Kim I. Megonigal Chairman & CEO
Kim comes to you as the Founder/Chairman and CEO of The Megonigal Companies. 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 5 specialty practices, a Professional Employer Organization (KimstaffHR), and a Professional Services Firm (Advantex). With over 150 employees, The Megonigal Companies is a dominant presence in the State of California.
Prior to starting The Megonigal Companies, 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
President of Advantex, Lisa, is known throughout the Advantex 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 candidates”. Lisa is responsible for the strategic planning and day to day operations of the company as well as overall growth and profitability.
Lisa joined Kimco Staffing Services in 2006 as Chief Operating Officer. In 2007, she was promoted to the position of President. Prior to joining Kimco, 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, Vice President of Advantex Professional Services. Eric joined The Megonigal Companies 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 5 years with Kforce, Eric was recruited by Spherion’s Professional Services Division as a Director to over see 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 Eric’s 14 years of staffing experience, 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
We are pleased to introduce to you Azeddine, Director of Technology for The Megonigal Companies. 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 Organization. When it comes to our technology, Azeddine wears the “C” for Captain on his jersey and you can bet the bank that our Captain of technology 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 Universty of La Verne with three concentrations: Information Technology, Management, and Leadership.
- Azeddine Ouhida
- Director of Technology
Steven Bradley VP & CFO
Steve Bradley is the VP & CFO of Advantex and The Megonigal Companies. He joined Kimco Staffing Services in 2004 with the goal of expanding the company to become the largest and most respected privately held staffing and employment company in the State of California. With twenty-nine years of financial and operational experience in multiple environments, there is no better “quarterback” to lead the finance team then that of Steve. His day to day responsibilities include; increasing efficiencies, reducing workers’ compensation costs, and maximizing operational productivity.
Prior to joining Kimco, 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 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
Jake Dixon Area Manager
Jake Dixon, Area Manager of Advantex. Jake is responsible for the operations and growth of the Advantex Accounting and Finance lines of business for the greater Los Angeles area. Some of Jake’s day to day responsibilities include; training, mentoring, directing and coaching his team of recruiters and managers.
Jake attended the University of San Diego studying Communications and Public Speaking. Directly after College Jake began his career in the Staffing Industry. He has 7 years of industry experience and has held the titles of; Executive Recruiter, Division Director, Branch Manager and Manager of Recruitment for Fortune 500 companies LandAmerica and Robert Half International.
“As a client, I have worked with Jake at 2 staffing companies. I find him to be on top of assignments, responds quickly and he delivers beyond expectations.” Carepoint FCU
- Jake Dixon
- Area Manager
Joe Foley Sr. Branch Manager
Joe is the Sr. Branch Manager of the Orange County Advantex location which specializes in IT & Engineering. Joe is responsible for the managing his team of recruiters, as well as the overall production and revenue growth of our Orange County operation.
Having worked on “both sides of the desk” as both an Account Manager and a Recruiter, Joe is an expert at identifying and creating hiring profiles specific to each and every client. Joe brings a plethora of IT and Engineering specific skill sets to the table which makes him a highly valued asset to the Advantex Organization.
Joe joined the recruiting industry in 1997 and has successfully placed hundreds of Professionals from the C- Level, down. Joe Foley is a native Scotsman and attended Langside College in Glasgow Scotland.
“I had the pleasure of working with Joe in his capacity as a recruiter for Kimco. Joe was very professional and detail oriented in his work to find the perfect opportunity for me. Joe wasted no time in learning my skillset and finding a match. I hope never to need his services again, but if I am ever on the market again, Joe will be my first call. I do not hesitate to send any of my connections in need to Joe.” SA Recycling
- Joe Foley
- Sr. Branch Manager
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
Pramod Davé Client Services Manager
Pramod Davé, Client Services Manager of the Advantex Executive Search team. Mr. Davé's specializes in placing Sr. level Accounting and Finance professionals on a contract, contract to hire and direct hire basis. Pramod is responsible for the growth of the companies "C" level consulting and direct hire business for the Greater Orange County Region.
In addition to Pramod's 12 years of industry experience, he also brings to the table his extensive expertise in Public Accounting as a prior Big-4 Deloitte &Touché partner. Mr. Davé's combination of work history and experience has allowed him to truly understand senior level needs.
Here is what his clients have to say…"The first person I think of and contact when I have an open position in the Accounting Department is Pramod Davé". I know that when I contact Pramod that he will listen carefully to the specifications that I require and that he will recruit the right person for the assignment. Pramod develops relationships for the long term." NorthStar Life Services
Pramod received his Degree from the London School of Accountancy and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
- Pramod Davé
- Client Services Manager