The leadership group at Randstad RiseSmart has decades of combined experience working within the HR solutions and staffing industry, so they understand your business and its needs.

our leadership team.

dan davenport

dan davenport

chief executive officer

Dan serves as Chief Executive Officer of Randstad RiseSmart, the company he co-founded in 2007. Dan initially led finance and operations for the company, and later assumed the role of EVP Global operations, where he expanded the business to over 80 countries around the world. Today Dan leads the global business, now the talent mobility and outplacement division of Randstad.

padraig kehoe

padraig kehoe

chief financial officer

Padraig Kehoe is Randstad RiseSmart’s Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, Padraig oversees finance, accounting and human resources at Randstad RiseSmart and provides strategic financial guidance as the company continues to expand its talent mobility operations globally. Most recently, Padraig served as Director Commercial Finance for Randstad Sourceright (RSR), APAC, where he built RSR’s finance function in Asia/Pacific, partnering closely with global RSR finance.

vikash chauhan

vikash chauhan

chief technology officer

As CTO, Vikash Chauhan is key to the evolution and expansion of Randstad RiseSmart’s Product Development organization and provides leadership for the product management and engineering teams and Randstad RiseSmart’s offshore development center. He is responsible for strategic leadership in the development of new technologies to further solidify Randstad RiseSmart’s position as the global leader and number one innovator in the outplacement and talent mobility industry.

marisa kacary

marisa kacary

chief marketing officer

As Chief Marketing Officer, Marisa is responsible for all aspects of RiseSmart’s marketing efforts globally, including strategy, thought leadership, research and communications, and she brings to her role a successful track record in leading major rebranding and brand transformation projects. Marisa has over twenty years of experience working in talent management, talent acquisition and HCM consulting.

arco elsman

arco elsman

managing director - europe

Arco Elsman is responsible for ensuring the successful and consistent delivery of Randstad RiseSmart’s services in Europe. Arco most recently served at MD of Twago, Randstad’s freelancer community/platform where he transformed the organization from a start-up to a market-ready business. Prior to Twago, Arco held senior management roles at Randstad in professional staffing (Yacht), outplacement (HR-Solutions), and RPO (currently RSR).

joel paul

joel paul

managing director - APAC & MEA

Joel Paul has been instrumental in the establishment and rapid growth of RiseSmart India. As a founding member of operations in India, Paul has successfully led the growth of RiseSmart India from just 2 people in 2008 to 150+ team members in 2020. In his role as Managing Director, Paul is responsible for the commercial, operational, and financial results of RiseSmart APAC & MEA.

joshua barlow

joshua barlow

senior vice president, operations

Josh Barlow has been a key player in Randstad RiseSmart’s operational success. It’s his mission to improve our processes and build our teams so that we can meet and exceed our goals for effectiveness, excellence and customer satisfaction.

kevin gounden

kevin gounden

senior vice president, product & global expansion

Kevin is responsible for driving Randstad RiseSmart’s global growth strategy. By working closely with our teams around the world, he is focused on expanding Randstad RiseSmart’s global footprint and driving rapid implementation, seamless relationships, and robust processes among our international operations, delivery, and business teams.

lindsay witcher

lindsay witcher

senior vice president of sales and customer success

Lindsay partners with organizations to identify, customize and accelerate worklife solutions. As part of the global leadership team she drives innovation and evolution across RiseSmart's solutions with a focus on solving customer challenges and evolving with the changing needs of today’s organizations.

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