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.
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.
Susan E. Ball, JD, MBA, RN 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.
Dennis Ducham has served as President of New Mediscan II, LLC since October 30, 2015 when it and its affiliates were acquired by the Company. Prior to joining the Company, from 2012 through June 2015, Mr. Ducham served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Mediscan, Inc. and its affiliates. From January 2004 through December 2011, Mr. Ducham served as Chief Executive Officer of Global Recruiters Network, Pleasanton. Mr. Ducham holds a B.S. in Economics from Michigan State University.
Timothy Fischer has served as President of 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.
Mr. Murphy is the President of Workforce Solutions for Cross Country Healthcare. In his prior role with Cross Country, Mr. Murphy served as Executive Vice President of Branch Operations and played an integral role in the successful integration of the company’s most recent acquisitions. Mr. Murphy joined Cross Country in January 2011. From January 2007 to January 2011, Mr. Murphy served as Vice President of Insource Strategies, a healthcare consultancy offering labor optimization strategies for large healthcare systems. Prior to that, Mr. Murphy served as President of Nurses PRN, a national healthcare staffing company that was sold in 2005. He began his healthcare staffing career in 1982 with Nurses PRN and held various positions with progressively increased responsibilities.
Christopher R. Pizzi, CPA was appointed Chief Financial Officer in January 2018. He joined Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. in December 2014 and has previously held the positions of Vice President of Finance, Corporate Controller and Treasurer. Mr. Pizzi has held several senior-level accounting and finance positions in the financial services, technology and healthcare industries over his more than 20 year career. Prior to joining Cross Country, Mr. Pizzi served as Assistant Vice President, Corporate Finance and Accounting for Health Management Associates, Inc. Earlier in his career, Mr. Pizzi held positions with Pitney Bowes and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Pizzi earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Central Connecticut State University and he holds his CPA certificate from the State of Connecticut.
Matthew R. Price has served as President of Advantage RN since July 2017 when it and its affiliates were acquired by Cross Country Healthcare. Prior to founding Advantage RN, LLC in July 2003, Mr. Price served as Chief Financial Officer of World-Wide Net, a travel nurse firm, from October 2001 through June 2003. Previously, Mr. Price owned several businesses including a real estate publishing and software company and a commercial lighting firm. From 1978 to 1996, Mr. Price held management positions at multiple companies including Bechtel Power, PSDI, a project management software company, and Ultra-Met, a carbide technology producer. Mr. Price earned his B.S. in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech in 1978 and a Master of Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University in 1982.
Buffy Stultz White was appointed President, Cross Country Staffing Travel Nurse and Allied in January 2018. She has 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, MSN, RN 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.