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Our Team

Our global management team have a wealth of outsourced recruitment and managed service expertise, covering MSP and RPO design, planning and implementation.

Here are some of the talented people leading the services, culture and success of our business.

The scope of their professional achievements is as impressive as their ability to work well with others – clients, suppliers and colleagues.  
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Melanie Forbes

Chief Executive Officer
T: +4420 3096 4445
E: melanie.forbes@guidantgroup.com

Mel has worked in the recruitment industry for more than 20 years. A personable and strategic leader, she has pioneered managed service, RPO and consulting partnerships with numerous market-leading organisations, across a range of sectors and countries.
 
She has also inspired and led companies to optimal performance and the achievement of their objectives.  All of Mel’s knowledge and experience helps Guidant Group create and deliver a best-in-class proposition for the global marketplace.

http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/melanie-forbes/1/263/503

Brian Salkowski

President Managed Services
T: +1 248-208-4300
E: bsalkowski@bartechgroup.com

As President, Managed Services for Impellam NA which includes leadership of both Bartech and Guidant Group US brands, Brian is responsible for strategy and service execution for Impellam NA global base of Managed Service clients totaling $4.7 billion in contingent labor, statement of work and services transactions.
 
Brian has led Bartech's Managed Solutions business since 2012 and under his leadership, this business experienced significant top and bottom line growth, service line extensions including: SOW, IC and Payroll Services and geographic expansion to more than 40 countries over the past three years. Bartech has received numerous supplier achievement and excellence awards under his direction. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/briansalkowski

Mike Mulder

SVP, Program Management
T: +1 704 382 3760
E: mike.mulder@guidantgroup.com

With almost 15 years of experience in strategic account development and management, Mike ensures the best possible service delivery for Guidant Group MSP stakeholders by forging strategic alliances with suppliers, identifying customer-impacting worker trends and recommending cost avoidance/reduction strategies based on analytical determinations. 
 
Before assuming his current role, Mike was responsible for managing Guidant Group’s MSP accounts in the Southeast, including two of the company’s largest programs in terms of workforce size, supply chain development and annual revenue. His proactive and innovative operational style that proved successful in widely diverse MSP program structures within his region is translating across our North American operations, increasing customer satisfaction and program effectiveness.

http://www.linkedin.com/in/mmcarolinas

Beth Armesto

Practice Director, Supplier Relations & Compliance
T: +1 954-248-2202
E: beth.armesto@guidantgroup.com

Beth Armesto has 19 years’ industry experience, starting with Spherion Staffing (now known as Randstad) where she began as a temp at the national headquarters in Fort Lauderdale. At Spherion, she worked her way through corporate roles of Compliance Specialist, National Account Manager for Strategic Accounts, and Director of the E-Center and later the National Delivery Center’s onboarding function. Her experience in the field as a supplier consists of 3 years recruiting and filling administrative and industrial orders while at both Spherion and Ultimate Staffing. 
 
Now at Guidant Group she applies her background as a former supplier to MSP providers, as well as her corporate knowledge, to the operation of the Supplier Relations and Compliance department. Supplier Relations manages the onboarding of new suppliers into MSP programs as well as the monthly auditing of hundreds of Guidant Group suppliers. Beth has been with Guidant Group for two years.

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/beth-armesto/19/9a4/b80

Heather Siler

VP, Program Management & RPO Leader
T: +1 404-920-6135
E: heather.siler@guidantgroup.com

Heather has worked in the recruitment industry for 8 years and currently oversees North America’s RPO service offering, providing tailored solutions to each client’s unique talent acquisition needs. 
 
At Guidant Group, Heather has developed and managed the Solution Design and Integration teams, Business Performance Analytics teams, and is presently managing one of our largest managed service clients.

Heather began her career as a financial analyst for Spherion RPO (now Randstad) in 2007. She joined Guidant Group in 2011 and has since been influential in defining the market trends and business best practices that assist our clients in improving strategic talent management to achieve business results. 

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/heather-siler/59/50/3

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