Meet the Owner

  • Meet the Owner

    Shannon Padgett – Owner/President:

    For nearly 45 years, Shannon Padgett, the Bradenton Express office Owner/President, has gladly called the Sunshine State home. After graduating from Manatee High School in 1987, Shannon gained a position as Training and Development Manager for Bausch & Lomb, Inc., one of the world’s largest suppliers of optical health care products. Employed by Bausch & Lomb, Inc. for nearly 16 years, Shannon gained valuable knowledge in the implementation of proactive training initiatives, and the creation of educational leadership programs. After completing nearly 16 years with Bausch & Lomb, Inc. and gaining her MBA from the University of Phoenix, Shannon made the decision to settle down, marrying her husband, Brian Oeller, and blending families. Seeking a position closer to Manatee County, Shannon met Don and Rhonda Lapp, owners of then, Express Personnel Services. Captivated by the organization and development of HR Firms, Shannon joined the Express family, becoming the Office Manager of the Express Personnel Services’ Bradenton franchise in 2005.  Shannon provided operational leadership for the management of all day to day operations, promoted the corporate brand of Express to cultivate and grow sales, and recruited, hired, and trained associates of all fields. In 2008, when Don and Rhonda Lapp made the decision to fully enjoy retirement and sell the Bradenton Express office, they knew Shannon had the potential to relinquish the business and shift from her position as Office Manager, to Owner/President.

    In 2008, the same year Shannon and Brian bought the business, Express Personnel Services changed entities, becoming what is now recognized as Express Employment Professionals. For nearly 10 years, Shannon Padgett, along with her husband and business partner, Brian Oeller, has owned and operated the Bradenton Express Employment Professionals franchise. Shannon’s pride in Express is exemplified in her ability to lead a team of dedicated professionals, personal drive to market the services of her business in the local community, and her strong commitment to putting a million people to work. In her leadership, Express has successfully provided quality human resource solutions, contributing to their six-consecutive year win of Inavero’s Best of Staffing® List.

    In her free time, Shannon enjoys spending time with her three children and three grandchildren, grazing with the “pasture pets” roaming her ranch, and volunteering in her local community.