Our Story

About LGC

Since 2003 LGC has been building connections between businesses with staffing needs and job seekers looking for new opportunities. Our range of solutions include temporary and permanent placements (and everything in between) in a variety of industries. With offices located nationwide, we can tap into a dynamic pool of talented professionals. We have a passion for creating partnerships that last and work hard every day to ensure both clients and candidates reach their employment goals. 

Our Story

After years of working in specialty staffing, now CEO George Lessmeister had a realization which ended up changing the course of his life: there was a huge opportunity to bring professional staffing services to the hospitality industry. 

Though there were staffing firms specializing in the placement of hourly workers, there wasn’t one who focused solely on hospitality – a market with traditionally high turnover that could benefit (in several ways) from a staffing partner. George believed that by applying the same detailed vetting process used by accounting and finance staffing firms, the hospitality industry could be supplied with qualified, experienced candidates. Not only that, but job seekers could connect with great employers and simplify their job search.

Enter LGC: a staffing agency that focused solely on hospitality placements. Joining as co-founder was Glen Greenawalt, an experienced Executive Recruiter with a degree in accounting to help solidify LGC’s position as staffing experts. In May 2003, the doors to our first brick and mortar office opened in Indianapolis. And the rest, they say, is history.

Our Company

Twenty years later, LGC operates in 46 cities nationwide connecting a diverse talent pool with a range of clients. LGC’s reach spans from Honolulu to Seattle to Miami and just about everything in between. We’re honored to be servicing our local communities in the best way we know how: making connections. 

In 2019, we added a new solution to LGC’s suite of staffing services: LGC Now. This staffing engagement tool offers LGC employees the opportunity to secure employment based upon their schedule, giving them the freedom and flexibility workers want. Putting them in the driver’s seat is one of the ways we’ve been able to endure through the challenging employment landscape we’ve seen in the last few years. But it’s not only the workers who benefit; LGC’s client base does as well. Through LGC Now, clients can request qualified talent right when they’re needed and save themselves the headache of being short-staffed due to last-minute call-offs or changes in scheduling.

LGC’s roots extend deep into the hospitality industry – that’s why we were founded after all. But over the years, we realized we could help more people by branching out into different industries. Using our staffing expertise, LGC was able to expand into new verticals to grow our client base. 

Over the past two years, we’ve been fortunate to launch three staffing divisions that fall under the LGC umbrella: ConcessionStaff, MarketStaff, and EnviroStaff. Each division allows us to better accommodate our clients’ needs and help job seekers navigate the employment market.

At LGC, we’re committed to creating a great experience for both clients and candidates and will work tirelessly to achieve that goal. Let us show you. Reach out to our team today.

2003

LGC Founded

LGC was officially founded by George Lessmeister, opening our first office in Indianapolis, IN. A month later, Glen Greenawalt joins him.

07-09

Inc. 500 Award

LGC named by Inc. 500 as one of the fastest growing private companies for three years running. Opening in 7 other cities across the US.

2019

LGC Now Launched

LGC launched LGC Now, a staffing engagement platform. LGC grows to 31 offices nationwide.

2021

ConcessionStaff Launched

ConcessionStaff, a new facility staffing division of LGC, is launched. LGC has 37 offices across the states.

2022

LGC Expands to New Markets

MarketStaff, a new retail staffing division of LGC, and EnviroStaff, a new environmental staffing division of LGC, is launched. LGC has 39 offices across the country.

2023

LGC Reaches Big Milestones

LGC celebrates 20 years in the staffing and recruiting industries while also officially becoming an Employee Owned Business.

Our Mission

LGC’s team is built by diverse individuals who are passionate about developing long-lasting relationships between clients and candidates. We strive to create an inclusive work environment within our local communities allowing for more professional connections, economic empowerment, and respect for all. Together we are changing the staffing industry; one placement at a time.

Our Vision

Fulfilling the need is our mission. We are bridging the gap by matching the best possible clients and candidates together, ensuring a positive partnership, as LGC continues to aim for excellence in our commitment to diversity, change, and growth.

Join Our Team

Your Story, our Purpose.

As we embark on our 20th year in the staffing industry, we need hardworking, passionate individuals by our side. At LGC, we’ll help you learn what you want from your career – and then make it happen. Join our team and create your own success story.

Empowering Employees, Driving Success

As of 2022, LGC has become an employee-owned company with the launch of our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). This qualified plan creates retirement income for eligible LGC employees, allowing them to better plan for their financial futures. “We continue to hear stories from business owners who are struggling with culture and a desire to empower their employees to feel like owners,” says George Lessmeister, LGC CEO. “As my co-founder Glen and I continued to talk about this challenge, we decided to motivate our employees by giving them a percentage of ownership. It has strengthened the team across the country as we all work toward the same goals to serve the client and create long-term company and personal financial stability.” In honor of our 20th anniversary, we wanted a unique way to honor our employees and two decades in the staffing industry. What better way than making our team employee owners of LGC. Together we’ll continue to drive LGC’s success and can’t wait to see what we can do in the future.

