In 2012, Larry and Pranav met through a global entrepreneurial organization called EO. They ended up being part of the same mentoring ‘forum’ group and struck an immediate friendship.During one of the meetings, Pranav had recommended to Larry that he should take his company, Encore Nationwide, the 4th largest staffing company in the US and enable their software to become available online to anyone who wanted it. Pranav also suggested he register the name White Label Staffing in order to protect this idea.
Several months later, Larry and Pranav met for a coffee at a local Starbucks and he asked him for input on raising money for this newco. Pranav shared his ideas and thoughts with Larry, but more importantly, he expressed an interest in participating. They talked about this briefly and came to an agreement that Pranav would bring his resources to the table – IT development and network support, marketing and customer service. The time from concept to launch took about 1 year.
Easily coined as one of the event industry’s “founding fathers”, Larry has spent the last 15+ year’s shaking hands and…closing deals. A friend to every agency in the business, it’s sometimes hard to tell if he’s working or playing (when meetings are held atop Mammoth and Whistler). As one of three owners, Larry started Encore Nationwide, a leading Event Staffing Company, WLS is the next step in Larry’s quest to provide even more services to those same clients with the hope of building even more successful experiential marketing programs.
In addition to being one of the co-owners of Encore Nationwide, Jeff is one of the pioneers in Event Staffing software, having spent the past 10+ years building and rebuilding one of the Event Industries first staffing platforms. Jeff initially ran the field operations for Encore. Having that experience out in the field setting up and running events has allowed him to design and build Event Industry specific software that keeps the inside and outside staff running smoothly. Jeff now spends 100% of his time on WLS bringing that same software to the Event Industry.