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Alexis Nash
Alexis Nash

As a Content Marketer in TMP’s Chicago office, Alexis fosters compelling brand experiences through strategy development, social media management, and content creation. She held multiple leadership titles as a student at Indiana University, including Editor-in-Chief and Student Government Senator. Outside of the office, she enjoys travel and Chicago’s must-try restaurants. Reach Alexis directly at alexis.nash@tmp.com.

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Allison Kelley
Allison Kelley

Allison Kelley is a copywriter at TMP Worldwide in New York. Since 2009, she has worked to tell brand stories for a variety of industries including nonprofit, HR, and small business. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post and Chicagoist, among others.

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Anna Copper
Anna Copper

Anna Copper is a Content Strategist at TMP Worldwide where she develops strategies that bring her clients' employer brands to life through short- and long-form writing. Her expertise is in social media and content performance analytics. She began her career in the recruitment marketing space as a Content Marketer with TMP in 2017 and has a background in journalism and the biological sciences. Since joining TMP, she finally achieved her dream of living in the big city where she enjoys exploring new neighborhoods and drinking lots of coffee.

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Brian Di Bartolomeo
Brian Di Bartolomeo

As the Regional Vice President of Client Strategy for TMP Worldwide Chicago-Midwest, Brian collaborates with leading organizations on their employment brand, attracting qualified candidates, and providing thought leadership on their overall talent acquisition strategy. An industrial-organizational psychologist, Brian has an outstanding reputation for developing, implementing, and maintaining sound measurable business practices and effective communication skills with clients, and leadership skills with internal teams.

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Chris Citero
Chris Citero

Chris currently leads strategy and execution across a diverse group of cross-functional teams for TMP. Chris’s work has been recognized and awarded by the Web Marketing Association’s Internet Advertising Competition & Mobile Web Awards, The Webby’s, ERE, as well as the Creative Excellence Awards. Chris lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife and loves traveling, exploring and pursuing his many creative outlets. He’s also known to moonlight as a hip-hop artist and can on occasion turn his kitchen into a pop-up restaurant.

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Craig Knutson
Craig Knutson

As VP of Creative Technology, Craig is a driving force behind the development, implementation, and education of TMP’s interactive and digital offerings.

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Dinah Ribarsky
Dinah Ribarsky

Dinah Ribarsky is a Digital Strategist at TMP. She holds a BFA in industrial design from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and has worked in creative and marketing environments within the Boston area for the past decade. When she’s not developing digital solutions for client challenges, Dinah enjoys making art and petting animals.

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Doug Finke
Doug Finke

Doug’s one of the TMP copywriters who – coffee in hand – serves up compelling content with sharp, crisp writing. You can count on him to bring mad creativity and message discipline to your projects. He loves concepting big campaigns, communicating in a brand's voice, and synthesizing new ideas with flair and style. Outside of work, Doug – who lives in Austin, TX, – spends a fair amount of time reading, watching basketball, hiking, and eating breakfast tacos.

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Elan Masliyah
Elan Masliyah

As the VP of Business Development and Programmatic Advertising, Elan is focused on building new client relationships in the Northwest as well as leading TMP’s Programmatic go-to-market strategy. He is especially interested in the way technology & advertising intersect to better connect candidates to opportunity and bring employer brand stories to life. Elan has 15 years of experience in the talent acquisition industry including staffing, social networking start-up, recruitment media, marketing and technology, giving him a unique perspective. Elan holds a Master’s Degree in Sports Management from the University of San Francisco and his thesis explored the way music and sports merge to influence and drive culture.

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Jahkedda Akbar Mitchell
Jahkedda Akbar Mitchell

Jahkedda has many years of experience providing strategic guidance, data, and insights on job-seeker trends in support of TMP Worldwide and its clients. She has also worked in-house on the candidate attraction team for a large fortune 500 company. Jahkedda has a passion for psychology and storytelling; understanding why we do what we do and how to change behaviors...only using her powers for good. Jahkedda is a member of TMP Labs: a design thinking focused innovation lab.

