SUCCESS IS A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT.
Beginning his career at the international law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP, Keith has served as Snelling’s General Counsel for over two years. With an extensive legal background that includes mergers and acquisitions, franchising and corporate, he has spent over 20 years as General Counsel of various companies in the Dallas area, with a focus on franchise development and support. In addition to legal responsibilities, he has also served as Chief Operating Officer and SVP – Corporate Development. Having reporting responsibilities for over 10 different types of departments over his career in addition to the legal department, he has gained invaluable business experience which allows him to better serve the needs of Snelling staff, branch offices, and franchisees. Keith attended Texas Christian University for his undergraduate degree and the University of Texas at Austin for both his Juris Doctorate and his Masters in Business Administration graduate degrees.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Kendall Helfenbein serves as Snelling’s Chief Financial Officer where he oversees the company’s financial operations. Kendall has 20+ years as CFO of three large multi-location companies, including the largest H&R Block franchise ever with 630 locations in multiple states, Tony Roma’s with 150 locations in 30 countries and Mint Dentistry with 50 locations throughout Texas. Prior to his CFO career he spent 10 years in public accounting starting with KPMG as an auditor. He has his BBA in Accounting from West Texas A&M, Masters in Accounting and Information Management from University of Texas at Dallas and MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas and is a licensed CPA in Texas.
Kendall has served for 20 years on the Board of Directors of the Texas Society of CPA’s (27,000 members) and served for 15 years on its invitation only Professional Standards Committee which gives feedback on exposure drafts issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board to help them in drafting new accounting standards for the United States. Kendall is past president and current director of the Financial Executives International – Dallas and past Vice President and Director of the Dallas CPA Society. He was named CFO of the Year by the Dallas Business Journal in 2014, Outstanding Large Company CFO by DCEO Magazine in 2015 and listed in the Dallas 500 Most Powerful Business Leaders by DCEO in 2016. He enjoys science, public speaking, volunteering in his profession and at his church and competing in triathlons.
VICE PRESIDENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Adam Tibbets joined Snelling in April of 2019 as Vice President of Information Technology where he manages the company’s IT operations and technology initiatives. He has over 25 years of experience in information technology and business process engineering which includes over 15 years in staffing. In addition to managing IT departments, Adam has also extensive experience managing the pay/bill function and applying technology to gain maximum efficiency and accuracy to this critical area of the business. Adam received a Bachelors of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University and a Masters of Science from The University of Texas at Dallas. Adam and his wife have two kids and he is a huge soccer fan.
DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Katy joined Snelling in August of 2012 in the role of Human Resources Compliance Manager. This role gave her the opportunity to travel the country and meet so many of the wonderful Snelling owners and employees. Katy moved into the role of Director for Human Resources in 2015. Prior to joining Snelling, Katy had the opportunity to complete a wonderful career of 34 years with RadioShack, working for 20 years as the Human Resources Director for the North American Manufacturing Division and then moving to the role of Asst Director of Employee Relations at the RadioShack Corporate Headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas with responsibilities for the Western Retail Region, the national repair locations, all distribution centers and manufacturing facilities.
Katy has a BBA in Human Resources and over the course of her career has received numerous awards from RadioShack and community organizations for her role in employment activities. Katy received Employee of the Year award from Snelling in 2014.
Katy has 3 children and 6 grandchildren and loves to travel.
DIRECTOR – RISK MANAGEMENT
Jeff is Snelling’s Safety & Risk Manager and brings over 30 years of experience in Environmental, Health and Safety disciplines. He has developed numerous successful Safety Programs in diverse manufacturing environments resulting in reduced injuries, ergonomics impact and improvements, workers compensation cost reductions and enhanced environmental compliance and initiatives. As well as being a highly sought-after safety consultant, he has spent over 10 years as a volunteer with the local Fire Department/EMS as a firefighter and paramedic. Jeff has an AS in Business Management and is certified in occupational safety and environmental compliance. Jeff’s favorite activity, aside from spoiling his grandson every chance he gets, is remodeling his home and finding ways to incorporate antiques and barn wood into the décor.
DIRECTOR OF FIELD SUPPORT SERVICES
Shannon is responsible for the development and execution of all strategic training, marketing, and operations initiatives within the Snelling network. Her experience is diverse having operational responsibilities in corporate training, sales and business development, recruiting, and branch office management. She began her career as a Recruiter at Advantage Staffing where she was quickly promoted to into a leadership role managing client relationships and daily operations of multiple large onsite opportunities. It was in this role that she found her passion for the operational piece of the business and was eventually promoted into Operations Manager supervising a team tasked with new hire orientation, training, payroll, unemployment, and other back-office processes. After Advantage, Shannon worked at Mitchell Martin as the Vice President of Strategic Accounts where she maintained large client relationships and managed the order fulfillment process. She received her Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Sam Houston State University with a concentration in Human Resource Management and Economics. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family, participating in group fitness activities, and watching football (Go Cowboys!).
Joe has been the Controller for Snelling since 2012. He began his career as an accountant for Morgan Building Systems in manufacturing accounting and inventory leaving to pursue public company exposure at Peerless Manufacturing Co., a small energy-based company that manufactured gas/liquid filtration and pollution control systems. In 2008, he joined Amerimax Building Products as Accounting Manager working closely with the Controller building a manufacturing and financial reporting group. He is a graduate of the University of Texas-Arlington where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, along with subsequently attaining his CPA certification. He enjoys physical activity; having previously attained a 2nd-degree black belt in Taekwondo and currently engaged in learning Wing Chun Kung Fu.