Dedication to the staffing industry, advocacy for diversity and inclusion, plus philanthropic passion highlight Sheridan’s achievements
CHICAGO – February 20, 2020 – Advanced Group, an award-winning leader in staffing and workforce solutions, as well as contract research and functional services for pharmaceutical clinical trials, announced today that its CEO Leo Sheridan has been recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) as one the 100 most influential people in the North American staffing industry. The award celebrates notable individuals whose impact on the workforce solutions ecosystem elevates the industry and drives its evolution.
Under Sheridan’s leadership, 2019 was another growth year for Advanced Group with the successful expansion into two new vertical markets – digital technology and health technology – and a growing client roster that now totals more than 900. Sheridan also co-founded Purpose Workforce Solutions, a shared value initiative in partnership with Chicago business, education and community leaders that focuses on connecting low-income youth and recent minority college graduates with career opportunities.
Sheridan is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion, encouraging the entire organization to practice “conscious inclusion,” and participate in the firm’s training programs. He is a driving force behind Advanced Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, which help make a difference in the lives of underserved youth. He is a member of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association’s Gender Parity Collective, a consortium of healthcare and life-sciences companies dedicated to accelerating gender parity. In addition, Sheridan was named the Chairman of the American Staffing Association Board in October 2019.
“As movers and shakers, the 2020 honorees are leading the industry through change and transformation into a new world of work,” said Subadhra Sriram, editor and publisher, media products, SIA. “Our ecosystem is more interconnected than ever before; its frontiers are more varied and areas like diversity and inclusion, compliance, workers’ rights and online talent marketplaces have become more complex and integral to today’s business models, with technology enabling more sophisticated solutions. Congratulations to all the individuals named this year for the important role they play in exploring these frontiers.”
About Advanced Group
Founded in 1988, Advanced Group comprises four businesses that include Advanced Clinical, Advanced Resources, Advanced RPO, and WunderLand Group. Throughout the course of 30 years, the firm has grown from a local staffing services provider to a global provider of clinical research outsourcing, consulting, and specialized staffing services across its business units. To learn more, visit www.advancedgroup.com.
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