Meet

Team DSG

Frederick E. Darris II
Founder & CEO

As Founder & Chairman of DSG Staffing, Fred Darris is responsible for running all the facets of the business. Fred earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Missouri-Columbia on a full-ride academic scholarship. He joined General Motors after five years of working for them during the summers in an elite Internship Program. With a ‘no excuses’ attitude, Fred distinguished himself at GM by rising from an Associate Engineer to an Executive in a five-year time span while simultaneously being the youngest recipient and graduate of the Sloan Fellows Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Fred also acquired his M.B.A. from Lindenwood University.

Scott Lusader
Business Development

Scott Lusader started off his professional baseball career playing with the Detroit Tigers (’85-’90) and later playing for the New York Yankees (’91). After he retired from baseball, his strong work ethic and positive attitude propelled him into the Business Development world. Scott obtained his bachelor’s from the University of Florida in Business and prides himself on his “first work smart, then work hard” mindset. He has been a trusted business advisor to CEO and Founder Fred Darris for over twenty years and has played a vital role in DSG Staffing’s success. In his spare time, Scott teaches youth baseball and loves to spend time with his three children.

James Bailey
Business Development

James Bailey is one of the original founders and investors of Diversified Recycling and Logistics (DRL) as well as DSG Staffing. He received a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Michigan in Flint, Michigan. After his thirty plus years in his profession career, he has achieved countless certifications which that help him in his dynamitic role at DSG Staffing and DRL. Outside of work, James enjoys all sports, being in the outdoors, and spending time with his family and friends.

Ron Ross
Business Development

Ron, a Michigan State University alumnus, is a business executive and entrepreneur with 30 years of experience in engineering, sales, quality, supplier diversity and business operations.
He joined DSG Staffing as an accomplished sales professional with a demonstrated record of high performance with proven success in generating revenue, developing new opportunities and creatively solving problems. In 2018, he launched his latest business venture, Ross Business Development (RBD), a business management and consulting firm that provides customized growth solutions for diverse business enterprises across an array of industries.

Ben Abbey
Business Development

Ben has a background in Fiber Optics and Communications Engineering in addition to having been involved in the insurance and financial services industry for over 15 years. He holds multiple licenses in the field and has proudly helped working people develop solid retirement strategies as well as assisted retirees in maintaining their wealth and the lifestyle to which they have become accustomed. Ben is now a liaison for DSG Staffing gleaning potential clients in the greater Genesee County area. He looks forward to utilizing his vast knowledge of the area and a lifetime of relationships built to help DSG expand into Flint and the surrounding communities.