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Jennifer Bartus
Jennifer Bartus

Jennifer Bartus has been working in HR technology for more than 20 years. In her role at TMP she is teamed with clients, sales, and account service, along with product development and engineering to help ensure TMP's solutions are meeting the needs of customers. When not working on the future of TMP's products, she enjoys living in and doing all things Boston. As a Massachusetts native she does not pahk her cah in Hahvahd Yahd, she knows you’d likely incur a hefty fine if you tried.

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Jesse Hernandez
Jesse Hernandez

Jesse Hernandez is the Director of Global Security Risk and Compliance at TMP Worldwide, overseeing all client contractual and regulatory obligations and monitoring the compliance landscape to turn change into opportunity.

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John Elstad
John Elstad

John Elstad is SEO Director for TMP Worldwide. He’s experienced a lot in his 10+ years of online marketing, but still has a passion to learn something new every day. When John isn’t trying to move up the organic search rankings or distilling analytics, he's usually on the golf course or enjoying a tea party with his three little girls.

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Kate Hamilton
Kate Hamilton

Kate Hamilton, Director, Content Solutions, leads TMP’s team of content marketers and strategists. Kate, a trained "storyteller" and journalist, focuses on creating compelling content and astute marketing strategies that leverage technologies, social networks and online platforms to engage target audiences.

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Katie Mahoney
Katie Mahoney

Katie Mahoney is part of the Product Marketing team at TMP Worldwide. In her role, she works cross-functionally with a number of teams at TMP to establish product positioning and messaging, build effective product launch communication strategies, and develop sales enablement content to drive demand and engagement for TMP's software solutions.

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Kevin Tansey
Kevin Tansey

Kevin is an Account Director in TMP’s Chicago office where he works primarily with B2B clients. His previous experience in SEO, SEM, Display, Paid Social, and Content Marketing gives him a digital strategist’s mindset while still being able to build a trustworthy reputation with his clients. When he’s not working within digital marketing, he enjoys writing about menswear and coining his own catchphrases. Reach Kevin directly at kevin.tansey@tmp.com.

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Leon Rubis
Leon Rubis

Leon Rubis is on the Creative team in the McLean, Va., office of TMP Government. He has decades of experience covering human resource management, staffing, benefits, employment law and other human capital topics. Before coming to TMP, he led the editorial department of the Society for Human Resource Management.

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Louis Caggia
Louis Caggia

As Vice President of Enterprise Sales at TMP Worldwide, Lou is responsible for leading business development representatives to introduce TMP to new customers and help them solve their recruitment challenges. With almost 20 years of experience in recruitment marketing, Lou has been part of the leadership team at TMP during a time of exciting change in the industry and at the organization. Lou has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Hofstra University. When he's not in the office, Lou spends his free time coaching his son and daughter's baseball and softball teams.

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Mark Miller
Mark Miller

Mark Miller has been working within the talent and human capital realm for nearly 20 years, all within the marketing strategy and employer brand space. At TMP, Mark is a VP of Client Strategy out of TMP’s NYC HQ, which means he works with enterprise level clients across diverse industries from finance to aerospace to drive their overall recruitment marketing strategy. Outside of work, Mark is an avid runner and the busy father of two small children and lives in Brooklyn.

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Melanie Jappel
Melanie Jappel

Melanie is the SVP of Talent and Leadership Development at TMP Worldwide where she successfully executes TMP's global employee engagement strategies. Melanie holdsa Master’s degree in Organization Development & Change from Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, and a BA in Communications from the University of California, San Diego. She resides in Los Angeles, CA.

