• MSI Mission Statement

    To be the industry leader for excellence of service, providing growth opportunities for our staff, integrity and profitability.

Meet the Team



Eric Lindberg, President, Founder and CEO

Eric Lindberg founded the company in 1968 after working in sales and sales management in the metals industry. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley and performed graduate studies in business administration at Michigan State University and Farleigh Dickinson University.




W. Wayne Whatley, CPA, J.D., Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel

Before joining MSI in 1999, Wayne Whatley was the chief executive officer for Rockresorts, International. He also served as CFO and executive vice president of finance and administration for W.B. Johnson Properties, parent company of the Ritz Carlton Hotel Company. Whatley was a tax partner with Peat Marwick Mitchell. He earned his BBA from Rice University and his law degree from the University of Texas.




Larry Klos, Executive Vice President

Larry Klos has been the general manager of MSI's Dallas office since 1996. Prior to that, he worked 17 years for Management Recruiters International where he was a regional manager. He was promoted to executive vice president in 2013.




David S. Dietz, CPC, Vice President

David S. Dietz began as a recruiter with MSI in 1990 and, in 1994, became general manager of the New Orleans office, which has an active clientele in the allied healthcare and engineering marketplace. Dietz holds an MBA in finance from Loyola University.




Laurelle Williams, Vice President

Laurelle Williams joined MSI in 1988 as an account executive in the Dallas office and, in 1994, became general manager of the Monroe office, which specializes in healthcare. Williams has a BFA from Tulane University and owned two businesses before entering the recruiting industry.




Jim Watson, CPC, Vice President

A member of the MSI team from 1984 to 2009, Jim Watson returned to MSI in 2012 as the general manager of MSI Atlanta. This division places professionals in healthcare, manufacturing, engineering, construction, IT, accounting, banking and supply chain. He has a degree in industrial management from Georgia Tech.