Simon, who joined Guidant in 2014 before becoming Managing Director in 2017, and CEO in 2019, is joined by three other Impellam leaders, Lord Michael Ashcroft, Julia Robertson and Claire Marsh. The SIA list celebrates influential Entrepreneurs, CEOs, reformers, lawyers and business people that have made a difference in the world of work.
In October 2018, Impellam merged its US and UK talent acquisition and managed solutions businesses — rebranding them as Guidant Global. Following the merger, Simon became CEO in January 2019. He is now responsible for overseeing the brand on a global basis, which includes 220,000 contingent worker assignments in the field on behalf of 100-plus clients across 80 countries.
Following the announcement, Simon commented:
“I’m incredibly honored that my team members and I have been featured amongst so many established entrepreneurs in the SIA European Staffing Leaders list. It’s fantastic to see that our hard-work is being recognised, and that we are being supported to change the quick-fix, profit-first, impersonal approach that prevails in our industry. We are committed to collaborating, thinking creatively, and delivering new and better solutions for the workplace of today, and being on the list shows how dedicated we are to this.”