. Jim is extremely hands-on, working closely with our recruiting team to oversee all placements for our clients. His meticulous attention to detail and strong organizational skills are reflected in the high order fill rates and on-time attendance our clients have come to expect from Allegiance Jacksonville.
Jim is a lifelong native of Jacksonville Beach. He graduated from Florida State College Jacksonville and spent 10 years in a retail business with his brother Joe before opening Allegiance Staffing in 1995.
Being an avid surfer, you can usually find Jim enjoying his time off in the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. Jim has been running a “Surf Camp” for children with Downs Syndrome that has been affiliated with the Special Olympics since 2010.
Jeff Booth took over ownership of the Southaven and Jackson Mississippi branch of Allegiance Staffing in early 2017. He started his career in sales for Allegiance Staffing in 2010 and held a variety of positions within the organization, including sales consultant, branch manager, operations manager, and most recently, owner. Allegiance Staffing is committed to providing the best possible labor solution to our clients through innovative and cutting-edge recruiting, onboarding, and service coordination. Jeff Booth, and Allegiance Staffing, have consistently been ranked “Best of Staffing” since the award’s inception in 2010.
Jay L. Hare is the Chief Financial Officer for Allegiance Staffing in Alabama and Georgia. He has been an active certified public accountant for over 37 years. He is a graduate of The University of Alabama.
Jay has lived in Alexander City, AL on Lake Martin for over 32 years and has been active in local civic and church organizations. He has been a past president of the Alexander City Kiwanis Club, former chairman of the finance committee of First United Methodist Church of Alexander City, and District representative for the University of Alabama Alumni Association.
James Pembroke is the Co-Founder of Allegiance Staffing in San Antonio, Texas. As a member of the original partner group, James has been in the industry since 1995.
Prior to opening Allegiance Staffing, James was the Vice President of a retail company with various locations, including one of the founding retailers in the Mall of America in Minneapolis, MN, when it opened in 1992. James also co-founded a staffing business in Minneapolis in 1995 before moving to San Antonio in 1998 and opening the San Antonio branch of Allegiance Staffing.
James’ extensive background in retail and staffing inspired him to focus on providing the highest quality of customer service to clients and employees through empowering his team and focusing on continuous improvement and professional development as well as client and performance accountability.
James grew up riding, showing, and training Saddlebred and Arabian horses. Before getting into the retail business, James showed and won many championships as well as becoming U.S. National Champion at the Arabian Horse National Championship Horse Show.
Graduate of the University of Alabama and local business owner for over 13 years, Carol Lee is President of Lee Staffing, DBA Allegiance Staffing. Her company began as a local office servicing Tallapoosa County, Alabama, in 2004 and, over the years, has grown to cover the East Alabama and West Georgia areas.
Carol holds active memberships with United Way Red Feather Society and all Chambers of Commerce where her eight offices are located. Currently, Carol is President of the Alabama Staffing Association, a member of the American Staffing Association, Board Member for Service Dogs, AL, served four years as a Board Member of the Alexander City Chamber of Commerce, and a Lifetime Alumni Pillar of Leadership Lake Martin. Carol Lee and her family are members of Duncan Memorial Methodist Church of Alexander City.
Brett began his staffing career by opening his business in Pittsburgh in 1995. Previously, he spent 20 years in the construction industry working on various projects for a national contractor. After many years of recruiting, hiring, and placing workers in job assignments, it was a natural transition to temporary staffing.
Currently, Brett is focusing on the financial administrative sides of the business. Brett expanded in 2012 with the opening of the office in Phoenix, AZ.
Outside of the office, Brett stays active with his family and community. His hobbies include biking, hiking, fishing, and RV camping. He enjoys spending time with his wife and enjoys the company of his two children and five grandchildren.
Andre started the business with his wife in 1996 when they moved to the Lancaster, PA area from Port Huron, Michigan. While his wife is no longer active in the business, Andre focuses his time on developing and growing their operations and ensuring that his passion to please customers is instilled in their daily operations.
While not at work, Andre enjoys fishing, traveling, and spending time with his family. Andre is also active in his son’s Boy Scout troop.
Andre’s ultimate goal is to retire on an island.
Allen Tuttle plays a dual role as Partner of the Greer, SC, location and Director of Operations for the North Carolina locations. Allen is responsible for managing all aspects of business operations, including strategic planning, financial performance, compliance, operational growth and enhancement, staff development, client retention, and revenue growth for the South Carolina and North Carolina locations.
Prior to joining Allegiance in 2010, Allen was in the banking and mortgage industry, where he was an auditor with Wells Fargo. Allen earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Ralph Ketner School of Business at Catawba College and is a graduate of the Dale Carnegie training program. He also serves on the American Staffing Association North Carolina Council.
Outside the office, Allen enjoys spending time with his wife, Julie, and their son, Westin. He also enjoys playing golf, spending time outdoors, and cheering on the Tennessee Volunteers.
Erez Barmor has over 27 years of experience in the light industrial staffing field. He began his career in staffing in 1994 immediately after graduating from Indiana University with a double BA in history and psychology.
He has held every position from operations, to sales, to finance. He believes people are the most important assets of any organization.