Compartino joins RiseSmart from parent company, Randstad, to lead and scale the company’s operations in Canada

SAN JOSE, Calif., January 10, 2017 — RiseSmart, the leading provider of contemporary career transition services, today announced it has appointed HR industry veteran Laurie Compartino as the company’s new General Manager (GM) of its Canada operations. Compartino, a French-Canadian native, brings over 17 years of experience in business development, management and leadership to the RiseSmart team and will be responsible for the commercial, operational, and financial results of RiseSmart Canada.

Compartino comes to RiseSmart from its parent company, Randstad, where she most recently served as an Area Vice President, responsible for growing and managing employees in Randstad’s Quebec, Canada location. In her new role as GM of RiseSmart Canada, Compartino is chartered with driving rapid growth for RiseSmart’s outplacement solutions in Canada as the company continues to expand worldwide. She will actively engage with customers and strategic partners to bring added focus to the region.

“Laurie has an impressive track record of leadership and management excellence at Randstad,” said Sanjay Sathe, RiseSmart president and CEO. “2017 is a year of tremendous growth for RiseSmart as we work toward becoming the dominant global provider of career transition solutions. Laurie’s leadership in Canada will play a crucial role as we execute our global strategy.”

Under Compartino’s leadership, Randstad Canada grew immensely over the last decade. She achieved rapid revenue growth through new client acquisition while managing a highly engaged team. In her new GM role at RiseSmart, she will continue to scale the company’s sales and expansion efforts with the same commitment and passion.

“I’m excited to combine my management, sales and leadership experience in my new role,” said Compartino. “I’ve always been impressed with the RiseSmart’s progressive mindset, strategic roadmap, and determination to change lives. I see tremendous opportunity for growth in Canada, and I can’t wait to be part of this momentum in my new role as GM.”

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About RiseSmart

RiseSmart, a Randstad company, is the leading provider of contemporary career transition services and serves organizations in more than 40 industries. Since 2007, RiseSmart's contemporary approach to outplacement – which combines personalized services from trained professionals with proprietary cloud-based technology – has earned awards and recognition from more than a dozen organizations, including Bersin by Deloitte, Gartner Inc., the Brandon Hall Group and Best Workplaces for Women by Fortune magazine. As an operating company of Randstad, one of the leading HR services providers in the world that places more than 600,000 people in new roles every day, RiseSmart delivers meaningful results with landing rates exceeding 80 percent and time-to-placement averages 60 percent faster than national averages. For more information about RiseSmart’s career transition solutions, visit

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10 January 2017

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