President, PECC LLC.
Research Director, Ardent Partners
CEO, Eliassen Group
CEO, TechServe Alliance
COO, Signature Consultants
CEO, PeopleLink Group
Managing Partner, Gerard Stewart
President, Volt Consulting Group
Vice President of IT, Motion Recruitment Partners
Private Equity Operating Partner and Corporate Director
Senior Counsel, American Staffing Association
Chief of Staff, Harvey Nash
President, Staffing Industry Analysts
Executive VP & COO, PrideStaff
President and COO, TrueBlue
Founder and Former CEO, Fieldglass
Group CEO, nGAGE
Director of Recruiting, Mitchell Martin
CIO,Workforce Management Group at TrueBlue Inc
Vice President, Staffing Solutions at Motion Recruitment Partners
CEO, Spencer Ogden
Managing Partner, Kavaliro
Group IT Director – Harvey Nash Plc
SVP, North Central Division, Adecco
President and Chief Operating Officer, EmployBridge
President, Orion Novotus
Chief Talent Officer, Supplemental Health Care
Head of IT, Peoplebank Group
Executive Board Member
Chief Marketing & Digital Officer, FutureYou
Managing Partner & Co- Founder, FutureYou
Head of Diversity & Compliance, Randstad Sourceright
COO and Founder, Tempting Ventures
Vice President, BelFlex
CEO, Clinical Professionals
Founder, Scale Advisory & Founder and Former CEO, The Delta Companies
Director of Experience and Technology Solutions, Aerotek
President and CEO, Staffmark
Director, Digital Enablement and Organizational Development, K2 Partnering Solutions
Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Apex Systems
Rob holds the position of Senior Vice President, CIO, and Principal at Apex Systems. He has over 34 years of experience in Information Technology and joined Apex in December, 2006.
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With more than 10 years in the recruitment industry, Tricia has held positions around the world in management of producing teams as well as establishing training and development programs globally.
Eugene A. Cutolo is President and Chief Executive Officer of both Staffmark and its affiliated sister company Advantage Resourcing America, two of the largest staffing companies in the United States. These companies are part of Recruit Holdings, one of the largest HR companies in the world. A proven and widely-respected leader, Cutolo has more than 23 years of staffing industry experience. Since joining Staffmark in 1998, Cutolo has been the driving force behind the growth and success of one of the company’s most profitable business lines.
Kelly Van Aken is the Director of Experience and Technology Solutions at Aerotek, a leading provider of recruiting and staffing services. In this role, Kelly is responsible for defining the vision and strategy for how Aerotek engages with their clients and contract employees. In addition, she defines the strategies for technology solutions that support both internal and external customers. Kelly is also responsible for Aerotek’s job board technology solutions.
Jeff Bowling is a founder and former CEO of Dallas-based, The Delta Companies. Under his leadership, TDC grew from a 20-person, $6M revenue direct hire company to a 250-member organization, doing both direct hire and contract work, with revenues of $120M in multiple sub-niches of healthcare. Bowling stepped down as CEO in 2016, three years after selling to international conglomerate Mitsui & Co.
Yvette Cleland worked in the pharmaceutical industry for eight years at Janssen, part of J&J. In 1999 she moved to professional staffing and went on to build contract and permanent teams throughout the UK for many of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.
Andrew is a lifetime staffing executive with extensive background in the light industrial and clerical staffing verticals, safety, and risk management. Andrew also has experience managing a network of professional branch operations covering the Engineering, IT, Technical, Accounting, Finance and VMS delivery based disciplines. Andrew feels fortunate to have found a career path that is more than just a paycheck to him.
Bob Baer is Vice President of Staffing and an industry professional with over 20 years experience in the staffing business. Bob is a proven leader who joined BelFlex in 2008 as Director of Business Development, was promoted in 2011 to Vice President of Business Development and in 2013 was promoted to his current position.
Prior to founding Tempting Ventures, Melissa was the COO of Recruitment Entrepreneur where she worked with the investment team, and the portfolio businesses to attract best in market talent and to identify and analyse the data, technology and processes that would allow their business the best chance to outperform the competition. Recruitment Entrepreneur grew from 2 to 130 headcount in 2.5 years achieving £11K productivity across 13 early stage businesses. Before RE, Melissa was the COO of Resourcing Group where she built the business from 20 to 75 fee earners generating over GBP2m EBITDA.
