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 | SVP, Global Strategy & 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.

     
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 | SVP, Contingent Workforce Strategies

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.

     
Subadhra Sriram
 

Subadhra Sriram | Publisher & Editor, Media Products

Subadhra Sriram was appointed publisher and editor, media products of Staffing Industry Analysts in October 2014. She is responsible for the company’s global media and digital strategy, supervising all editorial functions. Her role allows her to oversee SIA’s content channels while managing brands that strengthen SIA’s cutting edge-research. She has founded and moderates the leading forum of user-generated content where the voices of the staffing industry are heard.

Prior to SIA, Sriram has had over 15 years of journalism experience at premier Fortune 500 publishing houses including Time Warner publications, Money magazine, Business 2.0 and Fortune Small Business. She began her career in India working for a national news magazine. She holds a Masters from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism and a BS in English Literature and Economics from St Xavier’s College, Calcutta University.

     
Ursula Williams
 

Ursula Williams | SVP, Global Strategy & Marketing

Ursula Williams joined Staffing Industry Analysts in October 2015 as SVP of Global Strategy and Marketing. She has more than 25 years of experience, most recently as a senior executive at Randstad Professionals and Vedior, where she was responsible for strategy, sales and delivery for the largest contingent labor buyers in the division.

Prior to that, Williams was EVP in a corporate headquarters role, where she was responsible for sales strategies, new product development, branding, web strategies, client development and candidate recruitment programs. She led several branding transitions and was the international lead to the worldwide finance and branding proposition team during the Vedior/Randstad transition.

Williams’ unique background includes both corporate strategy as well as years of direct line responsibility for driving results in the field in retail and large contingent staffing programs, and direct hire placement.