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From humble beginnings...
The Midtown Group was founded in 1989 by two women in a small office with a card table, a couple of telephones and a fax machine. At that time, Midtown was a permanent staffing agency primarily serving the legal community. Over the past twenty years, Midtown has experienced tremendous growth…a growth that stems from our tireless efforts in meeting and exceeding the demands of our clients and candidates in an ever-changing market.
We have grown to over 35 employees. We manage more than 500 candidates and more than 400 businesses not only in the Washington DC area, but also in virtually every major market throughout the nation. We regard ourselves as “full service” in that in addition to providing direct hire, temp-to-perm, and temporary services for any industry.
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We have an award-winning culture.
Having great company culture is no longer just an option. Today’s workers consider it as much as they consider salary and benefits. In fact, fantastic company culture is almost expected along with other traditional benefits.
Our Executive Team
The geniuses behind our greatness.
HELEN STEFAN MOREAU
Senior Vice President
Director of Operations
Internal Employee Relations Manager
Helen Stefan Moreau
Helen Stefan Moreau is the President and Owner of The Midtown Group, Washington, D.C.’s premiere professional career consulting firm ranked by the Washington Business Journal as the fourth best temporary local staffing agency in terms of number of placements.
Moreau opened the company in 1989, just months after beginning her career in the staffing industry. Upon graduating with a degree in Public Relations and Business from the University of Florida in 1988, she inquired at a staffing firm about a full-time position in public relations. The firm recruited Moreau not for PR, but to work at the firm itself. Shortly thereafter, Moreau came to the conclusion she either was going to work for another agency or start her own staffing business with a partner. She chose to start the new business and began with just a card table as her desk, a few telephones, and a fax machine. Moreau quickly bought out her partner and grew the business to the multi-million dollar success that it is today.
Moreau is an active supporter of the Washington, D.C. community. In 2008, she was accepted as a member of the prestigious Young Presidents’ Organization and currently serves on the Executive Team as the Chapter’s Membership Chair . In 2007 and 2008, Rachael’s Women’s Center, which assists local women as they step-up and out of homelessness, awarded Moreau with Board Member of the Year for her active participation on the board of directors. In addition, she is a member of the Zonta Club of Washington, D.C.
David Stefan is The Midtown Group’s Managing Partner. Since 1998, he has served Washington, DC’s employers and candidates by specializing in strategic partnerships and developing staffing solutions tailored to our client’s unique needs and organizational culture. David’s approach in working with both clients and candidates focuses on the fundamental requirement of shared principles and vision in matching talent with employer for an ideal match. David’s style is hands-on, personalized, and he brings exceptional listening skills to the table. No job or project is too big or small for David and his team! He works with both private and public employers who have temporary, temporary to full-time, and direct hire needs. He has strong and supportive network of talent within innumerable position classifications that has been developed over twenty-years.
David enjoys serving the Washington, DC community as an active business and community member. He participates and is committed to serving in a number of local non-profits and advocacy groups including Rachel’s Women’s Center, Hoop Dreams, Stripers Forever, and has been an active member of the Board of Trade since 1998. Additionally, David is a member of the American Staffing Association and enjoys being an active mentor and guest lecturer for soon to be graduates of his alma mater, the University of Maryland at College Park. David holds a bachelor’s degree in government and politics and a minor in business management. In his free time, David enjoys fishing, basketball, films, and time with family and friends.
Senior Vice President
With over 20 years experience in the staffing industry, Ward Howick now specializes in temporary, temp-to-hire and contract positions with local and federal governments, law firms, associations, real estate companies, and consulting firms. Mr. Howick is a graduate of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. His areas of expertise include employment law, salary research, employee recruitment and selection, and employee relations.
Mr. Howick joined The Midtown Group in January 1998, and currently supervises over 500 temporary employees in various positions in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. His understanding of the DC staffing market qualifies him to assist with any staffing challenge. Mr. Howick is very active in the local community.
Director of Operations
With over 10 years in the Professional Staffing, Recruiting, and Placement Space, Nick Lysett brings both C-Level and Director-Level Experience to The Midtown Group as our Director of Operations. Mr. Lysett has experience working in all verticals of staffing, including, but not limited to: Executive Search, IT, Legal, Government, Engineering, Scientific, Accounting and Finance, Administrative and Clerical, and Light Industrial, to name a few.
Mr. Lysett has broad experience in Operations Management, Process Workflow, Training and Continued Education, Growth Hacking, Financial Projection and Analysis, Business Intelligence and Data Analytics.Nick is an avid outdoorsman, musician, and traveler - But his true passion is building value for Midtown’s clients, candidates, and internal employees.