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
Eric Coe Vice President
Eric joined The Megonigal Group in 2007 and is credited with the development, expansion and integration of Advantex. In his role, Eric is responsible for the day-to-day operations, strategy and overall growth of the company. As the Vice President, he is known for his service expertise in developing and building finance and IT professional practices.
Eric entered into the staffing industry in 1998 with Kforce, Inc. While at Kforce, Eric was a nationally recognized platinum performer as both a producer and manager. After nearly five years with Kforce, Eric was recruited by Spherion’s Professional Services Division as a Director to oversee their finance and accounting, and information technology practices for the Orange County market. Once he successfully re-built the division in Orange County, Eric left to join the Michael Matthews Group, a regional firm specializing in the placement of finance executives.
Prior to his career in staffing, he worked at First Fidelity Thrift and Loan as an accountant and then financial analyst. Eric has his bachelor’s degree from California State University San Marcos where he majored in business and accounting.
- Eric Coe
- Vice President
Azeddine Ouhida Director of Technology
As Director of Technology, 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
- Director of Technology
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
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
Alan Wilhite Sr. Branch Manager IT & Engineering
Alan Wilhite joined the Advantex team as the Sr. Branch Manager overseeing the IT and engineering divisions. He brings with him 18 years of experience in recruiting, sales and management primarily focused in IT and engineering staff augmentation and placement services. Prior to Advantex, Alan worked with Kelly IT & Engineering Resources as well as Aerotek Staffing managing sales and operations for the greater Los Angeles market. Prior to joining the staffing industry, Alan had a successful career in sales within the technology industry. His experience and knowledge provides our clients with the "hiring advantage" for recruiting and hiring talent in the Southern California market. Alan attended California State University Long Beach where he studied interpersonal and organizational communications.
- Alan Wilhite
- Sr. Branch Manager of IT and Engineering