John Sharpe Sharpe founded StaffSource LLC in 2002 to focus on providing professional recruiting and staffing services. Since then, StaffSource has grown to become the parent company of multiple subsidiaries: ARG Financial Staffing, Southeastern Technology Consultants, and ARG Executive Search. In 2012, Sharpe started StaffSource Employee Solutions, which specializes in payroll and employee administration management.

As president, Sharpe designs strategy, drives execution and provides leadership for the organization as it works toward its goals. StaffSource’s average growth rate is 40 percent, while the organization has grown into a $5 million company, employing 15 internal staff members. Sharpe won the 2014 Pinnacle Award for Young Entrepreneur held by the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce.