Craig Nelson Appointed Chairman of the Board at Nelson; Revenue Up 25%

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Craig S. Nelson, former CEO of the Nelson Family of Companies has been appointed Chairman of the Board and Nelson's year-over-year revenue is up 25%.

Nelson announced today the appointment of Craig S. Nelson as Chairman of the Board. Craig Nelson is the former CEO of the organization and, prior to that, led Nelson’s staffing divisions, including Nelson Technology, Nelson & Associates, Nelson Staffing, and

His new role as Chairman of the Board comes at a good time for the company, which this week announced a 25% year-over-year increase in revenue from 2012 to 2013.

Said Nelson about his appointment, “I’m very excited about my new role as Chairman of the Board and the opportunity to provide strategic long-term planning for Nelson. I will be working with an extremely experienced board and our talented new CEO, Donna Farrugia. Over time, I’ve served the company in many capacities and I look forward to using my understanding of the organization to help management take the company to the next level.”

With Staffing Industry Analysts citing 6% growth in the staffing industry in 2013, a 25% increase in business demonstrates the depth of knowledge and experience Nelson has gained over 40+ years of serving the talent needs of its customers.

“At its heart, Nelson has always been about listening and communicating closely with our clients,” said company founder Gary D. Nelson. “Over the years, we’ve incorporated new approaches to identify quality talent but have never lost sight of the importance of relationships with each individual, client and the communities in which they work. I’m thrilled to have Craig Nelson as our Chairman. He understands our values well and will use them as a strong foundation for the future.”

To learn more about Nelson and current staffing trends, go to or follow Donna Farrugia @eieiceo.

Founded in 1970 with locations throughout the West Coast and Southwest, Nelson ranks among the largest independent staffing companies in the United States. Regularly recognized by Northbay Biz as “Best Job Placement Service,” Nelson was also honored in 2013 as a Bay Area News Group Top Workplace and one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area by San Francisco Business Times and San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal. Already in 2014, Nelson has won two Inavero Best of Staffing awards for client and talent satisfaction. Providing staffing and recruiting services to clients and candidates in accounting & finance, clerical, administration, human resources, technology, light industrial, manufacturing, legal, engineering, computer gaming, digital media, and the wine and beverage industries, Nelson also runs, a job search engine for candidates. Embracing the values of excellence, innovation, empathy, and integrity when interacting with clients and employees alike, Nelson holds itself to a high standard. To learn more about the company, visit

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