Business owners in search of business management solutions that improve efficiencies and lower risk exposure know that a partnership with BBSI ultimately provides a competitive advantage. As part of its bundled services, business owners receive full access to a team of local business professionals that specialize risk management, human resource management, payroll, and recruitment services.
BBSI-Southern Oregon is a local team of trusted business professionals that understand the local challenges and opportunities that business owners face, demonstrate subject matter proficiency in their fields, and share a innately committed to partnering with local businesses to grow and thrive.
BBSI Team Members and Titles
Joe Rossi, a long-time Human Resource professional in Southern Oregon, is the Southern Oregon Area Manager for Barrett Business Services, Inc. (BBSI).
Joe possesses a unique combination of work experience that enables him to effectively examine how business strategic objectives align with workforce management tactical measures to create business profitability and stability through proactive employee engagement and customer support. Joe has held previous Human Resource, Marketing, and Business Management positions within several industry sectors, including Air Transportation, Retail Automotive, Aerospace, Semiconductors, and Health Care. He holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Administration from the University of Southern California, Society for Human Resource Management – Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification, and a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certificate from the HR Certification Institute in Washington D.C.
Joe oversees two BBSI Southern Oregon branches located in Medford and Grants Pass focusing on providing workforce management solutions: worker compensation coverage and risk/safety management, payroll administration, recruiting and temporary staffing services, and human resource consulting.
Heather Stafford is a Business Partner for BBSI-Southern Oregon. She has extensive experience as a strategic partner for businesses from start up, to small business growth and exit, to Fortune 500 traded sector business development. With a background in economic and workforce development, Heather understands how vital that successful small businesses are to a local economy. By helping create wins for them; we create wins for us all.
At different stages of growth, businesses experience more similar challenges than they realize. Heather loves to work closely with founders and CEOs to design strategies and implement plans that will solve pressing issues that prevent owners from working on their business instead of always working in their business.
In her career, Heather has founded her own business, worked as a business consultant, run a start-up incubator/accelerator, held executive positions in workforce, education and economic development agencies and now brings her passion for business partnership to BBSI. She holds Master’s Degrees in Business Administration and Management and continues her professional development in entrepreneurship, innovation, technology, and the future of work.
Dan Sweeney has a degree in Business Management & Communications from Concordia University and completed the Executive Leadership Program at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has worked in Safety and Human Resources for Kinzua Corporation, Boise Cascade Corporation, and Stimson Lumber Company. In his 20 year tenure at Stimson Lumber, he was Vice President of HR and Risk Management; receiving numerous awards as he led a number of high risk manufacturing operations to record number of years without lost time injuries. Dan’s management experience includes serving as a trustee on two Defined Pension Benefit Plans and a Health & Welfare Plan with assets in excess of a billion dollars. Dan has taught college level safety classes and has had multiple certifications and extensive experience in training. He is a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals.
Dan’s compassion for people drives his passion for safety. He works diligently to help our customers send every employee home safely each day.
Steve Dobbs has a diverse background holding positions in multiple industries. Over the years, he worked in the trades as a machinist, welder, millwright and carpenter, which provided Steve with a solid footing in safety. Steve transitioned into the safety profession and became a safety officer for a large county where he honed his safety skill. Steve also worked in the healthcare field as a hospital safety officer and ultimately as an assistant hospital administrator. Prior to joining BBSI, Steve was a senior safety enforcement officer for Oregon OSHA. He likes demystifying safety regulation for employees and owners and sharing his passion for safety.
Suz Montemayor, a long-time Human Resource professional in Southern Oregon, is the Southern Oregon Area Human Resource Manager for Barrett Business Services, Inc. (BBSI).
Suz oversees two BBSI Southern Oregon branches located in Medford and Grants Pass focusing on providing workforce management solutions: recruiting and temporary staffing services, and human resource consulting.
Suz possesses a unique combination of work experience that enables her to effectively examine how business strategic objectives align with workforce management tactical measures to create business profitability and stability through proactive employee engagement and customer support.
Prior to BBSI, Suz spent 15 years helping to build a successful ecommerce start-up business holding positions of chief financial officer and vice president of human resources. Suz guided the financial and human resources operations for hundreds of employees, handled investor due diligence requests, and acted as the financial liaison to the Board of Directors. Suz has held previous Sales, Human Resources and Finance Management positions within several industry sectors, including Manufacturing, Finance and Aviation.
She is on the Board of Directors for Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) Treasurer, and the Oregon Employers Council Jackson County (OEC) Vice President. In the past served on board of Rogue Workforce Partnership (RWP) and Job Council Budget Committee.
Kathryn Reinhardt – Human Resource Consultant
Human Resources and Loss Control professional with over 25 years of experience working for small to large private and non-profit Fortune 500 organizations in a variety of industries (post-secondary education, insurance, healthcare, sales & marketing, drilling and agriculture). She has expertise in development of organizations and people, facilitation, process improvement, change management, performance management, engagement, compliance and investigations.
Kathryn is passionate about collaborating and advising entrepreneurial small business owners to develop their people, systems and processes to achieve success.
She currently serves as the President for the Rogue Valley Society for Human Resource Management, is on the Board of Directors for the Oregon Employer Council and the American Society of Safety Professionals Conference Planning Committee.
Heidi has over 20 years of business management experience, including operations management, risk management, labor relations, human resources, strategic planning, and small business ownership. She holds her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM-Certified Senior Professional (SHRM-SCP) credentials, a B.S. in Business Administration from Southern Oregon University, and an M.B.A. from Washington State University, with a concentration in marketing.
