History

Here’s a timeline of the history and accomplishments of Strategic Staffing Solutions.

2015

  • Celebrates a quarter century in business and posts $302 million in revenue

2014

  • S3 announces a major contribution to Detroit’s Eastern Market help advance the Market, increase job opportunities and improve access to healthy foods for the city’s residents
  • Cindy Pasky receives Global Lithuanian Award for 2013 from the Global Lithuanian Leaders for the contributions she and S3 have made to the development of Lithuanian business, science, arts and culture

2013

2012

  • Named among Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For by Michigan Business and Professional Association
  • Ranked 16th Largest U.S. IT Staffing Firm by Staffing Industry Report
  • Ranked 57th Largest U.S. Staffing Firm by Staffing Industry Report
  • Ranked 7th Largest IT Companies by Crain’s Detroit Business
  • Ranked 4th Largest Women-Owned Businesses by Crain’s Detroit Business
  • Ranked 6th Largest Staffing-Service Company by Crain’s Detroit Business
  • Ranked 79th among Private 200 by Crain’s Detroit Business
  • Ranked 38th among Top 50 Fastest Growing Women Led Companies by Forbes
  • Ranked 3473 among Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, by Inc 500/5000
  • S3I Certified Strongest in Lithuania 2012 by Creditinfo
  • GibbsS3 CEO and Partner Farida Gibbs receives Entrepreneur Award from Asian Women in Achievements sponsored by RBS
  • GibbsS3 CEO and Partner Farida Gibbs named Enterprising Women of the Year by Enterprising Women
  • GibbsS3 ranked in Top 250 Report by Recruitment International
  • GibbsS3 awarded Family Business of the Year Fast Growth Business Award by Growing Business
  • GibbsS3 named Top 50 Rising Stars by BusinessXL

2011

  • Named Best of Michigan, by Corp! Magazine
  • Named one of Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, by Michigan Business and Professional Association
  • Ranked 16th Largest U.S. IT Staffing Firm by Staffing Industry Report
  • Ranked 51st Largest U.S. Staffing Firms by Staffing Industry Report
  • Ranked 7th Largest IT Company by Crain’s Detroit Business
  • Ranked 6th Largest Staffing Company by Crain’s Detroit Business
  • Ranked 4th Largest Woman-Owned Business by Crain’s Detroit Business
  • Ranked 80th Private 200 by Crain’s Detroit Business
  • Ranked 3778th Fastest Growing Private Companies in America by Inc 50/5000
  • Ranked 31st in 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies in North America, by WPO (Women Presidents Organization
  • Named a Top Business by DiversityBusiness.com
  • Ranked 3rd Top 50 Women Owned Business in Michigan by DiversityBusiness.com
  • Top 100 Diversity Owned Business in Michigan, ranked #6 by DiversityBusiness.com
  • Ranked 62nd among Top 100 Large Business in the U.S. by DiversityBusiness.com
  • Ranked 21st among Top 500 Women Owned Business in the U.S., by Diversity Business.com
  • Ranked 329 among Top 500 Mid-size Business in the U.S. by DiversityBusiness.com

2010

  • Named “Michigan Economic Bright Spot” by Corp! Magazine
  • Awarded “Top Places to Work’ by the Detroit Free Press
  • Awarded “101 Best and Brightest to Work” by Michigan Business and Professional Association
  • Opened Detroit Development Center (DDC)
  • Ranked 7th in the nation on “Largest Diversity Staffing Firm” by Staffing Industry Report
  • Ranked 22nd in the nation on “Largest U.S. IT Staffing Firms’ by Staffing Industry report
  • Ranked 77th in the nation on “Largest U.S. Staffing Firms” by Staffing Industry Report.
  • Ranks 31st on “50 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business” by Women Presidents Organization
  • Ranks 4th on “Largest Women Owned Businesses” by Crain’s Detroit Business
  • Ranks 4th on “Largest IT Company” by Crain’s Detroit Business
  • Ranks 6th on “Largest Staffing Company” by Crain’s Detroit Business
  • Ranks 84th on “Private 200” by Crain’s Detroit Business
  • Ranks 1st on “Top 50 Women Owned Businesses in Michigan” by DiversityBusiness.com
  • Ranks 3rd on “Top 50 Diversity Owned Businesses in Michigan” by DiversityBusiness.com
  • Ranks 62nd on “Top 100 Large Businesses in the U.S.” by DiversityBusiness.com
  • Ranks 3rd on “Top 100 Privately-Held Businesses in the U.S.” by DiversityBusiness.com
  • Ranks 19th on “Top 500 Women Owned Businesses in the U.S.” by DiversityBusiness.com
  • Ranks 42nd on “Top 500 Diversity Owned Business in U.S.” by DiversityBusiness.com
  • Listed as #4431 on “Inc 5000” by Inc Magazine
  • International named among the Top 10 “most productive businesses” in the Baltic states

