March 29, 2012
Caption orangetree: Charles Mitchell
Mayor Greg Stanton has appointed All About People owner and CEO Charles Mitchell to serve as his Senior Policy Adviser on Small and Local Business.
Mitchell, as owner of a small, local business in Phoenix, will work collaboratively with city agencies and departments and the local business community to strengthen the city’s support of small business owners.
“Charles is a well-rounded candidate with extensive experience in the Phoenix business community,” Stanton said. “I know he will proactively work with business leaders, chambers of commerce and city agencies to continuously identify ways the city can do better when it comes to helping our homegrown businesses, and thus our economy, succeed.”
Mitchell, a Harvard Business School alumnus, is the co-founder and CEO of All About People, Inc., a leading and professional staffing search firm that provides recruitment services and support for companies throughout Arizona and nationally. A former attorney at Fennemore Craig and Lewis & Roca, Mitchell left the legal field to start his own small business, All About People, in 2002. Since then, Mitchell has grown his business to serving 22 states and sales growth of 200 percent after growing the firm from $0 to $17 million in its first three years. In August 2011, All About People was named one of the fastest growing companies in the nation by Inc. magazine.
Mitchell, a Phoenix resident, also is active in the Phoenix community and is a charitable giver to various non-profits like Cystic Fibrosis of Arizona, which named Mitchell and his wife/business partner Sherri one of five couples chosen as Arizona’s Outstanding Professional & Philanthropic Couples. Mitchell also serves on the local, regional and national boards representing Arizona and California for INROADS, a national internship program for talented minority youth. He is involved in numerous other community organizations.
“I’m honored to join Mayor Stanton’s team to advocate for small and local businesses because I know the challenges that come with owning a business and making it succeed,” Mitchell said. “Mayor Stanton has made it clear that our homegrown businesses are a top priority to give our Phoenix economy the boost it needs to carry us into the future. This is absolutely where we need to be and I’m happy to play a part in making sure we get there.”