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Oct 2018

Monster Strengthens Staffing Leadership Team Ahead of Staffing World 2018

Investment in team demonstrates Monster’s commitment to the staffing industry

WESTON, Mass., October 11, 2018 Monster, a leading solution for connecting people and jobs, is introducing a strengthened leadership team for its Staffing Business Unit at Staffing World 2018 (October 16 – 18 in Washington, D.C.). Leaders Penny Queller, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Enterprise Talent Solutions for Monster, and Tim Robbins, Vice President and General Manager of Staffing and Recruiting for Monster, have added five new senior team members with decades of experience in the staffing industry to underscore the company’s commitment to staffing and recruitment.

“At Monster, we understand that the existing recruiting methods and technologies are no longer working,” said Robbins. “We’ve been intently listening to the pain points of staffing and recruiting leaders, and are committed to working with our customers to design and preview solutions to address those challenges. Our team continues to grow in meaningful ways to help ensure that we’re in the best position to help our customers succeed.” 

The home for Monster’s activities at Staffing World will be Booth 900 on the exhibition hall floor. There, Monster will be previewing Monster Studios, a native app that enables talent acquisition and recruitment teams to record, edit and publish video job ads from a smartphone in minutes. Video job ads bring the workplace culture to life, help create strong emotional connections, and showcase the brand and people, enabling recruiters and employer branding specialists to powerfully convey the benefits of a job opening, the employer, and the work environment. For candidates, it provides valuable insight into the role, work environment and business culture. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet members of the new staffing leadership team and hear Queller speak as a panelist on Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. ET during the “Four Ways to Motivate Your Sales Force” session.

“The leadership team in our Staffing Business Unit has never been stronger here at Monster,” said Queller. “We’re committed to helping recruiters build bridges between candidates and job opportunities by designing unique solutions to virtually any recruiting challenge. I’m excited to begin the rollout of these strategies and solutions for our customers and look forward to showing what Monster is working on to Staffing World attendees.”

The new leadership team includes three internal appointments—Lenore Convery is now Director, Northeast U.S. Staffing; Danny Ashraf is now Director, Southeast U.S. Staffing; and Tiffany O’Connor is now Strategic Account Manager, U.S. Staffing and RPO.  Additionally, two new hires were added to the team, including Gina Ratini, Regional Sales Manager West, U.S. Staffing, and Andrea Wagner, Vice President, Channel Sales, U.S. Staffing. 

Danny Ashraf, Director, Southeast U.S. Staffing: Ashraf has spent his entire career with Monster and held almost every sales role in Monster’s Staffing Business Unit over the past decade. He will continue to lead strategy for his team of consultative sellers and has begun work on launching innovative solutions specifically tailored for healthcare staffing firms.  He’s challenged his team to help staffing firms fill 25,000-plus jobs in 2019. 

Lenore Convery, Director, Northeast U.S. Staffing: With over 25 years of sales and leadership experience, Convery brings a customer-centric strategy and culture to Monster’s Staffing and Recruiting Business Unit.  During her first 4 years with Monster, Convery has held roles ranging from National Account Manager to Regional Sales Manager.  In her new role as Director, she will continue her relentless focus on developing her people and working closely with her clients to ensure they succeed.

Tiffany O’Connor, Strategic Account Manager, U.S. Staffing and RPO: O’Connor brings over 20 years of Sales experience to the Monster Staffing and Recruiting Business Unit. During her previous 18 years with Monster, O’Connor held several sales roles focused on Staffing, Enterprise Sales & Telesales.  In her new role at Monster, O’Connor will tap into this background to deliver solutions to RPO Companies that help generate industry-leading ROI.

Gina Ratini, Regional Sales Manager West, U.S. Staffing: Ratini is an experienced sales and management executive, who brings over 20 years of experience to Monster. She has a demonstrated history of business development, profitability, innovation and data-driven results. Ratini has managed relationships with some of the largest staffing firms in the world and brings a new perspective to the team in her role at Monster. She will use her extensive staffing knowledge combined with her sales and management experience to lead West Coast Sales. With her guidance, the team will rely on data analysis, consulting and a focused attention to client needs to deliver Monster’s world class solutions and technology for finding superior talent and promoting recruitment efficiencies.

Andrea Wagner, Vice President, Channel Sales, U.S. Staffing: With 20 years of experience, Wagner has spent the past two decades focused on staffing. In her new role at Monster, she will leverage her industry partnerships to create a valuable partner eco-system for Monster.  Previous to this role, she served as Vice President, Enterprise Sales at both Shiftgig and Bullhorn.  She was also previously the Director of National Sales at CareerBuilder, with a focus on the staffing industry.  Andrea got her start at Spherion (now Randstad) where she served in several sales capacities from local field sales to MSP, VMS and RPO deals.  In 2017 she was names one of the most influential women in the staffing industry by SIA and has been the recipient of many awards and accolades throughout her career.


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