CINCINNATI, OH – Gus Perdikakis Associates CEO and Founder Gus Perdikakis was honored in the 2021 edition of the Cincinnati Magazine 300 Most Powerful Business Leaders in the category of Professional Services for a third year. Peridkakis shares the recognition with his wife, Co-Founder, Vice-President and Treasurer Jo Ann Perdikakis. They founded the staffing company in 1979 with just one employee, Cincinnatti Magazine reported, adding that the company now has more than 350 employees.
“The couple’s three children— Lynn, Mandie, and George— work with their parents, and grandson Gus is the third-generation of the family in the business,” Cincinnati Magazine reported.
Perdikakis, a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, when asked about the toughest challenge during the pandemic, told Cincinnati Magazine that “first and foremost to keep our employees safe and secure. Continuity of business was also paramount, so just the family members worked from our offices until all staff eventually returned.”
When asked how employees are feeling about emerging from the pandemic, Perdikakis told Cincinnati Magazine that they feel “very positive, as business has returned and there’s real growth in staffing opportunities within current and new markets.”
An Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Perdikakis has roots in Mytilini while Jo Ann’s roots are from Kosmas.