2017 North America 50

Laura Smith

2017-09-20T12:54:17-07:002017 Global Power 100, 2017 North America 50|

Laura Smith is Digital Intelligence Systems’ VP of global human resources, executing human capital strategies that align with the business, aiming to creatively solve problems, challenge the status quo and facilitate change. Through radical transparency, she has improved communications, created and empowered a grassroots culture taskforce to make DISYS a place where people want to [...]

Melanie Staley

2017-09-20T12:54:09-07:002017 Global Power 100, 2017 North America 50|

Melanie Staley is a regional VP for TEKsystems, which provides IT staffing solutions and IT services. She oversees sales and delivery in the Northwest, which has 15 offices, nearly 500 employees and represents more than $500 million in annual revenue. Staley began her career at TEKsystems as a recruiter before transitioning into sales. She has [...]

Reesa M. Staten

2017-09-20T12:54:03-07:002017 Global Power 100, 2017 North America 50|

Reesa M. Staten is senior VP of global corporate communications at Robert Half, the fourth-largest staffing provider in the US. Staten joined the firm in 1994 and took on her current role in 2002, developing the firm’s public relations and communications strategy. Staten has been on the Power 100 list before, but her team’s accomplishments [...]

Rita Steel

2017-09-20T12:53:56-07:002017 Global Power 100, 2017 North America 50|

Rita Steel is president, professional staffing services – West and Southwest US. Since joining Robert Half International 30 years ago, Steel has become an integral part of its executive leadership team that helped grow the company into a $5 billion dollar, Fortune 500 organization. Steel pioneered Robert Half’s successful annual Suit Drive — an initiative [...]

Aanchal “Ann” Thakur

2017-09-20T12:53:29-07:002017 Global Power 100, 2017 North America 50|

Aanchal “Ann” Thakur is eTeam’s global director – strategic accounts. For Thakur, it’s about creating relations — whether it be to help clients meet their goals or connecting talent with their next best opportunity. It is relationships that have helped her build eTeam from its founding in 1999 to a staffing provider with global presence [...]

L. Paige Turnes

2017-09-20T12:53:20-07:002017 Global Power 100, 2017 North America 50|

As CFO of Apex Systems, L. Paige Turnes has been instrumental in creating financial systems and infrastructure to support the company’s growth from $38 million to more than $1.8 billion in revenue. Numbers aside, she is known for being a relatable and approachable leader who cares about people. In 2016, Turnes oversaw her team’s efforts [...]

Nina Vaca

2017-09-20T12:53:14-07:002017 Global Power 100, 2017 North America 50|

Nina Vaca, chairman and CEO of Pinnacle Group, is an active leader, spokesperson and role model in the business community. Pinnacle is one of the largest staffing firms and IT staffing firms in the US, ranking Nos. 73 and 35, respectively, in 2017. Vaca has been listed among the most influential Latinos by Latino Leaders [...]

Andrea Wagner

2017-09-20T12:53:09-07:002017 Global Power 100, 2017 North America 50|

As VP of enterprise sales at Shiftgig, Andrea Wagner oversees all sales functions. Wagner has more than 20 years’ industry experience, including eight years as director of national sales at CareerBuilder.com, contributing 100% revenue growth in five years; two years as VP of enterprise at Bullhorn Staffing where she was responsible for closing the largest [...]

Ammu Warrier

2017-09-20T12:53:02-07:002017 Global Power 100, 2017 North America 50|

President, co-founder and “technopreneur” of DCR Workforce, Ammu Warrier is a powerhouse in the cloud-based software industry, continually driving the company to stretch, create and build ever-evolving and revolutionary new features and systems, and developing DCR into one of the best places to work in South Florida. As a minority entrepreneur, Warrier embodies leadership, business [...]

Lydia Wilson

2017-09-20T12:52:55-07:002017 Global Power 100, 2017 North America 50|

As Pontoon’s executive vice president, global program management, Lydia Wilson is widely recognized by peers, customers and colleagues as both an industry expert and a collaborative partner. With more than 25 years of recruitment and staffing experience, Wilson consults on market trends and industry leading approaches for HR solutions. Her infectious curiosity and willingness to experiment have helped drive new, innovative solutions for Pontoon as [...]

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