Home >> Speakers >> Session Speakers Session Speakers Scott A. Aicher Chief Operating Officer - RGBSI & Chief Executive Officer, Signum Group Scott A Aicher, an industry speaker and leadership veteran for over 25 years building a reputation for leading some of the Staffing Industries best case studies for organizational success. In his current role as COO of RGBSI along with VMS technology UpGlide and CEO of Signum Group an RGBSI company, Scott is responsible for the global strategy and operational execution of each organization. Mr. Aicher has a long track record of double digit top and bottom line growth by leveraging hands on insights gained from his many years leading some of the industries most respected public and private IT/Engineering global staffing and solutions firms. The experiences gained throughout his career has given him a unique perspective on developing optimal structures to service clients as well as consultants in an ever changing, challenge filled, employment market. Threase Baker President, ABBTECH Professional Resource Threase Baker has earned her reputation as a national voice for the staffing and recruiting industry best- in -class standards. As President and an Owner of ABBTECH Professional Resources (ABBTECH) she continues to manage and grow a dynamic, award winning national firm devoted to providing Top Talent in the areas of staff augmentation and creative staffing solutions. Threase has more than twenty-five years of experience in all areas of the staffing industry with emphasis on corporate recruiting, executive placement and staff augmentation. Her customer focus includes both the government and private sector. Prior to her current role at ABBTECH, Threase worked as a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) System project manager which provided vital perspectives on the Information Technology (IT) industry and process. Ms. Baker is an active member of TechServe Alliance as a former board member and currently Treasurer of the DC Chapter. Debbie Banko CEO/Founder, Link Technologies Debbie Banko is the CEO and founder of Link Technologies, an IT professional services firm established in 2000. A single working mother who wanted to have time for her family (while running a good business), Debbie started Link with just a few clients, an old computer, and a land line. Debbie’s company soon grew beyond commercial work when her first federal client caused staff numbers to surge from the teens to nearly 100 employees. Her customer focus, commitment to quality, and more than thirty years of experience in consulting services nationwide continue to be the driving force for Link’s growth and success. Debbie has built tremendous customer loyalty in Nevada and is recognized as a trusted provider of IT professional services and solutions. Hers was one of the few businesses that actually grew during the recession, as clients were directing projects to Link Technologies with little or no competition (because they knew Link would get the job done at a fair price). In Debbie's own words: “Nevada is a small community. If you excel at supporting your clients, you become part of that community, not just an outside vendor.” Satisfied clients and great relationships have meant constant growth for Debbie’s company. Link Technologies was on the Inc. 5000 (list of fastest-growing private companies) for five years in a row. Link Technologies now works with everyone from the State of Nevada to MGM Resorts International, and has contracts with government entities at the federal, state, and local level. Outside of Link Technologies, Debbie is a champion of causes that expand the IT workforce, including initiatives to improve STEM education and to make the IT workforce more inclusive for women and minorities. She is a major supporter of SIM Las Vegas (a group focused on IT education, legislation, and workforce development) and was uniquely named the SIM Las Vegas Community Champion in 2015. She has been a major sponsor for the National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT) Summit and a major driving force in bringing TechImpact’s ITWorks (free IT training and internships for at risk youth) to Las Vegas. She also volunteers her time on the Governor’s Workforce Investment board and was appointed to that board’s Information Technology Sector Council. In 2017, Debbie founded CyberSmartNV, a non-profit organization that encourages women to enter the IT field. CyberSmartNV is a clearinghouse for cybersecurity materials – curating the latest and best in cybersecurity education for Nevada. The vision: “A ‘cyber smart’ Nevada, adept at thwarting attacks, discouraging fraudsters, reducing cybercrime, and intervening against cyberbullies and predators online.” Al Bates Principal, Distribution Performance Project Al makes approximately 50 presentations each year on topics such as Improving the Bottom Line, Getting Serious About Profit, Doing More with Less, and Pricing for Profit. He is also a featured speaker at the University of Innovative Distribution. He has written extensively in both the professional and trade press, including the Harvard Business Review, the California Management Review and Business Horizons. Al received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and his MBA and doctorate from Indiana University. While at Indiana he was one of the first recipients of the Ford Foundation Fellowships in Business Education. He is married and has three grown daughters. When he is not traveling giving seminars he enjoys tennis and skiing. He is not particularly good at either one. Don Beemer Managing Director, Insurance Services, TechServe Alliance Don Beemer is the Managing Director of Insurance Services for TechServe Alliance. With over 30 years in the insurance industry his experience includes; a principal owner of a captive insurance agency and an independent insurance agency as well as serving in a Management position with a fortune 500 company. Don’s vast experience in the insurance industry enabled him to become an aggressive, committed, top performing leader with a proven track record of exceeding annual sales goals and established reputation for integrity, satisfaction, and high customer service. Beemer’s background as a detailed-oriented producing agent and manager allows him to have empathy for his team while coaching best practices and accountability thus motivating them to achieve corporate goals with a customer-centered approach. Possess in-depth knowledge and experience on all aspects of building a robust and successful revenue-generating organization. Extensive experience in all property and casualty lines, internal underwriting, policy administration, and underwriting procedures. An expert closer specializing in management and marketing, while highly active in recruiting and training. Proficient in Microsoft Office environment and well versed in agency management systems and the tools used to quote and place business. Joshua