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Solution driven.
Passionate beyond compare.

Who we are.

With more than 25 years dedicated to serving independent staffing firms, we’ve built a business founded on a simple principle – a genuine, heartfelt desire for our clients to succeed. Our passion and enthusiasm are contagious and we take pride in being a trusted and valued partner in all phases of your business. Someone you can turn to, confide in and count on for customized solutions that drive meaningful change.

Here at Visus Group, our Core Values define who we are and what we stand for.

 Results Driven: We guarantee positive and profitable results for our clients.

 High Quality: We have an unwavering passion for continuous improvement and a relentless pursuit of excellence. We prioritize quality in all aspects of our work, ensuring that our products and services meet the highest standards.

 Honest and Sincere: We value integrity and transparency in our interactions with clients, partners, and colleagues. We believe in open and honest communication, fostering trust and building lasting relationships.

 People-Centered: We genuinely care about the well-being of our team members, clients, and the communities we serve. We foster a supportive and inclusive environment, promoting personal and professional growth.

 Change Agents: We are always challenging the status quo through innovation and change, and we challenge our clients and partners to do the same. Our Number 1 philosophy: “you cannot insight change within your business if you are not willing to change as a leader”.

 Always Exudes Positive Energy: We approach our work with enthusiasm and positivity, inspiring those around us. We believe that a positive mindset fuels creativity, collaboration, and success. 

These values guide our actions and decisions, shaping our culture and driving us towards our vision –

Helping People Grow!


“I Got into the Staffing Industry Because I Drew the Shortest Straw.”

“At the ripe old age of 32, I had decided to make a career change, so I contacted my father-in-law who owned a staffing business. I figured he’d be a great person to speak with about making a career change.

After discussing my situation, he soon introduced me to an entrepreneur who was teaching business classes and owned a small networking organization called The Chief Executive Network. The CEN gathered presidents and owners of small manufacturing plants together a couple of times a year to share ideas and solve common problems. My new-found friend wanted to expand his business, but didn’t want to hire and manage the people necessary for growth. So, we struck a deal. My father-in-law would become the financial backer, I would be responsible for building the business and we would pay a percentage for using the business model.

Admittedly, I was inexperienced in terms of growing a business, but with an MA in Psychology and a Master of Divinity degree, I had notable experience facilitating retreats and teaching classes at various levels. I was a good communicator and extremely comfortable being around people, but growth required more manpower, so we went big and hired three additional facilitators right off the bat.

Once everyone was onboard, we found ourselves in a conference room determining who will focus on what job title in the new organization. One person said, ‘I will take VP of Engineers.’ Another one said, ‘I will take VP of Operations.’ And a third guy said, ‘I want CFOs.’ That left me emptyhanded. My father-in-law looked at me and said, ‘Tom, all that is left is staffing. It looks like you are going to facilitate executive meetings for staffing firms.’

With more luck than sense, I soon discovered that the staffing industry was growing in leaps and bounds. So I got to work on marketing our new platform – sending countless letters, responding to inquiries and following up with phone calls … lots and lots of phone calls. Three years later, I had over 100 independently owned and operated staffing firms involved in our RoundTable program. In many ways, I guess it’s true that the harder you work, the luckier you are. And I consider myself a very lucky man.”

– Tom Kosnik, Visus Group Founder and President

Our people.

Tom Kosnik

Founder & President

Tom Kosnik

Tom Kosnik is the staffing industry’s leading expert offering a unique combination of business consulting acumen and experience to independent staffing firms. Tom advises on all aspects of running a staffing firm including organizational performance; change management; strategic planning; financial analysis; compensation plan design; process and profit improvements and business value enhancement to help staffing firms across the country improve operations and the bottom line.

In 1995, Tom started the Presidents’ RoundTable program to improve leadership capabilities of independent staffing firms’ management through creative idea generation, sharing, collaborating and addressing industry challenges. The RoundTables have expanded to include CFOs, COOs, and CMOs.

Tom is the only consultant for independent staffing firms with a degree in Organizational Development (M.A. from Bowling Green State University) and a B.A. in psychology from Seattle University. He has a Masters of Divinity degree from Catholic Theological Union and is also certified with the Center for Creative Leadership. This specialized educational and professional background equips him with a unique skill set for guiding independent staffing firms.

Catherine Kosnik

vice president

Catherine applies her extensive finance and administrative background to Visus Group operations including RoundTable logistics management; new member acquisition; customer relations, sales support and marketing implementation management; financial analysis and compensation work; and all company operations.

While in college, Catherine sold and recruited in the staffing industry. After graduating from Bellarmine University, Louisville, with a BA in business management and finance, she spent a number of years teaching English to French high school students at Lycée in Paris.

Upon returning to the US, Catherine joined PNC Bank first in commercial lending and eventually assuming a VP Commercial Lending position. As a Senior Manager in IT Project Management at Kemper Financial, she also added professional training and development to her responsibilities.

Later, as Executive Director of the Down Syndrome of Louisville organization, Catherine revitalized the group by introducing new and improved educational programs, support groups for parents, golf tournaments, and other fundraising initiatives.

