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Extra Help Inc hires chief operating officer

From Illinois Business Journal news services

ST. LOUIS – Extra Help Inc., one of the region’s largest Women Owned Business Enterprise suppliers in the region, has appointed Rachelle Bauer as chief operating officer.

Bauer will be responsible for overseeing, developing and setting the strategic direction for the company’s newest division in professional and IT staffing. Bauer will report to Teresa Katubig, president and chief executive officer.

bauer rachaelShe brings a wealth of experience in professional staffing and workforce management from a nearly 20-year career in the staffing industry. Most recently, Bauer (left) served as managing director of client services at Kelly Mitchell Group Inc. where she worked since 2001. Bauer also held positions there as a recruiter, account and branch manager and director of client services. Bauer also worked as a personnel manager for Snelling Personnel prior to joining Kelly Mitchell Group.

“We are thrilled to have Rachelle on the Extra Help, Inc. leadership team,” Katubig said. “Her deep expertise in contingent workforce solutions is strategically aligned with the growth we are experiencing as a company. We have undertaken a strategic planning process designed to best meet the needs of our clients and look forward to implementing in 2016 under Rachelle’s direction.”

Bauer participated in the Women’s Leadership Forum (2013-2014) at the Olin School of Business at Washington University and currently serves as a volunteer for several St. Louis non-profit organizations including the United Way of Greater St. Louis, Sweet Celebrations and ALS Foundation. She also serves on the board of directors at the Webster Childcare Center. Bauer received her degree from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan.

Extra Help, Inc., which just celebrated its 20-year anniversary in 2015, has more than 60 employees and nearly $30 million in revenue, Extra Help, Inc. was selected by Enterprising Women Magazine as a 2016 Enterprising Women of the Year Award winner, an annual tribute to the world’s top women entrepreneurs.

Over the past two decades, the female-owned company has grown from one office in Johnston City, Ill., to eight locations throughout the United States. For more information on Extra Help Inc., visit

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