Berndt Director of Enterprise Sales, TextUs Josh Berndt has spent the previous 6 years in the Staffing and Recruiting space, and has spent the previous 3 years working with large recruiting teams to prioritize their communications strategy and better engage their candidates. As a believer in communication, Josh sees texting as the key component in building relationships with candidates. Michael Berlin National Perm Director, Randstad Technologies Michael Berlin has been with Randstad Technologies since 2011. At Randstad Technologies Michael has taken on roles of increasing responsibility within the permanent placement segment, first as Perm Practice Director of the Atlanta market, then Regional Perm Director, and now National Perm Director. In Michael's role as National Perm Di rector he is responsible for strategy and execution across all of Randstad Technology's 60+ markets. Prior to joining Randstad Technologies, Michael worked for Robert Half International in Atlanta. In his spare time Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 kids, traveling, and playing golf. Joshua Berndt Director of Enterprise Sales, TextUs Josh Berndt has spent the previous 6 years in the Staffing and Recruiting space, and has spent the previous 3 years working with large recruiting teams to prioritize their communications strategy and better engage their candidates. As a believer in communication, Josh sees texting as the key component in building relationships with candidates. Barbara Bruno President, HR Search, Inc./Good as Gold Training, Inc Barb is internationally recognized as one of the top experts in the Staffing, Recruiting and Sales Professions. She was selected by LinkedIn Learning after their content managers viewed her platform skills and she has created fourteen recruiting courses which have been approved for their Enterprise clients continuing education curriculum.In these courses Barb strongly promotes the utilization of contract staffing services to LinkedIn’s large Enterprise Clients. Barb was instrumental in helping design TSA’s Certification Program, wrote the best practices Study Guide and Industry Practices and conducts prep training that covers critical knowledge points of the exam. She was able to promote the TSA Certification Program in several of the courses she created for LinkedIn Learning. Barb has developed web-based training programs that are distributed in several countries and her Top Producer Tutor clients have increased efficiency and profits. She just launched the following new Tutor training programs: Add Direct Hire for Owners/Managers and Outside Sales Tutor for the Contract Staffing Profession. Barb has developed a web-based Career Portal which puts 90 minutes back in the day for most Recruiters and improves the Candidate Experience. Career Portal owners assist 100% of candidates they attract by either placing them or referring them to their customized Career Portal. Over 500 Contract Staffing Firms worldwide are now offering this Career Portal to candidates they don’t place and are enjoying increased referrals, positive social media posts,and passive income! They’ve also increased sales and profits because their recruiters are focused on the 5% candidates they will place! Barb has also held many leadership roles including: Indiana State President for IAPC, Illinois State President of IAPC and Chairman of the Board of the National Association of Personnel Services. She is the recipient of the Lincoln Award, Harold B. Nelson Award, Woman of Merit Award and was inducted in NAPS Hall of Fame. Barb’s web-based Tutors, in-house training sessions and Executive Consulting have increased sales and profits for 100% of her clients, including many TSA members. Rick Carlson Founder/President, Harvyst Consulting Partners Rick Carlson has been selling, managing, and training sales, recruiting and management teams for more than 30 years. The past 20 have been spent in the staffing world. Rick has held various senior level positions at Modis, Kforce, and Corestaff Services Group. In each organization, Rick has been tasked with revitalizing struggling offices, regions, and divisions. His hands on approach to ensuring that team members are properly trained and adequately challenged have been the catalyst to his team’s successes. Rick is the owner and founder of Harvyst Consulting Partners, a company that customizes growth solutions specifically for staffing organizations and the Director of the TechServe Sales Management Program. Jason Clayton Vice President of Global Professional Services, KnowIt Group Jason Clayton oversees all sales strategy & execution across the organization’s U.S.operations. Jason works closely with the company’s leadership team to ensure driving revenue & gross profit to the bottom line while ensuring client diversification & satisfaction are paramount. Jason has over 20 years of industry experience and held various executive level positions at enterprise level companies and start ups. These positions have afforded Jason the opportunity to continually develop innovative approaches to building sales and clients. Jason received his Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Adam Conrad Recruiting and Candidate Experience Expert, Great Recruiters As Staffing industry veteran with over 18 years of experience as a recruiter, staffing manager, and staffing executive, and a passion for elevating recruiting professionals. He is the founder of Great Recruiters—The recruiter reputation management platformed designed to elevate, grow and promote great recruiters through real-time, actionable insight provided by job seekers. Mickey Doherty Director of Sales, Dahl Consulting Mickey Doherty is the Director of Sales at Dahl Consulting, as well a 2nd generation owner of Dahl and Doherty Staffing. Mickey joined Doherty Staffing in 2011 as a Recruiter, after working in Human Resources for a hospitality company while in college and after graduating. In 2017, the family purchased Dahl Consulting, adding to their professional division of staffing, as well as expanding upon their Managed Services Programs. With the acquisition, Mickey moved over to Dahl to manage the sales department of their professional staffing team. Mickey is on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota chapter of TechServe Alliance, received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – HR Management from the University of Colorado, and has a mini MBA certificate from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. Amy Doyle VP, Strategic Client Solutions, ManpowerGroup Solutions As Vice President, Strategic Client Solutions of ManpowerGroup Solutions, Mrs. Doyle is responsible for business development, account management and total talent management. She has more than 13 years of experience in Human Capital Management, including developing and managing VMS/MSP programs as well as functional design of VMS software. Her background also includes functional