Kelly Services appoints senior vice president, controller & chief accounting officer
Thirot will be based at Kelly's global headquarters in Troy, Michigan, and will report to Patricia Little, executive vice president and chief financial officer.
In his new position, Mr. Thirot will be responsible for corporate accounting, global forecast and budgets, systems and controls, and financial oversight for Kelly's Americas Region.
With more than 25 years of financial experience, Mr. Thirot has a broad range of experience in the areas of treasury, tax, compliance, budget forecasting and strategic planning. He joined Kelly Services in Neuchatel, Switzerland, in 2008 as Vice President, Finance, for the Company's EMEA operations. In 2011, he assumed responsibility for Kelly's financial operations in the APAC region.
Thirot joined Kelly Services from L. Raphael, a start-up company based in Geneva, where he served as chief financial officer. Previously, he spent 18 years with Bacardi, LTD, as finance director. Thirot earned a bachelor's degree in Economics, and a MBA, from Univestie de Bordeaux in Talence, France.
Mike Debs, senior vice president and treasurer, Kelly Services, will assume responsibility for Kelly's EMEA and APAC financial operations in addition to his responsibility as corporate treasurer.