Meet the Team
Mayra SimmonsHuman Resources and Administration Manager
Brandon Smith is the Managing Partner/Co-Founder of Flexicrew Technical Services. FTS is a recruiting/staffing firm that specializes in white collar placements throughout the Gulf Coast region. Prior to Founding Flexicrew Technical Services with his business partner, Mr. Smith was VP of Sales and part of the rapid growth of Flexicrew Staffing which is now a $50million Industrial Staffing company. During this rapid growth; Staffing Industry Analyst named this firm in 2014 as the 4th Fastest Growing Staffing and Talent Engagement Firms in the US. Brandon received his undergraduate degree in 2002 from Texas State University. Upon graduation, Brandon was selected to work as a Chapter Consultant for the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity based in Memphis, TN and traveled throughout the United States and Canada providing strategic consulting services to undergraduate chapters. He resides in Metairie, LA with his wife Tara who is in the banking industry and son Hudson and daughter Camille. Brandon is currently a board member at Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans.
Area Sales Executive
Ryan Lowe truly lives to serve and help other succeed. From speaking, training and inspiring thousands with his “GOYA” message or assisting companies find the perfect person to fit their organization.
His passion is to partner and work with organizations to help them achieve their maximum potential with the focus on growth within an individual role and organization wide.
He now serves as the Area Sales Executive for Flexicrew Technical Services, a technical recruiting firm providing technical staffing solutions and talent acquisition to the Gulf South Region and nationwide. He is also the Founder and President of GOYA Presentations.
Ryan is the author of 2 books. One of them is one of most talked about books in the market today, “Get off Your Attitude - Change Your Attitude, Change Your Life” His other book is entitled “GOYA-isms” which is a compilation of over 100 of his most positive inspiring quotes.
In his career, Ryan was one of Brian Tracy’s top trainers and served as the Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for 2 major corporations. He is a sales leader with 20+ years of implementing and executing successful growth strategies across several industries including the staffing, mortgage, real estate and insurance industries.
He attributes all his success throughout his career to his optimistic business mindset, his eagerness to learn and his dedication to developing exceptional long-lasting relationships.
Operations Coordinator-Technical Recruiter
With a background in personnel management and internal HR Alison began her career with Flexicrew Staffing as a skilled trade recruiter. After quickly adapting to her new role she was invited to join and help start up the new Technical division. Being one of FTS’ first employees her participation in operations responsibilities evolved naturally.
Alison enjoys being able to bring people together and establishing lasting partnerships with both Contractors and Clients alike. She really appreciates that the leaders of the Flexicrew Companies are not only accessible but committed to incorporating the ideas and talents of their employees into the everyday operations of the company.
If Alison had spare time outside of FTS she would enjoy travelling, playing volleyball and participating in all of the wonderful events and culture the great city of New Orleans has to offer.
Alison’s business philosophy is work smarter not harder and if you have a question, she has an answer.
Senior Talent Acquisition
Natalie is a professionally recognized Recruiter bringing 12+ years of recruiting expertise to the market. Nominated for the 40 Under 40 Class in the Houston Business Journal and listed as one of the People on the Move by Houston Business Journal.
She has worked with a number of clients providing staffing for some of the largest Oil & Gas, manufacturing and engineering companies throughout the U.S.
Natalie plans to lend her insight to other professionals looking for career opportunities. She has a great professional track record with over 70 professional recommendations listed throughout her LinkedIn profile from many professionals that she has interfaced with as well as assisted over the years.
Natalie returned home to Louisiana to assist southern region businesses in finding the right fit for their team.
Area Sales Executive
Robin has over 30 years of experience in marketing, recruiting, and management in various business verticals. Her background with her management company and in the talent acquisition industry has given her a level of expertise, the insight to understand business needs, and the importance of providing top talent.
With a strong desire to help people, Robin takes pleasure in finding both the perfect fit for clients while providing dream positions for candidates. She enjoys being part of a family owned business, built on ethical business principles and providing work-life balance for employees.
Robin says “When you desire to serve people and can promote the success of a great company by providing a valuable service, it is a Win-Win combination”
Robin is a mother of three, has a deep faith life, and enjoys animal rescue, skiing, scuba diving and golfing.
Vicki transitioned to HR 3 years ago after a long career in Healthcare Management with the intention of working as an HR Manager someday. After being mentored as a recruiter in a previous company, Vicki discovered she had a talent for recruiting, eventually gaining enough experience to join the Flexicrew Technical Services team in October of 2016. Vicki now works side by side with Robin Ziegler as they build on the strong foothold they have created in the Baton Rouge/ Northshore markets.
The most rewarding aspect of the job for Vicki is the reaction of the candidates when they are made an offer after they’ve been through an intense interview process. Vicki says, “Making that call, relaying those words, ‘You got the job!’ and hearing that excitement in their voices is truly the best part of what we do. You get to be the bearer of exciting news that can be life-changing for the candidates and their families and that is what fulfills me."
Vicki is a mother of three who has a passion for cooking, especially for crowds and family holidays. Whether personally or professionally, Vicki always strives to be a people-pleaser!
Area Sales Executive
Scott has an extensive background in sales and relationship building. He started his career with Lamar Outdoor Advertising where he served in the roles of Real Estate Manager and Sales Executive in the Gulf Coast Region. After Lamar, he spent 4 years with Corporate Business Solutions as a Senior HCM Sales Consultant providing HRIS/Payroll solutions to companies throughout the US. Scott is a graduate of Auburn University. He resides in Fairhope, AL with his wife, Coley, and two children, Lucy and Michael.
Senior Talent Acquisition
Have a position that’s tough to fill? Well, look no further for the person able to help you fill it, Tina Macon! Tina truly understands the technical talent acquisition industry. With a background of over 15+ years in Human Resources management and professional and technical talent acquisition, Tina brings true skill and solid knowledge to her position as a Technical Recruiter.
Tina looks forward to serving her clients each and every day, and does so through truly listening to the needs her clients. Listening, along with a solid knowledge of technical recruiting, Tina is able to identify the necessary candidate skillset to target quality candidates to fit each client’s specific needs. Tina’s goal is to not only find a skillful candidate, but one that will make a solid and positive impact to the available position and your overall corporate culture.
Focusing on the needs of the job candidate is important to Tina too. She enjoys seeing people in careers they love, allowing them to reach their full potential. She knows that a good fit for both the candidate and the client produces a happy employee, and a happy employee is a productive and long-lasting employee.
While leisure time is important, Tina is always on the move learning new things and acquiring certifications. Her continued focus on learning includes HR management, OSHA, Lean, and Leadership certifications. She is also an active member of both Baldwin County and Mobile SHRM organizations.
Tina is not only dedicated to her work, but also to her time with her family. She enjoys spending time with her seven children, six grandchildren (with one more on the way), and motorcycling with her husband. Yes, that’s right…It’s all about the fresh air and traveling, along with the relaxation and thrill of the ride.
If you haven’t met Tina yet, we invite you to do so. She is full of energy and wonderful to work with.
Senior Talent Acquisition
With a background in Recruitment and Human Resources Meghan began her career with Flexicrew Technical Services after 10+ year of technical and corporate recruitment in a variety of industries including Transportation, Engineering, Power and others.
Meghan has a passion for people and loves the thrill of successfully placing the right person with the right company. Nothing is better than getting a call or email from candidates after they are hired thanking us for a job well done!
Focusing on meeting the needs of the client and building a strong relationship with hiring managers produces a productive and long lasting partnership.
Meghan is an Alumni of The University of Alabama and spends her weekend with her Daughter Lucy and Husband.