Meet the Owner

  • Michael Reese - Empowering Careers, Building Community

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    Meet Michael Reese, a seasoned professional with over 13 years of dedicated experience in the staffing and recruitment industry.  As the visionary founder of Express Employment Professionals - Corning, NY, his journey is not just about connecting talent with opportunity; it's a story of resilience, community, and a commitment to nurturing both professional and personal growth.


    Professional Journey:

    Michael's career began with three rewarding years as a Recruiter for an Express Employment Professionals franchise in Roanoke, Va, where he honed his skills in candidate sourcing, interviewing, high volume and specialized placements.  However, the pull to return "home" to Corning led him to accept a challenging opportunity as a recruiter for Alstom Transportation, a leading train manufacturer in Hornell, where he was entrusted with overseeing recruitment efforts across all of North America.  Within 8 months, his dedication and expertise were recognized, and he was promoted to HR Generalist, where he expanded his knowledge in various HR functions.  Seeking continued growth and advancement, he embarked on a new chapter as an HR Manager at a collection agency, where he lead HR initiatives and fostered a positive work environment.  Unfortunately, due to a reduction in force and restructuring, he found himself at a crossroads.  

    Michael's venture into entrepreneurship was ignited by this pivotal moment.  Rather than succumbing to setbacks, he saw an opportunity to redefine the staffing landscape with a focus on individual development and community impact.  Drawing on his previous experience and relationships, he seized the chance to open an Express Employment Professionals in Corning, NY.  The endeavor allowed him to combine a passion for recruitment with his entrepreneurial spirit, as he worked to build and grow the business from the ground up.  


    Founder and CEO:

    Establishing Express in 2010, Michael aimed to create more than just a staffing agency.  His vision was to build a platform that not only matched talent with the right opportunities but also fostered an environment for personal and professional development.


    People Development Advocate:

    At the heart of Michael's leadership philosophy is a genuine passion for developing individuals.  He takes pride in watching his team members grow, both personally and professionally.  Under his guidance, Express isn't just a wildly successful placement agency; it's a community of individuals invested in each other's success.


    Community Engagement:

    Believing in the strength of a vibrant community, Michael actively contributes beyond the business.  Having served as the Board Chair for the Chamber of Commerce twice, he is a driving force in local economic development.  Additionally, he has dedicated the past nine years to coaching youth baseball, soccer, and basketball, embodying his commitment to nurturing the potential of future generations.


    Education and Family:

    A proud graduate of West Virginia University, Michael embodies the values of education, knowledge, and growth.  Outside the professional sphere, he finds joy and inspiration in his family—a loving husband and father to two wonderful kids.  Balancing family life with entrepreneurial pursuits, Michael lives the importance of holistic success.


    Vision for the Future:

    As Express Employment Professionals continues to thrive under Michael's leadership, his vision extends beyond the success of the business.  He envisions a future where the impact ripples through the community, where careers flourish, and individuals become the architects of their destiny.


    Michael is not just a business leader; he is a catalyst for positive change, an advocate for community success, and a mentor for those seeking to unlock their full potential in the professional landscape.


    Through Michael's journey, Express Employment Professionals - Corning, NY becomes not just a service provider but a community builder and an instrument for individual and collective success.