2009

  • Named “Michigan Economic Bright Spot” by Corp! Magazine
  • Ranked 81st in the nation on “Largest U.S. Staffing Firms” by Staffing Industry Report
  • Cynthia Pasky named “Top Women Entrepreneurs in North America (Companies earning more than $25 million)” by Enterprising Woman Magazine
  • Formed Gibbs S3 Partnership through joint venture in England
  • Named “Supplier Diversity Achievement Award Winner” (for 2008 accomplishments) by the one of Michigan’s Largest Health Care Providers
  • Ranked 56th on “ Top 500 Diversity Owned Business in the U.S.” by DiversityBusiness.com
  • Ranked 28th on “ Top 500 Women Owned Business in the U.S.” by DiversityBusiness.com
  • Tied for 1st in “Top 500 Mid-Size Business in the U.S. by DiversityBusiness.com
  • Ranked 4th on “Top 100 Diversity Owned Businesses in Michigan” by DiversityBusiness.com
  • Ranks 2nd on “Top 100 Women Owned Business Michigan’ by DiversityBusiness.com
  • Cindy Pasky named chair of the Downtown Detroit Partnership

2008

  • Ranked 38th in the nation on “50-Fastest Growing Women Owned Business in the Nation” by Entrepreneur and the Women Presidents’ organization
  • Ranks 96th in the nation on “Largest U.S. Staffing Firm” by Staffing Industry Report
  • Awarded International Downtown Association Special Achievement Award for Homeless Outreach Program, 2-1-1 On the Go!
  • Ranked 2nd on Mecklenburg Times first “Top 10 Women Owned Business” List
  • Ranks 5th “largest Women Owned Business” in the area by Crain’s Detroit Business.
  • Ranked 20th on “Top 500 Women Owned Businesses in America” by DiversityBusiness.com
  • Ranked 44 on “Top 500 Diversity Owned Business in America” by DiversityBusiness.com
  • Ranked 3rd on “Top 100 Diversity Owned Business in Michigan” by DiversityBusiness.com
  • Ranked 1st on “Top 100 Women Owned Business in Michigan” by DiversityBusiness.com
  • Listed by Inc. Magazine’s in its “ Inc. 5000 List”
  • Named a “Top Places to Work’ by the Detroit Free Press
  • Awarded “101 Best and Brightest” by Michigan Business and Professional Association
  • Acquired National Technical Systems’ Information technology staffing business with locations in San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA; Minneapolis, MN; Columbia, SC; Troy, MI and Lowell, MA
  • Ranked as Charlotte’s 15th “Contigency Executive Search Firm” by Charlotte Business Journal
  • Ranked 20th “Largest Area Temporary Staffing Firm” by Charlotte Business Journal.
  • Ranked 8th “Top Area Technology Consulting Firm” by Charlotte Business Journal.
  • Ranked 7th “Largest Area Women Owned Companies” by Charlotte Business Journal.
  • Ranked as St. Louis 23rd “Top Information Technology Consultants” by St. Louis Business Journal
  • Ranked as St. Louis 2nd “Top Temporary Staffing Services” by St. Louis Business Journal

2007

  • Awarded “Largest Diversity Staffing Firm” and ranked 6th by staffing Industry Report
  • Opens San Antonio, TX, branch
  • Opens Tallahasse, FL, branch
  • Awarded “101 Best and Brightest” by the Michigan Business and Professional Assoc.
  • Ranked 7th “Largest Computer Service Companies” in the area by Crain’s Detroit Business
  • Ranked as Charlotte’s 4th Largest Women-owned company by Charlotte Business Journal
  • Ranked 41st “Largest Privately held IT Staffing Companies” in the nation by Staffing Industry Report
  • Ranked 25th in the nation on “One of the nation’s Largest Women owned IT Staffing Companies” list by Women’s Enterprise USA
  • Employees number more than 1600.
  • Listed by Inc. Magazine in its first ever “Inc 5000 list”
  • Serves as City Connect business representative for Detroit Collaborative to End Homelessness together

