Our Team

In working with Business Owners, Paul noticed a recurring problem: Companies struggle with finding and hiring good employees. He started Contractor Staffing Source and brought staff into his garage office with his original clients. The dream was to provide a recruiting service to support small business owners. Over the next year, things grew slowly, and a few more people joined the team. Another year passed and the office expanded to a bigger garage in a new location.

Paul Sanneman

Founder & President

Ed Earl

Chief Strategic Officer

Liv Madrigal

General Manager

Nicholas Costa

Chief Technical Officer

Jennifer Jones

Training Manager

Fabiana Mendez

Director of Affiliate Success

Jefry Sebastian Martinez

Virtual Executive Assistant

Ahmad Rahal

Recruitment Specialist / Account Manager

Karel Sousek

Recruitment Specialist

Susan McCann

Recruitment Specialist

Veronica Borrero

Onboarding Manager & Account Manager Admin

Ke’ala Tavares

Senior Account Manager

Amber Tamura

Senior Account Manager

Connor Smith

Account Manager

Valeria Guacaneme

Account Manager

Juan Espinosa

Account Manager Admin

Marie Sousek

Account Manager Admin

Nica Andrea Cauinian

Account Manager Admin

Valentina Ferrara

Account Manager Admin

William Bastos

Account Manager Admin

Genesis Tefi Corso Flores

Account Manager Admin

Ali

Mohammad Ali Rahal

Pipeline Scanner

Anjuli Michelle

Pipeline Scanner

Diepriye Joseph

Sales Development Representative

Gustavo Aparicio

Affiliate Success Manager/Pipeline Scanner

Fletcher Wimbush

CEO of Discovered Performance Hiring Solutions

Weston Beck

Discovered Performance Hiring Solutions Client Success Manager

Sean Daily

Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

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Paul Sanneman
Founder & President


With over 40 years of experience, Paul has created several business coaching companies and consulted more than 400 construction companies. Contractor Staffing Source is the product of this experience and his most profound inspiration, as well as a solution to the most common issue his clients face; finding good people.Paul’s dedication to working with residential contractors stems from his belief that they are the most exciting and ethical business owners. He is passionate about helping them build successful teams so they can make more money in less time and have more FUN.Paul holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Education. He studied metaphysics as a post graduate and has facilitated and attended numerous seminars in personal growth and business success over the years. Check out Paul’s latest album with the Beach Road Band, Mostly for Kids.

Ed Earl
Chief Operating Officer


Ed Earl brings a Stanford MBA and over 30 years of construction experience to his leadership of Contractor Staffing Source. He is passionate about helping residential contractors find talented staff to grow their construction company. With his help, CSS is on track to become the leading recruiting service for the residential construction industry.

Ed also runs a Construction Project Management firm in San Diego where he has provided Owner Representation Services on a wide range of projects, from remodels to a sprawling $25 million estate that took 5 years to complete. His decades of experience working with residential contractors, architects, design professionals, and homeowners brings a unique perspective to his role at CSS.

Ed is also an energetic, talented national speaker with a passion for helping contractors reduce conflict in their business and improve communication with their clients. Ed has been nicknamed the ‘Zen Builder’ as a 20 year practitioner of Zen Buddhism and served as the Project Manager for the construction of a nunnery complex.

Liv Madrigal
General Manager


Liv Madrigal brings over 15 years of business management expertise and has 5 years of experience in construction recruiting. Born and raised in Hawai’i, Liv graduated from Kamehameha, a prestigious Hawaiian school, then went on to study Biology at the University of Hawai’i. Realizing that Biology was not the field she wanted to be in, she created several successful businesses while raising her 3 sons.

Currently serving as the General Manager, Liv is on a mission to cultivate dynamic and diverse teams. Her true passion lies in making a meaningful impact on individuals’ lives. What resonates with her about Contractor Staffing Source is not just its role in connecting contractors with the perfect employees, but the fulfillment she finds in aiding others in securing rewarding jobs.

