Nominated

David Lewis

David Lewis

As VP of franchising for Express Employment Professionals, David Lewis oversaw the addition of 88 franchised offices in 18 months, making it the fastest-growing franchised staffing firm in North America and helping it become the seventh-largest staffing firm in the U.S. Lewis promoted the benefits of the staffing industry to the political leadership of one(…)

Scott Anderson

Scott Anderson

As co-founder and head of Medical Solutions LLC, Scott Anderson has taken the company to new heights. Under Anderson’s leadership, Medical Solutions was among the first staffing companies to achieve The Joint Commission healthcare staffing services certification. With its acquisition of On Assignment’s travel nurse division in February 2013, Medical Solutions became the third-largest travel(…)

David L. Dunkel

David L. Dunkel

David L. Dunkel is chairman and CEO of Kforce. Dunkel has been with Kforce for most of his professional career, serving at the helm of the firm for more than 30 years. The company now ranks No. 15 on Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2013 list of largest U.S. staffing firms and has been named a best(…)

Edward “EJ” Jackson

Edward “EJ” Jackson

A 20-plus year industry veteran, Edward “EJ” Jackson is a technologist supporting innovation in the staffing industry. In 1999, he launched Skills Village, the first Web-based solution that integrated with a major ERP. Jackson also helped define interoperability standards as a founding member of the HR-XML Consortium. In 2004, Jackson co-founded Provade Inc. to enable(…)

Michael Larkins

Michael Larkins

As president of Evergent Group, Michael Larkins holds executive leadership positions for its four staffing companies: Amerit Consulting, IC Advisor, Suna Solutions and Zempleo — and his creative influence has accelerated each company’s growth. His vision extends to his overall marketing strategy, restructured organization and increased operational efficiency. He has been a key driver in(…)

Ranjini Poddar

Ranjini Poddar

As president, Ranjini Poddar has guided Artech Information Systems LLC through several iterations over the last 15 years, ranging from a company that was a localized, direct business partner to its clients to a centralized, high-volume provider of talent via dynamic MSP/VMS models. Artech ranks among the largest diversity staffing firms in the U.S. and(…)

Rich Lingle

Rich Lingle

Rich Lingle has held a variety of positions in Insight Global and is now the co-president of the company. He is not just responsible for overseeing all the national sales team but also supervises the field operations for Insight Global’s 34 offices. As an IT industry veteran with more than 18 years’ experience, Lingle’s primary(…)

Jeffrey Joerres

Jeffrey Joerres

Jeffrey Joerres is CEO and chairman of ManpowerGroup, a $21 billion provider of innovative workforce solutions in 80 countries and territories worldwide. He often advises domestic and foreign leaders about ways to transform labor markets to compete in the global economy. He co-chaired the B20 Task Force on Employment in 2012, was named a mentor(…)

Bob Bunker

Bob Bunker

Bob Bunker, chairman of Medical Staffing Network, worked to optimize internal operations since joining the company in 2011. He consolidated several operating systems, fostered MSN’s corporate culture and launched the company’s workforce management solutions and case management businesses. Prior to joining MSN, Bunker was chairman, president and CEO of Hospital Physician Partners, Aperture Credentialing and(…)

David W. Barfield

David W. Barfield

CEO David W. Barfield led The Bartech Group through a year of record growth, extending operations in six international locations, with another planned by the end of the year. He joined the Livonia, Mich.-based staffing provider in 1995, becoming COO in 2009 and president, CEO and chairman in 2012. Barfield is an active member of(…)