Advantage xPO is proud to be owned by Recruit Holdings, the world’s fourth largest recruitment organization.
Recruit Holdings was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
Employing over 40,000 people around the globe, Recruit Holdings boasts an international portfolio of well-known recruitment brands, including:
Being part of the Recruit family ensures that we can offer the stability, support and industry knowledge that a global market leader provides, but without compromising on the highly tailored client service that you would expect from a specialist consultancy.
For over 30 years, Advantage xPO has provided seamless workforce outsourcing solutions throughout the United States and Canada. Using our considerable experience and expertise, we have consistently reduced our clients’ time-to-hire and realized significant cost savings throughout the supply chain.
In the US, Advantage xPO is part of Staffmark Group:
Staffmark Group is a family of staffing brands with a mission to align people and companies to create opportunity.
We provide the expertise, connections, and technology to help people and companies succeed. If you need a job, we want to provide it. And if you need staff, we want to deliver the best candidate.
Opportunity is everywhere, but it’s not always easy to uncover. We partner with you to help you find it.
Advantage xPO’s unique approach to talent acquisition revolves around our ability to effectively manage to three operational areas of excellence: people, process and technology. We invest in our people and foster professional development that benefits our clients at every turn.
Chief Executive Officer
Sr. Vice President
Joshua Smith serves as Senior Vice President of Advantage xPO, the workforce solutions division of Staffmark Group, providing Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Managed Service Provider (MSP), and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO). Since joining Staffmark Group in 2004, Joshua has held a number of positions with increasing responsibility in both operations and sales throughout his tenure. He is responsible for leading client development, account strategy and service delivery across the Advantage xPO client portfolio.
As an experienced practitioner in strategic workforce solutions, Joshua has distinguished himself as a results-driven leader with a strong business acumen for developing and deploying best in class programs within this discipline throughout the United States and Canada.
In 2019, Joshua was named to Staffing Industry Analyst's 40 Under 40 list.
He holds a BS in Marketing from St. Cloud State University - Herberger Business School.
Vice President of Operations
Becky Ennis is Vice President of Operations for Advantage xPO, a Staffmark Group company. Becky is responsible for the design, implementation, and delivery of all xPO Managed Service Programs (MSP).
Becky recently celebrated her 24th year with the company. Throughout her career, Becky has held a number of roles including recruiter, program manager, business analysts, and senior director of operations for MSPs. In the last year, Becky was instrumental in closing and implementing three MSP accounts and an RPO account.
Becky graduated from Brown University with a bachelor of science in psychology.
Director of Sales
Justin McCollum is the Sales Director for Advantage xPO, a Staffmark Group company. A 9-year staffing industry veteran, Justin has served in account management and branch manager roles throughout his career. In February 2016, he joined Atterro to start a new phase in his career selling strategic services nationally. Justin’s 2018 production had him in the Top 10 in sales for the company.
Justin is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University with a bachelor of science in kinesiology and a minor in general business. Just was named to Staffing Industry Analyst's 40 Under 40 list for 2020.
Director of Sales
A three-decade staffing veteran, Lisa Bergman, CSP, is director of sales for Advantage xPO. Lisa began her career with Staffmark Group in 1994 as a business development manager. Since then, she has assumed roles with increasing responsibility, including regional director, regional vice president, and director of sales for our commercial and CPU divisions. Over the years, she has created numerous operational and sales initiatives and training programs that are still in use today.
Lisa is a graduate of Wright State University in Dayton, OH. Outside of work, she is active with her parish finance committee, soup kitchen, and Eucharistic ministry.
Director, RPO Operations
Roberta Kippins is the Director of RPO Operations for North America for Advantage xPO, a Staffmark Group company. Roberta joined Advantage xPO in 2007 as an onsite recruiter. She was promoted to Senior Recruiter then to Program Manager in 2013 and recently to Director of RPO Operations in 2020.
Prior to joining Advantage xPO, Roberta was with the Intercontinental Exchange, ICE (formerly the New York Stock Exchange) for seven years managing the MSP program. She holds a Masters in Human Resource Management from Long Island University and a B.S from Medgar Evers College, CUNY.
Director, BPO Operations
Rob Romano joined Advantage Resourcing in September 2004 having worked in the staffing industry for over 16 years. Rob started his tenure as an Account Manager, before moving into the role of Regional Safety Manager supporting both Advantage Resourcing and Advantage xPO. In October 2013, he was named Sr. Program Manager of Advantage xPO Business Process Outsourcing accounts and in June 2015 was promoted to BPO Program Director. As a BPO Program Director, he oversees delivery management, profitability, and growth of BPO business in North America, while leading the Educational &Manufacturing practices.
Rob holds a Bachelors degree from Rhode Island College.
Director, BPO Operations
Kara Doyle has over 10 years of in-house experience leading global HR teams performing functions in L &D , Operations, and Talent Acquisition within the financial and technical services industries at top firms like Dell, Goldman Sachs, and S &P Global. She has led systems implementations for LMS and RMS (ATS) systems globally, as well as led the recruitment efforts across multiple business lines. Her proudest in-house career highlight is that she started the first Veteran hiring program at S &P Global and was awarded a Gold Ace award from the CEO of the firm.
Kara is responsible for leadership of program teams supporting all Shared Services and Human Resource outsourcing engagements throughout North America. She uses her in-house experience to partner with her clients to offer total talent, cost effective, workforce solutions that will help them to achieve their long term business goals and strategy.
When not in the office, chances are you will find Kara teaching a fitness class or working at her nonprofit (Warriors Rising Foundation, Inc.), as she is also very passionate about health and wellness. In her free time she a fitness instructor, personal trainer, and yoga teacher in NYC.
My firm has a strong and lengthy partnership with Advantage xPO, they are very customer service oriented and the intention is to always deliver the best product possible.
I just wanted to say THANK YOU to your team for assisting our company in filling multiple roles that have been open over a year! This is incredible! We appreciate the level of service and quality of talent that Advantage xPO provides to their customers. It is unmatched! Thank you!
Well you guys have been great to work with, I’m hoping to help move some additional business your way!
Thanks to the XPO team for your partnership! We appreciate all that you guys do to make our business successful!