Our thought leaders share their expertise and unique, informed insights into how companies can harness innovative talent acquisition strategies to drive greater business value and results.

Mary Anderson

Leader of Strategic Consultation and Execution

Mary Anderson, Leader of Strategic Consultation and Execution at PeopleScout, has more than 15 years of experience as a leader in the RPO industry, partnering to successfully drive growth and innovation for leading workforce solutions providers. In her role, Mary collaborates with key leaders across the organization to drive forward organizational priorities and initiatives that support ongoing innovation, growth and strategic execution. Mary has deep expertise across a broad spectrum of RPO practice areas including technology and digital innovation, analytics, implementation process efficiency and optimization, and training. Mary holds a bachelor’s degree from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Allison Brigden

Global Leader of Support and Innovation

Allison has been with PeopleScout since 1995 and is the Global Leader of Support and Innovation. In her current role, Allison oversees PeopleScout’s Affinix technology. Affinix is a mobile-first, cloud-based platform that creates a consumer-like candidate experience and streamlines the sourcing process. Allison has been instrumental throughout the development and rollout of Affinix. During her time with PeopleScout, she has gained a wealth of experience in implementing and managing complex RPO engagements. She also possesses a deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, with an emphasis on military veteran advocacy. Allison holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah.

James Cleaver

Client Delivery Leader

James is the Client Delivery Leader, Canada, managing cross-border teams and clients. James brings more than 15 years of experience in talent acquisition – from agency and executive search to vendor management and global recruiting leadership delivery in 15 countries. This experience includes system and process design as well as implementation, global HR program management, consulting and vendor management. James has written blog posts on topics including employee referral best practices and choosing an ATS and has spoken on talent strategies for HRPA, DisruptHR and HRU events in Canada.

Nicole Cook

Managing Director of PeopleScout in Australia and New Zealand

As the Managing Director of PeopleScout in Australia and New Zealand, Nicole oversees the delivery and growth of PeopleScout solutions in the APAC region. Nicole joined PeopleScout in 2006 as a manager in the technology business. She then led the client delivery function for a number of key clients in her role as Head of Accounts prior to assuming the Managing Director position. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the Catholic University of America and completed a Master of Business Administration through the Senior Executive MBA program at Melbourne Business School.

Chad Getchell

Leader of Innovation

Chad Getchell is a Leader on PeopleScout’s Innovations & Implementation Team, with product ownership responsibilities for Affinix. Chad joined PeopleScout in January of 2018 after serving in a Product Leadership role with Automatic Data Processing (ADP), overseeing systems development for their recruiting business. Chad is a graduate of St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY with a bachelor’s degree in Economics, and holds an MBA from Clarkson University, with a focus on Operations Management.

Emily Gordon

Client Delivery Leader

Emily Gordon has more than 16 years’ experience in talent acquisition, and has overseen sourcing, continual process improvement, and client implementations. Her expertise is in transitions, process improvement, team building, client relationship development, and operational delivery. She holds a Six Sigma Green Belt certification. Emily is a graduate of the University of Michigan.

Jenn Knippenberg

Global Leader, Client Strategy

Jenn Knippenberg is the Global Leader, Client Strategy for PeopleScout, where she is focused on optimizing our client delivery operations by evaluating and creating strategies that focus on people, process and technology. Jenn has over 17 years of direct talent acquisition expertise specializing in strategic recruitment, account delivery and integrated solutions serving in a variety of roles within RPO, MSP, staffing and corporate recruiting. Jenn began her recruiting career in the corporate environment and later recruited, implemented and managed a variety of accounts, which enabled her to build and deliver customized solutions based on individual client needs.

Sarah Murphy

Client Portfolio Leader

Sarah Murphy has more than 15 years of experience in recruitment and talent acquisition. Sarah is responsible for overseeing recruitment in over 60 countries, providing a comprehensive global sourcing strategy. Sarah has a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University.

Jan Powell-Rollins

Global MSP Growth Leader

As PeopleScout’s Global MSP Growth Leader, Jan Powell-Rollins is responsible for sales and business development of new Managed Services Programs (MSP). Jan’s focus is identifying and acquiring new MSP opportunities in a number of vertical markets and positioning PeopleScout as a leading MSP provider. As a sales and technology executive with over 25 years of experience, Jan has focused on driving revenue growth through global business development, enterprise sales, strategic alliances and contingent workforce solutions. Jan has completed a PhD degree, ABD, in Business Administration and Decision Sciences from Walden University, Minneapolis, MN. She also holds an MBA degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado – Boulder.

Patricia Quintero

Client Delivery Leader

Patricia Quintero is responsible for delivering exceptional and complex solutions with a high level of attention around the candidate and hiring manager experience. Patricia has over 10 years of talent acquisition and RPO experience with an emphasis on developing and growing client relationships through collaborative and process-focused program delivery. Patricia’s credentials include a Black Belt Six Sigma certification and an OFCCP Compliance Training certification. Patricia holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business from the University of Georgia.

Ateesh Roye

Client Delivery Leader

Ateesh Roye is responsible for leading PeopleScout’s RPO engagement at the largest hospitality company in the world. Ateesh is well versed in talent acquisition strategy, recruiting operations leadership, employer branding, global operations, talent analytics, and is an expert in HR and TA technology and platforms orchestration. He delivers industry leading outcomes for his clients, and specializes in talent acquisition organizational transformations and turnarounds. Ateesh holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the College of Wooster.

Krista Sullivan de Torres

Global Leader of Solutions Architecture

Krista Sullivan de Torres, Global Leader of Solutions Architecture, is a seasoned professional with more than a decade of human resources and talent acquisition experience. Krista’s professional experience includes working in the consulting, manufacturing and healthcare industries. Her experience includes launching RPO programs for startup organizations, managing several aspects of RPO operations, and building a reporting and analytics program. Krista’s specialties include talent acquisition team design, talent acquisition operations, analytics and reporting, recruiting, sourcing and retention. Krista holds a BA in Mathematics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Michael Yinger

Global Leader of Growth and Strategy

Michael Yinger, Global Leader of Growth and Strategy at PeopleScout, is responsible for global sales results and organizational strategy. Michael has delivered positive results, dealt with senior level clients and established efficient organizations in a number of different industries. He is well versed in current enterprise-wide technologies and is capable of managing technical as well as strategic initiatives. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.


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