Kim I. Megonigal Chairman & CEO
Kim is the Founder/Chairman and CEO of The Megonigal Group. At the early age of 33 and in just 12 short years, our leader and ambassador managed to transform his organization from a one-man operation to a $75 million dollar corporation. Today, The Megonigal Companies has an award-winning staffing firm (Kimco Staffing Services) with five specialty practices, a Professional Employer Organization (KimstaffHR), and a Professional Services firm (Advantex). With more than 150 employees, The Megonigal Group is a dominant presence in California.
Prior to starting The Megonigal Group, Kim worked for Thomas Temporaries, learning the staffing business from the ground up. During this time Kim performed sales and management functions in branch offices throughout Northern California and Denver, and was instrumental in Thomas' eventual expansion to 40 offices in 15 states. At the age of 28, Kim was made President of Thomas Temporaries.
Our Chairman and CEO is a graduate of Claremont Men's College where he studied business. Kim has been nominated for Ernst & Young's prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Award for two consecutive years, and has been recognized as an Orange County finalist.
- Kim I. Megonigal
- Chairman & CEO
Lisa Pierson President
As President of Advantex, Lisa is known throughout the organization for her pragmatic, passionate leadership style. “My mission is to ensure that all members of the Advantex team provide ‘The Advantex Experience’ in each and every interaction we have with our clients, employees and candidate.” Lisa is responsible for the strategic planning and day-to-day operations of the company, as well as overall growth and profitability.
Lisa joined The Megonigal Group in 2006 as Chief Operating Officer. In 2007, she was promoted to the position of President of Advantex and Kimco Staffing Services. Prior to joining the Megonigal Group, Lisa was Vice President of national accounts for Spherion, a $2.1 billion staffing and recruitment company. Lisa’s career in staffing began with Norrell, where she held the positions of Regional Sales Vice President for their Franchise Division, Western Division Vice President of Operations, and Vice President of the Southern California region. She acquired her basic business and sales skills while at Eastman Kodak Company and was a 21 Club Winner which represented the top 5% of sales representatives internationally. Lisa has her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from San Diego State University.
- Lisa Pierson
Ken Tudhope Vice President
As Vice President of the finance division of Advantex, Ken leverages his expansive network of contacts and his unique set of talents and industry experiences to deliver customized service and value. Prior to joining Advantex, Ken founded Project Pro Search in order to provide excellent long-term service to clients in Southern California.
Ken Tudhope is the author of The Key: A Networking Guide to Meeting, Connecting and Succeeding, and Tudhope’s Networking Notes, a collection of short articles on the subject of networking, which are published in the monthly newsletter of the Orange County chapter of Finance Executives International (FEI), and on his blog, NetworkingNote.com. Ken developed “InContact”, a monthly networking publication serving the finance and accounting community in Southern California.
Ken has his MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Business, a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Washington, and is an actively licensed CPA and CMA in California.
- Ken Tudhope
- Vice President
Azeddine Ouhida Vice President of Technology and OPS
As Vice President of Technology and OPS, Azeddine is responsible for driving the technology strategy and execution for the entire organization. Prior to joining the executive team in February 2011, Azeddine worked for Taco Bell America and Yum! Brands where he held various IT leadership positions. Azeddine’s extensive experience in developing, implementing and supporting technology solutions has made him a valuable asset to the Advantex team. When it comes to our technology, Azeddine has built a rock solid service-oriented IT organization.
Azeddine has his Bachelor of Science in computer information systems from DeVry University and his master’s in business administration from University of La Verne with three concentrations: information technology, management, and leadership.
- Azeddine Ouhida
- Vice President of Technology and OPS
Steven Bradley VP & CFO
Steve Bradley joined the Megonigal Group in 2004 as the Vice President and CFO of Advantex and Kimco Staffing Services. With 29 years of financial and operational experience in multiple environments, there is no better captain to lead the finance team. His day-to-day responsibilities include; increasing efficiencies, reducing workers’ compensation costs, and maximizing operational productivity.
Prior to joining The Megonigal Group, Steve was Vice President of Finance and Operations for a large entertainment company, where he oversaw accounting, royalties, contracts, production, manufacturing, and distribution. Earlier in his career Steve was the owner and founder of a CPA firm providing audit, tax and business consulting services.
Steve is a Certified Public Accountant and former Arthur Anderson & Co employee. Steve acquired his bachelor’s degree in accounting from California State Dominguez Hills and earned an MBA from Loyola Marymount University. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Financial Executives International, and the California Society of CPAs.
- Steven Bradley
Saretta Brown Director of Sales and Marketing
Saretta Brown is the Director of Sales and Marketing for Advantex Professional Services. In her role, she is responsible for sales strategy, business development and working with the sales team to build impactful partnerships with clients. Prior to joining Advantex, Saretta owned Holler Ink – a creative services firm – and worked as a Senior Trainer for Dale Carnegie, where she coached Fortune 500 companies to shift behaviors and increase business results.
- Saretta Brown
- Director of Sales and Marketing
Mark Mina Client Service Manager
Mark Mina joined Advantex in early 2010 and serves as Client Service Manager to the Orange County Advantex office which specializes in finance and accounting.
Mark is responsible for hiring, managing, training, and mentoring a team of recruiters that specialize in finance and accounting as well as the overall production and revenue growth of the Orange County Advantex operation. Mark built the Advantex team from the ground up..
Mark understands that when it comes to accounting and finance, finding an individual with the right skill set, personality and culture fit is priceless. He is a results-driven professional with expertise in matching accounting and financial professionals with companies in need of top talent.
Prior to joining Advantex, Mark spent three years as a finance and accounting recruiter for an international, Fortune 500 search firm. .
When it comes to delivery and service, Mark’s clients say it best. “Mark is very professional, friendly and provides exceptional service. The quality of the candidate we hired was outstanding. Mark exceeded my expectations and I highly recommend him and Advantex.” Giao Trucking, Inc.
- Mark Mina
- Client Service Manager