As president of Pontoon, Mike Wachholz led a team of more than 1,600 employees in more than 40 countries, supporting clients in at least 110 countries. Pontoon, the global HR outsourcing brand for Adecco Group, drives the acquisition of permanent talent and manages contingent and project workforce on behalf of an organization. Wachholz began his career as a securities attorney. He then moved into investment banking, advising growth stage companies in developing business plans, executing growth strategies, and raising capital. Prior to joining Pontoon, Wachholz helped launch and raise initial capital for a mobile workforce software and services company. He served as president and CEO until the sale of the company in 2006. Wachholz was also COO of Beeline until he joined Pontoon in 2012. Wachholz holds a juris doctorate from the University of Florida College of Law.

*Editor’s note: Mike Wachholz left Pontoon in August 2017.