design of VMS software and overall management of MSP accounts including Hewlett Packard, Hughes Aircraft, NBC and Airtouch Communications. Prior to joining TAPFIN, Mrs. Doyle held several management positions in the recruitment industryincluding Vice President of Sales and Operations at Guru.com, Vice President of Technology Strategy atStaffmark, Inc. and Director of Sales and Operations of IT Staffing for the Western Region ofManpowerGroup. Mrs. Doyle is an alumnus of UC Berkeley and the American College in Paris. Joanne Estrada Global Head, Contigent Workforce Solutions JoAnne Estrada is an experienced global talent acquisition executive with over two decades of experience in the talent engagement field, of which the last 19 years have been focused on MSP solutions. As the Global Head, Contingent Workforce Solutions within Randstad Sourceright’s Talent Innovation Center, JoAnne oversees the company’s leading contingent and integrated solutions in North America, EMEA, APAC and Latin America. The integrated solutions delivered by JoAnne and her team of experts include best in class contingent and integrated sourcing models covering all categories of talent, ranging from temps to professionals, freelancers and Statement of Work (SOW) professionals. Her previous experience also includes management of the buyer and supplier experience, both as an MSP supplier and as an MSP buyer. She has in-depth experience managing the relationship with Channel technology partners ensuring strategic alignment with industry initiatives and customers vision. Charlie Fossell COO/Partner, TriCom Charlie Fossell has 19 years of experience in the IT Staffing Industry. Starting his IT staffing career in sales, Charlie was a successful Account Executive for nearly 7 years. In that time, he opened and built more than a dozen million dollar plus accounts. Charlie has more than 12 years of experience building, managing, and growing successful IT Staffing businesses. He is currently the COO of TriCom Technical Services and has been responsible six years consecutive years of growth, winning Inavero's Best of Staffing award for both Clients and Talent for each of the last six years. TriCom has won TechServe’s Operational Excellence award for three of the last 5 years. TriCom has been providing highly-qualified technical resources for more than 24 years. Our mission is to place people in positions where they can be successful. Maurice Fuller Founder, StaffingTec & NewVector Group Maurice Fuller founded StaffingTec to help staffing firms identify and select the best technology solutions and ATS systems. StafffingTec also produces the annual StaffingTec conference which focuses on staffing technology innovation. Maurice hasover twenty years of IT staffing industry leadership experience. Before NewVector, Maurice served on the leadership teams for two of the largest and fastest growing IT staffing firms in the Pacific Northwest. Diane Geller Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP Diane provides strategic general counsel services to a wide array of private and public companies, both large and small, offering informed and experienced guidance on business and employment law issues that arise as a matter of operations. She has a particular focus on representing clients in the staffing industry. A former general counsel for a major public company in the staffing and funding industry, Diane is a seasoned practitioner who helps clients stay compliant with the ever-changing federal and state regulations governing the workplace, as well as the daily challenges facing business owners. Diane also provides consultative representation to businesses on a variety of transactions and employment related matters, including drafting and negotiating employment contracts, and mergers and acquisitions, licensing and other business models. Alisia Genzler President & Chief Client Officer, Randstad Technologies Alisia Genzler holds the position of President and Chief Client Officer for Randstad Technologies. In this role she oversees all sales teams, manages sales performance across strategic, major, and emerging account segments. With over two decades of industry experience Alisia brings a wealth of knowledge in strategic planning and execution. Serving in many key roles throughout the organization, Alisia’s entrepreneurial drive and strong business acumen have led to increased revenues, gross profit growth and improved ROI. Along with a proven track record of building high performing teams, she is recognized for conceptualizing many key sales and operational innovations within Randstad Technologies that have streamlined efficiencies and positioned the organization as a leader in the industry. Alisia started her career with SFN Group as an Account Executive and was promoted into a regional management position in 2006. After the acquisition of Technisource she held many key leadership roles within the organization, and continued her success as a strategic leader when the company integrated with Randstad Technologies. Offices under Alisia’s leadership have excelled; repeatedly winning quarterly and annual production awards. Alisia has garnered the Pinnacle Award, the SFN Group's highest performance recognition award. Alisia graduated from Marquette University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance, as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Finance and Financial Management Services. She is also a member of several industry associations and serves as an advocate and spokesperson for Randstad Technologies championing issues including diversity and inclusion, STEM programs for the next generation and empowering women in technology. Sean Gilligan President - Technology Recruitment, Harvey Nash North America As the President of Harvey Nash’s technology recruitment segment, Sean Gilligan oversees all strategy, operations and execution of the company’s North American recruiting business. Gilligan works directly with the company’s market directors across the continent to deliver innovative IT recruitment solutions for clients - for everything from enterprise-wide needs to specialized, individual skills. Gilligan started as a recruiter in the company’s New Jersey office 10 years ago, and has held multiple individual contribution and leadership roles over the past decade. Most recently, he was Chief of Staff and instrumental in launching, and leading, Harvey Nash’s Enterprise Technology Delivery (ETD) service that manages the high-volume and complex staffing needs of the company’s largest U.S. clients. Sean received his Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from the Erivan K. Haub School of Business at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. Andy Gole Founder, Urgency Based Selling Andy Gole has been studying sales management and helping transforming sales teams for 25 years.He focuses on urgency drivers to accelerate and elevate sales performance,using philosophy-based