Emma Kosnik

Roundtable coordinator & operations Manager

Emma Kosnik

Emma Kosnik serves as the RoundTable Coordinator and Operations Manager for Visus Group. As the RoundTable Coordinator, Emma plans RoundTable events, communicates frequently with RoundTable members, welcomes new attendees, and works to create a strong network of growth-minded executives. With the help of her amazing team, Emma consistently innovates and improves what the RoundTable can offer their clients. She is passionate about creating “community”, both in the RoundTable Program and in the Visus Group team.

Emma graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in communications. Immediately after college, she worked for L’Arche Chicago, a non-profit organization that provides housing and creates communities for people with and without disabilities. Emma spent 2 years as an assistant learning how to care for and live with folks with disabilities. At Visus, she brings her experiences from L’Arche to further build the People-Centric Business her parents founded.

Criselda Marie E. Quirante

Head of Marketing

Crisel has conquered both the academic and professional worlds. With a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, majoring in Advertising and Public Relations, Crisel has always been passionate about the power of communication and how it can be used to shape perceptions and drive change.

Crisel attended Assumption College, an exclusive girls’ school, where she honed her communication skills and developed a strong sense of community. She worked as a Marketing Officer, where she gained invaluable experience in crafting effective marketing strategies and campaigns for a pharmaceutical company.

Despite her busy schedule, Crisel found love and started a family. She is now happily married with two beautiful children, who inspire her to be the best version of herself every day.

Currently, Crisel works full time as the Head of Marketing at Visus Group. As the Head of Marketing, Crisel oversees the planning and implementation of marketing activities of the company. Her creativity, strategic thinking, and attention to detail have helped her to deliver exceptional results.

In her free time, Crisel enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family. Her dedication to her work and family is a testament to her strength and resilience.

Criselda Marie E. Quirante

Marc Christian Badua

Digital Marketing Assistant

Marc, affectionately called “Marco” by his colleagues, thrives in the dynamic world of digital marketing, skillfully juggling his role as a Digital Marketing Assistant with his academic pursuits. Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program in Marketing Management at the National University – Manila, Marco demonstrates a deep understanding of the ever-evolving marketing landscape.

For over two years, Marco honed his expertise as a freelance Virtual Assistant, demonstrating his proficiency in digital communication and engagement. His adaptability and proficiency across various online platforms have consistently yielded impressive results for his clients.

Despite the demands of his studies and career, Marco embodies the spirit of an exemplary working student. He seamlessly orchestrates a balance between academic rigor and professional responsibility, showcasing his unwavering determination and strong work ethic.

In his leisure time, Marco finds solace in listening to music, with particular fondness for Taylor Swift’s melodies. He is also an avid traveler, frequently seeking heart-pounding thrills through adrenaline-fueled activities and embarking on expeditions to discover new and captivating destinations. Yet adventure never overshadows the importance Marco places on his loved ones. He cherishes the time spent with them, recognizing the deep connections that form the foundation of a fulfilling life.

Ellamay Agaser

Office Manager and Consulting Projects Associate

As the Office Manager, Ella Agaser is mainly responsible for keeping an eye on Tom and his daily work activities. From scheduling, reviewing, prioritizing, and responding to emails, creating and organizing documents, maintaining records, and performing any other task that helps him to get by “stress free” in his daily office schedule. She also assists the team in any way she can and is considered the “go to” person for matters related to the office.

Ella is a highly organized executive / administrative professional backed with more than 15 years of extensive office and administrative work experience, mainly spent abroad, specifically in the Middle East. She has held many roles, among a few being a Studio Manager, Office Administrator, Business Development & Bid Management Coordinator.

A licensed teacher by profession, Ella also spent over 3 years with the Department of Education in the Philippines as an Instructional Supervisor and Instructional Materials Developer for SEAMEO Innotech’s Project e-IMPACT. She has developed learning modules for the organization, which are used extensively throughout the Philippines to date.

Although she is new to the staffing industry, she has been accumulating more and more knowledge directly from Tom Kosnik and her colleagues, making her further appreciate how pivotal Visus Group’s role is to the Staffing Industry. She is quite amazed at how companies all over seek Visus Group’s services to maintain, excel, and improve their revenues as organizations.

She is very passionate and an adaptable player who values quality time and is “very big in loyalty.”

She finds peace in listening to classical music and sometimes creating it.


Joe Trivisone

Director of Roundtable Membership

Joe has been involved in the Staffing Business for over 20 years.  He has held a number of positions in this space including individual contributor, Branch Manager, VP of Sales and VP, General Manager. His contributions have propelled a number of organizations to superior performance, meeting and exceeding their goals and objectives for growth and profitability.

Joe graduated with a B.S. degree in Mathematics from SUNY New Paltz.  His early career was in the IT hardware and software space before transitioning into Staffing, His last position prior to Visus was V.P. of Sales for a well-known ATS company.

In his spare time, he is an avid cyclist and reader.  He is a dedicated Husband, father and grandfather.

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