With over 20 years of experience in the staffing industry, Mike Cleland has shaped his success around the belief that staffing managers and executives are the cornerstones of high performing staffing organizations. As the founder of Charted Path, Mike has worked with staffing executives and managers on business planning, sales strategy, process improvement, performance management, compensation plan development, metrics portfolio creation and more for over 60 multi-million dollar companies. He has worked with every major staffing vertical including IT, engineering, healthcare, light industrial, clerical, legal, and managed services. In addition, Mike assists owners and investors with pre- and post-merger vetting and assimilation of strategic acquisitions. As a former president of a $60 million IT staffing company, Mike understands the practical challenges of execution and helps clients develop focused and feasible solutions that management teams can implement. At the same time, Mike uses the projects as a practical training platform to educate and empower executives and managers to handle future changes after the program is completed. When not working with his clients, Mike continues to share his knowledge through various articles, speaking engagements and with his first book in a new series, Behind the Wheel: Driving Excellence in Staffing Operations. He is an active member of SIA, ASA and TechServe Alliance. Mike was named to the Staffing Industry Analysts Top 100 in Staffing for 2014. Mike is a graduate of The University of the South, Sewanee.