Nicholas Costa
Chief Technical Officer


Nicholas Costa, a seasoned IT expert with over 7 years of experience, has distinguished himself as a pioneer in helping businesses optimize their computer systems and enhance profitability. As the co-founder of Soaring Towers, a leading IT services provider in the finance and construction sectors, he has tailored innovative solutions for clients ranging from large commercial construction companies with over 400 employees to smaller residential firms with just 10 designers. Driven by a passion for staying on the cutting edge, Nicholas has recently steered his company towards integrating artificial intelligence, empowering businesses to accomplish more with less while maintaining a focus on their unique needs and budget constraints.

Jennifer Jones
Training Manager


Jen Jones, originally from Memphis, Tennessee, has journeyed progressively westward in her career, initially inspired by her grandfather, a crane operator, which sparked her interest in construction. As a youth, Jen began her early career in the construction industry at a local lumber company and saw her excel in inventory management, showcasing her organizational talent and business savvy. After high school, Jen not only earned a BS in Psychology at the University of Phoenix in Austin, Texas but also joined the team for nearly a decade, distinguishing herself as a Training and Project Manager, adeptly training all staff to handle large-scale student, alumni, and community events.

Jen decided to continue to move further west, to Aliso Viejo, where she joined CW Driver, a leader in commercial design and build services, where she rekindled her passion for construction. During her tenure there she helped complete the Newport Beach Civic Center Project Phase 1 and 2. During this time she also embraced a significant personal challenge, training for and completing a full marathon. After completing the marathon and the projects, her path then led her to Hawaii, where she completed 13 half marathons and enhanced her technological and training expertise at a local Apple store.

This period in her life was significant, marking her meeting with Paul Sanneman and leading to her current role as Training Manager at Contractor Staffing Source. Here, Jen skillfully integrates her experience in construction, technology, and training, impacting an international workforce. Beyond her professional achievements, Jen is committed to a vegan lifestyle, grows her own food, and runs three chocolate brands, embodying her passion for health, sustainability, and entrepreneurial endeavors.

Fabiana Mendez
Director of Affiliate Success


Inspired by her unwavering passion for helping others, Fabiana began her professional career as a Customer Service agent, working day and night to assist the broad clientele of a cleaning company. She then decided to expand her horizons switching to the Sales field and into the Security industry, becoming the second top seller of the company in the course of 3 months. After over a year of sales pitching and deal closing, she realized selling wasn’t her cup of tea. Now, she’s focusing on her Administrative Assistant role and finishing her Telecommunications Engineering studies, driven by the things she loves the most: people and technology.

Jefry Sebastian Martinez

Jefry Sebastian Martinez, a native of Colombia, graduated from Universidad ECCI with a degree in Modern Languages with an Administrative Emphasis and holds a certificate in Artificial Intelligence from Universidad Distrital. Fluent in Spanish, English, and French, Sebastian’s career spans administration, project management, and logistics coordination, with recent experience in marketing agencies.

Jefry Sebastian Martinez is recognized for his leadership capacity and ability to foster innovation through a blend of curiosity, empathy, and a deep passion for integrating cutting-edge technologies. He has successfully navigated roles in marketing agencies, bringing strategic insights and operational excellence to drive campaigns and client engagement. His proficiency in financial management complements his logistical expertise, ensuring streamlined operations and impactful project delivery. Sebastian is committed to continuous learning, leveraging his skills to contribute meaningfully to dynamic and forward-thinking teams.

 

Lori Lawrence
CFO


Born and raised in Minnesota originally, Lori moved out of the cold as soon as she turned 19 – moving first to Phoenix, AZ and then to San Diego, CA. Lori has one child, Lori worked full time and attended college full time to earn dual associate’s degrees in Business Management (with an emphasis on Accounting) and Information Technologies while her son was young.

Shortly after getting her degrees, she moved to California and started her own Business Services firm, Ask Lori, helping businesses with office management and accounting/bookkeeping needs. Her specialty in supporting construction companies, Lori knows first-hand the challenges of finding and keeping the right personnel.

