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Nicole Smartt

Nicole Smartt


Petaluma Young Professional Network

Owner at Star Staffing




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Star Staffing

Vice President/Co-Owner

At Star Staffing, we place quality over quantity. We provide our clients with employees who will get the job done safely and more efficiently. With just one call to Star Staffing, our dedicated team will do the rest. We interview and select the best available people to fill a wide range of jobs. We also e-verify all of our employees.

Star Staffing serves in five counties with offices in Healdsburg, Santa Rosa, Napa, and Petaluma, as well as satellite offices in Sonoma, Fairfield, and Ukiah. You get a staffing partner with flexible, cost effective workforce solutions and the agility to respond at the speed of your business.

We succeed only through partnership with our valued clients. Through strategic partnerships and targeted solutions, Star Staffing’s programs and services result in distinct advantages to our clients, employees, and recruited candidates. We recently were awarded the 2012 Best Company to do Business with in Napa by the Northbay Biz.


Petaluma Young Professional Network


Petaluma Young Professionals Network (PYPN) is the premier network for established and emerging young professionals and entrepreneurs. We are an active voice for young professionals and provide support for young leaders through professional development, networking events, and social opportunities.


Star H-R, Inc.

Vice President/Co-Owner

Star Staffing’s executive search and placement firm, Star H-R, places top talent into positions from middle management to C level executives, from associates to partners, from analysts to managing directors. This division operates solely on recruiting the highest skilled and most sought after candidates. Our executive placement division isn’t the only recruiters targeting high-caliber individuals. Our divisions work together in discussing and sharing candidates and recruiting efforts.

Each Star H-R candidate is put through a rigorous screening and selection process consisting of skill assessments to pinpoint extraordinary performers with the right skills and expertise; an in-depth behavioral interview to assess work habits and validate past performance; verification of employment; a 15 minute safety video and quiz as well as an extensive orientation to ensure our commitment to safety and operational excellence.

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Wednesday Night Market

Board Member

Santa Rosa’s Wednesday Night Market is Sonoma County’s premier farmer’s market and street fair. Since the Market’s inception over 25 years ago,the Wednesday Night Market continues to be a
wonderful atmosphere to celebrate the spirit of Sonoma County for local residents, and visiting
tourists. With an average nightly attendance of over 6,000 people and an average seasonal attendance of over 90,000 people over a 3 month period, Wednesday Night Market is the perfect
opportunity for local businesses to connect with a large audience.



Board Member

The mission of PASCO is to provide leadership for the human resources community within Sonoma County and the surrounding North Bay Area, by promoting professional growth in the area of human resources management and providing an information network for members.

PASCO is managed by a voluntary Board of Directors consisting of President, President-Elect, Past President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Committee Vice. Committees include: Education, Membership, Communication, Programs, Website, Sponsorship, and Workshops. Specific committee activities include planning and facilitating meetings, conferences, workshops, research, training, surveys and information dissemination.

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Select Staffing

Account Representative

• Exercised leadership and communicated to develop coalitions, professional networks and ensured excellent customer relationships resulting in increased sales growth.
• Exercised good judgment in structuring and organizing work and setting priorities; balanced the interests of clients and readily readjusts priorities to respond to customer demands
• Supervised Risk Management inquires regarding implementation of
safety programs, risk evaluations, OSHA-Mock inspections and safety
• Negotiated new accounts and managed existing accounts throughout Sonoma and Marin counties maximizing profitable sales volumes
• Established and maintained working relationships with internal organizational units (e.g., other program areas and staff support
functions); approached each problem situation with a clear perception
of company and political reality; used contacts to build and strengthen
internal support bases; obtained understanding and support from
higher level management
• Received the Circle of Excellence Award


Remedy Intelligent Staffing

Business Services Manager

• Recruited, interviewed and placed clerical associates on assignments which resulted in an increased clerical sales growth by 220%
• Managed employee payroll, worker’s compensation, unemployment programs
• Counseled employees regarding client expectations, interview techniques, success on assignment and termination
• Developed, nurtured or repaired customer relationships and solved problems utilizing Remedy technology and tools

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Santa Rosa Junior College

Human Resource

Casa Grande High School