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Executive Team


Board of Directors - Advantage Resourcing International

Hitoshi MotoharaHitoshi Motohara
Chairman

Hitoshi Motohara joined Advantage Resourcing America, Inc. (ARA) and Advantage Resourcing Europe B.V. (ARE) as Chairman and CEO when ARA and ARE were purchased by Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd., in January 2012. Effective January 2014, Motohara named a dedicated CEO of ARA and ARE, allowing him to dedicate his time as Chairman of the Board.  In this capacity, he will stay involved in oversight of Advantage Resourcing’s progress and success.  

Motohara is a Managing Corporate Executive Officer within Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan; Recruit is currently the fifth-largest staffing firm in the world according to Staffing Industry Analysts' 2015 Global Staffing Ranking. Motohara is responsible for developing and executing strategies to expand Recruit's business internationally.

Motohara joined Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd., in 1983, beginning his career with the company as a sales and marketing associate and rising to the position of CEO of Recruit Media Communications. In 2003, he became CEO of Recruit Staffing and began expanding the company's staffing operations. In 2008, Motohara became CEO of Staff Services, the number one staffing firm in Japan, following Recruit's acquisition of the company.

He is a graduate of Hiroshima Shudo University, School of Law in Japan, and served for two years as the President of Japan Staffing Services Association.

Reiki MuratakeReiki Muratake
Board Director
Chief Financial Officer

Reiki Muratake joined Advantage Resourcing America, Inc. (ARA) and Advantage Resourcing Europe B.V. (ARE) in January 2012, as Board Director and Vice President of Administration, and was soon promoted to the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In his position as CFO, Muratake also became the CFO of Atterro Inc., when it was acquired by ARA in May 2015. The combination of the companies is now referred to as Advantage Resourcing Group. In his position as CFO, Muratake oversees all aspects of corporate finance and accounting including financial reporting, planning, treasury, tax and banking relationships for Advantage Resourcing in its U.S., UK and Australia businesses. He also functions a liaison with Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. corporate headquarters in Tokyo Japan. Muratake reports to Mr. Hitoshi Motohara, Board Chairman and CEO.

In his prior role as Vice President of Administration with Advantage, Muratake supported Mr. Motohara with post-merger integration, business strategy, global business monitoring, legal compliance and corporate governance. Before his involvement with Advantage Resourcing post-acquisition, Muratake had worked for Recruit Holdings, Ltd. in Japan since April 1989. His career at Recruit included assignments in the purchasing, legal and planning departments, international business strategy and global corporate development in China, Southeast Asia and in the U.S. Muratake has played a key role in five staffing company acquisitions as a senior executive in the Management Planning Division.

Muratake holds a Bachelor's and Master's Degree from Keio University in Japan. He was a visiting scholar at University of Washington School of Law from November 2000 until December 2001.

Takashi NishimuraTakashi Nishimura
Board Director
Executive Manager of International Business Management Office, Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd

Takashi Nishimura joined Advantage Resourcing American, Inc. (ARA) and Advantage Resourcing Europe B.V. (ARE) as Board Director in April 2014. He also currently serves as Executive Manager of International Business Management Office. He is responsible for auditing international subsidiaries and supporting their strategic planning.

He joined Recruit in 1997 and has since served in the HR department, New Business Development Office, Corporate Strategy Office, and Corporate Business Management Office, respectively.

He received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Doshisha University in 1997. In 2003, he attended MIT as an Advanced Study Program Fellow in the School of Engineering.

Advantage Resourcing Senior Leadership

Geno CutoloGeno Cutolo
Chief Executive Officer

Eugene A. Cutolo is President and Chief Executive Officer of both Advantage Resourcing America (ARA) and Staffmark, two of the largest staffing companies in the United States. These companies are part of Recruit Holdings, one of the largest HR companies in the world.

