Guidant Global Announces New Leadership Line-up to Drive Further International Expansion

Guidant Global, part of Impellam Group, is delighted to announce changes to its executive team as the global leader in talent acquisition and managed workforce solutions continues to make rapid progress in expanding and transforming its portfolio across international markets.

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 more than 20 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.

Commenting on her expanded remit, Karen Gonzales, chief sales officer at Guidant Global, said:

“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.”

Meanwhile, former President of the Americas Brian Salkowski 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 of 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.

Commenting on his new role, Brian Salkowski, chief operating officer at Guidant Global, 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 practices, 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.”

Information about Guidant Global

Guidant Global is a new dynamic in workforce solutions. It was recently formed from two companies coming together: Bartech, headquartered in the U.S., and Guidant Group in London. They are both part of Impellam, the leading provider of managed services and specialist staffing expertise based in the UK, North America, Australasia, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and mainland Europe. By uniting Bartech and Guidant Group, we have unprecedented insight into the world at work. We assist our clients in sourcing, assessing, and implementing complex talent solutions which engage contingent workers, consultants, and freelancers. For more information, please visit: www.guidantglobal.com.

Information about Impellam Group

Impellam is the second largest staffing business in the UK and sixth largest MSP provider worldwide. We provide managed service provision and specialist staffing solutions across the UK, North America, and Asia Pacific. We have over 3,200 Impellam people throughout our network of 18 market-leading brands across 163 worldwide locations. Ultimately, Impellam Group’s mission is to provide fulfilment and a sense of purpose to its people, and to help customers build better businesses in a changing world. For more information about Impellam Group, please visit: www.impellam.com

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