2014
Lesa J. Francis

Lesa J. Francis

Lesa J. Francis is CEO, president and director of commercial staffing firm Staffmark. She is described as an intelligent, compassionate and thoughtful leader who encourages her team to do their best by giving them opportunities to shine. Francis serves on the board of the American Staffing Association as treasurer. She also serves on the National(…)

Conor Smith

Conor Smith

Conor Smith is president of The BOSS Group, an award-winning staffing firm for interactive, creative and marketing talent. Smith has played an integral role in driving growth during his 12-year tenure. He not only increased the firm’s brick-and-mortar locations to seven from two, but greatly expanded its recruiting presence and services. In addition, he was(…)

Burton M. Goldfield

Burton M. Goldfield

Burton M. Goldfield is president and CEO of TriNet Group Inc., one of the largest PEO operators in the U.S. The San Leandro, Calif.-based company held an initial public offering in March, and is the 33rd-largest U.S. staffing firm. Goldfield led TriNet during a series of acquisitions of other PEOs, including Gevity, AccordHR, Stragetic Outsourcing(…)

Michael T. Willis

Michael T. Willis

Michael T. Willis, chairman of Willis Group, is a brilliant entrepreneur whose accomplishments in the staffing, managed services and IT industries include the founding and managing of illustrious companies like Talent Tree, Westaff, COMSYS and Corestaff. He has made acquisitions, grown firms organically and led both public and private companies. His early contributions to development(…)

John Chuang

John Chuang

In 1987, John Chuang founded Boston-based Aquent, one of the largest marketing/creative staffing firms in the U.S. A successful serial entrepreneur, Chuang still serves as CEO of Aquent. The company was among the first to offer MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) with Aquent Gymnasium in 2012. Chuang is also a founder of Scout Exchange and(…)

Susan Salka

Susan Salka

Under Susan Salka’s leadership as president and CEO, AMN Healthcare Services has become the innovator in healthcare workforce solutions and the largest healthcare staffing provider in the U.S. Salka is a director of AMN, BIOCOM, The Campanile Foundation at San Diego State University, and serves on the editorial advisory board of Directors & Boards magazine.(…)