Using her midwestern values and continuing need for learning, Lori has helped multitudes of people and businesses grow. Her specialty is being the perfect liaison between the small business owner and their CPA – understanding the nuances of Federal, State, and Local accounting and personnel compliance issues. Her favorite work-related task is coaching and teaching others how to manage the office chaos businesses encounter. Her favorite off-work task is trail riding on quads and hanging out with her family.

Ahmad Rahal
Recruitment Specialist / Account Manager


Meet Ahmad, our detail-oriented Account Manager. With a knack for organization and a tech-savvy approach, Ahmad oversees the seamless execution of our recruiting campaigns. His role extends beyond the backend, as he acts as the bridge between clients and candidates, ensuring smooth communication and relationship-building. Ahmad’s commitment to precision and genuine care sets the tone for successful collaborations, making him an indispensable part of our team.

Karel Sousek
Recruitment Specialist


I am Karel, I am a Designer / Project Manager turned recruiter. I Love mountain biking, world history (Romanophile), technology, and architecture/design. My mission will be finding your ideal hire, not just in skill but in heart.

Susan McCann
Recruitment Specialist


Susan is a seasoned recruiter with extensive experience in the fields of Recruiting, Human Resources, and Business Management. Throughout her career she has honed her skills in not only identifying top talent, but also building strong relationships with both candidates and clients. She understands that recruitment is more than just matching resumes to job descriptions; it’s about truly understanding the needs and goals of both parties involved.

Additionally, her background in Human Resources and Business Management have equipped her with a comprehensive understanding of employee relations, performance management, and talent development. She is committed to delivering exceptional results and exceeding expectations.

Veronica Borrero
Onboarding Manager & Account Manager Admin


Verónica Borrero is the Onboarding Manager at Contractor Staffing Source. With a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and specialized studies in Organizational Psychology, Verónica brings a unique perspective to her role. Throughout her career, she has gained extensive experience in various areas of psychology, including clinical, social, scholarly, and organizational psychology.

Verónica’s passion lies in helping individuals improve their relationship with work and finding joy in their day-to-day responsibilities. She has worked as a therapist, serving patients ranging from children to teenagers, and has also made significant contributions as an HR Psychologist, dealing with tasks such as employee performance evaluation and psychological companionship.

At Contractor Staffing Source, Verónica’s main responsibilities include ATS and new account setup, job ad development, and LinkedIn and Career page connection setup. She excels in understanding the unique needs and culture of each client, enabling her to create compelling job ads that attract top talent. Verónica’s attention to detail, strong analytical skills, and ability to listen make her an invaluable asset to the team.

Outside of work, Verónica enjoys spending time with her dog Max, watching movies and TV shows, and pursuing her passion for photography. With her expertise and dedication, Verónica is committed to making a positive impact on both clients and candidates through Contractor Staffing Source.

Ke’ala Tavares
Senior Account Manager


I’m an experienced professional based in Hawai’i, where I balance a thriving career with my roles as a dedicated wife and mother to four wonderful boys.

With four years of experience at Contractor Staffing Source, I’ve consistently delivered excellence in helping companies find great people. My commitment to detail and dedication have been instrumental in our success.

In my spare time, I indulge my creative side through sewing, and I savor the beauty of Hawai’i’s beaches with my family. My dream is to explore international destinations, broadening my horizons.

I bring a strong work ethic, creativity, and a passion for excellence to everything I do. Whether as a professional or a family woman, I’m driven to make a positive impact.

Amber Tamura
Senior Account Manager


As a dedicated professional based in the picturesque landscapes of Hawaii, I bring three years of invaluable experience to my role as an Account Manager at Contractor Staffing Source. Starting my journey as a pipeline scanner, I’ve meticulously worked my way up, demonstrating a keen eye for detail and organizational prowess. My career is a testament to my belief in the golden rule—treating everyone with the same respect and courtesy that I value. Outside of the professional realm, I’m a passionate traveler who cherishes moments spent with family, enriching both my personal and professional life with diverse experiences.

