Who We Are

R/O Resource Solutions believes the only true differentiator in a firm specializing in providing supplemental staff is the talent provided to locate the needs of the customer.  With an average of 18 years of experience IT Staffing Solutions the team at R/O is uniquely qualified to locate, screen, and present the best talent available.  This means the staff we provide will come up to speed quickly making a positive impact on the success of your project. 

Our Management Team

Michele Lightening, President

Michele is a Senior Staffing Industry Professional with experience in full life cycle recruiting, managing regional recruiting teams, and developing multimillion dollar accounts. Michele has a Bachelors of Science from Stevenson University (formerly Villa Julie College) and a Master of Science in Business from the Johns Hopkins University. She has over 20 years of experience focused on building recruiting practices to partner and provide Information Technology and Business staffing solutions and over 15 years of experience staffing for BCBS Organizations and other Health Insurance clients.

L. Charles Lightening, Vice President

L. Charles Lightening has a Bachelors of Science from Towson State University and has spent over 20 years in the Information Technology Staffing Industry as a Senior Business Development Manager building numerous large accounts which were serviced with Consulting and Permanent Staffing Solutions.   He spent over 10 years servicing clients in the Government and Health Insurance Industry.

Karen Emmons, Director, Business Development

Karen A. Emmons has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration and Masters of Administration (MBA) from Temple University.  She has over 20 years’ experience in business development and recruiting within the IT staffing industry.  She has extensive experience working closely with government and commercial companies matching them with the most qualified IT and healthcare professionals and resources, as well as, partnering and consulting with client groups on development, strategic planning, and qualifying staff augmentation requirements.  Prior to joining R/O Resource Solutions, Karen has spent more than 10 years working with Michele and Chuck in the technical staffing industry as a key contributor.