About Us

Portico Staffing, a Des Moines Employment Agency, opened in April of 2005 by Katie Roth, SPHR.

Katie has a long and distinguished career in the staffing industry including over ten years as an area manager for a national staffing firm.

Prior to opening Portico Staffing, Katie was Vice President and a Partner of Merit Resources, Inc., a Professional Employer Organization located in Urbandale. She was a finalist in the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2001.

Katie is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the Society of Human Resource Management. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa.

Katie is a contributing author to “How Business Gets Done – Words of Wisdom by Central Iowa Experts” published by the Business Innovation Zone (www.bizci.org).

Meet the rest of the Portico Staffing team!


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