Meet our Leaders


Sherri Johnson, Co-Founder, President and CEO

With over 20 years of operational and management experience, Sherri has held a variety of roles focused on recruiting and retention strategies, orientation, training, career development and career planning. Sherri has developed and successfully executed new programs and practices to drive high performance and retain top talent through skill building, performance management and the implementation of recognition programs.

Prior to co-founding Bear Staffing Services, Sherri served in executive management roles for companies such as Commerce Bank’s Loss Prevention department, Advanta National Banks’ Business Card Call Center division and JCPenney.

As CEO, Sherri has maintained a hands-on approach to service delivery. She is accessible to both clients and employees while guiding and directing Bear Staffing Services’ recruiting and fulfillment function.

Gary Johnson, Co-Founder, 
Vice President and COO

During his 20+ years in the staffing solutions industry, Gary has led successful start-ups, turnarounds, and expansion efforts, on both a national and regional scale.

Frequently described as an action-oriented problem solver, Gary is able to break down issues into processes that can be repeated, measured, and improved. He consistently and repeatedly has utilized this approach drive increased revenue and profitability for both clients and his own companies.