Meet the Bagg Group Leadership Team
Geoff Bagg, CPC, MBA, President & CEO
An expert in workplace trends and needs, Geoff Bagg has led The Bagg Group of Companies through a major expansion across sectors and regions in Ontario. TBG’s growth has been fuelled by Geoff’s re-engineering the company to provide sector-specific expertise. Four entities operate with teams of specialists equipped to anticipate the challenges and changing realities of the sectors they serve.
Continually trailblazing since becoming president in 2000, Geoff and his Leadership Team have taken staffing to a new dimension. The Bagg Group of Companies support their clients’ goals through strategic, innovative, affordable staffing solutions designed for competitive advantage.
Geoff has earned a national reputation for his vision of developing a creative, engaged workforce through value-based leadership. He is a passionate advocate of creating work environments that enable people to reach their potential. Geoff has put into place, and consulted on, numerous programs that promote lifelong learning, volunteerism and employee recognition.
As well, Geoff is a media resource and speaker on staffing — notably how fostering employee enjoyment of work is critical to an organization’s progress and to the country’s social and economic well-being.
Jackie Chua, CPC, General Manager
Jackie is a 30-year veteran in the recruitment industry and has spent her entire successful career at The Bagg Group. Her role as General Manager for the past 14 years has encompassed leadership, mentorship and guidance to her team at Bagg Professional (Bagg Professional Full Time and Bagg Professional Temporary) as well as both full-cycle recruitment and selection of top talent for her select clients.
Jackie is a University of Toronto graduate and possesses the Certified Personnel Consultant designation, a professional designation offered by ACSESS for the recruitment industry. Jackie’s prestigious client base includes Canada’s leading companies that she has serviced for over two decades. Jackie’s approach to customer service is that she is a relationship builder. She enjoys strong client and candidate interaction which has been the hallmark of her service.
She is a past National Treasurer of ACSESS, the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services. Jackie has been awarded “Consultant of the Year” 15 times in recognition of her top billing status at The Bagg Group. Jackie’s success has been built on the premise of integrity in the service that she provides to her clients and candidates. She brings a unique combination of skills to her role: strong customer focus, a bias for action, broad network of candidates and depth of industry knowledge. Jackie’s team has been providing superior service delivery and excelling in their client relationships based on recent Inavero surveys.
Julia Richardson, Manager, Temporary Staffing
Julia’s areas of specialty include roles within administration, customer service, accounting and finance along with other professional managerial positions.
An education in Human Resources allows Julia to take a strategic approach to recruitment and recognize and understand the unique requirements of her clients ensuring an excellent match with the job requirements and fit with the organizational culture.
Throughout her career, Julia has developed a broad candidate network which she effectively leverages to fill the most challenging positions. Julia’s genuine understanding of her client’s needs paired with her commitment to delivering quality candidates has resulted in satisfied clients and repeat business.
Matt Minich & Neil Sainani, Team Leads
Matt Minich is a veteran of the IT applications and infrastructure staffing industry with 14-plus years of experience matching top talent with many of Canada’s most respected companies. Matt has experience working with global organizations, as well as driving growth in disruptive industry start-ups, and works to consistently match the best available technical resources with companies that use technology to improve customer satisfaction.
Neil Sainani is a boomerang employee of The Bagg Group, and returns with even more expertise in ensuring customer goals, effectively and efficiently. During his 20-plus years of experience, Neil has successfully worked within a variety of areas, including inclusion & diversity, performance and training. He is well versed in performance management needs and expectations.
Both Matt and Neil are renowned for supporting clients by applying their advanced skills in problem-solving to ensure optimal staffing solutions. They each have a solid track record in building strong relationships, with clients and candidates, that are founded on respect, business acumen, and active listening to ensure excellent matches between individuals and client needs, goals, and workplace culture.
When not working, Neil is studying to teach meditative breathing techniques and spends time with his family, trying to figure out why their golden retriever fetches at the lake, but pretends not to know how at the park. For his part, Matt dedicates his free-time to his family and to mastering the BBQ, even in the depth of winter.
Zsa Zsa Czop & Arlen Devlin, Team Leads
Zsa Zsa and Arlen lead the team that is renowned for taking BMR to new heights in client and candidate satisfaction. Between them, Arlen and Zsa Zsa have more than 30 years of expertise in temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire staffing for short- and long-term assignments, special projects and large-volume recruitment. Their reputation with clients and candidates for exceptional personal commitment to service precedes them. BMR is record-breaking in the number of referrals and repeat business from clients and candidates in every sector.
When asked why BMR rates as the most trusted in its field, respondents credit Arlen and Zsa Zsa for going the extra mile, demonstrating true understanding of needs, and having top-notch problem-solving skills. The two take pride in meeting complex and specific requirements for clients in every sector, including financial. At the end of the day, Arlen and Zsa Zsa share a philosophy that while they meet large volume needs, they see each assignment as being about the individuals involved, and what they can do to help them be successful.
Tammy Agnew, General Manager
Tammy’s goal is to provide long-term partnership programs for our clients, enhancing our commitment to internal teamwork and service excellence. Tammy joined the staffing industry in 2002. She has held the role of General Manager for our Turn Key Staffing division for the last 12 years, bringing her expertise in client management and temporary staffing operations.