BlackRock Resources, LLC was founded with the mission of providing professional staffing and consulting services to the domestic energy industry (oil, gas, nuclear, renewable energy, and more). Our goal is to provide our clients with an advantage over their competitors while providing our employees with rewarding employment opportunities. At BlackRock Resources we aim to be the highest quality provider of personnel to the energy industry through integrity, innovation and execution. Our commitment to our customers, employees and partners is the foundation of our organization.
Our niche market firm is both dedicated and focused on our core capabilities of supplying the best talent and resources in the industry. We pride ourselves on taking on the most difficult of tasks and responding timely. Flexibility has been one of the key components in what makes us more successful than other firms. At BlackRock Resources our team of experts has combined our knowledge, experience, and skills with our corporate flexibility to drive solutions for our clients. We listen carefully to our customers and we customize our services in order to source, recruit and hire the very best people in the business. Our clients benefit from our team approach and are provided with many options to their staffing needs.
Michael Parker Principal
Michael is the founder and President of BlackRock Resources, LLC. With over 15 years of staffing and consulting industry experience, he knew it was time for him to create a firm that challenged the status quo and embraced the changes of an industry dominated by large companies with rigid business structures. He has worked with both large and start-up firms during his career and has been successful everywhere he has been. He got his start as an account executive for a Pittsburgh based IT Consulting firm prior to the Y2K boom and has quickly moved up the ranks ever since. Michael has had the pleasure of working with many mentors over the years that have helped him strengthen his core principles of Integrity, Execution and Innovation. His strong belief in the need to constantly push oneself to learn and change has made him a leader in the industry. Most people will point to Michael's knowledge, experience and work ethic for his success but it his reputation for respect of all levels of people that he contributes to his ability to succeed. Michael relies on team approach to solving his customer's problems and that team extends to the partnership he forges with his customers.
Michael was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area before attending the University of Dayton to pursue a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Go Flyers). He has traveled extensively throughout the USA including spending 10 years in Los Angles before returning to the Pittsburgh area to raise his family. He now lives south of Pittsburgh in the Peters Township community with his wife Christine and his four daughters. When he is not working on BlackRock Resources he is spending time with his family of dancers or volunteering in the local community.
Director of Recruitment / Marketing Manager
Kimberly serves as the Director of Recruitment and Marketing Manager for BlackRock Resources. She focuses on recruitment activities, including negotiation of wage rates and employee onboarding. Additionally, other core responsibilities are to establish and maintain client relationships and lead the marketing efforts for the company through social media and communications.
Kimberly holds an MBA with a concentration in Management and has four years of recruiting experience within the staffing industry, corporate world and higher education industry.
Director of Construction & Inspection Services
Greg has over 30 years of experience (8+ on international assignments) in all phases of oil & gas project construction and quality assurance/control management for transmission and midstream oil & gas, refined products, and other energy-related pipelines and support facilities. Greg's mandate is to recruit and cultivate the very best management and inspection personnel in the country on behalf of our clients.
Greg holds an Bsc Project Engineering with an emphasis in Pipeline Technology and has built and managed project teams throughout the USA and the world including Russia, Azerbaijan, and Turkmenistan.
Director of Business Development/Account Executive
Kevin has 20 years' experience in the operational Air Force and 14 years' experience in recruiting. After his military career, he worked in both the staffing industry and as a Senior Corporate Recruiter. He has an outstanding record of achievement coupled with the ability to build and direct a business to profitability through leadership, creativity, and effective management.
Director of Projects & WV Operations
Tara Cooper is a Project Director with BlackRock Resources based in West Virginia. Tara is seasoned in the natural gas industry with her expertise including corporate and branch offices, construction, project management, procurement, contract bidding/analysis, contracts administration, project data books, as well as interaction with clients to procure additional projects. During project execution, Tara actively engages with State and County Agencies, DOT, Developers, and Environmental Groups.
Tara has been administratively responsible for transmission pipelines, natural gas compressor stations, and Marcellus Shale projects located in 9-nine states covering the northern and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.