Floriza Genautis, CEO
Floriza Genautis is the principal founder of Management Business Solutions (MBS) and has over 20 years of specialization in the professional staffing and recruiting industry. Her previous responsibilities include a comprehensive background and over 10 years of experience in accounting and finance, human resources management, benefits administration, and computer/network administration. Floriza possesses a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with an emphasis in Computer Application from De La Salle University, Philippines.
Prior to calling Grand Rapids her home, Floriza recruited in Silicon Valley, CA, working with companies such as Hewlett Packard, Hitachi Data Systems, Network Associates, McAfee, and Nike. Her strength and expertise in the technology, semiconductor, manufacturing, service, furniture, and automotive industries gives her the foresight and understanding to find the ideal professional staffing solutions for MBS’ clients.
Floriza has active memberships in the following organizations: WISE (Women In Successful Enterprises), Co-Founder; BLEND (Business Leaders Linked to Encourage New Directions), Advisory Board; FHCWM (Fair Housing Center of West Michigan), Board Member; Varnum, Diversity Advisory Council; Davenport University, Career Services Advisory Board; WRC (Women’s Resource Center), Board Member; APO (Asian Professional Organization); APACC (Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce); GR Chamber of Commerce; CEED (Center for Empowerment and Economic Development); Experience Grand Rapids, Diversity Advisory Council; and AVRF (Asian Victims Relief Fund). Floriza is also an active participant in education for WBE (Women Business Enterprise) and serves on the certification committee of the Council for WBENC (Women Business Enterprise National Council).
Awards and Nominations:
- Nominee: 2008 & 2009 ATHENA Young Professional Nominee for GR Chamber of Commerce
- Recipient: GR Chamber 2008 Minority Business Advocate of the Year
- Recipient: Corp Magazine 2008 Diversity Leader (Michigan)
- Recipient: Women Business Council Enterprise–Great Lakes: 2008 Role Model/Mentor of the Year
- Nominee: 2009 Diversity Visionary Award (Grand rapids Chamber)
- Finalist: 2009 Top Women Owned Businesses – West Michigan
- Recipient: GR Chamber 2009 Minority Entrepreneur of the Year
- Recipient: 2009 40 Under 40 by the GR Business Journal
- Recipient: 2009 MISBTDC Best Small Business Award (Michigan)
- Finalist: 2010 EPIC Award – Minority Business of the Year Award (Grand Rapids Chamber)
- Recipient: Women Business Council Enterprise–Great Lakes: 2010 Outstanding WBE of the Year
- Finalist: 2011 Top Women Owned Business – West Michigan
- Recipient: WBENC’s 2011 Women’s Business Enterprise Stars Award
- Recipient: One of 50 Most Influential Women In West Michigan, 2012
- Recipient: One of 50 Most Influential Women In West Michigan, 2014