Cynthia J. Pasky founded IT staffing provider Strategic Staffing Solutions, or S3, in 1990, leading the $320-plus million firm to rank as the 22nd-largest IT staffing firm in the US in 2018. Along with its 25 US locations, Detroit-based S3 has offices in three European locations, with consultants placed in another 15 countries. As giving back is an integral part of the S3 culture, last year the company donated more than $2 million to charities around the world. Pasky lends her expertise to many Detroit nonprofits and community organizations, and serves as co-chair to the Mayor’s Workforce Development Board and chair to the Downtown Detroit Partnership.