WAKEFIELD, Mass., Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Eliassen Group, a leading technology and life sciences staffing, consulting and training firm, today announced that Michael H. Barker, former senior vice president and general manager of Experis, North America, has been appointed to the Company's board of directors.
Barker has a long history of proven success in the technology staffing industry as well as other technology experience, and has held numerous leadership positions during his nearly forty years of professional experience. In addition to performing leadership roles in Staffing at Experis and Comsys IT Partners, Inc., Barker founded a systems integration company, LAN Solutions, which he ultimately sold to Evernet, a company that became part of Control Data in the early nineties.
"Mike is an outstanding leader with tremendous industry experience and a proven track record of success," said David MacKeen, Jr., CEO of Eliassen Group. "Mike is very well known in the staffing industry and highly regarded, having made numerous contributions to the advancement of our field. He is a welcomed addition to our board."
"Mike has a terrific background in both staffing solutions and information technology, which positions him well to add tremendous value to the company," said Ian Blasco, managing partner at Riverside Partners and Eliassen Group board member. "It was important to us in our board search that we found an individual whose experience was aligned fully with our needs as we continue to grow Eliassen Group aggressively."
"Having competed with Eliassen Group in the technology staffing space for many years, I have witnessed first-hand the tremendous growth and geographic expansion of the company," said Barker. "The Company's reputation in the industry has been stellar since their founding in 1989, and I'm thrilled to be joining the board and working closely with Ian Blasco, David MacKeen and the other board members."
A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Mike and his wife Robin reside in Charlotte, North Carolina, and have two adult children, Claire and Philip.
About Eliassen Group
Eliassen Group, headquartered in Wakefield, MA, is a technology staffing and consulting company offering services to clients nationwide, with divisions and practices focusing on IT Staffing, Agile Staffing and Consulting, Creative Consulting, Biometrics and Data Solutions, Life Sciences, Government Services and Workforce Management. Eliassen Group has been driving the success of our clients, consultants and employees since 1989. For over 27 years, we have been at the forefront of innovation by uniting talented people and quality solutions with successful companies to help them attain their business objectives. Our solution oriented approach to understanding your needs ensures that we identify and represent the best possible talent available in the market, personally selected and matched to your requirements by our highly-tenured, extraordinarily capable recruitment services team. For more information, go to http://www.eliassen.com or call 1-800-354-2773.
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