principles.A typical client can expect a 10-20% increase in profitable sales. He developed and continues to refine Urgency Based Selling from thousands of sales calls. Andy taught selling for 8 years at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies.He contributes original content regularly to Forbes.com and Training Industry, as well as other notable business publications.He has an MBA in marketing from New York University. Matt Greene Director of Enterprise Recruiter Development, Signature Consultants Matt Greene has over 17 years of experience in the talent acquisition / technical recruiting space in both agency and corporate recruiting. Matt is currently the Director of Enterprise Recruiter Development within Signature Consultant’s Training and Development department where he is responsible for the Recruiter Development Programs across the Signature footprint. Matt has previously held the role of Recruiting Manager, National Delivery Manager, Professional Recruiter and Senior Technical Recruiter for Signature Consultants, Wachovia Bank and TEKsystems. Matt has a strong background in recruiting and sales strategy, recruiting process and training and development. Matt graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Computer Information Systems. Matt recently celebrated his 15 year anniversary with his wife Jennie and they have two children Jack (12) and Anna (9). The Greene family are active members of Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina. Matt enjoys spending time with family, listening to music and local craft beers. Eric Gregg CEO, Inavero Eric Gregg, founder of Inavero, brings his expertise in marketing and quantitative analysis to top professional service organizations. Eric is also a professor of marketing, a published author in the field of marketing, client loyalty and employee satisfaction, as well as client and job candidate research and consulting. Michael F. Hammond Attorney, Hammond Law Group, LLC Mike is a partner and the Chair of the U.S. Immigration Group of CKR Law. Prior to merging with CKR Law, Mike was the founder and managing partner of Hammond Law Group for 25+ years. Mike’s practice focuses on the IT and healthcare sectors. He is a regular speaker for trade associations TechServe Alliance and SIA. Paul Hansen Chairman/CEO, Millennium Consulting, Inc. For more than 30 years Paul Hansen has been a pioneer and thought leader in the areas of talent acquisition, management, solutions delivery, and training in the fields of engineering and information technology. As a serial entrepreneur, he has founded and grown numerous staffing and technology solutions organizations in the United States and Latin America. He has also lead the inception and growth of an entity focused on designing, developing and delivering classroom instruction, seminars, and forums on small business management, entrepreneurship, leadership, and organizational excellence. He is currently the Chairman and CEO of Millennium Consulting Inc., an IT and Engineering staffing firm he founded in RI in 1996. He is also is the President-elect of TechServe Alliance, the premier IT & engineering staffing association dedicated to advancing excellence and ethics within the IT & engineering staffing and solutions industry where he is a member of the Executive Board and the Legal and Legislative Committee. Prior to his current association with TechServe, he served on the Boards at the National Association of Computer Consulting Businesses and the National Technical Services Association. Paul holds a Master of Science in Industrial Technology from Rhode Island College and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island. He has also been Chairman and board member of several civic, charitable, and philanthropic organizations. Bill Inman CEO, Talenting Bill Inman is a 21-year veteran in human capital and has served in executive leadership positions at several of the nation’s largest contingent workforce management and employer of record companies. Currently, Bill is a co-founder and CEO of Talenting, the blockchain for talent management. Additionally, Bill serves as an advisor to multiple contingent workforce and gig economy companies including PeopleLoop, Everhive, W Workforce as well as to the world’s premier professional beach volleyball tour the Association of Beach Volleyball Professionals (AVP). In the era of blockchain, tokens, cloud, AI and augmented intelligence, virtual reality, IoT and more technology is rapidly transforming traditional business and work models. Bill is helping to bring some of this innovation to the gig economy and human capital industries. Bill’s mission is to help companies reduce labor costs, minimize risk and improve their overall workforce productivity as well as to help workers maintain stability and prosper in our new work environments. Bill specializes in defining and developing start-up companies from idea to profitability. He launched, created and managed several business models for a contingent workforce management company that grew from the ground floor to annual gross revenues of $2.5B with more than 300 employees within four years. Additionally, he built a new employer-of-record model, within an existing multi-billion dollar business, from zero to over 3000 temporary and contract employees within three years. As an entrepreneur with a strong background in information technology applications and software development, he has also developed innovative human resources and business training solutions using online media and custom software. During the .com era he established and led an applicant tracking company (ATS) focused on creating pre-qualified candidate databases through the use of shared talent pools. Bill recently completed an engagement as an advisor to TargetRecruit, one of the most highly recommended Salesforce platform applicant tracking systems, which was acquired by a private equity company. Recognized in the industry for his expertise, Bill has been interviewed by numerous staffing industry and business publications and has been invited to speak at events and host various webinars in conjunction with Staffing Industry Analysts, SHRM, HR.com, PIHRA and the Institute of Human Resources. Bill is also actively involved in his local community in Los Angeles. He is a board member of for local youth organizations and supports local schools and nonprofits through his organization mb90266. Bill Josey William S. Josey, LLC William (Bill) Josey has over 25 years experience advising the staffing industry, including service as General Counsel of Kforce Inc. for 14 years before returning to private law practice in 2014. Today, Bill provides staffing firms with practical guidance and advice in the areas of employment law, wage/hour, contracts, insurance and risk management, noncompetition agreements, and compliance. Bill is the author of the TechServe Alliance white paper "The New Overtime Rules: Understanding the