PHOENIX, May 13, 2019 — Qwick, a Phoenix-based on-demand staffing platform leveraging technology to enable food and beverage professionals to connect with top-rated hospitality businesses will launched its Dallas branch in late April. Dallas will be the fast-growing company’s fourth city after Phoenix, Tucson and San Diego, launching in its first Texas market and just in time for the city’s busiest convention and event season, ready to assist hospitality and restaurant companies with staffing needs.
With the city launch, Qwick will hire an operations team based in Dallas with leadership direction by newly-appointed general manager Devery Johnson, bring on hundreds of businesses and recruit thousands of workers to the platform. Devery joins the Qwick team with a background in senior level sales and customer success leadership from companies such as Microsoft, Nokia, and Hitachi Solutions. Qwick’s 98 percent average fill rate, 300 business partners and 13,000 food and beverage professionals make it the most reliable and highest quality on-demand food and beverage staffing platform in the industry.
The company launched in February 2018 and has already become a rising leader in the gig-economy space, earning multiple recognitions in Phoenix (including Venture Madness winner and named as one of Arizona’s most innovative companies), as well as being named one of San Diego’s Cool Companies and raising nearly $5 million in funding, all in its first year.
Through Qwick’s web-based platform, workers provide their work experience and availability, businesses post shifts that need to be filled, and after thoroughly vetting professionals through an in-person orientation, Qwick messages its database of workers available shifts that fit their skills and schedule, filling shifts within minutes versus days. With gig-economy platforms on the rise, Qwick differentiates itself with its food and beverage focus, quality, reliability, and speed for businesses as well as freedom, flexibility, and earning potential for its workers. Benefits for businesses such as hotels, catering companies, golf courses, event venues and restaurants include cutting labor or recruitment costs and allowing business owners and food and beverage managers to flex up staff during high-peak convention or tourism seasons while food and beverage professionals can control their own schedules and earn more money.
Qwick is led by entrepreneur and human resource technology veteran Jamie Baxter, co-founder and CEO of the company, Blaine Light, co-founder and COO who launched Uber’s Phoenix and Las Vegas markets, and Chris Loeffler, co-founder and advisor. Loeffler also serves as co-founder and CEO of commercial real estate and private equity company Caliber, which is well known for its innovation in the hospitality sector.