Executive Team

Elliot Elzweig


Elliot began his staffing career working for his father at Active Employment Agency in 1976, an industrial employment agency founded in 1947. In 1989 Elliot set up and became president of Active Temporaries Ltd./Active Staffing Services. At that time, the company focused on permanent placement. Elliot transitioned the business model and expanded the company’s services to include temporary placements. Later, Elliot directed Active’s expanded focus on industrial, production, warehouse, retail, and food service niches and led the company’s growth from its single six-person location in Manhattan to branches in New Jersey, Georgia, Florida and Texas. Elliot remains extremely involved in Active’s day-to-day operations and continues the family’s pioneering efforts in the staffing industry.



Benjamin Elzweig

Chief Operating Officer

Benny is a third generation Certified Staffing Professional with a true passion for the industry. He was influenced at a very early age by his father, Elliot, who brought Benny into the family business when he was in high school. Those summer jobs made him keenly aware of the processes necessary to provide quality-driven service to both client companies and associates. Benny’s passion for the staffing industry was further fueled as two of his siblings founded staffing agencies of their own in separate niches. In his role as chief operating officer, Benny is focused on Active’s strategy, business operations and financial performance. He also leads the company’s expansion through new office openings and acquisitions and continues the Elzweig legacy began by his grandfather in 1947.


212-244-6444, Ext. 1003

Jim Kennett

Vice President, Operations

Jim brings more than 20 years of staffing experience to his role at Active. He joined the company in 2017 as Southern Region Vice President, was named Vice President of Sales in 2019, and was promoted to Vice President of Operations in 2020. In this executive role, Jim has overall responsibility for the company’s recruiting, operational processes, branch teams, and human resources function. He also leads the salesforce and sales culture, including sales training, and target account management. Prior to joining Active, he spent nine years as a vice president for a global staffing firm. Jim earned his bachelor’s degree from Florida International University and is working on his master’s degree at the University of Miami.



Branch Managers

Tammy Butler

Atlanta Office

Atlanta Branch Manager Tammy Butler is a people person through-and-through. She joined the Active team in early 2019 as an onsite manager, then quickly moved up and was named branch manager in September 2020. Her 10+ years of light industrial staffing experience are part of what makes her successful. Tammy is a Georgia native and mother of five.

Talk to Tammy! 470-480-7500


Dana Gibson

Lakeland Office

Dana joined Active Staffing as a recruiter in 2019 and was promoted to Branch Lead in September 2020. Her experience in the staffing industry includes more than six years in a management role for one of the country’s largest industrial staffing firms. Away from the office, Dana is active in her church community and is a certified foster care giver.

Talk to Dana! 863-225-8005, x. 4202


Katelynn Hurley

Arlington Office

Katelynn was promoted to Arlington Branch Manager in November 2020 after working for several years in a recruiting role in the branch and at an onsite location. Her background is in childcare, where she rose to a facility director position before shifting to the staffing industry. A born and reared Texan, Katelynn enjoys the satisfaction of helping people find jobs they love.

Talk to Katelynn! 214-601-5742


Jose Viltres

Jersey City Office

Jose has more than 16 years as a member of the Active family. In that time, he has held a variety of roles including recruiter, strategic partnership manager, onsite manager and his current position as branch manager. A New York native, Jose’s prior experience includes positions with American Express and Chubb Insurance Group. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and dog Gizmo, and cheering-on his son who is a two-sport athlete at University of Stonybrook.

Talk to Jose! 917-464-5684, Ext.1029