About the Principals

The only source of knowledge is experience. - Albert Einstein

After receiving her dual BS degrees in Marketing and Finance from U.C. Berkeley, Mary Ann Truex joined a well-known san Francisco based image and corporate design firm.  In 1982, Mary Ann joined a regional staffing company where she quickly became one of the most successful staffing consultants in the Bay Area.

In 1981 she met John Cullens who had spent 15 years in the high tech industry in positions ranging from Engineer to VP of Sales and Marketing for several companies from start-ups to Fortune 500’s before entering the executive search industry in 1978. 

In 1983, John and Mary Ann started Truex Associates which for 16 years was the fastest growing San Francisco and Peninsula staffing company. Truex Associates redefined the industry by not just matching skills but by matching candidate’s strengths and personality with the client’s corporate culture.

In 1998, John and Mary Ann sold their business to a publically traded staffing company.  In 2005, Mary Ann began doing research in a new field of psychology called Positive Psychology.  Positive Psychology focuses on why positive people flourish as opposed to studying the pathology of mental disorders.  As part of her studies, Mary Ann became a certified, licensed life coach trained by the Applied Neuroscience Institute.  

Seeing the application of Positive Psychology in corporate productivity improvement, John and Mary Ann created Truex Métier and began working on a new model for the staffing industry.  Truex Métier sources candidates who possess high positivity and provides positivity training to existing employees of client companies.  

Their new company, Truex Métier will once again reshape the staffing industry.