Staffing Tree's President, Debdas Patnaik, brings over 22 years of human resources and recruiting experience and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electronics Engineering and a Master's in Business Administration. His expertise is in matching jobs with qualified candidates in the areas of Information Technology, Engineering, Sales, and Finance.  


He has worked on both sides of the aisle, as a human resources executive and as an agency recruiter. Early in his career in Bangalore, India's Silicon Valley, he excelled in HR Executive positions for Sonata Software and PCL Mindware. Soon after moving to Michigan in 1999, the opportunity arose to create his own company, Staffing Tree, and he has never looked back. In June of 2016, Debdas became a proud citizen of United States!  In October 2016 Debdas finally got  Staffing Tree approved as a MBE by MMSDC. He is more committed than ever to provide the best staffing services to organizations in his home state of Michigan and the midwest.

As the soul behind Staffing Tree, Debdas has a passion for matching candidates and employers for permanent and contract jobs.  With over two decades of experience in his field, he has developed a nuanced understanding of the demands and the skills needed for each role in many functional areas. A true people person, he has a natural ability to assess a candidate's attitude and motivation level beyond the basic criteria of appropriate experience, education credentials, and references. In today's work environment, finding a culturally fit candidate is very important to help the clients achieve their goals. The value that Staffing Tree brings to the table when partnering with our clients is definitely a game changer.


It's a good day for Staffing Tree when we receive a thank you note from a candidate who landed a job with our help and when our client wishes to give us repeat business!

                                RAJAN PAUL
                                TECHNICAL DIRECTOR




Rajan is a US citizen with Indo-American dual citizenship, residing in Michigan for 38 years. He has a BSME from Calicut University, India and has 44 years of global experience working in different capacities in automotive, locomotive and machine tool industry; 23 with Ford Motor Company, USA.  He is Ford Motor Company Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Green Belt and Lean Manufacturing Trainer.  Rajan is one of the pioneers at Ford Motor Company to implement Reverse FMEA.  He Served as a member of Ford Motor Company’s elite ‘PTO Swat Team’.  He is an expert in Design and Manufacture of Automotive & Locomotive components and Machine Tools. He is also an inventor with a few patentable ideas in hand. Rajan has been instrumental in launching programs flawlessly from APQP thru PPAP, Job # 1 and beyond. He has conducted workshops on Team Building, Cross-functional Team Activities, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Root Cause Analysis, Constraint Management, 6S, Value Stream Mapping, Current & Future State Mapping, Gap Analysis, Continuous Improvement, FMEA and TPM. Rajan is an expert at rooting out potential Product / Process problems during the early development stages to avoid costly changes during the life of the Product / Process. Rajan bring vast experience to Staffing Tree and his depth and breadth of knowledge in Engineering will add enormous value to our service offerings.