Meet Our Leadership Team
Nicole PowellVice President
Nicole KennedyDirector of Operations and Training
Rodney ChristensenRegional Risk and Sales Manager
Travis Powell is the President and Founder of Essential Pros, where he is responsible for creating strategies to maximize the growth of all corporately owned offices and franchise locations. In addition to this, he evaluates systems and processes, oversees business operations, performs financial analysis and provides guidance to his team. With over 15 years’ experience in the staffing industry, he has become a leader and resource for many companies. Under his leadership, the company has experienced steady growth in new and existing markets since the company was established.
Nicole Powell’s role as Vice President of Essential Pros is to focus on staff development and strategic planning of the company. She works closely with the management team to develop staff training to grow each franchisee and staffing professional within the organization. She is also responsible for strategically developing methods to effectively market and promote the services of Essential Pros. Nicole enjoys collaborating with team members to develop effective strategies for growth.
Director of Operations and Training
Nicole develops and teaches teams on system operations and staffing procedures. She is also responsible for developing training materials, outlines and managing the (LMS) Learning Management System for franchise locations. She previously worked as a Branch Manager for the organization for 7 years. Nicole graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, with bachelor’s degrees in Business Management – Marketing and Political Science. Prior to working at Essential Pros, Nicole worked as a Corporate Recruiter throughout the states of Nebraska, Kansas, and Colorado. Nicole is a Certified Staffing Professional (CSP) through the American Staffing Association.
Regional Risk and Sales Manager
Rodney Christensen is the Regional Risk and Sales Manager for Essential Pros. He is responsible for supporting franchise offices by evaluating sales strategies, reviewing, and negotiating contracts and evaluating risk obstacles. He also works with managers and franchisee’s on operational items to ensure processes are implemented effectively and market opportunities are being identified. Prior to his current role at Essential Pros, Rodney worked in business development, sales and recruiting for several years, learning the industry with a hands-on approach.