A proven and widely-respected leader, Cutolo has more than 23 years of staffing industry experience. He joined Staffmark in 1998, serving as a driving force behind the growth and success of one of the company's most profitable business lines.  He was named CEO of Staffmark in 2016. In 2017, his scope was expanded to also provide leadership to the Advantage Resourcing America operations.

Cutolo is responsible for determining and formulating policies and overall direction of ARA in connection with business strategy, financial accounting, organizational structure, human resources, operations, and investments.

Cutolo has a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University.

Michael WhitmerMichael Whitmer
Chief Information Officer

Michael Whitmer is Chief Information Officer for Advantage Resourcing. Whitmer is responsible for directing the planning and implementation of enterprise IT systems, internet and mobile business platforms and technology support systems.

Prior to joining Advantage, Whitmer was the global Chief Information Officer for Hudson Global, Inc. Before joining Hudson, he was the Vice President of Information Services for Spherion and has held roles with Witness Systems and Turner Broadcasting Systems.

Whitmer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from West Georgia College.

Whitmer is the Past President of the Quest International Board of Directors and has served on the Quest Board since 2009. He is also a member of the Oracle Customer Advisory Board and a contributing member to the CIO Executive Council.

Mike BrooksbankMike Brooksbank
Managing Director, Advantage Resourcing UK
Managing Director, Advantage xPO UK

Mike assumed the role of Managing Director in 2015, responsible for the strategic and operational development of the combined UK recruitment business. Mike reports to Mr. Oka, CEO of Advantage Resourcing.

Mike previously held the position of Strategic Accounts Director for Advantage Resourcing UK; responsible for the development of key strategic clients within the defense, aerospace and IT infrastructure. He has extensive experience working within the complex arena of SOW and fixed price projects. Mike has been part of Advantage Resourcing since 2004.

Mike has a BA in Economic Policy from the University of Hull and an MA in Economics from the University of Exeter

Beth RoekleBeth Roekle
President, Advantage xPO North America

Beth Roekle joined Advantage xPO in 2011 as Vice President of Operations. She was named President of Advantage xPO, North America in 2015 and reports to Toshio Oka, CEO of Advantage Resourcing.  Roekle is responsible for delivery management, growth and expansion for the xPO business in North America.

A member of the HRO Today Services and Technology Association’s Regional Board of Advisors, Beth was named a “2014 Provider Superstar” in the Recruiting and Talent Acquisition category.  

Prior to joining Advantage xPO, Beth was Vice President of Operations for PeopleScout (a division of TrueBlue, Inc.).  She holds a J.D. from DePaul University and a B.A. from Northwestern University.

Graeme MaudeGraeme Maude
Deputy Chairman, Advantage Resourcing Europe
Managing Director of Business Development
International Staffing Business, Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd.

Graeme Maude was appointed as Deputy Chairman of Advantage Resourcing Europe (ARE) July 2017, overseeing the operations of Advantage Resourcing UK, Advantage xPO and Crone Corkill.  This role will be additional to his on-going responsibilities with Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd.

Maude was appointed as the Managing Director of Business Development for Recruit Holdings’ International Staffing Business in January 2014. He has played an integral and lead role in the successful acquisitions of Peoplebank Holdings and Chandler Macleod Group in Australia and more recently USG People in  the Netherlands. His primary mission is to grow Recruit’s global footprint.

Based in London, UK, Maude previously served 10 years with Advantage Resourcing, finally serving as Managing Director of Advantage Resourcing UK Staffing.

During his tenure with Advantage Resourcing, he was instrumental in the merger of the FSS and Crone Corkill brands into Advantage Professional during 2010, and took on the role of President at the same time.

Maude grew Advantage Professional by international expansion and through acquisition until its purchase by Recruit Co., Ltd in December 2011. He was part of the steering team for the new structure and took up the role of President for Advantage Resourcing UK in April 2011, where he was responsible for the strategic and operational development of the UK recruitment business, incorporating both Advantage Professional and Advantage Technical Resourcing.

