• Who we are

    The Grand Rapids, MI Express Employment Professionals office was founded in 1996 by Janis Petrini. The driving force was to assist in the enrichment of individual lives through gainful employment opportunities. Janis sought to provide community members with a means of providing for themselves and their families through not just jobs, but careers. The Grand Rapids office has been in existence for over 25 years; Janis' dream is coming true as we continue to help people during their job search and help companies with their staffing, human resource, and training challenges. We live our vision statement: To help as many people as possible find good jobs by helping as many clients as possible find good people. 

  • Meet the Owners

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    Janis Petrini


    Janis Petrini is a highly experienced Business Owner and Manager who has demonstrated the ability to lead diverse teams of employees to new levels of success in a variety of highly competitive industries, cutting edge markets, and fast-paced environments. Janis has a track record of more than 30 years of hands-on experience in strategic planning, business unit development, and project and people management. She is actively involved in managing and mentoring her team of over 20. She manages all business operations while also pursuing her passion of helping people succeed and our community thrive. 

    Current Community Involvement: National Women Business Owners Corporation

    • GROW Womens Business Center, Board Member
    • Mel Trotter Ministries, Board Member
    • Wyoming-Kentwood Area Chamber Member
    • Talent 2025 CEO Council Member
    • West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Member 
    • Grand Rapids Chamber, Member 
    • Michigan Manufacturers Association, Member 
    • Mayor's Top 100, Member 
    • One Wyoming Volunteer and Mentor
    • CBRT - This Business Round Table, Chairman's Council Member


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    David Robb

    Co-Owner/Managing Partner

    David Robb joined the Express Employment Professionals team in 2015. David initially joined Express as the Director of Marketing; overseeing all marketing, recruiting and communications. In 2020 he moved into the role of Director of Operations where he worked closely with Janis Petrini, Owner/Operator, to run the business and oversee daily operations. In 2022, David stepped into the role as Co-Owner/Managing Partner. He is passionate about providing solutions to both the workplace and the workforce, and offering opportunities for growth, retention, and strategic recruiting.

    Prior to Express Employment Professionals, David was the Director of Data Analysis at a top digital advertising agency, where he worked to provide customized marketing solutions to clients around the world. David is a graduate of Calvin College with Degrees in Marketing and Economics.

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