Chief Financial Officer
Brad Mencher is the Chief Financial Officer for Atlas Staffing. He is responsible for optimizing the use of capital, ensuring forward-looking financial management, and leveraging data and modeling for strategic and tactical decisions. Brad joined Atlas Staffing in 2021 and was impressed with the team’s commitment to growing the company and doing the right thing, all with an eye toward long term value.
Brad brings a diverse background and broad experience to Atlas Staffing, which have influenced his practical approach to financial planning, analysis, and growing the business. After completing degrees at Dartmouth and Michigan, Brad worked his way south to Atlanta and warmer weather. His previous experience includes serving as CFO of an IT staffing company, owning an electronics recycling company, managing FP&A for an IT organization, and working as Finance VP for an $800m hospitality division. His varied experience helps him bridge the gap between operations and finance, applying his staffing industry experience and analytical skills to his role with Atlas.
Get To Know Brad
When you were 5 years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Definitely not a CFO.
What was your first job?
One of my first jobs was at Publishers Clearinghouse. Some may remember their junk mail requests to order magazines. My job during the summer after my freshman year in college was opening envelopes and sorting the responses. Someone had to do it.
What’s your favorite piece of technology of all time?
Recently, it has been my iPad. For the past four years, I have used it as a notebook, and I cannot even imagine going back to using paper and pen. In fact, I don’t even have a pen at my desk.
What’s your favorite quote?
“Seek first to understand, then to be understood.” – Steven Covey
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford
What’s something completely random that nobody would’ve guessed about you?
For several years, I have run a Couch Potato Triathlon to raise money for the MS Society, as my father, a cousin, and several friends have MS. It is usually in February, and the events include 8-ball, bowling, and pop-a-shot. We had to cancel the event in 2021, but in 2020 and 2019, we raised over $6,000 for the MS Society.
Do you have a hidden talent?
Is sarcasm a talent?
What was your first car?
To get to my job at PCH, I bought a 1973 pale yellow Plymouth Fury for $500, and I sold it at the end of the summer for $400.
What’s a fun fact nobody would’ve guessed about you?
I have been skiing with the same friends at various mountains in WY, UT, MT, ID, and CO for the past 15 years. As I get older, it takes longer to get in shape for these trips, and we have turned our basement into a well-stocked gym. Also, I am an avid pool-player. One benefit of the pandemic is that I have been able to use my table more frequently.
Anything else that you’d like to share?
My wife, Shelley, and I have been married for 30 years. We have a daughter, Ali, who lives in Atlanta and is an ABA behavior analyst working with children with special needs. Our son, Aaron, is a classical music composer who will begin his doctorate at UCSD in Fall 2021.