Connor Smith
Account Manager


Meet Connor, our Account Manager at CSS from Texas, who brings a wealth of experience and brainpower to our team. Holding a degree in Sports Medicine with a specialization in biochemistry, Connor has spent the last decade excelling in data-driven problem-solving scenarios. All the while, demonstrating exceptional tech savviness. He will be your main contact, assessing your hiring needs, strategizing recruitment efforts, and of course, managing your account to ensure you have the best experience with us. From an American family, raised in Brazil; Connor is a natively bilingual, fluent in English and Portuguese; learning Spanish later in life. His diverse upbringing has shaped a nonjudgmental, broad worldview that complements his ability to navigate intricate scenarios both professionally and personally.

Valeria Guacaneme
Account Manager


Valeria Guacaneme is a Colombian-born professional with a diverse background in aviation, aeronautical management, and business process outsourcing. Valeria pursued her passion for flying and earned her commercial pilot license. In addition to her aeronautical pursuits, she undertook supplementary studies in aeronautical management to deepen her understanding of the industry. As an Account Manager at Contractor Staffing Source, she excelled in connecting clients with potential hires and overseeing administrative and operational functions to ensure seamless account management.

Juan Sebastian Martinez
Account Manager

Born in Colombia and currently residing there, Sebastian graduated from a public high school before delving into university. He holds a degree in Finances and International Business, complemented by a technician certification in Business Management. Fluent in Spanish, English, and French, Sebastian’s passion for languages led to exploration in diverse academic fields.

While initially pursuing biology with an emphasis on biotechnology for two semesters, he discovered a true calling in the dynamic intersection of finances and international business. This realization prompted entry into the professional world, spending almost four years honing skills in call centers.

The trajectory of his career took an exciting turn when he seized the opportunity to transition into the role of a property manager. This experience paved the way for his current roles as an admin assistant and account manager.

Throughout the journey, he has embraced diverse experiences, always seeking growth and new challenges. Driven by a passion for languages, finance, and the intricate world of business management, he looks forward to further opportunities contributing skills and enthusiasm to dynamic and forward-thinking teams.

Juan Espinoza
Account Manager Admin


Born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, I’ve always had a passion for tennis and a knack for humor that I bring to every aspect of my life. I Worked at different worldwide companies such as Spotify and Lyft before my career path led me to become the Junior Account Manager at CSS.

In my role, I take pride in managing junior accounts, ensuring candidate follow-ups, compiling results, conducting insightful phone interviews, understanding client needs and ensuring their satisfaction, resolving client issues or concerns in a timely and effective manner and more! Beyond my professional life, tennis has always been a constant source of joy and discipline for me, providing a unique perspective that influences my approach to work.

Fostering positive work environments and making a meaningful impact on people’s lives has been a common thread throughout my career. I believe in the power of building strong, diverse teams, and at the heart of my role as a Junior Account Manager is the commitment to connecting talented candidates with the right opportunities.

I look forward to continuing to bring my humor, dedication, and passion to the dynamic world of account management at CSS, contributing to its success and growth.

Marie Sousek
Affiliate Success Manager/Executive Assistant


Marie Sousek’s global upbringing, spanning from Argentina to the U.S and Shanghai, has provided her with unique insights and adaptability skills. Her professional journey includes significant experience as an Assistant Community Coordinator for an HOA, where she honed her skills in community engagement and problem-solving.

Now residing in Bolivia, Marie excels in her current role as the Virtual Administrative Manager and Executive Assistant to the Owner/CEO at Contractor Staffing Source. In this capacity, she skillfully blends her international perspective with her expertise in administration and executive support. Outside of her professional life, Marie is dedicated to her family, nurturing her two little girls and a baby boy, embodying a harmonious blend of career dedication and personal commitment.

