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We are an experienced and cohesive team of individuals who have worked together for many years. In fact, combined we now average more than 20 years service with McCall.

The result of this uncommon experience and continuity is a growing accumulation of knowledge about our resources and our craft and it assures informed and consistent service capability. On-going professional education with an emphasis upon professional certification additionally assures our commitment to protection of the legal and financial interest of each client and candidate.

The following biographical information describes the wealth of experience available to meet a broad range of staffing needs. Cross training between temporary and direct placement enables us to complement and share our service strengths with one another for the benefit of the people and companies we serve.

Laura has been with McCall for 30 years. Laura's primary responsibility is to ensure client and employee satisfaction with McCall temporary services. Whether partnering with clients to strategize their use of contingency employees, structuring temp-to-direct-hire transactions, or resolving a problem for our service staff and/or clients and temporary employees, Laura is the "McCall Answer Person." Clients and staff know that if Laura doesn't already have the answer, she always knows where to find it! She is very much "at the heart of McCall" and mentor to all! Her creativity and wonderful sense of humor (especially puns!) enrich us all.

Shortly after entering the staffing industry, Laura established the first Bay Area staffing firm to specialize in word-processing placement. She later managed branches in San Francisco and Marin for both national and local staffing firms. Building upon her management experience in both direct placement and temporary service arenas, Laura has been instrumental to our temp-to-hire staffing success. Her talent for innovation and her recruitment expertise in a changing labor market have been critical to our volume staffing and vendor-on-site success.

Laura has a degree in Business with an emphasis in Personnel Psychology from St. Thomas Aquinas College. In addition to state and national industry certifications, Laura has also completed the AIRS Technical Recruitment certification program in order to add depth to our technical staffing capability. She authored a "Success Guide for Temporary Employees" published by The San Francisco Chronicle and developed the first events held by the California Association of Temporary Services to acknowledge and draw attention to the unique contribution of assignment employees to the Bay Area economy.

In addition to leadership in the California Association of Temporary Services (CATS) organization and the San Francisco Chapter of the Women's Business Network, Laura's interest in preparing the workforce of tomorrow led to her active participation on the Mayor's Council "Preparing Youth for Industry and the Youth Employment Program for CATS. She has also volunteered as a career counselor with Options for Women Over 40 and is a resource for neighborhood seniors.

As Senior Staffing Manager, Mari is usually the first service contact for clients with temporary and temp-to-hire requests. In fact, her employee selections are such good matches that a very large percentage of her temporary assignments result in unanticipated direct-hire placements and she is often the person with just the right candidate for direct- hire openings as well.

Mari joined McCall in 1995 following 3 years of staffing consultant responsibilities with a national vocational rehabilitation firm. Mari's consistently positive and supportive service earns regular compliments from clients and Assignment Employees alike. A cum laude graduate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from San Francisco State University, Mari also worked as a purchasing manager for an international import/export firm.

Sara Wells, Staffing Manager, joined McCall in 2007 bringing extensive interviewing, counseling and mediation experience to her staffing career. Working closely with Laura, Mari,and Pegi, Sara's role is to interview and offer realistic employment counseling to job candidates and to match those candidates with the assignment and direct-hire needs of McCall client companies.

Before joining McCall, Sara worked as a full-time mediation and bias-awareness professional in New York and part-time in San Francisco. After years of dealing with people and institutions in conflict (including business disputes and domestic abuse issues), Sara is thriving at McCall where, rather than being surrounded by conflict and contention, she is able to apply her listening and problem-solving skills to the life-enhancing, job- matching process.

Sara is a 2000 magna cum laude graduate of State University of NY at New Paltz, where she majored in Sociology. During her early college years, she co-founded and coordinated a successful campus mediation program. As part of ongoing graduate studies, she traveled to South Africa in 2000 to study their apartheid reconciliation process and social welfare system. Sara also has professional experience in writing, hospice work and event coordination as well as training staff in both business and non-profit sectors.

In addition to her full-time employment with McCall, Sara continues to do some part- time mediation casework. Sara loves practicing yoga, meditation, swimming, and writing. She is an ongoing student of Somatic Experience as a healing technique.

Pegi Wheatley, C.E.S. & C.P.C., Founder of McCall and Owner since 1978, sold McCall to Certified Employment Group in 2009 after carefully selecting a successor whose reputation reflected similar service standards with long-term employee relationships. She remained part-time as a Director for 3 more years to facilitate the post-sale transition.

"It will always be a source of great personal and professional pride that the skilled service team --- who were instrumental in building McCall’s reputation during their more than 10 to 25 years tenure --- are still serving together at McCall years after the transition." They continue to garner consistently superior reviews for quickly providing timely and personalized service validates her confidence in their effective communication and teamwork.


National Association of Personnel Staffing:
C.P.C.: Certified Personnel Consultant

California Association of Personnel Staffing:
C.E.S.: California Employment Specialist

C.A.C.: California Accredited Consultant