Executive Leadership Team
chief Executive officer
Visionary. Passionate. Insightful. Charismatic. Jimmy Hamilton’s part in the leadership at Cross Resource Group is completed with a style that blends both head and heart. Everyone who knows Jimmy will tell you about his understanding and caring for people. That, combined with his knowledge of business fundamentals, makes Jimmy the perfect person to oversee the COO of Cross Resource Group; ultimately driving business development, account service and recruiting delivery.
Upon meeting him, one thing you will know about Jimmy right away is that he is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University. After working his way through college, he began his career in a different industry but ultimately finding his way to staffing. Before co-establishing CRG in 2006 with his wife Lana, Jimmy led sales and delivery efforts the previous 10 years with a national recruiting firm. There he worked in the telecom, technology, call center, aviation, manufacturing and energy markets. Of the 9 years in sales, he achieved multiple winnings of that company’s top sales honors.
Jimmy Hamilton, a natural born people person and salesman, gravitates to building relationships with everyone he meets! Raised by a single mother he rose from humble beginnings; hard work and creative entrepreneurship became part of life. As co-founder and CEO of Cross Resource Group, Jimmy uses this resourcefulness to engage with people in business and dream big for the organization. Above all, Jimmy loves Jesus, his wife and family; living to serve them is his greatest desire. He lives out the CRG mission statement and core values each day.
Chief Operations officer
Upon graduation from Art School, Mark began his career with a giant in the Consumer Package goods industry at the Procter and Gamble Corporate headquarters in Cincinnati. He worked in the Marketing Operations group where he helped to manage the delivery of Point of Purchase packaging and brand integrity for several household brands including Crest, Scope and the Vicks family of products.
It was this time that he learned that his ability to impact smaller teams and provide more innovative solutions than a large corporation could provide that began his journey into the staffing industry. Upon accepting a position in Dallas, Mark and his bride packed their bags and began the adventure of a lifetime. During this time, Mark grew to the position of Managing Partner with one of the largest Executive Search firms in the nation, and led multiple teams delivering against some of the most pressing search work in the Insurance, Pharmaceutical, and Financial Services industry.
After nearly a decade in Executive Search, Mark was searching for an opportunity to continue to build more customized and innovative solutions for clients that just didn’t fit the Permanent/Executive Search model, that’s when he found CRG.
In 2008, after many meetings and visits, Mark made the decision to partner with Jimmy and Lana in helping to continue to grow/build CRG and joined in the role as Director of National Accounts. During the next 11+ years, he was able to work alongside Jimmy and Lana in growing CRG into a Nationally recognized leader in the staffing industry that is recognized as one of the fastest growing businesses multiple times as recognized by Inc. Magazine and the Aggie 100.
In the fall of 2019, Mark was offered the position of Chief Operating Officer to continue the growth and strategic direction from a Senior Leadership position. He has been able to assemble a stellar leadership team and promote multiple leaders from within the CRG organization to come alongside in building a company that matches the vision that we laid out more than 11+ years ago.
The drive to continue to innovate, create, and build custom solutions to complex problems is the hallmark of what makes CRG unique, and separates us from the rest of the industry.
Mark currently resides with his bride of nearly 30 years in Melissa, TX with their 4 boys.
Founder and President of Cross Resource Group, Lana Hamilton, brings a calming spirit to the fast pace recruiting and staffing industry. From the office of their home in Anna, Texas, she and her husband Jimmy launched her woman owned business back in 2006. Since inception, the company’s growth year over year, under her ownership and direction, is inspirational. Initially utilizing her ability to multitask in all areas of the company gradually led way to the hiring of exemplary internal employees. These wonderful staff members make up a select team that Lana prides herself in leading into the future of her company.
Upon graduation from Texas A&M University, Lana served many years as a teacher in both public and private education. This valuable experience working with parents, students and fellow educators laid the groundwork for Lana’s aptitude for working with a wide variety of personalities. It is her desire to encourage and serve both CRG employees and clients. One great initiative that continues to grow company wide is the incorporation of Kingdom work. As profits grow, Lana’s heart is to come alongside CRG employees to expand giving and volunteering opportunities. The philosophy of profit=purpose drives Lana to find ways to help grow the business in order to bless her employees, their families and the world.
Lana, along with Jimmy, raised two children, a daughter that is now married and a son, all of which are Aggies! She enjoys time with family, being outdoors and serving the Lord through ministries supporting women and marriages.
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PROUD WOMaN OWNED BUSINESS
Cross Resource Group is proud to be recognized and certified by the State of Texas as a HUB (Historically Underutilized Business) Certified Business. This allows Cross Resource Group the opportunity to provide services and capabilities to a wide variety of Clients, and provides additional opportunities to areas of our state that have otherwise been passed over for growth opportunities.
Cross Resource Group is a Certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) business operation. This is a Certification that is from the largest and most rigorous in assessing/determining the eligibility of WBENC certified businesses, and CRG is proud to have earned this certification for more than 10 years running. We believe diversity promotes innovation, opens doors, and creates partnerships that fuel the economy, and we look forward to partnering with like minded organizations that promote partnership opportunities.
In the Community
Relationships are the heartbeat of our business. Relationships with our clients, employees, candidates, and the community. Relationships are what make up the culture of CRG. We are committed to making a difference in the world, and commit a percentage of profits every year to enabling our charitable partners to impact the four corners of the world. In addition to our giving, we have developed internal programs that encourage our employees to give back to those organizations that touch their heart.