Nica Andrea Cauinian
Account Manager Admin


Nica Andrea Cauinian, an Admin Assistant with a rich background in customer service, was born in the Philippines and is currently pursuing degrees in Marketing and Computer Science. Recognized since her childhood with numerous excellency awards, Nica blends her tech-savvy nature with exceptional communication skills, finding fulfillment in connecting with applicants. Beyond her professional pursuits, she channels her creativity into video editing and embraces the joy of board games. Nica values respect and professionalism, evident in her commitment to these principles both in and out of the workplace. With a personal mantra of “fake it till you make it,” Nica exemplifies resilience and a continuous commitment to personal and professional growth.

Valentina Ferrara
Account Manager Admin


My name is Valentina Ferrara, I am from Venezuela. I studied and graduated as a lawyer in Venezuela and later studied English and Business English in Manchester, England. After completing my studies, I moved to Barcelona, Spain and completed an MBA with a specialization in communication and public relations. I have worked at Contractor Staffing Source since 2022, where I help people find their dream job. My role involves working closely with an account manager, analyzing candidate assessments, following up with candidates, and creating weekly reports to send to clients. I am also part of the great marketing team, specifically in the area of social media. In my free time, I love playing sports and creating content for social media, specifically videos. It’s great to be able to share my passion for communication and content creation with my work.

William Bastos
Account Manager Admin

I started my career as an English teacher giving classes to both kids and adults of all ages in two institutions but, thanks to the pandemic situation, I had to stop; After a while, I managed to get a job at an international shipping company handling all kinds of task to help both my colleagues/boss and my clients.

Thanks to my skills and attitude, I got invited to work in Bairesdev as a recruiter filling all kinds of job positions, from junior roles like copywriter to senior level ones like financial manager or vice-president.

Finally, I got the opportunity to work with Contractor Staffing Source to improve my skills and knowledge while I try to help everyone and the company as much as possible and I attempt to finish my certifications in Portuguese, Scrum Master, and Cisco’s CCNA.

Genesis Tefi Corso Flores
Account Manager Admin


Genesis is our skilled Pipeline Scanner, bringing three years of freelancing expertise across technology, education, and construction industries. Originally from Sucre, Bolivia, Genesis holds degrees in Commercial Engineering, English and German. In her role, she meticulously rates resumes according to KPIs and sends the necessary assessments, streamlining our recruitment processes. Her global perspective and commitment to excellence make her an invaluable asset to our team, embodying our dedication to diversity and success.

Ma. Jessa Flores-Labastida
Pipeline Scanner


Ma. Jessa Flores-Labastida – Balancing the roles of a nurturing single mother of two and a Certified Human Resource Professional, I stand as a testament to the belief that dreams can indeed become reality. My career is driven by a passion for empowering individuals and cultivating a workplace where dreams and professional goals align and flourish.

Ali

Mohammad Ali Rahal
Pipeline Scanner


A multilingual professional based in Brazil, I bring a diverse cultural background to our team. With a keen eye for detail, I specialize in scanning the talent pipeline, supporting easy communication between the candidates and our clients. Drawing from a rich background in interpreter, translation and digital scrivener experience, I contribute to creating a cohesive and globally-aware workforce into our talents.”

Diepriye Joseph
Sales Development Representative


Meet Diepreye Joseph, our Sales Development Representative from Nigeria. With a BSc in Mass Communication Diepriye oversees the building of new connections and business opportunities for Contractor Staffing Source, ensuring an expanding network of contractors and satisfied partners. Beyond her professional life, she is an avid reader and has a fondness for trying out emerging technologies.

With Diepriye’s unwavering commitment to growth and productivity, Contractor Staffing Source continues to set new benchmarks in client satisfaction and service excellence.

Gustavo Aparicio
Affiliate Success Manager/Pipeline Scanner

I’m Gustavo Aparicio, a 26-year-old journalist originally from Venezuela. With a fervent love for music and a particular passion for vinyl records, I consider myself a creative individual. Thriving in collaborative settings, I bring a blend of humor and a collaborative spirit to every workplace. I’m excited to contribute my unique perspective and enthusiasm to any team.

Fletcher Wimbush
CEO of Discovered Performance Hiring Solutions


Fletcher Wimbush, the transformative CEO of Discovered Performance Hiring Solutions, The Hire Talent, and Fletcher Associates Search Firm, has dedicated a decade to tackling hiring’s hardest problems. With innovative strategies, Fletcher has elevated over 1,500 organizations, contributing over $643 million to their bottom lines.

