Corporate Brokers Names Kristen Barnow President of Asphire and Enterprise Services

Corporate Brokers, a leading technology and workforce solutions company, announced Kristen Barnow has joined the company as president of Asphire, a professional services staffing firm, and Enterprise Services. In her new role, she’ll lead the strategic growth of the divisions by developing a robust portfolio of high-impact, transformational recruitment solutions.

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“Kristen has built an impressive career within the staffing and recruiting space and is the perfect leader to evolve our Asphire and Enterprise Services divisions to best meet the growing needs of our clients,” said Shane Ireland, CEO, Corporate Brokers. “She has the right experience and expertise, including an impressive track record of managing strategic relationships, to help us carry out our vision. Beyond that, she brings a number of key attributes to the role that we consider vital to success, including passion, enthusiasm and a leadership style that blends well with our team’s culture.”

Barnow has held several senior-level leadership roles at Kelly Services, KellyOCG and, most recently, Cielo, where she was the vice president of client development. Over the course of her career she has managed product portfolios and delivery teams across a wide spectrum of talent acquisition functions. These include Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), staffing and payroll, independent contractor and services procurement solutions, as well as Managed Service Providers (MSP) offerings and customized talent communities.

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In this newly created position, Barnow will partner closely with Executive Director Doug Pfeffenberger to develop and execute on a comprehensive go-to-market strategy to bring high-value, sophisticated and scalable talent solutions to enterprise clients. This role perfectly suits Barnow’s strengths as a leader.

“I’ve always considered myself a ‘builder’ – of functions, teams, client relationships, service offerings, and even careers,” said Barnow. “Being able to play that role within such a dynamic and scalable organization that is on a rapid growth trajectory is something that really excites me about this opportunity.”

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