Who We Are
As your Gateway to the Gig Economy, opportunities with MS Companies are a click away from our 200,000-strong talent pool. The Gig Economy is a business environment which engages individuals in short-term, or project-based, employment. The Gig Economy will be 40% of employment by 2040, and it’s not stopping any time soon. As leaders in the Gig Economy, we are driven by data in everything we do, from sourcing ideal employees to the quality work they perform for our clients.
An ISO (International Organization for Standardization)-9001:2008 certified company, MS Companies is one of the fastest-growing privately held firms in the United States. We provide support across 14 states and abroad by simultaneously benefiting job seekers and companies in need of customized personnel support. As a result, MS Companies has instilled the highest levels of confidence among its customers and enables rewarding careers for employees.
CEO, President, and Founder
PETE BUTLER, CEO, President, and Founder of MS Companies, has proven and shared his entrepreneurial spirit fueled by passion for people, sales, and service since he started his first business, in promotion and advertising, as a junior in college at Indiana University-Bloomington.
Chief Strategy Officer
JASON BEAUBIEN, Chief Strategy Officer, leads the analysis and performance inside and outside departments of the company. Beaubien ensures the strategic, professional execution of responsive processes for continuous service and improvement.
Chief Technology Officer
ZACH GRAY, Chief Technology Officer, worked his way to the executive team joining MS Companies as a leader in a companywide initiative to eliminate all manual waste associated with pervasive paper time sheets and manual entry. He also developed and implemented an in-house, web-based software solution that remains successfully in use throughout the company today.
Chief Operating Officer
SCOTT HALLER, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, oversees all aspects of the company’s operations, which spans the 200,000-strong talent pool, more than 900 customers, and 14 states. Since joining MS Companies in 2013, he has cultivated a culture of continuous improvement through operations to leverage the expertise necessary to encourage and sustain the company’s exponential nationwide network growth.
Chief Business Development Officer
COURTNEY JONES, Chief Business Development Officer, joined the company in 2007 as a Business Development Representative, when the company had offices in three states. Shortly thereafter, during the challenge of the global recession, she drove outstanding revenue growth for the company despite the downturn’s particularly difficult effects on the automotive industry.
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JOE THIEL, Partner at <hackd/>, oversees talent scheduling and fulfillment throughout the MS Companies’ 14-state network. Devoting his entire career to operation successful, Thiel brings more than two decades of experience in the staffing and outsourcing industries. <hackd/>, MS Companies' IT partner, delivers world-class IT management and analytics across the 14-state network, with operating offices in Indianapolis and Atlanta and new offices coming to Chicago and Nashville.
Chief Financial Officer
NICK VANDERGRIFT, Chief Financial Officer, oversees the company’s corporate finance processes and reports, internal metric development, financial planning and analysis, audit and tax compliance, risk management, and investor relations. Through a continued emphasis on building on building systems to facilitate big-data transparency, Vandergrift has created a Finance Department focused on delivering real-time visibility to business performance.
Chief Marketing Officer
WARREN WILKINSON, Chief Marketing Officer, leads the company’s initiatives in marketing, communications, branding and advertising. A seasoned marketing and communications professional, he has more than 20 years of experience driving business success through strategic, multi-channel stakeholder engagement.
MS Companies was founded in 1999 by CEO Pete Butler
Opened offices in surrounding areas
Added value-added production services, including parts assembly, sequencing, warehousing, logistics and inventory management
Named an approved provider for Hyundai Motor Manufacturing - Alabama
New Corporate Office
6610 North Shadeland Ave. Indianapolis, IN
Hightlighted as one of America's fastest-growing private companies by Inc. and IBJ magazines
Acquired Texas base PQCS
Recognized as "Employer of the Year" by WorkOne Southwest
Opened office in Atlanta, Georgia
Inc. named talent management firm MS Companies to the 2396th spot on its 35th annual Inc. 5000
Opened offices in Greensburg and Seymour Indiana
Quality Magazine highlights MS Companies