A thought-leader in his field, he’s published extensively on reference checking, aptitude assessments, and AI’s role in candidate selection.

Weston Beck
Discovered Performance Hiring Solutions Client Success Manager


Weston Beck grew up in southern California and graduated from Claremont High School in 2008. After doing a lot of soul searching, in 2011 he decided to pursue an education in Mathematics at Mount San Antonio College, where he developed passion for problem solving and real-world application. He eventually transferred to Cal Poly Pomona and graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Applied Mathematics. In 2016, he began working at The Hire Talent as a data analyst and product engineer. As the company grew both in size and in vision, Weston began leading the software development team at The Hire Talent and oversaw the build out of Discovered, the company’s ultimate and ongoing vision for recruiting technology. As Discovered continues to evolve, Weston is responsible for ensuring the product continues to meet recruiter expectations.

Weston lives in San Dimas, CA with his wife and 2 year old son. His favorite thing to do is to spend time with his family and make new memories with them.

Sean Daily
Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

Sean Daily acts as Contractor Staffing Source’s Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). He is a Northern California-based entrepreneur and digital marketing expert with a strong technology background. Sean has founded multiple successful 7-figure ventures during his 35-year career, including Lead Eagle, Social Media Ninjas, Dental Marketing Ninjas, Realtimepublishers, Green Living Ideas, and Xcedia. Using creative and innovative marketing & tech strategies, Sean has helped hundreds of businesses across the US significantly increase their revenue. His clients to date include market leaders such as Yelp, Kohler, Microsoft, Dell, and Cisco. He also, with his wife Heather, co-founded and directs Loving Home Ministries, a 501c3 non-profit that supports children & families worldwide. He is the author of numerous books on technology and marketing, including his latest, “Adentify!,” available at https://leadeagle.io/ebook/

Anna Ito
Discovered Performance Hiring Solutions Client Success Manager


Anna was born in Alaska, but spent most of her life in Washington state. She loves traveling, 70s music, and good food. Growing up, she was closely involved with her father’s work in construction, and later ended up working in a number of other industries including manufacturing, and transportation until she landed in her current role where she happily works to offer Software and Assessment support for Contractor Staffing Source as they use the Discovered Platform and assessments in their recipe to find amazing employees for their clients.

A. Michelle
Pipeline Scanner

A.Michelle is originally from the Bay Area in California, she lived in New York City for 15 years and now lives in Los Angeles. She has been with CSS since 2020 and helped develop current practices as their first remote employee.

Ally

Originally from California, Ally Rose moved to Hawaii in 2018. She has been working with Contractor Staffing Source since 2020. As the Director of Sales, Ally is passionate about connecting Contractors with the CSS Recruitment System: “When a Company has the right team members, potential for growth is endless!” She is deeply honored to serve the Residential Construction Industry along their journey!

Justin Landry

Originally from Connecticut Justin studied Web Design at the Arts Institute Boston.
After working in IT for a few years, Justin moved to Vancouver where he ran his own sound production company for years.
From there he moved to Hawaii with his family where he began working with Contractor Staffing Source’s Founder, Paul Sanneman and C.O.O Ed Earl to develop the CSS recruiting company.
Over the years they have developed a boutique recruiting company which includes an assessment tool that has helped to systematize the hiring process with consistency.
Justin developed his knowledge of the assessment by mastering extensive course material and one on one training with the assessment creator.
Justin has reviewed over 10,000 assessments over the last 4 years which gives him a unique perspective on what traits make for an exceptional hire every time.
Justin is a graduate of Cornell University’s HR/ Recruiting program and uses this training to ensure CSS is based in HR best practices.
He serves as the Director of Recruiting and helps to guide clients through a proven hiring system by utilizing the assessment as a valuable part of the process.
He is inspired by technology and is always looking for ways that he can leverage it to make other’s lives better.