Ane Ohm, right is now the owner of Hartford-based
Staffing Support Specialists. She recently closed on the
purchase of the multi-office employment services firm
from former owner, Pat Frank, left. The two are shown
discussing company business at the office at 2932
Highway 83 in Hartford. Frank will remain with the
company as a consultant for a period of time.
HARTFORD — Area businesswoman Ane Ohm is now the owner
of Hartford-based Staffing Support Specialists. She
recently closed on the purchase of the multi-office
employment services firm from Pat Frank.
Hartford, Beaver Dam and the surrounding area for more than 20
years, and I’m very pleased that Staffing Support Specialists is now
in the hands of someone equally committed to these communities,”
Frank said. Ohm said Frank has been a long-term trusted partner for
many companies in the area.
“I look forward
to continuing his legacy of providing a much-needed personal touch
to employment services,” Ohm said. “For me, this is a mission- based
endeavor in helping our area’s businesses to hire more people into
great paying jobs.”
of the business closed Feb. 23.
is varied. Right now, in addition to this, I am cofounder and CEO of
a lease-accounting software tool that is sold to CPA firms. I am a
certified public accountant,” Ohm said. “I also ran a technology
company in Milwaukee that focused on recruitment technology. All of
that fits in with owning and operating this company. I’ve also been
involved in other businesses before that. There is a lot of core
things from my past experience that transfer over to here.”
Ohm and Frank
have already collaborated to expand Staffing Support Specialists
into business consulting, including strategic planning, leadership
training, executive coaching and human resource strategy and design.
In response to customer requests, the company also recently began
payroll services through it Professional Employer Organization
employment practices are at the heart of any company’s success, the
process of employing people is complicated,” Ohm said. “We want to
remove that burden and allow our hardworking employers to focus on
what they do best — operating their core businesses.”
the company’s website, on Nov. 3, 1997, Frank opened the doors of
Staffing Support Specialists. Since then the company has serviced
more than 200 industrial and manufacturing companies in the
Southeastern Wisconsin area including Waukesha and Ozaukee counties
and has placed more than 5,000 employees in permanent positions. On
Nov. 16, 2009, Staffing Support Specialists opened a new office to
service the high demand for jobs in Beaver Dam, as well as Columbia
and Fond du Lac counties.
Frank will be
on board full time as a consultant for three years.
“The plan is to
retire at the end of that,” Frank said.
Ohm said she
became interested in buying from Frank because she wanted to own a
running companies, but running them on behalf of somebody else,” Ohm
said. The idea of being able to run my own company was very
appealing to me.
“I’ve known Pat
for over 20 years,” Ohm said. “I’ve known and watched how he ran his
business and his philosophy and my philosophy about how you do
things and how you treat people, businesses, we just are entirely on
the same page. That personal touch and local dedication. That local
presence will stay. We’ve lived in Hartford for over 20 years.”
Frank said the
idea of possibly selling his company to Ohm came up in a casual
conversation he had with Ohm’s husband, who is also a member of the
“I talked to
him about how she’s traveling all over the place with all her other
responsibilities,” Frank said. “I told him she should look at buying
a little company like mine and be able to be around the area more.
He went home and told her that and that started the discussion.
philosophies are very much alike and that’s what made me comfortable
in selling the company to her because she wanted to keep the company
here and she wanted the community involvement,” Frank said. “I’m
very please that I could sell to someone who is from the area and
what’s continue the company and the jobs we have here.”