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Corporate Governance - Management and Directors
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Management Team
Peter T. Dameris
President and Chief Executive Officer
Peter T. Dameris
President and Chief Executive Officer


Peter T. Dameris is President and Chief Executive Officer of On Assignment, Inc. Mr. Dameris joined On Assignment in November 2003. Before joining On Assignment Mr. Dameris served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Quanta Services (NYSE: PWR) from February 2001 through October 2002, at which time he resigned to pursue other interests. Mr. Dameris was recruited by Quanta Services to provide succession planning for the CEO position. Quanta Services generates over ... 

Edward L. Pierce
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Edward L. Pierce
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President


Edward Pierce joined On Assignment in September 2012 as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President. Mr. Pierce had served as an outside director and chairman of the Company’s audit committee since December 2007.

Most recently, Mr. Pierce was affiliated with a Chicago-based private equity firm and previously was the President of First Acceptance Corporation, a publicly traded retailer, servicer, and underwriter of non-standard private passenger automobile insurance... 

James L. Brill
Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, and Treasurer
James L. Brill
Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, and Treasurer


James Brill joined On Assignment as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer in January 2007, and has been instrumental in the growth of On Assignment. In his current role as Chief Administrative Officer and Treasurer, Mr. Brill oversees human resources, risk management, banking, and cash management along with assisting in investor relations.

Prior to On Assignment, Mr. Brill was Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Diagnostic Products Co... 

Michael C. Payne
Senior Vice President, Shared Services and Chief Information Officer
Michael C. Payne
Senior Vice President, Shared Services and Chief Information Officer


Michael Payne is responsible for several shared service groups for On Assignment, including Information Technology, Marketing, Service Center, and Payroll.

Prior to joining On Assignment in 2003, Mr. Payne served as Vice President, Development and Deputy CIO at Time Warner where he managed the international technology organization, supporting the recorded music and publishing companies of Warner Music Group. Mr. Payne also served as a member of the CIO council of AOL Time Wa... 

Michael McGowan
Chief Operating Officer, On Assignment
President, Oxford Global Resources
Michael McGowan
Chief Operating Officer, On Assignment
President, Oxford Global Resources


Michael McGowan has served as President of Oxford Global Resources since 1998 and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of On Assignment in 2012. As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. McGowan oversees the Life Sciences and Healthcare divisions along with continuing as President of Oxford Global Resources. Mr. McGowan joined Oxford in May 1997 as Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to his roles at Oxford and On Assignment, Mr. McGowan was Senior Vice President and General Manager for ... 

Jennifer Hankes Painter
Vice President and General Counsel
Jennifer Hankes Painter
Vice President and General Counsel


Ms. Painter joined On Assignment in June 2013 as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Ms. Painter joins On Assignment after serving since 2009 as Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary of MRV Communications, Inc., a global provider of telecommunications equipment and services. From 2004 through 2008, Ms. Painter served as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for The Ryland Group, Inc., a leading national homebuilder traded on NYSE. From 2001 th... 
Randolph C. Blazer
President, Apex
Randolph C. Blazer
President, Apex


Rand Blazer currently serves as President of Apex Systems, Inc., a Division of On Assignment. Prior to his employment at Apex, Rand served on its Board of Advisors until February 2007 when asked by the company to be its COO. As COO, his responsibilities were to manage the company and its operations, reporting directly to the three Founders/CEOs. After the first year, Mr. Blazer strengthened the company’s focus on bottom line results and operational productivity. He instituted new accoun... 

Theodore S. Hanson
Chief Financial Officer, Apex
Theodore S. Hanson
Chief Financial Officer, Apex


Theodore S. Hanson joined On Assignment as Chief Financial Officer of Apex as a result of the Company's acquisition of Apex in May 2012. Mr. Hanson joined Apex in November 1998 as Corporate Controller and became Chief Financial Officer in January 2001. From 1991 to 1998, he worked at Keiter, Stephens, Hurst, Gary and Shreaves, an independent accounting firm in Virginia. He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Massey Cancer Advisory Board. Mr. Hanson holds a Bachelor's of Science degree f... 
Christian Rutherford
President, VISTA Staffing Solutions
Christian Rutherford
President, VISTA Staffing Solutions


Christian Rutherford is president of VISTA Staffing Solutions, On Assignment’s physician staffing division. Rutherford, a veteran of the U.S. staffing industry, was a management consultant to On Assignment before being named president of Vista Staffing Solutions. Prior to joining On Assignment, Rutherford served as chief operating officer and board member of Medfinders, a national healthcare staffing company. Rutherford also held senior leadership roles at CompHealth, the largest locum tenens co... 
Rose Cunningham
Vice President, Finance and Corporate Controller
Rose Cunningham
Vice President, Finance and Corporate Controller


Rose Cunningham joined On Assignment in September 2013 as the Corporate Assistant Controller, and was promoted to the role of VP, Finance and Corporate Controller in August 2014. In her current role, she is responsible for the day-to-day accounting operations of On Assignment and its subsidiaries, managing Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, and external and internal financial reporting for the Company.

Prior to joining On Assignment, Ms. Cunningham was a controller for Sonos, Inc., a glob... 

Karen Keppel
Vice President, Support Services
Karen Keppel
Vice President, Support Services


Karen Keppel joined On Assignment in June 1998. Ms. Keppel is responsible for managing numerous areas of centralized support, including Payroll, Service Center, Ops Central, and Branch Services. During her tenure with On Assignment, she has also managed other functional areas, including the Appointment Center, Candidate Marketing, Human Resources, Training, and Recruiting. She was part of the PeopleSoft implementation team and continues to work with the IT team on new enhancements to the ... 
Angela Kolarek
Vice President, Human Resources
Angela Kolarek
Vice President, Human Resources


Angela Kolarek joined On Assignment in December 2000. In her role at On Assignment, Ms. Kolarek is responsible for all aspects of Human Resources. Her areas of expertise include a strong knowledge of employment law as well as skill levels in coaching and consulting, ensuring that business results are within the guidelines of ethical, value-based leadership. Her leadership skills include employee relations, employment management and education, employment policy, benefits and retirement p... 

