Hassen Promoted from Group President to Head of Company
Onward Search, a leading staffing agency for creative, marketing and technology professionals, announced that Eliana Hassen was promoted to Chief Executive Officer. Prior to her promotion, Hassen served as Group President of Onward Search.
Hassen has 20+ years of experience in staffing, business process outsourcing, and consulting. She has a proven track record of successfully driving growth in professional services-based companies with a focus on marketing, digital, creative, and technology.
As Group President, Hassen was responsible for leading an integrated sales, service delivery, and marketing strategy for Onward Search and its two specialty divisions: Onward Select, its dedicated technology staffing division, and Onward Play, its specialized staffing division for the gaming industry. Prior to joining Onward Search, Hassen excelled in a variety of leadership roles including SVP of Strategy, Sales & Operations for Crews Control, a global media and video crewing services company that serves over half the Fortune 500 and major agency networks. For eight years, she served as CEO & Managing Partner of Redda Group, a strategic consulting firm focused on organizational performance, leadership development, and executive placement. Previously, Hassen was VP of Strategic Solutions for Williams Lea Tag Worldwide, a global business process outsourcing firm, following an impressive 11-year career at Aquent.
“I am honored to be appointed CEO of Onward Search and lead such a talented and passionate team,” said Hassen. “We are well-positioned and committed to scaling our services to meet the immense needs of the market and brands we serve. I look forward to continuing to drive innovation to help our clients and talent define the future of work.”
Onward Search is coming off an award-winning year in which it received ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing Awards for Service Excellence in recognition of the company’s commitment to Clients and Talent. It was also named the number one company to work for by women in the staffing and recruiting space by InHerSight, an independent website that helps women make smarter decisions about what companies to join.
“We could not be more excited to name Eliana as Onward’s CEO,” stated Ken Clark, CEO of Talivity, Inc., Onward Search’s parent company. “She is a driven, entrepreneurial leader with a clear vision for how Onward Search will continue to drive innovative solutions for our customers in this ever-changing and dynamic market for talent.”