Leadership

Robert J. LaBombard

Robert J. LaBombard

CEO

Bob LaBombard has more than 30 years of experience in the chemical, environmental, professional services and staffing industries, including more than 20 years of staffing industry experience as CEO of GradStaff, Inc. and founder and CEO of EnviroStaff, Inc. He’s a leader in helping client companies develop comprehensive strategies to fill both short- and long-term staffing requirements. Since Bob joined GradStaff in May 2002 as CEO and an owner of the company, GradStaff has grown to serve nine major metropolitan areas across the U.S and fill positions in more than 85 U.S. cities.

As founder and CEO of EnviroStaff, Bob built a national staffing firm serving clients in the environmental services industry. Within three years of founding, EnviroStaff was serving clients from 13 locations in the U.S. In 1996, EnviroStaff was acquired by On Assignment, Inc. Prior to founding EnviroStaff, Bob was Vice President of Sales and Marketing at PACE Laboratories, Inc. He started his career with Nalco Chemical Company where he held several marketing, strategic planning and operational positions. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Williams College in Williamston, MA and an MBA degree from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.


David C. Weyerhaeuser

David C. Weyerhaeuser

CFO, Principal

David Weyerhaeuser is the Founder and a Principal at GradStaff. His experience in the staffing industry goes back to 1992 when he started a full-service staffing firm located in Prague, Czech Republic. He grew the business to be one of the five largest staffing firms in the country before selling it and moving back to the United States in 1998. At that time, he co-founded GradStaff where he has responsibility for business development as well as all financial matters. In addition to his staffing industry experience, David has broad financial experience working in investment banking at Lehman Brothers in New York and commercial lending at Norwest Bank in St. Paul, MN. He also worked for Congressman Bill Frenzel as a legislative assistant responsible for all Ways and Means Committee matters related to taxation.

David is currently the Vice Chair of the Board of Twin Cities Public Television and has previously served on the boards of US Trust, The Nature Conservancy of Minnesota, and the Yale Alumni Association of the Northwest. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science from Yale University and an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.


Kara Westrich

Kara Westrich

Chief Operating Officer

Kara Westrich joined GradStaff in 2004. Her responsibilities as Chief Operating Officer involve managing sales and operations nationwide, overseeing 9 hub offices.

Kara came to GradStaff with a background in the insurance and non-profit sectors and experience in sales and training. She was the key account manager responsible for developing the St. Louis office and subsequently opening and developing other locations in the Western Region. Kara is the primary contact in many of GradStaff’s largest, national accounts and instrumental in the development of new national accounts. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Southeast Missouri State University and MBA from the University of Missouri.


Dana Sokoll

Dana Sokoll

Vice President - Midwest Region

Dana Sokoll is the Vice President for GradStaff’s Midwest Region and based in Minneapolis, where she oversees the Twin Cities market and the Upper Midwest. She is well-respected for her expertise in entry-level hiring and manages a number of Fortune 500 accounts across numerous industries.

Dana joined GradStaff in 2004 as an Account Manager in our Chicago location, then relocated to Minneapolis and returned to GradStaff as Territory Manager in 2011. She has a bachelor’s degree in human resources and business administration from Oakland University.


Jacqueline Wolfson

Jacqueline Wolfson

Vice President - Eastern Region

Jacqueline Wolfson has been with GradStaff since 2006 having started with the company upon earning her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota.

She has been a key account manager in building the Philadelphia office since 2007 and opening the New Jersey office in 2012. She now serves as the Vice President of the Eastern Region, working to continue to expand GradStaff’s East Coast operations and overseeing the regional offices of Atlanta, Philadelphia and New York Metro.


Jaclyn Schlaikjer

Jaclyn Schlaikjer

Senior Vice President - Corporate Support

As the Senior Vice President of Corporate Support for GradStaff, Jackie has a wide variety of responsibilities. She plays a central role in the company by coordinating support functions critical to GradStaff’s success. These include information technology, internal systems, real estate, facilities, marketing, logistics, on-boarding and many other functions.

Jackie joined GradStaff in 2005 as a recent college graduate and has proven to be a great example of GradStaff’s expertise in matching a career path with transferable skills. She graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology.