June 26, 2017 – Becky Frankiewicz has joined ManpowerGroup as president of its North American operations. Reporting to chief operating officer Darryl Green, she will oversee all of the company’s brands and offerings in the region, including Manpower, Experis, Right Management and ManpowerGroup Solutions.
Ms. Frankiewicz comes to the firm from PepsiCo, where she led one of its largest subsidiaries, Quaker Foods North America, across all functions, sales and manufacturing. Before that, she held a variety of leadership roles leading innovation & strategy, finance and marketing across the PepsiCo portfolio and previously held senior roles in strategic consulting with Deloitte and Andersen Consulting. She started her career at Procter & Gamble. Ms. Frankiewicz was named by Fast Company as one of the most creative people in the industry, anticipating and adapting to fast-changing consumer demands.
Proven Track Record
“Becky has an impressive track record in innovation, transformation and delivering strategic, sustainable growth,” said Mr. Green. “I am pleased she will bring her strong leadership, passion and excellent P&L experience to further accelerate growth in our second largest market, and will lead our great North American team to drive even more value to the clients and individuals we serve.”
Having the right talent has become a key differentiator for companies that need to innovate and grow, said Ms. Frankiewicz. “With jobs and organizations evolving to compete in the digital world, helping people upskill and have meaningful, sustainable careers is truly the defining challenge of our time,” she said.
“The purpose of this organization is clear and I’m excited about being a part of delivering on this mission, together with a talented team of leaders. I look forward to building on ManpowerGroup’s industry-leading heritage and leading the organization to become even more digitally-driven and consumer-focused in a rapidly changing world of work.”
This announcement coincides with ManpowerGroup naming Stefano Scabbio as president of Northern Europe, Mediterranean & Eastern Europe. “Stefano has been instrumental in accelerating growth and driving next generation innovation across our European business,” said Mr. Green. “Under his leadership, Stefano is enhancing and modernizing the experience for our candidates and clients, with speed, in a rapidly evolving digital market.”
ManpowerGroup recently signed a purchase agreement with Ciber, Inc., a global information technology consulting, services and outsourcing company, to acquire its business in Spain. The deal builds on ManpowerGroup’s already established business there. It now has 120 locations in the country and more than 600 employees.
The acquisition follows ManpowerGroup’s recent purchase agreement with Ciber to acquire its Dutch business. Transaction terms of this deal included a $25 million cash purchase price and strengthened ManpowerGroup’s IT recruiting capabilities in the Netherlands, complementing the organic growth of its Experis brand.
In March, José Brenninkmeijer was appointed managing director for ManpowerGroup Netherlands. She will lead all of ManpowerGroup’s brands – Manpower, Experis, ManpowerGroup Solutions and Right Management. Jilko Andringa, current managing director for the Netherlands and president of ManpowerGroup Northern Europe, will focus wholly on his regional role following the successful handover with Ms. Brenninkmeijer. She had been responsible for commercial and operations for ManpowerGroup in the Netherlands for the past 12 months.
ManpowerGroup also named Michale Stull as senior vice president for Manpower North America. He led global marketing for the last five years at Manpower and played a lead role in leveraging technology solutions and third party relationships on behalf of the company to enhance and modernize the experience it provided to candidates and clients.
In addition, ManpowerGroup Solutions, part of ManpowerGroup, formed a partnership with PeopleTicker, a provider of real-time labor market rate data and analytics. Through this partnership, ManpowerGroup Solutions will provide market intelligence that improves benchmarking, enabling clients to achieve accelerated cost optimization across their entire workforce.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Chase Barbe, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media