Meet our Management Team!
Vern Vokus- President / CEO
Vern’s 30+ years of expertise, specific to the temporary labor industry, presented him with opportunities to successfully bring growth and strength to several staffing companies. In six short years (1993 to 1998), he was able to increase Spartan Premier Staffing’s gross revenue by 385%. Vern recognized the need for a temporary staffing company that could set itself apart from others. In 1998, he founded our sister company, Labor For Hire, by acquiring a small company and within a few short years, Labor For Hire’s gross revenue increase from 1 million to 36.5 million. Vern continuously guides LFH and Skilled Resources’ growth by exploring new branch openings and acquisition opportunities. Even during the market slump in 2009, with Verns carefully selected experienced and dedicated management staff, he was able to ensure that the company stayed on track with its visions and goals. Mr. Vokus’ expects immediate and ongoing growth due to the current management team strength and expertise and the workers comp arena and within the industry.
Mirto Vigoa- CFO / COO
Mirto has over 25 years of experience and accomplishments in senior management, specific to the temporary labor industry, and extensive experience in private accounting in the construction industry. Mirto oversees the company’s credit and collections department and he plays a key role in safeguarding the financial security of the company. His strength in budgeting/forecasting and business/strategic planning, along with his concentration on both long and short-term financial objectives of the company, has been key in the company’s success at meeting its financial goals. Additionally, Mr. Vigoa has extensive training and involvement in workers’ comp policy negotiation and claims supervision, contract negotiations, and cash and asset management. By working side-by-side with the CEO and management team, he helps to ensure that Skilled Resources continues to meet and exceed all company-wide goals.
Rafael Gomez- Regional Manager / Sales
Rafael has over 20 years of branch and regional management experience, specific to the temporary labor industry, and several years of regional management and sales experience with in the retail industry. Rafael started with Skilled Resources and quickly became one of the company’s most consistent performers. Initially as a sales manager he had an impressive success rate, which prompted a quick promotion to branch manager. He is now responsible for managing our Lake Worth branch, which services the Palm Beach region. For over 15 years, Mr. Gomez has successfully operated are Lake Worth branch with a passion for success and dedication to the company’s financial goals. Under Rafael’s management, our Lake Worth branch has seen consistently strong sales and maintained an impressive amount of dedicated staff and workers, many of the workers have been with Rafael for over 10 years. We take pride in the fact that Rafael handles most any situations with quick and fair results benefiting both the worker and the company. He has had extensive training and involvement in the sales and operations management, risk and safety training and development, as well as employee relations, purchasing, and budgeting and forecasting.
Andrew Lofton- Safety Manager
Drew came to us in September 2015 and quickly became a very important and integral part of our team. Prior to his position with us, he spent nine years as a commercial superintendent. His knowledge and expertise in OSHA safety practices, and ability to get the job done, has brought important safety training and compliance to the forefront. Through his leadership and dedication, we now boast a rate of 90% OSHA trained and certified labor force. Mr. Lofton is retired from the Prince Georges County Fire Department and the Air Force, having served in Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm.