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Staffing 360 Solutions appoints COO

Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc. has appointed Alicia Barker as its chief operating officer, effective 1st July 2018.  Barker has assumed responsibility for the company’s operations, human resources and communications and will report directly to Brendan Flood, STAF 360’s chairman and CEO.

Barker has been providing consulting services to STAF 360 since December 2017 and has been working with its management team on the restructuring of the business into three distinct business streams; commercial staffing (US), professional staffing (UK) and professional staffing (US) - and the identification and hiring of Presidents for each of these business segments.

Barker joined the company as an independent member of the board of directors in April 2018. She will remain as a member of the board but will lose her independent status as a result of her appointment as COO.  

Barker brings over two decades of extensive operational expertise to her new role at STAF 360. Most recently she served as principal of Act II Consulting, a business she opened in 2016 that provided consulting and professional coaching services to individuals and corporations. She previously served as senior vice president, human resources at Barker, a full-service advertising agency where she led talent procurement and executive development. She also served on the executive team as vice president, human resources at Hudson North America, where she led human resources efforts for 37 offices in North America, and vice president, human resources, at Grey Group. Before that, Barker was human resources director at Icon/Nicholson.

Brendan Flood, chairman and CEO of STAF 360, commented, “Alicia’s strategic leadership and extensive experience in operations, human resources and communications will be valuable assets to our team as we work towards advancing our goal of profitably growing our business, both organically and through acquisitions, and becoming a $500 million revenue company within the next two years. Alicia is a valued colleague and trusted advisor and I look forward to working with her for years to come.”

Barker added, “I have been working with the company’s leadership team and board of directors for almost a year and I am delighted to continue to be part of this exceptional team in my new role as COO of the Company. We have three exciting business streams, talented management teams, and a strong client service culture. I look forward to working with our internal operations, sales and resourcing teams as we advance our goals.”

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