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Elite Human Capital Group - Brookfield, WI
Crystal LaPoint-King likes helping people and knew that she could do it better than the staffing companies she had worked previously with. In 2003, she founded Elite Human Capital Group in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
Elite Human Capital Group provides temporary staffing and temp to hire recruiting services for engineering, IT, accounting, finance, and other professional positions. Along with Vice President Kate Weiland and Paul Kilp, Elite’s CEO, the company also offers direct hire recruiting for companies and has a consulting division that allows clients to outsource their recruiting to Elite.
It is 2009 and the company is growing and adding a technical division. The economy is not growing and a potential new contract was offered but debt needed to be restructured and working capital was needed. Crystal and her SBA lending staff at Community Bank & Trust secured a 7(a) term loan and a Patriot Express loan. Elite took on the new contract and stood ready to face the economic downturn without having to lay off any talented staff. There were still some fears and uncertainty with the economy, and the company’s revenues were down in 2009 but they have succeeded in growing the business and are feeling the effects of the rebounding economy, including a recent move to larger space to accommodate their growth.
Crystal promotes community service where she grants additional vacation time if individuals volunteer in the community. Her company also matches dollar for dollar any contributions their associates raise for any community programs or causes. In addition, Elite annually sponsors little league softball and football teams of local middle schools as well as donate to local causes. In 2011, they sponsored the fall fashion show for the Waukesha Humane Animal Welfare Society.
Elite Human Capital is also WBENC certified which is a national certification for women owned businesses. A Third Party Certifier for the Small Business Administration (SBA) Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program. Crystal believes in good karma. She states, “All good comes back to you, every day is a new opportunity”.
Plans include adding a government services division that will focus on securing government staffing contracts for agencies looking to contract with women or minority owned businesses.