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Knoxville’s Trusted Staffing Agency

BGT Staffing is a woman-owned temporary staffing agency in Knoxville with a wealth of educational and professional experience. With the expertise and backing of Natalie Meadows, Christine Bell, and Jill Green, the BGT Staffing team has over 50 years of combined experience in human resources, recruiting, and staffing coupled with over 25 years of combined experience in the accounting field.

With our team’s education, industry experience, and community involvement, Knoxville job seekers looking for temporary and temp-to-hire opportunities now have an invaluable resource in the BGT Staffing services. Contact us today and see how we can help you! If you are interested in direct hire placement, please contact our BGT Recruiting & Consulting team.

 

Natalie Meadows – Managing Member / Client Services Director

natalie meadows of bgt staffing firm knoxvilleNatalie graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Communications and started her career in marketing and account management. Natalie had her start in the staffing industry in Knoxville in 2005, at that time joining EmployBridge as an Outside Sales Representative.

In 2011, Natalie joined Express Employment Professionals as an Outside Sales Representative and later progressed within the organization to the role of Branch Manager for Knoxville operations. As Branch Manager, Natalie was responsible for overseeing client relationships, candidate recruiting, and placement efforts as well as management of the outside sales team ensuring year-over-year profitability and growth.

Natalie’s staffing experience has been focused on temporary and temp-to-hire roles primarily within administrative and manufacturing. Natalie has extensive experience working with client companies of all sizes within many industries.

Natalie and Jill met through the Knoxville Chamber Ambassador Program in 2005. Since that time, Natalie has worked closely with Jill and Christine as a local temporary and temp-to-hire staffing resource for BGT Recruiting & Consulting’s clients and candidates. Natalie has been a trusted colleague of Jill and Christine’s, and the three made the decision to open BGT Staffing LLC in February 2020.

Natalie and her teenage twins live in Fountain City with their beloved Babydog.

Kayla Henry – Recruiting & Administrative Coordinator

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Kayla entered the workforce right out of high school in the retail industry and then the restaurant world. She quickly climbed the ladder from server to catering for corporate events. There, Kayla’s work ethic made a huge impression on a manager who would eventually leave the restaurant and recommend Kayla for her first job in the staffing industry. 

Kayla was first hired by Natalie in 2014 at another recruiting agency as a Front Office Coordinator. She was responsible for the candidate and office flow, I-9s, background checks, and file organization and management. After quickly learning the ins and outs of the staffing world and wanting to advance her career within the company, Kayla was promoted to Administrative Recruiting Assistant. She was then responsible for assisting the main recruiter with candidate searches, interviews, and placements. In 2019, Kayla decided to take a break from staffing and try a new career as an Insurance Agent. 

In 2021, Kayla and Natalie reconnected as Natalie had opened BGT Staffing in 2020 and was looking to grow the business. Kayla happily joined the BGT team in June 2021 as an Administrative Assistant/Recruiter.  Kayla lives in Loudon with her husband (Jesse), daughter (Adalyn), son (Jezadiah), and 2 dogs (Jasper and Jetta).

Christine Bell, CPA, MBA – Professional Recruiter / Shareholder

christine bell of bgt staffing firm knoxvilleChristine graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with an undergraduate degree in Business Economics and an emphasis in Accounting. She began her career at Arthur Andersen in the Assurance practice line, and left Andersen after five years as an Audit Manager. She obtained her MBA with a concentration in Organizational Development at George Washington University.

Christine Bell is a Shareholder with BGT Recruiting & Consulting, Inc. and a co-owner of BGT Staffing, LLC in Knoxville, Tennessee. She also currently serves as a consultant for Financial Executive International (FEI) as their Director of Member Services and Charter Support.

Christine previously served as a Captain in the Finance branch of the U.S. Army Reserves for seven years. Christine is a Certified Public Accountant, and served previously on the Board of the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA), culminating in her role as President of the Knoxville Chapter in 2016.

In 2012, she was recognized by the Knoxville Business Journal as one of Knoxville’s ’40 Under 40′ professionals and was also named ‘Woman of the Year’ by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Christine was also recognized as one of the TSCPA’s “2013 Young Leaders to Watch.” Christine serves on a variety of charitable committees including Zoofari and is a graduate of the 2018 class of Leadership Knoxville.

Christine and her two daughters, Maddie and Taylor, reside in West Knoxville, and her children attend Webb School of Knoxville.

Jill Green – Professional Recruiter / Shareholder

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Jill Green graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Organizational Administration and obtained a second degree in Accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma. During her accounting career, Jill worked within the manufacturing, automotive dealership, and distribution industries.

Jill has been actively involved in the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce as both a member of the Board of Directors and serving as a member of the Executive Committee. Jill served as a Chamber Ambassador for 17 years, a program she initially joined in 2003, reaching the status of Ambassador Dignitary. She also enjoyed multiple years as a member of the Knoxville Chamber’s Economic Development Committee and functioned as Chair of the Knoxville Chamber Membership Committee.

Jill served six years as a member of the United Way of Greater Knoxville’s Board of Directors and currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Florence Crittenton Agency. In 2017, Jill completed the McGhee Tyson Citizen’s Aviation Academy, and she is a proud graduate of the Leadership Knoxville class of 2019, currently serving on the Leadership Knoxville Curriculum Committee as Curriculum Chair and as an LK board member. Jill participated in and is a proud graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy. She currently serves as the Chapter Administrator for the Knoxville Chapter of FEI, a financial executive group the firm helped establish in 2009.