Executive Team

Elliot Elzweig

Founder & President

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 led 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.

Email Elliot | 212-244-6444

Benjamin Elzweig

Chief Executive Officer

In his role as CEO, Benny is focused on Active’s strategy, business operations and financial performance. 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 addition, Benny leads the company’s expansion through new office openings and acquisitions and continues the Elzweig legacy began by his grandfather in 1947.

Email Benny | 212-244-6444

Jim Kennett

Chief Operations Officer

Jim brings more than 20 years of staffing experience to his role as COO 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.

Email Jim | 305-884-8883

Matt Kaplan

Chief Financial Officer

Matt is extremely well versed in our industry, has worked nation-wide at firms with volumes up to $500 million. He leads the effort to capture Active’s strong financial growth, and helped create our sister company, Sunset Cove Solutions. Matt has the unique ability to see the big financial picture reaching far beyond dollars and balance sheets, and we are grateful to have Matt leading our Finance Team!

Email Matt | 212-244-6444


Anna Fazekas

Anna Fazekas

Vice President of Operations

With more than 19 years at Active Staffing, Anna Fazekas brings nearly two decades of expertise to her role as Vice President of Operations. Since joining the company in 2005 as a receptionist, Anna has served in almost every department, contributing significantly to their development and growth.

Email Anna | 754-802-3206

Management Team

Fern Grant 

Business Development Manager

A creative and inventive thinker, Fern has been an integral part of the Active Staffing team for over 15 years. Responsible for developing and maintaining customer relationships with both new and old clients, Fern has established exceptional rapport with our staffing customers. From New York to Texas, Active clients look to Fern to assist with a wide range of staffing services and solutions, enabling Active Staffing to serve as a proven solutions based industry partner.

Email Fern | 212-244-7552

Patty Curty

National Director of Transportation

Patty joined Active in 2021 as we launched our transportation division. She brings more than 11 years of driver staffing experience to the role, along with four years as a cargo manager with Delta Airlines. She has a degree in business administration and management from Kean University in New Jersey. Patty lists customer service and problem-solving as her top skills.

Email Patty | 908-242-1042


Katrina Holt

Katrina Holt

Human Resource Manager

Katrina Holt brings a wealth of experience in HR management to her role as Human Resources Manager at Active Staffing Services. With a strong background in employee relations, talent acquisition, performance management, and organizational development, Katrina has proven her expertise and leadership in the field. She holds certifications as a Certified HR Specialist from Michigan State University and a Certified Staffing Professional (CSP) from the American Staffing Association.

Email Katrina | 269-585-5302

Branch Managers

New York, NY Office

Arlene Jordan | Email Alene 

NY Branch Phone: 212-244-6444



Jersey City, NJ Office

Naomi Gonzalez | Email Naomi 

Jersey City Branch Phone: 201-876-8888