Leadership

LINK Staffing is honored to have a talented and devoted core group of people focused on our franchise owners’ success. Our growth and industry recognition is a direct result of the effort, judgement, and commitment of the management team. "The more you know about our Leadership Team, the more you'll want to join our unique, staffing franchise system.

Bill Pitts
Co-CEO

Bill Pitt's career in the temporary staffing industry began in 1970, when he became the general manager of a Houston location of a national industrial temporary staffing company. Within five years, Bill had developed the struggling Houston office into the most profitable location in the country.

Bill left the industrial staffing business in 1976 to launch American Medical Personnel Services, a group of medical staffing offices and home health care agencies. In 1982, Bill sold American Medical Personnel, which during his tenure, had expanded to seven offices in five states with annual revenues of $6 million, to concentrate full-time on LINK Staffing Services.

Under his leadership, LINK Staffing Services has received many impressive honors. As a franchisor, LINK has received numerous awards and recognitions over the years from the franchise community, including recent national rankings in Black Enterprise magazine (Top 30 Franchises 2006), National Minority Franchise Initiative (2007), All Business All Star Franchise (2009) and G.I. Jobs Military Friendly Franchise (2010). LINK has also been ranked nationally in Entrepreneur Magazine's prestigious Franchise 500 list for the last five years in a row, moving up the list an impressive 77 points from 2009 to 2010. Bill frequently publishes articles for industry publications and contributes his time to many volunteer activities including the Greater Houston Partnership and the CEO Roundtable.

Karen Pitts
Co-CEO

In 1976, Karen Pitts launched a start-up staffing company, Nurses PRN Inc., which grew to include eight offices in six states in its first three years. She then joined her husband, Bill Pitts, to build LINK Staffing Services into a national company providing staffing and productivity solutions to businesses and industries.  Karen provides strategic, financial, marketing, and operational leadership for all LINK divisions. Karen continues to dedicate her experience and support to LINK enabling the company to maintain its operational excellence.

Karen stays active in many industry organizations. Karen has previously served as President of both the Texas Association of Staffing and the National Staffing Association, the nation's largest staffing trade association. Karen serves on the advisory boards of Goodwill Industries, Chantal Cookware and is active in The Committee of 200 and the Greater Houston Partnership.

Michelle Bearden
Vice President of Franchise Operations

Michelle Bearden has been LINK's Vice President of Franchise Operations since July 2010. She served as LINK's National Franchise Support Manager from August 2007 and LINK’s Operations Manager from July 2001 until August 2007.

Kathryn Mujezinovic
Vice President of Business Development

Kathryn Mujezinovic has been LINK's Vice President of Business Development since July 2010. She served as LINK's Director of Business Development since January 2010, and LINK’s Operation's Manager from August 2007 until January 2010.