Challenges and Choices for Staffing Firms." Jonathan Kestenbaum Managing Director, Tech Talent Labs Jonathan Kestenbaum is the Managing Director of Talent Tech Labs. He is a lawyer by education, and an entrepreneur and investor by trade. Jonathan is passionate about being on the cutting edge of innovation and capitalizing on industry trends. He currently spends his days managing TTL’s innovation lab and advising the recruitment technology companies of tomorrow. Jonathan can be found at HR technology conferences all over the country as a sought-after speaker and panelist sharing deep insights into the evolution of the Talent Acquisition Ecosystem. Mary Pat Knight CEO & Founder, Leaders Inspired Mary Pat Knight is a Leadership Consultant and expert in Emotional Intelligence. Her30-year career has spanned executive leadership positions in marketing, operations, strategic planning, human resources, development and executive coaching. Drawing on her C-level experience, she has developed a simple, yet powerful system for creating Emotional Intelligence that supports entrepreneurially-generated and family-led businesses create healthy teams, inspire leaders and transform cultures.Thousands of clients have experienced powerful life and business transformation by committing to this system. Mary Pat is the Founder and CEO of Leaders Inspired, helping leaders lead from the heart while creating phenomenal business results. John C. Larson President, Cohesion - Consulting & Staffing Mr. Larson has many years of senior operational management experience, ranging from entrepreneurial driven companies to F500 enterprises. Having spent twenty years in executive management in the IT staffing industry, he has acquired a unique body of knowledge gained from working with staffing entrepreneurs as they have grown their organizations. As an owner and operating partner in Cohesion and CPSI Consulting, he has a passion for continuous learning, always seeking to answer the question; Where do we find our next great employee? Even with the most up to date tools, the industry still relies on the talents of Recruiters and Business Development teams. The acquisition, training, and management of these teams are critical to the success of companies, both small and large in the staffing industry. The utilization of talent networks and human capital management continues to evolve in a world where some business processes try to eliminate or lessen their importance. Mr. Larson’s experience with hiring, developing, and managing internal talent suggests there is not a single path for all companies. Choosing the path for your company is one of your most important strategic decisions. He has supported the mission of TechServe Alliance for many years, culminating in serving as the co-chair for the 2014 annual conference. Over the years he has served as a panelist or speaker at the conference, and currently serves as a Director-at-Large on the TechServe Alliance Board. Mr. Larson began his career in the technology industry in sales, first with IBM and then Wang Laboratories. Mr. Larson held various sales positions, rising from a territory sales representative to the Vice President of Sales and Marketing in the U.S. for Wang. His business career has included local, regional, and national management responsibilities. Doug Leeby Chief Executive Officer, Beeline Doug Leeby is the CEO of Beeline, the largest independent leader in software solutions for sourcing and managing the extended workforce. Doug has more than 25 years of sales, product, marketing, and management experience— including 16 in the technology sector. Doug joined Beeline in 2002 as Vice President of Product Management, where he was instrumental in overseeing and facilitating the strategic direction of Beeline's suite of solutions. In 2003, Doug assumed responsibility for the sales organization and enabled strong, double-digit year-over-year growth. In 2005, Doug gained additional responsibility for overseeing business development, marketing, and the talent management business unit as Senior Vice President. After Adecco Group acquired Beeline, Doug was named president in July 2010. Doug served in this role until December 2016 when private equity firm GTCR acquired Beeline. At that time, Doug became CEO of Beeline, and remains in that role, where he over saw the successful integration of Beeline and IQ Navigator and the company’s subsequent acquisition in 2018 by New Mountain Capital.Doug has been included on Staffing Industry Analyst’s list of the“100 Most Influential People in Staffing” every year since 2012.He attended Vanderbilt University, where he received a Master’s degree in Human Resources and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. Katrina Leslie Founder & Chairman, SwipeJobs Inc. Katrina Leslie is the Founder & Chairman of SwipeJobs Inc., a platform for Staffing Firms that offers Customers and Candidates the option of automation where they transact live in the cloud (Exchange). Prior to swipejobs, Katrina was the Founder of 3 other companies including HRX an Australian company that specialized in Recruitment Process Outsourcing & recruitment technology which was acquired in late 2013.Prior to HRX, Katrina was the Founder & CEO of ePredix in the U.S which is now part of Gartner (NYSE). Prior to this Katrina had a career of HR and Recruitment roles with one of Australia’s major banks (Westpac) where she held Head of HR roles for both Financial Services & Retail Banking NSW; at Microsoft where she managed HR for Australia & then managed Recruitment for Asia Pacific. She started her career with BHP on the HR Graduate Development Program working in each of the steelworks in Australia. Her qualifications are B App Sc; Post Grad Org Psych; M Comm and is a Registered Psychologist. Katrina is based in Dallas & Sydney and is married with five children. Shari Locascio Director of Consultant Care, KForce Shari Locascio is the Director of Consultant Care at Kforce, a professional staffing services and solutions firm headquartered in Tampa, Florida. Mrs. Locascio has been in the industry for over 12 years and has held a variety of roles including recruitment, strategic accounts, operations, on boarding and program management. Currently, she is responsible for Kforce’s overall consultant care program and strategy to ensure a world class consultant experience. Mrs. Locascio is a Florida native and earned her B.A. and Masters of Communications from the University of South Florida. When she is not working as the voice of the consultant, Mrs. Locascio is a Tampa Bay Buccaneers season ticket holder and can be found attending every home game with her husband and 7-year-old son. Sean Manley COO, On-Demand Group Sean's passion aligns with operations at ODG. A Badger (UW-Madison) alumni, with advanced degrees in vocational psychology and business and a Six Sigma Black Belt; he's committed to ODG's continual innovation in process and service delivery. Sean