Audra Jenkins leads the diversity, inclusion, veteran, and compliance team for Randstad Sourceright. In this role, Jenkins provides clients with guidance for effective diversity strategies. Her team includes experts in U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and global diversity-related regulations, and provides diversity and compliance planning, audit and risk assessment, training, formal governance practices and regulatory updates to keep clients informed on the requirements that impact their recruiting strategies.
One of the leading talent experts in Australia, Emily is sought after for her insight and strategic advice on employer branding, employee advocacy strategies, and executive level connections fostered during an 19-year career spanning the UK and Australia. Emily believes in building a business that is forward thinking and centred around specialisation, rapid response and adding value to every interaction.
A marketing and digital professional for 14 years, Sharon has worked on a multitude of trans-global marketing projects and produced award winning campaigns for local and international brands in Australia and the UK. With a focus on brand problem solving and innovation beyond traditional media, communications and advertising, Sharon’s expertise is in integrated solutions that are digital at the core.
A former member of the Executive Board of Randstad Holding NV (May 2008 – April 2012), Greg Netland was responsible for the Americas Zone including the US, Canada, and Mexico. He has over 30 years of staffing industry experience starting with Sapphire Technologies in 1987 where he played an integral role in transforming an $8 million IT staffing firm with one office into a $400 million IT staffing company with 40 offices nationwide.
Gerard Hughes is Head of IT of the Peoplebank Group, Asia Pacific’s leading IT & digital recruitment company. Peoplebank has been specialising in the permanent and contract placement of IT professionals since 1990, with offices across Australia, Hong Kong & Singapore, over $600 million in annual revenue, and more than 4,500 contractors in the field and 600 permanent placements each year.
Mary B. Lucas is an author, speaker and people connector. She is a renowned staffing industry leader with over 30 years’ experience. Currently, Mary serves as the Chief Talent Officer for Supplemental Health Care, where she and her team focus on creating solutions that enhance the talent experience.
As the President, Kruse manages and drives all corporate operations and talent acquisition strategies.
Partnering with other members of the executive team, Kruse is constantly striving to evolve and enrich recruiting strategies and product offerings, improve client and candidate relationship management, drive new customer acquisition, and enhance the overall architecture, management and delivery of talent acquisition services.
Joanie Courtney is President and Chief Operating Officer for the Professional Division of EmployBridge which includes the RemX, Decca and Resdin brands. Joanie joined the EmployBridge family in 2016 with a 20 plus year proven track record in professional and commercial staffing, including executive roles with two of the largest employment firms in the world.
With over 30 years of experience leading recruitment, sales, and business operations within the staffing industry Lauren is committed to providing top talent and customized workforce solutions to companies throughout the Adecco network. In her current role, she is responsible for strategic direction and business operations for Adecco Staffing USA’s North Central Division which generates $850 million in annual revenue.
Gavin Wilkins has worked in the IT industry for over 30 years. After training in formally provable software he worked for 13 years as a consultant for PA Consulting, specialising in real time software development for industrial applications in the manufacturing, automotive, and telephony sectors.
With more than 15 years of experience in the technology, financial staffing and consulting industries, Peppler is responsible for overseeing operations and developing additional new markets for Kavaliro across the United States. Before coming to Kavaliro, Peppler worked in the Orlando, Seattle and San Diego markets for international staffing and recruiting organizations.
Bradley joined Spencer Ogden in June 2012 and moved to Singapore to establish the company’s first office in the APAC region. In 2015, he was relocated back to Spencer Ogden’s London HQ to lead the EMEA sales alongside Asia.
James Vallone is the Vice President of Staffing Solutions at Motion Recruitment Partners. James is responsible for leading the strategic direction, business development and operations for Motion Recruitment’s contract staffing division.
As the founder of consulting and advisory firm, Phoenix5, Dana helps companies and individuals anticipate and prepare for “what’s next.” An advisor, coach, speaker and mentor, she draws on a wealth of entrepreneurial successes and experience architecting high-growth initiatives, particularly within the talent ecosystem.
Alison Kassel is a versatile business technology leader, with experience in developing strategies, transforming organizations, implementing portfolio management and governance models, and delivering strategic solutions.
Matt has 20 years of experience architecting, building, and leading Mitchell Martin’s (MMI) IT recruitment practice. MMI’s delivery team has grown to include more than 70 individuals in three different countries supporting U.S. clients in 34 states. Matt has been guided by innovation throughout his career and has long felt that talent acquisition technology will become a core differentiator in the staffing space.
Tim joined nGAGE Specialist Recruitment as CEO in February 2013. Tim leads the boards of each group company to deliver exemplary service to customers and deliver on high profit growth targets – building and creating value for shareholders.
