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Executive Team

Headway Workforce Solutions' Executive Management reflects the culture of the Company. As individuals and as a group, the team displays the qualities of focus, commitment, intelligence and passion that define what makes Headway unique within the human capital industry.

Jean-Pierre Sakey, President & CEO

Mr. Sakey has over 20 years of diverse business leadership with a background in investment banking, private equity transactions and commercial industry. Prior to joining Headway, Mr. Sakey was President of eResourcing Americas, a division of TMP Worldwide, the parent company of Monster.com.  He was also heavily involved in Monster.com's business development strategies. Prior to selling his company, SPEC Group, to TMP, Mr. Sakey served as Chairman and CEO of SPEC Group Holdings, a leading provider of technology outsourcing solutions focused primarily in the energy sector. He led the management buyout of SPEC in 1994 and grew the business over ten-fold prior to the sale to TMP.

Joseph Yelenic, Executive Vice President & Chief Finance Officer

Mr. Yelenic is a licensed CPA (State of Pennsylvania) and has over 20 years of professional business experience including more than 15 years in the HR outsourcing and temporary staffing industries. He left Touche Ross & Co. as an audit manager to join Mr. Sakey as VP and Corporate Controller of SPEC Group, and helped complete the management buyout of the company in 1994. Mr. Yelenic developed sophisticated costs management systems which assisted SPEC's ten-fold growth prior to its sale to TMP Worldwide in December of 2000. He remained with TMP during its spin-off and presided over the service center consolidation, then moved to Hudson Highland Group to become Director of Revenue Recognition and Cost Control before joining Headway in 2004 as Director of Internal Audit. Mr. Yelenic is currently the Executive VP and Chief Finance Officer for the company and has most recently managed the relocation of the corporate headquarters from New York to Raleigh, NC.

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