Star City 6 – Jeff Kempf

Nesco Resource is one of the leading national staffing and employment agencies, offering temporary staffing, permanent placement, contract-to-hire, or direct hire opportunities in a wide variety of industries as well as providing many other staffing, recruiting, and on-site management solutions. Jeff Kempf is the Business Development Manager at Nesco Resource (

How did you get started in the business?

I began my career in staffing working as a recruiter and account manager for clients in the medical industry in the Omaha Metro, a position I held for almost a decade.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?

Re-entering the ‘professional world of sales’ and getting back in the game after taking some personal time away with family.

What has been your most important achievement professionally?

Being recognized by an out-of-state staffing company entering the market here as the one who could help them become a truly successful startup in the medical sector.

Tell us a little about your family.

I was born and went to school in the Hastings area. I have a twin brother who lives in Scottsdale, AZ, a sister who lives in Boise, ID, and another brother who still lives near our hometown.

What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?

When I lost my father to cancer in 2003. It made me understand that I really need to step up and help take care of my family.

What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?

Hit the gym, spend time outdoors or watch movies.

What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?

That I have an identical twin brother.

What are you the most proud of?

I put myself through college 100% on my own.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

There are a couple that first come to mind: “Surround yourself with successful people” and “Time is your most valuable asset; you need to prioritize how you spend it.”

If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be?


If you could have a super power, what would it be?

Unlimited knowledge and focus so that I could always be two steps (or more) ahead of everyone else!

Which talent would you most like to have?

Any talent that will make me rich and famous?

If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be?

Probably something more exciting but still where I could be of service to those in my community, like a firefighter.

What is your favorite TV show?

Anything on The Discovery Channel.

What is your favorite local restaurant?

Teriyaki Madness. It’s definitely a staple in my diet.

If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?

Jay Cutler. Yes, I’m a huge Bears fan.

If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so?

Check out our website at or they are welcome to contact me directly at (531) 289-1116.