Our Leadership Team

Stuart Olsten
President, Chairman of the Board

Stuart Olsten
Mr. Olsten has served as a director of Gentiva (NASDAQ / Fortune 1000 company) since November 1999, as a member of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors since May 2008 and as a member of the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors since 2012, having previously served as a member of a predecessor committee of that committee since May 2009. Gentiva (previously known as Olsten Health Service) was acquired by Kindred Corporation in February 2015. In 2018, Gentiva was sold by Kindred to two private equity firms, TPG and Wells Carson along with Humana, who has a 40% equity position and the option to buy the remaining equity through a put/call arrangement).

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.

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Mark Unak
Chief Technology Officer

Mark Unak
Mr. Unak holds a BS in Economics from Yale and a PhD in Econometrics from the University of Chicago.

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.

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Heather Thomas
SVP, Client Partnership and Delivery

Heather Thomas

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.

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Will Rose
Chief Marketing Officer, Comms Director

Will Rose

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.

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