Pontoon Appoints Karin Selfors-Thomann Senior Vice President of Sales, North America

Thu May 2, 2013 9:00am EDT

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Pontoon Appoints Karin Selfors-Thomann Senior Vice President of Sales, North America

Pontoon, the global leader in workforce solutions, announced today the appointment of Karin Selfors-Thomann as Senior Vice President of Sales, North America. Ms. Selfors-Thomann will report to the Global President, Michael Wachholz, and will have responsibility for Managed Service Provider (“MSP”) sales and business development throughout North America. In her role, Ms. Selfors-Thomann will direct the North American Sales Team and administer the business development strategy for Pontoon—assuring that the workforce solutions provider maintains its leadership position through a focus on innovative technology, customer service, and total talent management solutions for large and emerging companies within the region.

Ms. Selfors-Thomann joins Pontoon after a successful five-year appointment as Head of Group Investor Relations and Special Projects for Adecco—Pontoon’s parent company. Since 2008 she has represented Adecco to the financial markets and led the worldwide leader in human resource solutions on various strategic projects. Prior to joining Adecco, Ms. Selfors-Thomann held the title Executive Director, Senior Equity Sales at UBS and was responsible for Swiss and Benelux institutional investors. Before this, she held positions in controlling at Credit Suisse. Ms. Selfors-Thomann will be relocating from Zurich, Switzerland to Jacksonville, Florida for her new role with Pontoon.

“We are thrilled to welcome Karin to Pontoon,” said Michael Wachholz, global president. “Her vision and experience partnering with C-level executives will prove to be an asset to our organization, our clients, and provide a strategic advantage in our business development efforts within North America.”

“We wish Karin success in her new role at Pontoon,” said Dominik de Daniel, Group CFO for Adecco. “She brings with her a focus and commitment to success that will guide the sales efforts for Pontoon. Karin will help Pontoon maintain its leadership position within the workforce solutions market and gain further separation for the brand.”

Ms. Selfors-Thomann will begin the role of Senior Vice President of Sales, North America for Pontoon immediately and she will relocate to Jacksonville, Florida this summer with her family. Ms. Selfors-Thomann holds a B.A. from Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada and has a Chartered Financial Analyst certificate from the CFA Institute. She has also completed the Executive Leadership Program at INSEAD, France.

Pontoon is located on the web at www.pontoonsolutions.com.

About the Adecco Group

The Adecco Group, based in Zurich, Switzerland, is the world’s leading provider of HR solutions. With around 32,000 FTE employees and around 5,400 branches, in over 60 countries and territories around the world, Adecco Group offers a wide variety of services, connecting close to 700,000 associates with over 100,000 clients every day. The services offered fall into the broad categories of temporary staffing, permanent placement, career transition and talent development, as well as outsourcing and consulting. The Adecco Group is a Fortune Global 500 company.

Adecco S.A. is registered in Switzerland (ISIN: CH0012138605) and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ADEN).

About Pontoon

Pontoon, with corporate headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida, United States, is the global leader in workforce solutions. Pontoon specializes in Contingent Workforce Solutions, Recruitment Process Outsourcing and Workforce Consulting. Operating with nearly 650 colleagues worldwide, Pontoon currently delivers talent management solutions in 74 countries for its 100-plus clients, a global client base that is broader and deeper than the industry has experienced to date. Pontoon is one of the largest worldwide MSPs, and has been named the #1 global enterprise provider of RPO services.

Pontoon
Dan Davenport, +1 732-895-3192
VP Marketing
daniel.davenport@pontoonsolutions.com

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