Since opening our first office in 1994, Innovative Staff Solutions has grown from a single office to a full-service staffing and professional recruiting agency with 16 locations throughout Illinois and Kentucky.
Our growth can be attributed to our adherence to core values, as well as our desire and dedication to provide the most effective solutions. To do so, we take the time to listen to the needs, goals, and challenges of our clients as well as our candidates. We also have a committed and experienced staff that knows how to successfully match qualified job applicants with appropriate positions.
So whether you're an employer interested in a more cost-effective way to staff your business - or an individual seeking a better job opportunity - please contact Innovative Staff Solutions. We look forward to telling you more about our services and how we can help you achieve success.
Wayne Meinhart - President & Founder
Wayne founded Innovative Staff Solutions in 1994 and currently serves as President, managing all daily operations. Prior to starting Innovative Staff Solutions, Wayne spent eight years as a franchise owner of a national staffing company. During those eight years, Wayne received numerous awards including the top honor of the President's Award as one of the Top Franchise Owners.
In addition to the daily management and operations of Innovative Staffing Solutions, Wayne is actively involved in the local community. He has been a Board Member and President of Mattoon Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of Effingham Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of Coles County United Way, Board Member of Coles Together Economic Development Corporation, member of the Mattoon Fire and Police Board and member of the Mattoon Rotary. Wayne is also an active member of the staffing industry's top associations including American Staffing Association and Illinois Staffing Association.
Derek Meinhart - Vice President
Derek has been with Innovative Staff Solutions from the very beginning. He started out as an Operations Manager for the company before becoming the Branch Sales Manager. In 2007, he was promoted to Vice President where he has been able to put his wealth of operations, management, and customer service experience to use. Derek understands the importance of providing our clients with exceptional service at a reasonable price. Derek's responsibilities include management of the daily operations of all 18 ISS offices.
Derek is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with a minor in Business. He is active member in several community organizations including: Board Member for the local chapter of Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and President of The United Way.
Nathan Meinhart - Vice President of Business Development
Nathan re-joined the ISS Team on September, 4, 2012 as the Director of Professional Recruiting. He recently moved back to Mattoon after working in Chicago for over three years. While in Chicago, he worked as a recruiter for an IT recruiting company, TEK Systems and also as an Account Manager for Global Enterprise Technologies, a Cisco technology supplier. While he attended college at Eastern Illinois University, Nathan worked for ISS over school breaks as a Career Agent at an ISS on-site office and the Mattoon Branch, and also as an Account Manager doing sales for the Mattoon Branch location.
Dan Diskey - Operations Manager
Dan became part of the Innovative Staff Solutions team as an Operations Manager in 2013. Before joining the team, Dan spent several years as a Manager with Family Video, opening stores and developing staff in Illinois, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. In more recent years Dan turned his focus to the staffing industry in the Decatur area, before landing in Mattoon with ISS. Dan understands the importance of great customer service and brings his multiple years of management and recruiting experience to ISS and their clients.
Dan was raised in Mt. Zion, Illinois, where he currently resides with his wife of two years. They enjoy spending time with their family and contributing to the communities they live in.
Kristy Kitterman, SPHR - Operations Manager
Kristy joined the Innovative Staff Solutions team as an Operations Manager in 2010. Before joining the team, she worked as Director of Launch Recruiting for a global BPO and a project manager for Junior Achievement a nonprofit specializing in job readiness. Kristy specialties are in marketing, operations, and high volume recruiting management. Kristy has over 9 years of staffing and human resource experience.
Kristy is a graduate of North Central College where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing. She has also obtained here SPHR designation from the Human Resource Certification Institute in 2011.
Barb Nuxoll - Operations Manager
Barb Nuxoll has been with Innovative Staff Solutions since February 2012. She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and a Minor in Communications. Following graduation, Barb moved to Chicago. While in Chicago, she gained 6 years of professional experience combining management and national recruiting.
Barb started with Innovative Staff Solutions when she moved back to her hometown, Effingham. She is proud to utilize her professional experience and continued knowledge attained through ISS to service her native and surrounding communities.
Rachel Collins, PHR - Director of Business Development
Rachel started with Innovative Staff Solutions back in 1997 as a Career Agent. In 1998, adventure took her to Anchorage, Alaska where she continued in the staffing and recruiting business for the next 12 years. In November 2010, she once again joined Innovative Staff Solutions as Director of Business Development. Rachel believes that staffing should be a true partnership and that we are only successful if our clients and candidates are successful.
Rachel attended Eastern Illinois University, majoring in Psychology. She also has obtained her Certified Temporary Specialist and Certified Personnel Consultant designations from the National Association of Personnel Services. In December 2011, Rachel received her PHR certification from the Human Resource Certification Institute.
Debra Hendren - Risk Manager
Debra has been with Innovative Staff Solutions since 2010. She has 22 years of experience in the areas of Worker's Compensation and Risk Management. She spent 9 years working for a nationally known third party administrator, served as office manager for a law office specializing in worker's compensation, and served as the "Business Health Services Representative," for the largest multi-specialty medical facility in Central Illinois. Debra's responsibilities at Innovative Staff Solutions include risk management and unemployment insurance.
Debra attended Danville Area Community College, and enjoys volunteering and running.
Chad Clevenger - Director of Finance
Chad began with ISS as an intern in 2000. Since then, he has gained extensive experience in a variety of management roles within the company while serving as an on-site manager, training and implementation manager, as well as an operations manager. Chad has a complete understanding of the staffing industry and specializes in process improvement and bringing increased efficiencies to Innovative Staff Solutions. In addition to directing the accounting operations of the company, Chad also oversees the IT department for ISS.
Chad graduated from Eureka College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and lives in Mattoon with his wife Stephanie and his son Luke.
Veronica Pine - Unemployment Manager
Veronica started with Innovative Staff Solutions in December of 2006. She has been a Career Agent as well as an On Site Manager. In February of 2011 Veronica accepted the position of "Unemployment Manager." Veronica brings with her 8 years experience in telecommunications as a representative and as a supervisor.
Veronica graduated from Lake Land College with an Associate's Degree in Business and Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Business for Marketing.
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