Valli F. Farmaian (valli@ABAstaff.com)
Valli is the founder and President of ABA Staffing, Inc. He was born in Philadelphia, PA, and attended high school at Tabor Academy in Massachusetts before receiving his BA in communications from University of New Hampshire. He earned his MBA from Suffolk University in Boston and then moved to the Bay Area in 1982. That year, Valli joined the staffing industry as a sales professional with Adia Personnel Services. In 1984, he was promoted to Branch Manager and was charged with opening and managing a new Adia office in San Francisco. Valli rapidly built this local office into the 8th most profitable branch of more than 500 Adia offices across the nation.
In 1986, driven by his desire to provide more personalized and effective staffing services, Valli founded ABA. His philosophy for the new company was to make a more significant investment in really getting to know ABA's clients and employment candidates to make better job placements. Long before advanced staffing and resume software packages had been widely adopted, ABA abandoned the traditional paper-based placement process and built a database of detailed, multi-dimensional candidate and employer profiles. "One of the keys to our success, which still holds true today, is to process more information, more quickly, and more accurately," he said.
Valli lives in Hillsborough, CA with his wife, Mandy (who is also his business partner), two sons, and a black lab.
Favorite things to do in the Bay Area: Hiking in Purisima Park and snow skiing (although he prefers Utah!).
Favorite quote: "Move with the times and swing with the changes."
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Valli F. Farmaian