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Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Mr. Dewan possesses a wealth of experience in the staffing industry. Prior to GEE Group, Derek Dewan took AccuStaff Incorporated (which became MPS Group, Inc. (NYSE:MPS)) public (in 1994) and grew the company into a multi-billion dollar global staffing and solutions giant. In 2009, he was instrumental in the sale of MPS Group to Adecco Group, the largest staffing company in the world, for $1.3 billion. Previously, Mr. Dewan was a CPA and partner at what is now PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
President and Director
Mr. Bajalia has extensive experience in the higher-margin professional and specialty services staffing. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Prolianz Division of staffing conglomerate MPS Group Inc. (NYSE:MPS), as well as its Chief Operating Officer.
Dr. Arthur Laffer is a renowned economist who served in the Reagan Administration and is best known for creating the Laffer curve concept. Dr. Laffer is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Laffer Associates and Policy Co-Chairman of the Free Enterprise Fund. Dr. Laffer is also an author and contributor as an economic expert.
Peter Tanous is Founder and Chairman of Lynx Investment Advisory. Previously, Mr. Tanous served as Executive Vice President of Bank Audi (U.S.A.) in NYC and Chairman of Petra Capital Corporation, an international investment bank.
William Isaac served as Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) from 1981 to 1985. Mr. Isaac founded regulatory consulting firm The Secura Group, now a part of FTI Consulting, Inc., in which he serves as Senior Managing Director-Global Head of Financial Institutions Corporate Finance.
Ronald Smith co-founded SNI and was the Chairman and CEO until March 31, 2017. Mr. Smith is a seasoned staffing executive with over 40 years' experience in the industry. Smith previously worked for a large international staffing and recruiting firm where he ultimately owned six franchises. After selling his franchises to a large international staffing and recruiting firm in 1988, Smith was promoted to Regional Manager and integrated 20 locations for a large international staffing and recruiting firm.
Darla Moore is the first woman to be profiled on the cover of Fortune magazine and named to its list of the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in American Business. She has served on numerous corporate and philanthropic boards, including Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, The South Financial Group, MPS Group, the National Advisory Board of JP Morgan, the National Teach for America Board of Directors, the Board of Trustees of the New York University Medical School and Hospital and the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees. Moore was formerly a managing director of the predecessor Chemical Bank (now a part of JP Morgan Chase) where she became one of the highest paid women in finance in the 1980s and 1990s. She earned the title "Queen of DIP" (debtor-in-possession financing). Darla Moore also currently serves on the Culture Shed Board. Until 2012, Ms. Moore was Vice President of Rainwater, Inc., a private investment company. She is Founder and Chair of the Palmetto Institute, a nonprofit think-tank aimed at bolstering per capita income in South Carolina, and she is also the founder and chair of the Charleston Parks Conservancy, a foundation focused on enhancing the parks and public spaces of the City of Charleston.
The University of South Carolina's business school, "The Moore School of Business", is named in her honor, the first business school in America named for a woman. Ms. Moore received the Business Person of the Year Award from the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and was inducted into the South Carolina Business Hall of Fame. Darla Moore was chosen along with Condoleezza Rice as one of the first female members of the prestigious Augusta National Golf Club, home of the "Masters". Ms. Moore is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, and she holds an M.B.A. from George Washington University. Currently, Darla serves as Chairman of the Darla Moore and Richard Rainwater Foundation.