Our Leadership Team
President, Chairman of the Board
Mr. Olsten served as a director of The Olsten Corporation (NYSE / Fortune 500 company) from 1986 until 2000. From 1986 until 2000, at various times, he served as chairman of the board of directors, vice chairman and president. Olsten was the third largest global staffing company, the largest home health company in the US and one of the largest distributors of specialty pharmaceuticals. Mr. Olsten started with the Olsten Corporation in 1975.
From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Olsten was the chairman of the operating board of MaggieMoos Int’l LLC which was one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of specialty ice creams during that period.
Mr. Olsten served on the Board of Directors of Adecco. The largest staffing services company, headquartered in Switzerland. He was also on the Advisory Board of the Syracuse University School of Management.
Mr. Olsten acquired Harqen in June 2017 and has served as Executive Chairman of the Board and in July 2020 assumed the role of President.
Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Unak has experience in Banking Systems including wire transfer, ACH, fed book entry bond trading, facility management and loan origination. He also has extensive experience in telecommunications billing for AT&T Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular. Mr. Unak led development for AT&T Uverse OSS and BSS services.
SVP, Client Partnership and Delivery
Ms. Thomas joined Harqen as a Regional Vice President of Sales in January, 2018, then moving into the role of Senior Vice President of Client Partnership and Delivery in February, 2020.
In her current role, Ms. Thomas has been committed to helping clients create a quicker and more efficient hiring process through the use of Harqen’s digital interviewing technology and AI solution.
Prior to joining Harqen, Heather spent 25 hears in recruiting, where she partnered with organizations in healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, financial services, and education to create and execute effective recruitment strategies.
Chief Marketing Officer, Comms Director
Prior to Harqen, Mr. Rose served as Chief Marketing Officer at Newtek Business Services Corp., a publicly traded company (NASDAQ). As CMO, Mr. Rose oversaw marketing operations for Newtek’s various portfolio companies and subsidiaries, which included the nation’s largest nonbank SBA lender, two IT services companies, and a payroll/human capital management solutions provider.
During his thirteen-year tenure at Newtek, Mr. Rose also held the positions of Vice President of Information Systems and Product Manager of Cloud Solutions.