As president of Allegis Group EMEA, Sean Zimdahl leads the region’s operations for Aerotek, Aston Carter, TEKsystems and the Stamford Group. He is driven by solving customers’ business challenges. At this time, he is concentrating on the group’s digital transformation and evolution into a product based services company. Zimdahl is also passionate about his team, promoting internal mobility by moving individuals across Allegis’ global network. Zimdahl co-founded Aston Carter in 1997 and led a management buy-out inAllegis Group acquired the company in 2011, naming Zimdahl COO of Allegis Group International in 2012 and then president for the EMEA region in 2013. During 2017, he led the acquisition of The Stamford Group.
Henry Schirmer joined Randstad as CFO and member of the executive board in 2018. AS CFO, he leads group finance and accounting, business control, M&A, tax, treasury, business risk and audit, legal, and investor relations. He previously worked with Unilever, most recently as executive VP, finance, for Unilever Europe. From 2012 to 2016, Schirmer led the finance function for Unilever North America. Before that, from 2008 to 2012, he was VP of finance for Unilever Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He was previously a board member of the Results for Development Institute.
Volker Enkerts is president of BAP, Germany’s national staffing association. Since 1989, he has owned and operated Hamburg-based FLEX-TIME GmbH. In 1992, Enkerts became a board member of the BZA — BundesverbandZeitarbeit Personal Dienstleistungen (German Association of Private Employment) — and then president in 2004. In 2010/2011, BZA merged with AMP — Arbeitgeberverband Mittelständischer Personaldienstleister (Employers’ Association of Medium-Sized Personnel Services) — to form BAP. He was elected as president after the merger. Enkerts has also been a board member of the BDA, Bundesvereinigung der DeutschenArbeitgeberverbände (Confederation of German Employers’ Associations), since 1998.
Dr. Christian Speidel is chairman and CEO of 7S Group GmbH, a Germany-based firm that ranks on Staffing Industry Analysts’ list of largest global staffing firms. Speidel has also served as managing director of 7S Group since 1997. Prior to 7S, Speidel was chairman at RöderZelt systeme und Service AG from 1994 to 1996, and was managing director of Wilh. Ispert AG & Co. KG from 1987 to 1994. 7S Group was acquired by ManpowerGroup in June and Speidel will be actively involved in the integration of business operations. At press time, the acquisition was expected to be completed by September.
Martin Jäger has recently taken charge of Trenkwalder’s Central and Eastern European regions in addition to his responsibilities as board member and CEO-elect. Jäger joined the group as chief sales officer and member of the executive board in August 2011, before which he was managing partner at a Droege & Company, the business consultancy. Jäger graduated from the University of Konstanz as an economist.
With more than 20 years of recruitment industry experience, Sean Zimdahl is president of Allegis Group’s EMEA operating companies: Aerotek, Aston Carter and TEKsystems. Zimdahl co-founded Aston Carter in 1997 and led a management buy-out in 2007 to Baird Capital Partners Europe; he continued as CEO and the business diversified both by sector and geography. In 2011, the company was acquired by Allegis Group. In 2012, Zimdahl became COO of Allegis Group International, assuming responsibility for integrating the operations across the UK, Europe, Hong Kong and Singapore. In 2013, he became president. In December 2016, Zimdahl oversaw the acquisition of Switzerland-based The Stamford Group. Zimdahl is a past board member of APSCo.
Martin Weiß is the co-founder and managing director of ZAG Zeitarbeit, headquartered in Hanover, Germany. In 2007, Weiß founded the non-profit ZAG foundation Pro Chance, which supports the young and disadvantaged in various projects. Founded in 1984, ZAG Zeitarbeit operates more than 100 branches, employs more than 10,000 workers with approximately 17,000 client companies. With turnover of €280 million in 2012, ZAG Zeitarbeit is one of the 10 largest staffing companies in Germany. It is a member of the BAP Federal Employers’ Association of Personnel Services.
Franz-Josef Schürmann has been The Adecco Group’s chief sales and innovation officer since July 2017. He joined The Adecco Group as regional head of Germany, Austria and Switzerland in January 2016. He started his career at Accenture in 1996. As a member of the German and European leadership teams of Accenture, in 2008 he was named global client partner for several DAX 30 (German Index) companies. From 2010 to 2015, he was country head of Germany for Infosys Ltd. Schürmann is a member of the board of directors at AmCham, the American Chamber of Commerce, Germany; and a member of the Senate of Acatech, the national academy of science and engineering, Germany.
Stefan Kölbl is chairman of the management board for German firm Dekra SE, which includes Dekra Personnel, a temporary work and training & education division of the company that posted revenue of €390.3 million in 2013. Kölbl joined Dekra in 2000 after working as a management consultant. He took on the chairman role in 2010. In 2003, Kölbl was appointed managing director of the economically ailing DekraAkademie. Within only two years, Kölbl succeeded in turning around what is today’s largest private training service provider in Germany. He was then assigned to Dekra’s automotive services unit in 2006.
Jan Gupta this year assumed the newly created role of global head of Modis, The Adecco Group’s IT, engineering and life science staffing and solutions division. He also joined Adecco’s executive committee. A German national, Gupta’s experience includes managing global teams in engineering and technology businesses and an academic background in mechanical engineering and economics. His career spans more than 20 years in the technology industry, most recently as COO and board member of Schunk Group, a German advanced engineering company. He previously held various senior leadership roles at the Freudenberg Group, including leading several of its global divisions.