President and co-founder of OtterBase, a professional staffing firm. Bennett founded the company with his brother, Bill, two years after his 1996 graduation from Central Michigan University. The company was initially based in Bill’s spare bedroom, but now has its headquarters in Grand Rapids and branch offices in Detroit, Chicago, Nashville and Boston. It has about 60 permanent employees and several thousand temporary employees in professions such as IT, engineering, and science. “It’s the typical ‘We think we can do it better’ story,” Bennett said.