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Staffing Industry Veteran Penny Queller Builds Team to Grow Monster Staffing and Recruiting Business Unit
Monster’s investment in leadership team reaffirms its commitment to the staffing industry
Monster Worldwide, Inc., a global leader in connecting people to jobs, today announced its new Staffing and Recruiting leadership team. The group is led by Penny Queller, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Staffing and Recruiting, who has amassed a powerhouse team that now includes more than 70 members focused on solutions for the staffing industry. The six new leadership team members have extensive track records in staffing, technology, marketing and sales and have been assembled to underscore the company’s commitment to re-energizing its focus on the staffing industry.
Queller brings more than 20 years of staffing and recruiting experience, including executive leadership positions at Alexander Mann Solutions, The Bartech Group, Adecco and Staffing Industry Analysts. Her strengths include designing unique solutions to virtually any recruiting challenge, building strong relationships with clients and developing teams who take a similarly customer-focused approach to their work.
Queller and her team are concentrating on delivering solutions and strategies specifically designed to help recruiters make more successful connections between employers and job seekers. Most important, her focus at Monster will be the effort to enable on-the-ground recruiters to do what they’re best at—making human connections and bringing humanity back to the staffing experience.
“At Monster, we understand that existing recruiting methods and technologies are not producing the results we need,” Queller said. “We’ve been listening to the pain points of staffing and recruiting leaders and designing digital solutions to address those challenges. The new leadership team in our Staffing and Recruiting Business Unit has never been stronger here at Monster. We’re committed to helping our clients and recruiters build bridges between job seekers and job opportunities, and I’m excited to begin the rollout of these strategies and solutions.”
Collaboration between teams in the United States, Canada and Europe will be a central tenet of Monster’s renewed focus on the staffing industry. Angela Payne, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Canada, Andrea Bertone, President, Europe and Queller will partner together to develop strategies and share best practices that benefit the global staffing and recruiting industry. “Increasingly, staffing and recruiting firms are expanding their service area to cover multiregional client needs and we see a tremendous opportunity to join forces and help our clients navigate all of these markets,” said Payne.
Six members were recently added to the Staffing and Recruiting Business Unit including two internal appointments. Tim Robbins is now Vice President, East U.S. Staffing and Recruiting, and Claudette Cunitz is Vice President, West U.S. Staffing and Recruiting. Four new hires were added over the past several months including Jeff Weidner, Vice President, Product Innovation; Chase Wilson, Vice President, Product Innovation; Jay Schupp, Vice President, New Business Development; and Lee Phillips, Senior Manager Marketing, Staffing and Recruiting.
Meet Monster’s New Staffing and Recruiting Solutions Leaders
Tim Robbins, Vice President, East U.S. Staffing and Recruiting: Robbins brings over 20 years of sales and sales management experience to the Monster Staffing and Recruiting Business Unit. During his previous 13 years with Monster, Robbins held several sales leadership roles focused on staffing and was responsible for securing the first SaaS sale, delivering a fully integrated cloud solution for talent search and match. In his new role at Monster, Robbins will tap into this background as he leads the Eastern U.S. team of account management and sales professionals who are fully focused on delivering solutions that help staffing companies generate industry-leading ROI. Robbins is an experienced speaker and has presented at numerous industry events including American Staffing Association’s Staffing World and chapter events, and Staffing Industry Analysts’ Executive Forum.
Claudette Cunitz, Vice President, West U.S. Staffing and Recruiting: Cunitz began her staffing career at Talent Tree before becoming owner and operator of an engineering and technical staffing firm where she was responsible for its double-digit growth over 10 years. She joined Monster in 2014 and is a key leader of the Staffing and Recruiting Business Unit where she leads the Western U.S. team and oversees all aspects of the business from recruiting and sales to operations and P&L. She will also work closely with clients to deliver more flexible and customized staffing solutions. Cunitz served for 10 years on the National Board of Directors of the American Staffing Association and has presented on topics such as “Managing Millennials” and “Employment Trends.”
Jeff Weidner, Vice President, Product Innovation: Weidner’s staffing and recruiting experience spans close to 25 years during which he specialized in planning, directing and coordinating recruitment marketing activities to drive job seeker identification and engagement. In his new position at Monster, Weidner is responsible for driving strategy development and uncovering new technologies specific to the staffing industry. He will be one of the leading interfaces with clients, helping facilitate successful Monster product deployment and collaborative identification of new market spaces. Internally, he will act as an advisor to both the business and product teams with a focus on promoting transparency and collaboration.
Chase Wilson, Vice President, Product Innovation: Wilson has 20 years of talent acquisition and consulting experience with a strong background in the analysis of existing metrics and human resource data; process mapping and re-engineering; and technology enablement. He has contributed to designing and proposing RPO and MSP recruiting solutions and was instrumental in the creation and implementation of one of the first enterprise applicant tracking systems. At Monster, Wilson’s goal is to innovate the company’s product suite by developing new enhancements, functionality, packaging and pricing. He will also work to identify the best overall solution approaches to suit the specific needs of the company’s staffing and RPO clients.
Jay Schupp, Vice President, New Business Development: Throughout his 20 years in the staffing and recruiting industry, Schupp has risen through the ranks of several global and Fortune 500 companies including Interim Technology, Manpower and The Bartech Group where he repeatedly earned accolades for his performance and was selected to lead mentor programs to train new hires. His experience in driving complex, multi-million dollar sales pursuits will be leveraged at Monster as he develops new business opportunities exclusively for the staffing industry.
Lee Phillips, Senior Manger Marketing, Staffing and Recruiting: Phillips is an accomplished product executive with achievements in management, marketing, business development and corporate marketing. He brings a passion for new technologies to his position at Monster along with a unique blend of technical and business expertise. His focus is on planning and executing marketing activities that support the growth and profitability of the Staffing and Recruiting Business Unit.
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