Leadership Team

TOM SWEETMAN – PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Tom joined PDS in January, 2007 and brings 25 years of experience in the staffing industry. Prior to joining PDS, Tom spent four years as the Western Regional President at The Yoh Company. He was a Group Vice President at AdvectA, Inc. He also held senior leadership positions at both Robert Half and Target Corp.  Tom has a business degree with an emphasis in economics from Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota.

KEVIN MACKIE – CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Kevin brings over 25 years of experience in Accounting and Finance and 18 years of experience in the Staffing Industry.  His career began in public accounting as an auditor for KPMG Peat Marwick in Dallas, Texas and Amarillo, Texas for 3 years.  He then worked as the Controller for Plains Transportation, Inc. for 4 years.  Mr. Mackie has worked as the Corporate Assistant Controller, Controller, and CFO for PDS since March of 1999.  Mr. Mackie received his Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Science degree in accounting from Texas Tech University.  He earned his CPA designation in 1995.

BRIAN HINSHAW – VICE PRESIDENT, SALES

Brian joined PDS in 2001 bringing with him over 30 years of technology staffing and solutions marketing experience. Brian was responsible for Arizona staffing sales for Analysts International Corporation (AIC) and also worked for IBM Corporation in a solutions sales capacity. Earlier in his career Brian worked for EDS and Ernst and Whinney as a technology consultant. Brian transitioned from technologist to sales and sales management and has held leadership roles for the past 20 years. Brian holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with emphasis in Management and Computer Information Systems from Northern Arizona University.

BRIAN GEPHART – VICE PRESIDENT, STAFFING SOLUTIONS

Brian joined PDS in 2011 and has over 20 years of technical recruiting, sales, solutions and management experience. Brian was a pioneer in distance recruiting and business development, spearheading the expansion of a company in Utah from California and building up another company in Utah and expanding the business into other states. Brian also invented a payment systems patent for a company he founded. Prior to his experience in technical recruiting, Brian worked for Sprint and American Express. Brian earned a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Psychology from Brigham Young University.