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Spencer Wreford

Spencer Wreford

Empresaria Group plc
former CEO

Under Spencer Wreford’s leadership as CEO, London-based Empresaria Group plc is investing in its central team and rationalizing its business with a focus on its core brands. Wreford joined the international specialist staffing group in 2010 as group finance director and added the COO role in 2017; he was promoted to CEO in May 2018. Wreford has led six investments to bring new brands into the group, including last year’s majority stake in Peru’s Grupo Solimano. Empresaria posted consecutive record profit levels for the last four years, with 2018 reaching record levels of net fee income, profit and conversion ratio.

* Wreford stepped down as CEO in June 2019.

Aaron O’Brien

Aaron O’Brien

Grafton Recruitment
Managing Director

Aaron O’Brien is the managing director of Grafton Recruitment and is based in Dublin, Ireland. Previously, O’Brien held senior executive roles in Symbio Business Solutions and CPL and was owner and managing partner of Broadreach International Search and Selection. O’Brien is responsible for the strategic development and oversight of Grafton as it expands its operations in Ireland. O’Brien is a Fellow of The Sales Institute of Ireland.

Enrique Sanchez

Enrique Sanchez

The Adecco Group
Regional Head of Iberia, Italy, Eastern Europe & MENA

Enrique Sanchez was appointed as The Adecco Group’s regional head of Iberia, Italy, Eastern Europe & MENA in 2019 and has been a member of its executive committee since October 2009. Sanchez joined The Adecco Group Spain in 1993 as sales representative and expanded his responsibilities over the next few years. In 2001, he became president and general manager of Adecco Spain and Portugal. From 2003 to 2005, Sanchez was general manager for Spain and Portugal, and led the development of the company in Latin America and Eastern Europe. In 2005, he assumed responsibility for Adecco Group Iberia.

Frank Farrelly

Frank Farrelly

Sigmar Recruitment
Co-founder and COO

Frank Farrelly is COO and co-founder at Sigmar Recruitment, leading a team of more than 120 recruitment professionals nationwide. Over the last seven years, Farrelly has been a committee member, treasurer, VP and secretary for the National Recruitment Federation in Ireland and was elected NRF president in 2016. He was part of the NRF team that lobbied the government on the Agency Workers Act, Zero Hours Contracts and ‘If & When’ contracts. Farrelly recently led NRF’s efforts that secured the hosting of the 2018 World Employment Conference in Ireland.

Farrelly was nonexecutive director for The People Group from 2005 to 2009; he currently sits on the external interview panel for the MBA programme at Dublin City University and has delivered courses for The Ryan Academy and The Smurfit Business School.

Rob Zandbergen

Rob Zandbergen

Recruit Global Staffing
CEO

Rob Zandbergen is CEO of Recruit Global Staffing in the Netherlands. The group was previously known as USG People until it changed its name on 1 January 2018. Recruit Global Staffing is responsible for managing all of Recruit Group’s staffing activities. Zandbergen was appointed as the CEO of USG People in 2010, after serving as the company’s CFO since 2005. He was CFO of Belgian staffing group Solvus between 2003 and 2005, when the company was acquired by USG People. In addition to his work at Recruit Global Staffing, Zandbergen is a member of the supervisory board of the Dutch Flower Group and was appointed to the supervisory board of Dutch energy company Eneco Holding in March 2015.

Oliver Watson

Oliver Watson

PageGroup
Executive board director

Oliver Watson is an executive board director for the PageGroup. He is responsible for all Michael Page, Page Executive and Page Personnel operations in the UK, US, Canada, Middle East and South Africa. Prior to this, he was regional managing director for Michael Page UK. Watson joined the company as a consultant in London in 1995.

Matthew Sanders

Matthew Sanders

de Poel
CEO and Founder

Matthew Sanders is CEO and founder of de Poel, a vendor-neutral managed service provider in the U.K. He is also a director of Paraplus, an umbrella company. Sanders founded de Poel 10 years ago with Michael Campbell. Prior to that, he worked for Manpower UK and Corporate Services Group plc (now Impellam).

Oktay Erciyaz

Oktay Erciyaz

Trenkwalder Group AG
CEO

Oktay Erciyaz was promoted to CEO of the Trenkwalder Group AG in May 2017. In 2017, the group had an annual turnover of €800 million with 50,000 employees and 200 offices worldwide. In addition to managing Trenkwalder Group AG, he focuses on sales, growth and business development. Erciyaz, an MBA, has more than 23 years of executive experience in international corporate and business development. He started his career at Preussag AG and held leadership positions for various units of the Bertelsmann Group, including country CEO positions in BeNeLux, Portugal and Turkey, as well as group-level executive vice president positions for corporate development and M&A.

Stephen Trigg

Stephen Trigg

Quanta Consultancy Services
CEO

Stephen Trigg, CEO of Hertfordshire, England based staffing firm Quanta Consultancy Services, began his recruitment career in 1974. He founded Intercity Consultants in 1982 and in 1986 he created I.C. Software in Switzerland. Both companies merged with Computer Search & Selection plc in 1991. Trigg founded Quantum Consultancy Services in 1992, followed by Quanta Consultancy Services in Switzerland in 1996. The company has won several awards including the Queen’s Award for Enterprise – International Trade in 2016 and in 2018 it was awarded the Princess Royal Training Award. Quanta was among SIA’s Best Staffing Firms to Work For in the UK in 2016.

Hans Leentjes

Hans Leentjes

ManpowerGroup
Executive VP

Hans Leentjes joined ManpowerGroup’s executive management team as the executive VP, president of Northern Europe, in January 2011. Previous to this appointment he was the head of ManpowerGroup’s EMEA central region. Leentjes joined ManpowerGroup in 2005 as country manager of the Netherlands, leading the company through a successful new branding implementation, a more client-centric and solution-driven sales approach and the acquisition of Vitae, among other achievements. Leentjes was a board member of ABU, the Dutch association of temporary work agencies, for five years. In May 2014, Leentjes was elected as VP of CIETT, the International Confederation of Private Employment Services.

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