Archive for December, 2012

Company creates staffing jobs in Atlanta

Friday, December 28th, 2012

One company is opening a new office and creating more staffing jobs in Atlanta.

Outsource, a staffing organization specializing in supplying skilled Audiovisual, Automation, and Building Technologies technician, said this week it is opening a new office in Atlanta.

The newest branch is being headed up by Matt Lechner and Cliff Fiering, who both relocated to Atlanta to spearhead the new effort.

This will be the 17th office location for Outsource. Los Angeles houses Outsource’s headquarters, but there are offices spread all across the country — in Arizona, Boston, Chicago, Texas, Washington, and more. The newest additions in Oklahoma City and Atlanta are already making business connections and finding placements for companies in their areas. Outsource has been providing structured cabling and systems integration staff since 1998 and is one of the most highly regarded companies in its field.

Fiering has a degree from Virginia Tech in Market Management and has worked as a recruiter for the past few years. He joined Outsource a little over a year ago.

Outsource also does business with every nationwide Structured Cabling Contractor and every major Systems Integrator in the U.S.

Company hires for finance jobs in Atlanta

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

FIG Partners this week it has secured a key hire for finance jobs in Atlanta.

Pete Vaky has been hired to work within the company’s fixed income business.

FIG Partners, LLC is an employee-owned broker/dealer specializing in bank and thrift stocks. FIG Partners is owned and led by its managing principals who have extensive backgrounds in Research, Capital Raises, Strategic Advisory, Trading and Sales. FIG Partners has created over 3,500 new relationships between Community Banks & Investors since inception in 2003. The firm’s expertise includes independent research on over 95 public banks and the industry at large, completion of over 60 transactions to raise new capital and provide strategic advice, and OTC market-making for 200+ banks nationwide. The firm has advised on over 90 merger and acquisition transactions during the past 10 years.

According to the company website, the Fixed Income business at FIG Partners focuses on the sales and trading of a wide range of securities including Agency debt and mortgage securities, municipal bonds, corporate debt, and other products with our bank portfolio manager clients. The fixed income team at FIG Partners also provides its clients with valuation advisory and risk management services that will allow for detailed evaluation of complex loans and securities.

The Fixed Income team is led by Ricardo Diaz, who has over 15 years experience in the fixed income markets at major investment banks and asset managers. Dave Bonaccorso and Brian Zwerner bring further experience as Senior Vice Presidents within the Fixed Income team.

Pete has over 30 years of investment banking experience across a wide range of sectors. Prior to joining FIG, Pete was the Co-Founder and Managing Partners at VVS Capital, a private equity firm based in Atlanta focused on middle market corporations. Pete spent much of his career at SunTrust, where he served as a Managing Director and Head of Debt Capital Markets Distribution and Syndicated Finance in Atlanta. Pete also held management roles at Bank of America, Continental Illinois, Bank of Montreal, and Wells Fargo. In addition, he previously served as the co-chair of the Loan Sales and Trading Association (LSTA), is currently on the Board of Trustees at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School in Atlanta, and is an official observer on the Board of Directors for Brown Integrated Logistics Inc.

“Pete is a tremendous addition to our team. He brings a wealth of experience to our bank clients and continues to build on our already experienced group” said Ricardo Diaz.

Pete Vaky said “I am excited to join a great team at FIG Partners that truly delivers value for its regional and community bank clients.”

Company hires for manufacturing jobs in Atlanta

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

A company is hiring in Georgia and creating manufacturing jobs in Atlanta and the surrounding area.

Decostar Industries, an operating unit of Magna International Inc., is a global supplier of automotive exterior and interior systems. They design, engineer and manufacture front- and rear-end fascia systems; sealing systems; exterior trim; class A composite panels; top systems; engineered glass; under hood and underbody components; structural components; sidewall and trim systems; cockpit systems; cargo management systems; and overhead systems for automotive, commercial truck, consumer, and industrial markets.

The company is expected to expand its facility in Carrollton, creating a minimum of 120 new jobs and investing $26 million.

Decostar currently employs more than 500 workers at its Carrollton location, and will begin hiring for the new positions in the spring of 2013. Georgia Quick Start, the top-ranked workforce training program in the United States, will assist the company with a customized training program for its new workforce.

Partners in the project included the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Carroll Tomorrow, the Carrollton Payroll Development Authority, the City of Carrollton and Georgia Power. E. Jane Caraway was the project manager for the state of Georgia.

“On this project we have been fortunate to collaborate with many talented and committed people and organizations who understand our business and can help achieve common goals,” said Bob Brownlee, president of Magna Exteriors and Interiors. “We are pleased to be able to bring additional jobs and investment to the Carrollton area, and we look forward to continued success in the service of our customers.”

“We are very appreciative of the City of Carrollton leadership and the Carrollton Payroll Development Authority for stepping up to make the project work on the community level,” said Daniel Jackson, CEO of Carroll Tomorrow. “This is just another example of our community’s ability to be proactive toward our existing industries when creating new jobs.”