Permanent Solutions Group

Executive Search Firm

Our Core Characteristics

Permanent Solutions Group is an executive recruiting firm responsible for providing high caliber human capital within the fastest growing industries. We achieve this by placing the highest value on the relationship with our clients and candidates.  

Our Personal Touch

The foundation of our process

Responsive & Provactive

Sector Specific Recruitment

Partner Focused Search

Travis Sjursen

Travis co-founded the firm in October of 2002. With over twenty years of experience he is responsible for the strategic direction of the firm and executive level search assignments. He has completed over 400 Director and above level searches in his time with Permanent Solutions. Travis is continuously building strong relationships within different markets resulting in continued success. 

Travis is married with two boys who excel at baseball, maybe good enough to someday assist his woeful Mets. 


Phone: 585-703-8728


Michael Nevins

Michael has over sixteen years of agency and corporate recruiting experience coupled with a deep understanding of how to be a true partner to Management and Human Resources. Michael has implemented talent acquisition strategies in the corporate world and understands the hurdles of attracting passive, top tier candidates. 

Mike is married with two daughters, he enjoys golfing and fishing as much as possible while juggling a family.


Phone: 585-230-6933



Derek Cornwall

Derek co-founded the firm in October 2002.  Before co-founding the firm, Derek spent time as an Operations Manager at AT&T  and  as a Recruiting Manager in the Engineering practice at Allegis Group. Derek graduated from St. John Fisher College spending his first year after graduation with the US Border Patrol where he completed the arduous Federal Law Enforcement Training Academy.

Derek  is married with two sons. He used to enjoy golf, fishing and skiing but now spends his weekends chasing his two boys.


Phone: 585-749-6679


Damon Arnold

Damon serves as a Division Director at Permanent Solutions Group and is the practice leader for the Construction & Materials  Group.

Before joining the firm Damon spent his career with a Fortune 500 Building Materials and Construction business managing division recruiting efforts, and developing an external recruiting strategy for a portfolio of businesses focused on aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete and paving lines of business. Successfully completing over 500 management search processes.

Graduate from Cortland State College where he played baseball. Damon is married and has a son.


Phone: 585-610-8265


Casandra Updike

Casandra is a Recruiter with the Private Equity team at PSG. She is passionate about helping people and uses her customer service background to help build long-term relationships with candidates and clients.

Casandra is a proud alum of St. Bonaventure University (Go Bonnies). After graduation, she spent time making magic as a cast member at Disney World in Orlando, Florida before easing into the world of “adulting”.




Our Process

The PSG process is high touch, trustworthy and transparent. You are treated as we would want to be treated. The relationship does not end after our first call, it has only just begun.


“By far the most professional, diligent, communicative, aggressive (in a good way) and transparent of the lot. You are head-and-shoulders above the rest.”

- Tim, Director of Marketing

“You spend an enormous amount of time developing a relationship and genuine trust with the candidates. We could not be more thrilled with results.”

- Sam, Director of Human Resources

“Casandra has been a pleasure to work with! Always personable, honest, organized, and quick to respond, working with her has been both enjoyable and informative. Her thoughtful guidance about feedback and insights into the industry have been particularly effective.”

- Katherine, Advisory Analyst

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