Meet the Team
Mayra SimmonsHuman Resources and Administration Manager
Ryder MillerAccount Executive|Technical Recruiter-New Orleans
Location: Metairie, LA
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.
Director of Sales| Houston Region
Location: Houston, TX
Leslie is a native Houstonian with over 26 years’ experience in staffing. Her enthusiasm for staffing is driven by her desire to inspire and help others find successful & fulfilling careers. As an accomplished Director of Sales, she recognizes that building her team and their supplier partnerships is of critical importance. Her job is to provide world-class service to her clients through good recruiting services, communication, transparency, efficiency, and mutual trust.
Her passion is Community Service. Current, Chairman Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers for over 20 years, Sugar Land Exchange Club 24 years as a member, 3 term Board Member, YMCA Advisory Board Member 14 years and 2013 Volunteer of the Year. HLS&R volunteer Paint Horse Committee 26 years. Wing over Houston volunteer 10 year. Project Smile volunteer 18 years.
She resides in Missouri City, Texas, has one daughter Lauren and two beautiful grandchildren Antonio and Alexandra.
Account Executive|Technical Recruiter-New Orleans
Location: Metairie, USLA
Born and raised in North Louisiana, Ryder has recently relocated to the Greater New Orleans to join the Flexicrew Technical Services (FTS) team.
Ryder is a 2019 gradate of Louisiana Tech University with a bachelor of science of marketing with a concentration in key account development. Ryder brings a wide variety of skills and experience to this FTS team, including recruitment, professional development, career services, event planning, public speaking and social media. His experiences both inside and outside of the classroom have instilled a love for learning and continuous development, both professionally and personally.
Ryder most looks forward to professional opportunities that will allow him to apply his education, employment experiences, and skills to develop long-term relationships and continue to grow within his new community.
Senior Technical Recruiter-New Orleans
Location: Metairie, LA
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 Manager-Nortshore/Baton Rouge
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.
Senior Technical Recruiter
Location: Madisonville, LA
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!
Technical Recruiter-Baton Rouge
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Native to Baton Rouge, her given name Michelle was quickly altered by her older brother who could not pronounce Michelle and awarded her the nickname “Mimi.” She has been known and addressed by “Mimi” ever since.
She began her career in Human Resources, payroll, office management, and recruiting. Mimi enjoys meeting new people and learning about them and their stories. She believes everyone crosses paths for a reason, and she is there to either learn from them or to teach them in a positive way. Mimi’s career has led her to interact with a variety of people due to her personality, sense of humor and love of helping people achieve their highest level in every aspect.
Mimi is an avid sports fan; she has participated in all sports, but fast pitch softball is her favorite.
She is very proud and thankful to be a part of the Flexicrew Technical Services team. The growth and achievements in such a short amount of time is astounding, and Mimi is excited to be a part of the continued growth.
Senior Technical Recruiter-Daphne, AL
Location: Daphne, AL
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.
Senior Technical Recruiter-Daphne, AL
Location: Daphne, AL
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. She is also an active member of both Baldwin County and Mobile SHRM organizations.
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.
Tina is not only dedicated to her work, but also to her time with her family. She resides in Daphne, AL with her husband, Jerry.