is also the past President and continued member of MNTRN.ORG. Sean stays busy outside of ODG with family, athletics and traveling. David Morgan President, Information Technology & Engineering, Addison Group Mr. Morgan has been in the staffing industry for over 25 years exclusively in Information Technology. In 2001, he started an IT business that is now Addison Group IT, a $100m IT Staffing and Direct Hire business with over 20 offices throughout the U.S. Mr. Morgan began his career with Sapphire Technologies, now Randstad, after graduating from Merrimack College in Massachusetts. Mark Morton President, Morton Mark is the President of Morton, an IT staffing firm headquartered in Richmond, Virginia and supporting customers across the United States. In 2006, Mark set out to create a company that treated people like people, not like numbers on a bottom line; one that would be founded on the principle of putting people first. Over the past decade, Morton has grown from a business run out of Mark’s home office to an $11.5M company, all while adhering to the commitments of honesty, professionalism, and respect. Mark is an IT professional by trade, who started his care er working in a Data Center for one of the largest Healthcare companies in the United States. M ark ’ s IT career includes 15 years working for multiple Fortune 500 organizations, where he led large projects and programs focused on Business Process, Document Imaging Workflow, and Program Management Offices. In 2006, Mark took a risk in opening the doors at Morton in an effort to build an organization in the staffing industry focused on partnership, quality, and doing the right thing, both for customers and consultants. Morton has been recognized on t he Inc. 500 and Inc. 5000 lists. Mark is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and resides in Richmond with his wife and five children. Tom Nunn President, Tom Nunn Consulting Tom Nunn is the president of Tom Nunn Consulting, LLC, a company he started in 2009 that specializes in helping owners and executive teams of growing companies implement best practices to enable long term growth, profitability and health. Tom currently works with numerous IT staffing companies around the country and also facilitates industry roundtables. He is actively involved in TechServe Alliance as a speaker, facilitator and currently serves as Secretary-Treasurer for the Board of Directors. Prior to starting his own company, Tom was president of a national IT staffing company headquartered in Boston, MA. Over the nine years that he was there, Tom helped develop and lead a high performing team that grew the company from $25MM to $100MM and top quartile profitability. Tom has over 30 years of diverse business experience including many years as an executive in the financial services industry where he led teams that oversaw IT and back office support for various investment management functions in multi-national banks. Diya Obeid CEO and Founder, JobDiva, Inc. Diya is a system developer, a recruiter, a leader, a speaker, an inventor, an adviser, a visionary,and a guiding force behind JobDiva. Since its launch in 2003, JobDiva’s innovations have been expertly developed under Diya’s leadership. In his role as Chief Executive Officer, Diya is responsible for setting the business and technology strategy of the company. With more than 30 years of experience in technology and staffing, Diya has been a change catalyst and driving force in the recruitment industry. To date, the United States Patent & Trademark Office has awarded Diya nine patents for his inventions. Pat Patel CEO & President, Intelliswift Software, Inc. Pat Patel founded Intelliswift Software, Inc. as systems integration and technology consulting company providing solutions to Fortune 100 companies and emerging, mid-sized organizations in the Silicon Valley. Pat is responsible for worldwide operations including sales and marketing, finance, information systems, human resources, and corporate planning. As a serial entrepreneur with an appetite for calculated risk, Pat has been instrumental in driving growth globally with strategic acquisitions, offshore service offerings expansion, and acquiring a diversified portfolio of niche companies. Customers, partners, and industry rock stars have recognized Pat’s thought leadership through accolades and awards. Out of many of his achievements, he was also an invited member in the alliance of CEOs in 2006 and 2007. Pat is actively involved in TechServe Alliance and was featured in their Executive Profile in 2015, and currently serves on the Board of Directors. Pat holds a Degree in Electrical Engineering from Mumbai University, and an MBA from Wharton School of Business. Johnny Reinsch CEO, Qwil PBC Qwil is a San Francisco based public benefit corporation with the mission of empowering freelancers and SMBs with access to financial services. Qwil does this by making advances to freelancers and SMBs for amounts earned and invoiced but unpaid. Qwil's vision is a credit system that's an order of magnitude more efficient than the one that tanked the economy in 2008. One which obviates the need for inefficient processes and things like custodians and ratings agencies, and that also enables rapid settlement and secondary market liquidity. The credit system Qwil is building is enabling $5T worth of new credit products the old system is incapable of providing. Formerly, Johnny was the SVP,Strategy at Xapo, the world’s secure bitcoin wallet and vault where he helped evangelize bitcoin in developing economies as an alternative to broken banking and financial systems. Johnny is are covering M&A lawyer, having done over $10B in M&A deals before leaving big law to tackle financial inclusion. Tim Robbins VP & General Manager, Staffing & Recruiting, Monster As the Vice President and General Manager for Staffing & Recruiting at Monster, Tim Robbins leads the company’s staffing and recruiting business segment in North America. Tim and his team of more than 50 are focused on delivering solutions and strategies specifically designed to help recruiting customers make more successful connections with candidates. Tim is a 14-year veteran of Monster and has worked primarily within the Staffing segment, where he has served many of the largest companies in the sector in his various roles. Tim is proud to be part of the leadership team dedicated to taking Monster to the next phase of its evolution. Prior to Monster, Tim was Area Vice President of Sales at Airborne Express/DHL. Tim’s strengths include designing customer driven solutions, which translate to long term sustainable partnerships, and developing passionate teams who take a similarly customer-focused approach to their work. Tim completed his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Widener University. Mark Roberts CEO, TechServe Alliance Mark Roberts is Chief Executive Officer of TechServe Alliance, the national trade association for