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In the words of James Bowmer, CEO
When you come to work for the Workway family, I can promise you one thing, every day will be exciting and challenging but if you have the right attitude, there is opportunity for growth and we will do everything we can to grow professionally.

Management Team

John Bowmer ,Chairman

John Bowmer, Chairman

John Bowmer was a multinational corporate executive for over 30 years & former chief executive officer in the recruitment industry, John has extensive experience managing and growing organizations, making acquisitions and maximizing company performance. He provides strategic oversight to the Workway in his capacity as Chairman.

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John is the former chairman of Swiss quoted Adecco SA, the world's largest staffing company where he was chief executive officer from its formation in 1996, through the merger of Ecco and Adia to 2002 when he became Chairman of Adecco. Prior to this, between 1992 and 1996 he was chief executive officer of Adia and between 1987 and 1992 he served in a variety of executive positions at Adia in the UK, Asia, Australia and the US. Previously, Mr Bowmer held a range of management positions in marketing and finance at companies including MAI plc, a financial services and media organization and Polaroid (UK) Ltd. He was a director of CP Ships from its flotation on the New York Stock Exchange in 2001 until its disposal to TUI AG at the end of 2005. He is an investor in, and adviser to, several private equity companies in the US. He was a non executive director of Hireright, an employment screening company, when it floated on NASDAQ until it was purchased in 2008 by a Private Equity company.

John received an MSc from London Business School in 1972 and a BA with Honors from Keele University in Staffordshire, England in 1966.
James Bowmer ,President & Chief Executive Officer

James Bowmer, President & Chief Executive Officer

Highly experienced in building teams, strategic business planning, market restoration, financial analysis and focused sales management, as Chief Executive Officer he is responsible for the continued growth and expansion of Workway. He currently serves on the Board of Directors.

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With more than 15 years employment services industry experience, James has a track record of success in developing sales and operations for global employment services organizations Adecco SA and Kelly Services in both Asia Pacific and the United States. Prior to joining Workway, James worked for Kelly Services as member of the Asia Pacific (APAC) Executive Leadership team, responsible for the strategic development, growth and expansion of professional and technical (PT) divisions including IT, Engineering, Scientific, Banking & Finance and Selection practices across twelve Asia Pacific country operations.

James has a Bachelor of Business in International Business and Marketing from the University of Technology, Sydney.
Ashley Hoover ,Vice President of Sales

Ashley Hoover, Vice President of Sales

Ashley Hoover is a staffing executive with leadership skills in business development, strategic sales growth, and enrichment of outreach campaigns to heighten brand awareness. A consummate sales leader, Ashley has developed and built sales & recruitment teams that are creative in discovering new talent who possess a demonstrated strength in the mortgage, banking, finance, and the real estate profession.

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Her "skill marketing" business strategy produces candidates that best fit her clients’ needs. Ashley's expertise is truly creating opportunities for her clients to capitalize and augment their workforce with employees that bring value to their operation. Her innovative social media marketing programs attract the client's target market while reinforcing strategic hiring initiatives.

In May 2011, Ashley joined Workway as the Los Angeles Market Manager, where she built and secured the most profitable division. She has since been promoted to the VP of Sales for Workway and relocated to Dallas, TX to continue to expand Workway’s growth initiatives on a national basis.  Prior to joining Workway in 2011, Ashley was Division Director for Robert Half International Los Angeles providing staffing solutions for the Accounting and Finance profession.

Ashley earned a Bachelor of Arts in Retail Marketing from Lindenwood University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Shanel Avritt ,Vice President of Operations

Shanel Avritt, Vice President of Operations

Shanel Avritt is an influential professional and leader in the recruiting industry offering expertise working with decision-makers, personnel, and customers to support business objectives and achieve revenue goals. As a natural motivator and trainer, Shanel is adept at designing, executing and assessing solutions to drive sales and business results.

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With progressive years of experience, Shanel is a specialist at building employee competencies and driving performance through talent acquisition and management, and motivating and galvanizing teams for high-impact change. As an intuitive leader and Vice President of Operations for Workway, she successfully develops strategies focused on change management, competency modeling, and talent assessment review tools.

