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A Legacy of Focusing on the Individual

Driedra began her journey in staffing and placement years ago when she was recruited by an employment agency in Houston, Texas.

“Early on, I learned the value of truly connecting with both types of clients in the job placement process,” Driedra said. “That includes both the candidates seeking employment and companies needing great employees.”

Her husband, Gates, has a background in corporate leadership and consulting. He learned firsthand about the importance of finding and hiring the right person for each position.

“I learned that job placement isn’t just about what’s on a resume.,” Gates said. “You have to get to know people to understand how and where they will be successful.”

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Driedra Brelsford

CPC, CTS, Principal

A Certified Personal Consultant (CPC) and a Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist (CTS), Driedra has helped client companies with their staffing needs in the fields of accounting and financial services, healthcare, legal, manufacturing, sales and marketing, engineering, human resources, and aviation, among others. With more than 30 years experience in the staffing industry, Driedra has been instrumental in helping countless applicants and employers. She attended the University of Houston.

Driedra is very active in the community and has served on the boards of the Better Business Bureau and Tyler Executive Women’s Network. She is also a member of several HR-related professional organizations.

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Gates Brelsford

CPC, CTS, MBA, Principal

Gates has extensive corporate and consulting experience in the fields of oil and gas and petrochemicals, banking and finance, healthcare, manufacturing, audit, corporate investor relations, and B-to-B public relations. A native of Tyler, he joined Brelsford Personnel full-time in 2004.

Gates received a BA from Washington & Lee University, an MBA from Southern Methodist University, and a Masters of International Management (MIM) from Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is a Certified Personal Consultant (CPC) and Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist (CTS).

Gates is active in the community and has served on the boards of the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce and Tyler Rotary Club. He has chaired the Chamber Energy Summit for several years.

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