Barry Asin Named President of Staffing Industry Analysts Chief Analyst Promoted To Run Leading Contingent Labor Research Firm; Heads of Sales, Marketing And Research Also Elevated

LOS ALTOS, Calif., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Staffing Industry Analysts today announced that Barry Asin, the firm's chief analyst and managing executive, has been promoted to President.

A recognized industry leader, Asin has nearly 20 years of experience working with Fortune 1000 companies and staffing firms on contingent labor strategies and programs. Asin has worked for Staffing Industry Analysts for the past seven years as a key member of the executive management team.

Asin succeeds managing director Ron Mester. Mester managed the firm for the past eight years through a period of significant growth, including its successful acquisition by Crain Communications in 2008.

In addition to Asin's appointment, the company announced that Dana Shaw has been promoted to senior vice president, strategy and solutions. Hinda Chalew has been promoted to senior vice president of marketing and interactive services. Jon Osborne has also been promoted to the position of vice president of research and joins the executive team. Rounding out the executive group is John Nurthen, who joined the company last year and will continue in his role as general manager, Europe.

"I would like to thank Ron Mester for his valuable contributions to the successful growth of Staffing Industry Analysts and wish him well in his future career," said Chris Crain, VP and group publisher, Crain Communications, Inc. "Barry Asin is a very respected and knowledgeable executive in the world of contingent labor. I am confident his vision and expertise will enable Staffing Industry Analysts to achieve its strategic ambitions. Barry's leadership, along with the experienced management team, positions the firm well to pursue the many opportunities that lie ahead."

Staffing Industry Analysts is the nation's premier advisory service about the contingent workforce. Known for its independent and objective insights, the company's proprietary research, award winning content, data, support tools, publications, and executive conferences provide intelligence to decision-makers who supply and buy temporary staffing.

"I am thrilled with the opportunity to lead a dynamic team of professionals who are completely focused on helping clients optimize both their contingent workforce and their business strategy," Asin said. "Contingent work is gaining in acceptance and maturity and is poised for a period of rapid growth and profound change. Staffing Industry Analysts will continue to provide the leadership, business intelligence and expertise needed to help staffing executives and program managers achieve their strategic objectives."

A frequent lecturer and industry speaker, Asin joined Staffing Industry Analysts in 2003. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as a senior executive at global staffing leader Adecco SA. Before joining Adecco, he held operations management positions with Pepsico. Earlier in his career, he worked for Andersen Consulting, the predecessor of Accenture. Asin earned an MBA from Harvard University and Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Princeton University.

About Staffing Industry Analysts

Staffing Industry Analysts is the premier advisory service about the contingent workforce. Known for its independent and objective insights, the company's proprietary research, award winning content, data, support tools, publications, and executive conferences provide a competitive edge to decision- makers who supply and buy temporary staffing. In addition to temporary staffing, Staffing Industry Analysts also covers these related staffing service sectors: third-party placement, outplacement, and staff leasing (PEOs). Founded in 1989, acquired by Crain Communications Inc. in 2008, the company is headquartered in Los Altos, California, with offices in London, England. For more information: www.staffingindustry.com

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