Company History

With over 100 recruiters in offices in Philadelphia and Boston, firstPRO, Inc. is a 30-year-old, award-winning, professional recruiting firm.

Our high-performance organization specializes in Accounting & Finance, Information Technology, and Supply Chain. Our passionate dedication within our specializations combined with our geographically focused approach has allowed firstPRO to become leaders within our markets. We are able to provide the highest levels of service delivery in the industry by understanding the specific business environments and unique needs of our clients and professional partners.

The Very Best Talent!

“When I established firstPRO in 1986, our goal was to provide the very best talent in the marketplace. We have grown to over $30 million in annual revenue and are now one of the fastest growing independently owned firms in the country. In 2007, firstPRO was ranked #1 in Contingency Executive Recruitment, #4 Retained Executive Search, #9 in Temporary Employment and the #10 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned firm in Atlanta (certified by WBENC) by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. On behalf of all 138 employees, over 100 of whom are Atlanta-based recruiters, we remain passionately dedicated to our clients and committed to the professionals we represent.”

  • Dec 12, 2019

    1986

    firstPRO founded by April Fawcett Nagel. Opens first office in Atlanta with four employees

  • Dec 12, 2019

    1988

    firstPRO expands into a Regional Staffing Firm with staffing operations in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Alabama, growing to twelve offices.

  • Dec 12, 2019

    1990

    firstPRO surpasses 40 employees and $10 million in revenue.

  • Dec 12, 2019

    1996

    firstPRO opens professional staffing vertical markets including Accounting & Finance and Information Technology.

  • Dec 12, 2019

    1997

    firstPRO moves into new corporate offices on Glenridge Drive.

  • Dec 12, 2019

    1998

    firstPRO named a PACESETTER as a fastest growing company in Georgia.

  • Dec 12, 2019

    2000

    firstPRO sells the Electrical Division to a Public Company.

  • Dec 12, 2019

    2000

    Company reaches $25 million milestone in annual sales.

  • Dec 12, 2019

    2002

    firstPRO expands into additional verticals to include Sales & Marketing and announces their Retained Search Division.

  • Dec 12, 2019

    2004

    Surpasses $30 million in annual sales.

  • Dec 12, 2019

    2005

    Ranked top #10 in Staffing and Contingency Search by Atlanta Business Chronicle, expansions include Attorney Search, Medical Sales, Supply Chain / MFG / Engineering and Life Sciences Divisions.

  • Dec 12, 2019

    2005

    firstPRO sells the largest staffing office in Alabama to Job Center Staffing for an undisclosed multi-million dollar amount.

  • Dec 12, 2019

    2006

    firstPRO opens offices in Philadelphia and surpasses $40 million in sales.

  • Dec 12, 2019

    2007

    firstPRO named one of the Fastest-Growing Woman-Owned firms and Best Places to Work by Atlanta Business Chronicle.

  • Dec 12, 2019

    2008

    firstPRO earns national certification as a “Women’s Business Enterprise” by WBENC.

  • Dec 12, 2019

    2010

    firstPRO sells its administrative staffing offices to Global Employment Solutions to focus on its Professional and Executive level practice.

  • Dec 12, 2019

    2012

    firstPRO named the #1 Contingent Search Firm in Philadelphia by the Philadelphia Business Journal.

  • Dec 12, 2019

    2015

    firstPRO opens for business in Boston, MA. and wins Pennsylvania’s Best Company’s to Work For award.