Snelling Announces Management Organization

DALLAS, TEXAS | Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Names Peter Harris as CEO to Spearhead Aggressive Growth Plan

Personnel Services, one of the nation’s largest employee staffing firms, has named Peter Harris as its Chief Executive Officer. He will be responsible for overseeing Snelling’s continued growth and profitability as an independent member of the Patriarch Partners family of companies. With annual revenues greater than $300 million, Snelling currently operates more than 200 offices throughout North America. Harris will spearhead the execution of an aggressive growth strategy that combines continued organic growth in branch and franchise offices with the acquisition and integration of independent staffing firms. Linda Paulk will continue to serve as the company’s President with responsibility for Snelling’s company-wide marketing efforts and sales/operations support for its franchise network. Dan Glazier will continue to serve as Senior Vice President overseeing the sales and operations support for Snelling’s company-owned branch locations.

Harris previously worked with HQ Global Workplaces, a Dallas company that is a leading provider of shared office space solutions and business support services. At HQ, Harris provided oversight during its successful restructure and subsequent acquisition last year. Harris has more than 10 years of executive experience in sales, operations, franchise and corporate functions. His experience includes work in multiple services industries, including business support, healthcare, real estate, management, and software development and distribution. In addition to his senior executive roles, Harris spent five years at national law firms.

“Given the breadth of Peter’s experience, we believe that he will provide the leadership required for Snelling to capitalize upon the current growth cycle in the staffing industry,” said Lynn Tilton, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Patriarch Partners. “We believe that the strength and competence of this management team will provide the opportunity to build a staffing platform of great magnitude which leverages the Snelling history.” Snelling Names Peter Harris CEO “Since its founding in 1951, Snelling has endured the cycles indigenous to its industry,” commented Peter Harris, the new CEO of Snelling. “With the strategic leadership and financial support provided by Patriarch Partners, Snelling is poised to take advantage of the strength of its operating platform and support significant growth in a short period of time.” A graduate of the Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harris served as Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. He graduated from Northwestern University with an undergraduate honors degree in Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences combined with Political Science About Snelling Founded in 1951 by Lou and Gwen Snelling in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Snelling today ranks among the nation’s largest privately held staffing firms, operating 200-plus offices across North America. Based in Dallas, Texas, Snelling is committed to bringing people and companies together to create employment solutions and deliver high quality staffing services. For more information about Snelling, visit

About Patriarch Partners Founded in 2000 by Lynn Tilton, Patriarch Partners, LLC and its affiliates provide innovative financial solutions to companies in transition. Patriarch is committed to offering long-term liquidity and strategic support to companies and management teams confronting operational issues, industry changes and/or suffering under the downturn of an economic cycle. Patriarch currently monitors credit facilities and equity investments in respect to approximately $4.5 billion dollars of assets under its management, including equity positions (majority and minority) in more than 60 companies.

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