the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions industry. Prior to being named CEO by the TechServe Alliance Board of Directors in February 2003, Mr. Roberts served as COO & General Counsel of the organization. He is an authority on both business trends and legal issues impacting the industry. He writes and speaks frequently on industry topics including what successful firms are doing to drive growth and profitability. Before joining TechServe Alliance, Mr. Roberts was a partner in the Labor and Employment Group of a large Florida law firm. Mr. Roberts also served for four years in the Washington, D.C. office of Congressman Benjamin A. Gilman of New York. Mr. Roberts currently serves as a member of the Labor Relations Committee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Troy Roberts President, Alliance of Professionals & Consultants Mr. W. Troy Roberts is the president of APC, a professional services and specialized staffing firm established in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1993. An award-winning top employer and supplier, APC is a Native American-owned company with satellite offices throughout the United States and with over 700 professionals engaged on projects around the world. APC focuses on positively impacting the lives of individuals by providing meaningful contract engagements, while also ethically meeting the unique needs of clients from a myriad of industries. In his role as company president, Mr. Roberts is responsible for the organization’s strategic planning and outcome of execution. Prior to joining APC in 1998, Mr. Roberts specialized in bank mergers & acquisitions within Accenture’s finance industry line of business. Mr. Roberts remains highly involved in a variety of causes within the local community, but has particular interest in Saving Grace, Walk for Hope, Wake Assisted Living Center, and StepUp Ministry. Mr. Roberts has a Bachelor of Science from North Carolina State University and a Masters of Business Administration from Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Shashank Saxena Co-Founder and CEO, VNDLY Prior to starting VNDLY, Shashank was the Corporate Strategy leader at The Kroger Co. Shashank joined Kroger in October 2012 as a manager in the digital team. Six months into the role, he got promoted to serve as the Director of Digital and eCommerce technologies at Kroger. As part of this role he managed the Web, Mobile, Tablet, eCommerce and platform development teams within the Kroger Technology organization. In November 2015, Shashank was promoted to Sr.Director, Partnerships and New Business Development where he led these function before taking on the Corporate Strategy role. Prior to joining The Kroger Co., Shashank was at Citigroup where he led the Strategy and Planning function for the Global Mobile Banking line of business. Shashank was also part of the Project Management Office (PMO) at Citi where he successfully led multiple Internet and Mobile programs. He was responsible for managing the Google Wallet, Mobile Check Deposit, Mobile P2P payments, Latin American Mobile banking and multiple other programs for Citibank. He was one of the founding members of the Global Mobile Center of Excellence (CoE) at Citi. Shashank has also worked at Uptown Consortium, Dell computers and Target Corp prior to joining Citi. Shashank was an adjunct faculty member at the University of Cincinnati, Lindner College of Business where he taught Digital and emerging channels marketing. He is also a mentor at The Brandery and Kroger’s liaison to Cintrifuse (syndicate venture fund). He also serves on the Lindner MBA advisory board at University of Cincinnati. Sheenoo Sekhon VP, Human Resources, RGBSI Sheenoo Sekhon is the VP of HR with RGBSI. She is a second generation owner and has been associated with the company since inception in 1997. RGBSI is a global organization providing staffing, IT and engineering solutions across various industries. In her current role she is responsible for all global HR strategies from managing employee relationships, compensation planning, performance management, staffing, and HR process coordination. Dana Shaw-Arimoto Founder, Phoenix5 Dana has always left a legacy behind. She believes strongly in leaving things better than she found them, and her record shows it. While working at SIA as Senior VPof Strategy and Solutions, Dana co-launched the industry’s first-ever buy side conference, research council, advisory practice, and speaker bureau. This resulted in a complete organizational structure change to scale and ultimately sell the founder's company, along with the CEO and Chief Analyst, to Crain Communications. During her time as Global Vice President at TAPFIN, Dana designed, collaborated, and led the Global Managed Services (BPO) Center of Excellence for TAPFIN. By working with 66 country experts across sales, finance, legal, tax, operations, back office, and implementations,her team delivered standardized methods across Fortune Company clients while honoring nuances within each region, country, and province.Dana also directed a team of market intel and thought leader experts, mining proprietary data and correlating it with externally available market and economic data, to create and launch the first-ever company Contingent Workforce Index. Today, this is not only a Global Index but the basis for a new revenue model. Dana left TAPFIN to join ICon Professional Services (now TalentWave), where she served as COO and President of Alliances andAdvisory Services. As COO, she led growth initiatives that resulted in the final transaction to a substantial private equity exit for the owner/founder of ICon within 18 months, doubling the company’s revenues by developing and executing against a three-horizon plan ahead of timeline by ten months. As President, she was an architect of change and led the industry’s first alliance and advisory practice. She was responsible for the team of experts who jump started TalentWave’s growth engine with the vision of revolutionizing the way companies and freelancers take the first step to becoming compliant. Today, Dana has started her own consulting and advisory firm, Phoenix5, embarking on the next phase of her career as an advisor, coach, speaker, and mentor, evangelizing a new mindset: StopSettling®. Harvey Shulman President, EAC Harvey Shulman, a co-founder and general counsel (1987-1999) for NACCB (now TechServe Alliance), has provided legal advice to more than 150 IT companies for more than 25 years. Clients respect Harvey’s practical approach and legal knowledge on employment and independent contractor issues, government audits (IRS, DoL, state agencies), customer contracts, non-competes, M&A, and more. Harvey is a published author and received NACCB's Lifetime Achievement Award. Andrew Streiter Senior Vice President, Staffing and Recruiting, CareerBuilder Andrew Streiter, an accomplished leader in the recruitment industry, as senior vice president