Cabin John, MD – July 2019. Jay Reid has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Peoplelink Group (Groupe CRIT). Jay, a 23-year veteran of the staffing industry and former senior vice president at TrueBlue’s PeopleReady division, brings a seasoned skill set to Peoplelink Group, including management and leadership skills shaped and honed at the 10th largest staffing firm in the US. Jay has a passion for the industry and for making a difference in people’s lives.
“Mee Derby has worked with Peoplelink Group for roughly 10 years supporting their Peoplelink brand and helping them with market leadership roles. We were thrilled when then-CEO Jay Mattern reached out to Mee Derby for the CEO search as we knew we could strongly represent their brand, speak well to the values and mission of Peoplelink and find their next great leader,” said Kim Whiteley, Mee Derby Director and Executive Recruiter who conducted the search. “Jay Reid was the perfect fit for this role as he shares many of the same values that have propelled the growth of the Peoplelink Group. He has a strong track record of growing large regions at TrueBlue, and as a leader he has truly cared for his people, taking time to mentor and grow his team. We are excited to watch Jay in this new role taking Peoplelink to new heights.”
Jay Mattern, who will stay with the company as CEO Emeritus, commented that “We are truly excited about this new step we are taking. This new positioning of strengths – Jay Reid as CEO and myself as CEO Emeritus – will aid us in our continued pursuit of growth.”
About Peoplelink Group
Peoplelink Group is a nationwide provider of total workforce solutions based out of South Bend, Indiana, with staffing entities servicing the commercial (Peoplelink Staffing Solutions), professional (Zing Professional), information technology (TeamSoft IT Staffing), skilled trade (Trade Management), and quality industries (Sustained Quality Group).
About Mee Derby
Mee Derby is the nation’s premier executive search firm specializing in Staffing, Professional Services and Workforce Solutions. Since 1988, Mee Derby has successfully filled thousands of executive and managerial positions for companies of all sizes and in every staffing discipline across the nation.