Cielo’s 2014 Success Reflected in Client Satisfaction and Expanded Relationships, New Client Wins and Leadership Additions

BROOKFIELD, WI – January 30, 2015 – Cielo, (formerly Pinstripe & Ochre House) the world’s leading pure-play provider of global Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) solutions, today reflects on its record growth and major successes in 2014. With 18 client renewals and 23 new RPO partnerships or partnership expansions across the North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific regions, Cielo solidified its global leadership position.

Cielo found success in a number of strategic engagements, including working with a post-merger internal mobility project, building and maintaining a talent acquisition team for two Fortune 500 spinoffs, hybrid end-to-end recruitment for a leading consumer insurance company, as well as several new employer brand development programs with both existing and new Cielo clients.

Healthcare and Life Sciences, as well as Financial and Business Services, are the industry sectors in which Cielo realized the greatest growth. Cielo also secured major RPO wins in the Manufacturing and Technology sectors. Overall, the firm gleaned a healthy mix of enterprise, hybrid and project initiatives.

Cielo attributes its new wins and client retention to its high client satisfaction and appreciates that the industry has verified this reputation through numerous awards and recognitions, including its #1 ranking on the HRO Today RPO Baker’s Dozen listing, Peak Matrix Leader placement by Everest Group and Industry Leader designation by NelsonHall. In addition, Cielo is proud to have received both the North American and European Recruitment Customer Relationship of the Year awards from the HRO Today Services and Technology Association.

"Cielo's significant achievements in 2014 reflect the team's dedication to our vision and core values – all of which are centered in making a difference for our clients and each other," said Sue Marks, Founder and CEO of Cielo. "As talent rises in importance across the globe, we continue to reinvent the industry and ourselves by creating uniquely close, results-oriented partnerships composed of great recruiting teams executing a customized solution co-created with our clients. Supported by our cutting-edge technologies and strategic delivery model, the result is a world-class talent acquisition function for each of our clients.”

The company also continues to invest in attracting and hiring the critical talent required to ensure ongoing service excellence for clients, supporting them in delivering on their strategic talent agenda. Key leadership hires across the globe include the following:

Alison Citti has joined Cielo in North America as a Senior Vice President of Client Services. Previously serving in leadership roles for Yoh, PeopleScout and Kelly Services, Alison will primarily oversee the governance and operational excellence for Cielo’s clients in the Technology industry.

Shirley Doran has joined Cielo in the Middle East as Head of Cielo Mobility services. With significant experience building full-service mobility solutions in the region, in this role she is linking regional relocation to Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and Executive Search.

Marissa Geist has joined Cielo in North America as Senior Vice President of Solution Design & Implementation. After a multifaceted career with ManpowerGroup, Marissa brings a fresh approach to Cielo’s solution architecture and operating model optimization that will position each client for long-term partnership success.

Dawn Hollingworth has joined the Cielo Brand & Digital Practice team as Director of Brand Strategy and Creative Services. Most recently working on the global rebrand for EY, Dawn will help our clients develop differentiated employer brand solutions that help attract, hire and retain top talent.

Sally Hunter has joined Cielo in Europe as Senior Vice President of Client Services. Previously with Kelly OCG and in Corporate Human Resources roles, Sally will be partnering with a segment of Cielo’s new and existing clients to drive real business results through expert execution of innovative talent strategies.

About Cielo

Cielo is the world’s leading pure-play provider of global Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) solutions. Cielo leverages its global reach, local talent acquisition expertise and customized solutions to help clients achieve a sustained advantage and outstanding business outcomes through their talent practices. Under its WE BECOME YOU™ philosophy, Cielo’s dedicated recruitment teams primarily serve clients in the financial and business services, consumer brands, technology and media, engineering, life sciences and healthcare industries. Cielo’s global presence includes 1,200 employees, serving 100 clients across 68 countries in 26 languages.This footprint includes Moorland Gray, the largest and most successful executive search firm in the Middle East. The industry has verified Cielo’s reputation for executing innovative solutions that provide business impact through numerous awards and recognitions, including its #1 ranking on the HRO Today RPO Baker’s Dozen listing, Peak Matrix Leader placement by Everest Group and Industry Leader designation by NelsonHall. Cielo knows talent is rising – and with it, an organization's opportunity to rise above. For more information, visit cielotalent.com.