Meet Our Staff

  • Mark Wagner
    Mark Wagner

    Owner

    As the owner of the Express Employment office in Southwest Austin, Mark and his team solve problems for their clients by finding qualified individuals for open positions in a wide range of fields. Mark enjoys filling both technical and professional positions. A Ph.D. scholar with over 15 years of experience in the technical realm of science and engineering, he loves that he can talk about work now without people nodding off to sleep.  In college, Mark ran his own painting business which grew his excitement for helping others find jobs.  "I had nine people working for me and many of them were friends of mine.  Providing work for them through my business was one of the best parts of that experience. The ability to do that every day on a much larger scale through Express, while providing great value and service for our clients, is tremendously satisfying".

     

    Mark has called Austin home since 1996. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, sampling Austin's food and music, and coaching, watching, and playing sports.

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    Griffin Long
    Griffin Long

    Operations Manager

    Griffin effortlessly handles the day-to-day operations of our office. An Express Employment team member for two years, he has brought extensive experience and knowledge from the hospitality staffing industry which began as an Operations Assistant Manager in Houston. He moved to Austin with a promotion to Senior Operations Manager, aligning his expectations and desires of growing the business. Griffin strives to provide the best customer service experience while matching candidates with the right positions

     

    In his spare time, Griffin can be found kayak fishing on the many lakes around Austin and dining at new restaurants.

     

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    Julie Garza
    Julie Garza

    Lead Recruiter

    A natural leader, Julie positively paves the way for our emerging teammates. She was led to Express Employment by a successful past as an HR Manager for Neiman Marcus, discovering the recruiting world in 2014. She holds a Certified Staffing Professional (CSP) and Technical Services Certification (TSC) through American Staffing Association. Her motivation for excellence is credited to enjoying conversing with a wide variety of people and learning about their experiences. When asked about her promise to our current and future clients she said, "I think the best service we can provide our clients is the comfort that we are doing our best to find not just a candidate but the right candidate."

     

    Julie enjoys spending time with her family, organizing her living space and watching DIY project videos online. 

     

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    Paola Cevallos1
    Paola Cevallos

    Recruiter

    Paola takes satisfaction in supporting clients and associates to match skills, experience, and expectations to the best fitting position. She has been with the company for two years, starting out as the Front Office Coordinator and graduating to a Staffing Consultant role. Prior to her position with Express, she was a Rotating Nutritionist for the Women, Infant, and Children Clinic. Paola graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Texas State University. She is motivated by the successful feeling of matching the right candidate with our clients' needs.

     

    When Paola is not helping others thrive professionally, she enjoys sampling a variety of espresso drinks in different coffee shops around Austin, Houston, and San Antonio.

     

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    Jenny Wallace
    Jenny Wallace

    Recruiter

    Jenny began her career with Express as the Front Office Coordinator and adapted so well that she quickly made a successful leap into a Staffing Consultant role. Previously, she worked in retail management for over six years, ranging in positions from a Sales Supervisor to a Store Manager. She then decided to pursue her calling of helping others secure jobs, adding value with connection, and changing lives along the way. Jenny graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Art in Business Management and a minor in Psychology.

     

    In her spare time, Jenny likes to discover new places, try out new restaurants, and explore the outdoors from paddleboarding to hiking.

     

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    Ina Maliqis
    Ina Maliqis

    Front Office Coordinator

    Ina comes to Express with an extensive background in curriculum instruction in charter schools and non-profit organizations. She is extremely dedicated to supporting and encouraging the members of her community which led her to work with our staffing agency. She graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications and Marketing. Ina takes a great interest in aiding people in their desired direction and supporting them with personal and professional goals.

     

    In her free time, Ina really enjoys paddle boarding, hiking, thrifting, as well as discovering new restaurants and bars in Austin.

     

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