Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> July 19, 1999

Brenda C. Rhodes – Hall, Kinion & Associates (haki)

BRENDA C. RHODES is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Hall, Kinion and Associates. Hall Kinion is a leading supplier of specialized information technology professionals on a contract and permanent basis. Throughout its eight year history, Hall Kinion has concentrated on providing highly skilled, exceptionally trained talent to 'Vendors of Technology' -those companies developing the next generation of software and hardware. This keen focus has gained Hall Kinion recognition by Forbes and Business Week as being one of the fastest growing small companies in the U.S. today. Hall Kinion operates 27 offices in 14 regional markets including the U.K. Mrs. Rhodes began her career in the staffing industry in 1981 with a Snelling and Snelling franchise. During her 11 years with the Snelling organization Mrs. Rhodes received numerous achievement awards including 'Manager of the Year,' 'Office of the Year' and 'Franchise of the Year' for four straight years. At the end of 1991, Mrs. Rhodes established Hall Kinion and Associates and has continued as its Executive Officer growing the private company from 1 office and $10 million in revenue to the public company that it is today. Mrs. Rhodes attended Brigham Young University and in 1996 graduated from Harvard University's OPM Program. Mrs. Rhodes and her family live in Northern California. Profile
TWST: Give us a brief overview of Hall Kinion, your history, services,

customers, those kinds of things?

Mrs. Rhodes: Hall Kinion has been a leading supplier of specialized