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Our Mission

To provide extraordinary customer service to our clients by leveraging the intellectual capital of talented employees for permanent placements, contract management, and temporary services. We will be responsive, knowledgeable, and efficient in: providing valuable employees for our clients; enhancing collaborative efforts and opportunities for client growth; increasing effectiveness through a higher level of service and training.

Who We Are

Who We Are

J.M. Neil & Assoc., Inc. (JMN) is a woman-owned and operated personnel consulting and staffing solutions company. JMN has successfully partnered with federal and commercial clients across the U.S. and internationally to provide Executive Search Services, Contingent and Workforce Management Services, and Outsourced Project Solutions for over 30 years. Our clients are as diverse as we are: Global corporations, technological companies, financial institutions, engineering firms, data analytics and the wireless industries. As change management practitioners, we understand the ever changing regulatory requirements in business and government which enables us to provide our clients with impeccable support in business.



Founded in 1986, J.M. Neil established headquarters in Kansas City, MO. Colleen Ellis, President and CEO, began her employment in 1994 and acquired ownership in 2007. J.M. Neil has been known for excellent responsiveness and effective solutions for clients in both private business and in local, regional, and Federal Government. JMN has a long standing reputation as the industry leader possessing the experience to deploy small to large recruiting efforts, identify potential staff in competitive markets, and manage staff at a distance.

Moving Forward

Moving Forward

J.M. Neil has experienced significant growth through 2015 and as a leader of our industry, our mission is to live in the present, while supporting JMN’s inspiration and vision. JMN’s continued education and professional development will be sustained and developing with continued company growth. Our recruiters seek continued education annually by attending conferences affiliated with the National Association of Personnel Services.

Giving Back

Giving Back

J.M. Neil is committed to making a positive contribution to our community. We support the following organizations: Gillis Center for Children and Families; Global Initiatives Foundation; Special Olympics; Disabled American Veterans; Salvation Army; Joy International; and Hope’s Heart Orphan Foundation. J.M. Neil hosts an annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival to raise money and promote awareness for the children at Gillis. J.M. Neil actively supports our employees fundraising and foundation contributions by encouraging them to participate, donate, and give their time to the community outreach of their desire. J.M. Neil offers contribution matching and paid time off when volunteering at a community outreach event.

Our Honors and Certifications



2017 Enterprising Woman of the Year Award, by Enterprising Women Magazine.
Presented to Women entrepreneurs who have excelled in the management of a growth oriented business, successfully overcome challenges and demonstrated a dedication to supporting women in business and to the community betterment.


“2016 Missouri Governor’s Woman-owned Small Business of the Year Award” Honoree
Governor Award for Economic Development, Minority or Woman-owned Business of the Year 2016

“WBE’s Who Rock” award from the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Magazine 2016


Kansas City Business Journal Top Area Women-Owned Businesses


Ingram’s Top Area Staffing Agencies


Ingram’s Top Area Staffing Agencies


Recognized for long term success in being named a Top 10 All-Time Winner of Ingram’s Corporate Report 100

Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentorship Program – dedicated to strengthening entrepreneurial leaders through excellence in mentoring

Selected by Ingram’s as one of the “2010 Best Companies to Work For – Finalist” because of employee empowerment with balanced work lives.

Top 10 All-Time Winner of Ingram’s Corporate Report


Received the “Women Who Mean Business Award” from Kansas City Business Journal in recognition of significant contributions made to business in Kansas City.

Ingram’s Best Companies to Work for Finalist , Employee empowerment with balanced work lives


Ingram’s Corporate Report 100, Kansas City Areas Fastest-Growing Companies


Ingram’s, Top Ten Small Business’


Ingram’s, Top Ten Small Business’


Ingram’s, Top Ten Small Business’


Ingram’s, Top Ten Small Business’


Kansas City Chamber, Top Ten Small Business of the Year