Jeffrey B. Sakaguchi
Jeffrey B. Sakaguchi has served as a Director of the Company since December 2010 and as Board Chair since June 2022. He previously served as Chair of the Governance Committee and Lead Independent Director from 2017 to 2022. Mr. Sakaguchi serves as a Director of Eccentex, Inc., a privately held early-stage software company, and as a Director of ThinkIQ, Inc., a privately held early-stage software company. Mr. Sakaguchi was formerly a founding board member of ACT Holdings, Inc., an advisory board member of Habla.AI, and Chairman of the board of directors of Neah Power Systems, Inc. renamed XNRGI, Inc.). He is a member and former Chairman of the board of directors of the Los Angeles Region American Red Cross as well as a member and former Chairman of their National Philanthropic Board. Previously, Mr. Sakaguchi was President and Chief Operating Officer of Evolution Robotics Retail, Inc., and he held leadership roles with both Accenture and McKinsey & Company, global management consulting firms. Mr. Sakaguchi is a National Association of Corporate Directors Leadership Fellow and an Educational Counselor for Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mr. Sakaguchi’s experience in several leadership roles helps the Company improve performance and build market share. His background and expertise in emerging technology, start-ups, and strategy provides valuable guidance to the Company’s strategic, innovative, and technological efforts. His experience provides a valuable resource to the Company.
Colleen B. Brown
Colleen B. Brown has served as a Director of the Company since June 2014 and Chair of the Governance Committee since June 2022. She previously served as Chair of the Innovation and Technology Committee from 2017 to 2022. Ms. Brown serves as a Director of the privately held Port Blakely, the venture capital firm SpringRock Ventures, the publicly traded Spark Networks SE, and the publicly traded Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation. She currently serves as a Director of a nonprofit, Delta Dental of Washington. Ms. Brown is a member of NACD, WCD, IWF, and C200. Previously, Ms. Brown served as Director, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Fisher Communications, a public multimedia company. Ms. Brown has served as Chair of the board of directors of American Apparel, as a Director of CareerBuilder, and as a Director of Classified Ventures. She was the founder and Managing Director of Marca Global, an internet technology company. Her community activities have included the Washington Roundtable, a nonprofit public policy organization representing major private sector employers throughout Washington State, and the United Way of King County. Ms. Brown is a Henry Crown Fellow and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute. She also holds a cyber certificate from Carnegie Mellon.
Ms. Brown brings extensive executive experience in strategic planning, operations, finance, and technology. Her leadership as a public company Chief Executive Officer, as well as a senior officer in two large media companies, is a valuable resource to the Company. As an NACD fellow, Ms. Brown is a champion of best practices in corporate governance.
William C. Goings
William C. Goings has served as a Director of the Company since April 2016 and as Chair of the Compensation Committee since December 2020. Mr. Goings was Executive Vice President of TD Bank Group and President of TD Insurance from 2010 to 2012. Mr. Goings also held the positions of Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at TD Insurance between 2009 and 2010. Prior to joining TD Bank Group, Mr. Goings held a variety of operating roles with Genworth Financial from 2004 to 2009 and GE Capital from 1996 to 2004. Mr. Goings currently serves as a Director of AARP Service Inc. and as a member of the Board of Trustees for Penn Mutual Insurance Company. Mr. Goings’s earlier career was spent working for global companies in corporate banking, strategic planning, and business development.
Mr. Goings brings to the Board extensive expertise having served as a senior officer of a large multi-national corporation as well as an executive level, operations focused, strategic planning, and problem-solving ability.
Kim Harris Jones
Kim Harris Jones has served as a Director of the Company since May 2016 and as Chair of the Audit Committee since March 2020. Ms. Harris Jones served as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller of Mondelez International from 2012 until 2014. She also served as the Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller at Kraft Foods, Inc. ("Kraft") from 2009 until 2012. Prior to her time at Kraft, Ms. Harris Jones served in a number of positions at Chrysler LLC, most notably as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller from 2008 to 2009. Ms. Harris Jones currently serves as a Director of United Rentals Inc., Fossil Group, Inc., and the Ethiopian North American Health Professionals Association. She also serves on the finance committee of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management and is a member of the Executive Leadership Council.
Ms. Harris Jones has extensive management, financial, and business experience at large, complex corporations undergoing significant corporate growth and change.
R. Chris Kreidler
R. Chris Kreidler has served as a Director of the Company since July 2020. Mr. Kreidler currently serves as a senior advisor to McKinsey and Company and as a C-suite coach through Executive Coaching Connections. Mr. Kreidler also had a lengthy and distinguished career as EVP and CFO of Sysco Corporation, from 2009 through 2015. Prior to Sysco, Mr. Kreidler served with C&S Wholesale Grocers and spent 11 years at Yum! Brands, Inc. in multiple senior leadership roles. He previously served as a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Aimia Inc., Wok Holdings, and P.F. Chang's China Bistro, and is currently a Board member of privately held BradyIFS and Alyasra Foods. Mr. Kreidler also serves as a Special Advisor to the board of directors of Soul Foods. Mr. Kreidler is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University.
