About Nesco Resource

Management Team

Grant Derner, President
joined Nesco Resource in November 2009 via Nesco Resource's acquisition of PMH Resources. In his role today, Grant serves Nesco Resource by calling upon a proven track record encompassing over 30 years of direct staffing industry experience at multiple functional and leadership levels supporting Engineering, IT, Clerical, Industrial and Accounting clients as well as Managed Staffing Programs. Grant manages all E&IT/Professional offices east of the Mississippi River and also oversees the Nesco Resource Strategic Recruiting Centers in Lake Mary, Florida; Columbus, Ohio and Heredia Costa Rica, the National Training Center in Lake Mary, Florida; as well as performing and managing a wide variety of Strategic, Operational and Compliance related tasks. As Executive Vice President of Operations, he is responsible for the operational and service delivery activities for Nesco Resource, including VMS service delivery, field recruiting and customer support, contract deliverables, quality management, program management, major client engagement and implementation, 1099 and DoD compliance, and merger and acquisition support.
Paul L. Harold C.P.A., C.I.A., M.B.A., Executive Vice President and Controller
joined Nesco Resource over twenty years ago. His previous experience includes public accounting with Ernst & Young, CPA's, internal auditing at a Fortune 500 company, and Controller of Bankers Financial Group. Paul directs the Tampa Processing Center and is responsible for Nesco Resource's financial reporting, payroll, billing, credit and collections, and information technology.
David Lockhart, Executive Vice President, Commercial Division
David Lockhart has worked in the staffing industry his entire career entering the business by working at the firm his grandparents owned. That firm, Employers Temporary Service, became ETS under David's tenure as president which grew to 14 branches across 4 states until it was acquired by Nesco in 2013. He brings a wealth of experience to this role having worked at virtually every stage of the business for over 35 years. This included working in recruiting, sales, back office operations, finance and leading acquisitions. He was also a founding member and president of TISL, a workers comp captive group with over 120 member staffing firms. Today, David leads the Nesco Resource Commercial Division, which services customers in sectors such as clerical, light manufacturing, as well as warehouse and fulfillment and more. His leadership of the division comes at a time when the company is expanding is footprint into new geographies.
Joanne Prewitt, Vice President, Commercial Operations
joined Nesco Resource in 1996, in the position of Staffing Specialist at a startup location in Danville KY. Over her long and storied career at Nesco, she has developed many Sole Vendor and On-Site programs in addition to opening many profitable branches in the KY region. Joanne has also participated in heading up national corporate training for new staffing specialists, overseen national marketing programs and participated in corporate strategic planning. While her primary focus is always on her employees, Joanne is also highly involved in her local community, acting as Treasurer/Secretary of Central Kentucky Society Human Resource Management, President of BCMS Parent Teacher Organization, HR Advisor for Economic Development Partnership, Treasurer/Secretary of Main Street Perryville and Fundraising Co-Chair for Cheernastic Cats All-star Cheerleading.
Heath Luikart, Vice President, Professional Operations
Joined Nesco Resource in October 2009 via Nesco Resource's acquisition of PMH Resources. In his role today, Heath serves Nesco Resource by driving operations for all Engineering, IT and Professional brands at Nesco Resource, ensuring best in class service to our customer partners. Facilitation of operational success, brand consistency, and growth strategies at Nesco Resource. Prior to his role in operations he managed our national accounts, oversight of our national compliance team and national Recruitment Centers focused on both MSP/VMS and transactional clients. Heath also was involved in launching our near shore solution in Costa Rica.
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