ATLANTA, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a period of continued expansion and innovation, EmployBridge is taking further steps to enhance its leadership position in the specialty staffing industry by appointing Shawn Poole to the role of President and Chief Financial Officer.
Poole has been instrumental in the company's success since its inception; together with CEO Tom Bickes, they have transformed the firm's traditional staffing focus to a specialization model concentrating on key industry verticals that have demonstrated the potential for sustained growth and profitability – logistics, manufacturing and transportation.
"This announcement represents the next step in the evolution of our business," said Tom Bickes, Chief Executive Officer. "Shawn is a proven leader with a keen understanding of how to manage the critical success factors that drive our industry. His insights into trends and regulations that impact our clients, relative to contingent labor, provide us with the ability to anticipate and leverage future opportunities in the market."
In addition to his expanded duties as President, Poole will continue to lead the company's operations including its financial, back-office, human resources and legal functions. He also serves on the Board of Directors.
Mr. Poole has an extensive background in both the staffing and financial industries in the public and private sectors. He joined Career Blazers, the predecessor of EmployBridge, in July 1999 and served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Accounting Officer and Secretary. Prior to joining Career Blazers, Poole was the Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Randstad North America. Additionally, he has held positions as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer of American Studios Inc. and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Carolina Freight Corporation.
Poole began his career at Arthur Andersen LLC, rising to the position of Senior Manager during his tenure with the firm.
About EmployBridge: EmployBridge Holding Company, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a leading provider of specialty staffing services with 237 branches/on-sites in 41 states. EmployBridge operates primarily under the ResourceMFG, ProLogistix, ProDrivers, and Employment Plus brands, providing skilled light industrial personnel to three specific industry verticals – specialty manufacturing, warehousing/logistics and transportation. Within its target industries, EmployBridge has developed service models that enable it to attract and place qualified personnel through the development of defined recruiting, testing, placement and sales processes that are tailored to meet the needs of its target industries. For further information about EmployBridge, please visit http://www.employbridge.com/
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