Kim Mundell

Owner of Express Employment Professionals, Santa Maria to Paso Robles.

Business Graduate from San Jose State University.

Certified in Business Management and Human Resources

Profession: Staffing industry. Recruiting and placing candidates in all kinds of jobs and industries. Temporary, Temporary to Hire, Direct Hire, and Professional Placement.

Location: Broadway & Carmen: 222 W. Carmen Ln. Ste, 102

City of residence: We moved to Solvang in July 2008. Spent 1 year in Wichita, KS and 10 years in Gilbert, AZ. My husband and I are both from the Bay Area, San Jose, CA.

Short history/work background, special accomplishments:

I have worked in the staffing industry my whole life. Actually, was raised in it! When I was 9 years old, my Mother developed and started her own Staffing Company, which she eventually grew to 7 branches in the Bay Area.

After working for my Mom and during college, I worked for a couple of boutique staffing agencies doing temporary placements for about 4 years. Then moved on to work for Ajilon Office & Finance for 3 years, where I placed Accounting/ Finance professional and Executive level Administrative support, in temporary and permanent positions. Then went to work for Manpower for 6 years, where I was hired as the First Permanent Placement Consultant in the US. I made placements in all kinds of industries and lines of business; from Accounting, Admin, CDL Drivers, Business Operations, to Industrial Skill Trades. With my last year with Manpower being in Professional Permanent Placement, I feel that I am well rounded in my years in this business. I have done it all from temporary placement, permanent placement in all kinds of industry, Sales skills, Recruiting techniques and managing/training employees. I have received awards for “The Top Producer,”  “Best of the West,” and “Circle of Stars Achiever,” and take pride in that.

When this opportunity presented it’s self with Express, I thought there was no way I could be half of my mom and have my own business, but with a Franchise organization, they help you with everything! I just needed to Sell, Recruit and Service my customers. That didn’t sound too hard. J

We believe in these three items above, (Sell, Service and Recruit) being the best at what we do, with our strength and knowledge in our field; we hope to help people succeed.

Staff:

Jennifer McNulty, Sr. Staffing Manager, 13 years

Cyndi Framme, Regional Developer, 32 years.

Kim Mundell, Owner, 15 years.

Total, 60 years experience!!

Hobbies & Family: I love to swim, read books, walk on the beach, and spend time with my family.

Ours is a close-knit family consisting of Krystal who is 13 and Justin, 10. My husband Dave works in New Technology, as an Electronics / Manufacturing Engineering and he loves to cook! His specialty is smoked ribs.

Something not everyone knows about me:

I carry my mom’s favorite comb and lucky coin in my purse, just for good luck. Oh, I just celebrated my 15 wedding anniversary! Yes, I was married at 19 years old.

My burning desire: To have a successful company and to open another office up north. Also, to raise two wonderful, smart kids to be the best they can be and follow their dreams!!

Things I am involved in: I love to be involved!! Network, Network, Network!

President of the Local Chapter of BNI, Ambassador for the Chamber of Commerce for Santa Maria. Member of Chamber Commerce, SLO. Santa Maria Human Resource Association, Manufacturing Business Committee, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Business Development Committee, International Franchise Association, American Staffing Association, and a regular volunteer for our Santa Barbara County Food Bank.

We are a Certified Small Business, Woman Owned Company.