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Excelsior MS3P is a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) providing a unique co-sourcing strategy that creates a fresh approach to the management of contingent workforce suppliers and processes. Our expert solution architects will work in concert with you and your staffing goals to build something that’s designed distinctively for you and your business.

Excelsior MS3P is an offering of The Ōnin Group, a Birmingham-based, privately held group of companies focused on people. Our core business is staffing, where we are among the top two percent of domestic staffing companies in sales volume and rank as one of the SIA’s fastest growing staffing firms year after year. Our staffing brands include Ōnin Staffing, Excelsior Staffing, A3 Solutions, Focus, Ōnin Trades, Ōnin Search, and Ōnin Medical.




Norris Blount received his Bachelor of Arts from Baylor University in 1988 and his Master of Science from Covington Theological Seminary in 2005. Since graduating from Baylor, he has built an impressive resume with over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing. After finishing an accomplished career with DuPont, Norris turned his attention to staffing in 2000 as Indiana Area Manager for InStaff Personnel. He later took a position as Georgia Area Manager and then National Accounts Director for Ōnin Staffing.

As a business unit manager for Fortune 500 companies and then as an area manager in the staffing industry, Norris learned how to balance and thrive in operations and sales. His experience as an autonomous manager, vast business connections and drive to forge his own destiny led him to found Excelsior Staffing in 2007.

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Linden Wolfe, PHR, CCWP is the Vice President of Excelsior MS3P. With over 25 years in the workforce solutions space, much of that dedicated to MSP and VMS solutions, Linden brings unique insight and expertise to the crafting, implementing and managing of strategic contingent labor programs, particularly in the high-volume, highly transactional blue/pink color arena. His simple, transparent, counter-cultural approach allows for customized, out-of-the box strategies. Linden’s philosophy is driven by a “complexity is the enemy of efficiency” belief system and his dedication to acknowledging the key role that staffing suppliers play in making contingent workforce programs outrageously successful. If you are looking for status quo staffing solutions, Linden is not your guy. He also has a rather warped sense of humor and edgy style that belies his years of executive experience.

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Tom Gates, MBA – With over 20 years of progressive experience in strategic leadership, business development, and creating innovative contingent workforce solutions, Tom has partnered with numerous Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 organizations. As a certified Six Sigma Champion and Yellow Belt, Tom is able to identify and correct key deficiencies for his business partners and has been recognized for being a valued solutions architect within the staffing industry. A graduate of Clark Atlanta University with a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration, Tom has worked on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. as a recipient of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Fellowship Award. To add to his practical experience in acquisition management and staff augmentation, Tom earned an Executive Masters in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University.

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Kyle Foti, CCWP is the Operations Manager for Excelsior MS3P. Through The Ōnin Group, Excelsior MS3P’s parent company, Kyle worked his way from the branch level to the corporate level, where he has had a strong solutions-based, operations focus in various talent acquisition settings. In one such solution, Kyle crafted the infrastructure for Ōnin’s light industrial contingent worker relocation program to help solve the employment gap in unique rural markets. Kyle also carries four years of experience on the supplier side of MSP/VMS programs, helping optimize workflow to create better results for the supplier network, the MSP, and the client. Additionally, Kyle holds a Bachelor of Arts from North Carolina State University in Business and Entrepreneurship.

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