Staying on top of your game in an ever-evolving industry is tough. Welcome to Staffing Industry Analysts’ first 40 Under 40 list. We are proud to present these leaders, many of whom have achieved remarkable success in the ecosystem. Some have created new companies, others new products in existing businesses, and still more pioneered new ways of sourcing talent. In the following pages, we have the pleasure of highlighting some of these business trailblazers who are making their mark in this dynamic space.

With hundreds of nominations flooding in, it was not possible to place everyone recommended. But we believe we have a good sample of the rising talent that is flourishing in the world of work. These 40 staffing professionals exemplify the creativity, influence, passion and perseverance that are required to connect people with varied opportunities via different avenues.

Not a ranking, this list is a shout-out to those who are taking the industry to the next level. Sponsored by Monster, the list includes entrepreneurs, salespeople, technologists, recruiters, business gurus, geeks, legal pundits — in short, the headliners whom we need to keep an eye on as they mature and lead our industry forward. We have those born into the industry and others who stumbled upon it.

The list does not include vendors to the ecosystem or buyers of staffing services.

Congratulations to the 40 Under 40, listed alphabetically. You can also view their profiles online at