Advanced Group Names Kerry Barrett as Chief Operating Officer

CHICAGO, IL – May 6, 2019 – The Advanced Group, an industry-leading diversified professional staffing, consulting, and outsourcing organization, announced the recent appointment of Kerry Barrett as Chief Operating Officer.

Ms. Barrett comes to Advanced Group with over 20 years of experience in professional services, staffing, and operations, the last decade of which was spent in executive leadership. Most recently, she served as the Executive Vice President of Emerging Markets at Resources Global Professionals (RGP) where she was responsible for overseeing three business lines and leading special project teams to address the firm’s key initiatives. Prior to her role at RGP, Ms. Barrett served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Accretive Solutions where she worked with executive leadership and the firm’s Board and investors to effect the firm’s acquisition by RGP. During her first eight months with RGP she oversaw post-merger integration efforts.

“We are excited to have Kerry join the executive leadership team,” said Leo Sheridan, Chief Executive Officer at Advanced Group. “Kerry is a talented individual who brings a wealth of experience in consulting, staffing, and operational performance to our organization. She understands the importance of effectively leading teams to develop strategies and leverage work streams to accelerate growth. We are committed to the enhancement and long-term success of our brands across each business unit to further strengthen our position as industry leaders.”

Ms. Barrett earned an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University.

About the Advanced Group

The Advanced Group provides expertise in talent acquisition and management, consulting, outsourcing, and professional services. Founded in 1988, our businesses include Advanced Clinical, Advanced Resources, Advanced RPO, and WunderLand Group. Awards we have won include Best of Staffing®, Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces, Best Places to Work in Illinois, and inclusion on the Inc. 5000 list. To learn more, visit


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