Advance Group Adds SVP to Drive Client Growth

Advance Group continues to grow with the appointment of Bob Lucas to the role of SVP – Business Development. Lucas comes to Advance with over 25 years of experience within the staffing industry and his addition to the team is part of Advance’s ongoing commitment to help entrepreneurial staffing firms grow.

Lucas’ extensive background includes leadership roles in some of the world’s largest staffing firms, including Kelly Services and Adecco, as well as executive management positions with both Managed Service Provider (MSP) and Vendor Management System (VMS) organizations. With his deep experience in staffing and staffing related technology, Lucas will lead Business Development programs to help current Advance clients with VMS/MSP challenges and opportunities as well as strategic growth planning.

“We’re thrilled to have Bob join the team at Advance, and know he will provide immense value,” said Adam Stern, President of Advance. “Our mission has always been to help staffing firms grow, and with that focus our clients see a growth rate higher than the industry average. With Bob’s leadership and experience, we now have even more resources and expertise to help our clients achieve their growth objectives.”

“I love the passion and commitment that Advance’s leadership has for their client’s success – in addition to providing funding and payroll services, they truly understand what makes a staffing supplier grow and succeed,” explains Lucas.  “I’m eager to engage with the team in Cleveland and our staffing supplier clients all over the country. I also look forward to working with leading MSP’s on innovative programs to increase the strength and effectiveness of their supplier bases.”

About Advance Group:  Founded in 1998, and based in Cleveland, Ohio, Advance is the leading provider of financial, operational and strategic support to independent staffing firms.  Advance Group serves as a business partner with a simple mission:  To help staffing firms grow.  Advance’s customizable solutions include payroll funding, commercial credit, back office support and a variety of strategic services.