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Michelle Abbey
Michelle Abbey

Michelle Abbey is the President and Chief Executive Officer of TMP Worldwide. Through her 30-year career with TMP Worldwide, Michelle has held almost every position within the business and has helped guide the company’s transition from print to digital, as well as expanded the client solution set to include a robust SaaS technology platform. She takes pride in TMP’s reputation as an organization that gives its workforce opportunities to embrace innovation and change. As a result of having fostered this strategic corporate culture, TMP Worldwide defines new talent acquisition trends as well as creative solutions to solve client challenges. Michelle makes sure this same passion is infused into each client engagement through the delivery of award-winning transformational work.

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Michelle Whipple
Michelle Whipple

Michelle Whipple is an Account Executive based out of TMP’s Boston office. When she’s not in the office she’s somewhere by the water.

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Mike Bliss
Mike Bliss

Mike is the Sales Development Manager at TMP Worldwide. He has over 12 years of experience in the Cloud HCM Software Industry. One of the things he enjoys most about his work at TMP Worldwide is having a front-row seat watching the changes that shape the candidate experience and how businesses attract, engage and ultimately hire the people that will drive the success of their enterprise. He likes taking walks with his wife and their dog, spending time with his 3 kids, fishing on a quiet pond, and the occasional round of golf.

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Mike Kofi Okyere
Mike Kofi Okyere

Mike Kofi Okyere was founder and CEO of Perengo (acquired by TMP Worldwide in 2019) and has enjoyed applying his years of experience in the world of e-commerce and Ad Tech to improving the world of recruitment through algorithms and machine learning. Previously, he served as the head of performance advertising for AdMob (SEA/AU NZ), before its acquisition by Google in 2010. At Google, he drove the strategy and execution for mobile display advertising as head of mobile advertising for Australia/New Zealand, and then head of mobile display advertising for Google Asia. Thereafter he worked in director of sales roles with both Criteo and Issuu before founding Perengo in 2015.

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Nathan Perrott
Nathan Perrott

Nathan helps organizations tell their stories using technology and digital marketing techniques. He ensures the right infrastructure is in place to deliver a next-in-class job seeker and candidate experience, and uses data to ensure the ongoing optimization of talent attraction strategies. In his role as Director of Digital Strategy at employer marketing agency AIA Worldwide, Nathan has played pivotal roles in developing content marketing and social media strategies for large multinational corporations, as well as being a driving force behind a number of careers website projects and hiring strategies powered by AIA’s proprietary automated recruitment marketing software, TalentBrew. You can drop Nathan an email at nathan.perrott@aia.co.uk.

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Neta Yoffe

Neta is the Director of Marketing for TMP Worldwide. By day, she oversees and executes strategic global marketing and communications efforts; social media, content development and marketing, public relations, digital marketing, influencer relations and thought leadership, and global brand strategy. However, by night, Neta shares her social media and marketing wisdom as a contributor to various publications, along with her delicious recipes that she whips up in the kitchen.

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Rae Steinbach
Rae Steinbach

Rae is a guest contributor for 15Five, a performance management platform that combines employee feedback, objectives, pulse surveys, and peer recognition. Rae is a graduate of Tufts University with a combined International Relations and Chinese degree. After spending time living and working abroad in China, she returned to NYC to pursue her career and continue curating quality content. Rae is passionate about travel, food, and writing, of course.

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Russell Miyaki
Russell Miyaki

Russell Miyaki, Senior Vice President, Creative Services leads TMP’s global team of creative and brand development professionals. Russell, a hands-on creative, takes his renowned talents to lead TMP into the next generation of digital, social and mobile solutions for our global clients. His vision, passion and unparalleled commitment to innovation is the driving force behind TMP’s current and future creative offerings.

