Pasky, Strategic Staffing bet on Detroit before it was cool

A Strategic Staffing Solutions jersey is on the Spirit of Detroit this week to commemorate the companys 25th anniversary.

Twenty-five years ago today, the nation was slipping toward turmoil in the Middle East, Coleman Young was mayor and an entrepreneur launched her dream.

Strategic Staffing Solutions Inc., based in Detroit, is now a global IT staffing company with 3,000 employees and offices in the States and across Europe. Its pioneering CEO, Cynthia Pasky, never seems to stop moving emphasis on the pioneering part.

Back when impresario Dan Gilbert was building his mortgage empire in a suburban office park, and his municipal empire-building boom had yet to capture int