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.



Cornelia Simpson

Chief Business Officer

Cornelia joined Active Staffing in 2021 to launch Active Plus, the company’s executive search division. She has more than 20 years of experience leading strategic planning, business development and human resources functions for global companies and government contracting. Most recently she was chief administrative officer for URC, an organization that works to improve the health of people across the globe. She also held roles with International Medical Corps and World Vision U.S.


Management Team

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.

Talk to Patty! 908-242-1042


Dana Gibson, Branch Manager

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


Naomi Gonzalez, Branch Manager

Jersey City Office

Naomi joined Active Staffing in 2019 as a recruiter and was named Branch Manager in 2021. She previously worked in the staffing industry as a branch manager and onsite manager. She also served in the U.S. Army as a unit supply specialist. Naomi’s expertise in the light industrial sector, logistics, and management, combined with her bright personality, make her a natural on the Active Staffing team.

Talk to Naomi! 201-876-8888


Jennifer Suero, Branch Manager

Arlington Office

Jennifer has worked in the staffing and HR field for more than 13 years in a variety of recruiting, payroll and coordinating roles. She joined Active in 2020 as a recruiter and was promoted to branch manager in 2021. Jennifer studied business executive administration at Centro Apec University in the Dominican Republic.

Talk to Jennifer! 817-470-3333