Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) has named Owen Sullivan as Chief Executive Officer of Jefferson Wells International, Inc. -- a role that he begins on April 28, 2003.
"Owen's extensive experience in the financial services industry, particularly in the areas of sales and marketing, is a great fit to lead Jefferson Wells through the next phase of development," said Jeffrey A. Joerres, Chairman & CEO of Manpower Inc. "Due to the unique nature of its business model, Jefferson Wells is well positioned to help companies with initiatives pertaining to the independence of the internal audit function, and in particular, in their efforts to fulfill all of the responsibilities that are now required under Section 404 of the new Sarbanes-Oxley Act," he added.
Sullivan replaces Don Bobo, who is retiring, but will remain with the company for a short period of time to assist in the leadership transition.
Sullivan previously served as President of the Financial Services Group of Metavante Corporation, as well as President of Metavante's Enterprise Solutions Group. Most recently, he has worked as a management consultant with several venture capitalists and equity groups, building strategic plans and evaluating acquisition opportunities.
Manpower Inc. acquired Jefferson Wells International, Inc. in April of 2001. The professional services firm provides a range of non-attest operating, consulting and training solutions, with practice areas including internal audit, accounting, technology and tax. More information on Jefferson Wells can be found at its Web site, www.jeffersonwells.com .
Manpower Inc. is a world leader in the staffing industry, providing workforce management services and solutions to customers through 3,900 offices in 63 countries. The firm annually provides employment to 2 million people worldwide and is an industry leader in employee assessment and training. Manpower also provides a range of staffing solutions, engagement and consulting services worldwide under the subsidiary brands of Brook Street, Elan, The Empower Group and Jefferson Wells. More information on Manpower Inc. can be found at the company's Web site, www.manpower.com .
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