Chris Rawlings, CEO/Founder
Chris has been in the staffing industry his entire career. He began in the industry working in a small family owned staffing office. That office was eventually sold and he struck out on his own. In 1996 at the age of 24, he founded Prime Industrial Recruiters in a humble one-room office in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Today, the organization has grown to a multi-state operation that employs thousands of employees.
“Avoid doing anything in life that causes you to look over your shoulder. If you do, you’re not looking ahead.”
Christy Rawlings, Risk Manager, Managing Partner
Christy has worked for Prime Industrial Recruiters for 18 years. She started as a branch manager for Prime Industrial Recruiters, and as Prime grew and moved into different markets, she started handling the workers compensation/risk management portion of the business. Through the acquisitions of Contractors Unlimited and Staffing Priorities plus the creation of Prime Force, Christy has continued to be a managing partner and risk manager.
“Prime has been a part of our family since I met my husband in 1998. One of my favorite things about being a part of Prime is that it helps people find their place in the world. I have always thought about that phrase when it comes to our business and it still rings true today.”
Kirk Martin, President
Kirk has been with Prime Industrial since 2009. As the former director of sales for Prime, he was promoted to president of the Prime Group in 2016 due to his tenacious sense for business and developing key relationships with clients. In his time here, the Prime Group has grown to include CUR and Staffing Priorities, and he looks forward to the continued success of the companies.
“I cherish all of my friendships that have been created from the Tulsa market and beyond. I firmly believe that relationships are what matter in the staffing industry because people are our business.”
Joy Moody, Vice President of Recruiting Operations
Joy has been with Prime since 1999. Her parents both worked in the manufacturing and construction profession, so she has been around this environment her entire life and loves it. The clients, the employees we serve and the team she works with are why she gives her absolute best because they are the reason the Prime Group is successful.
“Working with the team we have is the highlight of every day for me. A strong team with a common goal to fulfill our duties to the best of our abilities is what makes a successful company like The Prime Group. Our clients become a part of our team and family, which makes our partnerships unbeatable.”
Dena Repicky, Director Of Accounting & Finance
Dena has been with the company since 2014 and comes from the public accounting sector. She decided she wanted to take what she had learned in that world and help grow a business. She is now the director of accounting and finance and thrives on helping support the continued success of the Prime Group.
“Working here at the Prime Group has been the highlight of my career. You will not find a more caring and dedicated group of individuals willing to give the best service to our clients. They will always go above and beyond what is expected of them.”
Megan Pense, Digital Brand Manager
Megan has been with the company since 2016 and comes from the marketing world in LA. Having worked with companies like MAC Cosmetics, she has focused on rebranding The Prime Group and updating it to a streamlined process for both the applicant and our staff. Megan’s main priority is keeping applicant flow up in conjunction with job orders as well as all marketing efforts for each company.
“I cannot tell you the amount of knowledge I have gained working with Prime. Having only been out of college four years, I knew I wanted to get into this industry and start from the ground up on educating myself about staffing as well as bringing my input and experience in where needed. I look forward to the future with The Prime Group and seeing where we go.”