Chris Flakus, Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Flakus has more than 20 years of experience in the staffing industry, including several years with Modis and as a partner in the executive search firm Merit Consulting. He joined CSI in 2003 to start CSI Search, the firm’s executive search division. Within just two years, he built CSI Search into the fastest-growing and most-profitable division within CSI.
As the CSI Companies continued to grow, Mr. Flakus took on expanded roles, overseeing the company’s expansion into Ft. Lauderdale, Dallas, Charlotte, and Nashville, as well as the Jacksonville headquarters expansion. During this time, CSI experienced annual double-digit revenue growth companywide.
In 2010, Mr. Flakus was instrumental in working directly with Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. in its acquisition of CSI in July 2010, making the company a member of the fourth-largest staffing firm in the world. Later that year, he was named president of CSI.
During the past two years, Mr. Flakus has overseen an expansion of enhanced capabilities and service offerings that has led to high growth in the IT and healthcare verticals. Revenue growth is up more than 50% during this period.
Mr. Flakus is a graduate of the University of North Florida and lives in Jacksonville with his wife and six children.