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Ryan Patterson
Ryan Patterson

Ryan Patterson is the Manager of Internal Communications at TMP Worldwide, where he is responsible for developing, managing and executing a comprehensive internal communications plan, globally liaising with business units across the enterprise in support of all communication efforts. Ryan has extensive experience writing in a variety of different capacities, including corporate communications, press releases, social media content, and blogs. You can contact Ryan at Ryan.Patterson@tmp.com

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Samantha Day
Samantha Day

Samantha Day is a Marketing and Sales Assistant in TMP’s New York location, where she is responsible for lead generation, implementing email campaigns, SME webinar administration, event coordination, and monitoring daily sales operations. She also supports internal communication efforts. In her free time, Samantha enjoys honing her writing skills, exploring the outdoors, and listening to her music collection.

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Shannon Powell
Shannon Powell

Shannon Powell is a Senior Content Marketer at TMP Worldwide where she works with clients to execute strategies, develop content, write social calendars and more. With a background in journalism from Northwestern University, she has always been passionate about communications and has been with TMP since 2016. She is also obsessed with music and sings in her free time, along with adding to her massive record collection.

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Shawn Paul Wood
Shawn Paul Wood

Shawn Paul Wood is a director of client strategy based out of TMP’s Dallas/Fort Worth office. By ensuring each client is progressive and proactive with digital reach, optimized content, and strategic execution, he continues to help the DFW team provide stellar client experiences (and all-around positive mojo). Prior to landing at TMP, Shawn Paul was a global digital strategist, national voice-over artist, regional radio personality and news director, and a local copywriting director. Aside from that eclectic mix, he’s a homebody who has a penchant for Twitter.

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Sophia Madana
Sophia Madana

As a Sr. Content Strategist at TMP Worldwide, Sophia consults clients on how content marketing and social media can impact an employer’s overarching goals. She uses her knowledge to create tailored strategies and document measurable milestones. Sophia has been honing her content and social marketing experience since 2009 for B2C as well as B2B initiatives. She has a background in Journalism.

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Spencer Parra
Spencer Parra

Spencer received his Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering with a focus in Information Technology, from MIT. From there he honed his engineering skills at Cisco, where he was a Software Engineer and Scrum Master. Following his time at Cisco, Spencer joined Criteo as the first Solutions Engineer, with a dedicated focus on In-App Retargeting, helping grow Criteo's app business from $0 to $10MM+ within its first year. Furthermore, Spencer took the lead on building custom solutions for clients, evolving and growing Criteo's Mobile Measurement Partners program and providing 2nd level support to Criteo's mobile advertising business, including pre-sales, solutions architecture design, and new product rollout. Spencer co-founded and led Perengo's Product and Data Science efforts. After TMP's acquisition of Perengo he is responsible for guiding new product strategy, launching initial prototype build-outs, and working with strategic partners to establish and develop new market opportunities.

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Steve Graham
Steve Graham

Steve Graham, SVP, Global Employer Branding at TMP Worldwide oversees the global employer brand group, evolving the practice and driving innovation, while capitalizing on the ever-changing digital, social and mobile landscape. He assists clients in identifying, defining and communicating their employer brand, both internally and externally with an emphasis on developing innovative ways in which employees of an organization can organically embrace – and live - the company’s brand attributes.

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Steven Ehrlich
Steven Ehrlich

As SVP, Global Client Development at TMP Worldwide, Steven works across global markets to help companies develop strategies to engage the talent they need to drive growth. Recognized as one of the Top 25 Online Influencers in Recruiting, Steven has worked on TMP client accounts in the education, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, retail, and manufacturing sectors. In the past five years, he has been selected by more than 100 conferences as a keynote speaker due to his extraordinary digital expertise.

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TMP Worldwide
TMP Worldwide

TMP Worldwide is a global leader in talent acquisition technologies, committed to finding new ways to leverage software, strategy and creative to build talent and enhance our clients' employer brands – across every connection point.

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Todd Maycunich
Todd Maycunich

Todd is responsible for helping create unique opportunities for TMP Worldwide and their clients through the observation and implementation of emerging technology and defining the future of how it will all be measured. Todd is also co-founder of TMP Labs: a design thinking focused innovation lab.

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