David has been an area payroll manager/analyst for BBSI since February of 1994, which makes him the Southern Oregon area’s longest-tenured team member. David relocated to the Medford area from Ohio, three years after graduating from Ohio Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree in mathematical science, and a minor in theater. His initial background in payroll came through a stint at Central State University, overseeing the work-study program as part of his duties as a financial aid counselor. David was attracted to Southern Oregon for its richness in performing arts, but accepted the challenge of BBSI’s payroll team, succeeding a future BBSI corporate vice-president of operations. During his time at BBSI, David has added principles of HR Management to his knowledge base, allowing him to strategically interface with BBSI’s Human Resource team in areas such as turnover analysis and PTO/sick leave structure.
David’s mission as a payroll manager for BBSI is to ensure seamless and accurate payroll reporting, facilitate a smooth and user-friendly workflow, and to advocate for technology improvements as part of BBSI’s senior payroll implementation team.
Daniel Johnston – Payroll Manager
Dan Johnston is a Payroll Manager for BBSI. His 27 years of accounting experience is a welcome addition to the diversity of knowledge available to our Business Partners. He is a native of the Rogue Valley and Schooled at Southern Oregon University. He has gained perspective as an employee, a manager and a business owner and recognizes the requirements of each position. He is a QuickBooks Pro-advisor and Microsoft Excel aficionado. His journey began as a traveling musician performing through-out the Northwest. It quickly became apparent someone needed to assume accounting and planning responsibility. That experience naturally translated to purchasing, inventory control and general accounting in the real world. Multi-state, multi-department payroll with job costing was his next position to master. Over time, the progression moved to all aspects of full-service accounting and financial advising. Dan loves working with small businesses and demystifying the complex world of finance and payroll.
Felicia Rossi, our second Payroll/Finance Manager in the Southern Oregon Area, comes to BBSI with a significant and diverse background in the small business and self-employment arena. She opened FAR Out Numbered LLC Mobile Accounting, Bookkeeping and Taxes in January of 2007 and opened a second branch on Maui in 2014. She works with a large variety of industries, owners and employees with her small business, in addition to growing up working in, and eventually consulting for, her parents’ home grown construction company. Felicia is an Enrolled Agent licensed to prepare taxes with the Internal Revenue Service and most States, as well as a Licensed Tax Consultant for the State of Oregon. Her extensive background in payroll, bookkeeping, consulting and taxes, as well as being a small business owner herself, not only gives Felicia a deep compassion for BBSI owners, but it also provides her with the knowledge to help BBSI owners grow, adapt and plan for their futures and goals. BBSI offers a daily melting pot of opportunities that put to use every experience, customer service aptitude, achievement and piece of knowledge Felicia has accumulated in her career. She cannot wait to join you on your journey!
Rob loves the challenge and opportunity to make a positive impact for businesses and job seekers as a recruiting specialist for Barrett Business Services, Inc. (BBSI) Rob has over 18 years of talent acquisition/recruiting experience covering most industries. He has held several leadership positions throughout his career and is at his best when coaching, advising, and/or consulting.
Rob has worked in the private sector and government sector since 1991. Upon graduating from Fresno State, Rob was an Operations Manager for 7 years at Superior Athletic Club where he got his first taste of recruiting and onboarding. From there Rob worked for the The Job Council for 10 years as a Program Manager, Program Analyst, and led the Business Outreach team that worked with local businesses. The common thread throughout Rob’s professional career has been working with business owners and job seekers to help them achieve their goals.
Rob obtained his Masters in Management from Southern Oregon University. He combines a solid blend of academics, work experience, and life experience to provide the highest level of customer service which ensures a positive, value added customer experience.
Adam comes to BBSI with a diverse professional career spanning multiple industries and continents in both the public and private sectors. While living overseas, he spent nine years designing and implementing training programs for local business professionals including from fortune 500 companies, and senior-level government employees. Additionally, he has worked as a Project Officer/Communication Specialist for a foreign government research and development funding agency which collaborates with European countries, and a Learning and Development Specialist in which he trained foreign diplomats in international communication.
After returning to the states, Adam was the Human Resources Consultant responsible for the talent acquisition/recruitment at Oregon Institute of Technology and has since expanded his human resources management acumen to better serve the staffing endeavors of local business and assist employees in building their careers. Adam holds a master’s degree in Human Resource and Employment Relations, a Master of Science Degree in Organizational Training and Development (Applied Psychology), and a Professional Human Resource Certification. The culmination Adam’s professional and academic accolades awards him insight which is valuable in providing the highest level of customer service to a diverse business community.
Hope Smith comes to the BBSI Recruiting Team with a high level of energy and a strong enthusiasm for helping both Business Owners and Job Seekers. Prior to BBSI, Hope spent 20 years working in the wedding and event industry as a mobile disc jockey and event coordinator. She built a strong business model that earned her several business achievements and grew her company to reach new heights. She brings with her, personal business ownership experience, giving her the ability to see business relationships from an owner’s perspective.
Born and raised in the Rogue Valley, Hope has developed several networking partnerships through Medford Chamber of Commerce earning her Greeter of the Year in 2012. She is best known for her on-air personality as DJ Hope for 9 years on several different radio stations. Hope brings organization skills, effective time management, multitasking and planning to the BBSI staffing unit. Her integrity and good business ethics are strong foundations in her heart for helping people find success. She graduated in 2001 with a B.S. in Business Marketing from Southern Oregon University making her a great fit as a Recruiting Specialist with BBSI.