Lesa Francis serves as an Operating Partner and Advisor. She has more than 35 years of experience leading teams and companies and has been named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ Staffing Industry Hall of Fame. Lesa is responsible for portfolio company value creation and general firm advisory.
Lesa was President and Chief Executive Officer of Supplemental Health Care, one of the top 10 healthcare staffing companies in the United States. Prior to that, she was President and Chief Executive Officer of Staffmark, one of the largest staffing companies in the country. At Staffmark, she was the first woman named CEO of a $1 billion staffing company. She has been recognized by Glassdoor as one of the highest-rated CEOs nationwide and was named to the inaugural Power 50 Women in Staffing. Lesa is also a past Chairman of the Board of the American Staffing Association focused on the advocacy and integrity of the staffing industry. She is a former member of the Workforce Solutions Advisory Board.
In 2020, Francis transitioned from leading companies to board service and advisory engagements. She currently serves on the boards of two SPP portfolio companies – Signature Back Office Solutions (active) and The Liberty Group (realized). Lesa has a degree in Business Management from Northwest Missouri State University and makes her home in Atlanta, Georgia.
Lesa enjoys family, travel, and time at the lake, but seldom gets too far away from a Zoom meeting. Once a CEO, always a CEO.