Maude reports to Mr. Motohara, Managing Corporate Executive Officer of Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd.

Maude is a graduate of Reading University and prior to his career in recruitment worked extensively as a chartered accountant in senior roles across the Leisure, FMCG and Manufacturing industries.

Reiki MuratakeReiki Muratake
Board Director
Chief Financial Officer

Reiki Muratake joined Advantage Resourcing America, Inc. (ARA) and Advantage Resourcing Europe B.V. (ARE) in January 2012, as Board Director and Vice President of Administration, and was soon promoted to the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In his position as CFO, Muratake also became the CFO of Atterro Inc., when it was acquired by ARA in May 2015. The combination of the companies is now referred to as Advantage Resourcing Group. In his position as CFO, Muratake oversees all aspects of corporate finance and accounting including financial reporting, planning, treasury, tax and banking relationships for Advantage Resourcing in its U.S., UK and Australia businesses. He also functions a liaison with Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. corporate headquarters in Tokyo Japan. Muratake reports to Mr. Hitoshi Motohara, Board Chairman and CEO.

In his prior role as Vice President of Administration with Advantage, Muratake supported Mr. Motohara with post-merger integration, business strategy, global business monitoring, legal compliance and corporate governance. Before his involvement with Advantage Resourcing post-acquisition, Muratake had worked for Recruit Holdings, Ltd. in Japan since April 1989. His career at Recruit included assignments in the purchasing, legal and planning departments, international business strategy and global corporate development in China, Southeast Asia and in the U.S. Muratake has played a key role in five staffing company acquisitions as a senior executive in the Management Planning Division.

Muratake holds a Bachelor's and Master's Degree from Keio University in Japan. He was a visiting scholar at University of Washington School of Law from November 2000 until December 2001.

Doug DandurandDoug Dandurand
President, Advantage Resourcing North America

Doug Dandurand was promoted to President of Advantage Resourcing, North America in July 2016.  His success and performance have rewarded him with several progressive career steps since joining Advantage Resourcing in June 2013 as Senior Vice President of the Engineering Division.  In 2014, the IT and Technology Lifecycle Services Divisions were added to his responsibilities, and in January of  2016, he was promoted to Executive Vice President reporting to Toshio Oka, CEO of Advantage Resourcing.  Dandurand is currently responsible for the continued growth and profitability of all the staffing units in North America, including Professional, Technical, and Commercial services.   Doug has over 20 years of industry experience with executive level leadership in a broad range of staffing disciplines. 

Before joining Advantage Resourcing, Mr. Dandurand was a Partner and President, Eastern Region for EmployBridge.  Doug was with EmployBridge from June 2004 until June 2013.  In this role, he was responsible for the company’s commercial branches in the Eastern Region as well as the professional divisions for the entire organization. 

Mr. Dandurand also held key leadership positions previously with Olsten Staffing Services, Oxford Global Resources, Robert Half International, and Randstad US.

Mr. Dandurand holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Kansas State University.

Other Senior Leadership

Yusuke HiyoshiYusuke Hiyoshi
Board Director
Vice President of Advantage Professional Sydney, Australia

Yusuke Hiyoshi was sent from Recruit Co., Ltd. to join Advantage Professional Pty Limited in Sydney, Australia, as a Board Director and Vice President in July 2012. Hiyoshi is responsible for the general operation of the company, in connection with business strategy, financial accounting, organizational structure, human resources, and investments.

Hiyoshi has worked in the staffing industry for ten years. He joined Recruit Staffing Co., Ltd. in 2003 as a sales and marketing associate, and rose to the position of GM. In 2009, he joined the corporate global strategy division with Recruit Co., Ltd., and in 2010, he was sent to The CSI Companies, Inc. in the USA, which was purchased by Recruit Co., Ltd. There he had been responsible for the Post Merger Integration project, assisting in the development of a new operating business model for Japanese companies in the U.S.

He has a bachelor degree from Tsukuba University in Japan.