At AHEAD Human Resources and Staffing we partner with companies that result in saving them time, money and hassles. We help with all aspects of the employee lifecycle, from recruiting to termination and all areas in between. We’ve been serving companies with Staffing and HR Services for over 29 years.

Our History

AHEAD Human Resources began in March, 1995, as a temporary staffing agency. The business was started by entrepreneur Bill Bellis, and his wife Andrea Bellis. Bill had previously owned and operated several successful businesses, including a large Coca-Cola Syrup Distributorship. He and Andrea came out of semi-retirement to establish the new company with a commercial, and somewhat humanitarian, goal of matching up employers and people looking for work. In fact, “We’re the people … people” is one of the company’s registered service marks.

In January, 1996, AHEAD expanded into the then new field of employee leasing, becoming one of the first Professional Employer Organizations, “PEO,” in the state. The firm continues to offer PEO services, and has evolved into offering outsourced Human Resource Services to small and mid-size businesses, basically becoming their offsite HR department. A few years later, the company began offering franchises for both the Staffing, and PEO businesses.

Bellis could not have been more prophetic about the company’s future when he remarked in a 1996 Business First article that “Our No. 1 asset is our experience,” as AHEAD’s management team has an average of 21 years with the company. Kristi Hagan-Mullins, President, started in 1996, and leads the Human Resource Services division; Karen Jones, CFO, started in 1998; Michelle Jessee Vincent, VP, started in 2005, and leads the Staffing/Recruiting division; and Kyle Smith, CEO and Counsel, has been associated with the company since 1997. Additionally, Andrea Bellis remains involved with AHEAD by serving on its Board of Directors.

Ahead Franchise Locations


Staffing Franchise

Marycatherine Vieira, Owner
28 Hemingway Ave, Rear
East Haven, CT 06512

Phone: 203-787-4748

M, T, W, F 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Staffing Franchise

Mike Jones, Owner
941 Lehman Avenue, Suite 103
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Phone: 270-904-3777

Web: aheadstaffingbg.com

Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Staffing Franchise

Lori Chester Smith, Owner
1404 Eastern Boulevard
Clarksville, IN 47129

Phone: 812-697-0707

Web: aheadstaffingsi.com

Mon-Fri 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Staffing Franchise

Mike Jones, Owner
132 E South Public Sq
Glasgow, KY 42141

Phone: 270-629-5587

Web: aheadstaffingbg.com

Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Staffing & HR Services Franchise

Jim LaCourt, Owner
509 W Walnut Street
Green Bay, WI 54303

Phone: 920-436-9887

Staffing Web: staffingwi.com
HR Web: hrstaff.net


HR Services Franchise

Bill Hughes, Owner
611 W Highway 6
Waco, TX 76710

Phone: 866-528-9990

Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


HR Services Franchise

Dennis Wellendorf, Owner
9802 Nicholas Street, Suite 375
Omaha, NE 68114

Phone: 402-964-2800

Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


HR Services Franchise

David Young, Owner
Ashland, KY 41102

Phone: 606-922-7860

Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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