ShiftPixy Appoints Rodney Diekema CSO for QSR Markets and Eduardo Dominguez CSO for ShiftPixy Staffing
ShiftPixy, Inc. (Nasdaq: PIXY) ("ShiftPixy" or "the Company"), a Florida-based national staffing enterprise which designs, manages, and sells access to a disruptive, revolutionary platform that facilitates employment in the rapidly growing Gig Economy, today announced the appointments of Rodney Diekema as Chief Sales Officer for the Company's QSR (Quick Service Restaurants) markets, and Eduardo J. Dominguez as Chief Sales Officer for ShiftPixy's staffing initiatives.
"Rod has built national direct sales teams for decades, and his plan for rapid sales growth includes connecting with the many QSR operators who went quiet during COVID," said ShiftPixy Co-Founder and CEO, Scott Absher. "We had high interest from QSR operators nationally, before COVID forced most of them to lay low. These same operators are now coming back to life and looking for employees in a historically tight labor market."
Mr. Diekema stated, "ShiftPixy was in front of many national multi-unit QSR operators pre-COVID, and we now get to circle back to those operators who are currently trying to rebound from the COVID disruption. Our large and rapidly growing national population of food service workers are ready to go to work and fill the many job openings in the industry."
Commenting on the appointment of Mr. Dominguez as CSO, Mr. Absher stated, "We were fortunate to have met Eddy amidst our staffing industry acquisition work and invited him to become part of our leadership team, allowing us to quickly benefit from his extensive industry expertise. We saw an opportunity to leverage Eddy's industry knowledge and connections with numerous national staffing accounts in order to bring the benefits of ShiftPixy Staffing to the national marketplace."
Mr. Dominguez remarked, "The ShiftPixy technology platform is a game changer for the staffing industry nationally. My national accounts team will be able to deliver one of the fastest fill rates and the best real time human capital business intelligence in the industry. We look forward to becoming a valuable partner to large national accounts, with initiatives that are designed to facilitate rapid organic growth by leveraging our technology to keep our clients' benches full."
Mr. Diekema has spent 30 years in the Outsourced Human Management Industry across sectors including Employee Leasing, PEO, ASO, and Staffing. His experience includes managing national sales teams in the Professional Employer Industry, as well as marketing, business development, and client service deliverables. Mr. Diekema previously served ShiftPixy both as Director of National Accounts and as a member of the Acquisition Team. Before joining ShiftPixy, he was the founder of PEO.com, a national educational and information provider for the PEO Industry, and was also CEO of PEO Network, a consulting organization for the PEO Industry. Originally from Holland, Michigan, Mr. Diekema moved to Florida in 2014.
Mr. Dominguez has spent the last 25 years managing international teams of sales, marketing, business development, and HR service delivery professionals who oversee the human capita needs of Fortune 1,000 companies and mid-market firms across the globe. He previously served on the executive team at ShiftPixy as Senior Vice President for Strategic Planning, overseeing M&A strategy and leading strategic enterprise implementations, corporate business development programs, and national sales initiatives. Prior to joining ShiftPixy, Mr. Dominguez served as a director and global department head for an international HRIS firm and spent over 10 years as the Sr. Executive Vice President of a national staffing firm. Originally from Miami, he moved back to Florida after earning an advanced honors degree (Cum Laude) in Government & Economics from Harvard College. He also earned three professional industry certifications and a master's certificate in Business from the Kellogg School of Management, and he chairs and serves on the board of directors of several national organizations, including the Harvard Alumni Association, Latino Leadership, the Boy Scouts of America, and the Advent Health Cancer Foundation.
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