We work with some amazing talent. Each quarter, we recognize a particular talent who we feel best exemplifies The BOSS Group core values of Service Excellence, Passionate Performance, Entrepreneurial Spirit and Employee Centricity. Top performers are selected based on their contributions and impact to our clients as well as their representation of our values. Talent of the Quarter receive a $500 gift card and a plaque hand delivered by a BOSS senior manager and recognition on our website and Facebook page. In addition, each year we will nominate one Talent of the Quarter winner for the American Staffing Association’s Annual National Staffing Employee of the Year Award.
We are excited to recognize Corey Wilkes with the Q4 Talent of the Quarter award. As a graphic designer for Chick-Fil-A, Corey is responsible for maintaining the visual graphic elements on all packaging elements, helping to amplify and reinforce brand strategy as the first and last impression of the brand.
Corey has partnered with key stakeholders to create key graphic components, verify supplier quality and help implement a cohesive graphics system across the entire chain. Corey’s spirit of humility and excellence make him an ideal team member and a sought after partner.
Corey is the epitome of The BOSS Group’s values of Employee Centricity, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Passionate Performance and Service Excellence. His manager says he is a pleasure to work with and a true asset to the team.
““Corey consistently performs and delivers on key business initiatives that enhance the visual identity of the brand. He is passionate about delivering with speed and excellence, and maintains a spirit of collaboration and calmness even in the midst of the toughest challenges.”
Joe Fleitas has been a part of Freddie Mac’s web content team for one year and is thriving in that role. His ability to stay calm when handling multiple client requests and his willingness to take on additional responsibilities has made him an invaluable asset to the web team. Joe exemplifies The BOSS Group’s core values of passionate performance, entrepreneurial spirit, service excellence and employee centricity in everything he does and for that we recognize him with the Q3 Talent of the Quarter award.
Joe’s supervisors and peers at Freddie Mac could not agree more that Joe has become instrumental to the success of their web team. Here is what they say about him.
“Joe has been a wonderful addition to my team from day one. He was able to pick up our processes and began contributing very quickly. He has received praise multiple times from internal customers for accurately and effectively handling requests as well as praise and recognition from my leadership for his ability to positively represent our organization. His encouraging demeanor and wonderful customer communication skills, as well as collaborative abilities within our team, have made him stand out as a leading member of our fast-paced support team.”
“One of my lead production developers has had to recently take some time off and Joseph has really stepped up and done a great job. Jason was stopped in the hall by someone who specifically pointed out the great work Joe has been doing.”
We are honored to acknowledge Samantha Smith, Production Designer, as Q2’s Talent of the Quarter for her incredible work ethic and performance while at Pandora Jewelry. Samantha’s role requires her to manage the marketing needs for Pandora’s retailers. It is fast-paced, high volume and very high profile position. Hundreds of retail stores rely on Samantha to have their collateral created in a timely manner and she never skips a beat.
Samantha embodies The BOSS Groups core values everyday: Passion, Performance, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Employee Centricity and Service Excellence. She is an absolute pleasure to work with and has a bright future at Pandora.
"The execution of what you been able to do since coming to my team has been exemplary to say the least and you should be proud of who you are and what you have become. The future for Samantha Smith is bright and I hope much of that future is spent working for PANDORA alongside myself and our great team.” - Tim Slattery
We are very pleased to recognize Michaelo ‘Mikko’ Dumadag as Q1’s Talent of the Quarter. His hard work and positive attitude at Under Armour embrace The BOSS Group values that we look for in top talent. Mikko’s main role at Under Armour is designing magazine ads and web banners but his quest for greater design knowledge and augmented design skills has led him to reach out to other team members for extra work. During this short time, he has also made significant contributions to a few exciting, high profile projects.
Under Armour is Mikko’s first professional design job out of college. He began doing production work but has now been selected to work on a few exciting projects giving him additional design opportunities. Mikko understands the value of learning the business from the ground up and with ambition and hard work is continuously learning and improving his design talents. Mikko explained that, though the design work he is not as challenging as he would like, being able to see his work on a large scale is priceless. Also, having the opportunity to work with the Under Armour brand is a thrill.
"I highly recommend Mikko Dumadag for Talent of the Quarter. Mikko has gone above and beyond in supporting my team with graphic design work for a highly visible project. Not only is he quick to respond to my requests, many of which are last minute, but he does so with an upbeat and positive attitude. This ‘team-first’ mentality has made him a favorite amongst fellow teammates and there’s no question he embodies the Under Armour culture and is a valuable addition to the Under Armour team.”
Q4 Jim Hampton
Q3 Marie Philemon
Q2 Natasha Boston
Q1 Kehr Bailey
Q4 2014 Bill Connell
Q3 2014 Kelly Murphy
Q2 2014 Emily Heflin
Q1 2014 Lester Guidry
Q4 2013 Michael Fleck
Q3 2013 Kelly Payne
Q2 2013 Gardy Jean Gilles
Q1 2013 Zeina Badran
Q4 2012 Elizabeth Sabol
Q3 2012 Hilary Springman
Q2 2012 Lauren Miller
Q1 2012 Nissa Chambers
Q4 2011 Michael Cone
Q3 2011 Ben Ruoff
Q2 2011 Maggie Blauvelt
Q1 2011 Chris Hoover
Q4 2010 Megan Franke
Q3 2010 Nailah Fields
Q2 2010 Kristina Hopkins