2006

  • Awarded “Largest Woman Owned Business” by Crain’s Detroit Business
  • Awarded “Largest Staffing Service Companies” by Crain’s Detroit Business
  • Acquires I-Tech of Orlando, FL & Boston, MA
  • Acquires Kendal of St. Louis, MO
  • Awarded “101 Best and Brightest” by the Michigan Business and Professional Assoc.
  • Awarded “Future 50 of Greater Detroit” by the Detroit Regional Chamber, Ameritech and BDO Seidman LLP
  • Posts annual revenues of $139 million
  • Employees number more than 1400
  • Opens Dallas Branch
  • Ranks 17th on Women’s Enterprise USA Top WBE’s
  • Awarded “Diversity Supplier of the Year” by a large financial institution based in North Carolina
  • Nominated by a large financial institution based in North Carolina as its “Quality Vendor of the year”

2005  

  • Awarded “101 Best and Brightest” by the Michigan Business and Professional Assoc.
  • Posts annual revenues of $89 million
  • Awarded “Cool Places to Work” by Crain’s Detroit Business
  • Employs a total of 1200 consultants and S3 team experts
  • Ranks 14th on Women’s Enterprise USA WE25 list
  • Ranks as Top 500 Women Owned Businesses in USA by DiversityBusiness.com
  • Cynthia Pasky named Michiganian of the year by the “The Detroit News”

2004 

  • Projects revenue more than $80 million
  • Employees number 700 +
  • Listed as the largest area staffing services firm and top area consultant firm by the Charlotte Business Journal
  • Acquires Ascent Consulting, resulting in the opening of the New Orleans branch office
  • Opens start- up office in Houston, TX

2003

  • Only company named a three-time winner for the Best Place to Work from newsmagazine Crain’s Detroit Business
  • Posts revenue of $67 million
  • Named as one of the Metro Detroit’s “101 Best and Brightest” by the Michigan Business and Professional Assoc.
  • International office relocates to a larger office in Vilnius, Lithuania

2002

  • Opens new office in New York City, and Richmond, VA
  • Posts revenue of $61.3 million
  • Employs more than 600 consultants and team experts

2001

  • Named one of Metro Detroit’s “Future 50” companies for sixth consecutive year
  • Employees number 650+
  • Named one of is named one of Metro Detroit’s “Best Places to Work” by Crain’s Detroit Business and IRI Consultants
  • Named one of Metro Detroit “Best & Brightest Companies to Work For” by Wayne State University, Linwick & Associates and the Detroit Regional Chamber

2000

  • Opens 10th office by acquiring Ogden Systems, Inc. of Atlanta, GA
  • Employees number 675
  • International completes first development project by launching the “Virtual Body” website for the medical industry

1999

  • Opens first overseas office in Kaunas, Lithuania
  • Acquires Pinnacle Technology Resources, Inc. of Columbus, Ohio
  • S3 named one of Metro Detroit’s “Best Places to Work” by Crain’s Detroit Business

1998

  • Opens south Florida branch
  • Employee numbers 450 +
  • Acquires Maverick Associates of Philadelphia, PA
  • Project revenues of $50 million

1997

  • Corporate office moves to historic downtown Detroit Penobscot Building
  • Acquires Systems Network of Tampa, FL

1996

  • Acquires company in Charlotte to enhance the existing Charlotte branch

1995

  • Issues first customer newsletter
  • Annual revenues now exceed $11.5 million
  • Now employs 130 consultants and S3 team experts
  • President Cynthia Pasky is recognized as “a source of growth in the community” by Crain’s Detroit” 40 under 40” award

1994

  • Corporate and Detroit branch teams up to create the annual Motor City Shakedown Run/Walk, raises funds for My Sister’s Place, a haven for women and children seeking shelter from domestic violence

1993

  • Opens Charlotte, NC, branch
  • Employs 90 consultants and S3 team experts
  • Posts annual revenues of $8 million
  • Begins first cooperative maintenance engagement with Andrew Corporation

1992

  • Merges with Compass

1991

  • Post annual revenues of $4 million
  • Employs a total of 45 consultants and S3 team experts
  • Opens the Chicago, IL, branch

1990

  • Opens for business October 1, 1990
  • Posts revenues of $2.3 million by end of first year
  • Employs a total of 40 consultants and S3 team experts by end of first year