William J. Grubbs became President, Chief Operating Officer and a director of the Company on April 1, 2013. He became Chief Executive Officer of the Company on July 5, 2013. From October 2012 through March 2013, Mr. Grubbs was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Trueblue, Inc., a staffing company. From 2005 through 2011, Mr. Grubbs held various senior executive positions with SFN Group, Inc., a staffing company formerly known as Spherion Corporation (“SFN Group, Inc.”). Mr. Grubbs holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from University of New Hampshire. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
William J. Burns was appointed Chief Operating Officer in January 2018. He joined Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. in December 2014. He has previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer, and has served as Executive Vice President since January 1, 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Burns served as Group Vice President and Corporate Controller for Gartner, Inc., a technology research and advisory firm, since 2008. From 2006 until 2008, Mr. Burns was the Chief Accounting Officer for CA Technologies, Inc. Mr. Burns earned his B.A. in Accounting and Information Systems from Queens College in 1992 and a Masters of Business Administration from New York University's Stern School of Business in 2000. Mr. Burns is a Certified Public Accountant.
Christopher R. Pizzi has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since January 2018. He joined Cross Country in December 2014 and has previously held the positions of Vice President of Finance, Corporate Controller and Treasurer. Prior to joining Cross Country, Mr. Pizzi served as Assistant Vice President, Corporate Finance and Accounting for Health Management Associates, Inc. and held various accounting positions with Pitney Bowes and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Pizzi earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Central Connecticut State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Susan E. Ball has served as an Executive Vice President of the Company since January 1, 2017, as General Counsel since May 2004 and Secretary since March 2010. Prior to that, Ms. Ball served as our Corporate Counsel from March 2002 to May 2004. Ms. Ball also served as a Director of Jamestown Indemnity, Ltd. from September 2008 until its liquidation in the third quarter of 2015. Before joining us, Ms. Ball practiced law at Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. from November 1998 to March 2002 and at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom from 1996 to November 1998. Prior to practicing law, Ms. Ball was a registered nurse. Ms. Ball received her B.S. degree in Nursing from The Ohio State University, her Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School, and her Masters of Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University.
Daniele Addis has served as Senior Vice President, Business Services since January 29, 2014. From September 2011 to January 2014, Ms. Addis was Senior Vice President, Shared Services of Randstad Professionals, a staffing company. Prior to that, she was Vice President, Shared Services and held various other positions at SFN Group, Inc. From January 1998 to January 2006, Ms. Addis was Senior Finance Manager of Office Depot, Inc. Ms. Addis holds a Bachelor in Business from Ecole Superieure de Commerce, Nantes, France, a Master of Arts in Economics from George Mason University and a Master of Business Administration from Jacksonville University.
Timothy Fischer has served as President MDA Holdings, Inc. since April 2016. Prior to joining MDA, from 2014 through January 2016, Mr. Fischer served as Chief Operating Officer at Mitchell Martin, Inc., a talent acquisition solutions firm. From 2013 to 2014, Mr. Fischer served as Senior Vice President and led the integration of his prior employer, RCG Global Services, into Stefanini. Mr. Fischer was President of RCG Staffing from 2009 to 2013. Mr. Fischer holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Culver-Stockton College.
As the President of Cejka Search, Mr. Gramer brings more than 30 years in executive management experience, having held esteemed positions of Vice President and Managing Director at Randstad USA and A-L Associates. He possesses a distinct understanding of recruitment, brand development and building a sales team to identify new client opportunities. Mr. Gramer has an extensive background in accounting and finance, having originally started his career as an Internal Audit Manager and Senior Audit Manager for such firms as Revlon, Inc. and PricewaterhouseCoopers respectively. Mr. Gramer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting & Finance from Monmouth University. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Rider University where he taught accounting.
William G. Halnon has served as Chief Information Officer since February 2017. Prior to joining the Company, from February 2016 to February 2017, Mr. Halnon served as President of Albedon Digital, Inc. From January 2007 to February 2016, Mr. Halnon served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Republic Services, Inc. and, from January 2005 to January 2007, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Spherion, Inc. Mr. Halnon holds a B.A. in Accounting from Langston University.
Kevin Ingham has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer since October 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Ingham served at Insight Global LLC as Senior Vice President of Human Resources from 2013 to November 2017; as Senior Vice President and General Counsel from December 2011 to January 2013; and as Vice President, Human Resources and General Counsel from March 2010 to December 2011. From 2008 to 2010, he served as the Director of Human Resources & Associate General Counsel at Tatum LLC, and as Senior Operations Counsel from 2001 to 2007 for BellSouth Advertising & Publishing Corp/AT&T. Mr. Ingham hold his B.S. in Psychology from Saint Joseph’s University and earned his Juris Doctor from the Rutgers School of Law.
Robert Murphy has served as President, Workforce Solutions since January 2017. Previously, Mr. Murphy served as Executive Vice President of Branch Operations of Cross Country after joining the Company in January 2011. From January 2007 to January 2011, Mr. Murphy served as Vice President of Insource Strategies and was President of Nurses PRN, a national healthcare staffing company.
Buffy Stultz White was appointed President, Travel Nurse and Allied in January 2018. She served as Senior Vice President, Recruiting Strategy and Operations since September 30, 2016. Before joining Cross Country Healthcare, Inc., Ms. White served as Executive Vice President, Global Services and Solutions Consulting, of Pontoon (a division of Adecco) from June 2015 to November 2015. Ms. White served in various capacities at Pontoon and Adecco since 2006 and, prior to that, in various roles at SFN Group, Inc. from August 2001 to July 2006.
Marisa Zaharoff was appointed President, Cross Country Staffing Branch Operations in January 2018. She has served as Executive Vice President, Cross Country Staffing Branch Operations since 2015. Ms. Zaharoff has more than 15 years of nursing, quality improvement, sales, operational and branch management experience. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She is also a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois and Pennsylvania.