Jean-Pierre (JP) Sakey President & CEO

JP Sakey has a passion for business with over three decades of experience in executive leadership roles, having served, for the past 13 years, as CEO of Headway. He began his foray into the human capital sector with the buyout of SPEC Group Holdings, and subsequently fostered a ten-fold growth over a six year period before SPEC was acquired by TMP Worldwide. JP has served as president of Monster.com’s e-Resourcing Americas group, has been an advisory member of the North Carolina Governor’s Innovation Council, and was recognized by Human Resource Outsourcing Today with their prestigious HRO Super Star Provider Award for his vison, influence and tenacity.

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Joe Yelenic

As a licensed CPA with over thirty years of financial management experience, primarily in HR outsourcing and temporary staffing industries, Joe provides strategic financial and operational leadership for Headway Workforce Solutions managing a team of senior executives in the provision of human capital solutions that promote innovation, drive efficiencies and exceed client expectations. Joe and JP Sakey have long been an effective entrepreneurial team, beginning with the buyout of SPEC Group Holdings, where Joe helped facilitate six years of accelerated growth before its acquisition by TMP Worldwide. In 2004, the two joined forces again when Joe became the chief financial officer at Headway. Since then Joe has been instrumental in overseeing Headway’s tremendous growth with revenues currently exceeding $130M.

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John Schuller EVP & COO, CORE

With over fifteen years of complex project management experience and an MA in business administration, John Schuller provides strategic leadership for the CORE Service Delivery team. He manages a team of program and account managers focused upon the achievement of client-based objectives while implementing cutting edge technologies that keep Headway Workforce Solutions at the forefront of the human capital solutions sector. John oversees pricing, budgeting and contract management while working closely with the Sales and Business Development team to ensure client satisfaction through adherence to contractual SLAs.

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Joshua Rivera EVP & CAO

Shared Services

Joshua Rivera has been employed with Headway for 25 years in a number of different positions, including payroll processor, billing coordinator and systems analyst. Currently, Joshua leads and coordinates the Shared Services Group, which combines the management functions of payroll, billing, and onboarding. He establishes and implements short- and long-range departmental policies and objectives with the view to maximizing efficiencies while simultaneously providing a high level of consultative services to all levels of field office and client management. In addition, Joshua manages payroll and billing on a weekly processing schedule for 15,000 employees a year.

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Mary Thornbury

With fifteen plus  years’ experience working in the staffing industry, HR Certifications from HRCI and SHRM and a degree in psychology from Meredith College, Mary Thornbury provides strategic HR support at Headway Workforce Solutions in legal compliance, employee relations, benefits administration and compensation review. Together with her HR team, Mary manages unemployment and workplace safety and injuries, compensation, corporate payroll processing and all leaves of absence. She is responsible for managing benefits plans and compliance in fifty states, filing applicable government reports, and, in addition, works with various offsite HR teams in the management and resolution of employee grievances. Mary is a professional member of both SHRM National and the Raleigh Wake Human Resources Chapter.

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