Angela Mastoras Key

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Location: Charlotte, NC
Founded: 1999
Industry: Staffing and recruitment

Angela Mastoras Key

Premier Resources and Premier Healthcare Resources

“I worked hard each and every day to build the company from an employee [count] of one,” says Angela Mastoras Key, president of Premier Resources and Premier Healthcare Resources. “The economy took a slide and we persisted and continued to work for the greater good — without laying one person off. … It seems nothing is ever easy, but the commitment and dedication to doing the right thing has, thankfully, seemed to prevail in the end.“

Fun Fact: The logo for Premier Healthcare Resources includes a golden ribbon, which symbolizes children’s cancer and honors Key’s grandmother, who was a longstanding supporter of St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

In leading her companies, Key has had to wear many hats. “Starting a company required many entrepreneurial skills that I was initially unaware one needed,” she says. “As the company grew, I found myself having to share responsibilities and delegate, which is difficult for me as I have found that I am a bit of a perfectionist. … I am working to let go a bit more [and] ensure that the team is able to work together.”

Over the past 17 years, Key believes Premier Resources and Premier Healthcare Resources made a big difference for Charlotte businesses. “Matching the right people with the right positions, right companies and right opportunities has allowed us to directly and positively impact our community, one placement at a time,” she says.