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(…)

Jason Leverant

Jason Leverant

Jason Leverant is president and COO of AtWork Group, a national, multi-specialty staffing franchise based in Knoxville, Tenn. As vice chair of the American Staffing Association’s Light-Industrial Section Policy Council, Leverant continues to work with the ASA to establish policies for staffing agencies implementing the Affordable Care Act, including creating a 2014/2015 version of the(…)

Todd Bavol

Todd Bavol

As co-founder, president and CEO of Integrity Staffing Solutions, Todd Bavol is committed to building an employee-centric culture. By focusing on career development and employee retention, and making significant investments in the firm’s technical infrastructure, Bavol has positioned Integrity as a leader in the emerging global staffing environment. His efforts have energized the brand and(…)

Sheldon Arora

Sheldon Arora

CEO Sheldon Arora founded LiquidAgents Healthcare in 2003 after recognizing a need for improved and streamlined processes in travel healthcare. The company has since developed into a leading provider of clinical staffing solutions for public and private healthcare facilities nationwide. The firm’s strengths include its extensive database, which Arora developed to provide valuable and unique(…)

Gary Swart

Gary Swart

Gary Swart is CEO of oDesk, the world’s largest online workplace. Swart is a leading voice for the future of work and the emerging online work industry. Since joining oDesk, he successfully guided the company to a No. 1 rank (based on annual spend) among online staffing platforms, according to SIA. oDesk also recently became(…)

Patricia Griffin

Patricia Griffin

In traditionally male-dominated Silicon Valley, Patricia Griffin is a trailblazer, founding ICon Professional Services, an independent contractor compliance and payrolling services provider, in 1997 in the wake of the Vizcaino v. Microsoft. Griffin has since expanded its global footprint to 40 states, the U.K., Canada and India. Prior to ICon, Griffin spent 15 years at(…)

James A. Essey

James A. Essey

James A. Essey is president and CEO of The TemPositions Group of Companies. Founded in 1962, the New York-based firm has put more than 100,000 people to work. Essey joined the company in 1985. In 2004, he was elected as chairman of the American Staffing Association and presently serves as chairman of the ASA’s legal/legislative(…)

Chirag Mehta

Chirag Mehta

Chirag Mehta is founder and CEO of technology supplier NextCrew. The firm provides a cloud-based software platform that enables brick-and-mortar staffing firms to introduce and grow “next-gen” online staffing processes and revenue streams. The intuitive workforce management platform, which can integrate with existing ATSs and websites, consolidates the different aspects of selecting workers, managing shifts(…)

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(…)

Rebecca Callahan

Rebecca Callahan

As president, recruitment process outsourcing for Randstad Sourceright, Rebecca Callahan is a leading voice for driving strategic talent optimization in the industry. She has pioneered the company and industry’s innovative RPO and blended workforce solutions to help employers put the right people in the right positions for the best value. Under her leadership, the company(…)