Tom Gimbel President, CEO
Tom at a glance
- 16 years experience
- Leadership and oversight
- Chicago Entrepreneur Hall of Fame
- Crain's 40 Under 40
- University of Colorado
Tom Gimbel is the Founder and CEO of LaSalle Network, a $35+ million staffing and recruiting firm based in Chicago. Founded in 1998, LaSalle has served thousands of clients and candidates, placing job seekers in temporary, temporary-to-permanent and permanent positions.
Prior to starting LaSalle Network, Gimbel spent several years in sales and marketing at both national and local service organizations. At 26 years old, Gimbel left his employer to create the first Chicago firm to offer employment solutions to the accounting and finance world. Today, LaSalle Network has four offices and six business units including accounting & finance, technology, administrative, call center, human resources, and executive search. LaSalle Network has grown 900% in the past decade, landing them on the Inc. list of Fastest Growing
Private Companies in America in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. LaSalle was also recognized as one of the Top Five Best Staffing Firms to Work for in America in 2011 and 2012 by Staffing Industry Analysts and chosen as one of the 50 Best Companies to Work For by the Daily Herald and HRMAC in 2012. Gimbel was honored on Crain's Chicago Business 40 Under 40 in 2009 and was inducted in the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame in 2010.
Gimbel is an expert on organizational development, securing a job, as well as how to hire successfully. He has been featured on NBC 5, ABC 7, CBS 2, WBBM-News Radio 780, WGN TV and Radio, Wall Street Journal, Fortune Small Business, Crain's Chicago Business, Chicago
Business Today, Chicago Tribune, and Chicago Sun-Times. In 2008 and 2009 Tom was nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, and in 2001, LaSalle Network landed a spot on Entrepreneur Magazine's "Hot 100" list.
Gimbel is on the Board of Directors at Starlight Children's Foundation, a Chicago-based nonprofit organization that creates programs to brighten the lives of seriously ill children. Gimbel is also an active member in the Young Presidents' Organization, Jobs for Youth, American Staffing Association and Entrepreneurs' Organization.
Tom holds a BA from the University of Colorado.
Maureen Brown Chief Sales Officer
Maureen at a glance
- 10 years experience
- Client development
- LaSallian of the Year
- University of Iowa
As Chief Sales Officer for LaSalle Network, Maureen Brown is responsible for driving and managing new business. She has been instrumental in building LaSalle Network’s client base and sales program. Her role includes creating and executing sales strategies; coaching and training a business development team; identifying, attracting and engaging key target clients and cultivating and growing client relationships.
Originally hired as a Business Development Manager in 2003, Maureen was an early leader in developing LaSalle Network’s suburban presence. Growing key clients in the retail, entertainment, business services, food and beverages and healthcare industries, Maureen has placed more than 3,000 job seekers with Chicago’s best small, medium and large sized businesses.
Maureen has an uncommon depth of knowledge in staffing and recruiting having been in the industry since 2003 and working with startups and Fortune 500 companies. She understands individual and organizational goals and concerns to effectively deliver top talent.
Maureen has a BA from The University of Iowa.
Sirmara Campbell Twohill Chief Human Resources Officer
Sirmara at a glance
- 12 years experience
- Human Resources and Operations
- Columbia College Chicago
Sirmara Campbell Twohill has over 12 years of experience in the staffing and recruiting industry, starting her career at LaSalle Network shortly after its inception in 1998. Sirmara is an experienced human resources professional whose expertise lies in helping LaSalle Network maintain a healthy and productive company culture. She is also certified as a professional in human resources.
Over the past 10 years, Sirmara has assumed roles in accounting, operations and human resources. Sirmara has been involved in the planning and execution of nearly all LaSalle’s new initiatives in the last 12 years. Highlights of Sirmara’s accomplishments include a Field Employee benefit plan, a rare and differentiating service in the staffing industry, and creation and implementation of a detailed onboarding program for new hires to ensure a smooth transition into LaSalle Network employment.
In addition to her human resources responsibilities, Sirmara handles all LaSalle Network operations functions, including best practice procedures, in order for LaSalle to operate at a high level of efficiency, quality and professionalism.
Sirmara has a BA from Columbia College Chicago.
Lawrence Casas Chief Financial Officer
Lawrence at a glance
- 15 years experience
- Finance and Operations
- University of Illinois
Lawrence is a Certified Public Accountant, with over 15 years of experience in the staffing and recruiting industry.
Prior to joining LaSalle Network, Lawrence owned a practice specializing in part-time controller/CFO services, as well as providing accounting and tax services. Previously, Lawrence was a chief financial officer of a $25 million technology services firm in Chicagoland. Prior to that, Lawrence spent over six years as a controller in the staffing industry.
As the Chief Financial Officer of LaSalle Network, Lawrence oversees all aspects of internal accounting and is responsible for financial management and reporting, process and procedures and financial and business analysis.
Lawrence graduated with a BA from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
David Hammond Chief Operating Officer
David at a glance
- 10 years experience
- Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
Before joining LaSalle Network in April 2013, David served as President of Wonderlic, a privately held assessment firm with a comprehensive library of assessments and surveys for the hiring and student selection process. There, David led the company through successive years of substantial revenue and profit growth.
David has over 10 years of executive leadership within the human capital services and staffing industries. Prior to Wonderlic, David was part of the executive leadership team for a $200M subsidiary of Reader's Digest, and was a co-founder of PeopleBonus, a recruitment services firm focused on technology solutions.
As Chief Operating Officer at LaSalle Network, David is responsible for managing three of LaSalle's core business units, including Office Services, Customer Service and Technology Services. His primary focus is streamlining the company's processes and procedures, and implementing the strategic vision of the company.
David has a B.S. from Bradley University and an MBA from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University.