J. Kent Gervasini, CPC, CSP
Denver Staffing Agency & Recruiter | Job Placement - Accounting & Finance, Administrative, HR, Marketing | Oil/Gas | RE
- Denver, Colorado (Greater Denver Area)
- Staffing and Recruiting
J. Kent Gervasini, CPC, CSP's Overview
- Owner & President at J. Kent Staffing
J. Kent Gervasini, CPC, CSP's Summary
Direct Hire Search & Recruiting | Temporary & Temp-to-Hire Staffing | Event Staffing | Payrolling
In July 1979, I started a professional Denver staffing agency and a direct hire contingency search firm called J. Kent Staffing with five goals in mind:
1. One central Denver location.
2. Build a respected, independent staffing firm with a small team of staffing experts able to effectively execute ever changing staffing best practices and technologies.
3. Provide value to Denver employers by continually sourcing and vetting the best employees available in our Denver marketplace.
4. Provide hands-on, day-to-day staffing operations management while continuing to connect with clients.
5. Remain connected to the Denver civic community.
My Career as a Denver Recruiter
I understand the on-going complexities of staffing and recruiting and the new, changing laws that today greatly affect the Denver employer’s hiring decisions, for example, the Affordable Care Act. I also understand the spirited Denver employment marketplace from the job seeker’s perspective. Therefore, whether you are an employer looking to hire, or a job seeker looking for a new Denver employment opportunity, choose the right staffing option for you.
Denver Staffing, Global Experiences and Golf!
I have lived in Europe, Canada, and the United States and have traveled abroad extensively. I have also had the good fortune, and unusual opportunity to experience hospital systems in the jungles of Ecuador, South America, in China in the cities of Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Beijing, Xian, Guilin, and in England and Ireland. These experiences have broadened my global perspective and have allowed me to operate a small staffing company in Denver within an informed national and international context.
Late in life, I was introduced by a wonderful friend to the game of golf, a sport that I believed to be boring, too slow and would not hold my attention. So, what’s my next T-time?
J. Kent Gervasini, CPC, CSP's Experience
Owner & President
Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Staffing and Recruiting industry
July 1979 – Present (35 years 3 months) 500 Downing Street
I have drawn upon my extensive Denver staffing experience working with top-tier employers (entrepreneurs with creative start-up operations to small, mid-size, national and Fortune 500 companies) to recruit and staff their key positions. When I started J. Kent in 1979, 75% of our clients came from the oil and gas industry, today our Functional Expertise (accounting and finance, administrative, business operations, customer service, human resources, marketing etc.). and Industry Expertise continues to span across many sectors as industries expand and contract.
History of Managing Large and Complex Staffing Contracts
My career has spanned across multiple decades and I have had the extensive experience managing large administrative and professional staffing and recruiting contracts: BBC Research, Bechtel Corporation (DIA contractor), City and County of Denver, Charter Communications, Cricket Communications, Denver Transit Constructors – (Eagle P3 Project), Denver Transit Operators, Denver Public Schools, Denver Water, Nustats, RTD, United Cable, US West (14 states), just to name a few.
J. Kent Gervasini, CPC, CSP's Projects
- September 2012 to Present
Denver Staffing Agency - J. Kent Staffing Awarded 5-Year Contract for GSA 736 Schedule
My 18 months of personal efforts to obtain a federal government contract finally paid off. I am pleased to say that on Sept. 24, 2013, J. Kent Staffing was awarded a 5-Year GSA 736 Contract for turn-key Temporary Administrative and Professional Staffing Services (TAPS). The contract award allows J. Kent to supports the staffing needs of Federal, State and City Government Agencies, along with primary government contractors through the Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) program Multiple Award Schedule (MAS).
Schedule Titles Awarded - Temporary Administrative and Professional Staffing Services (TAPS)
SIN 736-1 Administrative Support and Clerical Occupations
SIN 736-2 Automatic Data Processing Occupations
SIN 736-3 General Services Support
SIN 736-5 Technical and Professional Occupations
My Passion – The Gervasini Library at Saint Joseph Hospital
One of my great passions is the Gervasini Library. From 1994-1997, I spearheaded the library’s design and construction management through its completion. The library serves as a refuge and resource for patients, their families, and the greater Denver community when dealing with serious illness. I believe that everyone should have access to current medical information. Upon completion, in 1997 I donated and dedicated the library in the memory of my late husband, William V. Gervasini, who died in 1987 of a brain tumor.
- December 2013 to Present
The spectacular 39th Annual 9NEWS Parade of Lights is a two-mile parade route in Downtown Denver. Downtown Denver Events, Inc. (DDE) is the Downtown Denver Partnership’s charitable 501 (c) (3) that organizes the parade every year. This is one of Denver, Colorado’s most illuminating holiday traditions. Most importantly it is free to the public and features marching bands, ornate floats, and, of course, a special appearance by Major Waddles the Penguin and Santa!
J. Kent Staffing Managers Executed Staffing Activities Working in Cross-Functional Teams
The 2013 Parade of Lights took place on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday Dec. 7, two frosty nights with temperatures in the single digits. J. Kent’s Recruiting team knew that the weather would be challenging and would affect the recruiting process. Hiring 60 Denver Event Workers for 4 different shifts was the recruiting target.
In the end our J. Kent Recruiters did an amazing job. The staffing team created a recruiting and staffing plan, and cross-functional teams were identified and assigned required staffing activities in order for J. Kent to meet its staffing deadlines and goals.
