Vera Calasan is CEO of German engineering staffing and project services firm Excellence AG. Prior to joining Excellence, Calasan was CEO of ManpowerGroup Germany between 2009 and 2013. She first joined the staffing industry in 2003 as business unit director, finance and accounting, for Hays AG in Germany, leaving in 2005 to become managing director of German staffing firm Amadeus FiRe Services Ltd. She is a member of the global advisory board for her MBA alma mater, University of Chicago Booth School of Business.