Jeffrey A. Joerres assumed the role of ManpowerGroup’s executive chairman in May 2014 after 15 years as CEO. Having joined the organisation in 1993, Joerres served as VP of marketing and senior VP of European operations and global account management. He was named CEO in 1999 and chairman in 2001. Under Joerres’ tenure, ManpowerGroup experienced rapid growth, expanding the footprint of the organisation to 3,100 offices across 80 countries and territories. Joerres sits on a number of boards including the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Tig Gilliam was appointed CEO of NES Global Talent, a specialist provider of engineering talent solutions, in 2014.He joined the board of directors in 2013.Prior to NES Global Talent, Gilliam was operating partner for AEA Investors LP., a private equity firm.From 2007 to 2012, he was regional head and executive committee member of Adecco Group North America. Earlier in his career, he was a partner at PwC Consulting and IBM Global Business Services, leading the global supply chain management practice. Gilliam is chairman of NY-based Work Market Inc., the freelance management system used by businesses to manage their independent contractors.
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.
Darryl Green was named president of ManpowerGroup in 2012 and COO in 2014. As COO, he is responsible for ManpowerGroup’s four regions — Americas, APME, Southern and Northern Europe. Green previously served as president of ManpowerGroup’s Asia Pacific and Middle East operations. He holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a BA in Japanese/Asian studies from Brigham Young University. Green speaks fluent Japanese and is a director of the Japan Staffing Service Association (JASSA).
George Corona was named president and CEO of Kelly Services in May 2017. Headquartered in Michigan, USA, Kelly Services is one of the largest global workforce solutions providers, with revenue of US$5.28 billion in 2016. Corona joined the company in 1994 and has held numerous leadership roles throughout the last two decades. He served as US middle-market leader (where he helped launch Kelly Educational Staffing) before being named executive VP of the Americas. He was promoted to executive VP and COO in 2009 and assumed responsibility for all of Kelly’s global operations. Corona also served on the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Advisory Council on Agriculture, Small Business and Labor.
John L. Marshall III has led Adecco’s North America, UK & Ireland, professional staffing region since April 2017. He was the regional head of UK & Ireland from October 2015 to March 2017.
Marshall was a practicing attorney with King & Spalding and AT&T before he joined MPS Group in 1998. He started as deputy general counsel with an emphasis on acquisitions and public company reporting. He was promoted to president of Special Counsel in 2001 and named president of Accounting Principals in 2006. Adecco named Marshall president of its US finance, office and legal business unit after it acquired MPS Group in 2010.
Jai Shekhawat is founder and CEO of vendor management system provider Fieldglass. Under his leadership, the Fieldglass platform grew to be used in 100 countries, available in multiple languages and currencies and has a spend management of more than $25 billion annually. The company was acquired by SAP in 2014 for a reported sum of nearly $1 billion. He was Ernst & Young’s 2012 Midwest “Entrepreneur of the Year” as well as the 2012 recipient of Staffing Industry Analysts’ Peter Yessne Staffing Leadership Award (formerly called the Peter Yessne Innovator Award) for his work in pioneering the VMS space.
As president and chief executive officer of Kelly Services, Carl Camden is a recognised thought leader in the talent management space. Having earned a doctorate by the age of 25, Camden has been a marketing executive for a bank holding company, co-president of an advertising agency and co-founder of a behavioural research group. He is also a tenured university professor. A recipient of numerous awards throughout his career, Camden is a member of The Committee for Economic Development (CED), the Business Roundtable, and also serves on the boards of Temp Holdings, Co. Ltd. and TopBuild. He is also an authority on how companies can adapt to success in the changing economic landscape.
Natalia Shuman is SVP and GM Kelly Services Inc.’s EMEA and APAC regions. Shuman also serves as a board member of Kelly’s joint venture, TS Kelly Workforce Solutions, in North Asia. She joined Kelly in 1997 and launched Kelly’s recruitment business in the Moscow market. She relocated to New York in 2000, but moved to Singapore in 2011. She was then appointed COO to start up Kelly’s joint venture operations in China and North Asia and was based in Shanghai for over a year. Shuman was elected a board member of Ciett (the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies) in May and is based in both Singapore and Switzerland.
Chris Hartman is president of Allegis Global Solutions (AGS). He has more than 20 years’ experience with the Allegis Group family, and is responsible for growing the AGS footprint throughout the globe. In his previous role as global development officer for Allegis Group, Hartman was responsible for executing and establishing dominant offerings outside of North America. Before moving over to his global roles, he was a founding member and president of Allegis Group Services. Under his direction, AGS grew into one of the largest MSP and RPO providers.