of the company's staffing and recruiting group. CareerBuilder's staffing and recruiting group serves nearly 95 percent of the top 150 staffing groups in the country and has more than 3,000 customers. In his new role, Streiter will lead the sales strategy and product vision for one of the most critical segments in the world of recruitment– the staffing industry. Drawing on a rich history of working closely with staffing and recruiting firms across the country, Streiter has a keen understanding of the challenges they face and how the right technology solutions can combat them. Streiter brings 20 years of expertise in sales strategy and management to the business he leads. Streiter joined CareerBuilder in 2005 as a national account executive in New York and has held key leadership roles in sales and business development for the company ever since. He most recently served as senior vice president of managed services, overseeing CareerBuilder's sourcing division. In a prior role as vice president of sales, he was responsible for developing human capital strategies for a variety of organizations ranging from Fortune 1000 companies to mid-sized businesses. Streiter holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business and an undergraduate degree from West Virginia University. Richard W. Thatcher, Jr. Managing Director, Fairmount Partners Richard W. Thatcher is a founding partner and managing director of Fairmount Partners. Mr. Thatcher specializes in mergers and acquisitions, strategic/financial advisory services, and private financings for emerging growth companies. His clients include leading middle-market and entrepreneur-led companies in the information technology and business services sectors. Prior to founding the Company, Mr. Thatcher led Investec Inc.’s corporate finance practice serving those same sectors. In 1992, Mr. Thatcher joined PMG Capital, Investec’s predecessor firm, following an extensive career as head of mergers and acquisitions for AGS Computers Inc., a major information technology software and consulting services company, where he focused on the financial services, telecommunications, computer manufacturing, and distribution industries. Mr. Thatcher joined AGS when they purchased his firm, Atlantic Management Systems, of which he was founder and CEO. Atlantic specialized in project management and systems development software and consulting services. Prior to founding Atlantic, Mr. Thatcher served in various marketing positions with IBM. Mr. Thatcher has served on the boards of a variety of technology companies, private and public. He also has served as an arbitrator for the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD). Mr. Thatcher received his MBA and Bachelors of Engineering from Cornell University and attended the Entrepreneurial Management Program at Harvard University. Sam Velu eTeki Advisory Board Member, eTeki Sam Velu, eTeki Advisory Board Member, has over 20+ years’ experience in staffing and solutions delivery of human capital for various domains. He is a highly sought-after IT recruiting trainer. Sam helps companies to strategize delivery models, validate these processes with metrics and utilize social data to make smarter and quantifiable decisions regarding talent management. The alignment of process and metrics in sharing and developing best practices within the staffing and recruitment industry are his passion. In the past, Sam has served on the TechServe Alliance's Taskforce on IT & Engineering Talent Shortage. He spoke at TechServe Conference 2016 and currently serves on the TechServe Taskforce on Creating Industry Thought Leadership Platform. Leslie Vickery Chief Executive Officer & Founder, ClearEdge Marketing Seeing a need for business-minded marketing solutions that were as agile as the industries they served, Leslie Vickrey founded ClearEdge Marketing in 2006. As CEO, Leslie leads a team of more than 40 top-notch marketers that help technology, software, professional services and staffing clients differentiate themselves from competitors through services like Branding, PR, and Digital Marketing. Leslie’s passion for creating meaningful connections extends beyond ClearEdge. In 2013, Leslie Co-Founded ARA, a group dedicated to attracting, retaining and advancing women in tech. She’s also on the Board of Directors for i.c.stars and Chicago Innovation; was recognized by The Chicago Tribune's Blue Sky Vault, featuring 100 of Chicago’s most compelling innovators and entrepreneurs; is part of UIC Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame; and was named one of the 2016 Enterprising Womenof the Year. Prior to ClearEdge, Leslie was Marketing Director at industry-leading staffing and recruiting firm Spherion. Earlier in her career, she held roles at McDonald’s and Junior Achievement. Brian Wallins Senior Research Analyst, Staffing Industry Analysts Brian Wallins is a Senior Research Analyst at Staffing Industry Analysts covering IT staffing, mergers and acquisitions, and workforce solutions. Brian brings six years of experience in equity research covering the Enterprise Software sector for Gleacher & Company (FKA Broadpoint AmTech). He has also held various finance and strategy roles at Getaround, Hire On-Demand and Calypso Technology. Brian holds an MBA from Bentley University and has passed Level I of the CFA exam. Tyler West EVP, Strategy & Innovation, Smoothstack As EVP of Strategy and Innovation, Tyler is responsible for driving the strategic direction of Smoothstack and ensuring business initiatives align with company’s core values and culture. He drives business operations within sales enablement, university/veteran partnerships and client delivery. Tyler has over 13 years of experience in military, leadership and sales executive roles. Prior to joining Smoothstack, he worked in sales executive and leadership positions with companies such as TEKsystems and RoundTower Technologies. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he served as a non-commissioned officer. Tyler received his education from Western Kentucky University. Gary Zander Founder & CEO, Project One Founder & CEO of Project One. Named by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) to the 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Top Staffing 100 in North America -- game changers who've made a difference in the world of work by influencing trends that have impacted the industry. Project One provides digital/tech consulting and staffing services nationwide for clients requiring a combination of technical skill sets along with industry/applications domain expertise. Particular emphasis within the Communications, Media & Entertainment Industry, including: broadcast & cable television, telecom & communications, sports & entertainment, interactive media, content publishing and ad tech. TOP OF PAGE Continue to check back as we update the site with more speakers! 2019 SPONSORS Add your company to the growing list!