HRO Today named six PeopleScout leaders as 2018 HRO Today HR Global Superstars. PeopleScout President Taryn Owen was recognized as well as Janice Weiner, global leader of MSP services, David Ludolph, executive leader of client delivery, Nicole Cook, managing director of PeopleScout in Australia and New Zealand, Martin Parkes, senior operations director of EMEA, and Marty Pittman, executive director of MSP operations in India.
According to the magazine, the awards are based on the innovation and transformative leadership of the winners.
“Our Global Superstars fearlessly confront the new challenges of today’s world of work as they build and manage workforces that span across countries, cultures and regions,” according to HRO Today. “Their strong leadership and clear vision has allowed the HR field to become a strategic business partner with the power to shape the future of their organisations and drive business success across the globe.”
The biographies of the PeopleScout winners are below.
Taryn Owen is the president of PeopleScout, an award-winning RPO, MSP and Total Workforce Solutions provider. She is responsible for PeopleScout’s global service delivery and business development strategy and has led the company’s successful acquisition of Aon Hewitt’s RPO division and Australian RPO provider HRX as well as the integration of Staff Management | SMX’s MSP division. During Taryn’s tenure, PeopleScout has become one of the world’s largest RPO providers and has earned top accolades from HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen, NelsonHall and Everest Group. In 2017, PeopleScout was ranked the No. 1 MSP provider on HRO Today’s MSP Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings and was named both a top enterprise RPO and top healthcare RPO provider on the Baker’s Dozen for RPO Providers.
Taryn has been recognized by numerous industry awards, including SIA’s 2018 and 2017 Staffing 100 and 2017 Global Power 100 for Women in Staffing, a Gold Stevie Award for Female Executive of the Year and a Silver Stevie Award for Woman of the Year – Business Services; she has also appeared on the HRO Today HR Superstars list since 2016. Taryn is a member of the Global Advisory Board for the HRO Today Services and Technology Association, on the Human Capital Industry Advisory Board for Wharton’s Center for Human Resources and completed the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School and earned honorary alumni status.
Janice Weiner is the global leader of managed service provider (MSP) services at PeopleScout. She is responsible for global MSP operations, supplier management, and Vendor Management System (VMS) partnerships. Weiner has led the expansion of the MSP practice, including the integration to PeopleScout to provide more holistic workforce strategies including both full-time and contingent workers. In 2017, PeopleScout was recognized as the No. 1 Managed Service Provider on HRO Today’s MSP Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings. Before joining the company, she held senior positions with leading business services companies in the fleet management and business and legal information sectors. Weiner has a Bachelor of Arts from Northeastern Illinois University and a JD from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.
David Ludolph is the executive leader of client delivery at PeopleScout. He leads PeopleScout’s client delivery team with a focus on service excellence, continuous improvement and greater scalability for PeopleScout clients. He is responsible for driving value and competitive advantage by leveraging operational best practices and emerging technology. Ludolph has been a member of PeopleScout’s executive leadership team for nine years, most recently as a client portfolio leader, and has more than 15 years of talent acquisition and RPO leadership experience. Before joining PeopleScout, he was an operations director at Spherion. Ludolph holds a bachelor’s degree from Hawaii Pacific University.
Nicole Cook is the managing director for PeopleScout in Australia and New Zealand. She oversees the delivery, growth, and operations of PeopleScout solutions in the APAC region. She joined the company in May 2006, holding leadership roles within the organization’s technology business. In 2010, Cook moved to the RPO side of the business, managing a team that specialized in the delivery of consulting services. She then led the client delivery function in her role as head of accounts before assuming the managing director position in 2016. Cook is an experienced executive and management consultant, holds a bachelor’s degree in French from the Catholic University of America, and recently completed a Senior Executive MBA at Melbourne Business School.
Martin Parkes is the senior operations director for Europe at PeopleScout. Martin leads PeopleScout’s RPO and talent management consultancy with a focus on global recruitment strategies. Martin is a true team player, who excels in relationship building, delivery and first-class representation. Martin has twenty-two years of recruitment experience, with the last six years as part of PeopleScout’s global leadership team. Before joining PeopleScout, Martin held positions as a recruitment manager with Kendle, Worldwide Clinical Trials and PharmaNet throughout Europe and Asia-Pacific.
Executive Director Marty Pittman manages MSP operations for PeopleScout in India. In 2017, Marty joined PeopleScout as part of the integration of the MSP team from sister company Staff Management | SMX. Marty has made significant contributions in India as he managed the growth of contingent labor for key client accounts. On the supplier management side, Marty leads client teams in supplier strategy and set expectations for both client and suppliers on delivery standards. Prior to joining PeopleScout, Marty held senior manager positions at Sydcor and Harte-Hanks. Marty holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Oklahoma and a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University.
Taryn Owen, Janice Weiner, David Ludolph and Nicole Cook were also recognized as 2017 HR Superstars by HRO Today.