Jai Shekhawat is the founder and former CEO of Fieldglass (now SAP Fieldglass), which he grew to become the world’s largest firm in the fast-growing VMS category. He has been honored for his leadership and success through a variety of personal and company awards, and he serves as a board member, investor, and adviser to many organizations and high-growth firms.
Patrick Beharelle has served as president and chief operating officer of TrueBlue, a $3 billion publicly-traded company focused on staffing, workforce management and recruiting, since May 2015. Previously, he served as executive vice president and chief operating office of TrueBlue’s Workforce Management Group since June 2014.
Pankaj Jindal co-founded Sense, a talent engagement platform specifically designed for the staffing industry. It helps staffing firms reduce attrition and dramatically improve re-deployment rates. Prior to that, Pankaj ran two staffing companies: Aditi Staffing as President (1999-2012) and Akraya as CEO (2013-2015).
Through Tammi Heaton’s 20 years at PrideStaff, she has been instrumental in developing and implementing multiple best practices and relationships, which have collectively positioned the company among North America’s top national staffing firms. She is a dedicated, passionate role model for women throughout the staffing industry.
Barry Asin was appointed President of Staffing Industry Analysts in January 2010, with overall responsibility for the company’s strategy, operations and growth, both in the U.S. and globally.
As the leader of Enterprise Technology Delivery service, Sean oversees all recruiting, sales and delivery for enterprise accounts and manages operations for Harvey Nash offices across the U.S. He manages the staffing needs of Harvey Nash’s largest U.S. clients, while also focusing on its primary business functions, including large account penetration, strategic initiatives and program management.
Edward A. Lenz, Esq. is one of the nation’s leading authorities on the legal and policy aspects of staffing. He joined ASA in 1989 as the association’s first general counsel and later, as senior vice president for legal and public affairs, was the industry’s chief legal and legislative strategist.
Greg Palmer is a 25-year staffing industry veteran and the former president and CEO of public company Remedy Temp Inc. He has served as a buy-side advisor on almost $3.0 billion in staffing industry acquisitions.
Rated as one of the top 100 most influential people in the staffing industry, the name Lisa Maxwell has become synonymous with global executive search. A founding partner of Gerard Stewart, Lisa is a 20-year veteran of the human capital industry with an unparalleled track record for placing CEOs, C-level executives and board members for staffing firms around the world.
Mark Roberts is Chief Executive Officer of TechServe Alliance, the national trade association for the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions industry. He is an authority on both business trends and legal issues impacting the industry. He writes and speaks frequently on topics including what successful firms are doing to drive growth and profitability.
Rhona Driggs, president of Volt Consulting Group and executive Vice President of Volt Workforce Solutions, has spent her 26 years in the industry building a sustainable client delivery model for long-term workforce management and staffing solutions with many of the world’s most highly respected companies.
Mark has been with Signature Consultants for nearly 20 years. He is passionately focused on people: the team, consultants and customers. Prior to joining Signature, he served as Executive Vice President of Rendina Companies and was a senior partner at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, a leading law firm.
A client services leader who’s spent the last eight years in recruitment advertising, Jonathan’s passion for client success and creating value-adding relationships is the key to Recruitics’ long term customer engagement.
Jay has led Peoplelink in one role or another since its inception in 1987. He is a native of Indiana with a BS in Business Marketing from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis.
Dave has held leadership positions within the Technology Staffing industry for over two decades, including the roles of CFO and President, prior to becoming CEO of Eliassen Group in 2010. During his tenure as CEO, Dave has spearheaded tremendous company growth, more than doubling the size of the company over the past six years.
Since 2006, Christopher J. Dwyer has been one of the world’s foremost spend management experts and leading authority on contingent workforce management (CWM), authoring hundreds of research studies and evangelizing the evolution of the non-employee workforce. Dwyer is the voice behind Contingent Workforce Weekly, the industry’s first (and only) weekly podcast dedicated to this space, and is an expert on the future of work and gig economy.
A senior IT leader, Bill Corwin has 25+ years of proven leadership and a strong track record in executive leadership, program management, and operational excellence in complex global IT environments. As part of Motion Recruitment Partners’ executive team, he provides strategic direction for technology operations and investments, including end user services, application development, compliance, infrastructure, and security.
Loretta Penn is the founder and President of PECC, LLC, an executive coaching and consulting company. She works with senior executives, business owners, entrepreneurs and individuals to create greater alignment between business goals, vision and profitability.
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