Carol McNamara
Vice President, Recruiting
Carol McNamara
Vice President, Recruiting


Carol McNamara joined On Assignment in May 2001 as Vice President of Recruiting with 15 years of recruiting and staffing experience. Ms. McNamara is responsible for the recruitment of account executives and recruiters for all divisions as well as recruiting for all corporate positions. During her tenure with On Assignment, Ms. McNamara has successfully implemented cost-reducing recruiting strategies as well as reduced the number of days to fill open positions.

Prior to On Assign... 

Board of Directors
Jeremy M. Jones
Chairman, Board of Directors
Jeremy M. Jones
Chairman, Board of Directors


Jeremy Jones has served as a director since May 1995 and was appointed Chairman of the Board in February 2003. Mr. Jones has been an investor and business development consultant since February 1998. He currently serves on the board of directors of OxySure Systems. From 1987 to 1995, Mr. Jones was Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Homedco Group, Inc., a home healthcare services company, which became publicly traded in 1991. Homedco merged into Apria Healthcare Group, Inc. ... 
Senator William E. Brock
Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Senator William E. Brock
Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee


Senator Brock has served as a director of the Company since April 1996. Senator Brock is the founder, and from 1994 to present, CEO of The Brock Offices, a consulting firm specializing in international trade and human resource development. From 1988 to 1991, Senator Brock served as Chairman of the National Endowment for Democracy, an organization he helped found in 1980. Senator Brock served in President Reagan’s cabinet as Secretary of Labor from 1985 to 1987 and as United States Trade Repr... 
Brian  J. Callaghan
Member, Board of Directors
Brian  J. Callaghan
Member, Board of Directors


Mr. Callaghan co-founded Apex Systems in 1995 and served as co-CEO during his time with Apex Systems. His duties at Apex Systems ranged from working directly with customers, leading staff, strategizing and forecasting, and building systems to support growth. Mr. Callaghan was recognized as Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003. Prior to co-founding Apex Systems, Mr. Callaghan began his career as a telecommunications recruiter for a staffing firm based in Reston, Virginia. Mr. Cal... 
Peter T. Dameris
President and Chief Executive Officer
Peter T. Dameris
President and Chief Executive Officer


Peter Dameris was appointed as our Chief Executive Officer and President as of September 28, 2004, and has served as a director since December 10, 2004. Prior to such appointment, Mr. Dameris had been Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of On Assignment since November 2003. From February 2001 through October 2002, Mr. Dameris served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Quanta Services, Inc., a publicly-held provider of specialized contracting services ... 
Jonathan S. Holman
Chairman of the Compensation Committee
Jonathan S. Holman
Chairman of the Compensation Committee


Jonathan Holman has served as a director since March 1994. Mr. Holman is the founder and since 1981 has been the President of The Holman Group, Inc., an executive search firm. To date, Mr. Holman has recruited over 140 CEOs to public and private companies, ranging from start-ups to companies with over $1 billion in revenue and in a variety of industries. Mr. Holman was named as one of the top 200 executive recruiters in the world in The Global 200 Executive Recruiters and named as one of the... 
Marty R. Kittrell
Chairman of the Audit Committee
Marty R. Kittrell
Chairman of the Audit Committee


Marty Kittrell has served as a director of the Company and Chairman of the Audit Committee since September, 2012. Mr. Kittrell served as Dresser, Inc.’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from December 2007 until February 2011. Mr. Kittrell served as Chief Financial Officer of Andrew Corporation from 2003 until December 2007, when the company was sold to Commscope. Prior to Andrew, Mr. Kittrell served as Chief Financial Officer of Celiant Corporation, which was acquired by ... 
Arshad Matin
Member, Board of Directors
Arshad Matin
Member, Board of Directors


Arshad Matin has been the President, CEO and a board member of Paradigm Ltd. since his appointment in May 2013. Paradigm was acquired by Apax Partners in 2012 for $1 billion and is a leading developer of software solutions to the global oil and gas industry. From January 2012 to April 2013, Mr. Matin was Executive Vice President of IHS Inc., a NYSE-traded company that is a leading global source of information and analytics where he was responsible for lines of businesses accounting for over... 

Edwin A. Sheridan, IV
Member, Board of Directors
Edwin A. Sheridan, IV
Member, Board of Directors


Mr. Sheridan co-founded Apex Systems in 1995 and served as co-CEO during his time with Apex Systems. His roles at Apex Systems have included technical recruiter, account manager, and regional operations manager. He also managed the sales and recruiting operations for the company. Mr. Sheridan was recognized as Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003. Prior to co-founding Apex Systems, Mr. Sheridan began his career as a telecommunications recruiter for a staffing firm based in Reston... 
Jeffrey E. Veatch
Observer, Board of Directors
Jeffrey E. Veatch
Observer, Board of Directors


Mr. Veatch co-founded Apex Systems in 1995 and served as co-CEO during his time with Apex Systems. In addition to serving as the executive in charge of national sales for Apex Systems, Mr. Veatch has held account management, branch management, and regional operations management positions. Mr. Veatch also serves as the Executive Sponsor for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life National Partner team at Apex Systems. Mr. Veatch was recognized as Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year ...