Today, Sandy sits on the Board of Directors and proudly watches her sons and the leadership team carry on and take gpac to even greater heights. And as the company keeps growing and accomplishing goals, she makes sure the company never forgets to keep the family environment as she sees the business through the eyes of the people.
Back in 1990, the family challenged themselves to create a recruitment firm, and so they did. They jumped into the adventure and never looked back. And that’s how gpac was born.
She has always considered herself as a strong, right arm of the pac, not the leader. Sandy learned every facet of the business to understand it better inside and out. She worked in many different roles and came to know the business, what it took for them to survive strong recessions, and overall, how to become the best cheerleader on the team. She always loves looking after others, especially if they are struggling.
Sandy has developed many relationships with gpac’s team, quickly becoming the “go-to” when a pac member started getting weak in the knees…or for any personal need. From there, she became the “mom” of the company, contributing to one of gpac’s main philosophies: God is first, family second and the career is third (and she always added, but please don’t take advantage of that). Her commitment to the people and her concern for each of them personally has contributed to an atmosphere that many pac members admire. Even though gpac is now over 400 people, the family feel carries on through their leadership team, staff, and recruiters. For Sandy, this is one of the most important pieces in the business.
And right behind that commitment comes her passion for the study of personalities, which has helped with building gpac’s culture. She believes it’s absolutely the most important tool she has ever learned in her life and continues to present the same to everyone who has been hired at gpac. Sandy is amazed by the difference it makes when you truly understand who it’s that you are working with. Both on a professional and personal level.