2014
Tom Bickes

Tom Bickes

Tom Bickes is CEO of EmployBridge Holding Co., a leading provider of specialty staffing services with more than 263 branches and on-sites in 41 states and the District of Columbia. His dedication to attracting and retaining the best talent in the industry has turned EmployBridge into the 10th-largest U.S. industrial staffing firm. His team’s passion(…)

Kip Wright

Kip Wright

Kip Wright is senior VP of Manpower, North America. Prior to assuming this role in August, he was SVP of ManpowerGroup Solutions, which includes MSP (TAPFIN), RPO and talent-based outsourcing. Under his leadership,ManpowerGroup Solutions RPO was named the world’s largest RPO provider for the third consecutive year in a 2014 Nelson Hall report and TAPFIN(…)

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(…)

Harold “Max” Messmer Jr.

Harold “Max” Messmer Jr.

Harold “Max” Messmer, Jr., is chairman and CEO of Robert Half, the world’s largest specialized staffing firm. Messmer led Robert Half from a $7 million franchisor in 1986 to a $4.25 billion global enterprise today. An industry pioneer, Messmer has written several books, including multiple editions of Human Resources Kit For Dummies and Job Hunting(…)

Bert Bean

Bert Bean

Bert Bean joined IT staffing firm Insight Global as a recruiter after graduating college and in the past 10 years held a variety of positions with the firm, becoming VP in 2010. Bean is in charge of all sales, recruiting and leadership operations for Insight Global’s offices in the eastern half of the U.S. Founded(…)

Maria Melfa

Maria Melfa

Maria Melfa is president of The Training Associates, a company that provides learning and development consultants for IT and professional business skills training. Melfa co-founded the Westborough, Mass.-based firm in 1994 and the niche training delivery staffing firm has achieved steady, profitable growth under her leadership. TTA has garnered numerous industry awards including “Top Training(…)