Leadership Team

Ella Koscik
Ella KoscikChairperson
As Chairperson of the Board and owner, Ella oversees the nationally recognized success, growth and profitability of the premier Atlanta-based IT staffing solutions firm. She ensures the profitability of a $50M company with 120 clients nationwide, 60 internal employees and hundreds of technology workforce consultants in seven offices: Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Dallas, Fort Worth, Greenville, and Phoenix.

Ella was named a “Top 25 Power Women to Watch” by Atlanta Woman Magazine and awarded the 2010 “Trailblazer of the Year” by the Greater Women’s Business Council of Georgia and the Carolinas for entrepreneurial success and innovation.
Through her 20-year award-winning leadership with a focus on integrity, entrepreneurship and philanthropy, Ella has groomed and retained key leadership and employees for more than 10 years. She built MDI’s strong hiring, training, executive training and development program.

Richey Brownfield
Richey BrownfieldCEO
Richey Brownfield is responsible for achieving the company’s operational objectives. Richey was hired by MDI Group in 1999 as a technical recruiter and has held several operational and sales leadership positions – including Professional Services Delivery Director, Area Vice President and COO­ – before his appointment to CEO in 2012.

Among his many achievements, Richey launched and managed MDI Group’s Contingent Workforce Management division and played an integral role in developing the Managed Service Provider (MSP) programs utilized by multiple Fortune 500 clients. As COO, Richey was instrumental in restructuring the company’s service delivery strategy to focus on local markets where the business operates, diversifying its client base and growing consultant headcount, which strengthened the company’s value proposition and presence in each local market served.

Rick Hayslip
Rick HayslipChief Financial Officer
Brian Knapp
Brian KnappExecutive VP, Operations
Connie Chiasson
Connie ChiassonExecutive VP, East Region
Pam Gates
Pam GatesExecutive VP, West Region
Jeff Clement
Jeff ClementManaging Director, Atlanta
Daryl Fox
Daryl FoxManaging Director, Austin
Shokie Banerjee
Shokie BanerjeeManaging Director, Greenville & Charlotte
Jeff Dean
Jeff DeanManaging Director, Dallas & Fort Worth
Shannon Volk
Shannon VolkManaging Director, Phoenix
Suzy Schmitt
Suzy SchmittTalent Acquisition & Development

Board of Directors

Ella Marie Koscik – Chairperson of the board and owner of MDI who has overseen the nationally recognized success, growth and profitability of the company since 1994.

Richey Brownfield – Veteran IT services consultant and current CEO of MDI, where he has served in various positions since 1999.

Charles M. Modlin – Partner in the corporate department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP where he advises private and public companies on issues ranging from day-to-day operations to capital market transactions.

Richard J. Mortland – Former CFO of MDI with 45 years of retail banking, mortgage and varied financial experience.

Shawn Poole – Executive vice president and CFO of EmployBridge with rich experience at the executive level in both human resources and financial leadership roles.

Theresa Senter – Retired Coca-Cola IT Executive with 39 years of experience in the area of global deployments, user productivity, mobility, large scale implementations, enablement and innovation.