J. Kent’s Denver Event Workers Have Undergraduate and Master’s Degrees & Great Attitude
The Denver Event Workers hired by J. Kent’s Staffing Managers presented with a broad range of degrees, experience and backgrounds. Many of our project staff was employed and looking to work this fun event to earn extra Christmas money, others were between jobs, and some had just moved to the city. Thank you ladies and gentlemen. Great job!
Denver Staffing Agency President Co-Chairs Capital Campaign for $623 Million Denver Hospital Project
- January 2014 to Present
J. Kent Gervasini, President of Denver staffing agency J. Kent Staffing, has been named to Co-Chair the $100 Million Capital Campaign of the $623 Million Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation’s Heritage Project. The multi-year celebration will make the nonprofit downtown Denver hospital the most modern hospital in Colorado
- November 2013 to Present
Denver is a growing, robust city, and with such great venues as the Denver Convention Center, Wings Over the Rockies Museum, the Cherry Creek Yacht Club, just to name a few, the business of event management is taken seriously in this town.
- April 2013 to Present
Denver Market Research Firm Hires J. Kent Staffing to Complete 4,000 DIA Surveys in 6 Weeks
In Q4 2012, a nationally recognized, Denver based market research and consulting firm, with substantial experience evaluating economic and financial issues surrounding transportation services, and infrastructures contacted J. Kent Staffing. The charge: hire 16-20 technically savvy, “Tablet” Intercept Surveyors/Interviewers to complete 4,000 DIA traveler surveys, with an estimated completion timeframe of 6 weeks.
Denver Surveyors use Mini-iPads for Intercept Survey at DIA
J. Kent’s market research client, experts in designing custom research projects, analysis and reporting, required the execution of the 4,000 intercept surveys to be conducted at DIA using “tablets”, specifically mini-iPads. The benefits of tablet intercept interviews include:
Real-time reporting – instant feedback
Opportunity to interview people in close proximity to their experience
Location awareness - multiple airport locations/concourses
Faster project turn-around time – reducing time between fielding and reporting
J. Kent Gervasini, CPC, CSP's Skills & Expertise
- Temporary Staffing
- Temp-to-Hire Staffing
- Contract Staffing
- Event Staffing
- Non-Profit Staffing
- Payrolling Staffing and Payroll Services
- Direct Hire Search and Recruiting
- Contingency Search
- Container Search
- Executive Search
- HR Consulting
- Retained Search Estate and Household Management
- Retained Search Single Family Office & Foundations
- Denver Accounting and Finance Staffing
- Denver Administrative Staffing
- Denver Human Resource Staffing
- Denver Real Estate Staffing
- Denver Construction Staffing
- Denver Social Media Marketing Staffing
- Denver Risk and Compliance Staffing
- Denver Event Staffing
- Denver Executive Assistant Staffing
- Denver Personal Assistant Staffing
- Denver Office Manager Staffing
- Denver Receptionist Staffing
- Denver Warehouse Staffing
- Staff Augmentation
- Talent Acquisition
- Talent Management
- Workforce Management
- Business Operations
- Sales Operations
- Customer Service
- Applicant Tracking Systems
- Denver Resume Analyst
- Contingent Workforce
- Affordable Care Act Compliance
J. Kent Gervasini, CPC, CSP's Certifications
CSP - Certifiied Staffing Professional
- American Staffing Association
CPC - Certified Personnel Consultant
- National Association of Personnel Consultants
DBE - Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
- Colorado Department of Transportation
SBE - Small Business Enterprise
- Regional Transportation District
GSA Schedule - 736, Temporary Administrative and Professional Staffing (TAPS), Multiple Award Schedule
- U. S. Government, General Services Administration
- License Contract # GS-02F-0190Y
WOSB - Woman Owned Small Business
- U.S. Government, General Services Administration
J. Kent Gervasini, CPC, CSP's Languages
English(Native or bilingual proficiency)
German(Native or bilingual proficiency)
J. Kent Gervasini, CPC, CSP's Education
J. Kent Gervasini, CPC, CSP's Additional Information
| My Interests | - Everything! Architecture, Construction Management, Fine European Antiques, Travel, Golf, Fly Fishing, the Economy, People | My Passion | – The Gervasini Library at Saint Joseph Hospital. From 1994-1997, I spearheaded the library’s design and construction management through its completion. The library serves as a refuge and resource for patients, their families, and the greater Denver community when dealing with serious illness. I believe that everyone should have access to current medical information. Upon completion, in 1997 I donated and dedicated the library in the memory of my late husband, William V. Gervasini, who died in 1987 of a brain tumor.
- Groups and Associations:
•American Staffing Association •National Association of Personnel Consultants •Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation - Treasurer, Finance Committee •William Gervasini, Patient Library at Saint Joseph Hospital •Cherry Creek Chamber of Commerce - Past President •Leadership Denver - Class of 1989 (Denver Chamber of Commerce) •50 For Colorado - Class of 1990 (Colorado Association of Commerce & Industry) •Community Housing Services - Past VP •Colorado Private Industry Council - Past BOD •Rotary, Club 31 - Past Member •Samaritan Institute - Past BOD •Country Club Historic Neighborhood - Past BOD, Treasurer •Institute of International Education - Chaired, Colorado Diplomat’s Ball •Colorado Contemporary Dance - Past BOD •William V. Gervasini Foundation - Past President
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