Board of Directors Chairman
David Dunkel served as Kforce’s Chief Executive Officer and a director since its formation in 1994. He recently stepped down as Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2022 and is currently serving as Chairman for the Board of Directors. Prior to August 1994, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Romac-FMA, one of Kforce’s predecessors, for 14 years.
President & Chief Executive Officer, Kforce
Joseph Liberatore serves as Kforce's President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Liberatore joined Kforce in 1988, and served as Chief Financial Officer before being named President in 2012. He was named Florida Personnel Consultant Rookie of the Year in 1989. In June 1999, he served as president of Kforce Interactive. As president of the interactive division, Mr. Liberatore was tasked with leading the transformation of the Kforce business model by blending and leveraging the competitive advantages of traditional staffing methodologies and emerging Web-based technologies.
Mr. Liberatore has twice been the recipient of Kforce's Dick Maddock award. The award is given to the employee who best embodies the "spirit of Kforce" and exemplifies the company's core values of respect, trust and integrity. Prior to joining Kforce, he worked as a sales manager for Harris/Lanier, a Tampa-based telecommunications firm. He is a 1985 graduate of Oswego State University in New York.
Executive Vice President, Corporate & Community Business Development, Vinik Sports Group
Mr. Brooks is the Executive Vice President of Corporate and Community Development of Vinik Sports Group since 2019. He previously served as the President of Tampa Bay Sports & Football Entertainment LLC, the owner of the Tampa Bay Storm Arena Football Team from 2011 to 2019. From 2006 to 2012, Mr. Brooks served as the Managing Member of Brooks 55 Labor Enterprises, L.L.C., a full-service temporary and direct hire staffing company that provided staffing, administrative solutions and on-time labor needs. He also served as an NFL analyst for ESPN from 2009 to 2011. From 1995 to 2009, Mr. Brooks played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was a Super Bowl Champion and a nine time All-Pro. In 2014, Mr. Brooks was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Capitol One Academic All-America Hall of Fame, and was named the 2000 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award Winner. Mr. Brooks also currently serves as an on-field appeals officer for the National Football League.
Mr. Brooks has a long history of community leadership. Among his other activities and services, he is the President and Founder of the Derrick Brooks Charities, Inc. since 2003 and currently serves on the boards of the Brooks-Debartolo Charities Inc. since 2006 and the Florida State Fair Authority since 2017. Mr. Brooks has also served as a member of the board of trustees of Florida State University, as well as on the boards of the Florida Department of Education Foundation, St. Leo's University and the Florida Governor's Council on Physical Fitness.
Mr. Brooks has significant experience as a business executive, a long history of community leadership, and experience in the staffing industry. Mr. Brooks will also provide a unique perspective to our business as the former owner of a minority-owned business enterprise in the staffing field, as partnerships between the Firm and such enterprises become increasingly significant. Mr. Brooks’ charitable activities focused on assisting underprivileged members of society will also provide important perspective in the Firm’s efforts to maintain a strong foundation of diversity.
President and CEO, CHC Advisors, LLC
Ms. Cloudman joined the Board of Kforce in November of 2020. She served as Chief Financial Officer at Village Fertility Pharmacy (Village), a national specialty pharmacy for patients undergoing fertility treatment and assisted reproductive therapies. Upon her retirement, she served on the board of the private equity backed Company until March of 2020. Prior to Village, she was a founder and the Chief Financial Officer of Apothecary by Design (ABD), a multi-site national specialty pharmacy and former parent company of Village.
In addition to her executive leadership experience in the health care industry, she has provided consulting services to a wide range of companies since her early career at KPMG to present. Ms. Cloudman serves on the Board of three privately held companies including an IT services firm, a seventh-generation family-owned manufacturing company and a community bank. She has served on the Boards of numerous non-profits and is currently the Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of Waynflete School, a K-12 independent day school. In her capacity as an independent Board member, she has chaired Personnel and Audit Committees. She has a dual degree in accounting and advertising from Syracuse University and an MBA from Boston College.
General (Retired), U.S. Army
President, First 2 Four, LLC
Ann Dunwoody has served as a director of Kforce since April 2016. General (Ret.) Dunwoody was the first woman in U.S. military history to achieve the rank of four-star general. From 2008 until her retirement in 2012, she led and ran the largest global logistics command in the Army comprising 69,000 military and civilian individuals, located in all 50 states and over 140 countries with a budget of $60 billion dollars. She also served as a strategic planner for the Chief of Staff of the Army.
During her 38-year military career, she was decorated for distinguished service and has received many major military and honorary awards. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of several public, private and not for profit organizations. She is the President of First 2 Four LLC, a leadership mentoring and strategic advisory services company that offers visionary insights for managing large organizations to posture them for the future. She has authored "A Higher Standard: Leadership Strategies from America's First Female Four-Star General," and is a recipient of The Ellis Island Medal of Honor, NCAA Theodore Roosevelt Award, and is West Point’s 2019 recipient of the Sylvanus Thayer Award.
