WilliamCharles Search Group and Reflex Staffing Solutions Join Forces

WilliamCharles Search Group and Reflex Staffing Solutions Join Forces

April 15th, 2024 by Ima Admin
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WilliamCharles Search Group and Reflex Staffing Solutions
Join Forces to Expand Executive Search and Professional Recruiting Services
Merging companies under the WilliamCharles brand adds executive search in Pittsburgh and new client services across operations from Michigan to Pennsylvania.

Grand Rapids, MI and Pittsburgh, PA – April 16, 2024 – WilliamCharles Search Group, a leading boutique executive search and professional recruiting firm headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has announced its strategic merger with Reflex Staffing Solutions, a longtime Pittsburgh-based recruiting firm.

The combined entity will continue operations under the WilliamCharles Search Group brand, significantly expanding its geographic footprint and enriching professional capabilities and service offerings for even more comprehensive client solutions. Broadened capabilities include introducing executive search services in Pittsburgh and further enhancing offerings in engineering and manufacturing from Michigan to Pennsylvania. The team employs five employees in Pittsburgh and six in Grand Rapids.

Jeff McGraw, the former President and CEO of Reflex Staffing Solutions, now serves as Vice President & Managing Director of WilliamCharles Search Group. Partners Bill Benson and Chuck Smeester will continue leading the company. The firm will retain the entire Reflex team, including executive recruiters Karen Stuart and Nancy Rexroad, and has hired Mandy Murphy as Talent Research Manager in Pittsburgh.

“Chuck and I are excited to announce the expansion of WilliamCharles. Joining forces with Jeff and his Reflex team under our banner is a win-win. We’ll further support Jeff on the executive search side of the business in Pittsburgh, and his talented recruiters will help our new client offerings in engineering and additional manufacturing disciplines firm-wide, said Bill Benson, President of WilliamCharles Search Group.

WilliamCharles Search Group and Reflex Staffing Solutions have been leaders in their respective markets for over two decades. They are known for their deep expertise, consultative approach, and robust network of relationships. The merger is a natural progression of their shared values and dedication to excellence, promising to deliver enhanced value to clients and candidates.

“We’ve known Jeff and his team for a long time. Reflex Staffing’s similar relationship-building and discerning, consultative approach is a great fit. Our combined focus on the middle market, family-owned, private equity, and our industry mix dovetails nicely. Our relationship-focused approach is also a great fit with the culture of Western PA. We’re thrilled to launch this new chapter together,” added Benson.

About WilliamCharles Search Group

WilliamCharles Search Group is a boutique executive search and professional recruiting firm focusing on leadership positions up to the C-suite, including President/CEO. Catering to a wide range of industries, WilliamCharles Search Group provides top-tier talent to companies across finance, human resources, operations/supply chain, engineering, sales/marketing, and administration. With a strong presence in Michigan and Pennsylvania, the firm prides itself on its consultative approach, deep expertise, and extensive network of relationships. For more information, visit https://www.william-charles.com/.

Kids Food Basket

February 15th, 2024 by Ima Admin

Are you looking for a “purpose partner”? Kid’s Food Basket checks all the boxes!

Millennial and Gen Z workers now represent the largest share of our workforce. These individuals are drawn to companies that champion causes or missions aligned with their values. As you work on building your culture, we would suggest that Kid’s Food Basket offers a compelling value proposition.

Why Kid’s Food Basket?

A Relatable Purpose – Food and Kids – Most commonly serving Children 5-12 who live in at risk areas of Grand Rapids, Holland, Muskegon and Allegan communities.
Food Costs – The cost of food and the increased costs of energy and housing are driving greater food insecurity for many area households. And, the costs are higher for Kid’s Food Basket.

Sustainable Approach – Not only does KFB provide needed lunches and weekend food to many children they also provide hands-on planting and growing experiences & nutrition education. This engagement can provide lifelong benefits from healthier living.

Growing Need – More and more schools are asking for help from Kid’s Food Basket, forcing them to say no to some school districts. Increased resources will broaden the number of kids being served.

Volunteering Made Easy – Work groups can easily volunteer to help pack school lunches. Great group activity where employees can the value of their time.
Local Community Focus (4 counties in West Michigan) focused. Your time and money will be directed toward the needs of our communities.

Donor Funded Organization – KFB is 90+ percent funded by donations. They do not receive money from state or federal programs. They rely on corporate and individual donations.

Leadership – Bridget Clark Whitney is a passionate leader who is worthy of your trust and support. Bridget and her Kids Food Basket story is compelling. Her personal story of integrity, courage, resilience, vision & passion for mission is equally inspiring.

What is driving this need?

    • 1.1 million people in Michigan are food insecure.
    • 34,260 food insecure Children ages 0-17 in Ottawa, Allegan, Muskegon and Kent counties.


  • Food insecure people are 2.9 times more likely to be in poor health.
  • 11.8% of people in the US are food insecure.


How has Kid’s Food Basket responded?

  • 818,609 Healthy nourishing meals served since July 1, 2023
  • 267,500 servings of produce grown and distributed from KFB Farms since 2023
  • 33,668 hours of volunteer hours service advocating for KFB missions.
  • 1,735 student engagements with nutrition education since July 1, 2023
  • 60 schools serviced across Kent, Muskegon, Ottawa and Allegan counties

We love supporting the work of Kids Food Basket and we hope to encourage you to do the same as we highlight what they do for our community. We have participated in many of their events and fundraisers, such as golf outings, dinners, holiday cards and volunteering. We find them to be a wonderful and worthy organization to support. Join us in partnering with them to help feed kids in West Michigan!

Learn more about Kids Food Basket at www.kidsfoodbasket.org

Our area is blessed with great mission-based organizations that serve our community. Here is al list of mission focused not for profit organizations. https://greatnonprofits.org/city/grand-rapids/MI