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Executive Team

Through a lead by example philosophy and an unwavering commitment to C&A’s Mission and Values, our management team sets the tone for C&A as it relates to our vision, our culture, and the level of excellence we strive for each day.

  • Larry J. Courtnage
    Chairman/Owner
    Larry Courtnage is the founder, chairman, and owner of C&A Industries, Inc. His primary responsibilities are setting the strategic direction of the company including technology initiatives.

    Mr. Courtnage earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska. An entrepreneur from a young age, he funded his college tuition and living expenses, while gaining experience in sales and management, by founding a direct sales operation that employed fellow college students. Upon graduation, Courtnage used these skills to start a professional recruiting firm, which over time evolved into C&A as it's known today.

    Mr. Courtnage is a founding member and past president of NeAPS and was active at the national level. In addition, he has been active in the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and local trade associations; is past president of the local Sertoma Club; is past Potentate of the Tangier Shrine Center; and serves on the Board of Directors for Bellevue University. Courtnage founded, funds, and sets the direction for The Kim Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to mental health advocacy and suicide prevention efforts.
  • Kathy Wolf-Courtnage
    Vice Chair/Owner
    Kathy Courtnage has been one of the driving forces in the growth and development of C&A Industries, Inc. over the past 30 plus years. Her expertise and insight, as well as leadership in the areas of sales and marketing, have helped to propel C&A to a level of national prominence. Currently Mrs. Courtnage serves on the Board of Directors for C&A Industries and The Kim Foundation, a private non-profit family-funded foundation promoting and advocating for issues surrounding mental health and suicide prevention.

    Prior to joining C&A, Mrs. Courtnage was a regional manager for a national direct sales firm for 12 years. She was recognized as a top personal and regional producer leading her region to national recognition. She has also previously been involved with the National Trade Association serving on the Board of Directors and as president of its local chapter.

    Mrs. Courtnage has been involved with many charities, including serving as trustee on the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, which has raised over 10 million dollars for the Southwest Florida Children's Hospital. She has also served as the luncheon chair for New Horizons of Southwest Florida, which under her leadership has significantly increased the funds raised by the annual event. Additional involvement includes the Dobleman Institute and The Salvation Army, among numerous other organizations. Through the corporate involvement of C&A, Mrs. Courtnage has been an ongoing supporter of Habitat for Humanity of Omaha and the Women’s Power Luncheon.
  • Scot Thompson
    President & CEO
    Scot Thompson is the President & CEO of C&A Industries, Inc., parent company to a portfolio of workforce solution firms, including Aureus Medical Group, Aureus Group, AurStaff, Celebrity Staff, and FocusOne Solutions as well as AurHomes and AurTravel. His responsibilities include the development and execution of strategic directives for C&A, as well as oversight and management of all company operations.

    During his nearly 18-year tenure, Thompson has led C&A to unprecedented levels of expansion, including ten-fold organic growth and the launch of ten new business divisions.

    C&A is positioned as the 27th largest staffing firm in the United States with Aureus Medical Group, C&A’s largest affiliate, the 7th largest healthcare staffing firm. C&A was named by Staffing Industry Analysts as among the 100 largest staffing firms globally in 2016 and 2017 (currently ranked 83rd). Also in 2017, C&A was named among Achievers 50 Most Engaged WorkplacesTM in North America and recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Omaha™ for the eighth time. Thompson has been named by Staffing Industry Analysts to the Staffing 100 for three consecutive years.

    Prior to joining C&A, Thompson was employed for twelve years at Valmont Industries, Inc., a publicly traded global manufacturing company, where he held various positions in corporate finance, marketing, sales, and management.

    Mr. Thompson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

    He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Children’s Hospital and Medical Center and C&A Industries, Inc. He is a previous member of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, has served on the boards of numerous charitable organizations including The University of Nebraska-Omaha, The American Heart Association, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the United Way, and is active in his church.
  • Jessica Dennis
    Chief Financial Officer
    Jessica Dennis joined C&A Industries, Inc. in 2018 and serves as Chief Financial Officer. In her role she is responsible for financial management of the organization, including direct oversight of financial planning and analysis, risk management, accounting, and tax reporting.

    Ms. Dennis began her career in auditing with the accounting firm Deloitte & Touche. She held various senior leadership positions in the business process outsourcing industry with West Corporation as well as with Alorica, where she served as Senior Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis.

    Ms. Dennis earned bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and Marketing from Midland University. She is a Certified Public Accountant and is active as a volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Craig Wolf
    Vice President and General Manager, Aureus Medical Group
    Craig Wolf has been with Aureus Medical Group since 1993 and serves as Vice President and General Manager. During his tenure, he has been instrumental in the firm’s substantial growth.

    In 1997 Mr. Wolf launched Aureus Medical’s contract staffing division, with a specialization in the radiology field. He built the division from the ground up, personally selecting the team members, establishing strategy and direction, and expanding the division into one of the nation’s largest radiology staffing firms. In 2001 Mr. Wolf launched Aureus Nursing, following this same successful model, and over the past 10 years has built it into one of the largest travel nurse companies in the country. He has since significantly expanded the Aureus Medical portfolio to include multiple staffing divisions under the allied health umbrella, including respiratory therapy, rehabilitation therapy, medical laboratory, radiation oncology, and physician search. Under Mr. Wolf’s direction, all of Aureus Medical’s divisions have earned leading positions in the markets they serve. Fueled by Aureus Medical’s rapid and persistent growth, parent company, C&A Industries, Inc., was recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the United States for four consecutive years, 2001 through 2004.

    Mr. Wolf attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He is active in the community serving on the Board of Directors of The Kim Foundation, as a Chair of NAMWalks Nebraska for the National Alliance on Mental Illness – Nebraska Chapter, and as Team Captain for the Omaha Home for Boys Fundraising Committee. He is member of the Tangier Shrine Center in Omaha.