Executive Team

  • Wayne McCreight
    Wayne McCreight Chairman
  • Crawford Gallimore
    Crawford Gallimore Senior Adviser, Financial and Risk Management 
  • Kelly McCreight
    Kelly McCreight Chief Executive Officer
  • Dedra Walker
    Dedra Walker Vice President
  • L.J. Perry
    L.J. Perry Chief Information Officer
  • Shari Franey
    Shari Franey Chief Operating Officer

History and Values

Founded in 1971, Hamilton-Ryker® is a total workforce solution and industry leader for the provision of industrial, administrative, and information technology staffing, as well as, recruiting, management consulting, and information technology solutions.

Headquartered in Tennessee, Hamilton-Ryker is located in thirty-five locations across the U.S.

We have helped thousands of people find great jobs and great careers.
For 45 years we have provided our customers with a staffing solution concentrating on manufacturing, distribution, clerical and skilled trade disciplines.

Hamilton-Ryker constantly and continuously strives to discover new and better ways to bring to our clients the most comprehensive and complete array of human resource services available.

We offer solutions for developing a supply of skilled workers and meeting the exhaustive compliance requirements from ADA to workers’ compensation.

Hamilton-Ryker can provide your company with competitive strategies across the broadest range of workforce issues.

Hamilton-Ryker Story

Hamilton-Ryker Family



  • Wayne McCreight Founded West TN Personnel


  • Partnered with Crawford Gallimore


  • Company name changed to Hamilton-Ryker


  • Hamilton-Ryker opened 1st Staffing office in Martin, TN


  • Hamilton-Ryker became 1st staffing company in Tennessee to require mandatory drug testing for associates


  • Formed Hamilton-Ryker Federal and Hamilton-Ryker IT Solutions
    Hamilton-Ryker Federal established presence in Washington, D.C.


  • Opened 1st Hamilton-Ryker IT Solutions staffing office in Birmingham, AL
  • Hamilton-Ryker received Georgetown, KY Readers’ Choice Award


  • Hamilton-Ryker names President, Kelly McCreight


  • Hamilton-Ryker staffed the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky for all security and perimeter control.


  • Hamilton-Ryker celebrates 40 year Anniversary
  • Jackson, TN receives Pinnacle Award


  • Hamilton-Ryker announces ESOP – Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Hamilton-Ryker is now an Employee Owned Company.


  • Hamilton-Ryker named Next Award Finalist by Nashville Chamber of Commerce
  • Hamilton-Ryker honored as Goodwill Employer Partner of the Year


  • Hamilton-Ryker named Next Award Finalist by Nashville Chamber of Commerce
  • Hamilton-Ryker IT Solutions acquires Steverson Staffing Houston, TX
  • Hamilton-Ryker IT Solutions acquires iSymphony in Houston, TX
  • Hamilton-Ryker IT Solutions acquires Metro Data Networks in Washington, D.C.
  • Hamilton-Ryker IT Solutions forms Management Consulting offering


  • Hamilton-Ryker acquires Priority Personnel in San Marcos, TX
  • Hamilton-Ryker named 2015 Fastest Growing Staffing Firms by Staffing Industry Analysts
  • Hamilton-Ryker honored as Best in Business Finalist by Nashville Business Journal
  • Hamilton-Ryker receives Goodwill Regional Partner Award
  • Hamilton-Ryker named Manchester, TN’s Finest Staffing Agency
  • Hamilton-Ryker receives Georgetown, KY Readers’ Choice Award
  • Hamilton-Ryker opens office in Madison, MS
  • Hamilton-Ryker offers staffing in Memphis, TN


  • Hamilton-Ryker acquires Omni Personnel in Leitchfield, KY. Changes Omni Personnel name to Hamilton-Ryker.
  • Hamilton-Ryker Honored as Best of Staffing by Inavero
  • Corinth, MS location – 25 Year Anniversary
  • Priority Personnel, a Hamilton-Ryker Company, opens office in Seguin, Texas

Core Values

Hamilton-Ryker adheres to the following core values:

Trust: Team members and The Company deal with one another, suppliers and customers with unquestioned integrity and trust.

Fairness: Fairness is the hallmark of The Company’s relationship with all team members. Everyone can expect consistent treatment.

Respect for Individuals: Every team member, customer and supplier is treated with dignity and respect.

Emphasis on Personal Competency: Everyone is fully competent in what they do. The Company has the responsibility to ensure this by whatever training is necessary.

Individuals and Business are Inseparably Tied Together: The welfare of team members and our business are inseparably tied together. In this atmosphere, everyone wins together.

Teamwork: Everyone works together in a spirit of collaboration and support. We have no inside “enemies”.

Change: We unhesitatingly make changes in the way we do things if it makes sense.

Informed Decision Making: Decisions are made with input from all stakeholders.

Customer/Community: We are seen as a valuable asset by our customers and the communities in which we do business.

Fair Return on Investment: We conduct our business in order to receive a fair return on the investment of our stockholders.


E-Verify Logo

Hamilton-Ryker offers E-Verify. E-Verify compares I-9 documents with records contained in Social Security Administration (SSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) databases to help employers verify identity and employment eligibility of newly hired employees.

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Hamilton-Ryker encourages all staffing professionals to become ASA certified, enabling us to handle potential employment law issues efficiently, thus protecting our clients from liability.

American Staffing Association Logo

Hamilton-Ryker is a member of American Staffing Association. ASA is the voice of the U.S. staffing industry and advance the interests of staffing firms across all sectors through legal and legislative advocacy, public relations, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices.


Hamilton-Ryker staff members are involved in National SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management), as well as local SHRM Chapters throughout the Southeast Region.

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