Issues in Diversity and Social Change Lecture Series
Michigan and the Road to a Jobs Economy: Which Way Forward?
Cynthia J. Pasky - Panelist
President & CEO of Detroit-based Strategic Staffing Solutions
Cynthia J. Pasky is the founder, president and CEO of Detroit-based Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3), a global information technology and business services company, which provides information technology consulting, customized solutions, vendor management programs, executive search services, call center technology and IT and business development services. Pasky founded S3 in 1990 and has grown the company to more than 20 office locations employing more than 1,800 workers in the U.S. and Europe. Now in its 21st year of consecutive growth, S3 posted 2010 revenues of $205 million.
While leading a steadily expanding company, Pasky is actively involved in community activities and non-profit organizations. She serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Detroit Downtown Partnership and co-chairs the urban strategies committee of Business Leaders for Michigan (formerly Detroit Renaissance) and is a member of their board of directors and executive committee.
Pasky is also a board member for the Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan, United Way of Southeastern Michigan, Foreign Investment Advisory and Supervision Council in Lithuania, Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, Detroit Youth Foundation and the Detroit Institute of Arts. She is a board member of Your Child, a nonprofit, nonpartisan coalition of business, education and family organizations dedicated to improving Michigan's attitude toward education, and serves on the Visitor's Board for the Kresge Eye Institute. S3 also sponsors an annual run on Belle Isle in Detroit and a charity golf outing to raise funds for a local charity.
Pasky is a past chair of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce and serves as a member emeritus of the Chamber board.
Pasky has been named CEO of the Year by Automation Alley and one of Detroit's Most Influential Women by Crain's Detroit Business. Her company, S3, recently was named one of the top 25 WBE's in the country by Women's Enterprise USA Magazine. S3 also has been recognized as one of the "101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" by the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA), who also recognized S3 as the "Best of the Best" in the Top 10 Elite category in 2004. S3 also was named one of metro Detroit's "Best Places to Work" by Crain's Detroit Business in 1999, 2001, and 2003, and for nine years was recognized as one of Detroit's "Future 50" by the Detroit Regional Chamber.
Strategic Staffing Solutions operates branch locations in: Detroit (HQ), servicing Troy, Lansing and Grand Rapids, MI; Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA, servicing Connecticut; Team California -- Los Angeles and San Francisco; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Team Florida -- Ft. Lauderdale, servicing Tampa, Orlando and Tallahassee; Minneapolis, MN, servicing Des Moines, IA; New Orleans, LA, servicing Baton Rouge; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA, servicing Connecticut; Richmond, VA; St. Louis, MO; Team Texas --Dallas, Houston and San Antonio and Austin; and our European locations -- S3I in Vilnius, Lithuania servicing Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Slovakia and Sweden and the Gibbs-S3 Partnership in London, England also servicing Edinburgh, Scotland, Cheshire, England and Dublin, Ireland.