New Petaluma staffing company fills high-paying tech jobs

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A staffing company that recently opened up shop in Petaluma has already created 100 new jobs in the North Bay, according to the company, Kavaliro.

The Orlando-based firm took over Hynes & Co., a staffing firm based in Petaluma, in May. Kavaliro moved into its new office at 5401 Old Redwood Highway last week.

Many of the positions the company has filled are in the high-paying tech industry, according to John Mahony, the chief operating officer for Kavaliro.

“In the past year, Kavaliro has seen over 100 percent growth company-wide, and has maximized capabilities for high-profile clients by tapping into the Bay Area’s market of highly skilled tech candidates,” Mahony said in a statement. “With the opening of this office in Petaluma, Kavaliro has already seen additional growth which is stimulating the job market nationwide.”

The company provides workers to companies, though they remain employees of Kavaliro, which provides benefits and makes decisions on raises and termination.

Kavaliro has a clientele portfolio of 35 Fortune 500 companies and is sourcing high-paying positions in the tech, IT, engineering and financial industries, the company said.

Architectural, engineering, computer systems and design-related services saw more than 8,000 jobs added and temporary help services saw 20,000, in the past month — a period in which 223,000 total jobs were added to the economy, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Kavaliro’s presence in the Bay Area market has helped attract and retain talent for clients, contributing to the upward trend of the growing economy, said Mark Moore, president of the company, who was on hand to open the new office.

“We are very pleased with the progress we have made in such a short time and expect to continue on the path of growth and success in this new market,” Moore said. “The Hynes and Company acquisition has been a seamless transition and we are very happy with the fast-paced momentum we have gathered during the first couple of months. We have transitioned to a larger office space to accommodate our growing staff and couldn’t have picked a better location to source highly-skilled candidates.”

Kavaliro’s acquisition of Hynes & Co. in May added $7 million and 45 employees to the growing company.

It was the second acquisition for Kavaliro and the new Petaluma space marks its sixth office.

The expansion to the West Coast continues to drive Kavaliro’s mission of being a full-service national company, Moore said. The California market has a great demand for highly qualified tech, IT and financial resources, he said.

As part of the acquisition agreement, Kavaliro acquires all contractual resources affiliated with the program, and all of Hynes & Co.’s internal staff. The agreement also gives the staff the chance to expand their reach through the established Kavaliro network.

Jane Hynes, former president and CEO of Hynes & Co., said the company would thrive under Kavaliro.

“As I prepare for retirement after 40 years in the IT consulting and staffing industry, I am more than confident that I am leaving Hynes & Co. in good hands with Kavaliro,” she said. “One of my primary goals was to find a company whose business philosophy aligned with my own, and I believe Kavaliro’s leadership will be financially and developmentally rewarding for Hynes & Co.’s employees and clients.”

(Contact Matt Brown at On Twitter @MattBrownAC.)

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