Mr. Kreidler's service as a former financial executive with domestic and international experience and with deep strategic planning, operational, and transactional expertise provides a valuable resource to the Company. His extensive board experience provides the Company with insights to develop creative solutions for complex business issues and focus on delivery of desired strategic outcomes that create high shareholder, organizational, and client value.
Sonita Lontoh has served as a Director of the Company since October 2021. From 2018 to 2022, she served as the Global Head of Marketing (CMO), Personalization and 3D Printing & Digital Manufacturing at HP Inc., a global technology company. Prior to her time at HP, Ms. Lontoh served as a senior executive at Siemens AG, a global leader in automation and digitalization solutions, and at Trilliant, a global provider of IoT solutions. Earlier in her career, Ms. Lontoh served at PG&E, one of the largest energy providers in the United States. Ms. Lontoh currently serves as an independent director of publicly-traded Sunrun Inc., one of the largest residential solar-and-battery-as-a-service companies in the United States and on the advisory board of the Jacobs Institute of Design Innovation at the University of California Berkeley. Ms. Lontoh is National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) directorship-certified, Digital Directors' Networks cybersecurity-certified, and has completed the NACD Climate Governance and the Stanford Directors' College certifications. She was a mentor for the U.S. State Department’s TechWomen program and has been inducted into the U.S. Asian Hall of Fame and the U.S. Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame.
Ms. Lontoh brings deep expertise in digital transformation, customer experience, and global marketing and innovation. Her leadership experience at both new, high-growth businesses, at large, global Fortune 100 companies, and at entrepreneurial, venture-backed Silicon Valley technology companies, provides valuable insight, foresight, and perspective to the Company’s digital and growth strategies.
Taryn R. Owen
Director, President & CEO
Taryn R. Owen assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer and was appointed as a Director of the Company in September 2023, after serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of TrueBlue since 2022. Over her 13-year tenure, she has led TrueBlue through significant periods of growth, was instrumental in its pandemic response and recovery, spearheaded its digital transformation strategies, and successfully led several acquisitions and substantial international expansion.
Previously at TrueBlue, Owen served as Executive Vice President of TrueBlue and President of PeopleReady and PeopleScout from 2021 to 2023, Executive Vice President and President of PeopleReady from 2019 to 2021, and Executive Vice President and President of PeopleScout from 2014 to 2019. Prior to these roles, she served as Senior Vice President of Global Operations and as Vice President of Client Delivery at PeopleScout.
Owen has more than 20 years of talent acquisition experience. Before joining TrueBlue, she was an Operations Director at Randstad Sourceright Solutions, where she led global RPO engagements. She formerly served as a member of the Board of Advisors of HRO Today and as a member of the Human Capital Industry Advisory Board for Wharton’s Center for Human Resources. Owen has been recognized for her industry leadership, including annual appearances on the Staffing Industry Analysts' (SIA) Staffing 100 and Global Power 150.
Paul G. Reitz
Paul Reitz has served as a Director of the Company since August 2023. Mr. Reitz currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Titan International and a member of its Board of Directors. As President and Chief Executive Officer of Titan International, Mr. Reitz is responsible for the strategy and execution of its global operations and building a connected team serving a diverse customer base with a complex portfolio of products. Mr. Reitz joined Titan International in July 2010 as Chief Financial Officer and was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer in February 2014.
Prior to joining Titan International, he was the Chief Accounting Officer for Carmike Cinemas. Mr. Reitz has also held positions with McLeodUSA Publishing, Yellow Book USA Inc., and Deloitte and Touche LLP.
Kristi A. Savacool
Kristi A. Savacool has served as a Director of the Company since July 2018 and as Chair of the Innovation and Technology Committee since June 2022. Previously, Ms. Savacool served as Chief Executive Officer of Aon Hewitt, the global human resources solutions business of Aon plc., from 2012 until her retirement in January 2018. She was responsible for setting Aon Hewitt’s business and solutions strategies, leading mergers and acquisitions, overseeing its global operations, and sponsoring relationships with its largest clients, which included a large portion of the Fortune 100 companies. She played a key role in the sale of Aon Hewitt’s RPO business to the Company in 2016. Prior to her time at Aon Hewitt, Ms. Savacool held several senior executive management positions at The Boeing Company in the areas of information technology (as Chief Information Officer for Commercial Airplanes), operations, and business services, spanning commercial and federal business sectors, globally. She currently serves as a board member of several private companies, including Ascension Inc., Springbuck, Inc., RxBenefits, Inc., and Private Health Management, Inc., where she previously served as CEO. Ms. Savacool also serves as a member of HealthQuest Capital's Board of Advisors and as a Director for Escuela Adelante. Ms. Savacool previously served as a Trustee for DePaul University, as a Director of the Midtown Educational Foundation in Chicago, Illinois, on the Board of Court Appointed Special Advocates of Lake County, Illinois, and as a Director of the United Way of King County in Seattle, Washington. She was also an executive member of the Center for Corporate Innovation, Fortune 1000 health care CEO roundtable.
Ms. Savacool has extensive financial, management, and business experience in professional services and large scale, global operations. Her invaluable experience as a public company business unit Chief Executive Officer in the human resource and outsourcing industry provides valuable guidance to the Company.