2016 North America 50

Janice Bryant Howroyd

2016-10-25T15:05:05-07:002016 Global Power 100, 2016 North America 50|

The first African-American woman to own a billion-dollar company, founder and CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd launched ACT•1 Group in 1978 with $1,500; now it is the largest workforce solutions company founded in the US by a minority woman. Believing people perform best when their personal strengths are developed and challenged, Bryant Howroyd aims to provide the firm’s employees with an innovative learning- and service driven environment. Bryant Howroyd has [...]

Ericka Hyson

2016-10-25T14:14:48-07:002016 Global Power 100, 2016 North America 50|

Under Ericka Hyson’s leadership as partner and COO, ettain group has become the 34th-largest IT staffing firm in the US, earning the Inavero Best of Staffing Diamond Award for Client Satisfaction (marking five consecutive years) and Best of Staffing for Talent for the past four consecutive years. Hyson started as a recruiter in 1999 and [...]

Sue Marks

2016-10-25T14:18:21-07:002016 Global Power 100, 2016 North America 50|

A pioneer in recruitment process outsourcing, CEO Sue Marks founded RPO provider Cielo in 2005. Since its inception, she has been an annual member of the HRO Today HR Outsourcing Superstar listing, and was recognized as Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in the service business category. She is the winner of the Marquette University College of Business Administration’s Alumni Award for Entrepreneurship and a three-time winner of [...]

Lisa Maxwell

2016-10-25T14:07:40-07:002016 Global Power 100, 2016 North America 50|

Lisa Maxwell is a founding partner of Gerard Stewart, an executive search firm serving the human capital industry. For more than a decade, she has been a trusted advisor to multinational, public sector and private-equity backed staffing and professional services organizations seeking guidance on critical boardroom issues, including CEO search and succession planning. Having placed dozens of CEOs across the human capital industry, including global leaders recognized on the Staffing [...]

Robin Mee

2016-10-25T14:06:47-07:002016 Global Power 100, 2016 North America 50|

Robin Mee is founder and president of Mee Derby, a search firm for the staffing industry. A passionate advocate of staffing, Mee serves as volunteer leader at the American Staffing Association and presents regularly at staffing events nationally. Mee Derby has helped hundreds of staffing companies grow by hiring top talent and assisted thousands of staffing professionals in elevating in their careers. The company’s annual revenue rose 35% [...]

Cynthia J. Pasky

2016-10-25T14:05:26-07:002016 Global Power 100, 2016 North America 50|

President and CEO Cynthia J. Pasky founded Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3) in 1990 and has grown the IT staffing provider to $320 million in revenue in 2015, making it the 16th-largest US provider of IT staffing. Pasky is deeply committed to Detroit, where S3 is based. She serves as chair of the Downtown Detroit Partnership board of directors, and is co-chair of Mayor Mike Duggan’s Workforce Development Board. [...]

April Pish

2016-10-25T14:05:30-07:002016 Global Power 100, 2016 North America 50|

April Pish is president of Update Legal, leading theNew York-based company that ranks as the second largest US legal staffing firm. Joining the firm in 2006, Pish is the first woman to hold the job of president. Prior to Update Legal, Pish served in an executive role at KB Toys. Pish is also involved in mentoring children with disabilities through the organization Perfectly Paired.

Ranjini Poddar

2016-10-25T13:58:48-07:002016 Global Power 100, 2016 North America 50|

As co-founder and CEO of Artech Information Systems, Ranjini Poddar is the driving force behind the $400 million multinational juggernaut. She has led Artech — the largest woman-owned IT staffing firm in the US — through multiple phases of structured growth, overcoming many obstacles on the way. Poddar strives to make a positive difference in people’s lives; Artech engages in a long-term sustainability program through green initiatives as well [...]

Melissa Porter

2016-10-25T13:58:20-07:002016 Global Power 100, 2016 North America 50|

As chief sales officer for EmployBridge, which ranks on Staffing Industry Analysts’ list of largest US staffing firms. Melissa Porter is dually focused on developing sales and nurturing a best-in-class executive sales team across the company’s spectrum of specialty brands: ProLogistix, ResourceMFG, Select Staffing, ProDrivers and RemX Specialty Staffing. Over the past year, Porter assisted with the successful integration of Select Staffing and EmployBridge through the identification, implementation and promotion [...]

Joyce Russell

2016-10-25T13:56:53-07:002016 Global Power 100, 2016 North America 50|

Joyce Russell currently serves as president of Adecco Staffing USA, the largest business unit of Adecco Group North America. Since joining the company as a branchmanager in 1987, Russell has held roles through all levels of the organization and now leads the field network and 2,000 colleagues across the country. Russell’s inspiration comes from the people she works with. She is known for her relentless drive [...]

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