Dallas is a city in the U.S. state of Texas and the largest city in Dallas County, with portions extending into Collin, Denton, Kaufman and Rockwall counties. With a 2020 census population of 1,304,379, it is the ninth most-populous city in the U.S. and the third-largest in Texas after Houston and San Antonio.
Dominant sectors of its diverse economy include defense, financial services, information technology, telecommunications, and transportation. The city has a population from a myriad of ethnic and religious backgrounds and one of the largest LGBT communities in the U.S. WalletHub named Dallas the fifth most diverse city in the United States in 2018.
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Michael Dimitrov is Chief Financial Officer of Phaxis, a workforce solutions company. He is based in Boston.
An accomplished Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Michael has over 25 years of experience at IT staffing and solutions-based companies and has a demonstrated track record of guiding both large, multi-national public and small, privately-held companies through profitable growth.
Michael joined Phaxis predecessor Park Hudson in 2021 as Chief Financial Officer from Hollister Staffing, where he held the same role. Previously, Michael was Chief Operating Officer of MRCC, an IT/software services provider. Prior to that he was Chief Financial Officer of Softworld, a staffing and consulting firm specialized in technology services, banking, government, engineering and clinical and biometric sciences.
Earlier in his career, Michael spent time in a variety of finance roles at well-known companies such as Randstad USA, Stride Rite, Wang Laboratories and TAD Resources International.
He is a graduate of Plymouth State University with a Bachelors in Management and holds a Masters of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.
Favorite Book: Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand
Favorite Team: The New England Patriots
Inspirational Quote: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”, Michael Scott (but really Wayne Gretzky)
Drew Anson is Chief Delivery Officer at Phaxis, a workforce solutions company based in New York.
In this role, Drew leads the delivery and recruiting working closely with the leadership team to define a model that is efficient at supporting the firm’s current needs and is scalable for future growth.
Drew is a seasoned executive with more than 13 years of Services & Recruitment experience. In that time, he has supported numerous Fortune 100/500/1000 organizations across industries by providing global workforce solutions, namely resources and thought leadership for large-scale projects, implementations, and managed services.
Prior to joining Phaxis predecessor firm Park Hudson in 2021, Drew spent three years at engineering technology and talent solutions firm, Collabera, as Director of Sales in North Carolina. Earlier in his career, he spent nearly eight years at Insight Global, most recently as Sales Manager of the Columbus, OH office.
He holds a degree from Central Michigan University in Sales & Marketing.
Favorite Book: Extreme Ownership – Jocko Willink & Leif Babin
Favorite Team: Michigan Wolverines
Inspirational Quote: “There is no substitute for hard work.” – Thomas A. Edison