Management Team


Anthony Valentin

Anthony Valentin

Vice President, Southwest Mountain Region

Anthony Valentin, CSP, is the Regional Vice President for the Southwest Mountain Region, which includes Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and North Texas, where he is responsible for overall regional business operations and ensuring top and bottom line growth for all branches and on-sites. He has been with Staffmark for over 13 years and has more than 18 years of staffing industry experience in sales, operations, and leadership roles.

Anthony earned both his bachelor’s and masters’ degrees from the University of Nevada.

Chip Gabbey

Pro Staff – Vice President Wisconsin/Illinois

As Vice President of Wisconsin and Illinois, Chip Gabbey is responsible for executing the strategies and initiatives for Pro Staff’s growth, service delivery, market positioning and team development throughout the region. Mr. Gabbey has a proven track record of building and training highly effective teams and developing strong customer loyalty.

Mr. Gabbey found his passion for professional services 15 years ago and in his 10 years with Pro Staff, he has experienced tremendous individual success – initially as a Business Development Manager. That success translated well to his time as a Sales Director for the MN region, as growth and achievement continued. Mr. Gabbey is dedicated to overseeing successful expansion through Wisconsin and Illinois, while also remaining involved with the Minnesota operations as well.

Doug Karr

Pro Staff – Vice President Texas

As Vice President of Pro Staff in Houston, Texas, Doug Karr is responsible for managing account development and service delivery, as well as promoting the value and services provided by Pro Staff, in its light industrial and administrative specialty, to customers and talent.

Mr. Karr has been a member of the Pro Staff team since July 2013. During his 15 years of tenure in the staffing industry he has held leadership positions with responsibility for Texas and Louisiana markets as well as national management responsibilities. He has served as an officer on several boards to include the Texas Association of Staffing and is currently the Chair for the Greater Houston Business Leadership Network.

Jody Christiansen

Pro Staff – Vice President Minnesota

As Pro Staff’s Vice President of the Minnesota market, Jody Christiansen is responsible for managing account development and service delivery and promoting the value and services provided by Pro Staff’s Administrative and Light Industrial specialty to customers and talent.

Ms. Christiansen has been a member of the Pro Staff team since 1995. She has served in a number of roles including Group Managing Director, Business Development Manager, and Onsite Recruiter. She has a proven track record as a top producer which has led to her success in developing award-winning teams.