Guidant Global appoints COO and chief sales officer
Guidant Global, part of Impellam Group, has made changes to its executive team.
Former senior vice president of global solutions, Karen Gonzalez, is stepping into the newly created role of chief sales officer where she will become immediately responsible for overseeing global sales across North America and in the UK.
For over 25 years, Gonzalez has dedicated her career to helping clients find better ways to manage their workforces. She was appointed to her former role, overseeing the company’s sales organization, in 2015. In her first year she led the sales team to achieve more than $650 million in spend under management, a figure which has now risen to more than $1.5 billion.
Gonzales, chief sales officer at Guidant Global, commented, “I am delighted to be stepping into this new role which is firmly aligned with Guidant Global’s long term objectives through enabling a more holistic approach to international sales strategy. I’m incredibly excited by what can be achieved, both in the short to medium term and as we continue to expand into new geographies.”
Former president of the Americas, Brian Salkowski, meanwhile, has been elevated to chief operating officer where he will lead the implementation of the brand’s strategic vision and its operational delivery.
Dedicated to changing the dynamic of MSP services by championing a better, more forward-thinking approach, Salkowski has 20 years’ experience in the workforce management industry and was a key figure behind the coming together of Bartech and Guidant Group, which marked the inception of Guidant Global in 2018.
Salkowski said, “I am honored to step into this role at a time when the organization continues to grow its portfolio across international markets. The creation of Guidant Global enabled greater sharing of best practice, best people and operational accountability for the workforce solutions business and through the creation of a chief operating officer role we are able to bring greater synergy across implementation, operations and account management.”
Simon Blockley, CEO of Guidant Global, added, “I’d like to congratulate both Karen and Brian on their new positions and I have no doubt that both will excel in their new roles. The alignment of our key teams is integral to success in expanding our global reach and this new leadership structure is indicative of our commitment to finding better ways of working in order to meet our organizational objectives.”
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