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BOSTON, Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Randstad US, Professionals is pleased to announce that Brendan Courtney will assume leadership of its finance and accounting business, which includes Randstad Finance & Accounting, Randstad Human Resources and The Mergis Group. Courtney, who has served as president of The Mergis Group for the past three years, will be responsible for integrating, growing and taking the new organization to a greater level of performance.
"By combining these businesses, due to the acquisition of SFN Group, we have created the third largest provider of finance and accounting recruiting and staffing services in North America. Brendan is a proven leader whose extensive experience in professional recruiting, particularly in the finance and accounting, legal, sales and marketing and HR professions, makes him an ideal leader for our combined business," said Daniel Foley, president of Randstad US, Professionals. "Having come up through the ranks of the organization, Brendan brings a wealth of grassroots knowledge that will translate into success for us," he said. "We are pleased to have him at the helm of our F&A and HR businesses."
Courtney is a seasoned recruiting executive with more than 20 years of experience in the professional services arena. He joined SFN Group as a vice president in 1998 with responsibility for strategic planning, sales and operations for multiple professional recruiting offices in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions after his previous company, A.J. Burton, was acquired by the company. In 2006, he assumed leadership of the company's professional services group, which specialized in recruiting and staffing in technology, finance and accounting and other professional skill sets. Two years later, he was promoted to a corporate role as senior vice president for corporate development and field operations, leading all acquisitions and integration and process development initiatives. Shortly after, he was named president of The Mergis Group and Todays Office Professionals.
He holds a bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
About The Mergis Group
The Mergis Group is a leading professional placement firm that specializes in recruiting for positions in finance and accounting, engineering and manufacturing, sales and marketing, legal and human resources. The firm provides recruiting services to Fortune 500 and small and mid-sized companies through its network of 35 offices nationally.
The Mergis Group is a now a part of Randstad. For more information, please visit www.mergisgroup.com.
Randstad is an $18.8 billion global provider of HR services and the second largest staffing organization in the world. From temporary staffing to permanent placement to inhouse, professionals, search & selection, and HR Solutions, Randstad holds top positions around the world and has approximately 27,500 corporate employees working from its nearly 4,200 branches and inhouse locations in 43 countries. Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands, Randstad Holding nv is listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam (RAND.AS). Learn more at www.randstad.com.
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