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.

Gilbert Boileau, President

Gilbert Boileau

Gilbert was appointed as Adecco’s President in 2017, following a successful two-year stint as our Regional VP for Québec. He has over 25 years’ experience in the staffing and consulting industries, in a variety of sales and executive leadership roles. He is recognized for his ability to create, support and leverage key business initiatives, and has a passion for growing business that is equal to that of the most driven entrepreneurs. Prior to joining Adecco in 2015, Gilbert held leadership roles with major companies in which: he grew regional offices that became the dominant player in their respective market; acquired, integrated and managed various staffing companies across Canada and the US; and, built and managed successful sales and delivery teams in various markets. He has a degree in mechanical engineering from Université de Sherbrooke.

Joanne Stewart, VP, Sales & Marketing

Joanne Stewart

Joanne became an associate in 1989, assigned to a temp position with a crown corporation. It was the auspicious beginning of a long-term career with Adecco. In 1998, she became a permanent employee and was assigned to the first of several management positions with increasing scope and authority. She now leads the team responsible for nurturing client relationships, business development, national sales, large account management, and compliance. Joanne has a MDPW (Management Development Program for Women) certificate from the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University.

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.

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.

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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