Robert P. Crouch, a US national, brings in-depth Staffing expertise to Adecco in North America. From 2001 until 2010, Bob was Chief Financial Officer of MPS Group and was elected to the MPS Board in 2008. Since joining Accustaff in 1995 (later MPS Group), three years after its founding, Bob played a key role in developing MPS Group into a leading provider of Professional Staffing solutions in North America, growing revenues to $2.2 billion in 2008.
Bob was a key contributor to the successful management of MPS through two economic up and downturns, capturing structural growth, with the Group delivering strong financial performance. At the same time, he demonstrated a strong sense for operational performance, improving the business model, ensuring the smooth integration of multiple acquisitions and engaging with business unit leaders, all with a very hands-on approach. Besides the Finance functions, Bob also led Legal, HR and Business Development, during his time at MPS. Before joining MPS, Bob began his career at Arthur Andersen. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Patrick De Maeseneire, CEO of the Adecco Group, said: “I am delighted to welcome Bob on board. His engaging leadership style, strong track-record in Staffing and operational focus will be of great value to further strengthen our leading position in North America. I would like to thank Tig Gilliam for his dedicated commitment and successful contribution to the Adecco Group over the past 5 years and wish him all the best, both personally and professionally.”