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Floriza Genautis is the principal and founder of Management Business Solutions, a Grand Rapids-based firm providing customized solutions for staffing and recruiting.
The successful firm has seen employee growth and an increase of sales, even during the downturn of the economy.
Genautis said her firm is stronger now in its eighth year, and she has plans to expand ownership within the firm. She believes the key to her success has been the collaboration of a dedicated and empowered team, which she assembled specifically with succession in mind.
A certified woman owned and minority-owned business, Management Business Solutions employs 100 percent women/minorities, consistently attracts skilled and diverse talent for clients and gives back to the community through active participation in various organizations and passionate support for diversity and inclusion.
Women in business
Genautis is also the co-founder of Women In Successful Enterprises, which works to foster connections and support for businesswomen through quarterly events and other resources.
She serves as board chair for the Women’s Resource Center and conducts site visits and application reviews as a certification council member for the Women Business Enterprise Council Great Lakes.
In these varied roles, she brings into play more than 20 years of experience and specialization in the professional staffing industry.
Prior to calling Grand Rapids home, she recruited for well-known technology companies in Silicon Valley.
She credits her independent and entrepreneurial ideals to her contrasting experiences growing up in Manila, Philippines and her emigrating to the U.S. in 1990.