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2015 North America 50

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Sunny Ackerman

As VP and general manager for the west division of Manpower North America, Sunny Ackerman leads all aspects of the company’s staffing operations in this geography. She oversees $700 million in service revenues through 21 states with nearly 120 branches employing approximately 20,000 associates on a weekly basis. Ackerman is responsible for business strategies, sales […]

Paula Adams

Penmac Staffing Services President Paula Adams strives to create a culture based on strong relationships. Penmac, a woman-owned company for its first 22 years, has always had a majority of female employees. Now an employee-owned company, it prioritizes promotions from within; 27 of its 31 branches are managed by women, proportional to the number of […]

Tanya Axenson

Tanya Axenson handles all aspects of global human resources for Allegis Group Inc., the fourth-largest global staffing provider and the largest staffing firm in the US, while spearheading the development of the company’s human resources strategy. Prior to assuming this role in February 2015, she was chief human resources officer for Aerotek Inc., an Allegis […]

Allie (Ayelet) Ben-Shlomo

Formerly Pro Unlimited’s SVP of client services, Allie (Ayelet) Ben-Shlomo was recently promoted to COO and EVP of client services, overseeing a team that develops contingent workforce programs for Fortune 1000 clients with operations in the US and globally. Some key initiatives Ben-Shlomo spearheaded include launching a global MSP offering, creating an SOW management solution, […]

Sue Bhatia

Sue Bhatia is CEO of Rose International, the 31st-largest US staffing firm. Bhatia founded the IT, business professional, call center and office/clerical staffing provider in 1993. The St. Louis-based company provides staff to customers in all 50 states. In 2013, Rose International was named one of the 50 fastest-growing woman-owned companies in North America by […]

Lisa Biondi

As CIO for System One, Lisa Biondi is responsible for corporate technology strategy, designing and implementing enterprise IT solutions and technology support. Less than 10 years after System One’s spin-off from Hudson Highland Group, Bondi has retooled the company’s infrastructure to facilitate its rapid growth into the 23rd-largest US staffing firm. Biondi led multiple IT […]

Janice Bryant-Howroyd

Janice Bryant-Howroyd is the first African American woman to own a billion-dollar company. She launched ACT•1 Group — now the largest workforce solutions company founded in the US by a minority woman — in 1978 with $1,500, which included a $900 loan from her mother. Today, the company delivers on a global scale with about […]

Sue Burnett

Sue Burnett founded Houston-based Burnett Specialists in 1974. In line with her guiding philosophies — such as treating others the way they want to be treated — the company implemented an employee stock ownership plan in 2010 and is now the largest employee-owned staffing firm in Texas. The National Diversity Council named Burnett one of […]

Melissa Byington

Melissa Byington is president of the locum tenens division of CompHealth, a division of CHG Healthcare Services, one of the largest US healthcare staffing firms. She joined the company as a physician recruiter more than 18 years ago and took over her current role in 2011. Byington affects retention at the firm with a continued […]

Catherine Candland

Catherine Candland has led MSP/ VMS provider nextSource as CEO since January 2014. She previously was founder and CEO of Advantage Human Resourcing, growing the company into a $400 million firm from 2004 to 2009 before selling it to Japanese staffing giant Recruit Holdings Co. Candland then became CEO of Nelson Family of Companies, and […]

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