Jamiel Kadri
President and Founder

Fulcrum Staffing is owned and operated by Jamiel Charbel John Kadri, CPA. Jamiel is a native of Charleston, South Carolina and graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a minor in Management.  Jamiel began his career in Big 4 public accounting in Charlotte, North Carolina. His client base consisted largely of companies in the commercial industrial sector, which included large publicly traded companies, as well as medium sized manufacturing and retail clients.

Prior to working in public accounting, Jamiel also worked in corporate accounting for IBM at their United States Accounting Center in Raleigh, NC. Jamiel left public accounting to join one of his managers at his start up search firm. For over six years, Jamiel helped grow and establish the practice in the Charlotte market. During that time, he built a reputation for his professionalism, honesty and integrity, which is the foundation under which Fulcrum Staffing continues to operate since Jamiel started the company in January 2008. He is passionate about advising his clients and candidates in their search and interview process.

Jamiel brings a strong understanding of the accounting and finance professional search process, and his background and experience in professional accounting allows him to better understand his clients’ accounting and finance staffing needs.
Justin Lister
Senior Recruiter

Justin moved to Charleston in August 2014 after graduating from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Prior to joining Fulcrum Staffing, Justin worked for Blackbaud in the Global Non-Profit sector where he was responsible for processing charitable donations from employees of numerous Fortune 500 corporations with non-profit organizations and NGOs around the world. With six  years in Charleston and experience in numerous industries, Justin has an established network that is continuously growing within the Greater Charleston Metro Area.

Allison Thomas
Senior Recruiter

Allison was born and raised in Mount Pleasant. She has a passion for serving others and helping them fulfill their full potential. She loves solving problems and she thoroughly enjoys helping organizations find great talent. After graduating from Wando High School, Allison attended the University of South Carolina, and then taught elementary school for fourteen years. She now puts her teaching experience to use by helping our clients find the best talent possible, while helping to guide candidates to find their ideal jobs.  Allison enjoys spending time with her family, especially her young nephews. In addition, she enjoys walking with her dog, going to the beach, boating with friends, working out or playing tennis.

Annabel Poteet
Senior Recruiter

Annabel moved to Charleston in April 2022 after graduating from Augusta University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance. Prior to joining Fulcrum Staffing, Annabel worked in sales for a little over a year and cherishes the relationships built through the experience. She has a passion for helping others and guiding them to reach their goals. She enjoys spending time at the beach on Sullivan's Island, spending time with friends, long walks outside and trying new restaurants in the Charleston area. Annabel is eager to grow her network in the Charleston area and help others pursue their dreams.

Susan Sloate
Recruiting Specialist

Susan Sloate has been involved in recruiting for more years than she usually likes to count. She began actively recruiting business partners in a highly successful telecommunications business in 1995, where she rose to the rank of Regional Director and National Training Director. She worked in recruiting again during the 2010 Census, when she recruited and trained Census field employees, then managed them as a crew leader. She continued recruiting in a national marketing business until 2011, before landing a role created for her in a national Lean recruiting firm, where she did research and first contacts for six years in the manufacturing and medical industries.  Now she’s joining Fulcrum Staffing as a Candidate Recruiting Specialist, where she’s excited to recruit in the financial sector. Susan grew up in New York, went to school in Los Angeles, and has lived in Mount Pleasant for the last twenty years. She has two grown sons; one is a recent graduate of USC in Columbia, the other now works for the Kansas City Chiefs and has the Super Bowl ring to prove it. In her spare time, she co-hosts her own podcast, TALK JAM, and is the best-selling, award-winning author of 21 books.

Sarah Curtis
Administrative Assistant

Sarah Curtis has lived in Mount Pleasant since 2008. After teaching elementary school for 11 years and being a stay-at-home mom for 17 years,  she launched back into the workforce and joined The Fulcrum Family in 2018.  Sarah enjoys spending time with family & friends, long walks on the beach, reading, biking, baking, her bible studies & church groups, but she loves to dance! Jazzercise, classical ballet barre and learning new dance routines is her favorite hobby. Her greatest achievement is raising two wonderful boys into strong men! Her favorite quote, “Too blessed to be stressed!”

Michelle Shahid
Part-time Administrative Assistant

Michelle moved to Charleston in 1999 after serving for 8 years in the U.S. Air Force. She has a Bachelor of Science in Operations Research from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration from Colorado State University. After homeschooling her 6 children for 21 years, she finally has a little spare time to do administrative duties to help the Fulcrum team. She enjoys being active in her church, hiking, writing children’s books and spending time with her family.