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Adecco SA, the world's largest staffing firm announced Alexander Gut was elected to its board of directors at the company's annual meeting on May 11. Gut is a Swiss certified accountant and founder and managing partner of Gut Corporate Finance AG, a corporate finance advisory firm. Gut has also held positions at KPMG and Ernst & Young Zurich. Gut is a new board member; incumbent board members were re-elected.
Emptoris Inc., which provides a vendor management system, announced Bradley Miller will serve as CFO. Miller most recently served as CFO and senior VP at Aspen Technology. Emptoris' VMS ranked as the largest VMS in terms of spend for project-based services performed under a statement of work, according to the 2009 VMS and MSP Supplier Competitive Landscape report by Staffing Industry Analysts.
Pinstripe Inc., a recruitment process outsourcing firm, named Anne Bucher as VP of client experience. Bucher previously served as director of client solutions for Pinstripe.
CXC Global named John Smith as director of global client development for North America. Smith held similar roles at The Albany Group, Ensemble Chimes Group and Corestaff Services. CXC Globalk provides international payrolling, global independent contractor compliance and visa and work permit facilitation.
Oberon LLC, a Minnesota-based human resources staffing firm, named Ann Ruschy as managing director. Ruschy previously worked as an executive coach and consultant at The Bailey Group and for 10-plus years prior to that at a national staffing firm as executive VP and human resources VP.
Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) named Richard Emerton as head of its board and CEO practice for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Emerton will be based out of Korn/Ferry's London office. Emerton previously headed up the U.K. board and CEO practice at Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASD: HSII).
Initio International Ltd. appointed Jeff Grout as nonexecutive director. Grout previously served as U.K. managing director of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). London-based Initio manages Monroe Staffing in the U.S., Longbridge in the U.K. and ALG Consultores in Spain.