Jeff Kubas, President of Vertex Resource Group, will never let quality service slide. Early on in his career, Jeff laid the foundation of always giving outstanding service. First in the public sector, and then as he transitioned into the private sector with the creation of FlexiCorps, Inc., exceptional service has always been a priority. From day one, Jeff taught his staff: to always adhere to client requests, that quality work is paramount, and that outstanding service to clients and candidates leads to long term customer satisfaction.
FlexiCorps was born in August 1992 when the family business presented staffing plans to a rapidly growing business who was struggling to find quality employees for light industrial work. With the successful outcome of this first job, FlexiCorps was well on its way.
During the 25-year history of FlexiCorps Inc., the company saw tremendous growth under Jeff’s leadership. With a strategic plan in place to grow beyond light industrial staffing, he oversaw the acquisition of three companies. These acquisitions helped the company diversify into other staffing and human resource areas. Diversification helped the company survive economic downturns in 2001 and 2009.
Today, the three subsidiaries operating under the Vertex Resource Group each bring a unique solution to the staffing and human resource arena. When Jeff and his talented staff see a need, they set out to create a viable solution. One example is the development of proprietary software for Wage Solutions clients. Wage Tracker helps a business easily manage employees’ payroll and print reports, any time of the day.
Beyond the office, Jeff enjoys spending time with his family, often heading outdoors to fish or hunt. He is also involved with CASA Kane County, where he serves on the board of directors and is a member of the Clays Tournament committee.
Jeffery Kubas is the Executive Vice President of Vertex Resource Group. The Indiana University-Bloomington graduate is passionate about continuing the growth of the company started by his parents. His work experience correlates to the family business, having spent summers during college doing the payroll and other tasks at Vertex.
As a fulltime employee, Jeffery worked as a project manager and payroll coordinator. He took over leadership of Wage Solutions Inc. in January 2013, a role he fulfilled until January 2018.
Jeffery is also active in the nonprofit CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Kane County, a group that supports and promotes advocates for abused or neglected children. He serves on the Chairman’s Advisory Circle, Golf Outing committee and the Clays Tournament committee.
When Jeffery pictures a perfect day, he sees himself on the golf course, followed by an evening of playing board games with friends or enjoying comradery around a bonfire. Other hobbies are fishing, sport clay shooting, snowboarding and ice hockey. An avid ice hockey player, he earned multiple hockey awards while in high school. A favorite quotation of Jeffery exemplifies his active lifestyle:
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr. (Often attributed to Mark Twain.)
Kurt England serves as the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Vertex Resource Group. After working directly with Vertex clients for five years in client solutions, Kurt uses this experience to guide the sales and marketing department.
Previously, he worked in operations management as well as technology, sales and marketing with two other Chicago and St. Louis area businesses. These experiences, plus degrees from the University of Illinois and DePaul University, helped prepare him to lead his team at Vertex Resource Group. Kurt’s goal, which he encourages his team to strive for as well, is to be a positive influence – in work and in life.
Beyond the office, spending time outdoors ranks high on his list of things to do, especially if he can do so with his wife, son and dogs. He counts hunting, fishing, woodworking, hockey and softball as his top hobbies. Kurt’s favorite quote is indicative of his outlook on all things – to have fun:
“People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln
Joe Zolezzi is the Vice President of Operations for the Vertex Resource Group. He applies his vast experience gained at multiple businesses to ensure operations run smoothly at Vertex and its subsidiaries.
Hard work and determination are core qualities that Joe learned from his parents. Utilizing these traits, he challenges himself to be the best he can each day, whether at work, at home, as a co-worker, husband or father. Beyond immersing himself in the business operations of multiple companies, you’ll likely find Joe spending time with his family.
The Oswego resident enjoys fishing, ice hockey and anything that involves water and palm trees. Joe’s favorite quotations relate to his outlook on hard work:
“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation hard work and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell and “Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try.” – Michael Jordan