SThree Hires Staffing Industry Veteran Dan Turner as COO, Americas

Turner Will Play a Critical Role in Enabling Organization-Wide Business Transformation and Increased North American Market Presence

Houston, TX – April 26, 2022 – Specialist Staffing Group, a US division of SThree plc, the leading provider of talent and consulting to the life sciences, energy, and technology sectors, today announced that it has hired Dan Turner as Chief Operation Officer (COO), SThree Americas. Turner brings more than 20 years of IT recruiting experience to the role, including over two decades of experience in the STEM specialty staffing industry. As COO, he will provide vision, strategy, leadership and direction to SThree’s operations management teams.

Turner will focus on ensuring that the organization has the appropriate systems, infrastructures, data, and controls in place to deliver against its strategic goals for continued and sustained success. This includes leading overarching strategies for operations across North America to drive transformational change through operations and technology.


Dan Turner, COO, Specialist Staffing Group

“I am extremely pleased to welcome Dan to the role of COO. His deep staffing industry expertise, along with his specialized focus in STEM recruitment and recruitment technology will help us develop a standardized product approach across North America and further enhance our market presence throughout North America, ultimately helping us achieve our ambitious growth and revenue goals,” said Sunny Ackerman, President SThree Americas.

Prior to joining SThree, Turner served as Chief Recruiting Officer at Kelly Science, Engineering, Technology & Telecom (SETT) where he was responsible for recruiting strategy and execution of Kelly’s SETT organization, a specialty provider of science, engineering, technology and telecom talent and solutions. He also held the role of President of Centralized Recruiting at Kelly Services.

Before joining Kelly, Turner was Vice President and Market President at Kforce. While there, he built the company’s first-ever National Recruiting Center (NRC), optimizing efficiency and increasing revenue contribution 15x in less than three years. Under his leadership, his region nearly tripled its revenue in six years and earned the number one revenue-generating region in the company.

“I am thrilled to join SThree’s senior leadership team,” said Turner.  “I look forward to representing the company’s US view on global projects and addressing US-specific challenges within the company’s global framework. Throughout my career I have focused on creating innovative, customized strategies based on market intelligence and building a high-performance recruiting culture that draws on my military veteran background. I intend to apply that same leadership philosophy to my role as COO as I continuously look for methods to improve quality, efficiency, and productivity across the organization.”

To learn more about SThree and the company’s contract and permanent recruitment services in the STEM industry click here.

About SThree

SThree plc brings skilled people together to build the future. We are the only global pure-play specialist staffing business focused on roles in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (‘STEM’), providing permanent and flexible contract talent to a diverse base of over 9,000 clients across 14 countries. Our Group’s c.2,700 staff cover the Technology, Life Sciences, Engineering and Banking & Finance sectors. SThree is part of the Industrial Services sector. We are listed on the Premium Segment of the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market, trading with ticker code STEM.

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