LaShondra Mercurius is the President and Co-founder of JLM Strategic Talent Partners (JLM) and Co-founder of Career Excellence Academy (CEA).
Ms. Mercurius has a background in finance, accounting, professional staffing and recruiting, having worked in the corporate arena for over 18 years. Her extensive experience in the staffing and recruiting industry contributed to LaShondra becoming a visionary leader who recognizes individual needs in the context of the current Los Angeles County workforce climate.
Ms. Mercurius, along-side her partner and husband, Jayson Mercurius, took a leap of faith in the mist of the worst economy since the Great Depression and left Corporate America to launch their own strategic staffing and recruiting firm in 2011. JLM specializes in providing professional talent to the construction, infrastructure, and transportation industries. It was her vision to start a firm that focuses on people and community first. She understood that people are the world’s greatest asset and she takes caring for their livelihoods very seriously.
As a compliment to JLM, Ms. Mercurius co-founded the Career Excellence Academy which is a training and consulting firm that offers a free 8-week seminar bridge class to individuals in the community that have an interest in starting professional careers in the construction, infrastructure, or transportation industry. CEA partners with LA Trade Tech College and industry subject matter experts from major prime contractors to teach the courses and network with students seeking job opportunities
Ms. Mercurius earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in finance, accounting, and human resources from California State University at Fullerton.