Our company

This is about more than our company. It's about our people. People with a passion for helping others. People who are experts in their roles. People who learn from setbacks and celebrate successes. People who absolutely, 100% love what they do.

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Our history

Long story short, we've got more than 50 years' experience in the staffing game. In that time, we've merged, acquired and grown our way to becoming the global staffing leader. The name "Adecco" itself actually came about back in 1996 when two of the world's top staffing firms, Adia and Ecco, merged. And while we appreciate our history, we're much more focused on the future—ours and yours.

Our leadership

Some companies have head honchos. Top dogs. Or big cheeses. Nothing against cheeses or dogs or honchos (whatever they are), but our leaders are really just hard-working, passionate people. Many even started out as recruiters, rolled their sleeves up and worked their way to the top. Here's your chance to learn a bit about them.

Janelle Bieler

Janelle Bieler – President, Adecco Canada

Janelle Bieler was appointed as Adecco Canada’s President in 2020, following her role as Senior Vice President for Adecco Staffing in the U.S. In that role, Janelle was responsible for Adecco USA’s retail organization, encompassing more than 150 branch locations and over 200 sales leaders. She led and helped to accelerate the focus and growth within this important area of business.

Janelle joined Adecco in 2014 as Regional Vice President, Los Angeles region. A passionate sales leader, Janelle developed and implemented new sales strategies to drive results. Prior to joining Adecco, Janelle worked in market leadership and sales with a large car rental company, a technology company and a large staffing firm. She earned her undergraduate degree from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Doug Hamlyn, VP, Finance

Doug Hamlyn

Doug has 20 years of accounting and finance leadership in the staffing industry. His portfolio includes accounting and finance, health and safety, and, real estate. Compliance, business controls, process improvement, and client support are his priorities for both Adecco and Roevin, our engineering and IT brand. Under his adept finance leadership, Adecco Canada has enjoyed a market leadership position of growth in sales and profitability. Doug is a Chartered Professional Accountant, has an MBA from Schulich School of Business and a B.Eng from Memorial University. He joined Adecco in 2005.

John Cappelli, VP, Onsite Managed Services

John Cappelli

John has worked within the Staffing and Recruiting industry for over 20 years and during that period has taken on numerous roles and responsibilities. Some of these include: Staffing Specialist, Permanent Recruitment Consultant, Branch Manager, Director of Operations and presently is the VP for the Onsite Managed Services Team. John thrives in high volume, fast paced engagements, and his vast and varied experience is bolstered by a commitment to his clients’ success and the value he can add to that end. John has received his CPC (Certified Personnel Consultant) from our governing body ACSESS, and complimented his operational experience by obtaining his CSSGB from Villanova University.

Eileen Gittens, VP, Ontario East Region

Eileen Gittens

Eileen Gittens is an accomplished professional within the Staffing Industry with 16+ years of experience driving profitability and increasing market share within the regions that she has overseen. She has played an integral part of working with clients to provide best in class workforce solutions to ensure that organizations have the required talent to achieve their goals. Prior to the post with Adecco, Eileen held several roles with increasing responsibility in business development, sales management and driving multiple P&L’s for Branches across various areas in Ontario. As an agile executive, she is known for her ability to build successful teams, find innovative ways to attract talent and develop markets. She is adept at streamlining and gaining efficiencies in processes/workforce solutions to ensure companies are ready for the future world of work.

Nicolette Mueller, VP, Human Resources & Legal

Nicolette Mueller

Nicolette, who specializes in employment law, skillfully manages three roles with our company: in-house counsel, HR team leader, and Privacy Officer. She is responsible for ensuring best practices in HR and representing Adecco in legal matters. She also conducts harassment and discrimination investigations, and advocates on behalf of the staffing industry regarding various legislative proposals. Before joining Adecco in 2005, Nicolette practiced in a top-tier law firm. She has a BA from the University of Western Ontario and a law degree from the University of Ottawa. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1996.

Caroline Bourdon, VP, Quebec Region

Caroline Bourdon

Caroline joined Adecco in 2006. She has held a variety of roles at regional, national and corporate level. Over the years, she has been instrumental in landing major National accounts, mentoring Account Executives and growing our Recruitment Consulting division. As a leader she excels in managing her teams and engaging them into developing winning strategies for our clients and partners. Caroline is also known for being a strategic and result oriented person. She has received throughout the years in our Industry, multiple recognitions.

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