Shanel received her B.A. in Psychology from the California State University San Marcos.
Paul Kodros ,Vice President of Corporate Services

Paul Kodros, Vice President of Corporate Services

Paul Kodros is a rounded business executive, having spent the majority of his career managing all aspects of the Human Resources function within a variety of organizations, most recently in the Mortgage/Financial Service sector. Approaching Human Resources from a strategic business-partner perspective, he is an expert in all areas of Human Resources, from Recruiting, Compensation & Benefits, through Employee Relations. He is an expert in coaching and guiding leaders, enhancing their skills with the ultimate goal of becoming better leaders.

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His approach, leading by example, tied with his strong and extensive background, provides a unique advantage to the management of the organization’s most valued resources, its human capital. He has shown the ability to focus on the employees, while at the same time, ensuring the business goals and objectives are attained.

In March 2016, Paul joined Workway as the Vice President of Corporate Services, where he oversees the Human Resources and Finance functions. In this role, he is instrumental in shaping the future culture of Workway, as we continue to grow into new geographic footprints, into new business lines, and into redefining how Workway changes its business model to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients.

Paul earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana Illinois, and a Masters of Arts in Industrial Relations/Human Resources from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Minnesota.
Susan Denoo ,Regional Vice President of Southern California

Susan Denoo, Regional Vice President of Southern California

Susan joins Workway in the role of Regional Vice President for California. She possesses a solid, successful and progressive record of accomplishments.

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Susan has 25+ years of diversified staffing industry experience within the niche markets of finance, accounting, creative, fashion, professional services, direct hire search and high end administrative disciplines.  Her strengths focus on building relationships with clients, candidates, colleagues and the community she serves.  Areas of expertise for Susan are business to business strategic sales, change management, business planning and development, process improvement, quality service initiatives, and the development of high performing work teams.   
 
Prior to Workway, Susan wore multiple hats in her role as Assistant Vice President at Robert Half,  she also efficiently ran a highly successful sales organization for Kelly Services as a Western Regional Manager and in her prior career at Adecco (U.S.)  Seattle / Southern California, Susan was promoted twice in two years to a Regional VP role.
Adria Pearl ,Vice President of Workway Regal

Adria Pearl, Vice President of Workway Regal

Recognized since 2001 by the MAPC as one of Dallas/Fort Worth’s top producers, Adria Pearl possesses a proven track record of success recruiting for multiple industries. With more than two decades of experience in the recruiting industry, she maintains a level of professional judgment few other firms can match.

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Prior to joining Workway, Adria has been the President and Owner of Regal Personnel, a certified minority-owned business providing placements across Texas as well as nationally since 2001. She began her recruiting career in Dallas in 1991. In a short period of time, she was able to identify and recruit top talent for many clients. Adria is passionate about recruiting and has been consistently recognized as a Top Producer. She graduated from Penn State University with a degree in French before officially becoming a Texan. Adria is bilingual in English and Spanish and volunteers for the Dallas Women’s Foundation.
Daniel P. Sussman ,Senior Vice President, Channel Executive of Workway On Demand

Daniel P. Sussman, Senior Vice President, Channel Executive of Workway On Demand

Daniel P. Sussman is a disciplined executive, creative entrepreneur and innovative strategist. Over the past 30 years, Daniel has built a rich portfolio of success in the financial services, real estate, hospitality and entertainment industries.

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Daniel has held executive positions with CityFirst Financial, Novus Financial, The CIT Group, New Century Financial and Black Knight Financial. In 2007, he founded The Brendan Group, a real estate investment company that developed the nation’s first truly private boutique hotel located in Laguna Beach, California.

Daniel’s greatest strengths are his creativity, drive and servant leadership style. He thrives on the challenges of starting a new businesses or expanding a companies’ market share through new products, services or improved business process.

A native Californian, Daniel lives in South Orange County with his wife and 11 year old son. When not building Workway On Demand, Daniel loves to travel, entertain at home and perform on the big stage with California’s best country rock band Pickleback Shine.

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