President and Chief Executive Officer (Ret.), BMO Harris Bank N.A.
Mark Furlong has served as a director of Kforce since July 2001. Mr. Furlong served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of BMO Harris Bank, N.A. and board member of BMO Financial Corporation from 2011- 2015. Mr. Furlong served as Chairman of Marshall & Ilsley Corporation from 2010, Chief Executive Officer, President and board member from 2004. He also served as Chief Financial Officer of Marshall & Ilsley Corporation from 2001 to 2004. Mr. Furlong’s prior experience also includes service as an audit partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP. He also serves as a director for Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc., a provider of wealth management, trust and private banking services, Antares Capital, a provider of financing solutions for middle market, private equity-backed transactions and Heska Corporation, a provider of diagnostic, digital imaging and healthcare products for pet healthcare providers.
Mr. Furlong is involved in many not-for-profit organizations, most recently having fulfilled his term on the Chicago Board of Education from 2015-2019.
President and Chief Investment Officer, Stewardship Capital Advisors, LLC
Randall Mehl has served as a director and member of the Audit Committee of Kforce since January 2017. Mr. Mehl also currently serves as a director of Insperity (NYSE – NSP), a provider of HR outsourcing and business solutions, and ICF International (NASDAQ – ICFI), a global consulting and digital services provider. He is a member of the Compensation Committee for both Insperity and ICF. Mr. Mehl also serves as a director of Stowell LLC, a provider of home care services. He is President and Chief Investment Officer of Stewardship Capital Advisors, LLC, which manages an equity fund focused on making investments in business and technology services.
Previously, Mr. Mehl served as a Managing Director and a partner with Baird Capital, a middle market private equity group, and led a team focused on the business and technology services sector from 2005 until the end of 2016. From 1996 to 2005, he was a senior equity research analyst with Robert W. Baird & Company, covering various areas within the broader business and technology services sector, including professional staffing. Mr. Mehl has also previously served on the Board of Directors of Workforce Insight LLC, which provides technology solutions and analytics around workforce optimization; Myelin Communications, Vitalyst LLC, MedData, LLC, American Auto Auction, LLC, Accume Partners, Inc, and Harris Research Inc. He has previously served on the investment committee for several funds, and has expertise analyzing, acquiring and selling businesses.
Lead Independent Director, Non-executive Chair of the Board, Assurant, Inc. Chair of the Board, The Kresge Foundation
Elaine Rosen has served as a director of Kforce since June 2003. Ms. Rosen has served as a director of Assurant, Inc., a publicly traded corporation, and a provider of specialized insurance and insurance-related products and services since March 2009 and became non-executive Chairwoman of the Board in November 2010. She has also served as the Chairwoman of the Board of The Kresge Foundation since January 2007. Ms. Rosen serves as trustee or director of several non-profit organizations, a past Chairwoman of the Board of Preble Street, a homeless collaborative in Portland, Maine and is a trustee of the Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges since 2008.
Ms. Rosen was a director of the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation from 2008 to 2012 and Downeast Energy Corp., a privately-held company that provides heating products and building supplies, from 2003 until its sale in April 2012. From 1975 to March 2001, She held a number of positions with Unum Life Insurance Company of America, including President. Ms. Rosen has extensive experience as a senior executive in the insurance industry and as a director of companies, as well as substantial experience with charitable organizations, particularly as the Chairwoman of the Board of one of the largest private foundations in the country. Through this background, as well as her experience as Chairwoman of the Compensation Committee of Kforce and her experience on the Board of Assurant Inc., where she currently serves as the non-executive Chair and previously served on the compensation committee, she has considerable expertise in, among other things, executive compensation, a subject matter that is undergoing dynamic change.
CEO, Growth Advisors, LLC
John Simmons, Jr. has served as a director of Kforce since July 2014. Mr. Simmons has also served on various public company boards of directors, including Bonds.com Group, Inc. from 2013 to 2014, Technology Research Corporation as Chairman of the Compensation Committee from 2010 to 2011 and as Lead Director and Chairman of the Governance & Nominating Committee from 2009 to 2010, Medquist, Inc. as Chairman of the Audit Committee from 2005 to 2007, and SRI Surgical Express, Inc. as Lead Director, then Chairman of the Board from 2001 to 2008.
Since 2012, Mr. Simmons has been the CEO of Growth Advisors, LLC, an advisory firm which assists private companies with liquidity transactions. From 2001 to 2012, Mr. Simmons was a Board member of Lifestyle Family Fitness, Inc. and served as its CEO and President from 2008 to 2012. His prior experience also includes service as President of New Homes Realty, President of Quantum Capital Partners, a privately-held venture capital firm for 14 years, Vice President and Controller for Eckerd Corporation for three years, Chief Financial Officer of Checkers Drive-In Restaurants for three years and as an assurance partner with KPMG.