Our Leadership Team

George Lessmeister

Chief Executive Officer
+ Founder

Glen Greenawalt

Chief Operations Officer
+ Co-Founder

Rachel Martin

Executive VP
of Operations

Jaime Horning

Executive
Vice President

Erin Karim

Executive
Vice President

Kim McGuire

Executive
Vice President

Brittany Hunter

Executive VP of
Client Relations

Shawnda Trout

Corporate
Controller

George founded LGC in 2003 and prior to that had 20+ years’ experience within the specialty staffing industry. His background in all things sales and staffing helped propel LGC to where we are today. As CEO, he works hands on with the executive team to achieve our goals and further position LGC as the leading staffing partner in the country. Though he’s based in Kansas City, you’ll often find him at our headquarters in Indianapolis checking in with the corporate team. Outside of work, George is a huge sports fan and loves to collect vintage jerseys. You can catch him at a game during pretty much any season.

Glen has an extensive background in sales and recruiting which is why he was asked to join the LGC concept in its’ early stages. Along the way, he has worked in all facets of the business to move LGC from infancy and adolescence to the mature business that it is today. Prior to LGC, Glen was a successful Executive Recruiter at a national search firm in Chicago, IL. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Purdue University and completed six years in the Marine Corps Reserves. While his permanent residence is in North Carolina, Glen loves to travel and has visited countries all over the world.

Rachel has been with LGC since 2010, starting at the St. Louis office as a staffing manager. She began working her way up the ladder and in 2015, relocated to the corporate office in Indianapolis to further her career with the company. Rachel is currently the Executive Vice President of Operations. Her hospitality and foodservice experience combined with a hard work ethic and time spent with LGC has made her an unstoppable force at LGC and a go-to problem solver. When she’s not at LGC, Rachel enjoys spending time with her dogs and family on her boat in her free time.

Jaime started her career with LGC in 2006 and is the second longest-working employee at our company. Her success at LGC has been because of her drive, compassion, and desire to be successful but mostly because of her love for the candidates and the clients. She’s opened all the offices she oversees from ground level, giving her unique insight into LGC. Jaime currently manages our Permanent Placement team and is the General Manager of ConcessionStaff and MarketStaff, two of LGC’s staffing divisions. Outside of work, Jaime is very involved in her daughter’s lives and loves spending time with her family, especially in the summer.

Erin has background in the hospitality industry with 10+ years of experience in both hotels and restaurants. This has allowed her to form strong connections with our workforce. She graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management and has had a huge impact on operations and client and candidate relationships. In her 4 years at LGC, she has been promoted numerous times and currently holds the title of Executive Vice President of the Central United States. In the summer of 2022, Erin and her husband welcomed a baby boy into their family – needless to say, she’s got her hands full when she’s not at LGC.

Kim has more than 20 years of hands-on experience in the hospitality industry. Kim has been the leader of our home branch in Indianapolis since 2009, focusing on account relations, training and development, and sales innovation. Before joining LGC, she owned her own restaurant and sports bar. She has a true passion for and dedication to the hospitality industry which is why she’s been so valuable to LGC since she started 15 years ago. In her time with us, she’s learned all aspects of operations, staffing, training, and customer service. When it comes to sports, Kim takes her fandom seriously and gets in on fantasy football every year.

Brittany joined our team in 2011 and instantly knew that LGC was where she belonged. Prior to joining LGC in 2011, she worked as the Events Director for a highly respected independent restaurant group in the Greater Cincinnati area. She earned her B.A. in Theatre Arts from Northern Kentucky University – which makes her a great (and entertaining!) trainer for our internal team. With a background in hospitality and events, she’s the perfect fit for managing the success of our clients, candidates, and managers. Brittany enjoys spending quality time with her family, friends, husband, and dogs. She loves playing music trivia and cheering on her Cincinnati sports teams. Who Dey!

Shawnda has led LGC’s accounting division for the last 8 years and is a staple of our corporate team. She has an extensive background in the accounting industry and has brought excellent leadership skills and financial insight to LGC. Before LGC, Shawnda earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Evansville and a master’s in accountancy from the University of Notre Dame. Shawnda started her career in auditing with a “Big 4” public accounting firm. Shawnda is very involved with her children and enjoys spending time with her family camping, biking, and going on family adventures to new places.

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LGC’s team is built by diverse individuals who are passionate about developing long-lasting relationships between clients and candidates. We strive to create an inclusive work environment within our local communities allowing for more professional connections, economic empowerment, and respect for all. Together we are changing the staffing industry; one placement at a time.