Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kforce Inc.
David Dunkel has served as Kforce’s Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and a director since its formation in 1994. Prior to August 1994, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Romac-FMA, one of Kforce’s predecessors, for 14 years.
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.
President, A.R.G., Inc.
John Allred has served as a director of Kforce since April 1998. Mr. Allred has served as President of A.R.G., Inc., a provider of temporary and permanent physicians located in the Kansas City area since January 1994. He was a director at Source Services Corporation (“Source”) prior to its merger with Kforce in 1998 and served in various capacities with Source from 1976 to 1993 including Vice President (1987-1993), Regional Vice President (1983-1987) and Kansas City Branch Manager (1976-1983). Mr. Allred has extensive experience in the staffing industry. He is particularly knowledgeable in the area of healthcare, which is an important part of Kforce’s business. His staffing industry experience (other than his directorship in Kforce) is with companies other than Kforce, which allows him to address operational issues with a different perspective.
Ralph Struzziero has served as a director of Kforce since October 2000. Mr. Struzziero previously served on the Board of Directors of Prism Medical Ltd., a publicly traded corporation on the TSX Venture Exchange in Canada and manufacturer and distributor of moving and handling equipment for the mobility challenged, from July 2011 until its sale in August 2016. Since 1995, he has operated an independent business consulting practice. In addition, he served as an adjunct professor at the University of Southern Maine from 1997 to 2006. Mr. Struzziero previously served as Chairman (1990-1994) and President (1980-1994) of Romac & Associates, Inc., one of Kforce’s predecessors.
Mr. Struzziero is also currently a director of Automobile Club of Southern California, a travel club and property and casualty insurer in California, AAA of Northern New England, a travel club serving Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Auto Club Enterprise, a holding company of these two companies. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Downeast Energy Corp, a provider of heating products and building supplies, from January 2001 until its sale in April 2012. Mr. Struzziero has extensive experience in the staffing industry generally and, in particular, with predecessors to Kforce. This gives him, in his capacity as lead independent director, a unique insight among the non-employee directors relating to Kforce’s business and operations.
Richard Cocchiaro has served on the Kforce Board of Directors since its formation in 1995. Until his retirement in January 2016, Mr. Cocchiaro served as Vice Chairman, Vice President of Strategic Accounts, Vice President of Strategic Alliances for Kforce.com Interactive and National Director of Strategic Solutions within Kforce's emerging technologies group. He also managed the Firm's Chicago market for more than a decade. Mr. Cocchiaro initiated the Firm’s first customer loyalty program. He began his career as a CPA with Coopers and Lybrand in Boston. Mr. Cocchiaro is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated with Honors in Economics from Bates College and earned an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.
President of Tunstall Consulting and Chief Executive Officer
Gordon Tunstall has served as a director of Kforce since October 1995. He is the founder, and for more than 30 years has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tunstall Consulting, Inc., a provider of strategic consulting and financial planning services. Mr. Tunstall has also served as a director of Tabula Rasa Healthcare, Inc., since March 2012. He previously served as a director for JLM Industries, Inc., Orthodontics Center of America, Inc., Discount Auto Parts, Inc., Advanced Lighting Technologies Inc., Health Insurance Innovations, Horizon Medical Products Inc. and L.A.T. Sportswear. Mr. Tunstall provides a unique point of view regarding strategy, given his background as a successful strategic consultant for over 30 years advising a large number of companies in a variety of industries.
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.
COO/CFO, DeMert Brands, LLC
N. 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.
Mr. Simmons is currently the COO/CFO of DeMert Brands (Not Your Mother’s haircare products), a PE-backed company. From 2012 to 2019, he led an advisory firm which assisted private companies through exits. 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 audit partner with KPMG Peat Marwick.
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 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.