Meet Our Express Ocala Team

  • At Express, it's important for us to see you succeed. We're here to help! And although we cannot help everyone, we try to offer helpful suggestions that will improve their odds.  So if you're looking for thoroughly screened, highly talented employees; if you're looking for a new or better job; or if you need HR guidance and/or training call us for your no-obligation consultation.  Remember – job seekers never pay a fee and employers only if we are successful in our recruiting efforts.

    "Be kind and merciful. Let no one ever come to you without coming away better and happier.”
    - Mother Teresa

    Whether you are looking for the right temporary fill in or to find a direct hire candidate, our team will go above and beyond apply all knowledge and expertise to ensure your complete satisfaction. At Express Employment Professionals, you can be assured that our team will always strive to go above and beyond to maintain our standard of absolute excellence!

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  • Brian Ballard Office Manager
    Brian Ballard

    Office Manager

    Brian has been with the Ocala Express office since 1999. He started as a personnel consultant and has worked as the branch manager since 2001. He was born and raised in Ocala where he lives with his wife and four children. When asked what he likes best about working with Express Employment Professionals he said, "I love working in a position and for a company that is truly making a difference in people's lives every day. We have the privilege of helping job seekers through providing great job opportunities, and we are able to help businesses everyday through simplifying one of the biggest time, energy and money draining activities which is the hiring process." Brian is active in several local organizations including C12, SHRM, OHRMA and MRMA.

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    Cynthia DeSimone - Business Developer
    Cynthia DeSimone

    Business Developer

    Cynthia has experience in Business Management Leader with successful Business Development in B2B and Direct Sales. She also has Marketing and Advertising experience from running her own business. She has 25 years experience as Professional Placement Recruiter in the Staffing Industry. Cynthia's goals include: Networking and developing business relationships within the community for successful partnerships.

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    Devin Sias Employment Consultant
    Devin Sias

    Employment Specialist

    Devin has been with our office since 2014 and has proven herself to be a very hardworking and dependable member of our team. Devin has previously worked in banking, mortgage, medical and retail before working at Express. She considers helping people as the most rewarding part of her job. Devin truly values spending time with her blended family of 4 and with their two dogs going on new adventures and traveling as much as they can.  

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    JJ Employment Consultant
    JJ Sales

    Employment Specialist

    JJ was born and raised in Ocala. He started with Express in March 2018 as a Recruiting Specialist. After gaining staffing industry experience for a little over a year, he took a 6-week trip to Ireland where he studied abroad with youth/community centers. When he returned to Ocala, he graduated from The University of Florida with a degree in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences. JJ was promoted to an Employment Specialist in August of 2019 and has since worked diligently to connect job seekers and employers. He is grateful for the opportunity to provide an outlet to help support families financially and provide stability through employment.


    JJ's passion is to help families in his community build strong, loving family bonds focused on Christ. He has recently married someone with the same passion; He also just become the permanent guardian to a troubled teen that he grew to love as his own while volunteering at a group home. JJ continues his community work through coaching baseball, being a youth leader at his church and volunteering at a local group home.


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    Christian Ryan
    Christian Ryan

    Employment Specialist

    Christian started with Express in March 2017 as a Recruiting Coordinator and has since taken on the role of Employment Specialist. He was born and raised in Ocala. Christian has recently returned to Ocala with his wife Lauren from Idaho after serving 6 years in the United States Air Force as an air traffic controller. He has always felt a calling to help others and couldn't think of a better opportunity to help impact the lives of others than Working for Express Employment Professionals. Christian spends his downtime with family enjoying camping, kayaking and running. 

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    Debra Hernandez - Staffing Consultant
    Debra Hernandez

    Corporate Recruiter - Marketing Specialist

    Debra Hernandez is our office and clerical Staffing Consultant for Express in Ocala. She started with Express in April, 2018 and brings over 8 years of corporate recruiting and marketing experience to our team. Debra is relocated to Ocala, Florida from Orange County, California, she is married and has two amazing girls. She has a passion for photography and loves finding top talent to bring to companies and matching people with positions.

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    Bryce Ballard
    Bryce Ballard

    Recruiting Assistant

    Bryce Ballard has been a Recruiting Assistant with the Ocala Express team since July 2018. He also is a student at the University of Florida studying General Business Administration. Bryce has grown up in Ocala and is passionate about helping the community. Whenever he is not helping great people find jobs or studying for his next exam, you can find him fishing and enjoying the outdoors! 


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    Andrea Flieger
    Andrea Flieger

    Front Office Coordinator

    Andrea recently moved to Florida from NY with her husband, 10-year-old stepson, horses, alpaca, and many other ranch animals. She has spent the last 3 years working in the banking industry but prior to that she traveled the country working several different types of jobs including animal care, dog & cat grooming, personal training, working on jet planes for the military, and on a dude ranch out in Colorado! Andrea enjoys any outside adventure you throw her way! She is an avid horseback rider, kayaker, cliff diver, pickleball player, motorcyclist, dancer, scuba diver, and runner. Andrea claims one of her greatest accomplishments was finishing the New York City Marathon in 2016! 

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  • Have any questions for the team?
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