Leadership

Barry Asin was appointed President of Staffing Industry Analysts in January 2010, with overall responsibility for the company’s strategy, operations and growth, both in the U.S. and globally. He has been with the company since 2003, most recently as Chief Analyst and Managing Executive. A leading authority on the staffing industry, contingent labor and contingent labor management issues, he is a frequent speaker at industry events and his expertise is quoted in major business and industry publications, including the New York Times, BusinessWeek, Inc. magazine, and USA Today, among others.
 

Barry Asin | President

Barry Asin was appointed President of Staffing Industry Analysts in January 2010, with overall responsibility for the company’s strategy, operations and growth, both in the U.S. and globally. He has been with the company since 2003, most recently as Chief Analyst and Managing Executive, where he led the team responsible for SIA’s award-winning research and content. A leading authority on the staffing industry, contingent labor and contingent labor management issues, he is a frequent speaker at industry events and his expertise is quoted in major business and industry publications, including the New York Times, BusinessWeek, Inc. Magazine, and USA Today, among others. Prior to joining SIA, Asin spent nearly 12 years as a senior executive at global staffing leader Adecco SA. Before Adecco, he held operations management positions with Pepsico, and he began his professional career with Andersen Consulting, the predecessor of Accenture. He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard University and a B.S. in engineering from Princeton University.

     
Diana Gabriel
 

Diana Gabriel | VP, Strategic Solutions

Diana Gabriel joined Staffing Industry Analysts in 2006 in the role of Strategic Solutions executive and is responsible for strategy, advisory services and sales. She possesses over 15 years of experience in the staffing industry working for Adecco North America, PrO Unlimited and ICGCommerce. Her experience includes managing all aspects of branch operations, successfully driving sales and profitability. While in her corporate role she worked closely with the North American sales team managing large account contract deliverables. In addition, Gabriel worked for PrO Unlimited managing onsite programs for large Silicon Valley technology customers and spent two years with a national consulting company implementing customized contingent staffing programs, partnering with both MSP and VMS companies.

Phil Grabfield
 

Phil Grabfield | VP, Head of Marketing

Phil Grabfield is Staffing Industry Analysts’ newly appointed VP, Head of Marketing. In this role, he will be responsible for driving the company’s growth globally through strategic marketing programs, database marketing, conferences, PR and the Staffing Industry Analysts brand. Phil is an experienced marketer in the professional services space and has extensive experience building brands, marketing services and leading events, both in the US and globally. He is the former US Chief Marketing Officer of Mercer and also led the global marketing efforts for Mercer's health and benefits practice. Prior to Mercer, Phil worked as a marketing and brand consultant at Marketing Corporation of America and FutureBrand.  Phil was also the Marketing Director at Bantam Doubleday Dell. He began his professional career with Kraft Foods where he had extensive experience in brand and product management, including three years as the head of marketing for Kraft Foods in Japan. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School, a Masters in International Studies from the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA from Trinity College in Economics and Spanish.

John Nurthen
 

John Nurthen | Executive Director, Global Research

John Nurthen is responsible for the delivery of Staffing Industry Analysts' research content across the company’s three regions (North America, Europe and Rest of World) as well as all editorial content for The Staffing Review, CWS3.0 and Staffing Stream. He has 20 years' experience in the staffing industry having previously worked in a variety of senior managerial roles for three of the world's largest staffing companies: Select Appointments, Vedior and Randstad. During this time, he played an active role in a series of major equity offerings and mergers. Nurthen was a founder of the International Review of Employment which was published in four languages and also founded DOVA, which continues to be one of the largest global databases of online vacancies. Nurthen played a leading role in the development of common data standards with the creation of HR-XML SIDES in collaboration with other major staffing companies. He has held responsibility for internal and external communications (including investor relations and public affairs), e-Business, technology matters, marketing, research, procurement, and corporate social responsibility. Nurthen's experience makes him an authority on global recruitment and contingent workforce issues covering all sectors of the market.

Bryan Peña
 

Bryan Peña | VP, Contingent Workforce Strategies and Research

As Staffing Industry Analysts’ Vice President, Contingent Workforce Strategies and Research, Peña is internationally recognized as the expert on contingent workforce management strategies and tactics. His primary function is to manage the unique needs of the CWS Council globally, helping these companies deploy cutting-edge strategies for managing their contingent labor and, as required, provide buy-side view points to staffing firms. He is also responsible for drafting and executing the CWS Council research agenda with the ultimate goal of advancing thought leadership around the growing field of contingent work. An accomplished speaker and presenter, Peña’s specific expertise comes from over a decade of strategic sourcing experience in Fortune 500 companies and includes services pricing and negotiation strategies, contract construction, risk management, and international MSP and VMS program delivery models.Peña is also known for his bimonthly column, which runs in Staffing Industry Analysts’ publications.Peña graduated with a B.A. in economics from University of California at San Diego.