CYNTHIA PASKY:
 




 
 
 
 
 
Founder, President, and CEO of Detroit-based Strategic Staffing Solutions. Strategic Staffing provides information technology consulting services with offices around the country and two in Europe. Pasky started the company in 1990 when she was 30, and now Strategic Staffing has more than 1,500 employees and 100 customers. She and the company have won several entrepreneurial and workplace awards. Pasky is a board member of Detroit Renaissance, the Kresge Eye Institute, the Detroit Downtown Partnership, the Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan, United Way Community Services, the Baltic Foundation, Inforum (formerly the Womenís Economic Club of Detroit), and the Detroit Zoological Society. She is also chair of the board of directors for the Detroit Regional Chamber and serves on the boards of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Women in Technology International, and the Detroit Workforce Development Council.


WHERE BORN: "Detroit."

MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS: "My father."

LAST BOOK READ: "Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar, by Simon Sebag Montefiore"

WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ME: "Hard-working, enthusiastic, direct, compassionate."

WHERE MY FIELD/INDUSTRY IS HEADED: "Itís growing and itís going to continue to expand."

FAVORITE TECHNOLOGICAL GADGET: "I donít have one. Iím not addicted to anything with technology."

FAVORITE PLACE: "At home with my husband, Paul, and the animals."

FAVORITE HOBBIES: "Running, reading, golf, music."

FAVORITE FOOD: "Ice cream and champagne."

MY HIDDEN TALENT: "I can dance."

HOW I WANT TO BE REMEMBERED: "I want to be remembered for being able to touch individual lives and make a positive difference, one person at a time."

At the annual awards reception in May 2015, one Leader & Innovator from the previous 12 months will be selected as the Leader & Innovator of the Year.