Meet the Team

Mike Arnold, CEO

Mike has been involved in the Silicon Valley business community since the early 1980’s. Mike has founded and funded several Bay Area startup companies. His prior focus was in the business equipment and IT services sector. His emphasis on customer service, honesty and integrity has continued to serve him well during the transition to the staffing industry. He has invested his career in designing and implementing corporate growth strategies with emphasis on recruiting talented team members and concentrating on creating an overall commitment to excellence. Mike is passionate in his efforts to provide a service to both clients and employees that allows them to be more successful.

Mike has lived in Saratoga since 1996. He is married and has 3 daughters and a son. He enjoys playing golf and has been involved in multiple sports leagues as a board member and coach.

Julie Fleury, President

Julie brings over 25 years of management leadership, business development and recruiting experience to Hallmark Personnel. She has been responsible for rebuilding the staff in two branches in Silicon Valley for both temporary and direct hire opportunities with a national staffing firm. As a District Manager, she recruited and managed the organizational development and retention of employees. Her background as a successful entrepreneur is evident as she has partnered with her husband, Paul, at Fusion Coatings, Inc. in Livermore where she continues on the Board of Directors. Ask Julie what her specialty is, and she will tell you that she is a true generalist. She enjoys recruiting for R&D as well as IT engineers and their support staff. When placing sales and marketing professionals, her retention rate is above average.

As past president of California Staffing Professionals, she served two terms and achieved the Diamond Award for the Silicon Valley Chapter. Starting in 2010 and each year since, Julie has donated her time and expertise to the Annual Job Acquisition Skills Training Workshop at Bridges-to-Jobs. With her passion for people, Julie continues to assist Silicon Valley clients in building exceptional teams.

Sherrie Stifter, Director of Business Development

Sherrie joined the Hallmark Personnel team in June of 2016 as the Director of Business Development. She brings over 20 years of talent acquisition and business development experience with global corporate Fortune 500/1000 clients, as well as many start-ups. In addition, Sherrie has a background in Human Resources and Psychology, which adds to the in depth experience that she offers Hallmark Personnel, our clients, and our candidates. Sherrie’s personality allows her to build rapport with everyone that she comes into contact with, literally wherever she goes! Her previous talent acquisition and business development experience has enabled her to work within many IT, marketing, medical device, and finance arenas. Her professional business relationships with our clients and candidates are extraordinary assets to Hallmark Personnel.  Above all else, her commitment to service and the needs of others, sometimes above her own, makes her presence the key to her success.

Chris Cleveland, Office Manager/Recruiting Coordinator

Chris joined Hallmark Personnel in July 2013 as our Office Manager and Recruiting Coordinator. Chris comes from a recruiting, semiconductor test equipment manufacturing and property management background. With over 3 years of recruiting experience in IT, medical device and biotech industries, as well as over 5 years each in semiconductor manufacturing and property management, his expertise is a great addition to our staff. He resides in San Jose.

Curtis Sato, Branch Manager – East Bay

Curtis Sato has 15 years of recruiting and staffing experience, and he has helped staff companies within a variety of industries, including healthcare, finance, service, technical, and more. Curtis is very experienced with recruiting and managing personnel for temporary, temporary-to-hire and direct hire opportunities. His approach to business, whether dealing with candidate or client, is to be receptive and responsive while maintaining professionalism and integrity. He has a passion for helping job seekers, not just in finding jobs, but in also thriving and finding professional success. He is also aware of the critical job he has to find, screen and present the best candidates to our clients. He takes his responsibility seriously in finding the best fit possible for both job seeker and employer. Curtis lives in Danville and loves working with people and companies in the Tri-Valley and East Bay.

Barbara James, Senior Recruiter

Barbara joined Hallmark Personnel in 2015 as our Senior Recruiter. She brings with her 14 years of successful experience in full life cycle recruiting at all levels of the corporation in various industries including retail, transportation, healthcare and others. Barbara is very customer service oriented and truly enjoys connecting and working closely with our candidates to assist them with their employment goals. She is dedicated to successfully matching each candidate with the culture, core values and needs that are unique to each of Hallmark’s many clients.

Barbara is a Minnesota native and a graduate of Hamline University in St. Paul. She and her husband, along with their two dogs, have lived in the South Bay for many years. They enjoy hiking and biking the trails and backroads of the Santa Cruz Mountains.