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Alexander Mann Solutions Makes Key Executive Appointments to Drive Continued Growth in North America


Alexander Mann Solutions, the leading provider of global talent acquisition and management solutions, has announced the addition of three seasoned executives to its North American Leadership team, reinforcing the firm’s ambition to continue on its impressive growth trajectory in the region that now generates in excess of 30% of global revenues.

Following the appointment of Michael Wachholz as President of the Americas and Global Head of Contingent Workforce Solutions in September 2018, David Swanz, Susan Cooksey and Mike Drolet have been hired recently, all directly supporting business growth in talent acquisition services for both permanent and contingent workers.

Swanz joined the firm in November 2018, bringing with him extensive industry knowledge in talent acquisition and invaluable experience leading innovative workforce solutions in the United States and Latin America. Before coming to Alexander Mann Solutions, Swanz worked with Marcus Buckingham, a noted researcher, author, speaker and thought leader on talent. He now leads Alexander Mann Solutions’ contingent workforce business development activity across the Americas.

Cooksey re-joined Alexander Mann Solutions in May 2019, after an earlier three-year tenure with the firm beginning back in 2015. Having previously held senior roles with some of the most well-known industry players, including Monster and IBM, Cooksey brings with her invaluable industry experience. She now leads Alexander Mann Solutions’ RPO business development activity across the Americas.

Drolet joined the firm in April 2019 in a dual role, leading the design, delivery and execution of the Americas direct sourcing offering for contingent workers, in addition to serving as the Head of the Americas Global Client Service Center, which is the operational hub of Alexander Mann Solutions in the US. Drolet brings a unique blend of experience across global contingent, permanent, and virtual workforce solution providers, and he was previously named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ “40 Under 40” industry leaders list and as an HRO Today Magazine “HR Superstar.”

Michael Wachholz, President, Alexander Mann Solutions, Americas, commented on the key additions:

“Alexander Mann Solutions has grown its presence significantly in the Americas in recent years and our ambitions are bigger. Bringing in the experience and capabilities of David, Susan and Mike to our exceptional leadership team will help accelerate our expansion plans and advance the innovative talent solutions we provide to our clients. Alexander Mann Solutions is unique in the breadth of capabilities it has to offer and the consultative approach we take, and I am excited about the future of our business and the opportunities we will create for both our people and our clients.”


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